Wednesday, December 26

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The Strange And Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis

How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.

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Soul Men

Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, cocaine, and the making of The Blues Brothers.

Monday, December 24

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Listening to Beck

A profile of Beck on the eve of his new album and nearly 20 years after the release of “Loser.”

Saturday, December 22

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Liner Notes: Roky Erickson's 'True Love Cast Out All Evil'

Grammy-winning liner notes describing the rise, fall, and rebirth of Roky Erickson, who founded the psychedelic rock pioneers The Thirteenth Floor Elevators before a charge stemming from a single marijuana joint landed him in a Texas mental hospital.

Friday, December 21

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David Pinchbeck and the New Psychedelic Elite

How the pop psychedelic author helped jumpstart the modern apocalypse movement after an alleged visit from “Quetzal-coatl, a mystical bird-serpent in Mayan myths.”

Thursday, December 20

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Who’s Afraid Of Nichols & May?

Their partnership lasted a mere four years, but transformed comedy forever. Mike Nichols and Elaine may give their first joint interview since breaking up 51 years ago.

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Jerry Seinfeld Intends to Die Standing Up

“I read an article a few years ago that said when you practice a sport a lot, you literally become a broadband: the nerve pathway in your brain contains a lot more information. As soon as you stop practicing, the pathway begins shrinking back down. Reading that changed my life. I used to wonder, Why am I doing these sets, getting on a stage? Don’t I know how to do this already? The answer is no. You must keep doing it. The broadband starts to narrow the moment you stop.”

Tuesday, December 18

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Death in the Pot

A history of food poisoning.

Sunday, December 16

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Trigger

The life and times of Willie Nelson’s guitar.

Saturday, December 15

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The Cat's Meow

A profile of Martin Short.

Thursday, December 13

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A Soap Opera on the High Seas

On the reality TV empire of Thom Beers, creator of Deadliest Catch.

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V.S. Naipaul on the Arab Spring, Authors He Loathes, and the Books He Will Never Write

“Oh God, everybody hates Jane Austen. They don’t have the balls to say it.”