Thursday, September 24


Hitler at Home

How the “genial Bavarian” version of Adolf Hitler became a global media celebrity, “a plain-living gentleman with a soft spot for dogs and children.”


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Toroid"

On mathematical shapes and family ruptures.


A Tragic Fight Between College-Bound Basketball Stars Changed Lives Forever

The story of a sudden death amid a high school recruiting scandal in Texas.

Wednesday, September 23


When the Womb Is a Crime Scene

An Alabama woman took the equivalent of one Valium during her pregnancy. A few weeks after she gave birth, she became one of more than 1,800 new and expecting mothers arrested under the state’s chemical endangerment law.

Longform Podcast #159: Ira Glass

Ira Glass is the host and executive producer of This American Life.

“You can only have so many questions about feelings, I think. At some point people are just like alright, enough with the feelings.”

Thanks to MailChimp, EA SPORTS FIFA 16, Fracture, and FRONTLINE's "My Brother's Bomber for sponsoring this week's episode.

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Hemingway in Love

Hemingway was in love with two women at once. He found the experience wrenching.



A profile of Yankee legend Yogi Berra, who died Tuesday.


Extreme Altruism

Julia, a 30-year-old, has spent her life trying not to take more than what she needs from the world. It’s made life very difficult.

Tuesday, September 22


The One Clean Man

Finding a saint in a leprosy settlement in Hawaii.


Gore Vidal vs. Academe

He had the mind of a scholar, but he always insisted he didn’t want to be one.