Ep 110: Christie Aschwanden, Award-Winning Journalist on Why Recovery is Common Sense
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we had award-winning author and journalist, Christie Aschwanden. Vikas and Christie talk about her running and authoring journey, the love they share for running, the importance of the right content, and a lot more in this conversation.
Christie Aschwanden is the author of ‘GOOD TO GO: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery‘, and co-host of Emerging Form Podcast, a podcast about the creative process. She’s the former lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and was previously a health columnist for The Washington Post. Christie is a frequent contributor to The New York Times. She’s also been a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a contributing writer for Bicycling. Her work appears in dozens of publications, including Discover, Slate, Consumer Reports, New Scientist, More, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones, NPR.org, Smithsonian, and O, the Oprah Magazine.
Christie was a National Magazine Award finalist in 2011. Other honors she’s received include a Best Article Award (2005) and Outstanding Essay Award (2007) from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, an honorable mention for print journalism from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (2007), the National Association of Science Writers’ 2013 Science in Society Award for Commentary/Opinion, a Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Magazine Journalism from the Society for Professional Journalists in 2015, an AAAS/Kavli Science Journalism Award and an Information is Beautiful Award in 2016.
About the host
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)