Deep in the jungle, the tourists were targetted, but only the porters were hacked by the machetes. Was it a robbery? Or a deeper pattern of violence amongst ancient tribes?
Friday, May 23
Scott Catt was a single dad trying to make ends meet, so he started robbing banks. Then he needed accomplices, so he asked his kids.
Wednesday, May 21
A pastor-turned-banker fakes his own death after allegedly embezzling millions and defrauding investors.
Monday, May 19
The fall of PCCare247, an Indian company in the business of selling fixes to problems that didn’t exist.
The disturbing double life of a popular English teacher.
Friday, May 16
Why six people admitted roles in two murders they most likely didn’t commit.
Tuesday, May 13
The writings of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik are a copy-and-paste hodgepodge of “jeremiads against the scourge of cultural theory, lists of atrocities perpetuated by Muslims, and pages of derision of ‘female sluts,’ but also Wikipedia articles about sugar beet farming and investment tips.”
Sunday, May 11
On police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.
Saturday, May 10
The Muay Thai fighters of Klong Prem.
Friday, May 9
"Caught between the dealers and the cops in Hazleton, Pa., is a woman with a bad habit."
Previously: Susan Dominus on the Longform Podcast.
Thursday, May 8
A charming assistant funeral home director named Bernie Tiede murders a wealthy widow, keeps her in a freezer for months, finally gets caught, and still has the town's sympathy as his case goes to trial. The story that became Richard Linklater's Bernie.
Update: Tiede was convicted and spent 15 years behind bars before being released this week on the condition that he live in Linklater's garage.
Wednesday, May 7
On the murder of a popular bar owner in a ghost town near the Mexican border.