The Backstory1 season, 14 episodes
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NewsBen Taub discusses his reporting on the corruption and cruelty of Iraq’s response to suspected jihadis and their families, and how that will likely lead to the resurgence of the terror group.
SportsWilliam Finnegan discusses his reporting on the best surfer in the world, Kelly Slater, and how his revolutionary wave machine both advanced and disrupted the surfing industry.
CultureLarissa MacFarquhar discusses her reporting on the facilities that are using nostalgic environments as a means of soothing their residents.
CulturePatrick Radden Keefe tells the story of how Astrid Holleeder exposed a notorious Dutch gangster who happened to be her brother.
CultureThe writer Yudhijit Bhattacharjee tells the story of Spyros Enotiades, who is considered one of the most successful D.E.A. informants in history.
CultureIn the mid-aughts, the police sergeant Ronald Watts knew how to exploit the lawlessness of the Ida B. Wells Homes. The Exoneration Project believes that he and his officers wrongly arrested hundreds of people.
PoliticsEmily Witt discusses the group of students who organized for change after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
CultureThe story behind the photographer Sharif Hamza’s portraits of young Americans with their firearms.
CultureJia Tolentino reports on a new study at Columbia that could make schools safer.
NewsSarah Stillman reports on people who fled their home countries fearing for their lives, and the tragic consequences when they were sent back.
NewsRonan Farrow discusses his investigation of the sexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
NewsIn Ohio, a view of the devastation on the ground captured by photographer Philip Montgomery on assignment for the magazine.
PoliticsOn the ground in Pyongyang: Could Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump goad each other into a devastating confrontation?