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

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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.

Language advisory: Graphic and upsetting description of torture.

Note: This episode originally aired on April 15, 2016.

Illustration: Rebecca Mock

Credits

Host:
David Remnick