Interviews with writers, journalists, filmmakers, and podcasters about how they do their work. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff.



Episode 419: Reggie Ugwu

Reggie Ugwu is an arts reporter for The New York Times.

“I find that even though I talk to celebrities or popular artists, I’m not all that interested in celebrity. I’m pretty uninterested in celebrity. But I’m really interested in creativity.”

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Show notes:

Ugwu on Longform
Ugwu's New York Times archive
10:00 The Quake (Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria • Frontline • Mar 2010)
12:00 "Inside The Playlist Factory" (Buzzfeed • Jul 2016)
12:00 stereogum.com
17:00 "A Song No One Remembered. A Podcast That’s Hard to Forget." (New York Times • Mar 2020)
18:00 "'Song Exploder' and the Inexhaustible Hustle of Hrishikesh Hirway" (New York Times • Nov 2020)
22:00 "Francis and the Lights, Pop Star Interrupted" (New York Times • Mar 2020)
27:00 "'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43" (New York Times • Aug 2020)
27:00 "Overlooked No More: Robert Johnson, Bluesman Whose Life Was a Riddle" (New York Times • Sept 2019)
28:00 "How Chadwick Boseman Embodies Black Male Dignity" (New York Times • Jan 2019)
30:00 "Why Are There So Few Black Directors in the Criterion Collection?" (Kyle Buchanan and Reggie Ugwu • New York Times • Aug 2020)

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