Numlock Sunday: Derek Thompson of Crazy/Genius
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. Each week, I'll sit down with an author or a writer behind one of the stories covered in a previous weekday edition for a casual conversation about what they wrote.
This week, I spoke to Derek Thompson, a Numlock regular who writes for The Atlantic. Last week saw the release of the new season of his wonderful podcast, Crazy/Genius.
We spoke about the forthcoming season of the show, how the concept of privacy is a fairly new invention, how we’re potentially missing one of the largest stories of the internet because it’s uncomfortable to talk about and how to make a good podcast.
Derek and Crazy/Genius can be found at The Atlantic and wherever podcasts can be found.
This interview has been condensed and edited.
Walt Hickey: You're entering the third season of Crazy/Genius, can you tell me a little bit about why you started the podcast and what you're looking forward to this year?
Derek Thompson: I started Crazy/Genius last year, we had …