Orpheus Revolving

“’Oh, the beautiful poem!’ He laughed again. ‘The beautiful, beautiful poem! It’s very easy to appreciate the beauty of art and ‘the profound note’ when things are good. When people are dying around you it’s a lot harder to do.'”

Source: n+1
Published: Nov 13, 2020
Length: 38 minutes (9,620 words)

The Influence of Anxiety

The anxiety of global pandemic translates into the anxiety of the self: How will this effect me?

Source: n+1
Published: Apr 7, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,576 words)


Dworin weaves together the memory of losing her mother to an illness during her childhood with her story of becoming a mother and caring for children with their own illnesses.

Source: n+1
Published: Feb 5, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,722 words)

Smorgasbords Don’t Have Bottoms

On publishing in the late 2010s.

Author: Editors
Source: n+1
Published: Feb 17, 2020
Length: 24 minutes (6,200 words)

Open House

As his neighbors pass from health problems and old age, relinquishing formerly rent-controlled apartments to monied young people, writer Jeremiah Moss remembers and mourns the simple intimacies that passed among the colorful tenants of his East Village apartment building.

Source: n+1
Published: Jan 17, 2020
Length: 26 minutes (6,663 words)


Lorelei Lee reflects on her career in sex work and pornography, the gradations of consent in the industry, and the ways in which radical feminists and the religious right fight to keep sex work criminalized.

Source: n+1
Published: Sep 24, 2019
Length: 40 minutes (10,037 words)

Friends of the Pod

“Podcasts intensify our saturation while pretending to relieve it. It’s like a voluntary authoritarian state, except instead of state-funded sitcoms, we have Marc Maron. But what would we do without it? Die, probably. Be murdered. Become a true-crime podcast. Don’t forget us when we’re gone; please rate us on iTunes.”

Source: n+1
Published: May 6, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,326 words)

Base Culture

“An American who leaves for war never leaves America. The war that is America, rather, comes to the American. The war is the society and the society is the war, and one who sees that war sees America.”

Source: n+1
Published: Mar 19, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,821 words)

Grief Network

When pain and rage play out on — and are twisted by — Twitter.

Source: n+1
Published: Oct 11, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,005 words)

Nights of Rage

1970 is an inauspicious year for a young heterosexual feminist to launch an ambitious career of promiscuity.

Source: n+1
Published: Jun 25, 2018
Length: 31 minutes (7,810 words)