Wednesday, June 5


When the Beautiful Game Turns Ugly

A journey into the world of Italy’s racist soccer thugs.

Longform Podcast #44: Jonathan Abrams

Jonathan Abrams covers the NBA for Grantland.

"Players know that with the stories I do I'm not trying to burn anybody. I'm trying to tell a story for what it's worth and be honest to that person. ...That's one of my main goals, that you know why this person is [a certain] way when they step on the court. You know why Monta Ellis is going to keep shooting the ball. You know why Zach Randolph is such a gritty player. What these guys have gone through growing up, it materializes in their game."

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East Side Story

A murder case involving two young, privileged New Yorkers rivets the city.


Accidental Rewilding

How humanitarian disasters are good for nature.

Tuesday, June 4


The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory

How to drive across America in less than 32 hours and 7 minutes.


The First Church of Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer

In the ’50s and ’60s, the Reverend Will Campbell marched with MLK Jr. and worked to desegregate the University of Mississippi. Later, broke, he took a job as Waylon Jennings’ roadie and occasional spiritual guru. Afterward, his ministry grew even stranger and more itinerant.


Beyond Recognition

The story of a face transplant.


Maxed Out on Everest

On the dangerous glut of visitors looking to conquer Mt. Everest, where there is sometimes a two-hour wait to climb the Hillary Step.

Monday, June 3


The Deep State

A profile of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, prime minister of Turkey.

The Longform Guide to Cocaine

The Longform Guide to Cocaine

A collection of picks on how coke is made, distributed and consumed.


Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi

The odyssey of Kim Jong-il’s personal chef.