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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 ...
 
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.
 
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
 
Every Friday, Amy Walter brings you the trends in politics long before the national media picks up on them. Known as one of the smartest and most trusted journalists in Washington, D.C., Amy Walter is respected by politicians and pundits on all sides of the aisle. You may know Amy her from her work with Cook Political Report and the PBS NewsHour where she looks beyond the breaking news headlines for a deeper understanding of how Washington works, who's pulling the levers of power, and how it ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
Eleven-year-old Holiday is pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world. From the Peabody award-winning creators of The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel and the Peabody award-nominated Treasure Island 2020 comes Six Minutes, a mystery adventure for the whole family. Six minute episodes, t ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 by the wall. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal, produced by Kinsee Morlan and sound design by Emily Jankowski.
 
Even if you don’t use, marijuana is changing the world around you in surprising ways. On Something is a podcast from Colorado Public Radio and PRX about how life has changed in the aftermath of marijuana legalization efforts across the United States. Join journalist Ann Marie Awad as she explores the personal stories behind the political, legal and cultural effects of legalization.
 
Becoming Mother Nature introduced us to troubled 13-year-old Chloe Lovejoy, who prematurely inherited the mantle and awesome power of Mother Nature from her Grandmother Ivy. In season one, Chloe struggled mightily to balance the trials and tribulations of middle school with...you know, saving the world. With Cupid and the Reaper, Volume II of “The Natureverse,” Chloe will soon learn she’s not the only superpowered teenager in the world. Meet thirteen-year-old Mondo Ramirez, a hopeless romant ...
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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Modern Policing owes a lot to the idea of Broken Windows theory, in this ToE we examine the roots of where this idea came from and the individuals who pushed it. We revisit CRIME FILES a Police Foundation TV show from the 80s to better understand where Broken Windows comes from. PLUS 30 years ago falling glass from a Trump Tower window struck and k…
 
Jason Flom (“Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom” podcast) and Rabia Chaudry (“Undisclosed" podcast) got together to create a series of PSAs on how to safely respond to encounters with the police. The PSAs cover a variety of different encounters and may save your life. Please listen and share. The information and opinions shared here are not intend…
 
We continue the story of Joseph Webster, a Black man who was serving a life sentence for murder in Tennessee – a murder he says he didn’t commit. After a conviction review unit in Nashville created to address potential miscarriages of justice refused to re-investigate his case, despite uncovering new evidence, Joseph and his lawyer question whether…
 
In a major policy shift, the US announced it would support the COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver efforts and engage in negotiations over the specifics. But many in the vaccine industry warn that a waiver does not address the underlying problem of vaccine shortages. And, the European Union and the United Nations are expressing concern over police viole…
 
In recent years, comedian Joel Kim Booster has been one of the most exciting figures emerging in the stand-up comedy scene. He’s performed sets on late night shows including "Conan" and "The Late Late Show with James Corden." During the pandemic, Booster has been able to stay busy writing for shows including Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and co-hosting the…
 
Last summer, Epic Games, the maker of Fortnight, stopped paying the 30 percent fee to Apple on the app store and created a way for users to bypass the app store’s payment system. Apple kicked Epic off the app store, claiming this violated their guidelines. And now, Epic is suing Apple for antitrust violations in a case that started on Monday and is…
 
For many people, pregnancy and childbirth are already incredibly stressful, but that stress is compounded during a once-in-a-generation pandemic. Particularly as pregnant people have a higher chance of developing more severe cases of the coronavirus. For some, the news of vaccines being distributed felt like a weight being lifted. But for some preg…
 
On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board ruled to uphold the social network’s suspension of former President Donald Trump. You might remember that the platform kicked him off earlier this year following his incitement of the January 6th storming of the Capitol. The Facebook Oversight Board—an internal group made up of journalists, activists and aca…
 
Donald Trump is Still Banned from Facebook On Wednesday, Facebook’s Oversight Board ruled to uphold the social network’s suspension of former President Donald Trump. Epic Games Challenges Apple in Antitrust Suit A lawsuit against Apple related to the videogame Fortnite began this week. Comedian Joel Kim Booster Wants to Take His Stand-Up Indoors Ag…
 
It's not easy seeing green. Writer Bryan Kett describes life with colorblindness, explaining that it's not just him -- everyone's experience of color is subjective.This talk was filmed at TEDxPasadena. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSHORTS, t…
 
Facebook's independent Oversight Board on Monday announced that President Donald Trump's suspension from the platform would be upheld. What are the global implications for world leaders? European Union ambassadors met Wednesday to discuss plans to reopen Europe’s borders to tourists from around the world. And, the volcanic “ring of fire” that stret…
 
As more and more people are vaccinated around the country, people are beginning to learn of other illnesses they did not catch, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report from ProPublica has documented a rising number of people diagnosed with cancer -- particularly more advanced stages of cancer. And it’s not that more people are getting cancer, it…
 
The level of polarization in our country’s politics can feel intractable these days. And the murder of George Floyd brought that divide to the forefront of conversations about race. While Black Americans and advocates for racial equality have long been aware of the role systemic racism plays across our society, there are many individuals who would …
 
This past Sunday, the FX show Pose kicked off its third and final season. Since its debut, the groundbreaking television series has chronicled New York City’s ball scene of the 1980s and 1990s. Pose is far from the first TV show or movie to look at ball culture. From Marlon Riggs’s Tongues Untied to Jennie Livingston’s Paris Is Burning to RuPaul's …
 
How Educators Are Talking to Students About Systemic Racism As teachers are trying to facilitate conversations about systemic racism and privilege with their students, some critics are trying to stop them. The U.S. is Seeing More Cancer Diagnoses in 2021 Due to the pandemic, people were not able to receive preventative care for cancer. What "Pose" …
 
How do we confront the staggering income inequality that exists in our communities? Sociologist Dr. Jonathan Mijs looks at the way socioeconomic borders are built and argues that crossing these frontiers can change the deep inequities in our societies. This talk was filmed at TEDxLondon. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in …
 
Behind the Series is a short-run series about the shows previously featured on this very podcast: Showcase from Radiotopia. This week, we revisit The Polybius Conspiracy. Initially released in 2017, this seven-part series told the creepy story surrounding a mind-altering arcade game from the 1980s and the quest of protagonist Bobby Feldstein to fin…
 
An NBA center speaks truth to power in his native Turkey, drawing the ire of the authoritarian regime who exacted their revenge on his father, Dr Mehmet Kanter. Learn more and get involved at: https://turkeypurge.com/ https://www.youaremyhope.org/ Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a production of Lava for Good™ Podcasts in association with Sig…
 
A section of the Mexico City metro collapsed late Monday, killing at least 23 people and injuring at least 79, according to officials. The accident happened on the city's newest line, just completed in 2012. And, Syria is set to hold presidential elections in May, with Bashar al-Assad widely expected to win. Many displaced Syrians in Turkey see the…
 
Last year, Colorado experienced the three largest wildfires in the state’s history, all in just one fire season. And now, Colorado Governor Jared Polis is already warning people to prepare for the upcoming fire season in order to avoid a similar catastrophe this year. Other lawmakers are also trying to find solutions to the state’s fire crisis. Rep…
 
In the earlier days of social distancing, we heard about “herd immunity” as a means to ending the pandemic. But recent reporting from The New York Times found that experts think that herd immunity in the U.S. is unlikely due to the spread of new variants and vaccine hesitation among individuals. Apoorva Mandavilli, science reporter at the New York …
 
Inspired by the bestselling young adult book series, the new Netflix series Shadow and Bone follows an orphaned teen, Alina Starkov, who suddenly discovers extraordinary powers that could change the face of her war-ravaged world. Like many fantasy shows and movies—like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings—Shadow and Bone immerses its audience in i…
 
In the U.S., anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been approved for use in people as young as 16 while both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for use ages 18 and up. And thousands of children, some as young as six months are currently enrolled in vaccine trial…
 
What You Need to Know About Kids and the COVID-19 Vaccine Thousands of children, some as young as six months are currently enrolled in vaccine trials. We discuss the latest on these trials and when to expect results. Is Herd Immunity Possible in the United States? Recent reporting from The New York Times found that experts think that herd immunity …
 
Jennifer Brindley Ubl had become obsessed with tracking down something that most of us hope never to see: tornados. Every spring, she would close up her portrait photography business in Milwaukee and head off to capture images of what she calls “beautiful storm systems.” Seeing a twister left her in awe—and always wanting more. Then, one day, she f…
 
For over 25 years, Uruguayan band No Te Va Gustar has been filling concert venues across Latin America. With their mix of pop, rock, reggae, ska, and other styles, the band has evolved over the years from its original three-member composition to its current nine members. Their most recent album, "Otras Canciones," commemorates their 25th anniversar…
 
NASA economist Alexander MacDonald shares how the human imagination for space flight wasn’t only sparked by history’s esteemed scientists but also our great storytellers. This talk was filmed at TEDxAuckland. All TEDx events are organized independently by volunteers in the spirit of TED's mission of ideas worth spreading. To learn more about TEDxSH…
 
Two doctors, siblings, one in India and another one in the US — at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 — are finding ways to support each other, despite challenges. A landmark trial involving tech giant Apple gets underway in the US, just days after European regulators accused Apple of breaking EU competition rules. And a quieter revolution…
 
In the aftermath of a natural disaster, many turn to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for temporary housing and financial assistance to rebuild their homes and communities. But recent reporting from The Washington Post found that the agency has become more restrictive in approving applications and that between 2017 and 2020 six million house…
 
Voting restriction bills have been on the rise this year. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, more than 300 of these bills have been introduced in 47 states. In Arizona, which has introduced 23 voting restriction bills so far this year, voting rights advocates are concerned that this legislation will make it harder for Native communities t…
 
Doctors around the world are working to understand “long COVID” — a lingering range of symptoms that persists in some people after they have initially recovered from COVID-19 illness. As part of The World's regular series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the pandemic, and as a special in our podcast feed, repo…
 
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