On the appeal of Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.
Wednesday, January 14
Designing technology that allows ALS patients to communicate.
Tuesday, January 13
A 58-year-old diabetic and his team of amateur rugby players attempt to qualify for the 1984 Summer Olympics in rowing.
The story of Tyrone Hood, who served 21 years for a murder he didn’t commit, and the Chicago criminal justice apparatus that allowed a serial killer to go free.
Previously: Nicholas Schmidle on the Longform Podcast.
Sheikh Humarr Khan was a globally renowned expert in tropical diseases, and the hero who ran Sierra Leone’s worst Ebola ward. So why, when he finally fell ill, was he denied the extraordinary treatments that could have saved him?
Monday, January 12
Cancer, poverty, and a reporter taking care of her source.
The theme-park chain where kids learn to pilot a plane, pay taxes, and pretend to be adults.
In March 1971, John and Bonnie Raines broke into an FBI office, stealing documents that revealed that the government was spying on its own citizens. Today, they’re hailed as heroes. Is this what the future holds for Edward Snowden?
Sunday, January 11
Cheryl Shuman has been a coupon queen, an optician to the stars and the plaintiff in a lawsuit against Steven Segal. Now she’s the face of the high-end weed market.
More: The Longform Guide to Weed.
"The Colonel went out sailing. He spoke with Turk and Jew . . ."