The Economist's Jon Fasman on his experience of covering the US presidential elections

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:30 Written by  Published in Point Blank Show

In this podcast, The Economist's Jon Fasman talks about his on-ground experience of covering the US presidential elections. Over the past few months Jon travelled across the country, attended rallies, conducted interviews, met strangers, filed articles, wrote online, did live-blogging, recorded podcasts and met crazy deadlines. To report the greatest political event on the planet, a little bit of insomnia came in handy too. Given a chance, would he do it again? "In a heartbeat", he says.

To get a glimpse of what his job entailed as the election campaign heated up, listen to this 30 second snippet:

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Listen to the entire episode Online (64 kbps): 18:13 mins

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