Wednesday, March 26

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The case against a notorious cat burglar, who is accused of stealing more than $12 million worth of the South’s finest sterling silver.

Longform Podcast #85: Tavi Gevinson

Tavi Gevinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie.

"I just want our readers to know that they are already smart enough and cool enough."

Thanks to this week's sponsors, TinyLetter and Atavist Books.


Show notes:

  1. @tavitulle
  2. Rookie
  3. thestylerookie.com
  4. [4:15] "Tavi Says" (Lizze Widdicombe • New Yorker • Sep 2010)
  5. [30:30] "A Teen Just Trying to Figure It Out" (TED • Mar 2012)
  6. [33:30] Rookie Yearbook Two (Drawn and Quarterly • Oct 2013)
  7. [39:45] Longform Podcast #75: George Saunders
  8. [43:15] "Super Heroine: An Interview with Lorde" (Rookie • Jan 2014)
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The creators of some of the most distinctive craft beers in the world are identical twins from Denmark. They also can’t stand each other.

Previously: Jonah Weiner on the Longform Podcast.

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The perilous attraction of owning exotic pets.

Tuesday, March 25

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Embedded with G4S, the world’s largest private army.

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On the campaign trail with Richard Nixon.

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What Rüdiger Heim learned about his father.

Excerpted from The Eternal Nazi.

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Revisiting the street corner where Franz Ferdinand was shot.

Monday, March 24

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In an old mine an hour north of Pittsburgh, 600 federal employees manage paperwork for the government’s retirement system. By hand. On paper. Without computers. The same exact way they always have.

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What caused the worst shipping disaster in maritime history?