Charles has been freelancing since 2008, but it hasn't all been easy. The direction of his career started to change a few years ago, when his long-form work took hold, and he began booking The New Yorker, Outside, Men's Journal and many others. You probably read some of his pieces covering Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff, who ran - unsuccessfully - for a House seat in a district that's a Republican stronghold. But Charles writes on a range of topics, with stories like training under water carrying boulders with NBA player Kyle Korver, tackling the right to die issue, hanging out with Lonely Planet's CEO (whose previous experience was as a wedding photographer), interviewing the person that snagged BarackObama@gmail.com and many others.
Work we discuss during the conversation:
- Jon Ossoff Supporters Reckon With His Loss
- The One Day a Year Fitness Plan
- How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-Five Minute Mile
- The Many Lives of Aubrey Lee Price
- The 25-Year-Old At the Helm of Lonely Planet
- Final Exit
- Obama's Inbox
Thanks again to Snowflake for the song Living Nightmare and Bensound for the rest of the music in today's show.