Make It Scream, Make It Burn – Longform – podcast

Make It Scream, Make It Burn

Leslie Jamison | Longform

2019-11-13

Leslie Jamison is the author of The Empathy Exams, The Recovering, and the novel The Gin Closet. Her new essay collection is Make It Scream, Make It Burn.

“My writing is always basically asking: what does it feel like to be alive, and how do we ever try to understand what it feels like for anybody else to be alive? In that sense, on the intellectual level, I’m always going to keep chasing the same unanswerable things.”

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Jamison on Longform

Longform Podcast #92: Leslie Jamison

[05:19] ”52 Blue”(Atavist • 2014)

[16:17] “In the Shadow of a Fairy Tale” (New York Times Magazine • 2017)

[32:20] “A24 is Making Limited-Edition Books for Ex Machina, The Witch, and Moonlight”(The Verge • 2019)

[33:33] The Empathy Exams (Graywolf Press • 2014)

[33:54] The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath (Little, Brown • 2018)

[51:46] “Giving Up the Ghost” (Harper’s • 2015)

[54:08] “Sim Life” (The Atlantic • 2017)

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