The life and sudden death of NASCAR’s Dick Trickle.
Wednesday, July 31
The author of The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese, interviewed by his editor, Andy Ward, about storytelling, literary heroes, and why the book took him 10 years to write.
Tuesday, July 30
“Jeffrey Levitt stole and misappropriated a grand total of fourteen million, six hundred ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred forty-seven dollars and fifty-eight cents. He stole all that. It was the largest single white-collar crime in Maryland history, almost bringing down the state’s entire savings and loan industry.” And it still wasn’t enough.
What remains of the past’s cutting edge.
Our sponsor this week is a fantastic new book from Longform regular Michael Paterniti, The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World's Greatest Piece of Cheese. Paterniti spent years visiting a picturesque Spanish village, unearthing a remarkable story of secrets, murder plots, blood fueds and, yes, a very tasty piece of cheese.
George Saunders called The Telling Room "a wild and amazing ride." Susan Orlean said it was "a marvelous tale and a joyful read." We say it's excellent. And it's out today.
A once-great golfer’s private second act.
Monday, July 29
After a botched bank robbery in 1990, Sture Bergwall, aka Thomas Quick, confessed to a string of brutal crimes. He admitted to stabbings, stranglings, incest and cannibalism. He was convicted of eight murders in all, and after the final trial he went silent for nearly a decade. But a few years ago, Bergwall came forward again—there was one more secret he had to tell.