Thursday, April 25

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In Florida, A Food-stamp Recruiter Deals With Wrenching Choices

Dillie Nerios’s job is to convince people food is a right, not a luxury.

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Lost on Everest

The harrowing first ascent of the mountain’s West Ridge.

Wednesday, April 24

Longform Podcast #38: Ted Conover

Ted Conover is the author of five books and the recent Harper's article "The Way of All Flesh."

"My identity is a rubber band. It can stretch that way and it can stretch this way. When I get home it goes mostly back into the shape it's been, but not completely. And it's that not completely that is interesting and makes me who I am."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode!

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Out in the Great Alone

A trip to the Iditarod.

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Inside America's Dirty Wars

On the drone strikes that killed Anwar al-Awlaki and his U.S.-born son.

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The Gales of November

The sole survivor of a 1966 shipwreck tells his tale.

Tuesday, April 23

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Natural Born Killers

A collection of war stories told by women who have seen combat while serving in the U.S. military.

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‘I Bet Your Mama Was a Tent-Show Queen’

Fifty years ago, a gay, cross-dressing, black singer named Jackie Shane scored a surprise radio hit. A few years later, he disappeared.

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The Life & Crimes of Dan Seavey

“Dan Seavey stepped ashore the docks of Grand Haven, Michigan, armed with two of the most dangerous weapons known to man: booze and bad intentions.” The story of the early 20th century’s fiercest Great Lakes pirate.

Monday, April 22

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Them and Them

In Ramapo, New York, the immigrant community and the growing population of Hasidic Jews had eyed each increasing wariness for years. Then the Hasidim took over the public schools, schools their children do not attend, and proceeded to gut them.

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When the Earth Moved

On the history of Earth Day and the failure of the modern environmental movement.