Wednesday, January 9

Longform Podcast #22: Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg is a New York Times reporter and author of The Power of Habit.

"The stuff that gets cut out gets cut out for a reason. The discipline of space is always a good discipline. If it deserves to be read, it shouldn't be on the cutting room floor ... If it ends up on the cutting room floor, there's usually a reason why."

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Into the Unknown

In 1912, 300 miles deep on a trek into the uncharted Antarctic wilderness, Douglas Mawson lost most of his crew and supplies. The story of how he got back.

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Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?

After a 19-year-old is convicted of murdering his girlfriend, her family fights to free him from prison.

Tuesday, January 8

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The Behavioral Sink

The story of Universe 25, a mouse utopia that became an overcrowded hell, and its implications for the future of humankind.

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What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?

An internet pioneer loses hope in the promise of web culture.

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Monday, January 7

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Little Girl Lost

In a matter of months she became one of the world’s most famous porn stars. Three years later, she was dead. The rise and fall of Savannah.

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Silence Like Scouring Sand

A trip to one of America’s quietest places and the guy who has dedicated his life to keeping it that way.

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The Science of Sex Abuse

On serving time for crimes not yet committed.

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Suds for Drugs

How Tide became a black market currency.

Sunday, January 6

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Germs Are Us

On the importance of the human microbiome.

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Former C.I.A. Officer Is the First to Face Prison for a Classified Leak

How John Kiriakou, a public opponent of US torture policy, became the first CIA officer convicted of leaking classified information to the press.