A beloved girls’ basketball coach is accused of sexually molesting several of his players.
Friday, May 24
Patsy Cline’s hometown and the debate over her legacy.
Thursday, May 23
How self-harm came to take more lives than war, murder and natural disasters combined.
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The motley gang of L.A. teens that cat-burgled celebrities, sometimes repeatedly, in search of designer clothes, jewelry, and something to do. The story that became The Bling Ring.
A profile of legendary L.A. crack dealer Freeway Rick Ross, now out of jail and trying to sell everything from weaves to his own biopic, written by a journalist who has known him for decades.
Wednesday, May 22
Inside the White Student Union of Towson University.
The battle over stop-and-frisk within the NYPD’s ranks.
Mat Honan is a senior writer at Wired.
"[The tech] industry—especially as it relates to a lot the silly apps and the silly websites and the silly shit that we put up with—is ridiculous. It's just such a hype fest, people living off of jargon and nonsense. There are entire conferences devoted to nonsense! ... I like to skewer that stuff, because I don't want to feel responsible for it. I don't want to feel like I'm making someone go out and buy some piece of shit they don't need."
Thanks to this week's sponsor, TinyLetter!
Show notes and links:
- [0:30] Pop-Up Magazine
- [2:00] "How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking" (Wired • Aug 2012)
- [6:00] "Yes, I Was Hacked. Hard." (Honan's Tumblr)
- [17:15] "Liveblog: Get the Latest Updates From Google I/O 2013" (Wired • May 2013)
- [17:30] "Welcome to Google Island" (Wired • May 2013)
- [18:30] "Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter" (Gizmodo • Jan 2012)
- [27:30] @RUSirius
- [29:15] "I Am Here: One Man's Experiment With the Location-Aware Lifestyle" (Wired • Jan 2009)
- [31:30] "Stock and Flow" (Robin Sloan • Snarkmarket • Jan 2010)
The discombobulated existence of polar bears and the people trying to save them.
The pharmaceutical quest to give women a better sex life.