Saturday, May 14


The Ukrainian Hacker Who Became the FBI’s Best Weapon—And Worst Nightmare

In 2001, Maksym Igor Popov defected to work as an informant in the U.S. But a decade later, he was back to scamming the FBI.

Friday, May 13


Thousands of Police Calls. You Paid the Bills.

The number one place Tampa Bay cops visit: Walmart. And it’s not even close — they average two trips an hour.


Meet the Ungers

Thanks to a single court case, the state of Maryland is releasing almost 150 violent offenders who believed they would spend their life behind bars.

Previously: Jason Fagone on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, May 12


The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut

The road to Lhakpa Sherpa’s seventh potential summit​ has been nothing if not complicated.

Wednesday, May 11


The Gangsters on England's Doorstep

In bleak farmlands of East Anglia, the first wave of Eastern European migrants learned exploitation and extortion from their own experiences with day labor. Then they began to prey on fellow immigrants, luring in them into debt and then forcing them to commit crimes to pay it off.

Tuesday, May 10


Feet Lost and Found in the Pacific Northwest

Searching for the source of British Columbia’s grim flotsam.

Monday, May 9


Private Schools, Painful Secrets

An investigation into sexual abuse at elite New England schools.

Monday, May 2


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.