I began slinging yang for a simple reason: I love talking writing with writers. Like, I love, love, love, love it. I love hearing about technique, device, approach, setback, elation. Everything about writing is passion for me, and to share that with others is pure bliss.
The new Yang stars Tom Junod, and in particular we discuss three of his all-time greatest works …
• 1. The Falling Man—Wright Thompson considers this to be a piece of legend. I agree.
• 2. The Greatest, At Rest—Jesus, the detail and precision. Just beyond reproach.
• 3. Can You Say … Hero?—Where he tries and show you the real Mr. Rogers. Perhaps my favorite of the three pieces.
Anyhow, Tom was terrific, and I’m always open to suggestions for future episodes.