Thursday, August 30

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Diary of a Mad Fact-Checker

On “soldiers for credibility” and the tug of war over truth.

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The Thin Blue Lie

An exposé of the New York Police Department’s Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Wednesday, August 29

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Punk Rock Fight Club

Inside FSU, the hardcore brotherhood where the wrong t-shirt can get you killed.

Longform Podcast #4: Jon Mooallem

Jon Mooallem is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and author of an upcoming book on people and wild animals.

"If I just kind of assume it's going to work out one way or another, it can be a real fun adventure to find the path from here to there. You know, hopefully just as you do more, that excitement starts to outweigh the horror of messing up."

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What’s a Monkey to Do in Tampa?

Freedom, the GOP, and a rhesus macaque on the loose.

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The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy

Inside the business of manufacturing online product reviews.

Tuesday, August 28

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Manufacturing Taste

The history of Kraft Dinner, Canada’s “de facto national dish.”

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The Throwaways

The perilous existence of confidential informants.

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The Best Night $500,000 Can Buy

How the biggest club in Vegas does business.

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The Framing Wars

How “grand metaphors” drive politics.