My guest today is someone I met during an appearance on the Washington Business Report. Josh Boak is an economics reporter for the Associated Press. Previously he worked on staff at the Fiscal Times, Politico, The Chicago Tribune and the Toledo Blade. He’s been educated at Princeton and Columbia and is a Livingston Award winner and Pulitzer finalist. Additionally Josh has worked as a researcher and reporter on Bob Woodward’s book Obama’s Wars and spent time freezing in the Afghan desert for the Washington Post. Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Josh is that when you meet him backstage he wears glasses and comes across as quiet and mild mannered like Clark Kent. Then as soon he goes on the air he takes off his glasses and becomes this super animated, opinionated super guest. For today’s broadcast I asked him to take his glasses off.
Don’t Deny, Justify: Josh learned this rule back when he did improv comedy and applies it to his journalism career now. Make active rather than passiv