“Between 1999 and 2001, I helped eight people die … Now, as I prepare to take my own life, I’m ready to tell my story.” From Toronto Life Magazine: By the time you read this, I’ll be dead.

+ “When you do a lot of strange things in a very short period of time, and those strange things are successful — it just doesn’t happen.” The New Yorker’s David Owen goes behind the scenes of a cheating scandal in the world of professional bridge.

+ “Heaton’s six-year-old daughter, Emily, had once asked her father if she could ever be a real princess; after discovering the existence of Bir Tawil on the internet, his birthday present to her that year was to trek there and turn her wish into a reality.” From The Guardian: Welcome to the land that no country wants.

+ Narratively: Confessions of a phony telephone psychic.

+ And a weekend listen from RadioLab: “Out drinking with a few biologists, Jad finds out about something called CRISPR. No, it’s not a robot or the latest dating app, it’s a method for genetic manipulation that is rewriting the way we change DNA.”