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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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This episode originally was broadcast Oct. 5, 2019. Genetic genealogy is a powerful crime-solving tool that combines DNA science with family tree research. Where will it take us – a crime-free world or a dark dystopia? Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The lost homes of Detroit

The lost homes of Detroit

2020-01-1100:51:133

Entire blocks of Detroit look abandoned because people fell behind on property taxes and lost their homes. But hundreds of millions of dollars of that tax debt never should have been billed in the first place. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
This episode was originally broadcast in May 2016. Back in 1971, a 22-year-old journalist named Robert Rosenthal got a call from his boss at The New York Times. He told him to go to Room 1111 of the Hilton Hotel, bring enough clothes for at least a month and not tell anyone.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
This episode was originally broadcast July 28, 2018. In December 1944, Adolf Hitler surprised the Allies with a secret counterattack through the Ardennes forest, known today as the Battle of the Bulge. In the carnage that followed, there was one incident that top military commanders hoped would be concealed. It’s the story of an American war crime nearly forgotten to history. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
When Lighting the Voids

When Lighting the Voids

2019-12-2101:01:032

An audio drama inspired by Reveal’s investigation into a deadly explosion at a Mississippi shipyard, produced by our partners at StoryWorks, a documentary theater company. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
A high number of high school sports concussions. A low number of arrests for sexual assault. Reveal’s Reporting Network digs in. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
A Taser is supposed to help police resolve a situation without using their guns. But in police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Who qualifies for a visa? How much does it cost to become a U.S. citizen? Stories about the invisible barriers immigrants come up against when trying to apply for legal status. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Amazon: Behind the Smiles

Amazon: Behind the Smiles

2019-11-2300:53:3420

Shop. Click. And the next day, your purchase is on your doorstep. Amazon has changed the face of shopping, but at a surprisingly high cost to its workers. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming soon, we look at what’s behind those smiling packages to reveal the dangers of working at Amazon. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Pushed out

Pushed out

2019-11-2000:10:446

Black girls are being pushed out of school and into jails at alarming rates, but this issue often is overlooked because youth incarceration reform focuses so much on boys. Reporter Ko Bragg explains how the cycle begins and what researchers hope will break it. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Development Arrested

Development Arrested

2019-11-1600:51:278

**How does a seventh grader end up in solitary confinement in an adult jail? Reporter Ko Bragg takes us to Mississippi to learn about a set of laws that automatically send kids into the adult legal system for certain crimes.  ** Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
A reporter is threatened with prosecution, an officer outruns his past, and our host sits down with the president of the largest U.S. association of police officers to ask the question: When police officers misbehave, why does it stay secret? ** *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.*
Pardon Me (Rebroadcast)

Pardon Me (Rebroadcast)

2019-11-0200:51:434

As the House of Representatives continues its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, we go back in time to the Nixon administration, when the threat of impeachment and a presidential pardon changed the course of history. We then examine the pardons system and learn why it has stopped functioning as originally intended. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The Lynching of Thomas Finch

The Lynching of Thomas Finch

2019-10-2600:51:485

In 1936, an unarmed black man was killed by an Atlanta police officer who later became leader of the Ku Klux Klan. We explore why the city doesn’t recognize the case as a lynching. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Homewreckers

Homewreckers

2019-10-1900:52:5318

After the housing bust, a group of men profited by destroying the American dream of homeownership for hundreds of thousands of families. On Reveal, we learn how these Homewreckers -- many of whom are close to President Donald Trump -- did it and meet a woman who fought back.  This episode is based on Aaron Glantz’s new book, “Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream.” Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Losing ground (rebroadcast)

Losing ground (rebroadcast)

2019-10-1200:52:055

In 1996, Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, purchased a farm with a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty years later, the USDA foreclosed on the property and evicted him. Reveal investigates his claim that he was discriminated against because of his race. * *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Catch a Killer With Your DNA

Catch a Killer With Your DNA

2019-10-0500:52:269

Genetic genealogy is a powerful crime-solving tool that combines DNA science with family tree research. Where will it take us – a crime-free world or a dark dystopia? ** *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.*
Commander-in-Tweet

Commander-in-Tweet

2019-09-2800:52:398

These days, a presidential tweet can dictate the news cycle for days on end. But is it driving us to distraction?  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
How a baggie of crack cocaine packed with fear, distortion and misconceptions, and one presidential address in the 1980s, helped shape the war on drugs. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Scuttling Science

Scuttling Science

2019-09-1400:51:105

Advisory panels slashed, environmental regulations rolled back – how the Trump administration uses questionable science to justify its policies. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
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Comments (62)

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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Rebecca Mullins

"Of Felicia's 6 kids, Isaiah falls right in the middle." ?????????

Dec 3rd
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Tyler Foss

what kind of trauma did his victim he robbed at gunpoint go through? I'm sure he didn't know it wasn't a real gun. how about the person he stole the vehicle from? or do victims not matter anymore?

Dec 1st
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sirenasd

OMG it's time for a boycott of Amazon.

Nov 24th
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Tomas Kostelec

Excellent investigative reporting! So engaging to listen, and simplified to understand the story.

Oct 23rd
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John Craig Reilly

great podcast 👍

Oct 19th
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Brian Beckett

Head ripping machine for Brandi!!! Gotta go gotta gooo

Sep 14th
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Rebecca Mullins

I'm an overworked, underpaid and underappreciated CNA in a nursing home owned by an ever growing corporation. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING YOUR TIME AND ENERGY INTO AN ISSUE THAT NEVER SEEMS TO GET ANY MEDIA ATTENTION!!!

Aug 22nd
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TheRealMrPink

interesting epi, although towwards the end when interviewing the redneck, Reveal loses some credibility with me. Granted this redneck, Keabler I think his name is, does go too far on the Muslims taking over our schools conspiracy, it is in fact something that is happening and I've witnessed it first hand. When looking at thebexyreme side of Islam, certain tactics rely on the long game. My sister in Law went through this with her daughter. One day her daughter came home from school asking her mom to help on her history homework. So as she was helping and going through her book she noticed a lot of inaccuracies, most continents and countries were renamed with Muslim in from of their names, reciting the Muslim prayer excepting Islam was in the book and many other instances that were not true and pitting Islam as the victors and in the right. She decided to look into it and they tried to get her to stop bit she didn't and took it further and was able to get on the school board that decides what books are taught in her child's district. Come to find out the publisher of this history book is a Muslim family owned business that pushed the Islam narrative very heavily. Thankfully she was able to get that book not only taken out of her kids school district but was able to get that and many other books published by this company out of school curriculum.

Aug 12th
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Mikey Scallywags

are you fucking joking, all those so called violations seem so petty, pee on the toilet seat at a children's home, wow crazy. I'm done with reveal, trying to make a mountain where there is none

Jul 27th
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blob1010

ugh the British guy is so smarmy and rehearsed

Jun 18th
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Carolyn Hile

I understand the frustration. I wish we could limit where our tax dollars go, i.e. Planned Parenthood

May 26th
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Angela Howard-Gibbs

21 Million in tax payer dollars and yet we can't get Reparations!

May 4th
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Brooke Venning

this story suddenly has new weight in the midst of the pay-to-play college admissions scandal right now.

Apr 9th
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Rebecca MA

"She decided to do what makes her happy." That's not too much to ask but unfortunately it is so difficult for so many people

Apr 6th
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Me

so stupid, hillary makes enough excuses for herself, unsubscribing from you libtards

Mar 14th
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Tess Alexa

You have seen nothing. Understand, nothing. I can only hope that if you work in these fields that the damage you've done is some day healed.

Mar 10th
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Tess Alexa

Let me be clear. As a victim of abuse who nobody believed. Who everyone told me my mother wasn't abusive. You are so very wrong and your attitude causes very real harm. This is a recipe for disaster.

Mar 10th
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Tess Alexa

Parental alienation is absolute bullshit. This actually makes me so viciously angry. If I was ever to get my hands on these judges they would end up seriously hurt.

Mar 10th
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