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Real Gauchos


REAL GAUCHOS. 50 1-hr interviews with people who've done cool stuff. Hosted by Paul Rivas on KCSB 91.9 FM in 2011-13. Free on realgauchos.com + iTunes Podcasts.

May 24, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Jonah Lehrer LIVE at the UCSB CLAS Writing Lab on his failure as a scientist, the importance of writing about science to understand it, how writing is work, boring friends with early drafts, his development from a pretensious undergrad to a best-selling author, how Imagine convinced him to take a walk when he's stuck and not pound more coffee, improving as a writer to the point that his editor has to cut less and less but still going through countless drafts, how honesty is better than brainstorming, wanting to be Oliver Sacks, choosing easy and working hard, and practical advice for aspiring writers; produced by Amy Boutell.