“I am a journalist first and foremost. I do have this desire to go to extreme places. Journalists are weird. We run towards burning buildings. It takes a certain kind of personality type to go into a war zone, into a disaster zone, when everyone else is going in the opposite direction.”
– Naomi Klein, episode 165 on Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
Naomi Klein is an author, filmmaker and climate activist. But above all– she is a journalist. She joins us to reflect on her natural instinct to run toward crisis; her decades long research of disaster capitalism; the striking systemic difference between her home country of Canada and the United States; the influence of her grandfather’s strike against Disney; and how this pandemic has asked her to slow down.
It is important to note this interview was conducted remotely. Our guest, Naomi Klein, self-diagnosed herself with COVID-19 earlier this month. We are happy to report she has made a healthy recovery.
Illustrations by: Krishna Shenoi.
Photographs by: Emma Mead.
Engineered by: Tim Moore at York Recording
Music by: Dylan Peck and Jinsang.