• How Charles Dickens Presaged the Rise of True Crime Podcasts

    Barnaby Rudge was a new kind of 'crime' story, with an unresolved murder tale which unfolded orally and serially. Today's podcasters are chasing the same magic.

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    The Unsettling Literature of Missing Persons

    From first grade through high school, I attended Catholic school in Brooklyn, New York. This meant knee socks and nuns, plaid...