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Have You Heard the One About President Joe Biden?

A graveyard, a stutter and Ray-Bans: The Vice President, profiled.

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The New Abolitionists

The anti-human trafficking stings conducted by Operation Underground Railroad are flashy, exciting, camera-ready. Whether or not they truly help victims is another question.

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How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

When all else failed, he commandeered a bus, and saved his neighbors. Now he’s in prison.

Saturday, August 1

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Birthright

The politics of Planned Parenthood.

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The Arc of the Sun

A trip to the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race.

David Samuels on the Longform Podcast
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Best of Enemies

The mutual hatred of Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr., punctuated by great insults like “crypto-Nazi.”

Friday, July 31

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Logan Paul Has Conquered the Internet, But He Can’t Figure Out How to Conquer the World

He’s got millions of followers on Vine. He’s got sponsors paying him tens of thousands to promote their products. He’s got a vanity license plate that says “AYYYYYYY.” It’s not enough.

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Yemen's Hidden War

A remote nation and a burgeoning humanitarian catastrophe.

Longform Podcast Bonus: Noreen Malone

Noreen Malone wrote "Cosby: The Women — An Unwanted Sisterhood," this week's cover story in New York.

“We interviewed them all separately, and that was what was so striking: they all kept saying the same thing, down to the details of what they say Cosby did and how they processed it. Those echoes were what helped us know how to shape the story.”

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Breaking Ground

The struggle to build a wine industry in rural China.

Thursday, July 30

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"No More! No More!"

The abusive relationship between a Bell Gardens mayor and his wife ends with her firing a gun.