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Reversal of Fortune

A BASE jumper emerges from a coma after a bad fall and sets about rebuilding his body and his life.

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My Dad Tried to Kill Me With an Alligator

On being among giant reptiles with a parent you don’t understand.

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The Toughest Woman on Two Wheels

On Juliana Buhring, a former cult member who became the first woman to bike around the world.

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Riding Giants

A rookie competes in the World Elephant Polo Championships.

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A Liar Standing Next to a Hole in the Ground

Prospecting for gold is still a live trade in America, if you’re willing to walk deep into the desert with a hand-drawn map.

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The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat

The scientists at Beyond Meat have concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of beef with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.

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Unprotected

An investigation into sexual abuse in youth sports, with a focus on USA Swimming.

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The Same River Twice

The story of rivers and relationships.

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The Long Captivity of Michael Scott Moore

How a surfing writer kidnapped by Somali pirates was freed.

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The Spy Who Scammed Us?

Jamie Smith said he was a co-founder of Blackwater and a former CIA officer. He appeared on cable news as a counterterrorism expert and he received millions in goverment contracts to train personnel. The money was real. The resume wasn’t.

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The Body Electric

What it’s like to be struck by lightning.

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The Tuber

Navigating the alligator-infested rivers of North Florida.