Thursday, June 26

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A utopian German settlement in Chile had already turned darkly cultish by the time it became a secret torture site for enemies of the Pinochet regime.

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In July 2008, the director of a Denver non-profit received a package containing house keys, a will, a $100,000 check and what appeared to be a suicide note. She didn’t go to the bank–or to the cops.

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The allure of dangerous sports.

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A profile of Jesselyn Radack, who represents whistleblowers.

Wednesday, June 25

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The surprising papacy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

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A talented young chef loses control.

Longform Podcast #98: Sarah Nicole Prickett

Sarah Nicole Prickett is the founding editor of Adult.

"I'll admit to being resistant to the 'by women for women' label that Adult had before because I saw it as being just 'by women,' period. That’s way more feminist than making something for women, which is very prescriptive and often comes in various shades of pink."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show Notes »
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Young neo-Nazis attempt to rebrand hate.

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A sociologist learns techniques for evading the authorities.

Excerpted from On the Run.

Tuesday, June 24

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Reaching a certain age and an uncertain decision.

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A profile of Luis Suarez.

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“We are invited to listen, but never to truly join the narrative, for to speak as the slave would, to say that we are as happy for the Civil War as most Americans are for the Revolutionary War, is to rupture the narrative.”

From last week: Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Longform Podcast.