Van Ness sees curiosity as a civic responsibility, a means of filling gaps in his knowledge and experience that prevent him from caring for others.
Will the show's investigation lead anywhere, in terms of solving the case? Not really. But the podcast revels in the pleasure of taking immense care to uncover every possible detail.
NPR's Rough Translation considers what makes reporters curious in the stories they spend years chasing in the first place.
These communities are not closed off, rigid and insular, but are instead willing to open up about the most traumatic times of their lives.
On Sleepover, Sook-Yin Lee brings together three strangers for a pop-up group therapy session.