Heat Listed

“He could be the shooter, he might get shot. They didn’t know. But the data said he was at risk either way.”

Source: The Verge
Published: May 24, 2021

The Eighth Wonder of the World*

“In exchange for billions in tax subsidies, Foxconn was supposed to build an enormous LCD factory in the tiny village of Mount Pleasant, creating 13,000 jobs.” The Verge investigates the empty promises (and empty buildings) of “Wisconn Valley.”

Source: The Verge
Published: Oct 19, 2020
Length: 39 minutes (9,970 words)

Mark in the Middle

“There was no obvious way to placate liberal employees and conservative users at the same time.” Casey Newton reports on the dynamics inside Facebook and shares a series of leaked audio recordings from internal meetings this summer.

Source: The Verge
Published: Sep 23, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,408 words)

Waiting to Be Thrown Out

Following the story of one Cameroonian, Gaby Del Valle dives deep into how video teleconferencing technology in the U.S.’s immigration courts fuels the deportation machine.

Source: The Verge
Published: Sep 8, 2020
Length: 33 minutes (8,280 words)

The Peace Reporters

The police dressed for war. The people showed up with cameras.

Source: The Verge
Published: Aug 31, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,500 words)

Sick Days

“Instacart promises a safer way to shop, but workers tell a different story.”

Source: The Verge
Published: May 26, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,418 words)

The Drone Boat Of ‘Shipwreck Alley’

“Meet BEN, the self-driving boat that’s been tasked with helping lay bare the long-lost secrets of the lakebed.”

Source: The Verge
Published: Mar 5, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,446 words)

The iBackpack Has It All: Kevlar, Batteries, and a Federal Investigation

The man behind an alleged crowdfunding scam wants you to know he isn’t a scammer.

Source: The Verge
Published: Mar 4, 2020
Length: 21 minutes (5,443 words)

The Terror Queue

“It felt like you were putting on a cape, working at Google, getting your free kombucha, sleeping in nap pods,’ she says. ‘But every once in a while, you’d have to see some disturbing content. Really, how bad could it be?’ She called her mom and said she was taking the job. She was 23 years old.”

Source: The Verge
Published: Dec 16, 2019
Length: 26 minutes (6,606 words)

Dial Up!

The Hmong diaspora broadcasts radio programs run by DJs via conference call — a place where far-flung people can phone in to listen to programs and connect with one another in their own language.

Author: Mia Sato
Source: The Verge
Published: Nov 22, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,897 words)