Thursday, January 23


The Sordid End of David Meggett

Meggett was an All-Pro running back for the New York Giants. He was also a serial rapist.

Wednesday, January 22


Sex and Death on the Road to Nirvana

A convert dies in the Arizona desert and the secrets of a controversial guru start spilling out.

Longform Podcast #76: Roger D. Hodge

Roger D. Hodge is the editor of Oxford American.

"My career isn't all that interesting insofar as I've been an editor. I'm much more interested in talking about writers and stories. That's the main thing: telling these stories, creating this platform, this context for the best possible storytelling."

Thanks to TinyLetter and Random House for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show Notes »

The Secret Double Life of Mister Cee, Hip-Hop's Most Beloved DJ

A profile of the Hot 97 DJ a few months after “he told the truth about who he is, even if it’s not entirely clear—even to Mister Cee himself, even now, to this day—what exactly that truth is.”


Snapshots of the Underground

Moe Tucker narrates her time drumming in the Velvet Underground.

Tuesday, January 21


Sad YouTube

Finding personal stories buried deep in the YouTube comments.


In The Name Of Love

How “Do What You Love” devalues actual work.

Monday, January 20


Aspen and the End of Snow

How the ski town of the super-rich is responding to global warming.


On Breaking One's Neck

A physician reports on his own catastrophic injury.