Patrick Radden Keefe

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The Great Swiss Bank Heist

Hervé Falciani, a computer engineer working at HSBC, stole the bank’s list of secret accounts. But was he out to expose tax cheats or get rich himself? Perhaps both.

Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast
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The Avenger

Ken Dornstein’s older brother died when a bomb exploded on Pan Am Flight 103. For the past three decades, he’s been obsessed with identifying who’s really responsible.

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The Worst of the Worst

A profile of Judy Clarke, who takes on the most heinous, notorious defendants in America, trying to save them from the death penalty. Until Dzokhar Tsarnaev, she usually succeeded.

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The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast.

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, denies that he was ever in the IRA. The murder of Jean McConville threatened to expose him as a liar.

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The Empire of Edge

How a doctor and an S.A.C. trader got entangled in a financial scandal.

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Buzzkill

The challenges of establishing a legal marijuana economy in Washington State.

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Buried Secrets

How a secretive Israel billionaire seized control of an untapped iron ore deposit beneath one of Africa’s poorest countries.

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A Loaded Gun

The haunted past of Amy Bishop, a University of Alabama neurobiologist who shot six colleagues during a staff meeting.

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I Spy

How amateur satellite aficionados track the U.S. government’s spy technology.

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The Idol Thief

Inside one of the biggest antiquities-smuggling rings in history.

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Cocaine, Inc.

How a Mexican drug cartel makes its billions.