Friday, January 31


The Spectacular Unraveling of Washington’s Favorite Shrink

How a once-lauded psychiatrist became a prolific prescriber of painkillers in one of Virginia’s poorest and most isolated counties.


Fatal Indifference

On hit-and-run deaths, and in particular, that of Tiara Nichelle Jackson on the Beltway.

Thursday, January 30


The Houseboat Summit

An extended conversation on the problem of whether to “drop out or take over” conducted on Alan Watts’ houseboat, the S.S. Vallejo.


Ghosts of the Tsunami

The haunted aftermath of disaster in Japan.


Far From Home

On the foreign workers of Dubai, who now make up 90 percent of the city’s population.

Wednesday, January 29


Longform Podcast #77: Dan P. Lee

Dan P. Lee is a contributing writer at New York.

"I don't believe in answers. That's what compels me to write all of these stories. None of them ends nicely, none of them ends neatly."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show Notes »

The Mark

On then-agent, now-congressman Michael Grimm and what happens when an F.B.I. informant turns out to be a con man.


Twilight on the Tundra

An adventure on the Beringia, a dog sled race stretching 685 miles over Russia’s frozen tundra.

Tuesday, January 28


In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple

How Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, all nine-sixteenths of a second of it, changed TV, the internet, and American culture.


Secrets From Belfast

An oral history project involving former IRA members becomes a prolonged court battle over a four-decade-old murder.