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The 1 a.m. Conversation: New York Times Columnist Kyle Buchanan on Writing, Togetherness, Mad Max & More ūüćé

Episode Summary

This week I spoke to New York Times journalist and author of Blood, Sweat & Chrome, Kyle Buchanan. He reports on pop culture and writes the NYT awards season column, The Projectionist, which he took over from the late great journalist David Carr. Kyle and I talk about the craft of interviewing, creating safety in conversation, movies, the process of writing an oral history, and more.

Episode Notes

This week I spoke to New York Times journalist and author of Blood, Sweat & Chrome, Kyle Buchanan. He reports on pop culture and writes the NYT awards season column, The Projectionist, which he took over from the late great journalist David Carr. Prior to joining The Times in 2018, Kyle was a senior editor at Vulture, where he covered the movie industry. 

Appropriately, he gives advice on writing and we talk about the craft of interviewing, creating safety in conversation, connection, movies, returning to theaters, and the upcoming Oscars. And of course, we talk about his new book on Mad Max and the process of writing an oral history. Since the episode is shorter than some, I tee it up with a helpful piece of advice from Kyle's predecessor, David Carr. I loved this conversation about connection, pop culture, writing, and collaboration.

 

Show notes:

- Check out The Projectionist and follow @kylethomasbuchanan

- Order Blood, Sweat, and Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road

- Terry Gross interview with David Carr's daughter, Erin Lee Carr

- David Carr's Fresh Air interview archive

- There is one spot open in my creative clinic -- if you'd like to book a free session, book here!

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- Follow @letitouttt on Instagram. I'm @katiedalebout

 

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