Thursday, June 18


L.A. to Nepal

The work of California Task Force Two, the “Seal Team Six of disaster aid.”

Wednesday, June 17


The Wetsuitman

Two bodies wash up in Northern Europe, wearing identical wetsuits. The search for their identities leads authorities to a camp in Calais.


Preying on Prisoners

On the penalties imposed – or not – on prison guards who have sex with inmates.

Monday, June 15


Rise of al-Qaida Sahara Terrorist

A profile of Moktar Belmoktar, Al-Qaida’s “most difficult employee,” who was responsible for a major attack on an Algerian BP plant and, according to U.S. and Libyan forces, was killed in an air strike on Sunday.

Rukmini Callimachi on the Longform Podcast.

Saturday, June 13



Tracing Europe’s migrant crisis to organized crime.


The True Story of the Manson Murders

An excerpt from the best-selling true crime book of all time.

Monday, June 8


Against His Better Judgment

A federal judge resents the harshness of mandatory drug sentences.


Harry Devert Took a Wrong Turn in Mexico

The last trip of a dedicated wanderer.


The Odd Couple

Madeleine Fullard is on a mission to locate the remains of apartheid’s murdered activists. She needs the help of Eugene de Kock, a former police squad leader known as “Prime Evil,” to do so.

Thursday, June 4


The Lost Man

In 1948, a man was found on a beach in South Australia. The circumstances of his death and his identity were rich with mystery. When an amateur sleuth became obsessed, he could not imagine where the clues would lead him.

Wednesday, June 3


Dwight and Paul Have Left the Building

The life and death of an Elvis obsessive.

Monday, June 1


Poison Prison

“If you’re a glass is half-full kind of person, you’d say they’re repurposing the abandoned coal mine” and using it to create jobs, says Wright. “And if you're a glass is half-empty kind of person, you'd say it's pretty unconscionable that you’re putting people in cages at gunpoint and putting them in toxic waste sites.”