Podcast #20: Brin-Jonathan Butler: Making Use of a Broken Compass

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Brin-Jonathan Butler, author, filmmaker, and boxer, is a guest on The Carleena Show podcast and YouTube channel.

Brin-Jonathan Butler discusses his journey from Vancouver to Cuba in his early twenties to train with Olympic boxers, write their stories, and film a documentary called Split Decision. We also talk about Brin’s new article, Giving Up The Ghost, which will be published in Hazlitt Magazine in February.

Brin-Jonathan Butler has written for Esquire, Bloomberg, ESPN Magazine, Al Jazeera, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Salon, and Vice. His first book “The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in the Last Days of Castro’s Cuba” was shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for literary sports writing and a Boston Globe Best Book of 2015. His work has also been a notable selection in both Best American Sports and Best American Travel Writing multiple times.

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The Carleena Show Podcast and YouTube Channel is hosted by Carleena Angwin.

The Carleena Show Podcast and YouTube Channel is hosted by Carleena Angwin.

The Carleena Show Podcast and YouTube Channel is hosted by Carleena Angwin.

The Carleena Show Podcast and YouTube Channel is hosted by Carleena Angwin.

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