My Fugitive – I was senior producer for this 8-part series, hosted by Nina Gilden Seavey. Nina’s dad was a civil rights lawyer in St. Louis. In 1970, he represented a young man arrested at a protest against the war in Vietnam. Sentenced to five years in federal prison, the kid – Howard Mechanic – went underground. For almost 30 years. My Fugitive is the story of Nina’s search for Howard, and for answers.
Pod Save America: On the Ground in Iowa – I was senior producer for this four-part series, hosted by Tommy Vietor. Tommy was on President Obama’s campaign staff during the 2008 Iowa Caucus. Eight years later, he (and I) went back to try to explain how the caucuses work, and why Iowa goes first.
Last Day – a show about what’s killing us, hosted by Stephanie Wittels Wachs. I helped with the launch of the first season, particularly the first two episodes. Episode 2, about Stephano Cordova Jr., was my focus.
Some episodes of Note to Self that I’m particularly proud of.
What We Learned From Grandpa’s FBI File (my grandpa)
The Bookie, The Phone Booth, and the FBI (a brief history of the 4th Amendment)
I Didn’t See Your Text (the brilliant Esther Perel, plus I made a ghosting textbot)
Your Mailman Is A Drug Dealer. He Just Doesn’t Know It (a two-way that shines)
Cucked: Defining Manhood the Alt-Right Way (in which we define fissiparous as well as cucked)
My reporting on traffic deaths in New York, including
- A data project tracking the deaths no one was counting
- When the NYPD didn’t tell the press about all traffic fatalities
- When no one would tell us where the speed cameras were except it was obvious from the opengov data
My reporting on the racial disparities in metal detector placement in NYC schools
Me and my trans sister talking about plucking chin hair, among other things
Making essential NYC stock photos like stoop drinking and pregnant lady standing on subway
Deep investigations and a few quick hits.
The American Prospect
The People’s Court? – a very #longread
Center for Public Integrity
Predatory lending: A decade of warnings
Investigative Reporting Workshop
Courts explore new ways to deal with heavy caseloads, exploding jails