Episodes

  • Episode 270: Tyler Cowen

    · 00:47:33 · Longform

    Tyler Cowen is an economist, the co-founder of Marginal Revolution, and the host of Conversations with Tyler. His latest book is The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream. “I think of my central contribution, or what I’m trying to have it be, is teaching people to think of counter arguments. I’m trying to teach a method: always push things one step further. What if, under what conditions, what would make this wrong? If I write something and people respond to it that way, then I feel very happy and successful. If people just agree with me, I’m a little disappointed.” Thanks to MailChimp and Squarespace for sponsoring this week's episode. @tylercowen www.tylercowen.com Cowen on Longform [01:10] @maxlinsky [01:30] Marginal Revolution [01:50] Tyler Cowen’s Ethnic Dining Guide [02:00] In Praise of Commercial Culture (Harvard University Press • 1998) [03:20] "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" (The Metropolitan Museum of Art • Nov 2017) [03:25] "The Exterminating Angel" (The Metropolitan Opera • Oct 2017) [09:30] The Complacent Class (St. Martin’s Press • 2017) [13:05] "Job Creation and Firm Dynamics in the United States" (John Haltiwanger • University of Chicago Press • April 2011) [13:25] "The School That Won’t Let Students Play Tag or Hold Hands" (Eleanor Barkhorn• The Atlantic • Nov 2013) [13:30] "Middle School Bans Student’s Star Wars T-Shirt of Stormtrooper Holding a Gun" (Alex Griswold • Mediaite • Dec 2015) [42:25] "Ethiopian" (Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide • March 2006) [42:30] "Afghan Bistro" (Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide • Sept 2016) [42:35] "Elephant Jumps" (Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide • March 2014) [43:20] "Erdogan Guards Will Face Charges for Beating D.C. Protesters" (Caroline Bankoff • NY Mag • June 2017) [43:50] Cowen’s Archive at the Bloomberg View

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  • Episode 269: Jodi Kantor

    · 00:55:11 · Longform

    Jodi Kantor is a New York Times investigative reporter and the author of The Obamas. “Being a reporter really robs you of self-consciousness and shyness. You realize that it’s this great gift of being able to ask crazy questions, either really personal or very probing or especially with a powerful — to walk up to Harvey Weinstein, essentially and say, ‘What have you been doing to women all these years, and for how long? All of these other people may be afraid to confront you about it, but we are not.’ That is our job.” Thanks to MailChimp and Eero for sponsoring this week's episode. @jodikantor jodikantor.net Kantor on Longform 11/12: Longform Podcast, Live in Chicago with Zoe Chace 11/15: Longform Podcast, Live in San Francisco with Kara Swisher [00:50] "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades" (Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey • New York Times • Oct 2017) [02:10] "Promethea Unbound" (Mike Mariani • Atavist • Nov 2017) [03:30] "From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories" (Ronan Farrow • New Yorker • Oct 2017) [03:45] "Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies" (Ronan Farrow • New Yorker • Nov 2017) [04:50] "New Accusers Expand Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Claims Back to ’70s" (Ellen Gabler, Megan Twohey, Jodi Kantor • New York Times • Oct 2017) [5:15] "Kevin Spacey Issues Apology to Actor After Sexual Accusation " (Michael Paulson • New York Times • April 2017) [8:00] "Bill O’Reilly Thrives at Fox News, Even as Harassment Settlements Add Up" (Emily Steel, Michael S. Schmidt • New York Times • April 2017) [9:05] "Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment" (Katie Benner • New York Times • June 2017) [10:50] "Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace" (Jodi Kantor, David Streitfeld • New York Times • Aug 2015) [18:55] "Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them" (Jodi Kantor, Rachel Abrams • New York Times • Oct 2017) [38:10] "Working Anything but 9 to 5" (New York Times • Aug 2014) [46:10]Longform Podcast #198: Franch Rich [48:00]The Obamas (Little, Brown and Company • 2012)

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  • Episode 268: Jim Nelson

    · 01:02:58 · Longform

    Jim Nelson is the editor-in-chief of GQ. “One of the things that was initially a challenge was we would all think of ‘the print side’ and ‘the digital side.’ Now what we all think about is, ‘Okay, stop saying GQ.com and GQ the print edition. It’s just GQ!’ And once you cross that line, you don’t ever want to go back to it. I can’t imagine. The job has changed so much, even in the last three years, that when I look back, I think, ‘God, I was just such a quaint little fucker.’” Thanks to MailChimp and Squarespace for sponsoring this week's episode. [01:15] 11/12: Longform Podcast, Live in Chicago with Zoe Chace [01:25] 11/15: Longform Podcast, Live in Chicago with Kara Swisher [10:25] "The Horrible Bosses of Hollywood" (GQ • April 2014) [14:10] "Shipping Out" (David Foster Wallace • Harper’s Magazine • Jan 1996) [14:15] "Ticket to the Fair" (David Foster Wallace • Harper’s Magazine • July 1994) [19:15] Pineapple Street Media [21:30] "The AIDS Deniers" (GQ • June 2017) [28:35] "Rick Santorum Is Straight" (Robert Draper • GQ • Aug 2003) [32:35] GQ on Snapchat Discover [33:55] GQ on Instagram [43:25] "Upon This Rock" (John Jeremiah Sullivan • GQ • Jan 2004) [44:50] "The Incredible Buddha Boy" (George Saunders • GQ • May 2006) [45:25] "Traffic" (Jeanne Marie Laskas • GQ • March 2009) [45:25] "Underworld" (Jeanne Marie Laskas • GQ • May 2007) [45:50] "Have You Heard the One About President Joe Biden?" (Jeanne Marie Laskas • GQ • July 2013) [45:40] "Inside the Federal Bureau of Way Too Many Guns?" (Jeanne Marie Laskas • GQ • Aug 2016) [45:45] "The Old Man at Burning Man" (Wells Tower • GQ • Aug 2015) [45:50] "Dear Leader Dreams of Sushi" (Adam Johnson • GQ • June 2013) [45:55] "No Exit" (Sean Flynn • GQ • Sept 2013) [45:05] "18 Tigers, 17 Lions, 8 Bears, 3 Cougars, 2 Wolves, 1 Baboon, 1 Macaque, and 1 Man Dead in Ohio" (Chris Heath • GQ • Feb 2012) [45:15] "Searching for Sugar Daddies" (Taffy Brodesser-Akner • GQ • Aug 2015) [45:15] "The Suicide Catcher" (Mike Paterniti • GQ • Aug 2010) [45:15] "The Uber Killer: The Real Story of One Night of Terror" (Chris Heath • GQ • Aug 2016) [50:45] "The Untold Story of Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination" (Doug Bock Clark • GQ • Sep 2017) [52:45] "I Surrendered My Wardrobe" (Sean Hotchkiss • GQ • Dec 2016) [54:45] "The Blind Faith of Juan Jose Padilla, the One-Eyed Matador" (Karen Russell • GQ • Oct 2012) [55:00] Fly Me (Daniel Riley • Hachette • 2017) [56:15] "Why Me?" (Elizabeth Gilbert • GQ • April 2002)

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  • Episode 267: Sarah Ellison

    · 00:44:16 · Longform

    Sarah Ellison is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of War at the Wall Street Journal. “There’s no lack of stories. ... There’s always an element where you’re going to be parachuting into something that someone has likely written about, to some degree. You can’t shy away from going into something that’s a crowded field.” Thanks to MailChimp, Quip, and BarkBox for sponsoring this week's episode. @Sarahlellison sarahlellison.com Ellison on Longform [00:15] 11/15: Longform Podcast, Live in Chicago with Kara Swisher [00:45] 11/12: Longform Podcast, Live in Chicago with Zoe Chace [03:00] Longform Podcast #111: Anne Helen Petersen [03:00] Longform Podcast #224: Hua Hsu [04:15] The Hive [04:20] Ellison's Vanity Fair archive [05:00] "Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite" (Vanity Fair • Oct 2017) [05:45] "The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War" (Vanity Fair • May 2017) [07:30] Longform Podcast #254 Maggie Haberman [12:30] "The Man Who Spilled Secrets” (Vanity Fair • Feb 2011) [13:15] "Exclusive: Is Donald Trump’s Endgame the Launch of Trump News?" (Vanity Fair • June 2016) [19:30] "Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades" (Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey • NY Times • Oct 2017) [19:45] "Inside the Final Days of Roger Ailes’s Reign at Fox News" (Vanity Fair • Nov 2016) [27:15]"After a Rape Story, a Murder, and Lawsuits: What’s Next for the Univeristy of Virginia?" (Vanity Fair • Oct 2015) [30:00]"Diana’s Impossible Dream" (Vanity Fair • Sept 2013) [34:35]War at the Wall Street Journal. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • May 2010) [37:45]"Has Trump Turned CNN Into a House of Existential Dread?" (Vanity Fair • July 2017) [37:45]"Has Megyn’s Star Already Been Eclipsed?" (Vanity Fair • Sept 2017) [39:45]"Ghosts in the Newsroom" (Vanity Fair • Apr 2012) [40:00]"Ex-New Republic Staffers Knew Chris Hughes Was Fed Up" (Vanity Fair • Jan 2016) [40:00]"The Rules of Succession" (Vanity Fair • Dec 2011)

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  • Episode 266: Patricia Bosworth

    · 00:38:42 · Longform

    Patricia Bosworth is a journalist and biographer. Her latest book is The Men in My Life. “The [acting] rejections are hellish and ghastly. At least they were to me. And I got tired of being rejected so much and also tired of not being able to control my life. And as soon as I became a writer, I had this control, I felt more active, more energized. But it was a decision that took a long time coming.” Thanks to MailChimp, Squarespace, and Heaven's Gate for sponsoring this week's episode. @p_bosworth pbosworth.com Bosworth on Longform [00:05] Heaven's Gate [00:25] Snap Judgement [01:25] The Fest Presents: The Longform Podcast with special guest Zoe Chace [02:30] "Some Mother's Boy" (Atavist • Oct 2017) [3:10] Diane Arbus: A Biography (Afred A. Knopf • 1984) [03:10] Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (River Road Entertainment • 2006) [3:20] The Men in My Life (Harper • 2017) [5:55] Strumpet Wind (Gertrude Bosworth Crum • Covici Friede Publishers • 1938) [6:20] The Tempest (William Shakespeare • Simon & Schuster • 2004) [07:50] Colete’s Archive at The New York Times [09:40] Bosworth’s Archive at Playbill [09:45] The Nun’s Story (Warner Brothers • 1959) [14:15] Stoner [16:00] "To Vonnegut, the Hero Is the Man Who Refuses to Kill" (New York Times • Oct 1970) [18:05] Montgomery Clift: A Biography (Harcourt • 1978) [20:45] Marlon Brando: A Biography (Viking • 2001) [20:55] Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2011) [22:30] "New Documents" (The Museum of Modern Art • 1967) [24:10] Harold Nemerov’s Archive at The Poetry Foundation  

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  • Episode 265: Michael Barbaro

    · 01:01:44 · Longform

    Michael Barbaro is the host of The Daily. “I don’t think The Daily should ever be my therapy session. That’s not what it’s meant to be, but I’m a human being. I arrive at work on a random Tuesday, and I do an interview with a guy like that, and it just punched me right in the stomach.” Thanks to MailChimp, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Blinkist for sponsoring this week's episode. @mikiebarb Barbaro on Longform [00:55] The Daily [01:20] Barbaro’s Archive at The New York Times [03:15] samanthahenig.com [05:40] New Haven Register [10:50] Robert G. Kaiser's The Washington Post archive [15:10] David Leonhardt’s New York Times archive [17:30] "Wal-Mart Memo Suggests Ways to Cut Employee Benefit Costs" (Steven Greenhouse, Michael Barbaro • New York Times • Oct 2005) [19:25] "$1.1 Billion in Thanks From Bloomberg to Johns Hopkins" (New York Times • Jan 2013) [22:20] The Run-Up [19:55] “Trump: New York Times Reporter Should Resign" (Mark Hensch • The Hill • May 2016) [21:10] "Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private" (Michael Barbaro, Megan Twohey • New York Times • May 2016) [21:40] Longform Podcast #153: Tim Ferriss [27:00] “An Appreciation of Michael Barbaro and 'The Daily'" (Rebecca Mead • New Yorker • Aug 2017) [30:50] “The Climate Change Battle Through One Coal Miner’s Eyes” (The Daily • Mar 2017) [39:25] "A Conversation With a Former White Nationalist" (The Daily • Aug 2017) [39:30] "The White Flight of Derek Black" (Eli Saslow • Washington Post • Oct 2016) [40:20] "Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately" (Megan Twohey, Michael Barbaro • New York Times • Oct 2016) [45:25] “Syria Strike and Senate Standoff” (The Daily • April 2017) [52:15] “Carlos’s Secret” (The Daily • Feb 2017) [52:45] Monica Davey’s Archive at The New York Times [53:30] "We Gotta Talk About Michael Barbaro, The Host of The NYT's Daily Podcast" (Mariah Oxley • Buzzfeed • April 2017) [56:05] Barbaro’s Reddit AMA

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  • Episode 264: Vanessa Grigoriadis

    · 00:48:45 · Longform

    Vanessa Grigoriadis writes for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Magazine. Her new book is Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus. “I’m a controversial writer. I’ve never shied away from controversy. I’ve only really courted it because I realized a lot earlier than a lot of other people who are involved in this whole depressing business that clicks are the way to go, right? Or eyeballs, as we used to call them, or readership. I come out of a Tom Wolfe-like, Hunter S. Thompson kind of tradition. You don’t mince any words, you just go for the jugular and you say as many things that can stir people up as possible.” Thanks to MailChimp, Squarespace, and Casper for sponsoring this week's episode. @vanessagrigor www.vanessagrigoriadis.com Grigoriadis on Longform [01:20] Longform Podcast #40: Vanessa Grigoriadis [01:35] Grigoriadis’ Archive at Vanity Fair [01:40] Grigoriadis’ Archive at Rolling Stone [01:45] Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus (Eamon Dolan • 2017) [02:00] "Shining a Light on Campus Rape" (Michelle Goldberg • New York Times • Sep 2017) [06:30] "The Passion of Nicki Minaj" (New York Times • Oct 2015) [06:30] "The Very Pink, Very Perfect Life of Taylor Swift" (Rolling Stone • Mar 2009) [06:30] "Justin Bieber: God, Girls and Boatloads of Swag" (Rolling Stone • Mar 2011) [08:30] "Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault" (New York • Sep 2014) [11:45] “‘A Rape on Campus’ What Went Wrong?” (Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll, Derek Kravitz • Rolling Stone • April 2015) [22:15] "A Power Player and her Sons Disappear Off the Bahamas" (Jacob Bernstein • New York Times • May 2017) [26:00] "Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Replaces Obama-era Guidelines for Handling Sexual Assault on Campus" (Lauren Rosenblatt • LA Times • Sep 2017) [36:00] "Emasculated? We’ll See!" (New York Post • Oct 2007) [39:00] "New York Times Publishes Eye-Popping Correction on Campus-Sexual-Assault Book Review" (Erik Wemple • Washington Post • Sep 2017) [44:00] "Glamour’s Cindi Leive Joins List of Top Editors to Exit" (Keith J. Kelly • New York Post • Sep 2017) [44:00] "Rolling Stone, Once a Counterculture Bible, Will Be Put Up for Sale" (Sydney Ember • New York Times • Sep 2017) [44:45] "An American Drug Lord in Acapulco" (Rolling Stone • Aug 2011) [45:00] "The Rise and Fall of the Eco-Radical Underground" (Rolling Stone • June 2011) [45:00] "The Tragedy of Britney Spears" (Rolling Stone • Feb 2008)

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  • Episode 263: Jelani Cobb

    · 00:57:02 · Longform

    Dr. Jelani Cobb is a New Yorker staff writer and the author of three books, including The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress. He teaches journalism at Columbia University. “Ralph Wiley — the sports writer, late Ralph Wiley — told me something when I was 25 or so, and he was so right. He said I should never fall in love with anything I’ve written. … The second thing he told me was, ‘You won’t get there overnight, and believe me, you don’t want to.’ I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t get it when he told me that. I was like — why would I not want to get there overnight? Now I’m like: Thank God I didn’t get there overnight. Because there’s so much writing I would have to explain.” Thanks to MailChimp, Quip, and Audible for sponsoring this week's episode. @jelani9 Cobb on Longform [00:00] Stoner [01:30] Cobb’s Archive at The New Yorker [03:30] "The Life and Death of Jamaica High School" (New Yorker • Aug 2015) [07:45] Cobb’s Archive at Washington City Paper [09:40] Longform Podcast #7: Ta-Nehisi Coates [09:40] Longform Podcast #97: Ta-Nehisi Coates [09:40] Longform Podcast #168: Ta-Nehisi Coates [10:00] Joel Dias-Porter’s Archive at The Poetry Foundation [10:05] Kenneth Carroll’s Archive at The Poetry Foundation [10:10] Elvis Presley Is Alive and Well and Living in Harlem (Brian Gilmore • Third World Press • 1983) [11:30] Marion Barry archive at Washington City Paper [21:05] The Progressive [21:10] The Crisis [23:20] "My Daughter Once Removed" (Chicken Soup for the Soul • 2008) [23:40] The Devil & Dave Chappelle & Other Essays (Basic Books • 2007) [27:31] "Policing the Police" (Frontline • June 2016) [41:00] "The Ambivalent Legacy of Brown v. Board" (New Yorker • May 2014) [41:30] "The Matter of Black Lives" (New Yorker • Mar 2016) [41:30] "What I Saw in Ferguson" (New Yorker • Aug 2014) [44:40] The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress (Walker Books • 2010) [48:50] Trump’s speech in Arizona (CNN • Aug 2017) [57:00] Birth of a Nation (Epoch Producing Co • 1915) [53:50] "Podcast #168: Jelani Cobb, The Half-Life of Freedom" (NYPL Podcast • June 2017)  

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  • Episode 262: PJ Vogt of Reply All (Part 2)

    · 00:55:37 · Longform

    PJ Vogt is the co-host of Reply All. “Every radio story is broken. Everything is missing some piece it’s supposed to have. Everything has some weird interview that didn’t go the way you thought it was going to go, or you thought you had an answer but you were wrong.” Thanks to MailChimp, Squarespace, and Blinkist for sponsoring this week's episode. @PJVogt [01:00] "Black Box" (This American Life • Oct 1988) [1:45] On The Media [1:50] TLDR [03:10] David Sedaris’s Archive at This American Life [9:25] Transom.org [9:35] Alex Blumberg’s Archive at Transom [9:50] Nancy Updike’s Archive at Transom [21:00] "Shine On You Crazy Goldman" (Reply All • Nov 2015) [24:45] Vogt’s Archive at On The Media [29:15] "The Time Traveler and the Hitman" (Reply All • Mar 2015) [32:30] Serial [33:55] "Man of the People" (Reply All • Jan 2017) [34:55] "Hello?" (Reply All • Nov 2016) [35:45] Libsyn.com [35:50] Megaphone.fm [37:05] Gimlet [41:45] Ear Hustle [43:00] S-Town [44:05] "What It Looks Like" (Reply All • Oct 2015) [44:30] "Depressiongrams" (The Message • Sep 2015) [50:00] "What You Don’t Know About Online Dating" (Freakonomics • Feb 2014) [54:05] "Boy in Photo" (Reply All • Oct 2016) [54:25] "Long Distance" (Reply All • Jul 2017) [54:40] "The Cathedral" (Reply All • Jan 2016) [54:45] "On the Inside" (Reply All • May 2016) [54:45] "Milk Wanted" (Reply All • Mar 2016)

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  • Episode 262: Alex Goldman of Reply All (Part 1)

    · 00:53:01 · Longform

    Alex Goldman is the co-host of Reply All. “I am not the authority on the internet. I’m not an expert on particularly anything, except stuff that I like.” Thanks to MailChimp, Squarespace, and Blinkist for sponsoring this week's episode. @AGoldmund Goldman on Longform [01:30] "Long Distance" (Reply All • Jul 2017) [01:30] "Long Distance, Part II" (Reply All • Jul 2017) [02:00] "This Website is For Sale" (Reply All • Dec 2014) [02:45] TLDR [05:15] metafilter.com [05:15] Matt Haughey on Stoner [06:00] ”How Do I Get a Job at NPR?” (Metafilter • 2009) [08:15] On the Media [11:45] "Stories Pitched by Our Parents" (This American Life • Feb 2010) [13:30] Radiolab [15:30] "Quit Already!" (Reply All • Dec 2015) [17:45] "What Kind of Idiot Gets Phished?" (Reply All • May 2017) [18:00] "Black Hole, New Jersey" (Reply All • Jun 2017) [21:00] "Storming the Castle" (Reply All • Feb 2017) [21:15] "Shine on You Crazy Goldman " (Reply All • Nov 2015) [29:45] Death, Sex & Money [31:30] StartUp [33:45] Serial, Season 1 [35:00] "The Cathedral" (Radio Lab • Dec 2015) [35:00] "All Shipped to Timbuktu" (Reply All • Jun 2015)

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  • Episode 261: Hillary Clinton

    · 00:54:13 · Longform

    Hillary Clinton is the former Democratic nominee for president. Her new book is What Happened. “I hugged a lot of people after [my concession speech] was over. A lot of people cried … and then it was done. So Bill and I went out and got in the back of the van that we drive around in, and I just felt like all of the adrenaline was drained. I mean there was nothing left. It was like somebody had pulled the plug on a bathtub and everything just drained out. I just slumped over. Sat there. … And then we got home, and it was just us as it has been for so many years—in our little house, with our dogs. It was a really painful, exhausting time.” Thanks to MailChimp, Audible, and Casper for sponsoring this week's episode. @HillaryClinton hillaryclinton.com [00:15] What Happened (Simon & Schuster • 2017) [03:45] Global Warming For Dummies (Elizabeth May & Zoe Caron • For Dummies • 2008) [26:00] "The Comey Letter Probably Cost Clinton the Election" (Nate Silver • FiveThirtyEight • May 2017) [31:00] "Rosenstein’s Case Against Comey, Annotated" (Candice Norwood & Elaine Godfrey • Atlantic • May 2017) [32:00] The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen (Susan Bordo • Melville House • 2014) [32:00] The Destruction of Hillary Clinton (Susan Bordo • Melville House • 2017) [37:45] "Margaret Atwood, The Prophet of Dystopia" (Rebecca Mead • New Yorker • Apr 2017)

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  • Episode 260: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

    · 00:53:42 · Longform

    Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is an essayist. Her latest piece is “A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof.” “I remember feeling like ‘you’re playing chess with evil, and you gotta win.’ Because this is the most terrible thing I’d ever seen. And I was so mad. I still get so mad. Words aren’t enough. I’m angry about it. I can’t do anything to Dylann Roof, physically, so this is what I could do.” Thanks to MailChimp, HelloFresh, and Squarespace for sponsoring this week's episode. the-rachelkaadzighansah.tumblr.com Kaadzi Ghansah on Longform [00:45] Kaadzi Ghansah on the Longform Podcast [00:45] "A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof" (GQ • Aug 2017) [22:45] "America’s Most Political Food" (Lauren Collins • New Yorker • Apr 2017) [24:30] Light in August (William Faulkner • Random House • 1990) [44:45] "The Rise of the Valkyries" (Seyward Darby • Harper’s • Sep 2017)

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  • Episode 259: Ellen Barry

    · 00:43:54 · Longform

    Ellen Barry is the former New York Times bureau chief for South Asia. “Every time you leave a beat—and this is something that I think as foreign correspondents we rarely communicate to our readers—you’re walking away from a story which has really been your whole life for four or five years. And it’s hard to walk away…The majority of us live a story for a certain number of years, and then we just turn our backs on it.” Thanks to MailChimp, Audible, and Of a Kind for sponsoring this week's episode. @EllenBarryNYT Barry on Longform [01:15] Barry’s New York Times archive [01:30] "How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India" (New York Times • Aug 2017) [03:00] readthissummer.com [06:45] "A Newspaper for Its Time" (Moscow Times • Oct 2012) [07:30] "Lost Exile" (James Verini • Vanity Fair • Feb 2010) [09:15] "The Russia Left Behind" (New York Times • Oct 2013) [11:15] "A Specter’s Shadow Returns to Haunt Moscow" (New York Times • Oct 2008) [16:00] Alice Gregory on the Longform Podcast [17:30] The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss • DAW Books • 2008) [19:15] Jeffrey Gettleman on the Longform Podcast [24:00] "Shooting An Elephant" (George Orwell • New Writing • 1936) [27:45] "In India, a Small Band of Women Risk It All for a Chance to Work" (New York Times • Jan 2016) [30:15] "Modi, India’s Next Prime Minister, Adopts a Softer Tone" (New York Times • May 2014) [38:15] "In Rare Move, Death Sentence in Delhi Gang Rape Case Is Upheld" (New York Times • May 2017)

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  • Episode 258: Kate Fagan

    · 00:50:03 · Longform

    Kate Fagan is a columnist and feature writer for ESPN. Her latest book is What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen. “When I was professionally closeted, I was kind of bitter. I didn’t have a ton of empathy. And I don’t think I always asked the right question, because I wouldn’t ask people questions that I wouldn’t want to be asked…I had walls up. I wouldn’t even allow myself to be vulnerable in my writing. Because the whole point of my existence at that time was to circumvent any moment that could create vulnerability in a way that would frighten me. And I think you could that see in my writing.” Thanks to MailChimp and HelloFresh for sponsoring this week's episode. @katefagan3 bykatefagan.com [00:00] Stoner [00:45] Fagan’s Archive at ESPN [00:45] Around the Horn [01:00] What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen (Little, Brown and Company • 2017) [01:15] "Split Image" (ESPN • May 2015) [06:30] The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians (Skyhorse Publishing • 2014) [07:45] "Storybook Ending Trailing Tennessee Late, Unbeaten Connecticut Got Into Gear In Time To Conclude a Charmed Season" (Austin Murphy • Sports Illustrated • Apr 1995) [16:00] Fagan’s Archive at Ellensburg Daily Record [16:30] Fagan’s Archive at The Post Star [16:45] Fagan’s Archive at The Philadelphia Inquirer [22:00] Deep Sixer Blog [37:45] Madison Holleran’s Instagram [44:15] Outside the Lines [44:15] First Take

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  • Episode 257: Jay Caspian Kang

    · 00:53:19 · Longform

    Jay Caspian Kang is a writer at large at The New York Times Magazine and a correspondent for Vice News Tonight. “I make a pretty provocative argument about how Asian American identity doesn’t really exist—how it’s basically just an academic idea, and it’s not lived within the lives of anybody who’s Asian. Like you grow up, you’re Korean, you’re a minority. You don’t have any sort of kinship with, like, Indian kids. You know? And there’s no cultural sharedness where you’re just like, ‘oh yeah…Asia!’” Thanks to MailChimp, "Mussolini’s Arctic Airship", Blinkist and for sponsoring this week's episode. @jaycaspiankang Kang’s Blog Kang on Longform [00:00] Mussolini’s Arctic Airship (Eva Holland • Kindle Single • Aug 2017) [00:45] "What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity" (New York Times Magazine • Aug 2017) [00:45] Kang on the Longform Podcast [01:15] Kang’s Archive at The New Yorker [02:30] readthissummer.com [02:45] Havrilesky on the Longform Podcast [05:45] "That Other School Shooting" (New York Times Magazine • Mar 2013) [07:30] The Dead Do Not Improve: A Novel (Hogarth • 2013) [15:15] Tim Ferriss on the Longform Podcast [17:45] "John Wayne: A Love Song" (Joan Didion • Saturday Evening Post • Aug 1965) [22:15] "A Question of Identity" (Grantland • Mar 2012) [24:45] Kang’s Column “On Sports” at The New York Times Magazine [27:30] Les Blank’s Website [27:45] Amy [27:45] Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck [35:15] "No place like home" (Vice News • Jun 2017) [36:15] "The End and Don King" (Grantland • Apr 2013) [36:45] "Inside the final days of the Standing Rock protest" (Vice • Feb 2017) [37:30] "What comes after Standing Rock?" (Vice • Jan 2017) [39:00] "‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us’" (New York Times Magazine • May 2015) [41:30] "Charlottesville: Race and Terror" (Vice News • Aug 2017) [42:45] "Impeached!" (David Gilbert • Vice News • Dec 2016) [48:00] "Now You See Me" (Vice News • Mar 2017)  

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  • Episode 256: David Gessner

    · 00:50:06 · Longform

    David Gessner is the author of ten books. His latest is Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth. “The ambition got in my way at first. Because I wanted my stuff to be great, and it froze me up. But later on it was really helpful. I’m startled by the way people don’t, you know, admit [they care] … it seems unlikely people wouldn’t want to be immortal.” Thanks to Casper, Squarespace, and MailChimp for sponsoring this week's episode. @BDsCocktailHour davidgessner.com Gessner on Longform "Not Fuzz" (David Mark Simpson • Atavist • Jul 2017) [01:00] Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth (Riverhead Books • 2017) [02:00] readthissummer.com [04:45] "No Disc-Respect" (Outside • Jun 2017) [08:15] A Wild, Rank Place: One Year on Cape Cod (University Press of New England • 1997) [08:30] Under the Devil’s Thumb (University of Arizona Press • 1999) [11:00] Sick of Nature (University Press of New England • 2004) [11:00] "Ultimate Glory" (Bill and Dave’s Cocktail Hour • Jan 2012) [11:15] Bill and Dave’s Cocktail Hour [13:00] All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West (W.W. Norton & Company • 2016) [22:30] Return of the Osprey: A Season of Flight and Wonder (Ballantine • 2002) [26:15] "Meet the Keatles" (Oxford American • Feb 2014) [29:00] "After Hurricane Sandy, One Man Tries to Stop the Reconstruction" (Outside • Oct 2013) [29:30] The Prophet of Dry Hill: Lessons From a Life in Nature (Beacon Press • 2005) [30:15] "Those Who Write, Teach" (New York Times Magazine • Sep 2008) [37:45] Nina de Gramont’s Website [43:30] "This Is Your Brain on Nature" (National Geographic • Jan 2017)  

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  • Episode 255: Matthew Klam

    · 00:51:56 · Longform

    Matthew Klam is a journalist and fiction writer. His new novel is Who Is Rich?. “The New Yorker had hyped me with this “20 Under 40” thing…and when the tenth anniversary of that list [came], somebody wrote an article about it. And they found everybody in it, and I was the only one who hadn’t done anything since then, according to them. And the article, it was a little paragraph or two, it ended with ‘poor Matthew Klam.’” Thanks to MailChimp, Casper, and Squarespace for sponsoring this week's episode. @MatthewKlam matthewklam.com [01:00] Sam the Cat: and Other Stories (Vintage • 2001) [01:00] Who Is Rich?: A Novel (Random House • 2017) [01:45] Doree Shafrir on Longform [01:45] Elif Batuman on Longform [02:00] readthissummer.com [03:00] "Matthew Klam’s New Book Is Only 17 Years Overdue" (Taffy Brodesser-Akner • Vulture • Jul 2017) [03:15] "Experiencing Ecstasy" (New York Times Magazine • Jan 2001) [04:15] "Sam the Cat" (New Yorker • May 1993) [sub req’d] [05:30] "What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?" (Richard Ben Cramer • Esquire • Jun 1986) [06:15] "Missing the Boom; Some of My Best Friends Are Rich" (New York Times Magazine • Jun 1998) [06:30] Klam’s Story About His Hasidic Cousins in McSweeney’s Issue 33 [06:45] "The Pilot’s Tale" (Harper’s • Feb 1999) [sub req’d] [09:00] "Big Event Brent" (GQ) [pdf] [11:15] "Riding the Mo In the Lime Green Glow" (New York Times Magazine • Nov 1999) [14:15] "How to Get Over an Aversion to Whiskey" (Wall Street Journal • Jun 2017) [sub req’d] [15:45] Quantico [19:30] "Freak" (Devin Friedman • GQ • Feb 2010) [20:30] "The Man in the Irony Mask" (GQ • Mar 2008) [28:00] A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates (Blake Bailey • Picador • 2004) [28:00] Cheever: A Life (Blake Bailey • Vintage • 2010) [29:00] "Adina, Astrid, Chipewee, Jasmine" (New Yorker • May 2006) [30:00] Look at Me: A Novel (Jennifer Egan • Anchor • 2002) [30:15] The Invisible Circus (Jennifer Egan • Anchor • 1995) [31:30] "20 Under 40" (New Yorker • 1999) [31:30] "The New Yorker’s 20 Under 40 Fiction Special Will Save Fiction Again" (Mark Asch • The L Magazine • May 2010) [38:45] Andy Ward on the Longform Podcast [43:15] The Things They Carried (Tim O’Brien • Mariner Books • 2009)

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  • Episode 254: Maggie Haberman

    · 00:50:08 · Longform

    Maggie Haberman covers the White House for The New York Times. “If I start thinking about it, then I’m not going to be able to just keep doing my job. I'm being as honest as I can — I try not to think about it. If you’re flying a plane and you think about the fact that if the plane blows up in midair you’re gonna die, do you feel like you can really focus as well? So, I’m not thinking about [the stakes]. This is just my job. This is what we do. Ask me another question.” Thanks to MailChimp, Bombfell, Babbel, and HelloFresh for sponsoring this week's episode. @maggieNYT Haberman on Longform [01:45] "Manafort Talks With Senate Investigators About Meeting With Russians" (with Eileen Sullivan and Adam Goldman • New York Times • Jul 2017) [02:15] Haberman’s New York Times archive [02:30] Haberman’s New York Post archive [02:30] Haberman’s New York Daily News archive [03:15] readthissummer.com [03:45] "Paladino assails Cuomo’s parenting" (Politico • Oct 2010) [09:00] Harold and the Purple Crayon (Crockett Johnson • Harper Collins • 2015) [12:45] "Inside Donald Trump’s Last Stand: An Anxious Nominee Seeks Assurance" (with Ashley Parker, Jeremy W. Peters, and Michael Barbaro • New York Times • Nov 2016) [22:45] Private Parts [25:00] "Excerpts From the Times’s Interview With Trump" (with Peter Baker and Michael S. Schmidt • New York Times • Jul 2017) [35:15] "Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles" (with Glenn Thrush • New York Times • Feb 2017) [38:45] Steve Dunleavy’s New York Post archive [47:45] Broadcast News

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  • Episode 253: Steven Levy

    · 00:57:54 · Longform

    Steven Levy writes for Wired, where he is the editor of Backchannel. “It’s about people. Travis Kalanick’s foibles aren’t because he’s a technology executive. It’s because he’s Travis Kalanick. That’s the way he is. There is a certain strain in Silicon Valley, which rewards totally driven people, but that is humanity. And advanced technology is no guarantee—and as a matter of fact I don’t think it’ll do anything—from stopping ill-intentioned people from doing ill-intentioned things.” Thanks to MailChimp, Audm, Rover, and Babbel for sponsoring this week's episode. @StevenLevy stevenlevy.com Levy on Longform [03:00] readthissummer.com [04:00] "Hackers in Paradise" (Rolling Stone • Apr 1982) [05:45] Whole Earth Catalog [06:15] Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution (O’Reilly Media • 2010) [11:00] "The Birth of the Mac: Rolling Stone’s 1984 Feature on Steve Jobs and his Whiz Kids" (Rolling Stone • Oct 2011) [19:00] "Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Future, From Virtual Reality to Anonymity" (Wired • Apr 2014) [20:45] Levy's MTV Cover Story (Rolling Stone • 1983) [not online] [23:30] Levy's Bruce Springsteen Story (Philadelphia Magazine • 1975) [not online] [28:00] New York Diaries: 1609 to 2009 (Teresa Carpenter • Modern Library • 2012) [30:30] "Reviewing the First Iphone In a Hype Typhoon" (Wired • Jun 2017) [31:30] "From the Archives: The Original Review of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’" (Richard Goldstein • New York Times • Jun 2017) [32:00] Without a Doubt (Marcia Clark with Teresa Carpenter • Graymalkin Media • 2016) [37:45] Levy’s Archive at Newsweek [39:45] In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (Simon & Schuster • 2011) [42:30] Backchannel [48:45] "One More Thing: Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership" (Wired • May 2017)

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  • Episode 252: Mark Bowden

    · 00:42:54 · Longform

    Mark Bowden is a journalist and the author of 13 books, including Black Hawk Down and his latest, Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. “My goal is never to condemn someone that I’m writing about. It’s always to understand them. And that, to me, is far more interesting than passing judgment on them. I want you to read about Che Thi Mung, an 18-year-old village girl, who was selling hats on corners in Hue in the daytime and going home and sharpening spikes to go into booby traps to try and kill American soldiers and ARVN soldiers in the evening. I want to understand why she would do that, why she would be so motivated to do that. And I think I did.” Thanks to MailChimp, LeVar Burton Reads, Babbel, and HelloFresh for sponsoring this week's episode. @markbowdenwrite markbowdenbooks.com Bowden on Longform [01:00] Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War (Grove Press • 2010) [01:00] Bowden’s Black Hawk Down Series at The Inquirer [01:15] Bowden’s Archive at The Atlantic [01:15] Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam (Atlantic Monthly Press • 2017) [02:00] Startup: A Novel (Doree Shafrir • Little, Brown and Company • 2017) [02:00] readthissummer.com [09:30] "Hell Sucks" (Michael Herr • Esquire • Aug 1968) [10:15] The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Tom Wolfe • Picador • 2008) [10:30] Thy Neighbor’s Wife (Gay Talese • Harper Perennial • 2009) [11:15] Bowden’s Inquirer stories reprinted in Road Work: Among Tyrants, Beasts, Heroes, and Rogues (Atlantic Monthly Press • 2004) [24:15] "Tales of the Tyrant" (Atlantic • May 2002) [28:30] Worm: The First Digital World War (Atlantic Monthly Press • 2011) [29:15] The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden (Atlantic Monthly Press • 2012) [35:00] Erin Lee Carr on the Longform Podcast [35:45] "The Enemy Within" (Atlantic • Jun 2010)

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