20 episodes

Engaging stories, important issues, new perspectives. All Told is about people -- about the struggles and triumphs of those living inside some of the biggest issues facing our country, about those whose stories rarely get told, and about what it means to be human in today's world. In 2020, All Told shared a special series of firsthand stories from Americans living through the coronavirus pandemic.

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    • 3.7 • 339 Ratings

Engaging stories, important issues, new perspectives. All Told is about people -- about the struggles and triumphs of those living inside some of the biggest issues facing our country, about those whose stories rarely get told, and about what it means to be human in today's world. In 2020, All Told shared a special series of firsthand stories from Americans living through the coronavirus pandemic.

    Behind the story: ‘The test of their lives’

    Behind the story: ‘The test of their lives’

    Washington Post education reporter Laura Meckler takes listeners behind the reporting for her story “The test of their lives,” in which she spent months watching a public-school teacher and his students confront the challenges of life without a classroom.

    • 30 min
    'There's no end in sight to this'

    'There's no end in sight to this'

    The world is looking to Timothy Sheahan for hope. He’s a virologist at UNC-Chapel Hill leading the effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine—and fast. He shared recordings of a week in his life, from May 28 to June 3, for this series finale.

    • 22 min
    ‘We just had one of our many talks about being a black boy in America’

    ‘We just had one of our many talks about being a black boy in America’

    Amid Washington protests, Dr. Yetunde Patrick reopened her dentist office — juggling COVID-19 concerns and staff shortages while watching her city burn and teaching her son about his blackness. She shared recordings with The Post from May 28 to June 3.

    • 24 min
    ‘Midland is trending on Twitter, and Donald Trump is tweeting about us’

    ‘Midland is trending on Twitter, and Donald Trump is tweeting about us’

    A massive dam failure in Midland, Mich., left an entire community literally underwater during the coronavirus pandemic. Jacob May, a high school senior who saw the devastation ravage his hometown, shared recordings with The Post from April 25 to May 23.

    • 31 min
    ‘I'll be getting my degree in the mail, but that has me feeling hollow’

    ‘I'll be getting my degree in the mail, but that has me feeling hollow’

    With her college graduation canceled, Rachel Leach had to process the significance of her achievement in solitude — revisiting memories of her journey out of poverty. She shared recordings with The Post from May 9 to 18.

    • 17 min
    'We grew up in agriculture--we've had a lot of experience of going without'

    'We grew up in agriculture--we've had a lot of experience of going without'

    As the meat industry struggles in the pandemic, consumers are seeing lower supplies and higher prices for beef. But the strain has also hit independent ranchers such as Terry Swanson of Colorado. He shared recordings with The Post from April 28 to May 7.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
339 Ratings

339 Ratings

Klig ,

Would have done 5 but....

I love this podcast but with so few episodes I gave it a four. I WANT MORE!!!!

JSF4096 ,

All told is lousy

Listened as part of Martine’s show.
Terrible - a poorly developed tale with no point and poorly related.
AVOID!

gugguggg ,

Is this performance art?

Mumbling, walking around, wheezing and complaining, washing dishes...

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