On this episode, I talk with Amanda Petrusich, author of “Fear of the light: why we need darkness.” The story appeared in the Guardian in August 2016. It explores the cultural impact of our increasing inability to see the night sky. It asks questions about what it means when generations of people live in places where they can’t see the stars.
Amanda Petrusich is a contributing writer for Pitchfork and a contributing editor at The Oxford American. Her music and culture writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Spin, and BuzzFeed. She is also the author of three books about music, including her latest work, “Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records”
On this episode, I talk with Sean Flynn, author of “The Tamir Rice Story: How to Make a Police Shooting Disappear” The story appeared in GQ Magazine in July. The story looks at the aftermath of the tragic shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland on November 22, 2014, and how the system failed to hold police accountable for his death.
Sean Flynn is writer for GQ. He has also written for Boston Magazine, the Boston Herald, and Parade.
Up next week: Fear of the Light by Amanda Petrusich, about how it is increasingly hard for most of us to see the night sky.