Fascinating true stories from science, history, and psychology, in text and podcast form.
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In 1933, British WWI vet Maurice Wilson hatched an unorthodox plan to reach the still-untouched summit of Everest.
A great pitcher’s great temptation.
Long-Form/Podcast: In 1924 a bankrupt businessman in Portugal launched an audacious international scheme to become one of the wealthiest men in the world. Written by Alan Bellows
Long-Form/Podcast: Robert Rogers, a man obsessed with trespassing, sets his sights on Mount St. Helens in the spring of 1980. Written by Jackie Mead
Long-Form/Podcast: The true story of a runaway Nazi, a determined sleuth, and a chase around the world. Written by Zoë Randolph
Long-Form/Podcast: In 1958, one heavily modified airplane flew out of Las Vegas with a single objective: Don’t land. Written by Jennifer Lee Noonan