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Louisa Thomas

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Journalist Louisa Thomas: First Lady Louisa Adams

Dialogue with Marcia Franklin

Journalist Louisa Thomas talks about her book Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams, which examines the life and times of First Lady Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of President John Quincy Adams and the first foreign-born First Lady of the United States. Thomas illuminates not only the life of this fascinating woman, but also the political life of America in the 1800s. Don’t forget to subscribe, and visit the Dialogue website for more conversations that matter. Originally Aired: 9/1/2017 The interview is part of Dialogue’s series “Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference” and was taped at the 2017 conference. Since 1995, the conference has been bringing together some of the world’s most well-known and illuminating authors to discuss literature and life.


22 Aug 2021

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Louisa Thomas on Women's Soccer, Sports Media, and NBA Playoffs

The Jacobin Sports Show

Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker joins us to discuss how greater media presence means better working conditions for women athletes, the richness of rooting for a losing team, what drives her as a fan and a sportswriter, Steph Curry normalizing the impossible, and why Gregg Popovich is her favorite interview ever. Matthew gushes over Louisa being the first guest in the show's history he could talk to about legendary gymnast Tatiana Gutsu while Jonah prays for a quick and merciful end to the Celtics' season. Follow the Jacobin Sports Show on Twitter: @JacobinSports Email us: jacobinsports@gmail.com

1hr 26mins

27 May 2021

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How NLP helped me transform my life and gave me the courage to follow my passion! - featuring Louisa Thomas

NLP Talks with Laura Evans

Are you in a job you’d say is ‘alright’? Have you found yourself settling for ‘ok’ in life? Lost your ‘Va,Va,Voom’ and feel like you lack a clear direction in your life? Are you struggling to find the confidence or courage to follow your passion? Are you interested in hearing an inspirational story of how one lady became incredible?  - In this episode Louisa Thomas shares how she came across NLP with a view to helping others enhance THEIR lives … BUT quickly realised the biggest benefit of her NLP Training was her own transformation! She shares how a series of realisations on her NLP Practitioner course lead her to the decision that she COULD and WOULD set up a coaching business following her passion! Fast forward 8 months and she’s a fully qualified Master Coach and has never been calmer, more content nor more fulfilled! She is a better version of herself .. truly transforming the lives of those she works with. An inspirational story that you’ll love - check it out today!To find out more about the other episodes check out: www.nlptalks.comIf you would like to learn more about NLP or receive some free NLP Training please check out our FREE NLP TRAINING RESOURCES.You can learn all about our NLP Training courses on our website, feel free to download our brochure.If you would like to ask a question about this podcast episode please feel free to email us on info@unleashyourpotential.org.uk 

1hr 4mins

28 Oct 2020

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"Worth Taking on Too Much" with Louisa Thomas of the New Yorker

The Young Unprofessionals

Louisa Thomas is a contributor to the New Yorker and an author of three books. She joined Jordan and Jimmy to discuss  balancing motherhood with her career (Louisa's daughter makes a cameo appearance), how to "New Yorker-ize" a sports story, intensive research for the books she's written (she read War and Peace for background!) and more. Then Jordan and Jimmy discuss whether its appropriate to wear gear from colleges you didn't attend and check in on Jimmy's LA playoff runs. 


19 Oct 2020

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Episode 218: Mary Pilon, Louisa Thomas, Seasoned Losers

The Creative Nonfiction Podcast with Brendan O'Meara

Mary Pilon (@marypilon) and Louisa Thomas (@louisathomas) are here to talk about the book they edited together called Losers:  Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard (Penguin).  This show was possible by Scrivener. Enter the code NONFICTION at checkout to receive 20% off.


4 Sep 2020

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Episode 268: Louisa Thomas on the Fractured World of Tennis

No Challenges Remaining

The New Yorker's Louisa Thomas is back with us to discuss the comprehensive piece she published about the state of tennis in these tumultuous last five months, "The Fractured World of Tennis Amid a Prolonged Pandemic."Louisa and Ben discuss the notion of self-centeredness and tennis and how players are trained by people to potentially hurt those same people, how tennis' structure reflects both its strengths and weaknesses, the fast-approaching U.S. Open, and much more, including, inevitably, Nick Kyrgios.It's a wide-ranging story and a wide-ranging chat, and we think you'll enjoy it.Also, please go get Louisa's new book, Losers, for yourself and/or everyone you know!  If you'd like to support our show, particularly as our normal work has disappeared along with the sport, we've launched an NCR Patreon where you can do just that! Check out our five tiers and see which might be right for you! And thank you to the many listeners who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backer J O'D!) As always, thanks for following us on Twitter and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

1hr 17mins

14 Aug 2020

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BRING IT IN: Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas


Today on BRING IT IN Henry Abbott and David Thorpe spoke with Mary Pilon and Louisa Thomas about their new book LOSERS: Dispatches From the Other Side of the Scoreboard.Mary Pilon is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Monopolists and The Kevin Show. She contributes to The New Yorker, Esquire, MSNBC, Vice, and Politico. She has been a staff reporter for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and was an NBC sports producer at the the 2016 Olympics.Louisa Thomas is a staff writer at the New Yorker, and the author of Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams and Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family—a Test of Will and Faith in World War I. She is a former writer and editor for ESPN’s Grantland (where she wrote many INCREDIBLE stories, including this memorable one about Nets executive Irina Pavlova), and a former fellow at New America. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and other places.RECENT BRING IT IN EPISODES:MONDAY August 2, 2020 Travonne Edwards on how the Rockets’ tiny lineup hypnotized Brook Lopez into unconventional shooting.FRIDAY July 31, 2020 Jarod Hector on return of NBA play.WEDNESDAY July 29, 2020 Dr. Michael Mina with an enlightening message about the power of cheaper tests.MONDAY July 27, 2020 Catherine Belton on Mikhail Prokhorov, money laundering, the mysterious eighth man in the Trump Tower meeting.FRIDAY July 24, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA’s unpublished and ever changing health policies.WEDNESDAY July 22, 2020 Adena Jones on the return of basketball.MONDAY July 20, 2020 Jeff Asher on Louisiana’s COVID numbers.FRIDAY July 17, 2020 Jarod Hector on the NBA not making public the rules of play in the bubble.WEDNESDAY July 15, 2020 Adena Jones on life in the NBA bubble and WNBA wubble and Allen Iverson love with John Jervay. This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at www.truehoop.com/subscribe


5 Aug 2020

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Louisa Thomas (Pepperhead)

Scars and Guitars

Louisa Thomas (Pepperhead). Sydney band Pepperhead have a new EP for 2020 called Words To The Wise. Louisa joins Andrew to discuss the EP and many other subjects!


8 May 2020

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Episode 246: Louisa Thomas on Writing About Tennis

No Challenges Remaining

We are delighted to have Louisa Thomas, one of the most wonderfully writerly writers about tennis in her work for The New Yorker, on this week to talk about all sorts of things to do with tennis and writing, and answer bunches of listener questions.We discuss how she got into writing about tennis, how to make tennis relevant to a general audience, the Kim Clijsters comeback, her favorite athlete to profile, the Big Three and how to compare greatnesses, tennis books, and much more. (Recorded before the Sharapova retirement announcement, which Ben discussed with Tumaini Carayol here). If you'd like to support our show, we've launched an NCR Patreon where you can do just that! Check out our five tiers and see which might be right for you! And thank you to the many who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backer J O'D!)  As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook (leave comments on the episode thread! Engage with other listeners!), following us on Twitter (discuss this episode with hashtag #NCR246!), and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes on iTunes or whatever your podcasting app/platform of choice may be.

1hr 13mins

28 Feb 2020

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Louisa Thomas, Newyorker.com Tennis Writer, On The Australian Open

Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Louisa Thomas, who writes about tennis for newyorker.com, rejoins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about Roger Federer's 20th major title, Caroline Wozniacki's first, and the matches that will stay with her from 2018's first major. Produced and edited by Jorge Estrada, with music by Lee Rosevere. Louisa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/louisahthomas Louisa's archive on newyorker.com: http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/louisa-thomas


28 Jan 2018