Raised in Captivity

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Author Chuck Klosterman

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The Craziest F-king Day Of My Entire Career: Chuck Klosterman

Chuck Klosterman has written countless articles for GQ, ESPN, The Washington Post, Esquire, The Guardian, and many more.

It's safe to say we're huge fans of his work. In 2014, he joined us to talk about I Wear the Black Hat, which examines villainy through pop culture figures like Batman, Kanye West, and LeBron James. In 2016, he talked about his book: But What if We’re Wrong, which examined how the present will be perceived in the future.

His latest, Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction, is a collection of 34 short stories. It's a bit of a departure from his earlier work, but it's just as brilliant.


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This time around, Klosterman joins us to tell us about the craziest day of his career.

His crazy day begins before he made it big as a writer. Back in the early 2000's, Chuck was a reporter and columnist for a local newspaper, the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. He had just released his first book, Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural Nörth Daköta. Like most people, he thought no one important was reading it. That is until he got a pretty memorable phone call.

Trust us, this is one story you don't want to miss. Klosterman's new book Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction is out now.

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