06.01 Neal Karlen

For years, Neal Karlen was the only journalist who could get an interview with fellow Minneapolis native Prince. The story of their relationship has been chronicled in the book This Thing Called Life: Prince’s Odyssey On + Off The Record. 

Karlen has written nine books on topics ranging from popular music and minor league baseball to crime and culture. He was a contributing editor for Rolling Stone when he began writing about Prince. He was also a staff writer at Newsweek and has contributed frequently to CBS News and The New York Times. 

Come learn about the life of a journalist and get the inside scoop on one of the world’s most intriguing superstars. 

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