Friday, March 15

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After the Mile

The story of Tim Danielson, one of America’s top high school distance runners, who went on to murder his ex-wife.

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The Things They Leave Behind

Mementos left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the man in charge of cataloging them.

Thursday, March 14

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The Crush of the Ring

“He was, it must be said, a pig. And my heart grew fonder.”

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Wednesday, March 13

Longform Podcast #32: Jake Silverstein

Jake Silverstein is editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly.

"Texas is not a frontier in the same way it was 150 years ago, but it still has a frontier mentality. And that's definitely true from a journalistic standpoint. ... You have more of a feeling that you're figuring things out for yourself. Which means that you make more mistakes, but you also have a little bit more leeway and freedom to find a certain path down here than you would if you were surrouded by other magazines and media companies."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode!

Show Notes »
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What Is Poetry? And Does It Pay?

A trip to the Famous Poets Society convention/contest in Reno.

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Ted Kennedy Jr. Is (Finally) Ready for the Family Business

A profile of a 51-year-old preparing himself for the inevitable.

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My Brother’s Life, Unraveled

The story of a suicide.

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There Is Only Awe

On Julian Jaynes, a Princeton psychologist who told the story of how humans learned to think.

Tuesday, March 12

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The Big Short War

On a battle between billionaire hedge-funders.

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In the Eye of the Whirlpool

Searching for a mysterious whirpool on an obscure map.