Conversations with Tyler

Tyler Cowen engages today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. New conversations every other Wednesday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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12- Margalit Fox on Life, Death, and the Best Job in Journalism


The stereotypical obituary is a formulaic recitation of facts — dry, boring, and without craft. But Margalit Fox has shown the genre can produce some of the most memorable and moving stories in journalism. Exploiting its “pure narrative arc,” Fox has penned over 1,200 obituaries, covering well-known and obscure subjects with equal aplomb. In her conversation with Tyler Cowen, Fox reveals not only the process for writing an obituary, but her thoughts on life, death, storytelling, puzzle-solving, her favorite cellist, and how it came to be that an economist sang opera 86 times at the Met. Transcript and links: https://medium.com/conversations-with-tyler/margalit-fox-obituary-writer-new-york-times-f4169ede40 Follow Margalit Fox: https://twitter.com/margalitfox Please help others find the podcast: subscribe, share, star and review! Follow us on social: FB: www.facebook.com/cowenconvos Twitter: twitter.com/cowenconvos


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 2016-08-24  47m