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Frankenstein’s Mother

Sometimes your mom keeps the monsters at bay, and sometimes, she is one.

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A Dream Undone

The plot to erode the key legislative gains of the civil rights era.

Longform Podcast #151: Ian Urbina

Ian Urbina, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, just published "The Outlaw Ocean," a four-part series on crime in international waters.

“It is a tribe. It has its norms, its language, and its jealousies. I approached it almost as a foreign country that happened to be disparate, almost a nomadic or exiled population. And one that has extremely strict hierarchies—you know when you’re on a ship that the captain is God.”

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You May Know Me from Such Roles as Terrorist #4

Being a Muslim-American actor often means being really good at yelling “Allahu Akbar!” before someone kills you.

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I'm Sammy Hagar, and I Learned to Cook Before I Learned to Rock

The former Van Halen front man has actually made more money from booze and food than from music.

Tuesday, July 28

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Blowhards

Inside the cutthroat world of competitive bagpiping.

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Potsdam’s Nightmare: What Happened to Garrett Phillips?

Nearly 4 years ago, a 12-year-old boy was murdered in a small town in upstate New York. The suspects are well known, but nobody has been convicted of the crime.

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American Woman

The life of Kim Kardashian.

Monday, July 27

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Jennifer Pan’s Revenge

Her parents wanted Jennifer to be successful. The pressure may have led her to plot their murder.

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The Children of Strangers

The lives of Sue and Hector Badeau, who felt a calling to raise children and adopted twenty of them.