The Awlcast Returns

Episode Six: Powerlifting with Casey Johnston

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Hello and welcome back to semi-regular installments of the Awl’s podcast! We’ll be exploring our guests’ answers to the question, “What’s Your Other Thing?” The idea is basically that people do their best writing and talking and research on subjects they care deeply about, and for many of us, that’s not our actual day jobs. This is the reigning philosophy behind most of the Awl’s recurring columns: dorky enthusiasms. Whether it’s listening to classical music, tasting wine, reviewing fancy candles, or lifting heavy weights. Our first guest this season is Casey Johnston, A.K.A. A Swole Woman. Her Other Thing is: powerlifting. Hope you enjoy!