Friday, March 1


How to Spend 47 Hours on a Train and Not Go Crazy

A journey on the Sunset Limited, which ferries people from Louisiana to California.


Here's Jimmy Kimmel

A profile of the late-night host.


A New Prophet Rises from the Ashes of Waco

The Branch Davidians today, 20 years after the deadly standoff.


Debbie Heald Set an Important Record

A 16-year-old runner, her coach and the lasting memory of an improbable race.

Thursday, February 28


Brooklyn: The Sane Alternative

How the borough bounced back.


Tom Freston, Runaway Mogul

A Liberian road trip with the creator of MTV, Ralph Reed and a reformed cannibal named General Butt Naked.


The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer

“It seemed like everyone gets raped and assaulted and no one does anything about it; it’s like a big rape cult.”


The Trials of Nadia Naffe

Naffe, a young Republican, entered the belly of the political beast – and was nearly eaten.

Wednesday, February 27


James ‘Whitey’ Bulger & Catherine Greig’s Story

From Southie to Santa Monica, a gangster romance on the run.


A Dazzling Priest’s Lurid Fall, to Drug Case Suspect

On the Connecticut priest who dealt methamphetamine from his church and ran a sex ring from his apartment.

Longform Podcast #30: Keith Gessen

Keith Gessen is the founding editor of n+1 and a contributor to The New Yorker.

"The founding editors are slowing down. We're not mad at anyone anymore. We think everything is great. ... But amazingly at n+1, we've had this younger generation of angry young women kind of rise up. Something has created space for young editors to come in and be really angry ... But that's holy, that's the thing that makes great writing: being angry."

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Show Notes »


The economics of being a young writer.