Wednesday, December 5

Longform Podcast #19: Choire Sicha

Choire Sicha is co-founder of The Awl.

"People come to me pretty much every week ... and say 'I'm starting a website about ... say ... Canadian ... candy makers' and they're like 'What's the secret?' And I say, the secret is when we launched there were three of us. Two of us were doing editorial. And one of was doing business. And guess what? We had a new product and he had nothing to do all day so he had to make himself a job that was about revenue. So, who is this dedicated person at your company? And they're like 'we're both editorial' and I'm like 'you're hosed, you're done, forget about it.'"

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode!

Show Notes »

The Bottle and the Babe

A profile of Robert Cade, a University of Florida professor and inventor of Gatorade.


Stagger Lee

Reverse engineering the details of a murder that took place in St. Louis on Christmas Night in 1895 from over a century of popular song.

Tuesday, December 4


The Smartest Girls in the Room

How an obscure Australian judge and a hard-charging lawyer put the S&P on trial for the global financial collapse.


When Books Could Change Your Life

On the power of youth literature.


The Rise and Fall of 'Nails'

Baseball legend Lenny Dykstra’s on-field brilliance and private-life disasters, from drunk driving to failed investment and publishing ventures.

Monday, December 3


Remains of the Day

A wedding photographer catches up with his past clients.


Man on Fire

The story of one Tibetan’s protest.


4:52 on Christmas Morning

A father’s life, one year after the death of his three daughters in a fire.


Pregnant Pause?

On drinking alcohol while pregnant.

Sunday, December 2


The Zombie Hunters

Tracking cyberextortionists and their roving swarms of bots.