Friday, January 15

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Thursday, January 14

The 2016 National Magazine Awards Finalists

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the articles nominated today, including work by Kathryn Schulz, Luke Mogelson, Michael Paterniti and more.

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Wenner's World

How a hanger-on at the fringe of San Francisco’s rock scene built the Rolling Stone empire.

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The Dragnet

After Daniel Rigmaiden was arrested for a multi-million dollar fraud, he didn’t argue that he was innocent. He wasn’t. But he couldn’t understand how he had been caught. Rigmaiden had covered his tracks meticulously — the only way the cops could’ve found him, he realized, was through some secret tracking device that they had never disclosed to the public.

Wednesday, January 13

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The Trials of Alice Goffman

A sociologist’s controversial first book and the debate over who gets to speak for whom.

Longform Podcast #175: Brooke Gladstone

Brooke Gladstone is the host of On the Media and the author of The Influencing Machine.

“I'm not going to get any richer or more famous than I am right now. This is it, this is fine — it's better than I ever expected. I don't have anything to risk anymore. As far as I’m concerned, I want to just spend this last decade, decade and a half, twenty years, doing what I think is valuable. I don’t have any career path anymore. I’m totally off the career path. The beautiful thing is that I just don’t have any more fucks to give.”

Thanks to Audible, Open Source, MailChimp, Igloo, and Squarespace for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show Notes »
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The Road Goes on Forever

Looking for the ghosts of the Allman Brothers Band in Macon.

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Inside the Snitch Tank

What seems like a slam-dunk case against a mass murderer exposes widespread prosecutorial misconduct in Orange County.

Tuesday, January 12

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52 Blue

The story of the loneliest whale in the world.

Leslie Jamison on the Longform Podcast.
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The Fight for Mosul

A report from the border of ISIS territory in Iraq, where civilians are battling to survive.