Syrian War Crimes, Country Music, and a Central Park Salad

On this week’s show, Ben Taub shares his reporting on a group that’s gathering top-secret documents tying Bashar al-Assad’s regime to mass torture and killings, and David Remnick talks with a war-crimes expert about how to run a fair tribunal. Plus, Patricia Marx goes foraging in Central Park, and Kathryn Schulz explains her love of country music—it’s the stories, man.

This episode originally aired on April 15, 2016.


Audio Tour: The World of Todd Niesle and His S***

Todd Niesle is away skiing with his brother, so turn on your audio guide and take this tour of his apartment. Stephanie Janssen performs Patricia Marx’s piece “Audio Tour.”

Originally aired April 15, 2016.


Foraging Greens in Central Park

Removing plants from Central Park is illegal. But when Manhattan salad bars are charging up to $8.99 a pound, what’s a thrifty New Yorker to do?

Originally aired April 15, 2016.


The Case Against Assad

At an undisclosed location in Western Europe, a group called the CIJA is gathering evidence of war crimes perpetrated by the Syrian government.

Originally aired April 15, 2016.


How to Prosecute a War Criminal

A professor of criminal law joins David Remnick to explain why it’s unlikely that Bashar al-Assad will be brought to the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

Originally aired April 15, 2016.


Kathryn Schulz Picks Three

Kathryn Schulz, a New Yorker staff writer, recommends a country-music album, a poet, and a movie about magicians.

Originally aired April 15, 2016.


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