George Washington Carver

Patent

Racism

   Dr. Lisa Cook found a
hole in a major economic 

theory. It took 10 years for

 her colleagues to listen. 

296 strangers write to each other. I write back.

Letters

to Each

Other

We explore America's wrestle with its most potent punishment – the death penalty.

Cruel & Unusual

Nazi Summer Camp

Logo for the podcast How Sound

Also: the story of how this story got made

The story of when there were
1193 POW camps on American soil.

The Takeover

An Australian teenager tries to make the most boring Facebook group possible. Then the grown ups invade.

Mein Camp

The story of America's first major interrogation program,
at a top secret POW camp in suburban Virginia.

Climb Spree

How did my friend become Spider-Man – a burglar so prolific, with methods so unusual, the cops gave him a superhero nickname?

The Race

   When the difference between      life and death came down to

          whether a small auto parts 

   maker in Minnesota could churn out pistons small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

Ventilators

to Make 

After a journalist is kidnapped
by ISIS, friends and family search for him. We follow the hostage rescue mission for four years.

The

Search

 2019

Best Audio Reporting

Kurdish photographer Kamaran Najm

Speechwriter's

Lament

Reliving my worst professional walk of shame, live on stage in NYC and broadcast on The Moth.

REDMAP

How one man commandeered national politics by going very local – clearing the path for mass gerrymandering that reshaped American politics for a decade and beyond.

Prompted by a vision, it took
11 years to build, nearly destroyed
a marriage, and drew hundreds of thousands to tiny Crossville, TN. Then the government stepped in.

Militia

Barbie

On the Spring 2017 Pop-Up Tour, I shared the

    story of one woman I met during my foray into America's militia movement.

World's Largest

Treehouse

How to Test

a Country

What it took to develop America's first COVID-19 tests – and why it took so long.

The Line

The story of a big group
of people with the same questions – complicated, heartbreaking ones.

Managing

the Media After

How do victims of
high-profile crimes deal with the media?

Tragedy

The Mask Mover

  One state's frantic scramble to get masks during the pandemic – shutting down the state's payment system, and taking a $3.5 million check on a roadtrip.

Who Gets to

Vote in Florida

The effort to restore voting rights to almost 1.5 million people in Florida – and what happened when that became less about voting, and more about money.

Angel Sanchez (L) and Desmond Meade (R), Florida Rights Restoration Coalition