Tuesday, May 24

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A Severed Head, Two Cops, and the Radical Future of Interrogation

A novel interrogation technique is transforming the art of detective work: Shut up and let the suspect do the talking.

Previously: Robert Kolker on the Longform Podcast
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The Slideshow That Saved the World

An oral history of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

Monday, May 23

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The Great Swiss Bank Heist

Hervé Falciani, a computer engineer working at HSBC, stole the bank’s list of secret accounts. But was he out to expose tax cheats or get rich himself? Perhaps both.

Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast
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Machine Bias

There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. It’s racist.

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The Crazy Crash of NYC’s Hottest Vegan

Sarma Melngailis owned a booming vegan restaurant beloved by celebrities. But after systematically draining the company bank account, she and her husband skipped town. Last week, after nearly a year on the lam, they were arrested in a Fairfield Inn & Suites in Tennessee. The cops found them after they ordered Domino’s.

Sunday, May 22

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The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob

Peggy Jo Tallas spent most of her adult life doing two things: taking care of her ailing mother and robbing bank after bank dressed as a pudgy, bearded cowboy.

More: The Longform Guide to Bank Heists
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Ethics and the Eye of the Beholder

Thomas Pogge is a Yale professor and one of the world’s most prominent ethicists. He also stands accused of sexually harassing his female students.

Previously: Katie J.M. Baker on the Longform Podcast
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Saturday, May 21

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The Curse of the Ramones

How a group of Queens high schoolers changed music forever while barely managing to remain on speaking terms.

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If You Knew Sushi

A stroll through Tokyo’s Tsukiji, the world’s largest seafood market, and the mecca of the global sushi trade.

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Trump's People

The hard luck stories of Trump fans in Florida, New Hampshire, and Iowa, including that of a man who legally changed his name to Donald Trump Jr.

Friday, May 20

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The Short Life of Deonte Hoard

Shot and killed just shy of his 18th birthday, Deonte Hoard was one of 489 homicide victims in Chicago last year. How this happened—and how it keeps happening—is both one person’s story and the story of how a community has been forced to adjust to murder as an everyday fact of life.