Emily St. John Mandel on Fact, Fiction, and the Familiar (Ep. 92)

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On fleeing crimes and faking deaths

On weird Canada

There’s just such a longing in times of uncertainty to see how it ends. We just don’t know what the world will look like in three weeks, so there’s something soothing about narrative in these moments.

On the future of fiction

The quality of TV is so high now that there’s a great argument to be made that you’re experiencing an equally complex and deep and artistic narrative through the medium of your laptop as you are on the page.

On things under- and overrated

On the surprising thing about living through a pandemic



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