Elaina Plott is a national political reporter for the New York Times. Before that, she worked for National Review, Washingtonian magazine, and The Atlantic. She and Jay are old friends. Elaina grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and is currently working on a story about Jeff Sessions, the ex-senator from Alabama (who wants to be a senator again). Elaina went to Yale. With Jay, she talks about reading, writing, college, race, politics, the pandemic, and more. She is a journalist and writer of particular sensitivity and grace.

In the podcast, Jay singles out two pieces by Elaina Plott, which are favorites of his: this one, “The Bullet in My Arm,” which is autobiographical; and this one, which is about a Facebook group in Louisiana at the beginning of the pandemic.

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  1. Charlotte Member
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    Good interview. Too bad it wasn’t a few days later as I’d be interested to hear what Elaina thinks about the Tom Cotton/editorial page business.

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    • June 9, 2020, at 1:12 AM PDT
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