The Human Toll of America’s Air Wars

“A trove of internal documents, combined with extensive reporting across the Middle East, reveals the tragic, disastrous failures of the U.S. military’s long-distance approach to warfare.”

Author: Azmat Khan
Published: Dec 19, 2021
Length: 44 minutes (11,000 words)

This Isn’t the California I Married

“The honeymoon’s over for its residents now that wildfires are almost constant. Has living in this natural wonderland lost its magic?”

Published: Jan 3, 2022
Length: 24 minutes (6,115 words)

The Abortion I Didn’t Have

“I would never give my son back, for anything, but I would certainly give him a different mother.”

Published: Dec 2, 2021
Length: 28 minutes (7,200 words)

Inside Jane Campion’s Cinema of Tenderness and Brutality

“In ‘The Power of the Dog,’ her first movie in 12 years, the filmmaker ventures into the American West — and the inner worlds of cruel, complicated men.”

Published: Nov 16, 2021
Length: 19 minutes (4,900 words)

Did Covid Change How We Dream?

“After 9/11, Barrett believed that she’d never encounter another event that would have such a profound and widespread influence on dreams. Now, as the new virus spread and the world began to shut down, she realized she had been wrong. Like her dream-self in the library, she was living through a storm — what she would later call ‘the biggest crisis to be reflected in our dreams in my lifetime’ and also ‘an extraordinary time in the history of dreaming.’ Even as she, too, was now locked down at home, she felt she couldn’t miss the chance to try to study what it all meant.”

Published: Nov 3, 2021
Length: 29 minutes (7,499 words)

Kyle Rittenhouse and the New Era of Political Violence

“What brought the teenager and so many others to the streets of Kenosha, Wis., equipped for war?”

Published: Oct 26, 2021
Length: 40 minutes (10,100 words)

I Had a Chance to Travel Anywhere. Why Did I Pick Spokane?

“After 18 months of pandemic parenting isolation, the writer Jon Mooallem knew just where the cure might lie: a minor-league baseball game in eastern Washington.”

Published: Sep 21, 2021
Length: 20 minutes (5,238 words)

When Dasani Left Home

“What happens when trying to escape poverty means separating from your family at 13?”

Published: Sep 28, 2021
Length: 44 minutes (11,150 words)

Searching for a Lost Odessa — and a Deaf Childhood

“When I turn the hearing aids on in these streets, my parents are dead again. So, I turn them off.”

Published: Aug 9, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,707 words)

How Your Cup of Coffee Is Clearing the Jungle

“However it happened, anywhere between 20,000 and 130,000 people — estimates range wildly — are farming illegally within Bukit Barisan Selatan.”

Published: Aug 11, 2021
Length: 26 minutes (6,682 words)