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Sep 4, 2019

Skye speaks with Leon Neyfakh, the host and co-creator of Fiasco, which you can find on Luminary. In its first season, Fiasco tells the backstory of the 2000 election recount. Prior to creating Fiasco, Leon and his producing partner Andrew Parsons co-created Slow Burn, which covered Watergate in season one and President Clinton's impeachment in season two.

Leon and Skye discuss:

  • A biography/memoir Leon wrote called The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up;
  • What it's been like for Leon to be an executive producer on the TV version of Slow Burn;
  • Why Leon and Andrew left Slate for Luminary, what Leon thinks about Luminary's fee-based business model, what it's been like to work with the new platform;
  • Why Leon and Andrew kick off Fiasco's first season by telling the story of Elián González and what the biggest challenges and surprises were in making a show about the 2000 elections. 

Get in touch: 

Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @skyepillsbury

Guest Leon Neyfakh on Twitter @leoncrawl

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