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)

The Time I Sabotaged My Editor With Ransomware From the Dark Web

Drake Bennett conducts an experiment to see if any idiot could go on the dark web, purchase ransomware from a hacker, and infect an (un)suspecting victim.

Published: Feb 6, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,795 words)

The Hacker Who Took Down a Country

“Daniel Kaye, also known as Spdrman, found regular jobs tough but corporate espionage easy. He’s about to get out of prison.”

Published: Dec 20, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,297 words)

America’s Largest Health Insurer Is Giving Apartments to Homeless People

“There are more than half a million homeless in the U.S., about a third of them unsheltered—that is, living on streets, under bridges, or in abandoned properties. When they need medical care or simply a bed and a meal, many go to the emergency room. That’s where America has drawn the line: We’ll pay for a hospital bed but not for a home, even when the home would be cheaper. Jeffrey Brenner is trying to move that line.”

Author: John Tozzi
Published: Nov 5, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,717 words)

The Billion-Dollar High-Speed Internet Scam

Why secure actual signatures from partners on multi-million dollar contracts to install fiber-optic cable at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean when you can just forge them?

Published: Oct 8, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,209 words)