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

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    • 4.8 • 608 Ratings

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

    Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 2

    Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 2

    A lot of us don't pay much attention to money in politics. But Mitch McConnell does. And unlike most politicians, he speaks bluntly in favor of more political spending, not less. That stance led to a long battle with one Senator, who fought McConnell harder than just about anyone else.

    • 28 min
    Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 1

    Essential Mitch: The Money, Part 1

    Mitch McConnell has no problem with money in politics. In fact, his view is the more the better. This week, Embedded digs into Mitch McConnell's long and singularly focused effort to keep the money pipeline open and flowing into American politics.

    • 33 min
    Essential Mitch: The Early Years

    Essential Mitch: The Early Years

    What is it about Mitch? How did a politician famous for his lack of charisma become one of the most powerful men in Washington? This week, we continue our deep dive into the world of Mitch McConnell, looking back on his early years as an up-and-coming politician.

    • 37 min
    Essential Mitch: The Relationship

    Essential Mitch: The Relationship

    It looks very likely President-elect Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be "Washington's new power couple." What do their non-relationship in the Senate, their negotiations during the Obama administration, and their warm speeches over the years tell us about how they will or won't work together under a Biden presidency?

    • 23 min
    Not On the Same Team

    Not On the Same Team

    A new NPR podcast delves into a world where the NRA is viewed as too soft on guns and where a new network of more extreme pro-gun groups is on the rise. We hear a preview of NPR's "No Compromise" podcast.

    • 26 min
    Covering Covid: Life After Lockdown

    Covering Covid: Life After Lockdown

    For weeks and weeks, when millions of Americans were still under lockdown, there were pretty clear rules about what to do. Now that things are opening up, many people are having to decide for themselves what's safe and what risks they're willing to take.

    • 20 min

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608 Ratings

608 Ratings

tom rad ,

dogged & vital

this really is one of the most piercing reporting enterprises in the usa

Sussex Geezer ,

Re-runs, really?

Usually one of my must-listen podcasts, however, posting re-runs when there is such a wealth of engaging new podcast material available is a mistake. I want my news and current affairs listening to be just that - news and current.

dgmvc ,

Great! Particularly for political investigations.

Amazing show. The research and production value is one of the best. Not particularly interested in some of the shows but anything on American Politics is so good.

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