The Launch

After two decades of research and development, WA 38 lands this fall. It could disrupt an entire industry. It’s an apple.

Published: Jul 18, 2019
Length: 20 minutes (5,200 words)

Who Is John Frum?

In the 20th century, anthropologists fell over themselves to study the “cargo cult” phenomenon in the South Pacific. But was it really a new religion—or just a Western fantasy?

Source: Topic
Published: Apr 18, 2019
Length: 24 minutes (6,200 words)

The Deported Americans

This is how the children of undocumented immigrants live in a purgatory between two cultures when they get sent “back” to a country where they didn’t grow up.

Published: Jan 31, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,863 words)

The Insect Apocalypse Is Here

Science is still trying to understand the sheer mass and variety of insects on earth. What’s clear is that both are declining at an alarming rate, and for that, the whole planet will suffer.

Published: Nov 27, 2018
Length: 29 minutes (7,431 words)

The Obsessive Search for the Tasmanian Tiger

The fox-like marsupial carnivore known as the Tasmanian Tiger was declared extinct in 1936, but some Australians have dedicated their lives to proving it still lurks in the Tasmanian bush. Don’t compare it to bigfoot. Unlike bigfoot, the tiger was real.

Source: The New Yorker
Published: Jun 25, 2018
Length: 26 minutes (6,626 words)

Who Decides Who Counts as Native American?

Brooke Jarvis chronicles the legal battle over the “Nooksack 306,” members of the tribe who were disenrolled over questions about their identity.

Published: Jan 18, 2017
Length: 29 minutes (7,340 words)


When one young unidentified Mexican national ends up comatose in the hospital after a car crash in the California desert, he comes to represent the struggle thousands of families endure when their friends or family disappear crossing the US-Mexico border.

Published: Dec 5, 2016
Length: 21 minutes (5,299 words)

17 Shots in Pasco

A police shooting of a Mexican field worker in Pasco, Washington leaves a community wondering whether it’s a “‘Ferguson’ moment for Hispanics.”

Source: Seattle Met
Published: May 26, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5,201 words)


Hugo Lucitante was 10 years old when his Amazon tribe sent him to Seattle to live with a 22-year-old college student. The tribe hoped that he would return to them with a Western education and the knowledge to help guide his people through a changing world.

Published: Feb 12, 2015
Length: 23 minutes (5,903 words)

Collapse: The Oso Mudslide and the Community That Survived It

The story of a community that formed a search and rescue crew after one of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history struck their town.

Source: Seattle Met
Published: Nov 3, 2014
Length: 22 minutes (5,702 words)