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Dave Pell calls himself the "managing editor of the internet," and for good reason: Every weekday, he combs through 75 different news sources and plucks out the 10 most important stories for his popular email newsletter https://nextdraft.com/ (NextDraft).
But it can be hard for anyone — even a voracious news reader — to put the news of the past couple years in context, which is why Pell is about to release a book about the 2020-2021 news cycle called https://nextdraft.com/scream/ (Please Scream Inside Your Heart).
"As I had my friends or proofreaders go over my book, that was the number one response, like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe that happened in 2020. I thought that was another year. I don't remember that happening.'" he says.
On today's podcast, Dave talks about four of his favorite accounts to follow: A https://www.theatlantic.com/ (164-year-old magazine) that covered Trump and COVID better than anyone; a https://twitter.com/BillyCorben (self-proclaimed "Florida Man") who documents the state's weird news and corrupt government; an https://www.instagram.com/chefjoseandres/ (inspiring celebrity chef) who has fed millions of people after natural disasters; and an https://daringfireball.net/ (old-school tech blogger) who's never afraid to "shoot from the hip."
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