Thursday, July 23

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The Vegas Plot

Two ordinary Americans, inspired by right-wing extremism, plan to kidnap a cop.

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Comic Conman

The story of a lawyer-turned-money launderer, stolen evidence, and a bunch of comics selling at outrageously high prices at auction. And Mussolini.

Tuesday, July 21

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The Illusionist

Al Seckel held legendary parties in the 1980s and 90s, with attendees ranging from Slash to Francis Crick. He later became a collector of optical illusions and gave a TED talk on the topic. He may have also misled and defrauded many of the people he came into contact with.

Monday, July 20

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“These People Need to Know What We Have Gone Through”

To reduce recidivism, a program brings criminals face to face with their victims. The results aren’t always what you’d expect.

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Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship

Working on the high seas is always dangerous, but the Dona Liberta has a particularly bad reputation.

Saturday, July 18

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You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What?

Life on the outside is full of unpleasant surprises for longtime inmates.

Friday, July 17

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The Mysterious Death of a Doctor Who Peddled Autism ‘Cures’ to Thousands

After a lab linked to him was raided, James Jeffrey Bradstreet’s body was found with a bullet wound to the chest. His death was ruled a suicide, but other theories abound.

Thursday, July 16

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Death of a Prosecutor

Alberto Nisman accused Iran and Argentina of colluding to bury a terrorist attack. Did it get him killed?

Wednesday, July 15

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The Life of an Auschwitz Guard

Oskar Groening, an SS officer whose duties included counting confiscated money, describes his time posted to Auschwitz.

Editor's note: At age 94, Groening was convicted yesterday of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to four years in prison.

Sunday, July 12

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The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast.

Saturday, July 11

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The Invisible Man

To date, more than 500 people have been killed by police in America. This is the story of one, Charly Keunang.

Friday, July 10

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What Happened in Room 102

The case of Richard Glossip, whose failed Supreme Court challenge of execution methods now leaves him waiting for death. But he still insists he’s innocent.