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Jessica Bruder

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Episode 449: Jessica Bruder


Jessica Bruder is a journalist and author of the book Nomadland.“I don’t do a hard sell. I’ll tell people what my MO is, but I don’t push people to talk with me. I want to go deep with people. I want to be able to have the time to just sit with them and to say, ‘start at the beginning.’ Sometimes going chronologically will just take you to these places that wouldn’t have come up if I’ve just done a very guided interview. So I hung out. I’m not relentless. I don’t wear people down. But I stick around. If people just want me to fuck off, I fuck off, and I talk to other people..”Thanks to Mailchimp and The London Review of Books for sponsoring this week's episode.Show notes:jessicabruder.com@jessbruder01:00 Nomadland (W. W. Norton & Company • 2018)11:30 Burning Book: A Visual History of Burning Man (Gallery Books • 2007)13:00 "Snowball's Court Decision Set for Tomorrow" (The Oregonian • October 2007)13:30 "Faith-healing Deaths " (The Oregonian • June 2009)16:00 "Has Perky Jerky Lost Its Perk?" (New York Times • August 2011)19:30 "Slump in construction industry creates a Sheetrock ghost town" (The Christian Science Monitor • June 2011)21:30 "I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave" (Gabriel Mac • Mother Jones • March/April 2012) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


28 Jul 2021

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Jessica Bruder talks Nomadland

The Kicker

“Nomadland,” a film inspired by and featuring non-actor sources from journalist Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book of the same name, just swept the Academy Awards. Both book and film explore the life of America’s “new nomads,” who live without traditional housing since losing their savings in the Great Recession. On this week’s Kicker, Bruder joins Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, to discuss the process of shepherding a story from magazine to book to film, and the future of American “houselessness” in the wake of the Covid pandemic.


7 May 2021

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Jessica Bruder, on her book Nomadland

Women's Focus

Alb,4/25/21--I interviewed Jessica Bruder, author of Nomadland, Surviving America in the 21st Century-- the book that inspired the film that just won 3 Oscars. Jessica didn't just interview people who were traveling the country following work opportunities. She spent several years, returning in her own camper, to talk to them and hear about their new adventures and trials. We spoke at the New York office of Jessica's publisher in Sept. 2017.


26 Apr 2021

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With Jessica Bruder and John Boyne

The Book Show

With Nomadland the film getting all the plaudits we speak to investigative journalist Jessica Bruder who wrote the original book detailing the lives of these modern economic nomads. John Boyne answers questions from the Bafllrs Book Club about his novel 'The Heart's Invisible Furies' and Aifric O'Connell takes a look at dystopian fiction.


23 Apr 2021

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Are Journalists Doing It Wrong? Plus, Jessica Bruder on ‘Nomadland.’

The Press Box

Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker dissect columnist Margaret Sullivan’s piece, "A New Way of Looking at Trust in Media," to determine what journalists and citizens care about, and how to accommodate this change in journalism (3:50). Then, Jessica Bruder, author of the book ‘Nomadland,’ joins to discuss her experience reporting on the phenomenon of older Americans leaving their homes in pursuit of seasonal work, and touch on the Oscar-nominated film adaptation (30:28). Plus, the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.Hosts: Bryan Curtis and David ShoemakerGuest: Jessica Bruder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


20 Apr 2021

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Hitting the Road [Nomadland by Jessica Bruder]

The blank was better

This week we discuss Nomadland—the book and the film. Journalist Jessica Bruder followed "retirement age" Americans who, due to the Great Recession, lack of social security, and other social factors, became vandwellers in search of seasonal work, and in spite of that American pipe dream: the white picket fence. Chloe Zhao's history-making film adaptation stars Frances McDormand and several of the book's real-life nomads as fictionalized versions of themselves. We discuss our emotional reactions to both iterations, how real people translated into characters, and more. Follow us on Instagram @thepodcastwasbetter for episode announcements, extras and polls! Email us theblankwasbetter@gmail.com if you have thoughts or suggestions! Rate and review us on iTunes, thank you!! -- Mix and music by Brent Nettles

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29 Mar 2021

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208: Jessica Bruder Journalist/Author 'Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Pop Culture Confidential

Our guest this week is journalist and Columbia Journalism School Professor Jessica Bruder. She is the author of ‘Nomadland’, now a major motion picture and Oscar frontrunner starring Frances McDormand, directed by Chloé Zhao. The book, and the movie, explores the subculture of older American workers, many priced out of their middle class life and with no pensions, who have given up traditional housing and are living in their RVs, trucks and campers. Modern nomads  searching for temporary employment. Jessica Bruder spent three years on the project and 15,000 miles of driving — from coast to coast—following the community.'Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century' is available on AmazonThe movie ‘Nomadland’ will premiere in the US on Feb 19th 2021 on Hulu and in selected theaters. In other territories in March. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


24 Jan 2021

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Jessica Bruder on the "Sharing Economy"

Keen On

In this episode of "Keen On", Andrew talks with Jessica Bruder about her book "Nomadland", which is the basis for the 2021 film starring Frances McDormand.Jessica Bruder is a journalist and New America fellow who writes about subcultures and social issues.For her book Nomadland, she spent months living in a camper van, documenting itinerant Americans who gave up traditional housing and hit the road full time, enabling them to travel from job to job and carve out a place for themselves in a precarious economy. The project spanned three years and more than 15,000 miles of driving — from coast to coast and from Mexico to the Canadian border. Named a New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice, Nomadland won the 2017 Discover Award and was a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Prize and the Helen Bernstein Book Award.She is also the author of Burning Book and, with co-author Dale Maharidge, Snowden’s Box: Trust in the Age of Surveillance.Jessica has been teaching narrative storytelling at Columbia Journalism School and contributing to The New York Times for more than a decade. She has also written for New York Magazine, WIRED, Harper's Magazine, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times Magazine and The Guardian. She was a staff reporter at The Oregonian. Her photography appears in Nomadland and Burning Book and has been published by The New York Times, The New York Observer and Blender magazine.Jessica has a B.A. in English and French from Amherst College and an M.S. in magazine writing from Columbia Journalism School. Support for her work has come from fellowships at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Logan Nonfiction Program, MacDowell and Yaddo.Going back further, she was a Starbucks barista, a snowboarder, an electric guitar nerd, a music store clerk, a junior camp counselor and a really lousy waitress. She is, eternally, a proud and patch-wearing member of the Madagascar Institute and the Flaming Lotus Girls.She lives in Brooklyn with a dog named Max and more plants than you can shake a leafy stick at. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


15 Jan 2021

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"Nomadland," by Jessica Bruder

Everett Public Library Podcasts

Reveals the hidden world of "nomads," financially strapped older people that live in vans and cheap RVs, driving where their work takes them. Music: Darkdance, by Eric Kanold


9 Jun 2020

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Jessica Bruder from Sep 26, 2018

In Real Life with Kimzilla and Emily | WFMU

The Tammy's Kim and Emily talk to Jess Bruder https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/81442

27 Sep 2018