Julia Longoria

Julia Longoria is a radio journalist from Miami. She got her start in local newsrooms at WLRN and WNYC. She’s also worked at The New York Times and More Perfect, Radiolab’s spin-off about the Supreme Court.

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Julia Longoria appears in the following:

Who Would Jesus Mock?

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Atlantic’s Emma Green sits down with the editor-in-chief of Christian satire site the Babylon Bee to talk about mockery and the line between making fun and doing harm.

The True Cost of Prison Phone Calls

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Phone-call fees from incarcerated people generate millions of dollars for states, but children pay the price.

The Original Anti-Vaxxer

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Where does bodily autonomy end and our duty to others begin? In March, The Experiment considered one answer, the story of a 1905 Supreme Court case about government-mandated vaccines.

The Unwritten Rules of Black TV

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The short, uneven history of Black representation on television—from Julia to The Cosby Show to today’s “renaissance.”  

What 9/11 Did to One Family

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Grief, conspiracy theories, and a family’s search for meaning in the two decades since the attacks.

Can America See Gymnasts for More Than Their Medals?

Thursday, August 12, 2021

USA Gymnastics has been undergoing a reckoning over widespread abuse. The Atlantic's Emma Green asks former gymnast Rachael Denhollander whether the sport can shake off that grim legacy.

Why Can’t We Just Forget the Alamo?

Thursday, August 05, 2021

The Texan writer Bryan Burrough set out to debunk the myth of the Alamo, only to find himself igniting a fierce ideological battle over the state's founding legend.

The Myth of the ‘Student Athlete’

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The NCAA was created to protect students, so why have some student athletes gone hungry while their schools have earned millions? 

The Hate-Crime Conundrum

Thursday, July 22, 2021

After 50 years of hate-crime legislation in the U.S., hate-motivated violence is once again on the rise. So where did we go wrong?

The Great Seed Panic of 2020

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Last summer, home deliveries of unsolicited Chinese seeds sent Americans into a panic. Writer Chris Heath has discovered an explanation that many, including the USDA, don’t believe.

America Has a Drinking Problem

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Alcohol has been humanity’s social lubricant since 10,000 B.C., but its use as a coping mechanism is distinctly American.

Dr. Ruth on Hot Vax Summer

Thursday, June 24, 2021

After the pandemic, how do we learn to get close to one another again? We ask the renowned sex therapist Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer.

Life, Liberty, and Drugs

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The Columbia professor Carl Hart believes that we can use drugs safely, and that doing so is our American right.

The Ashes on the Lawn

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The tragedy of the AIDS epidemic forced activists to battle their own grief and navigate extreme measures in order to effect lasting change.

One Woman’s Quest for an Orgasm

Thursday, May 27, 2021

On an intimate journey for her own sexual pleasure, Katharine Smyth found herself navigating  a female-orgasm industrial complex long defined by myths about women’s bodies.

How the Evangelical World Turned on Itself

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Christian rapper Lecrae found his faith in a culture where evangelicalism and politics were tightly tied. When he couldn’t live with that anymore, the consequences were devastating.

How The Evangelical Machine Got Made

Thursday, May 13, 2021

White evangelicals have become the most powerful voting bloc in America, one church mailing list at a time. But is the cost of political victory too high?

Here for the Right Reasons? Lessons From '90 Day Fiancé'

Thursday, May 06, 2021

What does a guilty-pleasure reality show teach us about immigration and democracy in America?

What Makes a Murderer?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

A widely criticized legal principle disproportionately puts youth of color and women behind bars. But is it the only way to hold police accountable when they kill?

How RBG Became ‘Notorious’

Thursday, April 22, 2021

In her fight for women’s rights, the then–ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg did something unexpected: She argued on behalf of men.