Wednesday, July 8

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Make It Reign

Spins from the DJs at Atlanta’s seminal Magic City strip club can turn nobodies into hip-hop stars.

Longform Podcast #149: Ross Andersen

Ross Andersen is the deputy editor of Aeon Magazine.

“One of the things that’s been really refreshing in dealing with scientists—as opposed to say politicians or most business people—is that scientists are wonderfully candid, they’ll talk shit on their colleagues. They’re just firing on all cylinders all the time because they traffic in ideas, and that’s what’s important to them.”

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Spike Nation

What it’s like to be a first responder amid the rise of synthetic marijuana.

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The Mob's IT Department

Two successful tech geeks slip into organized crime.

Tuesday, July 7

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Meet the Flintstones

A couple tries to give away their house in Flint, Michigan – but no one wants to live there anymore.

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Her Own Best Disputant

An early profile of Diane Keaton.

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Graves of Shame

An investigation into the mass graves in Texas that contain the remains of migrants.

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The Woman Who Smuggled Herself

The mysterious life of the serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman.

Monday, July 6

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The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

His health failing and his business in tatters, the head of Death Row Records faces murder charges that could put him away for life.


Previously: Does a Sugar Bear Bite? (Lynn Hirschberg • New York Times Magazine • Jan 1996)