Tuesday, June 3

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Sacrament

On wine’s sacred and profane history.

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Hail Dayton

The legacy of the Scopes trial on one Tennesse town.

Monday, June 2

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Be Bossy

A profile of Sophia Amoruso, the 30-year-old CEO of Nasty Gal and author of #GIRLBOSS.

Previously: Molly Young on the Longform Podcast.

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Mother Earth Mother Board

A 42,000-word, 3-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth.

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Opportunity's Knocks

Tereza Sedgwick trains to become a nurse aid, the fastest-growing job in America. It pays just better than minimum wage and has one of the highest burnout rates of any career.

Previously: Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast.

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The Internet With a Human Face

Privacy, memory, data and advertising—how the modern web has become a Ponzi scheme and how we might be able to fix it.

Sunday, June 1

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The Birdman’s Vengeful Ghost

The catfishing of Chris Andersen.

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Should a Mental Illness Mean You Lose Your Kid?

For many, the answer from the state is “yes.” An investigation into what legally determines a person’s ability to parent.

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Who Killed Lois Duncan’s Daughter?

The author of I Know What You Did Last Summer investigates her own daughter’s unsolved murder.

Saturday, May 31

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The Exorcists Next Door

Marion and Larry Pollard live in the suburbs. They have eight grandkids and a terrier named Bella. They can also expel demons and save your soul.

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The Killer Elite

Published across three consecutive issues and later adapted into the book (and mini-series) Generation Kill, the story of bullets, bombs and a Marine platoon at war in Iraq.

Previously: Evan Wright on the Longform Podcast.