Friday, September 14


The Electric Pencil

The story of Edward Deeds, a state mental hospital patient and artistic genius.


Predator in the Ranks

Is a Marine responsible for a series of violent attacks against women?

Thursday, September 13


The Secret History of Paul Thomas Anderson

The elusive director’s early years.



An American enrolls in a Beijing ping-pong school. A series of humiliations ensue.


The Devil on Paradise Road

It started as a bluebird New Year’s Day in Mount Rainier National Park. But when a gunman murdered a ranger and then fled back into the park’s frozen backcountry, every climber, skier, and camper became a suspect—and a potential victim.


Anatomy of a Campus Coup

The failed deposal of a university president.

Wednesday, September 12



The evolution of cheating in chess.

Longform Podcast #6: Mac McClelland

Mac McClelland is a human rights reporter for Mother Jones.

"There's a lot of strength and resiliance even in the worst stories ever. I mean, you do get bogged down by how much evil so many people are willing to perpetrate in the world. But I guess the little beam of sunshine that you're looking for, that hits me in the face in the morning, is just the character and intergrity of the people who are involved. "

Show Notes »

The Strange Fate of Kim's Video

How the museum-quality 55,000 film collection that an East Village video store gave away ended up in a small, possibly mob-run village in Sicily.


Eddie Is Gone

On surf legend Eddie Aikau and the complicated history of Hawaii.


Crushing Debt Drove Me to Kosovo — And Then to Iraq

On working in a war zone to pay the bills.

Tuesday, September 11


Obama’s Way

Unprecedented access to six months in the life of the President of the United States.