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Susan Morrison, Nick Paumgarten, and Lizzie Widdicombe on The Talk of the Town

June 14th, 2011

Episode 207 of 447 episodes

"The Talk of the Town: 50 Interesting People" is available on newsstands and on the New Yorker app for the iPad. Here Blake Eskin talks with the editor of the section, Susan Morrison, and Talk writers Nick Paumgarten and Lizzie Widdicombe, about different types of Talk piecesthe Visit, the Amateur Ichthyologist, the Past Sports Lives of Important Political Figuresand why there aren't more Talk stories about hockey.

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