Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild

Joe Schreibvogel AKA Joe Exotic AKA the Tiger King collected exotic animals and very young husbands at his private Oklahoma zoo. He’s now in jail, found guilty of hiring people to kill an outspoken critic of his who owns of a big cat sanctuary in Florida.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: May 9, 2019
Length: 31 minutes (7,897 words)

Who’s Killing Buck Birdsong’s Cows?

Someone poisoned eighteen of the Birdsong family’s calves in the past four years by feeding them a mysterious grain. But who? And why? Texas Monthly writer-at-large Leif Reigstad digs into a confounding true-crime cold case with no leads, no motive, no patterns, and no suspects.

Source: Texas Monthly
Published: Aug 24, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,317 words)

Cheer Empire

A single company (Varsity Brands, a for-profit business headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, with offices in Florida, California and Dallas) controls almost every aspect of elite cheerleading. They’re also fighting harder than anyone to keep cheerleading from becoming an official sport.

Source: Houston Press
Published: Jul 21, 2015
Length: 22 minutes (5,730 words)