Alexander McCall
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Alexander McCall
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Alexander McCall

Associate Editor, It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

Alexander McCall is an associate editor on It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders, where he edits long-form interviews and books guests such as Kathy Griffin, explores topics ranging from Area 51 to the ubiquity of athleisure, and contributes to the show's enterprise reporting on topics such as art in the age of Instagram and drag culture.

McCall, who first came to NPR as the social media desk intern in the summer of 2014, was previously a producer in NPR's programming division, where he produced episodes of podcasts such as Pop Culture Happy Hour, led an overhaul of NPR's daily news headlines email newsletter, piloted a show about the millennial coming-of-age experience, developed social and digital media strategy for a range of new shows, and provided additional production support to NPR's Weekend Edition.

Prior to joining NPR, McCall was a news reporter and producer at NPR and PBS station WFIU/WTIU in Bloomington, Ind. He has also produced for Charlotte, N.C.-area public radio stations WFAE and WDAV. He graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

In his free time, McCall enjoys baking, writing, acting and improv comedy.

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Jonathan Van Ness On 'Queer Eye,' Cats, And Overcoming Trauma

Jonathan Van Ness stepped into the spotlight in 2018 as a walking, talking bundle of energy, optimism and positivity as the grooming expert on Queer Eye. Queer Eye is now in production for its sixth season, and Jonathan— along with the rest of the Fab 5— have been nominated for an Emmy for their work as hosts this year. In this conversation from 2019, Sam chats with JVN about his book, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love, a memoir about his life journey and addressing his trauma along the way.

Jonathan Van Ness On 'Queer Eye,' Cats, And Overcoming Trauma

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Malcolm Gladwell And 'Talking To Strangers'

Sam revisits his chat with best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell about his book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know. The book explores examples such as the arrest of Sandra Bland and the Stanford rape case as to why interactions with strangers often go so wrong. This episode was taped in front of a live studio audience at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in September 2019.

Malcolm Gladwell And 'Talking To Strangers'

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