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William Finnegan

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Violence in Chicago, and William Finnegan on the Power of Police Unions

The New Yorker Radio Hour

Before she became the mayor of Chicago, last year, Lori Lightfoot spent nearly a decade working on police reform. Now Lightfoot is facing civil unrest over police brutality and criticism by the President for the homicide and shooting rates in her city. David Remnick spoke with Mayor Lightfoot about the state of the city, policing, and President Trump’s recent decision to send two hundred federal agents to help “drive down violent crime.” Plus, The New Yorker’s William Finnegan reports on what the repeal of an arcane law reveals about the conflict among police, protesters, and politicians.

35mins

31 Jul 2020

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328 - William Finnegan: Barbarian Days

Surf Splendor

William Finnegan has been an important figure contributing to surfing for the past 30 years or so, mainly as a writer, but also as a discoverer and explorer. Author of the Pulitzer winning "Barbarian Days", he and David discuss his journey and navigating how surfing fits into relationships, work, and life. (This episode was original published on December 20, 2015). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 24mins

11 Jun 2020

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William Finnegan: Cold New World

The Vault

William Finnegan, a New Yorker staff writer, and Pulitzer prize winner, talks about his work-in-progress, Cold New World: Growing Up in a Harder Country, which was published in 1998.

35mins

27 May 2020

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William Finnegan : "Journaliste et surfeur, cela ne va pas ensemble, j'avais peur que l'avouer me fasse perdre toute crédibilité !"

Les Masterclasses

durée : 00:58:59 - Les Masterclasses - par : Sylvain Bourmeau - Sylvain Bourmeau s'entretient avec l'auteur américain William Finnegan, Prix Pulitzer pour "Jours barbares", un récit autobiographique dans lequel il raconte une vie passée à écrire, voyager... et à surfer, activité obsessionnelle qu'il a longtemps considérée comme une passion inavouable. - réalisation : Clotilde Pivin - invités : William Finnegan Journaliste et auteur américain; Marguerite Capelle Interprète

58mins

22 Feb 2020

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William Finnegan : "Journaliste et surfeur, cela ne va pas ensemble, j'avais peur que l'avouer me fasse perdre toute crédibilité !"

Le grand podcast de voyage

durée : 00:58:59 - Les Masterclasses - par : Sylvain Bourmeau - Sylvain Bourmeau s'entretient avec l'auteur américain William Finnegan, Prix Pulitzer pour "Jours barbares", un récit autobiographique dans lequel il raconte une vie passée à écrire, voyager... et à surfer, activité obsessionnelle qu'il a longtemps considérée comme une passion inavouable. - réalisation : Clotilde Pivin - invités : William Finnegan Journaliste et auteur américain; Marguerite Capelle Interprète

58mins

22 Feb 2020

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283 - The Dazzling Blue: Jamie Brisick and William Finnegan

Surf Splendor

Today’s show is a conversation between Jamie Brisick and Pulitzer Prize winning author William Finnegan. The two chat about Brisick’s latest book, “The Dazzling Blue”, the process of writing, the struggle of maintaining a spot in the pecking order of your local line-up, and the virtue of taking time away from surfing.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

14 Aug 2019

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Ep. 41: Barbarian Days with the New Yorker's William Finnegan

Swell Season

Co-host Tyler Breuer sat down with Pulitzer Prize Winner William Finnegan back in 2016 for a Surfrider Foundation fundraiser at the House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ. What took place was an intimate slide show and interview with the legendary surfer and writer in front of a live audience. While polite and cordial, Finnegan is not a subject to take likely. The man has interviewed some of the most powerful people in the world. This conversation allowed Finnegan to expand on some of the stories and his thoughts on the process of making his book. Sit back and enjoy...

1hr 1min

11 Feb 2018

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William Finnegan: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

ALOUD @ Los Angeles Public Library

New Yorker writer William Finnegan leads a counter life as an excessively compulsive surfer. In his deeply lyrical self-portrait Barbarian Days, Finnegan chronicles his lifelong adventures from a young man chasing waves all over the world to becoming a distinguished writer and war reporter. Part coming-of-age story, part thriller, part cultural study, Finnegan’s vivid memoir explores the gradual mastering of a little understood art. Join Finnegan as he returns to the Pacific coast to discuss his revelatory pursuit of the perfect wave with David Rensin, author of ALL FOR A FEW PERFECT WAVES: The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora. Click here for photos from the program.

1hr 11mins

20 May 2016

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23 - Barbarian Days: The William Finnegan Interview

The Surf Simply Podcast

Ru talks with William Finnegan about his New York Times best seller, "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life". Only Bill Finnegan could have written a book like this being uniquely placed as both: a lifelong surfer and explorer (he was one of the first to surf Tavarua); but with the writing chops of a respected international journalist and staff writer at The New Yorker.

36mins

7 Jan 2016

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113 – William Finnegan: Barbarian Days

Surf Splendor

Finnegan’s been an important figure contributing to surfing for the past 30 years or so, mainly as a writer, but also as a discoverer and explorer. Professionally, he’s a staff writer at The New Yorker, since 1987, and author of 5 books including his most recent, Barbarian Days, which is the main subject of our … Continue reading "113 – William Finnegan: Barbarian Days" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 22mins

21 Dec 2015

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