The story of a naïve fisherman, a boat headed for Spain and 1.5 tons of cocaine.
Sunday, August 10
Saturday, August 9
The secret diary of Nina Simone.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Diaries.
To understand why a 64-year-old man would try and break the land speed record by traveling hundreds of miles per hour, you need to know a little something about his family.
Friday, August 8
Rand Paul as the movement’s Pearl Jam.
Sandra Bridewell, a Dallas socialite, and the people around her who keep dying.
Following Muammar Qaddafi’s death in 2011, Libya had hundreds of billions of dollars. This is the story of how it was erased.
Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast.
Thursday, August 7
“My mother kept scrapbooks of everything any of her children did all their lives, and among my scrapbooks are newspapers that I wrote on the typewriter at the age of six, The Hersey Family News, with ads offering my older brothers for various kinds of hard labor at very low wages.”
On Stewart Butterfield, the founder of Flickr and now Slack, a wildly popular, difficult-to-describe messaging service that has 38,000 paying subscribers just a few months after launching.
A dispatch from the World Clown Association Convention.