Frankenstein’s Mother

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


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.


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



Inside the cutthroat world of competitive bagpiping.


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.


American Woman

The life of Kim Kardashian.

Monday, July 27


Jennifer Pan’s Revenge

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


The Children of Strangers

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