The Mastermind

Paul Le Roux could have been Mark Zuckerberg. Instead he became a 21st century John Gotti, running a massive criminal empire from his computer until he became an asset of the United States government.

A 7-part serialized story, written by Longform Podcast co-host Evan Ratliff.

  1. Episode 1: An Arrogant Way of Killing

  2. Episode 2: I'm Your Boss Now

  3. Episode 3: He Always Had a Dark Side

  4. Episode 4: Absolute Fear

  5. Episode 5: He Got Greedy

  6. Episode 6: Eyes Everywhere

  7. Episode 7: The Next Big Deal

Vanish

“I shared my plans with no one, not my girlfriend, not my parents, not my closest friends. Nobody knew the route I was taking out of town, where I was going, or my new name. If I got caught, it would be by my own mistakes.” A writer’s attempt to disappear for a month with a $5,000 bounty on his head.