The tale of the first conviction overturned on faulty arson science.
Tuesday, August 18
Monday, August 17
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
Discussions of character with the new Late Show host.Previously: Joel Lovell on the Longform Podcast
The Chinese want to steal our genetically-engineered grain secrets. Why?
On the 1915 hanging of Leo Frank in Marietta, Georgia.
Sunday, August 16
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.
The roots and effects of a biker shootout at the Twin Peaks in Waco, Texas.
Saturday, August 15
What happens to the people who film famous incidents of police violence.
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.”
The stories of four women whose children joined the Islamic State.