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Autobiography of a Body

On equating beauty with self-worth.

Tuesday, May 5

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Lusitania: The Epic Battle Over Its Biggest Mystery

Gregg Bemis is an 87-year-old retired venture capitalist who owns the salvage rights to the Lusitania. He’s determined to prove an alternate theory as to why the ship was attacked in 1915. Unfortunately, the Irish government isn’t so into his plan.

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Homelands

An orphan named Patience and an argument for open immigration.

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Scenes From a Life in Negroland

A meditation on life in the black “upper class.”

Monday, May 4

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Hot Shmurda

He went from a viral pop hit to an arrest for conspiracy to murder charges in just under six months. Was Bobby Shmurda “too real” for his label?

Robert Kolker on the Longform Podcast
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Overkill

How the overdiagnosis of disease makes for unnecessary treatment, high anxiety, and ballooning costs.

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‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.’

Following two leading figures of the #BlackLivesMatter movement through five months of protests.

Jay Caspian Kang on the Longform Podcast
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The Painful Price of Aging in Prison

Harsh sentences have given us an aging prison population, and all the medical problems that come with age are beginning to choke the system.

Sunday, May 3

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The Suit Who Spooked the EPA

John Beale was an exemplary employee at the Environmental Protection Agency. He also led a double life, though not the rumored one at the CIA his colleagues whispered about.