Some quick highlights from his podcast with ESPN The Magazine editor-in-chief Chad Millman, who got Wright on the phone from Austin, Texas, where he's camped out on the Johnny Manziel beat. (If you somehow missed it, here's Wright's blockbuster Johnny Football profile.) These highlights basically break down Wright's approach as a journalist and his stunningly labor-intensive methods of figuring out what his story is going to be about, as well as the conversations he had with his editors to make his stories as good as possible.
It's absolutely worth a few minutes if you're a journalist or a writer, and even if you're just a casual reader, you'll appreciate how much work and thinking truly goes into getting and then developing these types of stories.
And you know you want to see what Apocalypse Now—the image above is a screengrab of its opening scene—has to do with it.