Episode 73

American Canon: Joan Didion's "Insider Baseball" ft. Luke Thompson


January 11th, 2022

1 hr 15 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode

Luke Thompson returns to talk with Emmet about Joan Didion, who recently passed. They focus on her essay "Insider Baseball," her coverage of the 1988 presidential primary season, and discuss the nature of American presidential campaigns, the campaign press, the nature of Didion's insights, what made 2016 so weird, and more!

Insider Baseball by Joan Didion.

Closing Song: "Journey to the Darkened Empires" by Forlorn Kingdom.