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How Bernie Made Off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme?

50:09 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Bernard Madoff may be a fading memory from the past, but for reporter Steve Fishman, the fallen financier’s story holds lessons for today. Madoff masterminded one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, duping thousands of investors out of tens of b...Show More
Pizzagate: A slice of fake news

50:24 | Nov 18th, 2017

On this episode of Reveal, we look at #Pizzagate. This story takes us into the world of right-wing Twitter trolls, pro-Trump political operatives and fake-news profiteers from St. Louis to Macedonia. Reveal unravels how this conspiracy theory spread ...Show More
Monumental Lies (Rebroadcast)

50:27 | May 4th

Myths of the Civil War and slavery are being kept alive at Confederate monuments, where visitors hear stories of “benevolent slave owners” and enslaved people “contented with their lot.”  Plus, an artist finds herself in the middle of the creation of...Show More
Flood Thy Neighbor (Rebroadcast)

50:50 | Apr 13th

Some people who live along the Mississippi River are willing to do anything to keep their homes and farms safe from flooding – even if it means inundating their own neighbors. This week, we team up with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters hav...Show More
Take No Prisoners: Inside a WWII American War Crime

50:47 | Jul 28th, 2018

In December 1944, Adolf Hitler surprised the Allies with a secret counterattack through the Ardennes forest, known today as the Battle of the Bulge. In the carnage that followed, there was one incident that top military commanders hoped would be conc...Show More
Institutions of Higher Earning

51:00 | Dec 9th, 2017

Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how they award financial aid. Many students are feeling the pinch. They’re going into debt to pay for thei...Show More
Heroin Diaries

15:00 | Oct 26th, 2017

On this special episode of Reveal, reporter Jack Rodolico in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio brings us an intimate look at the people affected by the opioid epidemic. On May 22, 2015, Daniel Couzins died of a fentanyl overdose at 31. Cou...Show More
Street fight: A new wave of political violence

51:42 | Sep 23rd, 2017

A few weeks ago, Reveal host Al Letson jumped in to protect someone who was being attacked by counter-protesters in Berkeley, California. We found the man behind the attack. He says he’s a member of antifa and is taking the fight to white nationalist...Show More
The rise of the new German right

51:00 | Sep 16th, 2017

In just a few days, Germans will go to the polls to vote for a new government in an election that feels strangely familiar. For decades, Germany’s elections have been subdued and predictable, but this campaign cycle has seen a rise of fake news, hate...Show More
The Cost of School Choice

50:56 | Aug 17th

Dominique Martin was thrilled to get a state-funded voucher to send her daughter to private school. We go to Louisiana to investigate the cost of school choice.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Bundyville Revealed

51:29 | Aug 10th

**A bombing in rural Nevada you’ve probably never heard of. A plot to blow up a government building.  Reveal teams up with the podcast series, Bundyville, produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and Longreads, to see what happened to rancher Cliven Bu...Show More
Harpooned by Facebook

51:34 | Aug 3rd

As smart devices become a bigger and bigger part of our lives, we look at how Facebook and other companies gather information about their users and turn it into profits.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Lasting Impact (rebroadcast)

51:02 | Jul 27th

In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback.  Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
In Harm’s Way

49:56 | Jul 20th

The federal government is quietly expanding its use of “tender age” shelters for migrant kids. We’ll tell you what we know. Then, we revisit a story from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, looking at how Jesuit priests got away with sexually abusing ...Show More
Silencing Science (Rebroadcast)

51:21 | Jul 13th

President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has downplayed the science of climate change and sought to silence scientists working for the federal government.* * Don’t miss out on the next big...Show More
Pardon Me

50:34 | Jul 6th

Presidential pardons grab the headlines each time Donald Trump grants clemency to a controversial person. We tell the untold story of a pardons system that is completely broken, leaving a backlog of 13,000 applications, and a pardon attorney’s office...Show More
The Military's Deadliest Helicopter (Rebroadcast)

50:45 | Jun 29th

How did one helicopter become the deadliest aircraft in the US military? To find out, Reveal partners with Investigative Studios, the production arm of the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of ...Show More
Cops on a Crime Spree (Rebroadcast)

50:41 | Jun 22nd

They belonged to an elite police task force charged with getting guns off Baltimore’s streets. Instead, the plainclothes cops roamed the city, robbing people on the street, breaking into homes to steal money and drugs, and planting evidence on their ...Show More
Hate is all around you

50:24 | Jun 15th

In the second part of Reveal’s series about hate, we look at how racism and white supremacy are institutionalized in America. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Hate in the homeland

50:23 | Jun 8th

This episode surveys the state of the hate movement in America, focusing on how hate groups are spreading their message and winning converts. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
To the ends of the Earth

50:54 | Jun 1st

We travel the globe, from bottom to top, to confront the growing threats from climate change.**** Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The City – Revealed (Rebroadcast)

50:33 | May 25th

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The Unpaid Cost of Elder Care

51:01 | May 18th

Residential care homes seem like the perfect place for Mom or Grandpa to live out their golden years, but their home-like facades are hiding rampant wage theft and exploitation of caregivers. Reveal’s Jen Gollan takes us into her investigation of the...Show More
When Tasers Fail

50:54 | May 11th

A Taser is supposed to help police resolve a situation without using their guns. But in police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the...Show More
America’s Drug War, Revealed

51:40 | Apr 27th

How a baggie of crack cocaine packed with fear, distortion and misconceptions, and one presidential address in the 1980s, helped shape the war on drugs. * *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Farm Wars

50:14 | Apr 20th

The herbicide dicamba is causing a civil war in farm country. Plus, honeybee rustling in California’s almond groves. Lastly, sulfur and its link to asthma in children. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Trans National Migration

50:40 | Apr 6th

We meet an immigration judge who rejected nearly every asylum case that came before her, then follow a transgender woman as she tries to claim asylum. Finally, we go to Turkey, where young Afghan women are trying to leave their past behind. Don’t m...Show More
Captain Boycott

15:29 | Apr 4th

Before there were boycotts, there was Captain Boycott. Meet the man who gave name to a new kind of protest. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
The Right to Boycott

37:13 | Mar 30th

“It is wrong to boycott Israel” is a bipartisan message. But is banning the boycott a violation of First Amendment rights? Also, the story of a man who is trying to boycott Israel while living under Israeli occupation. Don’t miss out on the next bi...Show More
Behind Trump's Energy Dominance (Rebroadcast)

50:19 | Mar 23rd

Reveal received a secret recording of oil industry executives rejoicing over the “unprecedented access” they have to David Bernhardt, the No. 2 official at the Interior Department. President Donald Trump has nominated Bernhardt to the top slot at the...Show More
Pizzagate: A Slice of Fake News (Rebroadcast)

50:49 | Mar 16th

A journey into the world of right-wing Twitter trolls, pro-Trump political operatives and fake-news profiteers from St. Louis to Macedonia, to answer one big question: How did America become a post-truth country? Don’t miss out on the next big story...Show More
Bitter Custody

50:56 | Mar 9th

A controversial theory about child abuse is swaying family court judges to award custody to parents accused of harming kids. We trace the origins of “parental alienation.” ** *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter to...Show More
A Desperate Bargain

50:11 | Mar 2nd

Parents are forced to give up custody to get their children medical and psychological treatments. Also, a Trump administration practice forces parents to risk deportation in order to claim their kids from government shelters. Don’t miss out on the n...Show More
The red line: Racial disparities in lending (Rebroadcast)

50:57 | Feb 23rd

It’s been 10 years since the great housing bust and lending is back for some Americans, but not for others. In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny loans to applicants of color than white ones. On this episode of Rev...Show More
Five Years on Nauru

50:50 | Feb 16th

Children refusing to eat, talk, or even drink water. A surreal mental illness sweeps across families stuck in an Australian immigrant detention camp on a tiny island nation in the South Pacific. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly R...Show More
Lasting Impact

50:49 | Feb 9th

In Oregon, the concussion protocols that were supposed to keep high school athletes safe end up falling short for a star quarterback. ** *Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.*
When They Took My Son (rebroadcast)

50:59 | Feb 2nd

We examine the stories of two families separated in 2018 at the U.S.-Mexico border and how what happened to them matches up with what the government said was supposed to happen. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter ...Show More
The Mystery of Mountain Jane Doe (rebroadcast)

50:59 | Jan 26th

Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks...Show More
The Military's Deadliest Helicopter

50:52 | Jan 19th

How did one helicopter become the deadliest aircraft in the US military? To find out, Reveal partners with Investigative Studios, the production arm of the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of ...Show More
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks (rebroadcast)

50:32 | Jan 12th

In 1971, a 22-year-old journalist named Robert Rosenthal got a call from his boss at The New York Times. He told him to go to room 1111 of the Hilton Hotel, bring enough clothes for at least a month and not tell anyone. Don’t miss out on the next bi...Show More
Silencing Science

50:34 | Jan 5th

President Donald Trump says he doubts humans have much of a role in climate change. His administration has downplayed the science of climate change and sought to silence scientists working for the federal government. Don’t miss out on the next big s...Show More
Take No Prisoners (rebroadcast)

50:50 | Dec 29th, 2018

In the carnage that followed the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, there was one incident that top military commanders hoped would be concealed. It’s the story of an American war crime nearly forgotten to history. **Don’t miss out on the next big story. ...Show More
The City (Revealed)

51:00 | Dec 22nd, 2018

A giant mysterious illegal dump in Chicago was part of a federal investigation that brought down a dozen corrupt politicians, but it left neighborhood residents angry and feeling used. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal news...Show More
Sins of the Fathers

51:10 | Dec 15th, 2018

In Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, the Catholic church had a problem with Jesuit priests sexually abusing children. The church’s first solution was to send the priests to remote Native villages, but there they continued to abuse. So the church trie...Show More
Monumental Lies

54:08 | Dec 8th, 2018

Myths of the Civil War and slavery are being kept alive at Confederate monuments, where visitors hear stories of “benevolent slave owners” and enslaved people “contented with their lot.”  We team up with The Investigative Fund and discover how public...Show More
Al Letson Reveals: Jerome Corsi

08:08 | Dec 3rd, 2018

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Trial and terror (rebroadcast)

51:09 | Dec 1st, 2018

The recent killing of 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue refocused the nation’s attention on right-wing extremist terrorists. Meanwhile, the Trump administration points to radical Islam as the bigger threat to security. On this episode of Revea...Show More
Burning Hotter and Faster

50:59 | Nov 24th, 2018

Half of California’s 10 worst wildfires have struck in the last two years. We look at the recent Camp Fire, which is the deadliest and most destructive in state history. And we revisit an investigation from earlier this year looking at how extreme wi...Show More
Case Cleared (Part 2)

50:04 | Nov 17th, 2018

He seemed to confess to the crime, twice to his ex-girlfriend, once to police. But prosecutors never charged him. The reasons why show how rape myths continue to influence how justice is meted out in America. Reported in partnership with Newsy and Pr...Show More
Case Cleared (Part 1)

51:03 | Nov 10th, 2018

When police closed the rape case against Bryan Kind, they made it look like it had been solved. But he never was arrested – or even charged. We team up with Newsy and ProPublica to investigate how police across the country make it seem like they’re s...Show More
Working Through the Pain at Tesla

50:53 | Nov 3rd, 2018

After being called out for hiding worker injuries at its factory, Tesla decides to double down. Plus, a report card on diversity in Silicon Valley. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Coming Soon: Working Through the Pain at Tesla

02:51 | Nov 1st, 2018

After being called out for hiding worker injuries at its factory, Tesla doubles down. Hear a sneak preview of our latest investigation.
The Storm After the Storm

51:15 | Oct 27th, 2018

Doctors in Puerto Rico are outraged at the government’s unexpected decision to declare the Zika crisis over in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Plus, communities in Houston and North Carolina struggle to put their homes and lives back together. Do...Show More
Coming Soon: The Storm After the Storm

02:45 | Oct 25th, 2018

2017 was the worst hurricane season on record. A year later, we look at how Hurricane Harvey has made it almost impossible for people to find affordable housing in Houston. Listen to a sneak preview of this Saturday’s episode.
Who Gets to Vote?

50:56 | Oct 20th, 2018

Approaching 2018’s midterms, the country has its eyes locked on Georgia’s governor’s race. It’s a close contest between Stacey Abrams, a former state congresswoman who could become the first-ever black female governor in America and Brian Kemp, a tou...Show More
Coming Soon: Who Gets to Vote?

02:44 | Oct 18th, 2018

Get a sneak preview of Saturday’s show where we investigate voter suppression ahead of the midterm elections. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Hunting the Ghost Fleet (rebroadcast)

51:25 | Oct 13th, 2018

We hike through the jungles of El Salvador to find an elusive fleet of shark-fishing boats implicated in overfishing and possible human trafficking. Then we join a UN mission to intercept a crewmember from one of those boats who might be a victim of ...Show More
10 Years or Life

50:10 | Oct 6th, 2018

An accused man faces an impossible choice in New Orleans. Plus, a new district attorney in Philadelphia sets out to undo the work of those who came before him. From reporters Eve Abrams and Laura Starecheski, and editor Catherine Winter.
When They Took My Son

50:49 | Sep 29th, 2018

A 6-year-old child sleeps in a vacant office building, surrounded by strangers. An infant is taken from his breastfeeding mother. We examine the stories of two families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border and how what happened to them matches up with...Show More
Coming Soon: When They Took My Son

02:11 | Sep 27th, 2018

At 7 years old, Wilson was taken from his mother as part of the Trump administration’s policy of family separation this summer. Our next show tells you what happened to him.
Never Meet Your (Super) Heroes

50:38 | Sep 22nd, 2018

There’s a new battlefield in the culture wars: comic books. The alt-right now has gotten in the business, led by a buxom, Confederate flag-waving superhero named Rebel and a white vigilante who turns immigrants over to ICE. Don’t miss out on the nex...Show More
Misconceptions (rebroadcast)

49:59 | Sep 15th, 2018

Desperate to have a child, a couple puts its trust in a fertility clinic that promises more than it can deliver. They enter a world where some clinics take unnecessary risks to make them look far more successful than they are in reality. From repor...Show More
The Messy Truth About Victim Compensation

50:42 | Sep 8th, 2018

Victim compensation funds are supposed to help victims of crime cover lost wages or funeral expenses. But Reveal teamed up with The Marshall Project and discovered that in some states, African Americans are disproportionately hurt by rules on how tha...Show More
Flood Thy Neighbor

50:25 | Sep 1st, 2018

Some people who live along the Mississippi River are willing to do anything to keep their homes and farms safe from flooding – even if it means inundating their own neighbors. This week, we team up with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters hav...Show More
How Bernie Made Off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme? (rebroadcast)

50:18 | Aug 25th, 2018

*This show was originally broadcast February 3, 2018. *It’s been ten years since former NASDAQ chairman Bernie Madoff was arrested for committing one of the largest financial crimes in U.S. history. For decades he ran a Ponzi scheme from a secret off...Show More
Across the Desert and the Sea (rebroadcast)

51:05 | Aug 18th, 2018

African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Europe, only to be intercepted at sea and returned to Libya. On this episode of Reveal, we trace their jo...Show More
No place to run (rebroadcast)

51:06 | Aug 11th, 2018

In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving many without a safe place to live. Foster children often end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatm...Show More
Trapped: Abuse and Neglect in Private Care

50:32 | Aug 4th, 2018

Deep in the backroads of central Florida, hidden between trees dripping with Spanish moss, sits the campus of an infamous center for the developmentally disabled. Its story shows what can happen when families have nowhere else to find care for their ...Show More
Poisoned, Ignored and Evicted: The Perils of Living With Lead (rebroadcast)

50:55 | Jul 21st, 2018

Old paint, old pipes and demolition dust often are sources of toxic lead. It’s a poison known to cause neurological damage in children. For adults, new science shows lead exposure increases the risk of heart disease. Reveal investigates the lurking t...Show More
Behind Trump's Energy Dominance

50:55 | Jul 14th, 2018

President Donald Trump has pledged allegiance to what he calls America’s “energy dominance.” This is good news for the oil and gas industry. We examine what this means for Alaskan villagers coping with climate change, Native American artifacts in Uta...Show More
Families Splintered Apart, by Government and by Storms

50:54 | Jul 7th, 2018

This week, we continue our ongoing investigation into what happens to immigrant children after they’re detained by the U.S. government. Our latest story investigates a vacant office building being used by a defense contractor to house children. Then...Show More
Hunting the Ghost Fleet

50:33 | Jun 30th, 2018

This week’s episode of Reveal investigates shark fishing in Central America and a U.S.-based seafood company that claims to be a model of sustainability. We start in the jungles of El Salvador, where reporter Sarah Blaskey and photojournalist Ben Fe...Show More
Al Letson Reveals: Pussy Riot

12:34 | Jun 28th, 2018

Far from the World Cup stadium cheers, a prisoner held in Russia is six weeks into a hunger strike. Reveal host Al Letson talks with Masha Alyokhina, a founding member of the Russian feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot, about the efforts to fre...Show More
Ripped Apart: Families Separated at the Border

51:03 | Jun 23rd, 2018

President Donald Trump said he was ending family separation at the border this week. But we’ve stayed on the story, investigating the issues that remain: children being drugged at migrant shelters, asylum-seekers being denied at ports of entry and th...Show More
Losing ground (rebroadcast)

50:04 | Jun 16th, 2018

This episode was originally broadcast July 1, 2017. Picture an American farmer. Chances are, the farmer you’re imagining is white – more than 9 out of 10 American farmers today are. But historically, African Americans played a huge role in agricultu...Show More
Reveal Answers Your Questions About Immigration

51:00 | Jun 9th, 2018

Last fall, we threw out a simple question after a show about U.S. immigration policies: What do you wish you knew about immigration? Across the country, listeners responded with hundreds of text messages – from small towns in Iowa, Colorado and Mas...Show More
Cops on a Crime Spree

53:12 | Jun 2nd, 2018

Baltimore’s police department was already notorious. But this year, eight former police officers were convicted on federal racketeering charges stemming from an FBI investigation. They belonged to an elite task force charged with getting guns off th...Show More
Inside a Rehab Empire

26:31 | May 31st, 2018

The collision of the opioid epidemic with criminal justice reform has created a boom for the rehab industry. Those with wealth and insurance often are able to pay thousands of dollars for private long-term programs. But the less fortunate have become...Show More
What cops aren't learning (rebroadcast)

51:00 | May 26th, 2018

Some police departments are embracing a set of tactics designed to reduce the use of force – and prevent police shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis and use words instead of weapons. But this ...Show More
Across the Desert and the Sea

50:34 | May 19th, 2018

African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Europe, only to be intercepted at sea and returned to Libya. On this episode of Reveal, we bring you one ...Show More
Reveal Presents: The View from Room 205

51:00 | May 12th, 2018

In 2014, WBEZ Chicago reporter Linda Lutton followed a class of fourth-graders at William Penn Elementary School on Chicago’s West Side. She wanted to explore a big idea that’s at the heart of the American dream: Can public schools be the great equal...Show More
More to the Story: Wildfires

19:48 | May 9th, 2018

Reveal revisits our investigation into California’s deadliest wildfires. Last October, more than 170 fires ripped across Northern California, burning more than 9,000 buildings, causing millions of dollars in damage and killing 44 people. Along with o...Show More
More to the Story: Redlining

17:56 | May 5th, 2018

Reveal digs deep – and gets results. By mining data from 31 million records, we discovered a pattern of routine mortgage loan denials to applicants of color in more than 60 U.S. metropolitan areas. Our story led to attorneys generals’ investigations ...Show More
Institutions of Higher Earning (rebroadcast)

51:00 | Apr 28th, 2018

Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how they award financial aid. Many students are feeling the pinch. They’re going into debt to pay for thei...Show More
Trumping Hate

50:35 | Apr 21st, 2018

There’s been a lot of conversation about whether Donald Trump has inspired a new wave of hate in America. Reveal reporter Will Carless set out to understand the president’s role in hundreds of hate incidents across the country, with help from the Doc...Show More
Tesla and Beyond: Hidden Problems of Silicon Valley

50:59 | Apr 14th, 2018

Tech companies in Silicon Valley are under the microscope for not living up to their idealistic pledges to save the world. On this week’s episode of Reveal, we investigate companies on the cutting edge that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned ...Show More
Trump’s Mystery Mansion

12:50 | Apr 12th, 2018

In 2008, a small-time scam artist transferred a Beverly Hills mansion to Donald Trump for $0. Reveal reporters Lance Williams and Matt Smith tried to figure out why. The people involved in the deal say it was all a mistake. Real estate experts have n...Show More
Checking into President Trump’s Washington DC Hotel

50:25 | Apr 7th, 2018

In 2016, the Justice Department alleged that Malaysian officials stole billions of dollars from their people and funneled some of it through the United States. Reveal teamed up with Washington D.C.’s public radio station, WAMU, to dig into one of the...Show More
Full of Lead: How Bullets are Poisoning Eagles

14:46 | Apr 4th, 2018

Lead – the toxic metal used for years in paint, plumbing, mining and more – still poisons people in all kinds of ways. Lead also kills wildlife when animals scavenge carcasses shot with lead bullets and left behind by hunters. Eagles and condors are ...Show More
Poisoned, ignored and evicted: The perils of living with lead

39:14 | Mar 31st, 2018

The toxic water of Flint, Michigan, reminded us that lead is a very persistent poison. This week, Reveal investigates the lurking threat of lead from the dust of urban demolitions to the wilds of Wyoming. Hear how contractors help one another cut cor...Show More
Where criminals get their guns (rebroadcast)

51:00 | Mar 24th, 2018

Across the country, criminals are arming themselves in unexpected ways. In Florida, they’re stealing guns from unlocked cars and gun stores. In other places, they’re getting them from the police themselves, as cash-strapped departments sell their use...Show More
The kids aren’t all right (rebroadcast)

51:00 | Mar 17th, 2018

Federal law requires colleges and universities to track and disclose sexual assaults on campus. It’s different for kindergarten through 12th grade, where there are no similar requirements for cases involving assaults between students. In elementary, ...Show More
Built to Burn

17:08 | Mar 14th, 2018

Last year, California had its deadliest and most destructive wildfire season in recorded history. No fire killed more people or burned down more buildings than the Tubbs Fire. Reveal investigates what made the Tubbs Fire so devastating by delving int...Show More
Warning System Down: California’s Deadliest Fires

35:13 | Mar 10th, 2018

Wildfires raged across Northern California in October, burning through the state’s famed Napa and Sonoma wine regions. In all, more than 170 blazes ripped across an area the size of Maryland and Delaware combined. Scores awoke to flames at their door...Show More
Video: Atomic vets

0:00 | Mar 8th, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. veterans took part in nuclear tests after World War II, and into the Cold War. Many of these vets suffer long-term health issues including lung problems and cancer, and many haven’t received compensation for their injuri...Show More
Deja Nuke: Return of the Nuclear Threat

51:00 | Mar 3rd, 2018

With the threat of nuclear war once again a part of the national conversation, Reveal looks at nuclear threats both foreign and domestic. This episode takes listeners to Iran and finds out what life is actually like inside North Korea. As the Trump a...Show More
My Town, Chi-Town

50:34 | Feb 24th, 2018

Chicago is experiencing a reversal of the great migration that propelled African Americans northward in search of opportunity in the first half of the 20th century. Since 2000, a quarter-million black Chicagoans have left. The reasons include decades...Show More
The red line: Racial disparities in lending

50:16 | Feb 17th, 2018

It’s been 10 years since the great housing bust and lending is back. Not everyone is getting a fair shot at getting a loan. In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny loans to applicants of color than white ones – even wh...Show More
Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system (rebroadcast)

51:00 | Feb 10th, 2018

The scandal around USA Gymnastics and former Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar is shining a spotlight on the sexual abuse of young athletes. This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the coach she says abused her decades ...Show More
Too Many Pills

51:00 | Jan 27th, 2018

On Reveal, we share how the government failed to stop the opioid epidemic. A Washington Post/60 Minutes partnership with Reveal tells the story of how a DEA insider and his team of lawyers and investigators tried to stop drug distribution companies f...Show More
#MeToo: Rape on the Night Shift

51:00 | Jan 20th, 2018

The #MeToo movement has swept from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. The careers of powerful men ended as women spoke out against workplace harassment and assault. On this episode of Reveal, we look at what happens when the people involved aren’t celebritie...Show More
The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe (rebroadcast)

51:00 | Jan 13th, 2018

Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks...Show More
Video: Fought for, Forgotten

0:00 | Jan 11th, 2018

This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. Co...Show More
The Tide is High

51:00 | Jan 6th, 2018

The damage inflicted on the United States by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will likely make the 2017 hurricane season the costliest in our history. But what is the government doing to prepare for the storms yet to come. In this hour, Reveal goes ...Show More
A Revealing Year

51:00 | Dec 30th, 2017

Reveal has had a busy year – our team has chased stories from Oklahoma to Bermuda. We exposed a rehab program that provides labor at a chicken processing plant that’s been called a slave camp and followed the money trail of the Paradise Papers, leake...Show More
Fire and Justice

51:01 | Dec 23rd, 2017

In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether ...Show More
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks

51:01 | Dec 16th, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections seems to yield a new bombshell every week. Amid such high-profile revelations, we revisit a decades-old story that echoes to this day among the powerful in the...Show More
Video: Based on a True Story

0:00 | Dec 7th, 2017

This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. Th...Show More
Where criminals get their guns

51:00 | Dec 2nd, 2017

Across the country, criminals are arming themselves in unexpected ways. In Florida, they’re stealing guns from unlocked cars and gun stores. In other places, they’re getting them from the police themselves, as cash-strapped departments sell their use...Show More
Video: Until Something is Done

0:00 | Nov 30th, 2017

This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. I...Show More
Her own devices: Is a contraceptive implant making us sick?

51:00 | Nov 25th, 2017

In Texas, women with limited access to abortions are traveling across the border to find a drug that will induce miscarriages. In Mississippi, anti-abortion groups are opening crisis pregnancy centers across from abortion clinics to persuade women to...Show More
Video: Grieving in a Fishbowl

0:00 | Nov 16th, 2017

This short film was produced by the Glassbreaker Films team at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Glassbreaker Films is an all-female group of filmmakers working to promote gender parity in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking. Af...Show More
Losing ground

51:00 | Nov 11th, 2017

In 1996, Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, purchased a farm with a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty years later, the USDA foreclosed on the property and evicted him. Reveal investigates his claim that he was discriminated aga...Show More
The Paradise Papers

1:02:14 | Nov 5th, 2017

Remember the Panama Papers? It was a massive 2015 document leak that exposed a system in which offshore companies enable crime and corruption. The Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation that followed, led by The International Consortium of Investigativ...Show More
A Divided Road

0:00 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Shortly after President Donald Trump’s election, two friends, Lauren and Martina, decided to provide free legal aid to people living in the country without permission. They left their home in New York and traveled across the country by van to meet pe...Show More
Inside Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

51:00 | Oct 28th, 2017

Beyond the planned border wall and limits on new refugees, the federal government wants tighter restrictions on immigration to this country. On this episode of Reveal, we examine efforts throughout the U.S. to deport migrants faster, detain them long...Show More
Too Many Pills

31:18 | Oct 21st, 2017

On Reveal, we share how the government failed to stop the flow of millions and millions of pills that fuelled the national painkiller epidemic. A Washington Post/60 Minutes partnership with Reveal tells the story of a DEA insider who tried to stop dr...Show More
Recovering from Rehab

0:00 | Oct 19th, 2017

In 2010, Brad McGahey was sentenced to a year in prison for buying a stolen horse trailer. But when he went before a judge, he was told he was going to carry out his sentence by working instead, through a program called CAAIR, or Christian Alcoholics...Show More
Access Denied: The Fight for Public Education

51:06 | Oct 14th, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants parents to have the ultimate choice of where their children go to school – public or private – and taxpayers to make it possible. This week, Reveal examines how DeVos might funnel federal education dollars toward...Show More
Al Letson Reveals: The fight to end affirmative action in higher education

19:25 | Oct 12th, 2017

President Trump’s Department of Justice is investigating claims that Harvard is discriminating against Asian American students in its admissions program. Harvard has been accused of capping the number of Asian American students to make room for other...Show More
All work. No pay. Life at a rehab work camp.

51:08 | Oct 7th, 2017

Desperate to reduce crowding in jails and prisons, court systems all over the country are trying diversion – alternatives to putting offenders behind bars. On today’s Reveal, we peek behind the good intentions and uneven results. — To explore more re...Show More
Before Prison

0:00 | Oct 5th, 2017

In 2013, Robyn Allen received a 20-year sentence for trafficking in illegal drugs. She says she sold methamphetamine to support her family after a back injury left her without work. But the reasons Allen started using the drug run much deeper. In spi...Show More
Does the Time Fit the Crime?

51:00 | Sep 30th, 2017

The number of women in U.S. prisons and jails has increased more than 700 percent since 1980. And for 25 years, Oklahoma has led the nation in locking up women. This week on Reveal, we look at the causes behind this spike. To explore more reporting, ...Show More
Running from cops (rebroadcast)

51:08 | Sep 9th, 2017

In cities across America, black men are on the run. On April 4, 2015, in South Carolina, Walter Scott was killed while running away from a police officer. Eight days later, Freddie Gray ran from police in Baltimore. He was caught and later died in cu...Show More
The perfect storm

50:49 | Sep 2nd, 2017

Hurricane Harvey brought unprecedented rain and destruction to Houston, and it likely will take years for the city to recover. In the aftermath of the storm, we get an eyewitness account of what residents are experiencing from Reveal’s Neena Satija. ...Show More
Rise of a movement

15:23 | Aug 28th, 2017

While covering Sunday’s “Rally Against Hate” in Berkeley, California, today, Reveal host Al Letson witnessed a man being attacked by a group of protesters. The man was balled up on the ground, fending off blows from several people. Al jumped in front...Show More
Follow the money: Citizen sleuths investigate

17:31 | Aug 26th, 2017

How much is President Donald Trump worth? And is he or anyone in his administration profiting from their positions? Reveal is teaming up with the Center for Public Integrity to investigate those questions. We’ve created a database listing all the ass...Show More
Hate on the march: white nationalism in the Trump era

51:00 | Aug 19th, 2017

In the wake of the protests by neo-Nazis and white supremacists that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has come under fire for not immediately and clearly condemning American racists. It’s not the first time. Trump an...Show More
The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe

52:04 | Aug 12th, 2017

Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks...Show More
No country for sanctuary seekers

51:01 | Aug 5th, 2017

President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw federal money from jurisdictions that do not help immigration agents find and deport people living illegally in this country. This week, we look into places that offer sanctuary to those immigrants – an...Show More
Her own devices: Is a contraceptive implant making us sick?

51:00 | Jul 29th, 2017

In Texas, women with limited access to abortions are traveling across the border to find a drug that will induce miscarriages. In Mississippi, anti-abortion groups are opening crisis pregnancy centers across from abortion clinics to persuade women to...Show More
Deadly waters

51:00 | Jul 22nd, 2017

The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contr...Show More
No where to run

51:00 | Jul 15th, 2017

In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving them without a safe place to live. Many end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatment services. Thi...Show More
Al Letson Reveals: Roger Stone

22:04 | Jul 13th, 2017

President Donald Trump has been in office for six months. On this week’s podcast special, Reveal host Al Letson speaks with someone who helped get him there – Roger Stone. Stone is a former campaign adviser to Trump and helped set the tone of the 20...Show More
The smuggler (rebroadcast)

50:59 | Jul 8th, 2017

In 2015 French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. Then one day, one refugee asked for his help. Raphael followed his moral compass… which led him on the journey of a lifetime. To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.or...Show More
Losing ground

50:35 | Jul 1st, 2017

In 1996, Eddie Wise, the son of a sharecropper, purchased a farm with a loan from the USDA. Twenty years later, the USDA foreclosed on the property and evicted him. Reveal investigates his claim that he was discriminated against because of his race. ...Show More
Trial and terror

51:00 | Jun 24th, 2017

President Donald Trump has used the threat of foreign-born terrorists to justify his travel ban – but since 9/11, nearly every terrorist attack in the United States has come from within. On this episode of Reveal, we investigate which domestic terror...Show More
America’s ring of fire

50:43 | Jun 17th, 2017

Last fall, Reveal reporters predicted that wildfires would spread to new parts of the country, and  to more densely populated areas. Now, we revisit that hour with a new story about Kansas, a state that’s battling not only wildfires, but also signifi...Show More
After the bubble burst

51:00 | Jun 10th, 2017

America’s housing bust created both winners and losers – and homeowners have been the biggest losers. Last year, the rate of homeownership in the U.S. hit its lowest point since the 1960s. So who are the winners? This episode of Reveal takes you into...Show More
Is Egg Donation Safe?

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Schneider lost her 31-year-old daughter, Jessica Wing, to colon cancer in 2003. To this day, Schneider wonders whether there was a link between her daughter being a three-time egg donor and her diagnosis the tumors that were eventually f...Show More
Misconceptions

51:42 | Jun 3rd, 2017

This week, we’re trying an experiment that will give you a little something extra while you’re listening. To get started text “Hey Al” to 202-873-8325. The world’s first “test tube baby” turns 40 next year. As she’s grown up, so has the medical speci...Show More
The kids aren’t all right

51:00 | May 27th, 2017

Federal law requires colleges and universities to track and disclose sexual assaults on campus. It’s different for kindergarten through 12th grade, where there are no similar requirements for cases involving assaults between students. In elementary, ...Show More
The man inside: Four months as a prison guard

51:11 | May 22nd, 2017

The government’s back in business with private prisons. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed the Obama-era decision to phase out federal use of corporate-run prisons. On this episode, Reveal revisits an hour with Mother Jones reporter Shane Ba...Show More
Video: One year at Standing Rock

0:00 | May 18th, 2017

Jasilyn Charger was one of the first people to set up camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in April 2016. Along with youth from neighboring tribes, the then-19-year-old helped raise awareness about construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline by...Show More
Standing Rock and beyond

51:00 | May 13th, 2017

The oil protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation drew national attention. On Reveal, we team up with Inside Energy to go behind the scenes and meet the young people who started the fight. This upcoming hour looks at how those protests put at-r...Show More
What cops aren’t learning

51:00 | May 6th, 2017

Some police departments are embracing a set of tactics designed to reduce the use of force – and prevent police shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis and use words instead of weapons. But this tr...Show More
Running from cops

51:02 | Apr 29th, 2017

In cities across America, black men are on the run. On April 4, 2015, in South Carolina, Walter Scott was killed while running away from a police officer. Eight days later, Freddie Gray ran from police in Baltimore. He was caught and later died in cu...Show More
Russia’s new scapegoats

50:59 | Apr 22nd, 2017

In light of recent reports about Chechnya’s anti-gay kidnappings, torture and killings, Reveal revisits stories that expose what it’s like to be gay in Russia. Right now, hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears on a daily basis on Russian...Show More
Toxic burden

51:00 | Apr 15th, 2017

At a time when environmental protections are under more threats than ever, Reveal visits minority communities facing toxic burdens. Head over to revealnews.org for more of our reporting. Follow us on Facebook at fb.com/ThisIsReveal and on Twitter @re...Show More
Al Letson Reveals: The color of feminism

15:40 | Apr 13th, 2017

From women’s 19th-century fight for the right to vote to the Women’s March this year, racism has affected feminist movements. In this podcast special, Al Letson recalls the #BlackWomenAtWork stories that went viral recently and talks with Kimberly Fo...Show More
If you can’t afford a lawyer

50:42 | Apr 8th, 2017

If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of representing poor people accused of crimes is saying no. His office doesn’t have enough money or time to do a g...Show More
The mystery of Mountain Jane Doe

51:00 | Apr 1st, 2017

Investigators dig up an unidentified murder victim, 45 years after she was buried, in an attempt to give her back her name. The exhumation leads to a series of unexpected revelations about who she was and why she may have been killed. Her case speaks...Show More
Against their will

51:00 | Mar 25th, 2017

Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex. Produced in collaborati...Show More
Al Letson Reveals: Former NATO official imagines war with Russia

10:41 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Since President Donald Trump took office, we’ve heard plenty about Russia. Some have said tensions with the country could lead to conflict – even another world war. In this podcast special, Al Letson talks to former top NATO commander Richard Shirref...Show More
Richard Spencer’s cotton farms

50:46 | Mar 18th, 2017

On this episode of Reveal, three stories of men are at the center of controversy.   He’s been punched on the streets of Washington, D.C., and kicked out of a major conservative political gathering, and yet white nationalist Richard Spencer has left M...Show More
The smuggler

51:10 | Mar 11th, 2017

In 2015, French radio reporter Raphael Krafft was covering the refugee crisis. On the border with Italy, he met desperate families turned away by his country.   Then one family asked Krafft for his help crossing the border. As a journalist, he was su...Show More
Al Letson Reveals: Sebastian Gorka on America

13:15 | Mar 9th, 2017

This week, Reveal host Al Letson speaks to Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump. Usually, Gorka is sent out by the White House to discuss threats outside the U.S. In this special podcast, he and Al discuss domestic issues. Gork...Show More
Up against the wall

51:00 | Mar 4th, 2017

President Donald Trump wants to build a wall between America and Mexico. Hundreds of miles of border fence are already in place, but most of the nearly 2,000-mile stretch is uncovered. This episode of Reveal explores the political, logistical and geo...Show More
Al Letson Reveals: Vicente Fox on Trump’s wall

18:03 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Many people have strong feelings about President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is among the most outspoken. In this podcast special, host Al Letson digs into whether Fox doesn’t...Show More
The religious freedom loophole

51:00 | Feb 25th, 2017

America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children? We revisit an hour of Reveal that explores the tricky territor...Show More
School haze

51:00 | Feb 18th, 2017

Across the country, thousands of public schools are within 500 feet of pollution-choked roads like highways and truck routes. Next time on Reveal, we investigate the high levels of exhaust surrounding U.S. schools and how the bad air is affecting the...Show More
Video: In Sickness and in Health

0:00 | Feb 16th, 2017

John Williams Jr.’s life changed irrevocably in 2014 when he was in a horrific crane accident while working at a VT Halter shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Williams, an experienced crane operator, lost part of his skull, his vision and his indepe...Show More
Deadly waters

51:16 | Feb 11th, 2017

The U.S. Navy spends tens of billions of dollars each year building and repairing ships. But how safe are the shipyards where that work is done? Reveal investigates how lax safety has been allowed to persist at shipyards that thrive on military contr...Show More
Trial by fire

50:30 | Feb 4th, 2017

In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether f...Show More
Split down the middle

51:01 | Jan 28th, 2017

At a time when Donald Trump is assuming leadership of a divided nation, Reveal heads to Jacksonville, Florida, one of the most divided cities in America. We look at policing, immigration, education and other issues through the eyes of people with ver...Show More
Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system

50:59 | Jan 21st, 2017

This week, Reveal revisits the story of a woman who decides to confront the man she says abused her decades earlier. Reporter Tennessee Watson was sexually abused by her gymnastics coach when she was a kid. Over 25 years later, when she learned he st...Show More
Water wars

51:00 | Jan 14th, 2017

Next to the air we breathe, it’s the planet’s most precious resource: fresh water. And it’s disappearing. The world’s largest food company describes the lack of water as a looming catastrophe that is expected to play out in the coming decades. In thi...Show More
America’s digital dumping ground

51:00 | Jan 7th, 2017

You got that new computer or phone you wanted for the holidays – but what happens to your old gadgets? They might not end up where you expect. Next time on Reveal, environmentalists follow the global trail of America’s electronic castoffs. Help us ho...Show More
The year in Reveal

51:00 | Dec 31st, 2016

This year on Reveal, we’ve dug into issues that affect people’s lives across the country. We told stories about worker abuse, toxic schools, women’s sports and private prisons. So we decided to round out this season with something different: This hou...Show More
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks (rebroadcast)

51:00 | Dec 24th, 2016

Our holiday gift to you is a story we first brought you back in May. It touches on corrupt politicians and keeping the public in the dark. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with this year’s election. In fact, this story takes us back more than 40 yea...Show More
Turbulent times, turbulent skies

50:58 | Dec 17th, 2016

On this episode of Reveal, we explore the backstory of Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Plus, just in time for the holidays, we take a look at some real travel nightmares and the airlines that cause them.
Secrets of the Watchtower

51:00 | Dec 10th, 2016

For the past two years, Reveal reporter Trey Bundy has been uncovering how the Jehovah’s Witnesses hide sexual abuse in their congregations – in fact, it’s official policy. The religion’s leaders have been going to extreme lengths to keep the details...Show More
If you can’t afford a lawyer

50:38 | Dec 3rd, 2016

If you can’t afford a lawyer, one will be appointed to you – that’s how it’s supposed to work. But in New Orleans, the lawyer in charge of representing poor people accused of crimes is saying no. His office doesn’t have enough money or time to do a g...Show More
A welfare check

51:00 | Nov 26th, 2016

This week, Reveal’s bringing you an episode we first aired this summer. With Republicans in full control of the Federal government, there’s a good chance Welfare Reform will be an issue they may take on. So in anticipation of that, it is worth taking...Show More
Glare of the spotlight (rebroadcast)

50:59 | Nov 19th, 2016

In this hour of Reveal, we’re going to revisit an Oscar-winning movie about The Boston Globe’s investigative team that exposed the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal: “Spotlight.” We’ll take you behind the scenes of that investigation, look at the leg...Show More
The secret Trump voter

51:00 | Nov 12th, 2016

How did everyone miss the Donald Trump supporters who were hiding in plain sight? On Reveal, we’ll learn why they kept a low profile – until Election Day that is – and hear what they have to say now that their candidate is headed for the White House....Show More
A frank conversation with a white nationalist

23:41 | Nov 10th, 2016

This week, Reveal’s been working on a show about – what else – the election. But first you need to hear this: Our host Al Letson spoke with Richard Spencer the day after the election. Like many people, Spencer was both thrilled and surprised that Don...Show More
Host of problems

51:00 | Nov 5th, 2016

Au pair is a French term meaning “on par with,” a relationship of equals. Every year, thousands of young people travel to the United States as au pairs to provide child care for American “host families” while experiencing a new culture. But life as a...Show More
And justice for some

51:00 | Oct 29th, 2016

Unless you’ve been caught up in the justice system, most Americans’ understanding of courts comes from what you see on TV.   In popular dramas like “Law & Order,” everyone gets a lawyer, the crime is solved in a neat and timely way, and – of course –...Show More
How to (really) steal an election

51:00 | Oct 22nd, 2016

With the presidential race in the homestretch, it seems like we hear talk about rigged elections and threats of cyberattacks just about every week. So, how safe are our votes? Is it possible to steal an American election? Reveal looks at the technolo...Show More
[Update] Billion-dollar scam

29:58 | Oct 15th, 2016

This week, we’re revisiting California’s workers’ compensation program that covers 15 million workers across the state. Reporter Christina Jewett discovered serious fraud in the system after reviewing thousands of documents. They showed that in the p...Show More
America’s Ring of Fire

51:00 | Oct 8th, 2016

Wildfires are getting bigger, more expensive to fight and closer than ever to where people live. The consequences can be deadly. The next episode of Reveal examines how wildfires got so dangerous – and how some areas are fighting back.
Voting rights – and wrongs

50:59 | Oct 1st, 2016

This presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court gutted historic voter rights protections. Reveal examines the impact of state laws that rushed in to fill the void. Are they fighting fraud or changing election outcomes?
Russia’s new scapegoats

51:10 | Sep 24th, 2016

A Russian journalist is murdered in St. Petersburg – not for what he’s reported, but for being gay. Reveal exposes what it’s really like to be gay in Russia and neighboring countries today, where hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community appears on...Show More
No choice: Failing America’s veterans

51:00 | Sep 17th, 2016

Two years ago, the system that provides American veterans with health care was rocked by scandal when whistleblowers told the world that vets were dying while the Phoenix VA concealed them on a secret waiting list. Reveal revisits the Phoenix scandal...Show More
Against their will

51:05 | Sep 10th, 2016

Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal takes us into hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex. Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the po...Show More
[Update] The man inside: Four months as a prison guard

51:01 | Sep 3rd, 2016

This week, Reveal revisits an hour with Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer inside a private prison on lockdown. We take an unfiltered look at America’s private corrections industry and follow up on some big news.
[Update] Sick on the inside: Behind bars in immigrant-only prisons

51:00 | Aug 27th, 2016

Recently we got some big news: The Department of Justice will end its use of private prisons. This means that about a dozen prisons – that house about 22,000 people convicted of federal crimes – will be shut down. It’s the biggest announcement in the...Show More
[Update] Cat Fight

51:00 | Aug 20th, 2016

Find out what’s happened since we first took a look at two cats whose fates diverged. One, an invasive predator, is encouraged to thrive and hunt; the other, a native wildcat, is being hunted and trapped. We revisit these cat stories on the next Reve...Show More
Dropped and dismissed: Child sex abuse lost in the system

51:00 | Aug 13th, 2016

Reporter Tennessee Watson was sexually abused by her gymnastics coach when she was a kid. Over 25 years later, when she learned he still was coaching children, she called the police. Her inside account of the arduous process of seeking justice in her...Show More
From A to Zika

51:00 | Aug 6th, 2016

The Zika virus already has spread swiftly across the island territory of Puerto Rico. And now, Miami is reporting its first cases in people infected by local mosquitoes. This week, Reveal takes us to the front lines of the battle against the disease.
[Update] Mighty Ike

51:00 | Jul 30th, 2016

As the country enters the peak of storm season this summer, we want to return to an issue we first talked about earlier this year. What would happen if a major hurricane hit Texas? The state is home to the Houston Ship Channel, one of the world’s bus...Show More
[Update] Farm to fork: Uncovering hazards in our food systems

51:00 | Jul 23rd, 2016

This week, Reveal revisits an hour of stories dedicated to food. We take a look at the complicated networks of labor, trade and regulation that carry meat, produce and other products to our tables.
A welfare check

51:00 | Jul 16th, 2016

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton vowed to end welfare as we know it. And he did. Today, only a quarter of welfare dollars actually goes toward basic assistance – housing, transportation or essential household items. On this hour of Reveal, we...Show More
[Update] Eyes on Cops

17:38 | Jul 15th, 2016

The scenes of violence caught on video recently have been a painful reminder of the strained relations between the public and the police in our country. This friction is not new. What is new is the technology: cameras and smart phones that record and...Show More
Bordering on insecurity

51:00 | Jul 9th, 2016

One border official did it for sex. Another blamed depression and financial trouble. Yet another allegedly received cash and a “deluxe” hot tub worth $10,000. The circumstances of their crimes differ, but prosecutors say these defendants have somethi...Show More
Who’s getting rich off your student debt?

51:00 | Jul 2nd, 2016

Just about everyone involved in the student loan industry these days – banks, private investors and even the federal government – makes money off the borrowers. On this episode of Reveal, we explore how this happened and who’s profiting from student ...Show More
The man inside: Four months as a prison guard

52:06 | Jun 25th, 2016

Prisons are almost impossible for reporters to get inside, and few people know what life inside is like for inmates and guards. But one journalist cracked the shell of secrecy by getting a job as a prison guard. He witnessed cost-cutting measures and...Show More
After Orlando

51:00 | Jun 20th, 2016

This week’s attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was the largest mass shooting in American history. Reveal goes to Orlando to hear from survivors and learn how the FBI investigates potential terrorists. We explore how security companies screen ...Show More
Poison lurking in schools

51:00 | Jun 13th, 2016

Across the country, tens of thousands of public schools could be contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls – a compound more commonly known as PCBs, which were used mainly in the caulking of windows. On this hour of Reveal, we take a closer l...Show More
Lawless Lands

51:04 | Jun 6th, 2016

On the next Reveal, we’re taking you to lawless lands. From Africa and the Middle East to places in Oregon and Texas, we explore what happens in the absence of government and find out who or what comes in to fill the void. Sometimes, it’s a strongman...Show More
[Update] Alleged cult leader plays shell game with US foreign aid

51:00 | May 30th, 2016

Reveal went to the African nation of Malawi to find out why the U.S. government has continued to give grants to a charitable organization that it knew was linked to an international fugitive. Find out what’s happened since we first reported on the st...Show More
The Pentagon Papers: Secrets, lies and leaks

50:47 | May 23rd, 2016

On this episode of Reveal, we look back at the Pentagon Papers – how they became public and why they’re so important. But this isn’t just a history lesson. You can draw a straight line from what happened in the ’70s to today’s debate about government...Show More
[Update] A mountain of misconduct

51:00 | May 16th, 2016

Find out what’s happened since we first told you about 40 years of alleged abuse and neglect of people with disabilities at specialty rehab centers across the U.S. We teamed up with New Hampshire Public Radio health and science reporter Jack Rodolico...Show More
Women’s sports: A man’s game

50:59 | May 9th, 2016

In this hour of Reveal, we’re looking into Title IX, the historic law meant to bridge the gender gap in schools. We mostly see this rule play out in school sports teams, but behind the athleticism and fanfare, there’s a story of failure. Reveal repor...Show More
The price of admission

51:00 | May 2nd, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to make a decision that could affect college admissions across the country. And Texas’ Top 10 Percent Rule plays a starring role. On this episode of Reveal, reporter Neena Satija, of our partner The Texas Tribune, tell...Show More
Guns and America’s murder board

51:01 | Apr 25th, 2016

On this hour of Reveal, we take a look at the toll of gun violence in the country, who’s documenting the carnage and how lives can be saved.
[Update] Decoding discrimination in America’s temp industry

51:00 | Apr 18th, 2016

Earlier this year, Reveal reporter Will Evans told us about the discrimination certain temp workers face. In case you missed it: A blatant system of racial discrimination pervades the temporary jobs sector – which is one of the nation’s fastest-growi...Show More
Kids crossing borders – alone

51:00 | Apr 11th, 2016

In a collaboration with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism in the United Kingdom and KQED in California, this episode of Reveal tells the stories of children crossing borders alone. You’ll hear about the wars they’re fleeing, where they’re trying...Show More
Billion-dollar scam

49:36 | Apr 4th, 2016

California’s workers’ compensation program covers 15 million workers across the state. If you get hurt on the job – fall off a ladder, for instance – it’s the system you turn to. Most employers are required to carry workers’ comp insurance, which hel...Show More
New day dawning on the night shift

51:00 | Mar 28th, 2016

Every day, invisible armies of men and women head to work, where they’re assigned to do something that helps make our lives a little bit easier. Some of these workers clean our buildings, some assemble our smartphones, and some cook our favorite chea...Show More
Alleged cult leader plays shell game with US foreign aid

51:00 | Mar 21st, 2016

You know those Planet Aid clothing donation boxes you see on the side of the road? Those clothes and over $100 million in U.S. grant money are supposed to help people in southern Africa. But when Reveal went to Malawi to find out what actually happen...Show More
When Mad Men meet dark money

51:00 | Mar 14th, 2016

Money in U.S. politics was once a straightforward thing, but we’re now in the era of dark money. The dollars changing hands run well into the billions, and corporations and hedge fund moguls spend freely behind a veil of secrecy. Enter Mad Men: This ...Show More
Mighty Ike

51:02 | Mar 7th, 2016

Texas is home to the Houston Ship Channel, one of the world’s busiest maritime waterways. Also in Houston, and along the Ship Channel, are refineries and chemical plants that make up the nation’s largest refining and petrochemical complex. It’s a maj...Show More
The religious freedom loophole

51:00 | Feb 29th, 2016

America was built on the idea of protecting religious liberty. But what happens when religious groups take advantage of these special freedoms to make money, skirt rules or hurt children? This hour of Reveal explores the tricky territory of religious...Show More
Glare of the spotlight

51:00 | Feb 22nd, 2016

Oscar season is upon us, and one of the best picture nominees is a film that hits pretty close to home for us at Reveal: “Spotlight.” In case you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a movie about The Boston Globe’s investigative team that exposed the Catholic ...Show More
Another look at the perilous price of American energy

53:43 | Feb 15th, 2016

On this hour of Reveal, we take another look at three of our major investigations that explored energy production in the United States, and we’ll bring you up to date on what’s happened since they originally aired. From Washington to North Dakota and...Show More
Sick on the inside: Behind bars in immigrant-only prisons

54:22 | Feb 8th, 2016

Anyone who serves time for a federal crime will end up in what prison experts say is the best-run system in the country: the Federal Bureau of Prisons. But if you’re not a U.S. citizen, you could end up in one of 11 facilities that don’t have to foll...Show More
Pumped on Trump

52:05 | Feb 1st, 2016

We’ve heard a lot from Republican candidate Donald Trump since he announced his bid for the presidency. With his celebrity lifestyle and made-for-reality-TV personality, some people didn’t take Trump’s campaign seriously – but his polling numbers are...Show More
Do not drink: The water crisis in Flint, Michigan

53:41 | Jan 25th, 2016

The economically depressed city of Flint, Michigan, is making headlines across the country because there’s something in its water that shouldn’t be there. You may have heard about the problems in Flint: about how the tap water can be brownish, stinky...Show More
Cat Fight

50:59 | Jan 18th, 2016

We live in a country of cat lovers. About 80 million cats live in our homes today, but what about the other 80 million living outside of the house? In this episode of Reveal, we take a look at two cats whose fates diverged – one, an invasive predator...Show More
Decoding discrimination in America’s temp industry

52:34 | Jan 11th, 2016

Business is booming for staffing agencies across the country – the temporary jobs sector is one of our fastest-growing industries in terms of employment. But there’s another side to the temp world: a blatant system of racial discrimination that evoke...Show More
When working conditions are ripe for change

17:33 | Dec 22nd, 2015

About one-third of the fresh tomatoes sold in the U.S. come from Florida. Mainly migrant workers from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean hand-pick the tomatoes in or near the town of Immokalee, just north of the Everglades. For decades, Florid...Show More
From the battlefields to the strawberry fields

13:14 | Dec 15th, 2015

Strawberries used to be a delicacy. The fruit is fragile, prone to disease and requires a very particular climate to grow. But these days, you can buy strawberries almost anywhere at any time – including in Barrow, Alaska, a polar community with an a...Show More
The fowl business of salmonella

20:30 | Dec 8th, 2015

In the U.S., even chicken that has passed all federal food safety requirements still can make people sick. This proved true in 2013 after a massive salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms sickened hundreds of people in 29 states. But even with ref...Show More
The Wright family’s all right (Lakeview Extra)

09:01 | Dec 1st, 2015

Part 4 of 4: Our Lakeview series ends with one family that sent their son to the facility as a last resort. Jim and Ginger Wright pulled their son Derek from the facility last winter. We sit down with the Wrights to find out how their son is doing no...Show More
A special message from our sound designer and engineer

01:37 | Nov 26th, 2015

Lead sound designer and engineer Jim Briggs makes Reveal sound as good as it does. He steps out from behind the editing equipment to tell you why you should support our Kickstarter by December 10 (hint: you can get a uniquely designed reward just fro...Show More
Meet the Brennicks

19:11 | Nov 24th, 2015

Part 3 of 4: Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center originally was part of a national chain of brain injury rehab centers called New Medico, owned by Charles Brennick of Boston. Nursing-home abuse investigator Sue Bessette teamed up with former New Medi...Show More
Support our Kickstarter to bring you more ‘Reveal’ episodes

01:44 | Nov 21st, 2015

We’re launching a Kickstarter to help us bring you more investigative reporting, with our show going weekly starting in January.  Check it out at http://ow.ly/UTJva
Inappropriate love triangle blossoms at rehab

16:29 | Nov 17th, 2015

Part 2 of 4: We travel back to the late 1990s with the story of another Lakeview patient, Amy Mueller, then a teenager, and her romantic relationship with at least one staff member. Mueller’s family later sued the facility for billing for services th...Show More