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 not once, but twice, a few years ago — and how they have become a symbol for those who feel the government is keeping them from living their true lives.

Sottile’s features, profiles and investigative work has been featured frequently by the Washington Post, Playboy, California Sunday, Outside Magazine, Longreads, and many other publications.

Before freelancing, she was a staff writer at The Inlander, in Spokane, Washington, where she wrote about music, and was the host of two very late-night heavy metal radio programs.

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