Tuesday, April 22

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Behind the Beanie Babies: The Secret Life of Ty Warner

A profile of the reclusive billionaire who orchestrated a collectible toy craze.

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Blow Up the Box

An interview with Barry Diller about Aereo and the past, present and future of TV.

Previously: Vanessa Grigoriadis on the Longform Podcast.

Monday, April 21

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The Minimum Wage Worker Strikes Back

On the fast food workers of St. Louis.

Tuesday, April 15

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Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.

Sunday, April 13

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A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure of the Startup That Was Going to Change the World

Shai Agassi had nearly $1 billion in funding and a dream to replace gas guzzlers with electric cars. All he was missing was a plan.

Monday, April 7

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One Small Store

Two men, separated by more than 150 years, discover the folly of attempting Western-style capitalism in Micronesia.

Wednesday, April 2

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The Church of Warren Buffett

At the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha.

Monday, March 31

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The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street

How Brad Katsuyama, a trader at the sleepy Royal Bank of Canada, discovered that the stock market was rigged and assembled a team to change it.

Adapted from Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.

Saturday, March 22

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Pixel and Dimed

On (not) getting by in the gig economy.

Wednesday, March 19

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The Town That Turned Poverty Into a Prison Sentence

In Harpersville, Alabama, a traffic violation can lead to months in jail and a never-ending stint in a work-release program – what some refer to as a modern-day debtors’ prison.

Sunday, March 16

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Saturday, March 15

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A Passage from Hong Kong

Notes from a month-long voyage on a massive container ship.