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From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms around the world, including The Washington Post, ProPublica, APM, The Marshall Project and The Investigative Fund. Reveal is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and has won many broadcast journalism awards, including a duPont and three national Emmys.
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Into the COVID ICU

Into the COVID ICU

2021-02-2754:002

Dr. Paloma Marin-Nevarez graduated from medical school during the pandemic. We follow the rookie doctor for her first months working at a hospital in Fresno, California, as she grapples with isolation, anti-mask rallies and an overwhelming number of deaths.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
An American journalist and her mom are found murdered in Istanbul. Police say they caught the killer. Friends and family say the investigation was incomplete. In collaboration with ABC News and freelance reporter Fariba Nawa, we dig into the investigative files against the convicted killer and learn that the U.S. government chose not to get involved in the investigation. This show was originally released on Oct. 10, 2020. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Timber Wars

Timber Wars

2021-02-1353:174

Thirty years ago, activists and scientists turned a fight over the spotted owl and ancient trees into one of the biggest environmental conflicts of the century. The process transformed the way we see – and fight over – the natural world. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The Ticket Trap

The Ticket Trap

2021-02-0652:483

Sports, theater and concert fans are itching for events to start happening again. So are clever ticket sellers who’ve figured out ways to cash in on unsuspecting customers shopping online. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Racial justice, police accountability, mutual aid, climate activism and warp-speed vaccines – we examine the ways our COVID-19 year changed American society.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
A Transfer of Power

A Transfer of Power

2021-01-2351:311

Rage, chaos and conspiracies defined Donald Trump’s last days as president. As the nation swears in Joe Biden, we look at the long shadow cast by the White supremacist and anti-immigrant forces that brought Trump to power. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Long before the attempted coup by his supporters, Trump fanned the flames of white supremacy & domestic terrorism. This week on Reveal, we track the increase in right-wing domestic terrorist attacks since 2016—and ask whether law enforcement has taken these violent threats seriously enough. This is a rebroadcast of a show that originally aired June 27, 2020.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Democracy Under Siege

Democracy Under Siege

2021-01-0949:447

A mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, aiming to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory. How did we get here? We examine President Donald Trump’s rhetoric over the last four years, as he stoked conspiracy theories, coddled White supremacists and laid the groundwork for inciting violence.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
This episode originally was broadcast July 28, 2018.  In December 1944, Frank Hartzell was a young soldier pressed into fierce fighting during the Battle of the Bulge. He was there battling Nazi soldiers for control of the Belgian town of Chenogne, and he was there afterward when dozens of unarmed German prisoners of war were gunned down in a field.  Reporter Chris Harland-Dunaway pieces together what led up to that event, who was responsible and why no Americans were held accountable for this war crime. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
This week, we present a special episode of Reveal produced by our partners at StoryWorks, a documentary theater company. “When Lighting The Voids” is an audio drama inspired by Reveal’s investigation into a deadly explosion at a Mississippi shipyard. This deconstructed mystery is based on real accounts, real events and real people. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Policing Pregnancy

Policing Pregnancy

2020-12-1953:555

If the Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade, states could set their own rules about abortion.  Some states have already closed clinics, and for those that remain they’ve added obstacles—like collecting personal data about people who get abortions and declaring that fetuses have civil rights from conception. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
President Donald Trump has granted clemency to several controversial people, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Trump’s friend and political operative Roger Stone. But what about the people who have applied through the official process and are waiting for answers? We go beyond the headlines and tell the story of a pardons system that’s completely broken down. In 2019, we focused on the case of Charles “Duke” Tanner, a former boxer who was sentenced to life in federal prison after being convicted of drug trafficking. His arrest came during the war on drugs, which started in the 1980s, disproportionately putting tens of thousands of Black men in prison for decades. Tanner applied for clemency twice, his application just one among 13,000 others waiting for a decision at the federal Office of the Pardon Attorney when our show first aired. In this episode, we learn what happened after the president heard about Tanner’s case. Next, we look at why the mechanism for granting pardons has stopped functioning. We meet a pardons advocate and a former staff member of the pardon attorney’s office and learn that the system stalled after then-President Barack Obama attempted to reduce mass incarcerations from the war on drugs. The pardon attorney’s office has been without leadership for more than four years, and the Trump White House is largely ignoring its recommendations.  We end our show by looking at the rarest of pardons: when the person receiving a pardon is the president. Trump has tweeted that he has the authority to pardon himself, a concept that first was discussed during the Nixon administration. In that case, former President Richard Nixon eventually was pardoned by the next president, Gerald Ford. In this story, we hear Ford explain in his own words why he decided to pardon his predecessor. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
As racial disparities in health come into the spotlight amid COVID-19, we explore how the legacy of racism affects maternal health in the U.S. Plus, we hear from doctors working hard to turn things around. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The story of how two well-respected New York art galleries sold more than $80 million in fake art, and why almost no one ever was punished by authorities. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The Bad Place

The Bad Place

2020-11-2152:387

The vacant building that once housed the Riverside Academy in Wichita, Kansas, was covered in haunting graffiti: “Burn this place.” “Youth were abused here … systematically.” “This is a bad place.” The facility, run by the for-profit company Sequel Youth & Family Services, promised to help kids with behavioral problems. But state officials had cited the facility dozens of times for problems including excessive force by staff, poor supervision and neglect.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Trump’s Global Echoes

Trump’s Global Echoes

2020-11-1808:372

The United States has traditionally been a leader of democracy internationally, taking a big role in establishing institutions such as the United Nations. But President Donald Trump’s “America First” priorities have left a leadership vacuum in important international organizations. What will it take to turn that around? Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
United, We’re Not

United, We’re Not

2020-11-1455:272

Where does America go from here?  We talk with an asylum-seeking family, a Georgia woman on abortion access, and West Virginians on the impact of Black Lives Matter. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The American Divide

The American Divide

2020-11-0752:562

Unborn babies' hearts are at risk as EPA caves to chemical companies’ 20-year effort to whitewash the science on the risks of an extremely dangerous and prevalent chemical, TCE.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Stopping a Movement

Stopping a Movement

2020-10-3153:12

In what may be the largest protest movement in the nation’s history, millions of Americans have taken to the streets this year to protest racism and police brutality. In response, the federal government cracked down, filing charges against protesters in 31 states. We also learn how Austin, Texas, voted to slash its police budget. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
On the eve of a contentious election, Reveal looks back to the nearly forgotten election of 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina. A coup d’etat gave birth to much of the structural racism that still plagues our nation today. This suppressed history left a deep scar that the local community is still working to overcome.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
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listener like you

Proper forest management does not necessarily equate clear cutting old growth forests as you seem to want to imply.

Feb 21st
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Bea Kiddo

Great episode and shows that religion can be very powerful and scary at that. Great reporting on this episode. 👍🏻

Jan 24th
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Alexa Nebula

"the people who look to America as the example of democracy..." hah that is so five years ago.

Jan 9th
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Sara A. Hornsby

Which episodes are 1, 3 and 4

Oct 4th
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Sara A. Hornsby

It says this is part 2 of 4... Which ones are 1, 3 and 4?

Oct 4th
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Bri W

slavery is the past. move on

Sep 26th
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Curtis Miles

Oh boi... This episode is so relevant today. W😲W

Aug 13th
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sirenasd

I don't know if it's better that the MAGA nation listen to this show (or actual journalism in general) or if the trolling proves that confirmation bias nullifies any educational value for them.

Jul 26th
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Kay Kolesnyk

It's so great to listen to this episode when Oleg is free

Jun 9th
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Christopher Band

mostly a rerun episode

Apr 26th
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sirenasd

Octavia Butler!!

Apr 19th
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Rebecca Mullins

Loving the name of the episode! Gotta appreciate a good pun when you see one!

Mar 14th
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Ann Perkins

This doesn't just affect our Veterans it affects poor middle and upper class people

Mar 9th
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Rebecca MA

Jenifer speaks in such a clear and concise way. Such a great episode on such a grave issue.

Feb 26th
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Angela Johnson

the first time I've ever cried while listening to a podcast. WOW that was powerful.

Feb 21st
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Foreverlee

Thank you for covering so many angles of an issue that most of us take for granted; due to a lack of knowledge and understanding. Absolutely loved it.

Feb 18th
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Jeff Comstock Sr.

Why didn't the reported say anything before the hearing!? Infuriating

Feb 16th
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Chase Pipes

love your show.,.. but did not really enjoy this... not a fan of dramatization... but you guys do you! I Love your work either way!

Jan 23rd
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Alee M

this man Keith is obviously embarrassed. besides that did you ever think perhaps his mind has changed somewhat because of what al has done for him? EVERYONE who uses or promotes violence in the name of peace is part of the problem. if there is ever as many antfas as there was Nazis then they will do the same things. the difference is not morals it's power.

Jan 21st
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#Royalebleu

#recommend

Dec 31st
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