Immigrant nannies leave their own children behind to care for others’.Rachel Aviv on the Longform Podcast
Saturday, April 9
On the overstated effect of the Santa Ana winds on human behavior and the understated impact of climate change on LA’s seasons.
Friday, April 8
Inside the lucrative, predatory, booming world of subprime car loans.
How phone phreakers, many of them blind, opened up Ma Bell to unlimited free international calling using a technical manual and a toy organ.
“As an American woman, I currently have less reproductive autonomy than I would have had the day I was born.”
Thursday, April 7
Two floors of a building in prime Brooklyn for $1000 a month seemed too good to be true. It was.
The real-time intersection of race, crime, reality, and entertainment.
“It never really worked for me to have long arguments about motivation. I think looking at your own life, on- and offscreen, you can motivate anything, or you can delude yourself into anything.”
Wednesday, April 6
Elizabeth Gilbert has written for Spin, GQ, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the author of several books, including Eat, Pray, Love.
“I call it the platinum rule. The golden rule is do unto others as you would have them do unto you, but the platinum rule is even higher: don’t be a dick.”