Thursday, May 16


Dirty Medicine

An investigation into widespread criminal fraud at a generic drug company.

Wednesday, May 15


The Animal Mind Reader

On the biology of animal emotion.


Drugstore Cowboy

The con man who cost Google $500 million.

Longform Podcast #41: Jonathan Shainin

Jonathan Shainin is senior editor at The Caravan in Delhi.

"Working in an environment that's foreign, where you have to kind of think through a lot of things from the ground up ... I find it to be really stimulating to have to interrogate the assumptions that you have as an editor about what's interesting and what's not interesting, what's a good story and what's a bad story, what's the story that's been done a million times already. When you get out of a place that is your place, you have to kind of think through some things in a fresh way. And that can be really productive."

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Show Notes »

Some of My Best Friends Are Germs

Medicine used to be obsessed with eradicating the tiny bugs that live within us. Now we’re beginning to understand all the ways they keep us healthy.


Only Mr. God Knows Why

The meaning of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Tuesday, May 14


Welcome to the Programmable World

In the not-so-distant future, all of our objects will talk to each other. They’ll make our coffee, find our keys, save our lives. The roadmap to a fully networked existence.


The Shooting Star and The Model

Inside the Oscar Pistorius murder case.


How the Trailer Park Could Save Us All

Rethinking mobile homes as senior housing.


Please Snort Me: An Oral History of Brooklyn's Most Notorious Bar

The story of Kokie’s, and its gentrifying Williamsburg neighborhood.

Monday, May 13


Bret, Unbroken

His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap thought just being able to hold down a job, keep an apartment, and survive on his own added up to a good enough life. Then he discovered running.

The Longform Guide to the Brain

Longform Guide to the Brain

Experimental neuroscience, conjoined minds, and everlasting consciousness — a collection of picks on the human brain.