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Thursday, December 13

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The Umpire's Sons

A Major League umpire learns that his children share the same deadly genetic disease.

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A Soap Opera on the High Seas

On the reality TV empire of Thom Beers, creator of Deadliest Catch.

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V.S. Naipaul on the Arab Spring, Authors He Loathes, and the Books He Will Never Write

“Oh God, everybody hates Jane Austen. They don’t have the balls to say it.”

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Wednesday, December 12

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Eric Clemmons Isn't Alone in His Guilt

Revisiting a 30-year-old beating death in St. Louis.

Longform Podcast #20: Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick Radden Keefe is a staff writer at The New Yorker.

"I tend not to like really prescriptive writing, and as often as not what I want to do is kind of get in and find the stories and the narratives almost as a delivery mechanism to just get people to sit up and think about it. Honestly, the areas that I'm interested in are so obscure, often, that the thing that I want is for people just to understand and care a little bit more than they did before."

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Show Notes »
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The Idol Thief

Inside one of the biggest antiquities-smuggling rings in history.

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Live on TV: The Fall of Greece

On the clip that captured a society falling apart.

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Diary: Online Dating

On the internet dating pool.

Tuesday, December 11

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Welcome to the Hotel of Doom

A visit to the hotel North Korea starved to build, still unfinished after breaking ground in 1987.

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The Gay-Marriage Plot: Inside This Year's Other High-Stakes Campaign

The activists, politicians, and social trends that led to 2012’s gay marriage victories.

Introducing Longform Fiction

Introducing Longform Fiction

A new, standalone section on Longform featuring one fiction pick per day. Edited by Jeremy Bushnell and Jamie Yates. Also available in the Longform App and on Twitter @longformfiction.