Monday, April 11

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A Maddening Sound

Two percent of humans can hear the Hum, a mysterious, low rumble in the distance. It might exist. It might be imaginary. It might be both.

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The Untouchables

A brazen land grab in Zimbabwe and why it’s getting harder to stop multinational corporations.

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The Assad Files

How war-crimes investigators captured top-secret documents tying the Syrian regime to mass murder.

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Sunday, April 10

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The Man Who Recorded, Tamed and Then Sold Nature Sounds to America

How Irv Teibel pioneered the capturing and repackaging of nature’s acoustics.

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'A Premature and Unnatural Death' in Rural Oklahoma

White women between 25 and 55 have been dying at accelerating rates over the past decade. Anna Marrie Jones was one.

Previously: What's Killing Poor White Women?

Saturday, April 9

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The Secret of Grey Gardens

A tale of wealth and rebellion in East Hampton.

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Mother for Hire

Immigrant nannies leave their own children behind to care for others’.

Rachel Aviv on the Longform Podcast
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Something Uneasy in the Los Angeles Air

On the overstated effect of the Santa Ana winds on human behavior and the understated impact of climate change on LA’s seasons.

Friday, April 8

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Car Trouble

Inside the lucrative, predatory, booming world of subprime car loans.

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Secrets of the Little Blue Box

How phone phreakers, many of them blind, opened up Ma Bell to unlimited free international calling using a technical manual and a toy organ.

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What the Hell Happened in East New York?

The story of a broken neighborhood.