Wednesday, September 24

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Inside the Secret Life of Ronald Stan

Jeff Walton is a 69-year-old plumber with a wife and 35-year-old son. It turns out he’s also Ronald Stan, a Canadian man who faked his own death in 1977.

Longform Podcast #110: Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes hosts All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC and is an editor-at-large for The Nation.

"The instability was so intense and the anguish and frustration were so intense that there wasn’t a ton of time to think through, 'Well, what is my role in this?' Mostly it was: wake up in the morning after two or three hours of sleep and start going to stuff, talking to people, and keep doing that until the show happens."

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The Body Electric

What it’s like to be struck by lightning.

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Disappearing Darkness

On America’s vanishing night sky and life in perpetual light.

Tuesday, September 23

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Ted Kennedy on the Rocks

A sober look at the Senator.

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The Fight of Their Lives

ISIS vs. the Kurds.

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Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What?

How the tech billionaire came to own 87,000 acres, three hotels, a wastewater treatment plant, a cemetery and 380 cats.

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When No Gender Fits: A Quest to Be Seen as Just a Person

“Kelsey’s gender identity is ‘non-binary.’ Or, ‘agender.’ It’s what Kelsey feels comfortable with, even though the world keeps insisting, in a million little ways, that Kelsey has to choose.”

Monday, September 22

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Zero Percent Water

Scenes from the California drought.

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Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault

The survivors who “have built the most effective, organized anti-rape movement since the late ’70s.”