Alan Young has been running the same scam for years: posing as a member of The Temptations and smooth-talking his way into luxury hotel rooms and prostitutes. Despite his clear charm, he admits he has “no skills other than being a con man.”
Monday, July 28
On the cult founder, business magnate, pseudonymous internationally shown artist and ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in the brush amidst empty liquor bottles.
The postscript to a miracle.Previously: Jeanne Marie Laskas on the Longform Podcast.
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
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.
The people who go missing while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the people who attempt to identify their remains.
On the “black widow” of Keller, Texas.
Saturday, July 26
Exploring the depths of the abalone black market.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Sea Creatures.