Manuel Marcial de Gomar, the Emerald Hunter

“That emerald should reach in and rip your heart out in your desire to possess it.”

The Escape Artist

“You can travel anywhere with the mind.”

Carnival In The Slums of Haiti

“In the slums, there are no costumes depicting fake demons. Here the demons are real.”



D.B. Cooper FBI Files Released

“Miss, I have a bomb here and I would like you to sit by me.”


“It's not how fast the horse goes — it's how the horse goes fast.”

Vinny's Magical Boatmobile

“In the shipwrecked stories, the characters always find a beautiful thing in an unlikely place.”

The Wisdom of Tom Brady, Shadow Lion

“You have these different parts of your being and everything needs to head in the right direction.”

Almanac: Home Brewing


Our Hunt To Find Genghis Khan’s Missing Tomb

“He was a master of deception, even in death.”

The Captain and the General

“When you sail there, everyone knows that you earned it.”

How To Run On The Horns In Pamplona

“I feel an aura around me. I feel like I am part of the herd.”

How To Make Bradycakes

“I take five eggs. I beat 'em real good, until they're bubbly.”

Almanac: The Tennis Mind


My Pockmarked, Basement-Born, Heirloom Apple Time Machine

“You don't want to tell a cider what to do.”

The 'True' Pipe

“You’re not just selling pieces of wood with holes in them.”

Almanac: Boat Building


Ten Ways To Destroy Your Friends at Backgammon

“Never take the dice personally.”

Origins: Wiz & The Dream

“In this game you pick more losers than winners, but you hope the winners count.”

Kentucky Derby Betting 101

“It’s just such a fun puzzle to try to piece together a race.”

The True Grappa Project

“Making grappa is a way for me to reconnect with the world.”

First True Annual Review

“It was a very good year.”

Part 2, Chasing the People’s Horse

“Miracles happen here all the time.”

How You Write a Great Love Letter

“You are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought...”

How You Make Manny Pacquiao’s Bone Soup

“You’re literally making a soup out of bones. No premium cuts of meat here.”

Breslin: The True Years

“I replaced my feelings with what I felt were the feelings of others.”

On Sacrifice In Toreo

“What greater glory is there for the family but to offer up their son as hero. And victim.”

Secrets of Seduction

“Be the flame, not the moth.”

The Spirit of Tango

“You're giving your soul.”

A Northern Delicacy

“We eat them for a simple reason: they're fucking delicious!”

Part 3, Hoofprints in the Snow

“Don’t worry, there’s plenty of horses out there.”