Hello and welcome to the 41st episode of Diversity Hire.
Today we talked to Joshua Hunt, a globe-trotting freelance reporter, who originally hails from Petersburg, Alaska.
We talked about Josh’s winding path to journalism, the consequences of the personal essay economy, writing from an Indigenous perspective, how and why first-person experience can affect reporting, ageism, hype beasts and sneakerheads, why you shouldn’t wear Nike, and a lot more.
This was a really fun conversation and a bit different from our previous ones, so hope you stick around to the end. Kevin and Arjun also talked about our promise to stop talking about Dimes Sq, feeling incoherent, and the worst feeling of all: being perceived. Thanks for listening!
We Didn’t Stand a Chance Against Opioids, TNR, 2019
The Art of Eviction, The Nation, 2020
To Catch a Counterfeiter, California Sunday, 2017
University of Nike, HOW CORPORATE CASH BOUGHT AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION, Penguin Random House, 2018