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Rise and Scribe Podcast: David Roth

Welcome to the first episode of the Rise And Scribe podcast, a behind-the-scenes look at the writers who document this league we so love. In this podcast, we’ll talk to writers about their process, experiences, favorite articles and those they wish they could write again. You’ll hear who their favorite interviews are, who surprised them and who disappointed them. You may even laugh.

Our first episode features SB Nation’s David Roth. David’s written all over the web, including the Wall Street Journal, Vice, Sports On Earth, GQ, and is also the editor of The Classical. If you read the internet, you’ve likely read his work. While he’s written about a great many subjects, from the NBA and the Brooklyn Nets, Qatar and the World Cup, to the MLB and the New York Mets, he’s perhaps most well known for his terrific take on the vine of a llama galloping set to DMX. You know, the really important, hard-hitting journalism. He joins us to talk about his terrific Qatar Chronicles series, how to take yourself out of a piece, the easiest and hardest parts of writing a story, his influences and, most importantly, why he compares so many people to different sorts of meats.

The podcast is also available on iTunes here: http://goo.gl/fjGWeq (Leave us a kind review, won’t you?)

Jordan White

Jordan White loves basketball, loves writing and loves writing about basketball. He marvels at every Ricky Rubio pass and cries after every Brandon Roy highlight. He grew up in Kansas, where, contrary to popular belief, there is running water, electricity, and no singing munchkins. Follow him on Twitter: @JordanSWhite