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On the palm trees of Los Angeles.

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The story of Tryone Hood, who has served 21 years for a murder he didn’t commit, and the Chicago criminal justice apparatus that allowed a serial killer to go free.

Previously: Nicholas Schmidle on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, July 27

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Erik Weihenmayer has climbed Mount Everest, raced across the Moroccan desert, and is about to kayak the Grand Canyon’s deadliest rapids—all without being able to see.

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The people who go missing while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the people who attempt to identify their remains.

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On the “black widow” of Keller, Texas.

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A gardener in Newark, NJ tries to grow the world’s best peppers.

Saturday, July 26

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Exploring the depths of the abalone black market.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Sea Creatures.

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A chance encounter with a movie star on an airplane.

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Friday, July 25

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Contemplating plastic surgery.

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How a lawyer from the Valley created a gossip empire.