Friday, July 18

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The Weird, Scary and Ingenious Brain of Maria Bamford

A profile of “America’s most vulnerable comedian.”

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One of a Kind

When a child has a condition that’s new to science.

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Get Rich or Die Shilling

The business of being Pitbull.

Thursday, July 17

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How I Became a Knausgaard Truther

Untangling the legend of “Knausgaard-free days.”

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Camp Lejeune and the U.S. Military's Polluted Legacy

How the Pentagon makes “Koch Industries look like an organic farm” when it comes to toxic water contamination.

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The Forgotten Internment

During World War II, the indigenous Aleut people were forced into camps. 10% died.

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The Many Crimes of Mel Hall

A flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sex predator.

Wednesday, July 16

Longform Podcast: The 100th Episode

A look back at some of our favorite moments from the first 99.

Thanks to our sponsors, TinyLetter and Squarespace.

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Foul Territory

A father who brought his daughter to a ballgame and the fallout from a foul ball.

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Scenes From My Life in Porn

Gang-bang buffet tables, deeply earnest 'Letters to the Editor,' ghost-writing Kierkegaard references into model bios in Barely Legal, and how a half-decade of reviewing porn eroded the thin line between the author's alter egos and self.

Previously: Evan Wright on the Longform Podcast.

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Interview: I Was A Separatist Fighter In Ukraine

A conversation with one of Russia’s “little green men”: a 24-year-old recruited to fight in Eastern Ukraine.

Tuesday, July 15

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Why Do We Have Blood Types?

More than 100 years after they were discovered, we’re still looking for an answer as to why blood types exist.