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Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening.

Customer Reviews

Thoughtful Insight and Perspective on an Uncomfortable Issue

Kelly McEvers dives right in! She has managed to humanize a most difficult social issue and the folks battling addiction. I've lost two nephews to opioid overdose. I brought my sibling back to our home state , helped him get Medicaid and into rehab. He's clean and sober 1 1/2 years, works full time and is a contributing member of our society. Dale and his girlfriend, Joy the nurse - they may not be sympathetic characters for listeners but they are human beings. I give Kelly kudos for
" embedding" into this most relevant topic, putting herself and crew in potential danger, and taking a real interest in the folks that shared there stories. Looking forward to hearing inside details on your future topics!

So sad

I just finished the first episode and I am crushed. Hearing the story of these poor folks that are plagued by addiction was hard. It helped to really see a problem that is so prominent in our country. Not to mention I have a new sympathy for people suffering from addiction. It's so terrible to know that this first story didn't have a happy ending. Things didn't get better for most of the people in this story and that is so sad. I really appreciate the deep dive into this story. It did a great job of putting a face to an issue. Personalizing and humanizing a problem can really emphasize it.

Wanted to like it but it is terrible

For a show that is intended to go deep there is a decided lack of depth to the stories. There is merely exploitation of trite generalizations and sensationalism. Where’s the background? the research? the political and historical perspective? Just jump into a situation, spend three days, do a poor job of editing and stream it. I listened through to today and the skid road episode but won’t be listening anymore. The tone of this episode was truly awful, I did not find any content here that added any value to these tremendous problems in any meaningful way. Oh wait I see, I just went to the NPR website and see that this episode is a rework of content delivered on the radio a year ago. Well all the worse then. I am a serious podcast listener and am seeking thoughtful content developed for podcasts. This episode was a poorly cooked hash of leftovers.

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  • Category: News & Politics
  • Language: English

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