Surfing San Francisco with a true believer.
Wednesday, August 19
It was the failed dream of the heir to the Frank-o-Matic sausage-link machinery fortune.
Tuesday, August 18
“The central conflict of domestic life right now is not men versus women, mothers versus fathers. It is family versus money.”
“In an industry in which millions of people are invested in his success – in which he’s constantly being advised, praised and berated, often by total strangers – Revis’ tranquillity might be his greatest asset. He isn’t just an island. He’s a fortress.”
The tale of the first conviction overturned on faulty arson science.
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.