The Consumer Reports Podcast is a series of news and investigative audio programs from the independent, nonprofit member organization Consumer Reports. Each episode will dive deep into important issues facing consumers, who CR works side by side with for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. Together we are creating a fairer, safer, and healthier world.
The Great Moldy Washer Mystery
CR investigates why some front-loaders become a breeding ground for mold and whether the appliance industry can find a solution.
A Deep Dive Into the World of CBD
The popularity of CBD, or cannabidiol, has skyrocketed as people hope it'll solve a wide variety of ailments. But whether it actually will remains uncertain. Consumer Reports' Lisa Gill and Elliot Weiler discuss the compound's potential benefits, and potential problems, too.
Noise Detectives: How Testers and Engineers Explore and Design Sounds of Everyday Products
Squeaks, hums, rattles, beeps, chirps, chimes, whines, thumps, bangs—all sorts of noises come from the devices and machines in our homes, and they are more than merely annoying. Hear how Consumer Reports testers work to find the quietest products for you, and how one engineer works with companies to fine tune product noises.
Road Trip Stories: How Long-Distance Drives Create Lasting Memories
The great road trip is a seminal part of American life, whether it's with your family or people you just met. Hear three people tell their stories, along with expert advice from Consumer Reports that'll make your road trip even better.
A Hazard In Plain Sight
The CR Podcast “A Hazard In Plain Sight” looks at the devastating issue of unstable furniture and its life-threatening danger to small children. CR releases its latest test results proving safer dressers are possible now. But is the furniture industry willing to adapt?
Consumer Reports investigates the issue of “Exploding Sunroofs” in which sunroofs on cars of all makes and models explode with little or no warning, putting the driver at great risk.
In this narrative audio documentary, a first from CR, hear from drivers whose sunroofs exploded as they drove along familiar roads in pristine conditions. Learn how they dealt with the shock and how their dealers and manufacturers dealt with them.
For the purpose of the podcast CR went into its testing lab and blew up a sunroof to provide listeners with the most realistic sense of what it sounds like when a sunroof explodes some 6 inches from your head.
Consumer Reports also provides insight about what is being done to address this issue and valuable information in the unlikely circumstance that this happens to you.