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The ProPublica Podcast is a weekly program featuring interviews with reporters and information about the latest investigations published by ProPublica.org. Produced by the nonprofit newsroom, the podcast will take listeners behind the scenes of their reporting to show how they obtained the story, what inspired the report and what’s the potential impact that could result from the investigation.
||Podcast: Reporting on Plane Crashes||With Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the news, Steve Engelberg and Joe Sexton discuss the difficulties of reporting on the ever-shifting landscape of plane crashes.||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: The Military’s Slow and Backward Approach to Identifying MIAs||The Pentagon spends roughly $100 million a year to identify service members “missing in action” from World War II and other conflicts, but the effort has proven incredibly slow and inefficient, ProPublica’s Megan McCloskey found.||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: The Winners (and Losers) of College Financial Aid||Universities have become increasingly strategic about how they use their financial aid, but who they’re awarding money to and for what remains unclear. Marian Wang and Eric Umansky discuss the information imbalance at the center of the admissions and financial-aid process.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: The Medical Arms Race||ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein and Steve Engelberg discuss how a peculiar ad for the da Vinci robot offers a glimpse into the hardball world of marketing medical devices.||2/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: ‘The Tyson Situation’||ProPublica's David Epstein and Steve Engelberg discuss how a growing number of premier athletes are turning to questionable health practitioners in a race to stay on top.||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: What Your Smartphone Might Be Telling the NSA About You||ProPublica’s Jeff Larson and Steve Engelberg discuss how “leaky apps” – like Google Maps, Facebook and Angry Birds – are allowing the NSA and its British counterpart to access your personal data.||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: Outsourcing Labor, Injuries to the Growing Temp Industry||ProPublica’s Michael Grabell and Steve Engelberg talk about how the temp industry is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. – and also one of the more dangerous.||1/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: The Etan Patz Case||ProPublica’s Joaquin Sapien and Steve Engelberg discuss the dubious case against Pedro Hernandez in the high-profile disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979.||1/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Muckreads Podcast: ‘The Bully Pulpit’ With Doris Kearns Goodwin||ProPublica’s Stephen Engelberg talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin about her new book, “The Bully Pulpit," centered on 2 presidents, the sweeping reform efforts of the Progressive Era, and the rise of "muckraking" journalism.||12/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Podcast: How a $1,000 Loan Ballooned into a $40,000 Debt||ProPublica’s Paul Kiel and Steve Engelberg discuss how high-cost lenders are exploiting laws to sue tens of thousands of Americans every year.||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
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How come more people don't know about your website? It's fantastic and gives hope that true journalism hasn't died. A truly uninformed public could become better-informed citizens by visiting your website. Thanks to Frank Rick of the NYTimes for directing me your way.
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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.
Covering stories missed elsewhere.
While the production values are a bit dry, sounding very much like a local public radio interview show - the content is as excellent as the journalism on Propublica's website. I don't check the website every day, so it's nice to get have a program delivered to my mp3 player that provides me with the great investigative journalism these reporters are doing.