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From WeEarth to The Aunt-o-Sphere: Editors Roundtable

June 14th, 2019

37:48

Catherine Cusick, Mike Dang, Dana Snitzky and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads.

Reporting On LGBTI Asylum Seekers In Africa

June 11th, 2019

30:14

Reporters Annie Hylton and Malia Politzer speak with Longreads Senior Editor Krista Stevens about their new Longreads feature Caught Between Borders, …

Shorthand, Looking Away, Getting It Wrong: Editors Roundtable

June 7th, 2019

49:50

Sari Botton, Aaron Gilbreath and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads.

This week: The Secret Oral History of Bennington:

Before, and After, the Jogger at The …

Gossip, Dirt and Reality: Editors Roundtable

May 31st, 2019

27:50

Catherine Cusick, Matt Giles, Krista Stevens and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads.

Edible Complex: A Reading by Jen Doll

May 28th, 2019

26:25

Never eat pot chocolate on a third date, and other lessons about love. Jen Doll reads her Longreads essay Edible Complex.

This episode is a …

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

May 24th, 2019

35:36

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 …

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

May 22nd, 2019

29:07

Longreads Sports Columnist Britni de la Cretaz and Head Of Fact-Checking Matt Giles talk about Britni's new Longreads article, An Audience of …

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

May 17th, 2019

31:15

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

La Otra: A Reading by Jaquira Díaz

May 14th, 2019

33:17

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 …

Violence of Men, Money and Space: Editors Roundtable

May 10th, 2019

39:10

Ethan Chiel, Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 …

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

May 7th, 2019

42:35

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 …

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

May 3rd, 2019

30:45

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 …

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

April 30th, 2019

28:37

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, …

Ladies on Late Capitalism: Editors Roundtable

April 26th, 2019

36:00

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 …

Fact-Checker Round Table: The Sources Edition

April 23rd, 2019

54:55

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 …

Running Water and Dry Seasons: Editors Roundtable

April 19th, 2019

40:31

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 …

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

April 16th, 2019

19:13

Sophie Lucido Johnson reads her essay How Does a Person Lose Track of Their Diary?, appearing in an illustrated version on Longreads.com, in …

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

April 12th, 2019

31:32

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 …

Cast by Chronic Illness Into a Limiting Role by Maris Kreizman

April 9th, 2019

20:11

Maris Kreizman reads her essay "Cast by Chronic Illness Into a Limiting Role" about dreaming of performing arts camp and ending up homesick at …

Group Therapy, Marriage Stans and Capitalist Scams: Editors Roundtable

April 5th, 2019

27:25

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 …

Finding Jai Alai's Last Hope

April 2nd, 2019

27:35

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 …

Phone Phreaks, Fake Neighbors and Real Nemeses: Editors Roundtable

March 29th, 2019

25:48

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

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

March 26th, 2019

40:42

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 …

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

March 22nd, 2019

28:27

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.

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

March 19th, 2019

34:19

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 …

Knowledge Earned, Sought and Bought: Editors Roundtable

March 15th, 2019

28:53

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

In Conversation with Tori Telfer: Jill The Ripper

March 12th, 2019

41:42

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 …

Nature, Bad Eggs and a Good Dog: Editors Roundtable

March 8th, 2019

27:07

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.

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

March 5th, 2019

34:55

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 …

Trauma, Psychics and Coping Mechanisms: Editors Roundtable

March 1st, 2019

28:19

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

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

February 26th, 2019

26:07

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 …

Towels, Twitter Feeds and The Truth: Editors Roundtable

February 22nd, 2019

23:24

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

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

February 19th, 2019

15:37

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 …

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

February 15th, 2019

29:48

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.

Poached Eggs: An American Caviar Crime Caper

February 12th, 2019

23:01

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 …

Grifters, Cops and Accumulated Wealth: Editors Roundtable

February 8th, 2019

25:53

Mark Armstrong, Catherine Cusick, Mike Dang and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Every Day I Write The Book

February 5th, 2019

16:25

At 63, Michael Musto reveals how he keeps managing to add new chapters to the consistently unfolding story of his career.

This episode is a …

Cold Weather, Imposter Syndrome and Extraordinary Women: Editors Roundtable

February 1st, 2019

29:53

Sari Botton, Mike Dang, Aaron Gilbreath and Krista Stevens share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Checking Facts in 2019: Fact-Checker Round Table

January 29th, 2019

55:58

Fact-Checkers assemble!

Longreads Editor-in-Chief Mike Dang leads a discussion on the state of facts in 2019 with Seyward Darby (Editor-in-Chief, The Atavist Magazine) and Longreads Fact-Checkers Ethan Chiel and …

Discovered, General, Unassigned: Editors Roundtable

January 25th, 2019

23:47

Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath, Krista Stevens and Kelly Stout nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

In Conversation with Doree Shafrir: Dress You Up In My Love

January 22nd, 2019

20:55

Writer & podcaster Doree Shafrir joins Essays Editor Sari Botton in conversation about her recent original Longreads essay, Dress You Up In My Love, in which she reflects on how Halloween changed for her after …

Eclipsing, Braiding And Weaving: Editors Roundtable

January 18th, 2019

22:05

Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Dana Snitzky and Michelle Weber nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.

Living With Dolly Parton

January 15th, 2019

41:47

Living With Dolly Parton is an audio adaptation of one of Longreads' most read features of 2018, written by Jessica Wilkerson.

This episode is a …

Introducing The Longreads Podcast

January 15th, 2019

2:46

Longreads is thrilled to announce our new weekly podcast programming, dedicated to helping people find and share the best storytelling in the world.

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