Friday, May 2


Lorrie Moore: The Art of Fiction No. 167

“A story is a kind of biopsy of human life.”


The Great Works of Software

In appreciation of meaningful, ubiquitous, enduring applications.

Previously: Paul Ford on the Longform Podcast.

Thursday, May 1


The Short Flight Of El Pájaro

On May 16, 1913, after he’d spent years earning a chance at American stardom, Canary Islander shortstop Alfredo Cabrera played his one and only Major League Baseball game.


On the Brink in Brownsville

Shamir is 15, bored and broke and balancing right on the edge.


How to Lose $100 Million

The undoing of Tina Brown.


Ecstatic States

Can an illegal drug heal PTSD?

Wednesday, April 30

The Longform Guide to the Death Penalty

The voting booth, the jury box, the bench and the chair — a collection of picks on all sides of capital punishmet.


Love and Death in the Cape Fear Serpentarium

Some passions are more dangerous than others.

Longform Podcast #90: Susan Dominus

Susan Dominus is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine.

"A lot of reporting is really just hanging around and not going home until something interesting happens."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show Notes »

Dirty Water: The Story of the Standells

A tour with the Stones, an appearance on The Munsters, and a song about “how Boston is a shit hole.”