The Nonfiction Podcast
About This Show
The Nonfiction Podcast digs into the art and science of nonfiction writing. We look at one nonfiction article a week and break it down, talking with the writers about how they researched, reported, and put their stories together.
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Episode 17: "Truther Love" by Sabine Heinlein
Dec 23 16
In today’s show, I talk with Sabine Heinlein about her story, “Truther Love,” which appeared at Longreads.com in November 2016. Sabine Heinlein is the author of the narrative nonfiction book Among Murderers: Life After Prison. Her work can be found in The New York Times, The Guardian, Psychology Today, Poets & Writers, Longreads, and many other publications. She has received a Pushcart Prize, a Margolis Award, a Sidney Gross Award for Investigative Reporting, and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell and the New York Foundation for the Arts. "Truther Love” looks at the social lives of conspiracy theorists, also known as “truthers,” and how one new dating site is trying to bring them together. Related links: For the article I mentioned in the interview about a Sandy Hook victim's father (but couldn't remember the name of the article or the author), it's here: "The Sandy Hook Hoax" by Reeves Wiedeman for New York Magazine, 9.5.2016. Another good read. And yes, the truther dating site in the story is real. If you're curious about it, or just "awake" and looking for love, here you go.