The story of imprisoned boxer James Scott, who contended for the light heavyweight title by staging fights inside Rahway prison.
Wednesday, July 30
CeCe McDonald, a homeless trans teen in Minneapolis, was charged with murder for defending herself. Then she became a folk hero.
Previously: Sabrina Rubin Erdely on the Longform Podcast.
Accused of being part of a terror cell at age 12, Gitmo’s youngest prisoner recounts his life
Tuesday, July 29
Has a remote Amazonian tribe upended our understanding of language?
Today, Robert Dowlut is the National Rifle Association’s top lawyer. Fifty years ago, he was convicted of murdering a woman with a handgun.
Alan Young has been running the same scam for years: posing as a member of The Temptations and smooth-talking his way into luxury hotel rooms and prostitutes. Despite his clear charm, he admits he has “no skills other than being a con man.”
Monday, July 28
On the cult founder, business magnate, pseudonymous internationally shown artist and ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in the brush amidst empty liquor bottles.
The postscript to a miracle.Previously: Jeanne Marie Laskas on the Longform Podcast.
Sunday, July 27
Erik Weihenmayer has climbed Mount Everest, raced across the Moroccan desert, and is about to kayak the Grand Canyon’s deadliest rapids—all without being able to see.
The people who go missing while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the people who attempt to identify their remains.