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Nazi Summer Camp

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Also: the story of how this story got made

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

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




Best Audio Reporting

Kurdish photographer Kamaran Najm

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296 strangers write to each other. I write back.


to Each


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

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Cruel & Unusual

The Takeover

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

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Mein Camp

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

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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.


to Make 

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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.


the Media After

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


George Washington Carver



   Dr. Lisa Cook found a
hole in a major economic 

theory. It took 10 years for

 her colleagues to listen. 

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.

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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



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.

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.

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

Karen Duffin