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Journalism in a Dying Empire (DCC 15)

This episode of Devil's Chess Club premieres here exclusively thanks to Four Died Trying.

Devil's Chess Club is an American Exception production.

Aaron and Bryce speak with Patrick Lawrence. A commentator, author, essayist, and lecturer, Patrick Lawrence has served as a correspondent and subsequently a columnist overseas for more than twenty years, chiefly for the International Herald Tribune and The New Yorker. He has won two Overseas Press Club Awards as well as other honors and prizes. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Nation, The New York Times, Business Week, TIME, Salon, and CounterPunch. Lawrence currently writes at The Floutist on Substack, and these columns are often carried by Consortium News and ScheerPost.

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Special thanks to:


  • Dana Chavarria, production

  • Casey Moore, graphics

  • Michelle Boley, animated intro

  • Mock Orange, music


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