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The podcast that takes you behind the scenes with journalists to hear how they nailed their biggest stories.
||CleanThe Breakthrough: Used as ‘Guinea Pigs’ by the U.S. Military, Then Discarded||During World War II, the government subjected thousands of troops to mustard gas tests — and kept it a secret. More than 60 years later, an NPR reporter and researcher helped the men get justice.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: How Journalists in the Virgin Islands Covered the Disaster Happening to Them||Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed the Virgin Islands within days of each other, leaving almost everyone without power, internet or phones. Still, The Virgin Islands Daily News pressed on.||11/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: Curiosity Drove Her to Call 1,000 People||BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams set out to learn why America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain was under investigation. Source by source, she built a case that Universal Health Services was locking up …||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: How a Reporter Uncovered Widespread Russian Meddling — In the Olympics||New York Times reporter Rebecca Ruiz scored a confession from a Russian doctor at the center of a doping scandal that spoiled the 2014 Winter Games.||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: A Reporter Finds a Man Proven Innocent, But Still Guilty in Eyes of the Law||ProPublica’s Megan Rose tells the story of a Las Vegas circus performer, a drifter and an ambitious prosecutor tangled in a case of wrongful conviction.||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: Hopelessness and Exploitation Inside Homes for Mentally Ill||A reporter finds that homes meant to replace New York’s troubled psychiatric hospitals might be just as bad.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: Behind the Scenes of Hillary Clinton’s Failed Bid for President||Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes didn’t know their book would be called ‘Shattered,’ or that their extraordinary access would let them chronicle the mounting signs of a doomed campaign.||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: How a Small News Outlet Brought Down the State Hero||VTDigger’s Anne Galloway was suspicious the moment she heard about a too-good-to-be-true development. She didn’t know how right she was.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: Reporting on Life and Death in the Delivery Room||ProPublica reporter Nina Martin and her team used social media and old-fashioned shoe leather to show how the U.S. has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: How an ICIJ Reporter Dug Up the World Bank’s Best Kept Secret||Sasha Chavkin chased it down across three continents, and into places he was warned weren't safe.||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: A Reporter Crosses Borders to Uncover Labor Abuse||ProPublica’s Michael Grabell travels from the heart of Ohio to the mountains of Guatemala to track down immigrant workers harmed in American poultry plants.||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: Uncovering NYC Cops Making Millions in Suspicious Deals||On our first episode of this season’s The Breakthrough, we talk with WNYC’s Robert Lewis tells us how his reporting triggered an internal investigation of suspicious dealings made by active-duty New…||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Podcast, The Breakthrough, Is Back||In January, we launched The Breakthrough, which tells the stories behind investigative reporting. And we’re about to start a new season, on June 16.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe Want Your Thoughts on Our Podcast||We recently relaunched our podcast, in which journalists tell us how they nailed their biggest stories. Now we want to hear from you.||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakthrough: How a Reporter Solved a Decades-Old Murder||--||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Great podcast, great website and great reporting. This is a must listen for anyone interested with in-depth investigations of issues that affect all Americans. Please don't leave us hanging, I have been jonesing for the latest podcast.
Investigative journalism at its best
Propublica does a fantastic job of reporting on important stories that would otherwise go unnoticed due to the cutbacks in investigative journalism by the major media outlets.
The fairness and intellectual honesty with which Propublica's stories are related is something I esteem highly and I recommend this podcast to anyone iterested in learning about abuses of power and breaking of the people's trust by public or private institutions.