Monday, July 1

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The Call of Battle

After two tours in Iraq, the writer returns to a volatile region of Afghanistan as an embedded journalist.

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Michael Light in Conversation with Lawrence Weschler

How to photograph Los Angeles from a helicopter.

Sunday, June 30

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The Art of Translation

On the sins of the lazy translator.

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The Watchers

A startup’s plan to launch a fleet of cheap, small, ultra-efficient imaging satellites and revolutionize data collection.

Saturday, June 29

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Los Infiltradores

Why three young undocumented activists intentionally got themselves detained.

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The Octogenarian Who Took on the Shoguns

On Japan’s Hokkaido, an island the size of Ireland, and its rebel leader of lore, Shakushain.

Friday, June 28

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Captive Audience

Listening to music in prison.

Longform Podcast #48: Evan Ratliff

Evan Ratliff, a co-host of the Longform Podcast, discusses "The Oilman's Daughter," his new story in The Atavist.

"This woman was given the opportunity to take on a new identity. And it was a mistake. She never should've done it. If there was a way for her to go back and say, 'No, I don't want to know this. I want to be who I am,' then I think she should've taken that. … I'm fascinated with people who want to radically shift their identity. It almost never works out well."

Show Notes »
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The Upside of Trauma

What good can come of tragedy.

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Armey in Exile

Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe build the most powerful Tea Party organization in the country. Then a feud threatened to undo everything.

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Medical Research: Cell Division

The controversial history of WI-38, a cell strain created from an aborted fetus “that has arguably helped to save more lives than any other created by researchers.”