Lean Out with Tara Henley
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Massey Essay series: George Packer
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Massey Essay series: George Packer

A collection of encore Lean Out conversations on the media - to coincide with the publication of the 2024 Massey Essay in the Literary Review of Canada
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As regular readers of this Substack will know, this spring I’ve been writing the Massey Essay on the state of the media — a partnership between Massey College at the University of Toronto and the Literary Review of Canada. You can read it here.

The annual essay honours the legacy of the long-time CBC producer Vincent Massey Tovell. This year’s essay explores the collapse of public trust in the media. To mark the occasion, I am presenting a series of encore interviews with some of the journalists that helped shape my thinking for this essay. Including today’s conversation, which originally aired in November of 2023.

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George Packer is a staff writer at The Atlantic, and the author of ten books.

George Packer is my guest, today on Lean Out. (Paid subscribers can access the transcript here.)

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Lean Out with Tara Henley
Lean Out with Tara Henley
Conversations with heterodox authors and journalists from around the world, asking the questions that are not being asked.