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Episode 418: Stephanie McCrummen


Stephanie McCrummen is a national enterprise reporter at The Washington Post.

“I do have to psych myself up. There’s always something awkward about it and that never goes away. … No matter how long I do this job, that part of it doesn’t get any easier. It’s always a bit awkward and you’re always sort of humbled when someone actually is willing to talk to you. Then it can be kind of thrilling, once you’re in it, once you’re actually in the conversation. ... But the moment a few seconds before that is still—to this day, it’s sort of an act of will.”

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Show notes:

@mccrummenWaPo
McCrummen on Longform
McCrummen's Washington Post archive
08:00 "In Georgia, a Biden supporter realizes the power of her ballot" (Washington Post • Nov 2020)
12:00 "Miranda’s Rebellion" (Washington Post • Feb 2020)
28:00 "Judgment Days" (Washington Post • Jul 2018)
37:00 "Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32" (Washington Post • Nov 2017)
43:00 "A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation." (Shawn Boburg, Aaron C. Davis and Alice Crites • Washington Post • Nov 2017)

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