A conversation about leadership, Grantland, regret, and the President’s favorite conspiracy theories.
Tuesday, November 17
Monday, November 16
On October 17, 1973, John McClamrock was paralyzed playing high school football. Doctors doubted he would make it through the night. But he and his mother refused to give up—for more than three decades.
How the woman who brought Westboro Baptist to Twitter came to question the church’s beliefs.
A former staffer on how the company failed its female employees.
Sunday, November 15
Rukmini Callimachi discusses how she covers ISIS for The New York Times.See also: Longform Podcast #129: Rukmini Callimachi (Part 2)
How a tattooed video store clerk with a history of drinking and drug use ended up at an Islamic self-help class leading to the birth of ISIS.
Saturday, November 14
Kaskade is a 44-year-old devout Mormon father of three who has never touched a drink. He makes over $500,000 a night as an EDM performer.
Friday, November 13
Paul Phua rose from a Borneo numbers runner to being the biggest bookmaker in the world. Then he found poker.
“As the world’s best-known oceanographer—Sylvia is to our era what Jacques Cousteau was to an earlier one—she feels a heavy responsibility. In her lifetime, she has seen the ocean damaged in ways humans never thought it could be. The ongoing disaster leaves her mournful, desolate, and sometimes scary to talk to. Since her first dive, in a sponge-diver’s helmet in a Florida river when she was 16, she has spent 7,000 hours, or the better part of a year, underwater.”
A reckless billion-dollar industry that occasionally kills.