It does not go well.
At least, not for Epstein; it goes swimmingly for Chotiner, who does an amazing job of keeping a straight face while talking to someone who should be mumbling through a malt liquor but who is somehow instead polluting the web site of an inexplicably-respected think tank.
I doubt that I could do that job; standing aside to let folks wrong it up is not really my strong suite.
(That may be obvious.)
Very cracked, much pot.
Seriously, give it a read.
Epstein is at the same time ludicrously wrong about everything he says and completely certain that only he is correct.
It’s frankly draining to read; doing the actual interview must have been exhausting.
Kudos to Chotiner for taking that bullet for the rest of us.