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Don’t Let Old Wounds Die Out
Dec 20, 2019 • 28 min
Head of Audience , Head of Fact-Checking , and Freelance Writer Nick Chrastil share what they’ve been reading and working on. This week: [1:01] “” (Nick Chrastil, December 2019, The Atavist and ) [19:36] “” (, December 18, 2019, The New York…
Normal Sucks: A Conversation with Jonathan Mooney
Dec 17, 2019 • 40 min
Longreads Founder speaks with award winning writer, entrepreneur, and activist , author of the book , about ways in which we can reorient how we think about diversity in education and how to reframe demoralizing systems of learning that aren’t…
Connecting Online and Loving Malformations
Dec 13, 2019 • 34 min
Head of Audience , Contributing Editor , Essays Editor , and The Rumpus Editor-in-Chief share what they’ve been reading and working on this week. This week: [5:06] “.” ( December 7, 2019, The Guardian) [12:56] “.” (, October 31, 2019,…
Anyone’s Son: A Family’s Quest For Justice
Dec 10, 2019 • 45 min
Cody Dalton Eyre, a 20-year-old Alaskan Native, was having a mental health crisis on Christmas Eve, 2017 when his mother called 911 for help. So why did police officers end up shooting and killing him? Writer and Longreads’ Editor In Chief…
Reporting Crime or Turning to Crime
Dec 6, 2019 • 33 min
Head of Audience and Head of Fact-Checking share what they’ve been reading and working on this week. This week: [2:40] “” ( December 4, 2019, ProPublica) [2:56] “” (, December 2, 2019, The Ringer) [29:00] Produced by and .
What’s Happening to My Body? by Devorah Heitner
Dec 3, 2019 • 26 min
on the ways she is reclaiming her relationship to her own body while grappling with the legacy of her mother’s poor body image and early death. This episode is a production of and , produced by Jason Oberholtzer, with help from Sari Botton. Hosted…
Under The Influence: Jakiya Brown and Akilah Hughes On Where The Influencer Economy Has Arrived
Nov 29, 2019 • 33 min
To reflect on her three-part Longreads series , Culture Columnist continues to explore how influencers operate in the online ecosystem, how identity fits in, and what has changed over the last decade, in conversation with influencers-and-more and…
Longwrites Round Table: Family Stories
Nov 26, 2019 • 40 min
In our first “Longwrites” discussion of the pieces which take years to write, Longreads’ Head of Fact-Checking , sits down with and to discuss time spent rendering tales about relatives. A few bits of further reading/viewing: — Leah…
Open Secrets: Celebrity Sexuality and Athletic Abuse
Nov 22, 2019 • 36 min
Editor-in-Chief , Contributing Editor , Culture Columnist , and ’s Deputy and Co-Interview Editor share what they’ve been reading and working on. This week: [01:31] Longreads’ upcoming music series. [05:02] [25:19] (, November 7, 2019,…
Writing the Mother Wound: Essays On Mothering
Nov 19, 2019 • 38 min
Longreads Contributing Editor speaks with writer and creator of the workshop about , a series of essays they co-produced on mothering. The two also share excerpts from the series, read by their authors. This episode is a production of and ,…
OK Listener, We’ll Talk About OK Boomer
Nov 15, 2019 • 26 min
Head of Audience , Contributing Editor , and visiting Nieman Foundation fellow & NYT Styles Internet culture reporter share what they’ve been reading and working on. This week: [01:00] Some musings on TikTok, Vine & Instagram…
Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes Explain Why We’re Wrong
Nov 12, 2019 • 51 min
We might remember famous scandals like the Amy Fisher case or the murder of Kitty Genovese. But take a closer look, and the story is very different. Longreads founder speaks with the hosts of the podcast to understand why. This episode is a…
Influence: Who Gains It and Who Wields It and Who Abuses It
Nov 8, 2019 • 40 min
Head of Audience , Head of Fact-Checking , Books Editor , and Culture Columnist share what they’ve been reading and working on. This week: [0:30] R.I.P. Deadspin [10:40] “” ( October 31, 2019, Vice) [19:35] “Whitney Houston’s…
The Hole in My Soul: A Reading by Sara Eckel
Nov 5, 2019 • 32 min
Sara Eckel by becoming a born-again Christian at age 10. It was the first of many attempts to believe. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Jason Oberholtzer, with help from Sari Botton. Hosted by Catherine…
The Questions That We’re Not Asking
Nov 1, 2019 • 36 min
Head of Audience , Essays Editor , and Contributing Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [2:18] “” (, October 30 2019, Vulture) [5:35] “”(, October 30…
Fact-Checker Round Table: The New Yorker Edition
Oct 29, 2019 • 50 min
Fact-Checkers assemble! Sean Lavery, Director of Research for newyorker.com joins Longreads Head of Fact-Checking, Matt Giles, and Longreads Fact-Checker Samantha Schuyler to talk about the pressures of publishing online and how The New Yorker…
The Names You Know and The Names You Don’t: Editors Roundtable
Oct 25, 2019 • 40 min
Head of Audience , Contributing Editor , and Head of Fact-Checking share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [1:51] “” (, October 10, 2019, Study Hall) [12:20] “” (,…
The Silence Between Us
Oct 22, 2019 • 30 min
This week, we are rebroadcasting Longreads Books Editor Dana Snitzky’s conversation with with Ibram X. Kendi, New York times Best Selling Author and 2019 Guggenhiem Fellow. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced…
Less Work, More Friends, No Consequences: Editors Roundtable
Oct 18, 2019 • 30 min
Head of Audience , Editor-in-Chief , and Essays Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [0:51] “” (, November 2019, The Atlantic) [9:21] “.” (, October 11, 2019, The Cut)…
The Strongest Woman in the Room: A Reading by Kitty Sheehan
Oct 15, 2019 • 27 min
A daughter her family’s worst day, through her mother’s eyes. 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…
Stories About Stories: Editors Roundtable
Oct 11, 2019 • 34 min
Head of Audience , Longreads Head of Fact-Checking , and Contributing Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [1:13] “” ( and Doris Burke, October 8, 2019, ProPublica) [14:02] “.”…
Living With Dolly Parton (Ep. 1 Rebroadcast)
Oct 8, 2019 • 43 min
This week, because it is feeling very timely, a rebroadcast of our very first episode. is an audio adaptation of one of Longreads’ most read features of 2018, written by Jessica Wilkerson. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts…
Climate of the Future, Music of the Past: Editors Roundtable
Oct 4, 2019 • 33 min
Audience Editor , Longreads Head of Fact-Checking , and Contributing Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [01:12] “” (, October 1, 2019, Miami New Times) [03:38] “” (,…
Longreads 10th Anniversary Celebration!
Oct 1, 2019 • 84 min
On Monday, September 23rd, Longreads held our 10th anniversary celebration at in Manhattan. We wish you all could have been there! So, we are sharing the full audio from the event. Join us as we celebrate a milestone and showcase some amazing…
Democracy Needs Healing Crystals: Editors Round Table
Sep 27, 2019 • 32 min
Audience Editor , Longreads Head of Fact-Checking , and Contributing Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [0:45]“” (, July 1, 2019, The New Yorker) [13:33] “.”…
Make It Scream, Make It Burn: A Conversation with Leslie Jamison
Sep 24, 2019 • 42 min
Leslie Jamison’s new essay collection is out today! Longreads Essays Editor Sari Botton speaks with Jamison about her new release and much, much more. This episode is a production of and . Produced by Mike Rugnetta, with help from…
Fans, ‘Grams and Installment Plans: Editors Roundtable
Sep 20, 2019 • 40 min
Audience Editor , Essays Editor , and Culture Columnist share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [6:52] “.” (, October 2019, Inc.) [17:28] “.” (, September 16, 2019, The Cut)…
Eating To America: A Reading By Naz Riahi
Sep 17, 2019 • 31 min
When Naz Riahi was 9, she escaped tragedy in Iran only to be confronted by a cruel new world in America. Food became her solace and her tool for assimilating. Produced by Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta, with help from Sari Botton. Mixed and…
Yes, We’re Talking About That Piece: Editors Roundtable
Sep 13, 2019 • 34 min
Contributing Editor , Books Editor , and Senior Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [01:05] “.” (Natalie Beach, September 10, 2019, The Cut) [15:12] “.” (, September…
After the Tsunami: A Reading by Matthew Komatsu
Sep 10, 2019 • 49 min
reads his essay . After the 2011 disaster, which killed his grandmother and laid waste to his ancestral home, Matthew, an American, journeys to Japan to search for what the tsunami left in its wake. This episode is a…
Better Than Working For a Symphony Orchestra: Editors Roundtable
Sep 6, 2019 • 35 min
Audience Editor , Editor-in-Chief , and Senior Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [04:35] “” (, September 1, 2019, The Baffler) [13:40] “.” (, August 29,…
What Are You Reading? with Ibram X. Kendi
Sep 3, 2019 • 23 min
In this, the second episode of What Are You Reading?, Dana Snitzky speaks with Ibram X. Kendi, New York times Best Selling Author and 2019 Guggenhiem Fellow, about … what he is reading! This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts &…
Time Well Spent: Editors Roundtable
Aug 30, 2019 • 35 min
Audience Editor , Essays Editor , and Senior Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [00:39] “” (, August 28, 2019, Jezebel) [09:48] “.” (, September 2019,…
The No. 1 Ladies’ Defrauding Agency: A Conversation with Rose Eveleth
Aug 27, 2019 • 44 min
Longreads Senior Editor Kelly Stout speaks with Rose Eveleth about Rose’s , which examines what a 19th-century scammer can teach us about women, lying, and economic boom-and-bust cycles. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts &…
Antidotes to Loneliness: Editors Roundtable
Aug 23, 2019 • 42 min
Audience Editor , Longreads Head of Fact-Checking , and Senior Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [3:20] “.” (David Samuels, August 20, 2019, The New York Times…
Behind the Reporting of Flagrant Foul: Benching Teen Moms Before Title IX
Aug 20, 2019 • 23 min
Longreads Sports Columnist Britni de la Cretaz and Head Of Fact-Checking Matt Giles talk about the reporting behind Britni’s new Longreads article, . This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Whitney…
One of the Most Important Pieces of Our Time. Plus Rats and French Cooking: Editors Roundtable
Aug 16, 2019 • 30 min
Essays Editor , Contributing Editor , and Longreads Head of Fact-Checking share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [03:05] “” (, August 14, 2019, The New York Times Magazine)…
The Pseudonym Roundtable
Aug 13, 2019 • 34 min
Longreads Essays Editor Sari Botton leads a discussion on pen names with her guests … whom we will let introduce themselves however they so choose. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure. Produced by Jason Oberholtzer and…
Escape the Podcast: Editors Roundtable
Aug 9, 2019 • 34 min
Audience Editor , Books Editor , and Senior Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: [03:12] “” (, July 30, 2019, Slate) [12:40] “” (, August 6, 2019,…
Bearing the Weight of My Grandfathers’ Old Clothes: A Reading by Aram Mrjoian
Aug 6, 2019 • 25 min
In adopting outerwear worn by the men who came before him, Aram Mrjoian considers his childhood misperceptions of traditional masculinity in his essay “.” This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Mike…
Smiles, Lies and Promise: Editors Roundtable
Aug 2, 2019 • 41 min
Audience Editor , Essays Editor , and Contributing Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the . This week: “” (, July 23, Gay Magazine) “” (Connie Bruck, July 29, 2019, The…
Fact-Checker Round Table: The Credibility Edition
Jul 30, 2019 • 44 min
Fact-Checkers assemble! Longreads Head of Fact-Checking, Matt Giles, leads a discussion on who and what we find credible. Joining Matt are Longreads Fact-Checkers Ethan Chiel and Samantha Schuyler, plus special guest Alex Yablon. This episode is a…
Manufactured to Go Viral: Editors Roundtable
Jul 26, 2019 • 34 min
Audience Editor , Editor-in-Chief , and Senior Editor share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: [3:37] “” (, July 23, 2019, Pacific Standard) [13:05] “” (, July 16, 2019,…
The Leaves, They Never Stop Falling: A Reading by Colin Dickey
Jul 23, 2019 • 26 min
Colin Dickey remembers a departed friend and a tree that won’t die. 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…
Excerpting Books, Traveling in Time and Mad Science: Editors Roundtable
Jul 19, 2019 • 37 min
Catherine Cusick, Krista Stevens and Dana Snitzky share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: from Belt in Wired at Topic Produced by Longreads and Charts & Leisure.
Bundyville: The Remnant
Jul 16, 2019 • 28 min
Bundyville Season Two is out! Listen here to the first episode from season two of the award-winning podcast from Longreads, in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Then subscribe and listen to the rest of of the season, out now at
Petty Glee, The Old Guard and Sunken Treasures: Editors Roundtable
Jul 12, 2019 • 41 min
Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath and Kelly Stout share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: at The Cut from Mother Jones at HuffPost from the L.A. Times Produced by…
These Rooms Alone: A Reading by Marcia Aldrich and Jill Talbot
Jul 9, 2019 • 21 min
Marcia Aldrich and Jill Talbot read their essay , about a choice they both made about their respective pregnancies 20 years apart. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Mike Rugnetta with help from Jason…
What Are You Reading? with Elizabeth Rush
Jul 2, 2019 • 28 min
In the premiere episode of What Are You Reading? Dana Snitzky speaks with Elizabeth Rush, author and the National Science Foundation’s 2019 Antarctic Artist and Writer, about … what she is reading! This episode is a production of Longreads…
All Things Being Unequal: Editors Roundtable
Jun 28, 2019 • 41 min
Catherine Cusick, Soraya Roberts and Sari Botton share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: at The Cut from Columbia Journalism Review at The New York Times on Longreads on Longreads at…
To Grieve Is to Carry Another Time: A Reading by Matthew Salesses
Jun 25, 2019 • 25 min
Matthew Salesses reads his Longreads essay , about how the loss of his wife lead him to a deep consideration of how we experience time. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Mike Rugnetta, with…
Just Put Some Eyes On There: Editors Roundtable
Jun 21, 2019 • 36 min
Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath and Dana Snitzky share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: at Grub Street from The New Yorker by Hafizah Geter at The Verge Produced by Longreads and…
The Dadcast: Kelly & Catherine talk to Longreads Dads
Jun 18, 2019 • 49 min
Catherine Cusick, and Kelly Stout talk with Aaron Gilbreath and Matt Giles about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Jason Oberholtzer and Mike Rugnetta….
From WeEarth to The Aunt-o-Sphere: Editors Roundtable
Jun 14, 2019 • 37 min
Catherine Cusick, Mike Dang, Dana Snitzky and Kelly Stout share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: from New York Magazine at The New York Times from The Outline at CrimeReads Produced…
Reporting On LGBTI Asylum Seekers In Africa
Jun 11, 2019 • 30 min
Reporters Annie Hylton and Malia Politzer speak with Longreads Senior Editor Krista Stevens about their new Longreads feature Caught Between Borders, which profiles challenges facing LGBTI asylum seekers in Africa. Annie and Malia share…
Shorthand, Looking Away, Getting It Wrong: Editors Roundtable
Jun 7, 2019 • 49 min
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: at The Cut in The New Yorker from The California Sunday Magazine…
On The Writer-Editor Relationship: Editor/Writer Roundtable
Jun 4, 2019 • 46 min
Sari Botton, This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Mike Rugnetta, with help from Jason Oberholtzer. Hosted by Catherine Cusick. Mixed by Michael Simonelli. Recorded at Fortunate Horse Studios in…
Gossip, Dirt and Reality: Editors Roundtable
May 31, 2019 • 27 min
Catherine Cusick, Matt Giles, Krista Stevens and Kelly Stout share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: from Esquire at The New York Times Magazine from ESPN at Kotaku from The Globe And…
Edible Complex: A Reading by Jen Doll
May 28, 2019 • 26 min
Never eat pot chocolate on a third date, and other lessons about love. Jen Doll reads her Longreads essay . This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Mike Rugnetta, with help from Sari Botton. Hosted by…
Cities, And How They Used to be Good: Editors Roundtable
May 24, 2019 • 35 min
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: • ‘ at The New York Times • from The Washington Post …
Inside womenSports Magazine: Billie Jean King’s Sports Publishing Revolution
May 22, 2019 • 29 min
Longreads Sports Columnist Britni de la Cretaz and Head Of Fact-Checking Matt Giles talk about Britni’s new Longreads article, , and share some clips of her interview with Billie Jean King. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts…
170 Million Pieces Of Trash Orbiting The Earth and No One Knows How To Use An Apostrophe: Editors’ Roundtable
May 17, 2019 • 31 min
Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick and Krista Stevens share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: from the New York Times by Outside at Wired Produced by Longreads and…
La Otra: A Reading by Jaquira Díaz
May 14, 2019 • 33 min
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…
Violence of Men, Money and Space: Editors Roundtable
May 10, 2019 • 39 min
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: from the New York Times Magazine at The New Republic from The New York…
Dancing Backup: A Reading and Conversation with Carina del Valle Schorske
May 7, 2019 • 42 min
Carina del Valle Schorske reads from her essay (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…
Alma Matters, Raisin Hell, and Upstairs Cocaine: Editors Roundtable
May 3, 2019 • 30 min
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: at The Cut at Vulture from The New York Times at Topic Produced by…
Someone Called Mother: A Reading by Marcia Aldrich and Jill Talbot
Apr 30, 2019 • 28 min
Marcia Aldrich and Jill Talbot read their essay , 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…
Ladies on Late Capitalism: Editors Roundtable
Apr 26, 2019 • 36 min
Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick and Dana Snitzky share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. This week: at The Outline from The New York Time from The New Yorker Produced by Longreads and Charts…
Fact-Checker Round Table: The Sources Edition
Apr 23, 2019 • 54 min
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,…
Running Water and Dry Seasons: Editors Roundtable
Apr 19, 2019 • 40 min
Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath, Krista Stevens and Kelly Stout share what they’ve been reading and nominate stories for the Weekly Top 5 Longreads. at elemental at High Country News at Harpers at Longreads Produced by…
How Does a Person Lose Track of Their Diary? by Sophie Lucido Johnson
Apr 16, 2019 • 19 min
Sophie Lucido Johnson reads her essay , 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…
Melting, Flooding, and Other Facts of Our Demise: Editors Roundtable
Apr 12, 2019 • 31 min
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: from The California Sunday Magazine at The Guardian at The…
Cast by Chronic Illness Into a Limiting Role by Maris Kreizman
Apr 9, 2019 • 20 min
Maris Kreizman reads her essay “” 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….
Group Therapy, Marriage Stans and Capitalist Scams: Editors Roundtable
Apr 5, 2019 • 27 min
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: at The Cut at HuffPost at Popula at BuzzFeed…
Finding Jai Alai’s Last Hope
Apr 2, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Phone Phreaks, Fake Neighbors and Real Nemeses: Editors Roundtable
Mar 29, 2019 • 25 min
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
Mar 26, 2019 • 40 min
Minda Honey reads her essay 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…
Write Like A Rat and Don’t Kick Swans: Editors Roundtable
Mar 22, 2019 • 28 min
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?
Mar 19, 2019 • 34 min
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…
Knowledge Earned, Sought and Bought: Editors Roundtable
Mar 15, 2019 • 28 min
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
Mar 12, 2019 • 41 min
Dana Snitzky chats with Tori Telfer, host of the 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…
Nature, Bad Eggs and a Good Dog: Editors Roundtable
Mar 8, 2019 • 27 min
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
Mar 5, 2019 • 34 min
Author A.M. Homes reads her Fine Lines essay, , 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…
Trauma, Psychics and Coping Mechanisms: Editors Roundtable
Mar 1, 2019 • 28 min
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
Feb 26, 2019 • 26 min
Jonathan Auping chats with Hanif Abdurraqib about his new book . 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…
Towels, Twitter Feeds and The Truth: Editors Roundtable
Feb 22, 2019 • 23 min
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
Feb 19, 2019 • 15 min
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…
Rising Waters, Privilege Offset Points and Witch Power: Editors Roundtable
Feb 15, 2019 • 29 min
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
Feb 12, 2019 • 23 min
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…
Grifters, Cops and Accumulated Wealth: Editors Roundtable
Feb 8, 2019 • 25 min
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
Feb 5, 2019 • 16 min
A Fine Lines Essay by Michael Musto
Cold Weather, Imposter Syndrome and Extraordinary Women: Editors Roundtable
Feb 1, 2019 • 29 min
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
Jan 29, 2019 • 55 min
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 Samantha Schuyler.
Discovered, General, Unassigned: Editors Roundtable
Jan 25, 2019 • 23 min
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
Jan 22, 2019 • 20 min
Writer & podcaster Doree Shafrir joins Essays Editor Sari Botton in conversation about her recent original Longreads essay, , in which she reflects on how Halloween changed for her after struggling with infertility. This episode is a…
Eclipsing, Braiding And Weaving: Editors Roundtable
Jan 18, 2019 • 22 min
Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Dana Snitzky and Michelle Weber nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.
Living With Dolly Parton
Jan 15, 2019 • 41 min
Asking difficult questions often comes at a cost
Introducing The Longreads Podcast
Jan 15, 2019 • 2 min
Longreads is thrilled to announce our new weekly podcast programming