John Woodrow Cox (2013)

  On this episode, the podcast replays the interview Matt Tullis did with John Woodrow Cox from October 2013. Cox was the 12th guest on the podcast, and, at the time, was a general assignment reporter in Pinellas County for the Tampa Bay Times. On this episode, he talked about the short, narrative stories he…More

Brooke Jarvis (2015)

  This episode features an interview Matt Tullis did with Brooke Jarvis in May 2015. In the interview, Jarvis talks about her story “The Deepest Dig,” which was included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015 anthology. That story ran in the California Sunday Magazine. She also talked about her piece “Homeward,” which…More

Episode 64: Stephen Rodrick

  On this episode, host Matt Tullis talks with Stephen Rodrick, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and a writer-at-large for Esquire. In the third week of June, both of those magazines published profiles of two very different celebrities that Rodrick wrote. Esquire published Rodrick’s piece on Taylor Sheridan, a writer and actor who is…More

Episode 63: Pamela Colloff

  Pamela Colloff is a senior reporter at ProPublica and a writer-at-large at The New York Times Magazine. She was the third guest on the podcast back in January 2013, when she talked about her Texas Monthly series “The Innocent Man.” That episode has unfortunately been lost. Colloff ultimately won the National Magazine Award in…More

David Giffels (2015)

  On this episode, we are replaying an interview Matt Tullis did with David Giffels in January 2015. Giffels is a former reporter and columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio who has gone on to become a creative writing professor in the Northeast Ohio MFA program. He’s also the author of three books.…More

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