Wednesday, April 27

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How Uber Conquered London

There are 1.7 million active Uber riders in London, about half the daily ridership of the Tube. Three years ago, there were 5,000.

Longform Podcast #190: Susie Cagle

Susie Cagle is a journalist and illustrator.

“I don’t really know what it was that made me not quit. I still kind of wonder that. There have been many times over the last couple of years even, as things are taking off in my career, things are going well, I’m writing about wonderful things that are interesting to me, and I still wonder—should I be doing this? What the hell is next year gonna look like?”

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The House That Thurman Munson Built

The life, death, and ghost of a catcher.

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Ride Along With the Cow Police

Texas’ modern day cattle rustlers and the twenty-seven lawmen who track them.

Tuesday, April 26

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Why America Is Ready for Novelist Angela Flournoy

Riding through Detroit with the author of The Turner House.

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The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis

How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.

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Hot Mess

How 2-minute noodles became a half-billion dollar debacle for Nestlé in India.

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Uncanny Valley

Living and working in the tech world.

Monday, April 25

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A Boy of Unusual Vision

Calvin Stanley is a fourth-grader at Cross Country Elementary School. He rides a bike, watches TV, plays video games and does just about everything other 10-year-old boys do. Except see.

The winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, online for the first time.

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When Bitcoin Grows Up

Money is an idea that we all agree to believe in.

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The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

“Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.”

Sunday, April 24

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The Massive Land Deal That Could Change the West Forever

In Utah, an unlikely leader is looking to end the state’s land-use wars.