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Episode XIX: "You have literally no idea and very little control over what that person you just spoke to is going to do with that material."

Published 7/31/18
In this installment, Dave Itzkoff talks about Janet Malcolm's The Journalist and the Murderer, ambiguity between reporter and subject, writing about his father, and more.

Credit: Chad Batka