Friday, July 11

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On Amir Taaki and Cody Wilson, two anarchists with a history of creating controversial software, and their dream of an economy based on untraceable, uncontrollable money.

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A 2011 profile of LeBron James, originally meant to run in Port, that was killed by Nike.

Thursday, July 10

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The salacious correspondence between the President and his mistress.

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How divisions between Nigeria’s Muslim North and Christian South resulted in the birth of terror’s most ruthless movement.

Excerpted from The Hunt for Boko Haram.

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Dov Charney’s struggle to keep control of American Apparel.

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From Norwegian waters to European plates.

Wednesday, July 9

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Longform Podcast #99: John Heilemann

John Heilemann is the managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and the co-author of Game Change and Double Down.

"If you're a writer, and you're not an asshole, you want the maximum number of people to read your stuff. There's nothing wrong with that. There's no great glory in cultivating some niche audience. I do this work because I believe in what I'm doing. I'm not trying to compromise my principles or my standards to get a larger audience. But once I've written the thing of which I feel confident and proud, which I feel is ethically and journalistically sound, I then want the maximum number of people to read it."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show Notes »
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The 50,000-word story of Microsoft’s antitrust case.

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A reporter encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi.

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The dispute over what may be the biggest sunken treasure ever found – and who gets to keep it.

Tuesday, July 8

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A profile of the boxer Floyd Patterson, after a painful loss to Sonny Liston.