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Interviews, essays, reporting and discussion from the home of the best longform stories on the web.
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Interviews, essays, reporting and discussion from the home of the best longform stories on the web.

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Running Water and Dry Seasons: Editors Roundtable

4/19/2019
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Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath, Krista Stevens and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. What’s Behind the Elective-Sobriety Trend at elemental How a tiny endangered species put a man in prison at High Country News Lost at Sea at Harpers The Curious Tale of the Salish Sea Feet at Longreads Produced by Longreads and Charts & Leisure.

Duration:00:46:10

How Does a Person Lose Track of Their Diary? by Sophie Lucido Johnson

4/16/2019
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Sophie Lucido Johnson reads her essay How Does a Person Lose Track of Their Diary?, appearing in an illustrated version on Longreads.com, in which diary found in a used bookstore sets Johnson on a path she could never have expected. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Jason Oberholtzer with help from Sari Botton. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Recorded at BAM Studios in Chicago. Mixed and scored with original music by Jason Oberholtzer and Michael...

Duration:00:19:11

Melting, Flooding, and Other Facts of Our Demise: Editors Roundtable

4/12/2019
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Aaron Gilbreath, Matt Giles, Danielle Jackson and Soraya Roberts share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week's conversation includes: What Remains from The California Sunday Magazine Why black people discriminate among ourselves: the toxic legacy of colorism at The Guardian Privileged at The Players' Tribune On Flooding: Drowning the Culture in Sameness at Longreads Produced by Longreads and Charts & Leisure.

Duration:00:31:31

Cast by Chronic Illness Into a Limiting Role by Maris Kreizman

4/9/2019
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Maris Kreizman reads her essay "Cast by Chronic Illness Into a Limiting Role" about dreaming of performing arts camp and ending up homesick at diabetes camp instead. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Jason Oberholtzer with help from Sari Botton. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed and scored with original music by Jason Oberholtzer and Michael Simonelli. Longreads' theme music was written and performed by Brian Donohoe.

Duration:00:20:09

Group Therapy, Marriage Stans and Capitalist Scams: Editors Roundtable

4/5/2019
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Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Matt Giles and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week's conversation includes: Marriage: An Investigation at The Cut The Creeping Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education at HuffPost Heaven or High Water at Popula The Baraboo Nazi Prom Photo Shocked The World. The City’s Response Shocked Its Residents. at BuzzFeed News Produced by Longreads and Charts & Leisure.

Duration:00:27:24

Finding Jai Alai's Last Hope

4/2/2019
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Longreads Sports Columnist Britni de la Cretaz and Head Of Fact-Checking Matt Giles wanted to find out what happened to Becky Smith, the woman who was supposed to have become the first female professional jai alai player in the United States, but stopped playing during her peak in the 80's. What they found when they called is that Becky Smith, now 54 years old, is back on the fronton and might be more important to the sport than ever. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts &...

Duration:00:27:33

Phone Phreaks, Fake Neighbors and Real Nemeses: Editors Roundtable

3/29/2019
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Ethan Chiel, Catherine Cusick and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Duration:00:25:47

Woman Of Color In Wide Open Spaces: A Reading and Conversation with Minda Honey

3/26/2019
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Minda Honey reads her essay Woman of Color in Wide Open Spaces and then speaks with Essays Editor Sari Botton about the inspiration for her piece and her other writing on dating as a woman of color. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Jason Oberholtzer, with help from Sari Botton and Whitney Donaldson. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed by Jason Oberholtzer and Michael Simonelli. Sound design and scoring with original music by Mike Rugnetta and...

Duration:00:40:41

Write Like A Rat and Don't Kick Swans: Editors Roundtable

3/22/2019
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Catherine Cusick, Mike Dang, Aaron Gilbreath and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Duration:00:28:25

Is It Ever Too Late to Pursue a (Hoop) Dream?

3/19/2019
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Senior Editor Kelly Stout and Longreads Head of Research Matt Giles talk about Matt's new feature on Dan Stoddard, a Canadian bus driver in his late 30s pursuing his dream of playing professional basketball. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta with help from Matt Giles and Kelly Stout. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed by Michael Simonelli. Longreads' theme music was written and performed by Brian...

Duration:00:34:17

Knowledge Earned, Sought and Bought: Editors Roundtable

3/15/2019
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Catherine Cusick, Danielle Jackson and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Duration:00:28:51

In Conversation with Tori Telfer: Jill The Ripper

3/12/2019
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Dana Snitzky chats with Tori Telfer, host of the Criminal Broads podcast, about the rich history of research and speculation on the theory Jack The Ripper was a woman, plus all manner of other topics related to killers — serial, female and more. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Jason Oberholtzer with help from Dana Snitzky and Christopher Sousa. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed by Michael Simonelli. Longreads' theme music was written and...

Duration:00:41:41

Nature, Bad Eggs and a Good Dog: Editors Roundtable

3/8/2019
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Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Duration:00:27:05

An Introduction to Death: A Fine Lines Essay by A.M. Homes

3/5/2019
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Author A.M. Homes reads her Fine Lines essay, An Introduction to Death, then sits down with Longreads Essays Editor Sari Botton to talk about her story collection, "Days of Awe," the strangeness of getting older but still feeling young, and what an odd dimension time is. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Whitney Donaldson and Jason Oberholtzer with help from Sari Botton and Michael Simonelli. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed and scored with...

Duration:00:34:53

Trauma, Psychics and Coping Mechanisms: Editors Roundtable

3/1/2019
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Ethan Chiel, Catherine Cusick and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Duration:00:28:17

In Conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib: On Loving A Tribe Called Quest

2/26/2019
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Jonathan Auping chats with Hanif Abdurraqib about his new book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Whitney Donaldson with help from Dana Snitzky and Jason Oberholtzer. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed and scored with original music by Michael Simonelli. Longreads' them music was written and performed by Brian Donohoe.

Duration:00:26:05

Towels, Twitter Feeds and The Truth: Editors Roundtable

2/22/2019
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Mike Dang, Aaron Gilbreath and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Duration:00:23:22

Elegy in Time Square: A Fine Lines Essay by Lily Burana

2/19/2019
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A former teenage peep show girl looks back on a queer love story that began in New York’s notorious red-light district. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, written and read by Lily Burana. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Produced by Jason Oberholtzer, with help from Sari Botton, Whitney Donaldson and Mike Rugnetta. Mixed and scored with original music by Jason Oberholtzer and Michael Simonelli. Longreads' theme music was written and performed by Brian Donohoe.

Duration:00:15:35

Rising Waters, Privilege Offset Points and Witch Power: Editors Roundtable

2/15/2019
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Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Danielle Jackson and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Duration:00:29:47

Poached Eggs: An American Caviar Crime Caper

2/12/2019
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Take a deeper dive into David Gauvey Herbert's Longreads feature about counterfeit caviar in an unlikely corner of rural America. David leads Longreads Audience Editor Catherine Cusick through interview tape he collected, a bit of caviar's rich history and a blow-by-blow of key moments in the story he reported. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Whitney Donaldson, Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta. Mixed and scored with original music by Jason...

Duration:00:22:59