Elizabeth Warren Is Completely Serious

A leading Democratic candidate for President, Elizabeth Warren has serious plans to tackle income equality, corporate power, and a range of other issues working class Americans face today.

Published: Jun 17, 2019
Length: 33 minutes (8,473 words)

The Day the Music Burned

“It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew.”

Author: Jody Rosen
Published: Jun 11, 2019
Length: 51 minutes (12,752 words)

Stephen Colbert on the Political Targets of Satire

“If the show goes well, maybe the audience sleeps a bit better. And maybe that’s all the show should be. I have said this before, but I know that when you’re laughing, you’re not afraid.”

Published: Jun 3, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,785 words)

‘The Hills’ Made Reality TV What It Is. Now It’s Back.

Catch up with Brody, Heidi, and (most of) the rest — plus, somehow, Mischa Barton?

Published: May 23, 2019
Length: 12 minutes (3,000 words)

How America’s Oldest Gun Maker Went Bankrupt: A Financial Engineering Mystery

Jesse Barron goes to Huntsville, Alabama to tell a story of private equity, manufacturing, debt, and who ends up holding the bag.

Published: May 1, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,070 words)

The Company That Sells Love to America Had a Dark Secret

A ranging, damning expose of unresolved sexual discrimination and harassment suits at Sterling Jewelers — and other popular jewelry chains under the Signet Jewelers Ltd. umbrella — following a two-year investigation.

Published: Apr 23, 2019
Length: 46 minutes (11,579 words)

Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind

Rachel Kushner profiles scholar and prison abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore.

Published: Apr 17, 2019
Length: 33 minutes (8,258 words)

The Senseless Logic of the Wild

It was just a kayaking trip. Until it upended three men’s lives.

Published: Mar 21, 2019
Length: 40 minutes (10,000 words)

Rick Steves Wants to Set You Free

Ever wonder what Rick Steves is like stoned? Me neither, and that was a mistake. Sam Anderson goes deep with the man who launched a thousand backpackers.

Published: Mar 21, 2019
Length: 31 minutes (7,885 words)

Inside the Secret Sting Operations to Expose Celebrity Psychics

A glimpse into the world of skeptics creating false Facebook profiles to bust celebrity mediums who do “hot reads” of their clients by first scanning the details of their lives on social media.

Author: Jack Hitt
Published: Feb 26, 2019
Length: 19 minutes (4,765 words)