A dispatch from Vermont, which is in the midst of what the governor calls a “full-blown heroin crisis.”
Friday, April 4
Thursday, April 3
The case against Jonathan Pollard, an American who spied for Israel.
Tuesday, April 1
Over the last several years, millions of dollars worth of antique rhino horns have been stolen form collections around the world. The only thing more unusual than the crimes is the theory about who is responsible: A handful of families from rural Ireland known as the Rathkeale Rovers.
A profile of a previously unknown rookie pitcher for the Mets who dropped out of Harvard, made a spiritual quest to Tibet, and somewhere along the line figured out how to throw a baseball much, much faster than anyone else on Earth.
Sunday, March 30
Leland Yee was a career San Francisco politician known for championing open government and gun control. For the last few years, he was also the main target of an elaborate undercover investigation, during which he traded political favors for cash, tried to sell $2 million worth of weapons to a medical marijuana kingpin and worked closely with well-known Chinatown gangster named Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.
Friday, March 28
The murder of an Iranian band in Brooklyn by one of their own.
Previously: Nancy Jo Sales on the Longform Podcast.
Thursday, March 27
In the summer of 1982, three Waco teenagers were savagely murdered for no apparent reason. Four men were ultimately charged with the crime. One was executed, two others were given life sentences, and a fourth was sent to death row only to be released after six years. They all may have been innocent.
Wednesday, March 26
The case against a notorious cat burglar, who is accused of stealing more than $12 million worth of the South’s finest sterling silver.
Monday, March 24
On the post-prison lives of several men in West Baltimore.
On the FBI's failed negotiations with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians in Waco.
Previously: Malcolm Gladwell on the Longform Podcast.
Sunday, March 23
The son of a Red Sox legend, his trail of violent attacks runs back to his teen years. So does the line of judges who somehow saw fit, time and again, to give him one more chance. Now he’s on trial for murder.
Friday, March 21
How a group of vigilante cat-lovers seeking the hooded figure who suffocated a kitten in an internet video found a sadistic killer.