George Washington Carver
Dr. Lisa Cook found a
hole in a major economic
theory. It took 10 years for
her colleagues to listen.
We explore America's wrestle with its most potent punishment – the death penalty.
Cruel & Unusual
Nazi Summer Camp
Also: the story of how this story got made
The story of when there were
1193 POW camps on American soil.
An Australian teenager tries to make the most boring Facebook group possible. Then the grown ups invade.
The story of America's first major interrogation program,
at a top secret POW camp in suburban Virginia.
How did my friend become Spider-Man – a burglar so prolific, with methods so unusual, the cops gave him a superhero nickname?
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.
After a journalist is kidnapped
by ISIS, friends and family search for him. We follow the hostage rescue mission for four years.
Kurdish photographer Kamaran Najm
Reliving my worst professional walk of shame, live on stage in NYC and broadcast on The Moth.
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.
On the Spring 2017 Pop-Up Tour, I shared the
story of one woman I met during my foray into America's militia movement.
How to Test
What it took to develop America's first COVID-19 tests – and why it took so long.
The story of a big group
of people with the same questions – complicated, heartbreaking ones.
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