Baxter Holmes (2014)

  On this episode, we are replaying an interview Matt Tullis did with Baxter Holmes of ESPN from back in 2014. At the time, Holmes had just joined ESPN, having previously written for the Boston Globe, where he covered the Boston Celtics. When Tullis talked with him four years ago, he had been hired to…More

Episode 62: Leah Sottile

  Leah Sottile is a freelance writer who, most recently, authored and hosted “Bundyville,” a four-part story series and seven-episode podcast, which was presented by Longreads and Oregon Public Broadcasting. The project is the deepest dive yet into the Bundy family — that’s the family that fought back against federal law enforcement officers out west…More

Episode 61: Brantley Hargrove

  Brantley Hargrove is the author of “The Man Who Caught The Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras,” which was published by Simon & Schuster in April. The book is about a legendary storm chaser who, despite never going to college, was a hugely successful engineer who also managed to record the…More

Episode 60: Terrence McCoy

  Terrence McCoy covers poverty, inequality and social justice in urban and rural America for the Washington Post. In February, he wrote the story “I don’t know how you got this way.” That piece is about how a young neo-Nazi has revealed himself to his family, and how his mother and grandmother are left wondering…More

Gangrey Extra: Matt Tullis on Running With Ghosts

This is a special, mini-episode of the podcast, and one that host Matt Tullis admits is greatly self-promotional. He has made a trailer for his book, “Running With Ghosts: A Memoir of Surviving Childhood Cancer.” Some authors have been making or have had made book trailers for several years now, and he thought it would…More

Episode 59: Don Van Natta Jr.

  Don Van Natta Jr. is a senior writer for ESPN Digital and Print media. He was recently named a finalist — along with his reporting and writing partner Seth Wickersham — for a National Magazine Award in reporting for three stories: “Sin City or Bust,” “Standing Down,” and “Roger Goodell has a Jerry Jones…More

Episode 58: Leonora LaPeter Anton

  Leonora LaPeter Anton is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter on the Tampa Bay Times’ enterprise team. In January, the Times published her story, “Gang raped at 17. Therapy at 65.” The story follows the attempt of Evelyn Robinson to cope with a horrific rape, 48 years after it happened. LaPeter Anton has been at the…More

Episode 57: Christopher Goffard

  On this episode of Gangrey: The Podcast, host and producer Matt Tullis talks with Christopher Goffard about “Dirty John,” a combination print series and podcast. Goffard is an author and staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. “Dirty John” focuses on the relationship between Deborah Newell and John Meehan. It was a relationship Deborah’s…More

Episode 56: Michael Kruse

  Michael Kruse has been a senior staff writer at Politico for nearly four years. In that time, he has gone from writing deep profiles of presidential candidates to criss-crossing the country in an effort to understand the current state of politics in America. One of Kruse’s most recent stories focused on Johnstown, Penn., a…More

Episode 55: Vanessa Grigoriadis

  This week’s guest is Vanessa Grigoriadis, whose first book, “Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent on Campus,” was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in early September. The book reveals a new sexual revolution taking place across the country, one in which college students are on the front lines. Her reporting shows women who…More