How much time does Manny Pacquiao have left?
Friday, November 22
Investigating an astrophysicist’s sudden death at an isolated resesarch base in Antarctica.
Due to global warming, this island nation may cease to exist in 20 years.
Thursday, November 21
Sixty years later, a dishonorably discharged World War I veteran makes one final appeal. The 1980 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.
Manson at 79: in poor health and walking with a cane, obsessed with Vincent Bugliosi, willing to talk at length with a reporter for the first time in years, and visited every weekend by a 25-year-old woman he calls Star.
How doctors tried, and failed, to save President Kennedy.
After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely?
Wednesday, November 20
A technical explanation of the real program to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Rachel Aviv is a staff writer at The New Yorker.
"If I'm writing about the criminal justice system, I wish I were a lawyer. If I'm writing about psychiatry, I wish I were a psychiatrist. I have often filled out half my application to get a Ph.D in clinical psychology. That is one area where I am constantly on the verge of jumping the fence. But even when I wrote about religion, I thought I wanted to be a priest."
- Rachel Aviv on Longform
- Aviv's New Yorker archive
- [2:00] "Netherland" (The New Yorker • Dec 2012) [paywall]
- [14:15] "Hobson's Choice" (The Believer • Oct 2007)
- [16:00] Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought (Louis A. Sass • 1992)
- [16:00] The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness (Elyn R. Saks • 2007)
- [19:30] Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx (Adrian Nicole LeBlanc • Nov 2003)
- [21:15] "The Imperial President" (The New Yorker • Sep 2013) [paywall]
- [22:30] "The Science of Sex Abuse" (The New Yorker • Jan 2013)
- [27:00] "Like I Was Jesus" (Harper's • Aug 2009)
- [27:45] "Local Story" (The New Yorker • Mar 2013) [paywall]
- [36:45] "Fat Fiction" (The Believer • Mar 2006) [paywall]
How a comedy writer making $300,000 a year ended up homeless.
How our memories become contaminated by inaccuracies.