Thursday, February 7


The Old Man at Burning Man

A father-son trip to the Playa.


We Never Have to Be Alone

Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show’s thrilling, scary, inept performance on German television.

Wednesday, February 6

Longform Podcast #27: Joshua Topolsky

Joshua Topolsky is editor-in-chief of The Verge.

"Sometimes you tell stories that people don't know they need to read yet. You have to keep telling those kinds of stories, and eventually people will wake up to them. Of course we look at traffic. But the main thing is, are we doing good work? At the end of the week or the end of the day, do I think, that was awesome, I'm really glad we wrote that?"

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Show Notes »

The Perfect Forecast

On meterologic obsession, making weather, and very powerful storms.

Tuesday, February 5


My Brother's Keeper

Throughout their troubled lives, identical twins William and Chris Cormier shared a preternatural bond. Then the body of a Florida journalist ended up in their backyard.



Visiting a lost friend.


The Panasonic Toughpad Press Conference

“I am not a tech journalist. I have never done this before. I don’t know what’s going on. Like most journalists everywhere, I am hungover.”


Power of Suggestion

Why psychologists love “priming.”

Monday, February 4


Why Americans Hate the Media

An explanation of enduring distaste.


Reincarnation in Exile

The challenges of growing up in the modern world as the reincarnation of a famous Tibetan lama.


A Loaded Gun

The haunted past of Amy Bishop, a University of Alabama neurobiologist who shot six colleagues during a staff meeting.