Tuesday, August 19

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Evaporated

On the trail of Austin Tice and the late James Foley, freelance journalists who were kidnapped in Syria in 2012.

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“O, Excellent Air Bag”

On the highly enjoyable, nearly fatal first experiments with laughing gas in late 18th-century London.

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Going It Alone

Elias Pompa is the lone deputy in one of the poorest counties in Texas. He is also at the center of the U.S. border crisis.

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DIY Diagnosis

Kim Goodsell had a pair of rare diseases. Doctors didn’t have the time to look for a link. So she taught herself genetics and found it herself.

Monday, August 18

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The Watts "Manifesto" & the McCone Report

On the anger that led to the Watts Riots of 1965, the mistakes made during those six days in August, and how little changed afterward.

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Kid Cannabis

The rise and fall of a chubby Idaho pizza delivery boy turned weed kingpin.

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The French and Indian War in Pittsburgh: A Memoir

On a childhood fascination with the mid-18th century battle.

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The Spy Who Loved Me

In 1984, Jacqui met Bob Lambert at an animal-rights protest. They fell in love, had a son. Then Bob disappeared. It would take 25 years for Jacqui to learn that he had been working undercover.

Sunday, August 17

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Let’s Be Real

On Cops, cop movies and Ferguson.

Previously: Wesley Morris on the Longform Podcast.

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Kim Dotcom: From Playboy Entrepreneur to Political Firebrand

A profile of the Megaupload founder, who has started a political party in New Zealand as the U.S. continues to fight for his extradition.

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The Rise of Beefcake Yoga

Once their careers end, pro wrestlers often fall into emotional and physical disrepair. One of their own, Diamond Dallas Page, has a fix.