Eric Weiner
4 min readAug 16, 2022

Why You Should Never Interview Anyone

Reviving the lost art of conversation

Photo credit: “Fellowship of the Rich.”

Once upon a time, I interviewed people. I interviewed politicians, heads of state, religious leaders, and ordinary people, too. I interviewed Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani Prime Minister, who was later assassinated. I interviewed Jimmy Carter. I interviewed Taliban leaders in Afghanistan and sex workers in the Persian Gulf. No more. For the past decade, I’ve had an ironclad policy: no…

Eric Weiner

Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of four books, including my latest: “The Socrates Express.”