Friday, September 7

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Did a handsome young Green Beret doctor kill his pregnant wife and two daughters? Or, as he claims, did a group of candle-carrying hippies carry out a vicious home invasion while chanting “Acid is groovy, kill the pigs”? A mystery that spanned three decades.

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On the road with the makeup-clad band.

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A profile of the oft-shirtless tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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Putting killer animals on trial.

Thursday, September 6

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An essay on Jay-Z.

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Writing a “stunt memoir” in the waterpark capital of the world.

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The Buckeye State’s fortunes and the fight for credit.

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The governor of Arkansas, profiled.

Wednesday, September 5

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“It was creepy to wake up violently in the middle of the night. It was creepier when no one could tell me why it was happening.”

Longform Podcast #5: Paul Ford

Paul Ford is a writer and programmer.

"You don't really read a newspaper to preserve journalism, or save great journalism, or to keep the newspaper going. You read it because it gives you a sense of power or control over the environment that you're in, and actually sort of helps you define what your personal territory is, and what the things are that matter for you. As long as products serve that need—as long as books allow you to explore spaces that it's otherwise really hard for you to explore and so on—I think people will continue to read them."

Show Notes »
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An essay about phone dials and a response to the end of blogging.

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How Wall Street got addicted to trading at the speed of light.