In this episode, we speak to writer and journalist Erik Jensen. Erik is editor-in-chief of Schwartz, the publisher behind 7am, the Monthly and the Saturday Paper. Erik's book Acute Misfortune is a portrait of Australian grunge artist Adam Cullen. Cullen was a painter devoted to his own larrikin mythology, a construct Erik peels away. In this discussion, Erik talks about his writing process, the influence of David Marr on his early days as a reporter, and the paradox of being an author who hates being edited. He also talks about his new book of poetry, the revival of narrative journalism, and the difference between being a writer and a journalist. Theme: Low Life 'Friends'