Monday, October 20


Inside the Ebola Wars

The author of The Hot Zone on how geneticists can help contain the current outbreak.


Bill Clinton in BubbaLand

At home, Arkansas’s favorite son can do no wrong.


In Conversation: Marc Andreessen

“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


Team Spirit

Memories of life as a freshman cheerleader.

Previously: Jeanne Marie Laskas goes behind the scenes with the Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleaders.

You Can Look It Up

The Wikipedia origin story.

Excerpted from The Innovators.


The Beggars of Lakewood

A small New Jersey town is world-famous among Orthodox Jews as a place to come ask for handouts.

Saturday, October 18


'Am I Being Catfished?'

An author confronts her troll.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Field Recordings"

Cemetery field recordings reveal terrifying messages.

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The Shadow Life of Jim Irsay

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 Pale Cast of Thought

The writer is reluctantly whisked away to to a small house in upstate New York to attend an ayhuasca ceremony with six strangers.


Modern Medicine Changed the Way We Die, and Not Always for the Better

On what you do and don’t learn in medical school.

Excerpted from Being Mortal.