On the highly enjoyable, nearly fatal first experiments with laughing gas in late 18th-century London.
Tuesday, August 19
Elias Pompa is the lone deputy in one of the poorest counties in Texas. He is also at the center of the U.S. border crisis.
Kim Goodsell had a pair of rare diseases. Doctors didn’t have the time to look for a link. So she taught herself genetics and found it herself.
Monday, August 18
On the anger that led to the Watts Riots of 1965, the mistakes made during those six days in August, and how little changed afterward.
The rise and fall of a chubby Idaho pizza delivery boy turned weed kingpin.
On a childhood fascination with the mid-18th century battle.
In 1984, Jacqui met Bob Lambert at an animal-rights protest. They fell in love, had a son. Then Bob disappeared. It would take 25 years for Jacqui to learn that he had been working undercover.
Sunday, August 17
On Cops, cop movies and Ferguson.
Previously: Wesley Morris on the Longform Podcast.
A profile of the Megaupload founder, who has started a political party in New Zealand as the U.S. continues to fight for his extradition.
Once their careers end, pro wrestlers often fall into emotional and physical disrepair. One of their own, Diamond Dallas Page, has a fix.