Thursday, June 12

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Wednesday, June 11

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A former Eagle Scout attends the National Boy Scout Jamboree, aka Jambo, held at a brand-new, $100 million scouting wonderland called The Summit.

Longform Podcast #96: Nathaniel Rich

Nathaniel Rich writes for Rolling Stone, Harper's and the New York Times Magazine. His latest novel is Odds Against Tomorrow.

"I'm drawn to obsession. I think I'm an obsessive in a way, probably most writers are. It's an obsessive act to sit at a desk by yourself."

Thanks to TinyLetter and EA SPORTS FIFA WORLD CUP for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show Notes »
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Going undercover with David Sullivan, cult infiltrator.

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One woman’s ghastly dollhouse dioramas turned crime scene investigation into a science.

Tuesday, June 10

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How the island paradise of Seychelles became a magnet for money launderers and tax dodgers.

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Britney Spears works Vegas, bitch.

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Possible clues about Lincoln’s murder in the unlikeliest place.

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How coach Jurgen Klinsmann, “soccer’s Alexis de Tocqueville,” is trying to give the US an identity.

Monday, June 9

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The creator of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy offers advice to the Dartmouth class of 2014.

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A portrait of Ben Todd, a DIY champion of the emerging music scene in Nashville.