Wednesday, October 22

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Buying High: How to Get Rich on Pot Stocks

Adventures with the Wolf of Weed Street.

Longform Podcast #114: Jessica Pressler

Jessica Pressler writes for New York, Elle and GQ.

"I really like hustlers, stories about someone who comes out of nowhere and tries to do it for themselves. Those people are just easy to like. Even when they're sort of terrible, they're easy to like."

Thanks to TinyLetter and Warby Parker for sponsoring this week's episode.

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The Same River Twice

The story of rivers and relationships.

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My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

“The idea for Handybook occurred to me when I was studying at Harvard. It was so hard to find a reliable cleaning service to tidy my apartment! You know?”

Tuesday, October 21

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The Red Flag in the Flowerpot

Ben Bradlee’s nagging concerns about Deep Throat.

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"Hurt That Bitch"

What undercover investigators saw inside a factory farm.

Excerpted from The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food.

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Harry Major Took in Ex-Cons for Sex and Friendship. Then He Turned Up Dead.

“You probably don’t believe me, but I didn’t kill Harry.”

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Cheeky Genius

A profile of Nicki Minaj.

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Warehouse Empire

The political maneuvering behind the growth of massive consumer goods warehouses and the health hazards that often follow.

Monday, October 20

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Dynasty

A profile of Oscar de la Renta.