Friday, July 18


The Weird, Scary and Ingenious Brain of Maria Bamford

A profile of “America’s most vulnerable comedian.”


One of a Kind

When a child has a condition that’s new to science.


Get Rich or Die Shilling

The business of being Pitbull.

Thursday, July 17


How I Became a Knausgaard Truther

Untangling the legend of “Knausgaard-free days.”


Camp Lejeune and the U.S. Military's Polluted Legacy

How the Pentagon makes “Koch Industries look like an organic farm” when it comes to toxic water contamination.


The Forgotten Internment

During World War II, the indigenous Aleut people were forced into camps. 10% died.


The Many Crimes of Mel Hall

A flamboyant player, a charismatic coach, and a sex predator.

Wednesday, July 16

Longform Podcast: The 100th Episode

A look back at some of our favorite moments from the first 99.

Thanks to our sponsors, TinyLetter and Squarespace.

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Foul Territory

A father who brought his daughter to a ballgame and the fallout from a foul ball.


Scenes From My Life in Porn

Gang-bang buffet tables, deeply earnest 'Letters to the Editor,' ghost-writing Kierkegaard references into model bios in Barely Legal, and how a half-decade of reviewing porn eroded the thin line between the author's alter egos and self.

Previously: Evan Wright on the Longform Podcast.


Interview: I Was A Separatist Fighter In Ukraine

A conversation with one of Russia’s “little green men”: a 24-year-old recruited to fight in Eastern Ukraine.

Tuesday, July 15


Why Do We Have Blood Types?

More than 100 years after they were discovered, we’re still looking for an answer as to why blood types exist.