Saturday, December 1


Toques from Underground

Los Angeles’ Wolvesmouth and the unlicensed dining industry.

Friday, November 30


EST, Werner Erhard, And the Corporatization of Self-Help

How Human Potential Movement workshops permeated our lives and our businesses.


This Is Amazing!

A profile of Huell Howser, the happiest man on TV.


Panic in Jerusalem

A community says its children are being targeted by a group of pedophiles. But did widespread sexual abuse actually take place?

Thursday, November 29


Rich Man, Poor Man

Jack Whittaker won a $314 million Powerball jackpot. This bit of luck would destroy him.


Questions Concerning the Murder of Benazir Bhutto

An inquiry into the assassination of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister.


Still Richard

Richard Simmons at 64, sweatin’ to the oldies (and country and disco) thrice weekly.

Wednesday, November 28

Longform Podcast #18: Mike Sager

Mike Sager, writer-at-large for Esquire and founder of The Sager Group.

"I was instilled with this thing by my parents who loved me — they fucked me up plenty but they loved the shit out of me — where I can go with people who are different and I don't feel bad about myself. I've had 13-year-old pit-bull fighting kids shame me horribly...throw pebbles at my head, and it doesn't bother me. Because when I'm a reporter, I'm not me. I'm just there to get the job done and learn stuff. I don't take it personally. Plus, I know I'm going to get the last word."

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Show Notes »

The Devil and John Holmes

He was a nobody who became a porn star, a porn star who became a destitute freebaser, an addict who set up his dealer to be robbed, and finally witness to a retaliatory massacre at the house they called Wonderland.


Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?

A species of jellyfish that can transform itself back to a polyp at any time appears to debunk the most fundamental law of the natural world — you are born, and then you die.