The Grisly Murder That Launched a Podcast Star

Dan Zupansky was an amateur journalist when he started corresponding with Canada’s infamous “Shall We Dance” killer. Today, his fans call him the godfather of true crime.

How a Trip to Disneyland Changed My Trans Family Forever

We thought we were being generous by giving my dad a week to live as a woman. But once we had that week together, we could never go back.

Editors’ Picks: Narratively’s All-Time Best Deep Dives

As we celebrate our five-year anniversary, enjoy our team's favorite longform stories—those compelling, heavily researched monoliths we've become known for.

Why the U.S. Military Is Training Park Rangers in the Jungles of West Africa

Gabon's elephant population is being decimated by poachers chasing ivory. Now these fearless rangers are on a hunt for the hunters.

These Architects Are Using Video Games to Rethink Modern Living

How the future of building might very well emerge through Minecraft and other popular gaming platforms.

The Five Stirring Stanzas That Proved a Poem Can Help End a War

In 1918, a few lines by a Hungarian desk clerk spurred a revolution that helped end the Great War. Her words still ring true today.

More Black Women Are Carrying Guns Than Ever Before. But Could I?

After we were both shaken by the killing of Philando Castile, I promised my father I'd learn to shoot.

Editors’ Picks: 5 Great Narratively Stories You May Have Missed

Whether you're new to Narratively or a longtime fan, you'll love these exceptional tales from our first five years.

In Most Schools, Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities Are Left Behind. Not Here.

Micaela Bracamonte was sick of seeing her sons struggle in settings that weren’t equipped for “twice exceptional” students. So she founded a school of her own.