First, Let's Get Rid of All the Bosses

Inside Zappos' radical experiment to eliminate management and embrace Holacracy.

Published: Oct. 5, 2015
Length: 36 minutes (9125 words)
Appropriate for a Seven-Year-Old Child

Marlo Mack’s podcast How To Be a Girl is a sensitive and honest exploration of the joys, fears, and struggles of raising of a transgender child.

Author: Marlo Mack
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 5, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1880 words)
Valerie Bozeman Is Pardoned by Obama as America Wrestles With Fallout From the War on Drugs

Caught up in a cycle of drug use and abuse when she was sentenced to life in prison, Valerie Bozeman was no kingpin; she was just a woman struggling with addiction, dealing to further her own habit. President Obama commuted Valerie's sentence in May, and she was free to go after serving twenty-three years. Since then, she has been struggling to adjust to life on the outside, and to understand the no-mercy laws that put her in prison in the first place.

Author: Kyle Swenson
Published: Sept. 22, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5660 words)
Blank Space: What Kind of Genius Is Max Martin?

From “… Baby One More Time” to “Can’t Feel My Face,” meet the Swedish songwriter responsible for the biggest pop hits of the last 20 years.

Published: Oct. 5, 2015
Length: 14 minutes (3515 words)
A Criminal Mind
How a respected psychiatrist and loving father and husband became an uncaring drug dealer.
Published: Oct. 2, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5630 words)
The Crossroads of Secular and Spiritual: A Reading List
The following four essays take on saints, proselytization, prayer and coincidence: abstractions that may have great impact on our everyday lives, regardless of faith tradition.
Author: Emily Perper
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 4, 2015
The Great Surrender

A writer makes peace with the natural world after moving to Montana.

Published: Sept. 28, 2015
Length: 15 minutes (3930 words)
Children of the Yuan Percent

Why everyone hates China's second-generation rich kids.

Published: Sept. 30, 2015
Length: 13 minutes (3490 words)
The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Our favorite stories of the week, featuring Eater, Boston Magazine, Fader, The New York Times, and Guernica.

Author: Editors
Source: Longreads
Published: Oct. 2, 2015
The Memory Thief

After being diagnosed with a brain tumor in his late twenties, a writer begins to lose his memories before undergoing surgery.

Source: Quartz
Published: Sept. 30, 2015
Length: 27 minutes (6870 words)
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