Thursday, February 20


Tom Steyer: An Inconvenient Billionaire

“If we do nothing, we’re dead! We’re toast!”


On Not Going Home

An Englishman’s eighteen years of exile-by-choice.

Wednesday, February 19

Longform Podcast #80: Wil S. Hylton (live)

Wil S. Hylton, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, is the author of Vanished.

"I despise the fucking nut graf. I think it's a joke, a cop out. The story probably should be about something larger than itself but if you have to tell people what that is, you've failed from the beginning. If they can't find it, you didn't put it there and you shouldn't be beating them over the head with it."

Thanks to TinyLetter and The Fog Horn for sponsoring this week's episode, and to the Writing Department at the University of Pittsburgh for hosting.

Show Notes »

36 Hours On The Fake Campaign Trail With Donald Trump

Over the course of 25 years, he’s repeatedly toyed with the idea of running for president and now, maybe, governor of New York. With all but his closest apostles finally tired of the charade, even the Donald himself has to ask, what’s the point? On the plane and by the pool with the man who will not be king.


Seduced and Abandoned

The dissolution of Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng’s marriage amidst evidence of her affairs with Tony Blair and Eric Schmidt.


Trophy Slaughter

Inside the criminal operation illegally buying, selling and killing tigers – and selling their meat at the local butcher.


That Chop on the Upbeat

Investigating ska’s moment of conception.

Tuesday, February 18


A Kielbasa Too Far

If you don’t get sick, was it really a vacation?


The Facebook Comment That Ruined a Life

“I guess what you post on Facebook matters.” An 18-year-old faces 10 years in jail for a sarcastic threat on Facebook.


What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society

The first known infiltration of the finance fraternity Kappa Beta Phi.

Excerpted from Young Money.

Sexual Assault at God's Harvard

On the culture of abuse and coverup at Patrick Henry College.

Monday, February 17


This Old Man

Love, loss, and life at 93.