Tuesday, November 20

Longform Podcast #17: Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis is a contributing editor at Wired and author of the new ebook John McAfee's Last Stand.

"This is a pretty unique situation [for me]. Never has a multimillionaire tech pioneer gone on the lam for a murder and called me from hiding. Yeah, this is a first."

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Show Notes »

A Mind Dismembered

On the history of Nigerian penis theft.


In Conversation: Tina Brown

A wide-ranging chat with the magazine editor.

Monday, November 19


The Man Who Charged Himself With Murder

Trevell Coleman wasn’t sure whether he’d killed a man. But after 17 years, he needed to find out.

The Nick Paumgarten Archive

The Nick Paumgarten Archive

Elevators, online dating and the mind behind Super Mario Bros.Paumgarten on Longform.



The Grateful Dead’s afterlife.


They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside

How a small group academics revealed an ancient order of opthamologists.

Sunday, November 18


Interview: Yayoi Kusama

An interview with the Japanese artist, who has resided in a mental institution since committing herself in 1975.

Saturday, November 17


Tunnel Vision

The story of an avalanche, as told by a survivor.


The Fourth State of Matter

A week in the author’s life when it became impossible to control the course of events.

Friday, November 16


The Tragedy of Britney Spears

A profile of Spears at her nadir.


The Markovian Parallax Denigrate: Unraveling the Internet’s Oldest and Weirdest mystery

How conspiracy theory links the internet’s first spam (a series of randomly generated words with the subject line Markovian Parallax Denigrate) with a woman who posed as a CIA agent and was convicted of receiving funds from Saddam Hussein’s government.