Long Shot podcast
Driven by a pandemic unprecedented in our lifetimes —a virus that has killed our neighbors, our friends, our families—we are witnesses to the massive international effort to create COVID-19 vaccines and get shots in arms. Long Shot travels back in time to the long-forgotten first inoculators and connects them to the research, methods, and people behind today's vaccines.
The Secret History of Facial Recognition
Sixty years ago, a sharecropper’s son invented a technology to identify faces. Then the record of his role all but vanished. Who was Woody Bledsoe, and who was he working for?
Deadly force behind the wheel
The Washington Post
A police driving maneuver used to end chases has killed 30 people since 2016. Many departments refuse to use the tactic because of the risks.
The Man Who Explained Everything
Karl Friston's free energy principle might be the most all-encompassing idea since Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. Some believe it's the missing link to true artificial intelligence. But to understand it, you need to peer inside the mind of Friston himself.
The Hateful Life And Spiteful Death Of The Man Who Was Vigo The Carpathian
The story of Norbert Grupe—a Nazi soldier’s son, boxer, professional wrestler, failed actor, criminal, and miserable human being
The Ghosts of My Lai
In the hamlet where U.S. troops killed hundreds of men, women and children, survivors are ready to forgive the most infamous American soldier of the war.
The Lost, True Story Of The CIA’s Greatest Basketball Coach
How did a 1972 exhibition basketball game between Russia and Uganda become a crucible for Cold War tensions at the dawn of Idi Amin's brutal regime?