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A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer or editor on craft and career. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.


Episode 210: Ben Taub, New Yorker Staff Writer No ratings yet.

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    Ben Taub is a staff writer at The New Yorker.

    “I don’t think it’s my place to be cynical because I’ve observed some of the horrors of the Syrian War through these various materials, but it’s Syrians that are living them. It’s Syrians that are being largely ignored by the international community and by a lot of political attention on ISIS. And I think that it wouldn’t be my place to be cynical when some of them still aren’t.”

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    1. @bentaub91
    2. Taub on Longform
    3. [01:45] David Remnick on the Longform Podcast
    4. [07:45] “Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?” (Daily Beast • Sep 2014)
    5. [27:00] Taub on The Voice (YouTube)
    6. [32:00] “Journey to Jihad” (New Yorker • Jun 2015)
    7. [48:00] Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast (Part 1)
    8. [48:00] Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast (Part 2)
    9. [49:30] “The Shadow Doctors” (New Yorker • Jun 2016)
    10. [49:30] “The Assad Files,” funded in part by a grant from the Pulitzer Foundation (New Yorker • Apr 2016)
    11. [51:00] “’They were torturing to kill’: inside Syria’s death machine” (Guardian • Oct 2015)

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