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The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX

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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 ar ...
 
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The Truth

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The Truth

Jonathan Mitchell

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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
Start each day with short, eye-opening ideas from some of the world's greatest TEDx speakers. Hosted by Atossa Leoni, TEDx SHORTS will immerse you in surprising knowledge, fresh perspectives, and moving stories from some of our most compelling talks. Less than 10 minutes a day, everyday.
 
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
A fresh alternative in daily news featuring critical conversations, live reports from the field, and listener participation. The Takeaway provides a breadth and depth of world, national, and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.
 
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Suave

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Suave

Futuro Studios and PRX

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The U.S is the only country in the world that allows minors to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Approximately 2,500 juveniles have been effectively sentenced to die in prison—considered “irredeemable” by the state for crimes committed when they were just teenagers. One of them was David Luis “Suave” Gonzalez, who entered prison at 17 expecting to leave in a coffin. Suave tells the story of what happens when your whole world is a prison cell, and you suddenly ...
 
Hosted by celebrated criminal justice reform advocate and founding board member of the Innocence Project Jason Flom, Wrongful Conviction features intimate conversations with men and women who have spent years in prison for crimes they maintain they did not commit. Some have been fully exonerated and reunited with family and friends while others continue to languish, with some even facing execution on death row. Each episode peels back the layers behind the stories of those who have found the ...
 
The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
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Radio Diaries

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Radio Diaries

Radio Diaries & Radiotopia

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First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
Join How to Be a Better Human as we take a look within and beyond ourselves. How to Be a Better Human isn’t your average self improvement podcast. Each week join comedian Chris Duffy in conversation with guests and past speakers as they uncover sharp insights and give clear takeaways on how YOU can be a better human. From your work to your home and your head to your heart, How to Be a Better Human looks in unexpected places for new ways to improve and show up for one another. Inspired by the ...
 
To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.
 
Things That Go Boom is asking for your help this holiday season. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Together, we can tell the stories that need to be told: https://inkstickmedia.com/donate/ —————— Stories about the ins, outs, and what-have-yous of what keeps us safe. Hosted by Laicie Heeley. Things That Go Boom takes an unconventional look at critical global and national security issues — so grab a beer and buckle up. It gets bumpy.
 
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Detours

WGBH Educational Foundation

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What happens to all that stuff on America’s favorite antiques show once the cameras leave town? DETOURS reveals the stories, secrets, and surprises of TV treasures which go beyond the screen. Join host Adam Monahan, a longtime producer with GBH’s Antiques Roadshow on a journey of discovery from behind the scenes of the hit PBS series. Each episode tells the deeper story of one object, amazing and amusing listeners along the way. From GBH and PRX.
 
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse NPR producers The Kitchen Sisters (The Keepers, Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, and Fugitive Waves). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast" —Ira G ...
 
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Passenger List

Passenger List and Radiotopia

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Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le (Kelly Marie Tran), a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth. Passenger List is a mystery thriller podcast from PRX’s Radiotopia.
 
We’re living in unprecedented times. Maybe. In this show, Jody Avirgan, Nicole Hemmer and Kellie Carter Jackson (and guests) take one moment, big or small, from that day in U.S. political history and explore how it might inform our present –– all in about fifteen minutes. New episodes release Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Find us at ThisDayPod.com. We’re also posting about moments from the past @thisdaypod on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a suggestion for a topic, get in touch. This ...
 
Join hosts and longtime Phish fans Lenny Duncan and Leslie Mac for conversations about how jam band culture and Black liberation work intersect, the experience of Black Phans, and envisioning a community filled with liberation, love, and Phish tickets by mail for all. Blackberry Jams is presented by Ben & Jerry’s and produced by PRX Productions.
 
Afia Kaakyire (LOL not her real name, her parents would kill her) has a decision to make. And by God, her family is going to help her figure this s*** out. Join her in this eight-part podcast series as she forages for guidance in their shared histories — true tales dipped in entrepreneurial dreams, green card anxieties, complicated love and liberal portions of the world’s best jollof — during a long-awaited trip to Ghana. S***hole Country is written, narrated, sound designed by Afia Kaakyire ...
 
Outside's longstanding literary storytelling tradition comes to life in audio with features that will entertain, inspire, and inform listeners. We launched in March 2016 with our first series, Science of Survival, which was developed in partnership with PRX, distributors of the idolized This American Life and The Moth Radio Hour, among others. We have since added three additional series, The Outside Interview, which has editor Christopher Keyes interrogating the biggest figures in sports, ad ...
 
Exploring the evolving identity of the American West. Produced by Wyoming Public Media and PRX, The Modern West takes you on a sound-rich journey into some of America's most iconic landscapes. Guided by host Melodie Edwards' personal connection to the region, it's an unflinching look at the American West--its problematic history, its modern-day struggles and resilience, and how its present and future are being shaped.
 
Desert Oracle Radio is a weekly road trip through the weird American desert from the publisher of Desert Oracle, the pocket-sized field guide published in Joshua Tree, California. Hear tales of mysterious lights, missing tourists, lost mines, venomous creatures, weird history and weirder people. Hosted by editor Ken Layne and featuring a cast of intriguing mystics, oddballs, scientists and artists, Desert Oracle Radio is your soundtrack for a desert night. The program is broadcast on Friday ...
 
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Scene on Radio

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

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Scene on Radio is a two-time Peabody-nominated podcast that dares to ask big, hard questions about who we are—really—and how we got this way. Previous series include Seeing White (Season 2), looking at the roots and meaning of white supremacy; MEN (Season 3), on patriarchy and its history; and Season 4, The Land That Never Has Been Yet, exploring whether the U.S. was ever meant to be a real democracy. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary St ...
 
These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and PRX, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs and other people whose lives are shaped around the wall. Rooted in San Diego and Tijuana, we are a transborder podcast for transborder people. We live life on la linea. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal and Natalie Gonzalez, produced by Kinsee Morlan ...
 
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Ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue as Russia has amassed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine. What will Russia's President Vladimir Putin do next? Also, US President Joe Biden’s foreign policy team has brought experience and an emphasis on diplomacy to US engagement abroad. But that hasn’t always been enough t…
 
For years, Facebook has been fighting against the claim that they are a monopolized business that abuses their power over their competition. But earlier this week, a federal judge allowed the FTC’s antitrust lawsuit which claimed just that to move forward. While this decision is a big victory for the FTC, there is still a long way to go, and succes…
 
Judges have been historically resistant to most kinds of reforms, according to a new report from the Square One Project at Columbia University. The author of the report, Judge Nancy Gertner, argues that judges must be actively involved in revolutionizing the justice system. She also offers up six key recommendations for reimagining judging, includi…
 
In July 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that, because Congress never disestablished the Muscogee Nation’s reservation, the state of Oklahoma does not have the authority to prosecute crimes committed within the tribe’s land boundaries, if those crimes involve Native Americans. The decision has since been extended to other tribes located within Oklahom…
 
How Antitrust Laws Are Defining the Facebook Monopolization Case: We get the latest on Facebook/Meta antitrust lawsuit, and learn more about what constitutes antitrust with Vanderbilt law professor Rebecca Allensworth. A Year and a Half After McGirt v. Oklahoma, State Officials Still Want Ruling Overturned:State officials have filed 45 petitions wi…
 
There are many reasons why the online game Wordle appeals to so many people. Playing Wordle benefits us mentally and socially while we participate in a daily, low-stakes, competitive yet collaborative word puzzle. We speak with Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Florida, Matt Baldwin, about why playing Wordle and sharing …
 
It’s January 20th. This day in 1967, Lurleen Wallace took office as the Govenor of Alabama, only the third female governor in the United States history. She was the wife of segregationist governor George Wallace, who was unable to run because of term limits. Instead, he asked his wife to run and they campaigned on a thinly-disguised “two governors,…
 
International aid is beginning to mobilize for Tonga after an underwater volcano erupted on Saturday. But officials are concerned that admitting aid workers will bring COVID-19 into a country that has remained almost entirely free of the coronavirus. And Cubans who took to the streets to demonstrate against their government last July are paying a h…
 
The Takeaway speaks with Dr. Steven Thrasher from Northwestern University, whose recent piece for The Guardian criticizes the Biden Administration’s handling of the pandemic during the Omicron spike. Thrasher writes, “the Biden administration has been intent on making matters that should be easy difficult.” One of those failures, he notes, is that …
 
Nationwide, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are still rising due to omicron, even as some states appear to have hit their peaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to President Biden and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joins The Takeaway to discuss the current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Takea…
 
Dr. Anthony Fauci on How to Make Sense of Omicron Dr. Anthony Fauci joins The Takeaway to give his take on omicron, vaccinations and testing, and answer questions from listeners. Why the Biden Administration Is Getting Low Marks On Handling COVID Did Biden's handling of Omicron make things worse? How Do We Achieve Vaccine Equity? When we look at ed…
 
When we discuss “postpartum depression,” or the "baby blues,” it’s typically linked to the experiences of women and birthing parents who are managing both the physiological changes of pregnancy and childbirth and the complicated familial, social, and emotional challenges of new parenting. Not all parents give birth to their children, but no matter …
 
According to the Mayo Clinic’s vaccine tracker, 62.9 percent of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you take into account the additional 12 percent that are partially vaccinated, we’re almost at 75 percent. Of the 25 percent of unvaccinated people, we can not assume that they are all anti-vaxxers. When we look at education,…
 
Outside reviews editor Jeremy Rellosa needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Then he remembered the rather dank steam room in the magazine’s office, which had briefly become a sanctuary for him before the pandemic. Digging into research on heat therapies, he learned that the popular Finnish wellness routine of going back and fort…
 
In Rock Springs, Wyoming, we follow the treacherous paths of two young women. Larissa endures one trauma after another and soon finds herself unable to escape a cycle of probation and incarceration. Another kid, Jess, endures racism and bullying and seems headed down the same road. The system fails them both, but Jess's story takes a turn when she …
 
43 year old Jerome Loach was performing in a play at a church in South Philadelphia, PA on the evening of January 10, 2009. At the same time, police responded to a home invasion, in which three women were confronted at gunpoint by men posing as pizza deliverers. Two men were arrested, but a third man was implicated – Jerome. While the incriminating…
 
The island of Tonga's isolation is impacting efforts to meet humanitarian needs or to even assess conditions days after the volcanic eruption. The Tongan government has called the situation an "unprecedented disaster." And in Mexico on Monday, journalist Margarito Martínez Esquivel was shot dead outside his home in Tijuana. Authorities have launche…
 
Earlier this month, 17 people, including 8 children, in the Bronx were killed when there was a sudden fire in their apartment building. New York City officials have pointed to a space heater and faulty self-closing doors as the cause of the blaze. With that information, the city’s office of the Chief Medical Examiner would rule that all of the deat…
 
Three deaths have been confirmed in the Pacific nation of Tonga after a massive underwater volcano in the South Pacific erupted on Saturday. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano, located just 40 miles away from Tonga’s main island, Tongatapu, sent a mushroom cloud of volcanic ash high into the atmosphere and tsunami waves across th…
 
Representative Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts' 7th District, was elected as the first woman of color as a Boston City Council member in 2009, and in 2018, she was the first woman of color from Massachusetts to be elected to Congress. As part of “The Squad,” Representative Pressley was a strong progressive voice against Trump and has since advoca…
 
The Takeaway speaks with writer and journalist Nadra Nittle about her book “Toni Morrison’s Spiritual Vision,” which explores Morrison’s Catholicism and spirituality, and the roles that her faith played in both her work and her life. Nittle is deeply interested in the ways in which Morrison’s faith shaped all of her writing, as well as how understa…
 
The Filibuster: An Obstruction or Preservation of Democracy? The Takeaway looks at filibuster reform and how it impacts our democracy. What Exactly is An Accident? There are racial and economic disparities when it comes to who dies and who lives in a so-called accident. The Spirituality of Toni Morrison The Takeaway speaks with writer and journalis…
 
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