Airbnb Is Spending Millions of Dollars to Make Nightmares Go Away

“When things go horribly wrong during a stay, the company’s secretive safety team jumps in to soothe guests and hosts, help families—and prevent PR disasters.”

Published: Jun 15, 2021
Length: 20 minutes (5,004 words)

The Man Who Keeps the Far Right Online

“Nick Lim provides tech support to the U.S. networks of White nationalists and conspiracy theorists banned by the likes of Amazon.”

Published: Apr 14, 2021
Length: 11 minutes (2,900 words)

America’s Covid Swab Supply Depends on Two Cousins Who Hate Each Other

“The pandemic brought the business opportunity of a lifetime to Puritan Medical Products of Guilford, Maine. But even a $250 million infusion from the U.S. government has done little to quell an epic family feud.”

Published: Mar 18, 2021
Length: 17 minutes (4,250 words)

How I Helped My Dad Die

“His body wrecked by ALS, my father insisted that his death, like his life, was his to control.”

Published: Jan 27, 2021
Length: 22 minutes (5,600 words)

The Cruise Ship Suicides

Cruise crew members experienced a “more extreme version of the household lockdowns that have sent people tumbling into depression.”

Published: Dec 30, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,587 words)

To Make a Building Healthier, Stop Sanitizing Everything

” For years scientists have sounded the alarm that our disconnect from the outdoors is linked to a host of chronic health problems, including allergies, asthma, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, and obesity. “

Published: Dec 16, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,113 words)

Covid Conversations With One of America’s Richest Men

When the pandemic hit, Max Abelson called the richest person he knew. In a series of conversations with this anonymous billionaire, we see life through the eyes of the privileged and wealthy.

Published: Jul 14, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,993 words)

Did a Chinese Hack Kill Canada’s Greatest Tech Company?

“Nortel was once a world leader in wireless technology. Then came a hack and the rise of Huawei.”

Published: Jul 1, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,473 words)

Troubles in Quinn Country

“In the Irish borderlands, Sean Quinn was always known as a tough businessman. But he was hugely successful and created thousands of jobs. A local hero. And then it all went wrong.”

Published: Jun 30, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,400 words)

The Pariah Ship

“With passengers falling ill, the ship was denied a port by country after country.”

Published: Jun 11, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,101 words)