Friday, November 22

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They're Watching You at Work

On using data to hire and fire.

Thursday, November 21

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Zepp's Last Stand

Sixty years later, a dishonorably discharged World War I veteran makes one final appeal. The 1980 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.

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Charles Manson Today

Manson at 79: in poor health and walking with a cane, obsessed with Vincent Bugliosi, willing to talk at length with a reporter for the first time in years, and visited every weekend by a 25-year-old woman he calls Star.

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A Death in Emergency Room One

How doctors tried, and failed, to save President Kennedy.

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Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future

After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely?

Wednesday, November 20

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Stuxnet's Secret Twin

A technical explanation of the real program to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Longform Podcast #69: Rachel Aviv

Rachel Aviv is a staff writer at The New Yorker.

"If I'm writing about the criminal justice system, I wish I were a lawyer. If I'm writing about psychiatry, I wish I were a psychiatrist. I have often filled out half my application to get a Ph.D in clinical psychology. That is one area where I am constantly on the verge of jumping the fence. But even when I wrote about religion, I thought I wanted to be a priest."

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What It's Like to Fail

How a comedy writer making $300,000 a year ended up homeless.

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How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

How our memories become contaminated by inaccuracies.

Tuesday, November 19

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Ghost Cat

On the mountain lions of Los Angeles.

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Inside the One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed the Secrets and Atrocities of Syria's War

A profile of Eliot Higgins, whose blog, Brown Moses, has become required reading at intelligence agencies, human rights organizations, and news outlets around the world.

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Shelter From The Storm

The inside story of Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks.