Wednesday, March 26


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
  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)

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.


The perilous attraction of owning exotic pets.

Tuesday, March 25


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


On the campaign trail with Richard Nixon.


What Rüdiger Heim learned about his father.

Excerpted from The Eternal Nazi.


Revisiting the street corner where Franz Ferdinand was shot.

Monday, March 24


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.


What caused the worst shipping disaster in maritime history?