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How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

    Presenting Embedded: Capital Gazette

    Presenting Embedded: Capital Gazette

    We see the families crying on TV. We hear how the survivors escaped. We see victims honored at candlelight vigils after the latest mass shooting at a school, office, concert or church. But we eventually stop paying attention. We, the ones who are safe, move on. What if we didn't? What could we learn if we stayed awhile? We bring you Episode 1 of a new series from NPR's Embedded podcast, which follows the survivors of the 2018 shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

    • 37 min
    NPR's 'No Compromise'

    NPR's 'No Compromise'

    An investigation of an influential family of pro-gun activists who think the NRA is too soft on guns. They're demanding an end to all gun regulations and permitting. And guns are just the beginning of the story. Today we bring you episode 3 of the new NPR podcast "No Compromise" by Guns & America reporters Lisa Hagen and Chris Haxel.

    • 45 min
    Epilogue: No Pretty Bows

    Epilogue: No Pretty Bows

    In the end, Larry Nassar's survivors were believed. But is that enough?

    • 18 min
    Finale: The Reckoning

    Finale: The Reckoning

    The world watches as more than 200 women and girls confront Larry Nassar at his sentencing hearings. "Little girls don't stay little forever," says one survivor. "They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world."

    • 35 min
    'What Have You Done?'

    'What Have You Done?'

    Even some of Larry Nassar's victims found it hard to believe they themselves were abused. This is the story of a patient who supported him for years, despite the allegations. Hear what it took for her to finally accept the truth.

    • 36 min
    The Parents

    The Parents

    Many parents were in the room when Larry Nassar abused their daughters. They had no idea it was happening. That's because Larry didn't just manipulate his victims, he manipulated their parents, too.

    • 26 min

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I love how you’ve chosen “believed” as the central theme to explore such a touch subject. It’s so subtle but such a big concern that women have to just be believed when they’ve suffered abuse. The topic has been handled with sensitivity and in such a balanced way. I learnt so much. Thank you for your work

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