Thursday, January 10


Right Here Waiting

After offending Richard Marx, the author meets him to hash things out.

Wednesday, January 9


New Delhi Attack: The Victim's Story

A profile of the 23-year-old woman who was savagely raped on a private bus as it circled New Delhi.

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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Show Notes »

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.


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


The Behavioral Sink

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


What Turned Jaron Lanier Against the Web?

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


Monday, January 7


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.


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.


The Science of Sex Abuse

On serving time for crimes not yet committed.


Suds for Drugs

How Tide became a black market currency.