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

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Cities, And How They Used to be Good: Editors Roundtable

5/24/2019
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Kelly Stout, Mike Dang, Ethan Chiel and Aaron Gilbreath share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: • ‘They Were Conned’: How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers at The New York Times • How San Francisco broke America’s heart from The Washington Post • Separated by Design: How Some of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing at CT Mirror • Impossible Foods’ rising empire of almost-meat from...

Duration:00:35:35

Inside womenSports Magazine: Billie Jean King's Sports Publishing Revolution

5/22/2019
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Longreads Sports Columnist Britni de la Cretaz and Head Of Fact-Checking Matt Giles talk about Britni's new Longreads article, An Audience of Athletes: The Rise and Fall of Feminist Sports, and share some clips of her interview with Billie Jean King. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Matt Giles and Jason Oberholtzer, with help from Britni de la Cretaz. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed by Michael Simonelli. Longreads' theme music was written and...

Duration:00:29:06

170 Million Pieces Of Trash Orbiting The Earth and No One Knows How To Use An Apostrophe: Editors' Roundtable

5/17/2019
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Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick and Krista Stevens share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: The Gen X package from the New York Times He Trots On Air by Outside The Curious History of Crap—From Space Junk to Actual Poop at Wired Produced by Longreads and Charts & Leisure.

Duration:00:31:13

La Otra: A Reading by Jaquira Díaz

5/14/2019
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When a woman and her daughter moved in next door, Jaquira Díaz found her world was suddenly turned upside down. 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.

Duration:00:33:16

Violence of Men, Money and Space: Editors Roundtable

5/10/2019
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Ethan Chiel, Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: My Cousin Was My Hero. Until the Day He Tried to Kill Me from the New York Times Magazine Going Under at the Playboy Club at The New Republic How America’s Oldest Gun Maker Went Bankrupt: A Financial Engineering Mystery from The New York Times Magazine The Race to Develop the Moon from The New Yorker Produced by Longreads and...

Duration:00:39:08

Dancing Backup: A Reading and Conversation with Carina del Valle Schorske

5/7/2019
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Carina del Valle Schorske reads from her essay Dancing Backup: Puerto Ricans in the American Muchedumbre (which published last month on Longreads) about a lineage of Puerto Rican backup dancers in American entertainment from Rita Moreno to JLo. Carina is then joined by the Longreads Editor Danielle A. Jackson for a conversation focusing on the piece. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Mike Rugnetta, with help from Danielle A. Jackson and Jason...

Duration:00:42:33

Alma Matters, Raisin Hell, and Upstairs Cocaine: Editors Roundtable

5/3/2019
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Ethan Chiel, Catherine Cusick, Matt Giles and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence at The Cut In Conversation: Anjelica Huston at Vulture The Raisin Situation from The New York Times The Big Business of Spring Water at Topic Produced by Longreads and Charts & Leisure.

Duration:00:30:43

Someone Called Mother: A Reading by Marcia Aldrich and Jill Talbot

4/30/2019
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Marcia Aldrich and Jill Talbot read their essay Someone Called Mother, about the secret selfs their mothers maintained up to and beyond their deaths. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Jason Oberholtzer, with help from Whitney Donaldson and Krista Stevens. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed and scored with original music by Jason Oberholtzer and Michael Simonelli. Recorded at BARN Media Arts Studio and at KNTU at University of North Texas in...

Duration:00:28:35

Ladies on Late Capitalism: Editors Roundtable

4/26/2019
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Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: Farewell to Payless and its terrible, no good, very cheap, occasionally meaningful shoes at The Outline The Company That Sells Love to America Had a Dark Secret from The New York Time The Airbnb Invasion of Barcelona from The New Yorker Produced by Longreads and Charts & Leisure.

Duration:00:35:59

Fact-Checker Round Table: The Sources Edition

4/23/2019
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Fact-Checkers assemble! Longreads Head of Fact-Checking, Matt Giles, leads a discussion on sources — the unreliable ones, the hostile ones, the nervous ones and the ones one finds on Wikipedia. Joining Matt are Longreads Editor-in-Chief Mike Dang, Seyward Darby (Editor-in-Chief, The Atavist Magazine) and Longreads Fact-Checker Ethan Chiel. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure. Produced by Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta. Mixed by Michael...

Duration:00:54:53

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