The author of The Hot Zone on how geneticists can help contain the current outbreak.
Monday, October 20
At home, Arkansas’s favorite son can do no wrong.
“There are people who are wired to be skeptics and there are people who are wired to be optimists. And I can tell you, at least from the last 20 years, if you bet on the side of the optimists, generally you’re right.’Previously: Kevin Roose on the Longform Podcast.
Sunday, October 19
Memories of life as a freshman cheerleader.
Previously: Jeanne Marie Laskas goes behind the scenes with the Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleaders.
The Wikipedia origin story.
Excerpted from The Innovators.
A small New Jersey town is world-famous among Orthodox Jews as a place to come ask for handouts.
Saturday, October 18
The tragic romance of Jim Irsay, the shrewd owner of the Indianapolis Colts, and Kimberly Wundrum, a mother who shared his longtime addiction to painkillers, that ended with her overdosing in the secret condo he bought her.
Friday, October 17
The writer is reluctantly whisked away to to a small house in upstate New York to attend an ayhuasca ceremony with six strangers.
On what you do and don’t learn in medical school.
Excerpted from Being Mortal.