Tuesday, August 18


The Trials of Ed Graf

The tale of the first conviction overturned on faulty arson science.

Monday, August 17


Friday Night Lights

On the start of the high school football season in Odessa, Texas. An adaptation published alongside the release of Bissinger’s 1990 book of the same name, which led to the movie and the show.

Previously: Buzz Bissinger on the Longform Podcast

The Late, Great Stephen Colbert

Discussions of character with the new Late Show host.

Previously: Joel Lovell on the Longform Podcast

Corn Wars

The Chinese want to steal our genetically-engineered grain secrets. Why?


America's Only Anti-Semitic Lynching

On the 1915 hanging of Leo Frank in Marietta, Georgia.

Sunday, August 16


Find Your Beach

On loving and hating and living in Manhattan.


A Train to Bangladania

How an Italian businessman facing fraud charges and a Brazilian politician turned a billion dollar project to build the high speed Rio-São Paulo rail line into a farce.


Bloodbath & Beyond

The roots and effects of a biker shootout at the Twin Peaks in Waco, Texas.

Saturday, August 15



Confessions of a presidential campaign reporter.


"I Dream About It Every Night"

What happens to the people who film famous incidents of police violence.


Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace

Amazon, America’s most valuable retailer, is “conducting a little-known experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers, redrawing the boundaries of what is acceptable.”


Mothers of ISIS

The stories of four women whose children joined the Islamic State.