Inside the Monthly Beat Battle Where Producers Are the Main Attraction
“I have no problem telling emcees they can’t get involved or that this isn’t the place for them... This is a place for people who don’t normally get a spotlight.'"
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The Story of the Very First Thing Securely Sold on the Internet
25 years ago, a college kid named Dan Kohn had the novel idea to let people buy things online. The first thing he ever sold was a Sting solo album.
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Church Rock, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Disaster, Is Still Poisoning Navajo Lands 40 Years Later
Residents say they've been ignored even as they struggle with contaminated water and worry about having children.
Rick Ross Has No Plans to Step Down as Hip-Hop's Boss
Upon the release of his highly anticipated album 'Port of Miami 2,' the Miami veteran reflects on the decade he's spent running rap.
How a Group of Gamers Tracked Down a Quadruple Murder Suspect
When one of their friends said he killed three people and was about to kill another, the members of a gaming forum sprung into action. But they were faced with a terrible situation—the clock was ticking and they had no idea where the alleged killer was.
You'll Have to Pry the Microphone From Mark McGrath's Cold, Dead Hands
We talked to the frontman of Sugar Ray about his first new record in a decade, 'Little Yachty,' and why he'll never stop making music.
The Case for Leaving Fare Beaters Alone and Making Public Transit Free
Chances are everything you think you know about fare evasion is wrong.
The Terrifying True Story of How 'The Blair Witch Project' Was Made
On its 20th anniversary, we talk to the filmmakers and actors behind the phenomenon that inspired the DIY horror genre.
Drugs & Crime
The Tragic Story of Rick Turner's Descent into Meth, Prison, and Death
He barely missed out on recent criminal justice reforms. Then his situation behind bars took a terrifying turn.
People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships
We spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people, and otherwise made their lives miserable.
'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life
"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history."
'Extremes' Is Our Podcast About People Who've Lived Through Wild Situations
In one episode, we meet a guy who mailed himself from the U.K. to Australia. In another, we talk to a former banker who embezzled $700 million.