Uncovering The Secret History Of Myers-Briggs

The frustrated – and well-hidden – story of Isabel Myers Briggs, inventor of the famous personality test.

Thursday, October 8


On Chernobyl

An oral history of the disaster:

Someone said to me, or maybe I read it, that the problem of Chernobyl presents itself first of all as a problem of self understanding. That seemed right. I keep waiting for someone intelligent to explain it to me.

Wednesday, October 7


Climate of Doubt

The art and science (or lack thereof) of water dowsing.

Friday, October 2


The Amazing Inner Lives of Animals

Dolphins may have the capacity for mourning, and elephants sometimes bury their dead.


A Criminal Mind

Dr. Joel Dreyer was a respected psychiatrist. Then he took a sudden turn to a life of drug dealing. Medicine might be able to explain why.

Tuesday, September 29


The Museum of Menstruation

The Maryland man who houses antique feminine hygiene products.

Sunday, September 27


What Will I Hear When My Ears Stop Working?

On going deaf as a result of Ménière’s Disease.

Tuesday, September 22


The Man Who Made Animal Friends

Life at a roadside zoo with ligers, orangutans, and an elephant in Florida.

Sunday, September 20


Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Inside the political battle over reproductive rights in Texas.

Saturday, September 19


The Age of Loneliness

On the decline of nature, and our wonder at it.


Telling JJ

The delicate process of telling a ten-year-old she is HIV-positive.

Wednesday, September 16


Cattle Calls

There’s a new endangered species in rural America: veterinarians.