Thursday, March 14

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Wednesday, March 13

Longform Podcast #32: Jake Silverstein

Jake Silverstein is editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly.

"Texas is not a frontier in the same way it was 150 years ago, but it still has a frontier mentality. And that's definitely true from a journalistic standpoint. ... You have more of a feeling that you're figuring things out for yourself. Which means that you make more mistakes, but you also have a little bit more leeway and freedom to find a certain path down here than you would if you were surrouded by other magazines and media companies."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode!

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Ted Kennedy Jr. Is (Finally) Ready for the Family Business

A profile of a 51-year-old preparing himself for the inevitable.

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My Brother’s Life, Unraveled

The story of a suicide.

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There Is Only Awe

On Julian Jaynes, a Princeton psychologist who told the story of how humans learned to think.

Tuesday, March 12

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The Big Short War

On a battle between billionaire hedge-funders.

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In the Eye of the Whirlpool

Searching for a mysterious whirpool on an obscure map.

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De Nimes

The history of blue jeans, “America’s greatest contribution to the global closet.”

Monday, March 11

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“We Gained Hope.”

The story of Lilly Grossman’s genome.

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The Return of Superfly

A profile of Frank Lucas, whose life was the basis for the film American Gangster, decades after his days as a kingpin.

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Excuse Us While We Kiss The Sky

Navigating the sewers of London and summiting the peaks of Paris with a group of urban explorers.