In 2003 the space shuttle Columbia broke up over Texas and all seven of the crew members died. Jon Clark’s wife, Laurel, was one of them. Her death inspired his life’s work: helping get more people to space.
This episode features an excerpt from Twice Removed, a new Gimlet show that proves we’re all just one big family.The guest for this episode is writer Dan Savage.
In 1975 a group of activists set off into the Pacific Ocean to confront some Soviet whalers. They ended up starting a movement. But then things changed, and today some of them don’t even talk to each other.
Ibrahim Parlak’s friends and neighbors see him as the ideal American immigrant. But the U.S. government considers him “the complete terrorist package” and has been trying to deport him for over a decade. We try to figure out why they see him so differently.
Before Tinder, before eHarmony, before the internet, there was Operation Match.
In 1965, a group of black men in Louisiana took up arms against the Klan. But not everyone in town wants that story to be told.
In 1996, two teenagers stumbled across some very old human remains. The struggle to identify them kicked off a fight that has lasted 20 years.
One summer night in 1979, 50,000 people got together at a baseball stadium to kill disco. And it worked. Kind of.
A new show about how big stories we thought were over, were actually the beginning of something else.