Episode 10: Chris Jones (Live in Romania)

Episode 10: Before a live audience in Bucharest hosted by the Romanian magazine Decât o Revistă, Evan Ratliff interviews Chris Jones.

“It just feels good to fucking win… If you want to say ‘Let’s get rid of [journalism awards],’ no problem. But if they exist, I want to win them. Just because I won two—I know Gary Smith has won four. I want five. Unless Gary Smith wins five, and then I want six. That’s just how I work. And maybe that’s a terrible, competitive, creepy thing. But journalism is competitive.”

Show notes and links:

  1. “The Honor System” (Esquire • Sep 2012)
  2. “Animals” (Esquire • Mar 2012)
  3. “The Things That Carried Him” (Esquire • Mar 2008)
  4. “TV’s Crowning Moment of Awesome” (Esquire • Jul 2010)
  5. “Roger Ebert: The Essential Man” (Esquire • Mar 2010)
  6. Jones on Longform
  7. @mysecondempire
  8. Decât o Revistă magazine


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