No Strings Attached
At 25, climber Alex Honnold is already the undisputed master of the most dangerous sport around—scaling iconic rock walls without any ropes. Is he the next great thing in modern climbing? Or a suicide mission in sticky shoes?
On the plains of New Mexico, a band of elite marathoners tests a controversial theory of evolution: that humans can outrun the fastest animals on earth.
The Art of Nonfiction No. 3, John McPhee
John Angus Mcphee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1931, attended college in his hometown, and still lives there today. He tells stories when he drives through town; memories shadow him…
Length: 55 minutes (13834 words)
The Mourning Anchor
Bryant Gumbel, NBC's Olympic host, is alone at the top—all alone with the memory of his father
Source: Sports Illustrated
Length: 20 minutes (5009 words)
Three hundred miles up the Mississippi River from its mouth—many parishes above New Orleans and well north of Baton Rouge—a navigation lock in the Mississippi’s right bank allows ships to drop out of the river.
Two surgeries took away the cancer that was killing John Celmer, but they left him with chronic pain and a disfiguring hole in his jaw. He secretly reached out to a controversial group that advises the sick and suffering on how to end their own lives.
Published: March 1, 2010
Length: 22 minutes (5654 words)
I Couldn't Be More Positive
Serving as his own lab rat, an amateur bike racer spent a year taking supplemental testosterone—rumored to be a peloton favorite—to find out if it could transform an average Joe. His conclusion? No doubt about it.
“There are some people who don’t wait.” Robert Krulwich on the future of journalism
On May 7th, Robert Krulwich gave the commencement speech to Berkeley Journalism Schools Class of 2011. Thats Robert Krulwich, who hosts the singular radio show…
Published: May 12, 2011
Length: 23 minutes (5786 words)
An Interview with Mark Twain
Rudyard Kipling (18651936) From The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and WorksIn 1889, having published six short-story collections in a one-year period, the 23-year-old Rudyard…
Published: April 16, 2010
Length: 2 minutes (577 words)
As the world learned just before the start of this summer's Tour de France, federal investigators are pedaling furiously…
Length: 3 minutes (968 words)
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