Should We Get Used to Mass Shootings?

“This is the story of those 10 days, the new and relentless strain of gun violence in America, and the desperate need for us not to look away.”

Michael Paterniti on the Longform Podcast

Saturday, April 30


Inhaling the Spore

A trip to the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.

Friday, April 29


Fear This Man

David Vincenzetti says his company, which sells spyware to world’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies, is helping to thwart terrorism. Others say it’s a danger to citizens, dissidents, and journalists alike.

Thursday, April 28



The horror of being mentally ill in Florida’s prisons.

Wednesday, April 27


Ride Along With the Cow Police

Texas’ modern day cattle rustlers and the twenty-seven lawmen who track them.

Tuesday, April 26


The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis

How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.

Saturday, April 23


In the Footsteps of a Killer

From 1976 to 1986, one of the most violent serial criminals in American history terrorized communities throughout California. He was little known, never caught, and might still be out there. The author, along with several others, couldn’t stop working on the case.

Wednesday, April 20


Chicago After Laquan McDonald

The activists fighting for police reform in the wake of a video that showed a black teenager shot 16 times by a white cop.


Offshore in Central London

Why has a prestigious address been used so many times as a center for elaborate international fraud?

Saturday, April 16


The Untold Story of the Teen Hackers Who Transformed the Early Internet

Bill Landreth was one of the whiz kids, poking around Pentagon servers with the friends he had never met. But one of them was an FBI informant.

Wednesday, April 13


Bloom and Bust

They were florists working in Amsterdam’s largest flower market. They were also members of one of the most powerful arms of the Italian mafia. An investigation into how organized crime has gone global.

Tuesday, April 12


Secrets of the Tax-Prep Business

How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.