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Interviews, essays, reporting and discussion from the home of the best longform stories on the web.
||CleanWoman Of Color In Wide Open Spaces: A Reading and Conversation with Minda Honey||Minda Honey reads her essay Woman of Color in Wide Open Spaces and then speaks with Essays Editor Sari Botton about the inspiration for her piece and her other writing on dating as a woman of color. This episode is a production of Longreads...||3/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWrite Like A Rat and Don't Kick Swans: Editors Roundtable||Catherine Cusick, Mike Dang, Aaron Gilbreath and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs It Ever Too Late to Pursue a (Hoop) Dream?||Senior Editor Kelly Stout and Longreads Head of Research Matt Giles talk about Matt's new feature on Dan Stoddard, a Canadian bus driver in his late 30s pursuing his dream of playing professional basketball. This episode is a production...||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKnowledge Earned, Sought and Bought: Editors Roundtable||Catherine Cusick, Danielle Jackson and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Conversation with Tori Telfer: Jill The Ripper||Dana Snitzky chats with Tori Telfer, host of the Criminal Broads podcast, about the rich history of research and speculation on the theory Jack The Ripper was a woman, plus all manner of other topics related to killers — serial, female and...||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNature, Bad Eggs and a Good Dog: Editors Roundtable||Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||3/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Introduction to Death: A Fine Lines Essay by A.M. Homes||Author A.M. Homes reads her Fine Lines essay, An Introduction to Death, then sits down with Longreads Essays Editor Sari Botton to talk about her story collection, "Days of Awe," the strangeness of getting older but still feeling young, and...||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrauma, Psychics and Coping Mechanisms: Editors Roundtable||Ethan Chiel, Catherine Cusick and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib: On Loving A Tribe Called Quest||Jonathan Auping chats with Hanif Abdurraqib about his new book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, produced by Whitney Donaldson with help from Dana...||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTowels, Twitter Feeds and The Truth: Editors Roundtable||Mike Dang, Aaron Gilbreath and Kelly Stout share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElegy in Time Square: A Fine Lines Essay by Lily Burana||A former teenage peep show girl looks back on a queer love story that began in New York’s notorious red-light district. This episode is a production of Longreads and Charts & Leisure, written and read by Lily Burana. Hosted by Catherine...||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRising Waters, Privilege Offset Points and Witch Power: Editors Roundtable||Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Danielle Jackson and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPoached Eggs: An American Caviar Crime Caper||Take a deeper dive into David Gauvey Herbert's Longreads feature about counterfeit caviar in an unlikely corner of rural America. David leads Longreads Audience Editor Catherine Cusick through interview tape he collected, a bit of caviar's rich...||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrifters, Cops and Accumulated Wealth: Editors Roundtable||Mark Armstrong, Catherine Cusick, Mike Dang and Dana Snitzky share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvery Day I Write The Book||A Fine Lines Essay by Michael Musto||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCold Weather, Imposter Syndrome and Extraordinary Women: Editors Roundtable||Sari Botton, Mike Dang, Aaron Gilbreath and Krista Stevens share what they've been reading and nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChecking Facts in 2019: Fact-Checker Round Table||Fact-Checkers assemble! Longreads Editor-in-Chief Mike Dang leads a discussion on the state of facts in 2019 with Seyward Darby (Editor-in-Chief, The Atavist Magazine) and Longreads Fact-Checkers Ethan Chiel and Samantha Schuyler.||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscovered, General, Unassigned: Editors Roundtable||Catherine Cusick, Aaron Gilbreath, Krista Stevens and Kelly Stout nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn Conversation with Doree Shafrir: Dress You Up In My Love||Writer & podcaster Doree Shafrir joins Essays Editor Sari Botton in conversation about her recent original Longreads essay, Dress You Up In My Love, in which she reflects on how Halloween changed for her after struggling with...||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEclipsing, Braiding And Weaving: Editors Roundtable||Sari Botton, Catherine Cusick, Dana Snitzky and Michelle Weber nominate stories for the Top 5 Longreads of the week.||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving With Dolly Parton||Asking difficult questions often comes at a cost||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Longreads Podcast||Longreads is thrilled to announce our new weekly podcast programming||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
In the age of hot takes and a news cycle that seems to focus on political coverage above all else, I love Longreads for bringing us stories you can really sit down with and enjoy. It's like getting a thoughtfully considered magazine delivered to you every day. I'm excited about the podcast because now I can bring these stories with me during my commute. The first episode had such terrific narration and told me a story about Dolly I never considered. That one will stay with me for a while. The best stories always do.
Smart people, smart material
Longreads has been a boon to the brainy side of the Internet for several years, now, and this podcast is a welcome new angle. So far it seems to be nothing but extremely smart writers and editors speaking very thoughtfully about important topics and high-quality narrative journalism. Plus it's as pleasant to listen to as it is engaging, which seems rare these days! Most definitely worth a listen.
Storytelling beautifully done
I love that Longreads editors are all over the world and foster diverse writers and types of longform. This podcast is lovely, excited to hear more