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Luke O'Neil

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Nostalgia Trap - Episode 245: A Year in Hell w/ Luke O'Neil

Nostalgia Trap

Luke O’Neil’s Hell World newsletter collects stories and transmissions from the darker corners of modern American life, which at this point seems like every fucking corner, to be honest. In this conversation, he talks about his latest book, Lockdown in Hell World, which takes us on a detailed journey into the madness of the COVID-19 year, including despairing over our “last normal day,” watching Bernie eat shit in the primaries, and powerlessly watching the nation devolve into biological barbarism. Along the way, we try to understand how the “good ones” (you know, us) might be able to take the world back from hell.


14 Jan 2021

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Elliott Smith "Either/Or" with Luke O'Neil

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We are joined this week by journalist Luke O’Neil, author of Welcome to Hell World and the book Lockdown in Hell World to discuss Elliott Smith’s 1997 album Either/Or! This week: Elliott Smith goes head-to-head against Celine Dion! Tales of running into musicians at bars! And Biden’s gonna bring back Muse! All this and so much MORE! Don't want to end the fun? Check out our Spotify playlists for more music choices from Ramsey and Heather. Wanna get a shout-out on a future episode? Give us a rating on iTunes! It helps us, and it helps you feel good about yourself!


11 Jan 2021

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Professor Luke O'Neil

What’s the Craic ?

Luke and I discuss everything to do with COVID-19!


11 Nov 2020

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How to Deal with Haters and Critics with Luke O'Neil of Welcome to Hell World!

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Welcome to Hell World is one of the most popular newsletters on Substack today. It's run by journalist, author and poet Luke O'Neil. His newsletter combines a commentary a US current affairs with poetry and insights from Luke's life. Luke's writings aren't for everyone and he's not afraid to say it. A blurb on his new book reads: "The Left’s new low." —Tucker CarlsonCheck out this week's interview.ResourcesWelcome to Hell WorldLike the show? Leave a short review or rating wherever you're listening to it.Attention writers!Grammarly is one of my favourite proofreading tools. Now, claim a 20% discount with this Grammarly coupon.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/becomeawritertoday)


16 Jul 2020

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"If it wasn't so harmful, it would be hilarious how stupid the way we treat healthcare is" - Luke O'Neil


Hello and welcome to Unlisted. If this is your first entry point here, please consider subscribing.On today’s episode, we have Luke O’Neil, author of the Welcome to Hell World newsletter and the book Hell World: Dispatches from the American Dystopia. The discussion was recorded on May 14th, 2020.I have been a Hell World subscriber for about a year to a year and a half. I believe I found it through Luke’s Twitter account coming up in my feed every so often before I hit “follow.”Luke’s voice and the Hell World publication overall captivated me. The voice has a fresh perspective but it can undoubtedly take some getting used to as you wade into a mixture of journalism, personal essay, interviews, poetry, and random musings on the Deftones. Most of the pieces describe how Americans struggle with daily life in the face of capitalism. As an example, a recent piece collected thoughts from service workers about their view into “reopening” America in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.I admire Luke’s work and appreciate the time he spent with me discussing journalism and his views on the healthcare industry.Hell World is also one of the first newsletter success stories on the Substack platform. “Newsletters” have been getting a fair amount of press recently. It’s not surprising.Reports have estimated that more than 37.2 million Americans could be out of work, according to a data round-up of unemployment claims (Axios). Many of those layoffs have occurred in media, including The Athletic, The Atlantic, TheSkimm, and more.Some writers may turn to Substack platforms to pursue financial and creative freedom. With Hell World, O’Neil — who has been freelance writing for two decades — said it was one of the most creatively fulfilling decisions he’s made and, because of that decision, he finds himself more financially stable. "It’s uncomfortable to actually not be panicking over when my next $300 check is going to get here, which is a situation that any freelance writer will be all too familiar with,” O’Neil said.Newsletters also are helping to create better relationships with readers. It’s a topic that I spoke about with Out of Pocket’s Nikhil Krishnan last week.Substack is offering support in exploring what’s possible for any writer recently laid off. A number of Substack writers — including Luke — have volunteered to offer advice calls. Check out the Substack Blog for more information.Thanks for listening. Get in touch at jeff@magnetcoilmedia.com. Get on the email list at magnetcoilmedia.substack.com


16 Jun 2020

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Science With Professor Luke O'Neil

Science with Luke O'Neill

Professor Luke O'Neil joins Pat this morning to look at the world of Covid-19 science.Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.   You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

2 Jun 2020

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Science with Prof Luke O'Neil

Science with Luke O'Neill

Less cases of flu, chickenpox and STDs because of the lockdown so should we ease restrictions ? We discuss this and other science developments with Prof Luke O'Neil.Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.   You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

28 May 2020

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Luke O'Neil: Science Of The Coronavirus

Science with Luke O'Neill

Luke O'Neil discusses the science behind the Coronavirus.

23 Jan 2020

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Nostalgia Trap - Episode 172: Empire of Cruelty w/ Luke O'Neil

Nostalgia Trap

Luke O’Neil is a writer whose work chronicles the dark edges of 21st century America, capturing the horrific tenor of our age in his incredible newsletter and in his latest book, Welcome to Hell World: Dispatches from the American Dystopia. From murderous cops and fascist dads to suicidal veterans and imprisoned children, O’Neil connects the dots of the American nightmare in a voice that’s compelling and authentic and genuinely enraging. In this conversation, we talk about his path through the ugly landscape of new digital media and explore how the political and personal crash together in his work.

1hr 7mins

12 Dec 2019

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Episode 9: Luke O'Neil & Jeremy Kaplowitz Talk About Newsletters and Gamer Presidents

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We got two episodes in store for today. First up, Lou sits down with Luke O'Neil, a freelance writer (Esquire, VICE, The Guardian, etc) who may best be known for his newsletter "Welcome To Hellworld". We talk about his background as a writer, the hells of internet journalism, and why he started a newsletter in the first place.Then...Joe and Lou sit down with Jeremy Kaplowitz, a comedian who functions as editor-in-chief of Hard Drive, The Hard Times' video game magazine. We talk about his new endeavor, @GamerPres2020, a twitter account featuring gamer and presidential candidate Ace Watkins. We also talk about how he ended up co-creating Hard Drive, as well as what happened to Pete Holmes!

1hr 19mins

5 Aug 2019