Episode for August 23, 2021

James Fallows and Maura Quint Episode 418

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James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter’s chief speechwriter. Fallows has written ten books, including Blind into Baghdad, Postcards from Tomorrow Square, Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy, and, most recently, China Airborne: The Test of China’s Future. He has won the National Magazine Award, the American Book Award, and a New York Emmy for a documentary series on China. Fallows has done regular commentary for NPR since the 1980s. 

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I’ve asked Maura Quint to join me as one of my guests for the Monday episode and she agreed! This is her 3rd “regular” Monday appearance 

Maura Quint is a humor writer and activist whose work has been featured in publications such as McSweeneys and The New Yorker. She was named one of Rolling Stone’s top 25 funniest twitter accounts of 2016. When not writing comedy, Maura has worked extensively with non-profits in diverse sectors including political action campaigns, international arts collectives and health and human services organizations. She has never been officially paid to protest but did once find fifteen cents on the ground at an immigrants’ rights rally and wanted to make sure that had been disclosed. She the executive director of TaxMarch.org

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