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White Lies
White Lies

On the morning of August 21, 1991, a group of Cuban detainees took over a federal prison in Talladega, Alabama, and demanded... more

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The Excludables

In our final episode of the season, we start researching the names on the secret list of 2,746 Cuban excludables.... more

16 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The List

Since we began reporting this story, we've been after a list. A secret list. On it are the names of... more

09 Mar 2023 · 48 minutes
The Trial

In Episode 6, we sneak into the graveyard of the Atlanta federal penitentiary with a radical peace activist to learn... more

02 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
The Pen

On May 18, 1980, a man named Genaro Soroa-Gonzalez arrived in Key West from the port of Mariel. With no... more

23 Feb 2023 · 43 minutes
The Entry Fiction

When President Carter promised to welcome the men and women arriving on the Mariel boatlift with "an open heart and... more

16 Feb 2023 · 54 minutes
The Rumors

During our reporting, we heard one story over and over again: that Fidel Castro had emptied his prisons to fill... more

09 Feb 2023 · 51 minutes
The Boatlift

The story of the men on the roof didn't start with that prison takeover in 1991. It didn't start when... more

02 Feb 2023 · 49 minutes
The Men on the Roof

It all started with a photograph. A photograph from 1991 of a prison takeover in rural Alabama. A photograph of... more

26 Jan 2023 · 45 minutes
Season 2: Trailer

In 1991, a group of men took over a federal prison in rural Alabama. But these men weren't prisoners, they... more

24 Jan 2023 · 3 minutes
A Dangerous Kind Of Self-Delusion

In our final episode, we examine the legacy of the Rev. James Reeb's death. We speak both to his descendants... more

25 Jun 2019 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
White Lies
The Excludables
White Lies