What My Mother Didn’t Talk About

“My mother and I were very close, but when she died last year there was still so much I didn’t know about her.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jul 25, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,245 words)

What Happened In Bethel, Ohio?

How a Black Lives Matter protest rocked a small town, exposing divisions few people wanted to see.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jul 5, 2020
Length: 23 minutes (5,900 words)

Who Had to Die For Your Dinner?

“A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals the extent to which the virus — and the nation’s inadequate response to it — has infected, sickened, and even killed workers up and down the nation’s food supply chains as they work to keep our refrigerators full.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jul 4, 2020
Length: 30 minutes (7,543 words)

Working In Science Was A Brutal Education. That’s Why I Left.

“Science made me understand the vast beauty of the world. But science was also working 15 hours a day for weeks or months.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Feb 17, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,417 words)

In My Father’s Final Year, He Was Not My Father

“He’s lied to me and taken my money. It is the quietest moment in our relationship, a shame I know he’ll never come back from. I send him a photo of me standing in a foot of snow. He texts back a fiery sunset. I tell myself this is the only way he can keep talking to me, the only way he can bear me.”

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Jan 24, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,882 words)

Before Syracuse, There Was Mizzou

“‘It’s Little Dixie,’ Little told me. When he was driving down from Chicago with his father and uncle to start his master’s program, he said his uncle told him: ‘Stay away from white women down there.’ Little figured this was mostly a joke, but he knew there was some seriousness behind his uncle’s words. ‘I knew the history of Little Dixie and the University of Missouri being this hotbed of racist events,’ he said. He mentioned Lloyd Gaines and Lucile Bluford as well as Jon Burge, the former Chicago police chief, who attended Mizzou for one semester before returning to Chicago, where he was later accused of torturing hundreds of brown and black people in the ’70s and ’80s. (Though Burge was fired from the force in 1993, he was never prosecuted for the alleged crimes because of the statute of limitations.)

Author: Tomi Obaro
Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Nov 26, 2019
Length: 26 minutes (6,696 words)

He Said, They Said.

Tony Robbins arrived at the summer camp as a star guest. He left with one accuser, two eyewitnesses, and dozens of others who would remember the day’s dark turn for decades.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Nov 22, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,500 words)

How The Kremlin’s Assassins Sowed Terror Through The Streets Of London While British Authorities Scrambled To Stop Them

In this adaptation from her new book, From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin’s Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin’s Secret War on the West, Heidi Blake reports on Scotland Yard’s attempts to maintain the safety of Boris Berezovsky, a Russian oligarch living in Britain. From a poison factory, to a multitude of hired assassins, it seems Vladimir Putin will stop at nothing to silence his most vocal critics.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Nov 19, 2019
Length: 21 minutes (5,384 words)

I Thought Wilderness Was A Place to Find Myself, Until I Spent Four Months Living In It

Leo Schwartz explores what he learned about nature during a back-breaking summer working on trails in the burned-out Oregon backcountry.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Oct 9, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,614 words)

The 2010s Have Broken Our Sense of Time

A watch that tells time? How quaint! We don’t need watches any more; we have algorithms now.

Source: BuzzFeed
Published: Oct 24, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,857 words)