50 episodes

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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    • News & Politics
    • 4.7, 9.1K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9.1K Ratings

9.1K Ratings

Brigid Moynahan ,

Embeded is Always Ahead of the News

When Embedded started its latest series on Mitch McConnell it helped us remember and learn more about how this one man has been destroying our democracy for years as our eyes were turned elsewhere. Now suddenly his name is coming up in commentary constantly. Thank you Embedded for radically altering the conversation by getting us to focus on this evil influence by turning our heads to see him hiding in plain sight. What do we do about it now that we are “woke?”
Kelly McEvers knowing your experience covering Syria I am grateful you’ve brought your focus on humanity and justice home to our own teetering democracy in the US. I’m grateful and proud of you.

Fake News Believer ,

From Meaningful Stories of America to Political Investigations.

When I first began listening to Embedded, it offered a deep dive into important topics in America that were not hearing. The first season was remarkable it featured charter schools, the opioid epidemic. Moving pieces of the struggle the country faces.

But then: Kelly and the NPR team decided to switch to something that is covered by the media, every day. It started slow by following Coal workers that supported Trump, to the investigation into his business dealings.

The reporting began to degrade, as assumptions were made to paint the appropriate picture. Then I began listening to the Mitch McConnell series and they made his campaign tactics seem cruel and unusual. To point the finger at his tactics is the pot calling the kettle black.

Ultimately, the show should return to its roots, small stories that we don’t hear about. Rather than boring us with stories that are covered everyday.

Nkay666 ,

I would’ve given 5 stars....

Until the Trump McConnell episodes started.
Most episodes are really great and interesting. Great hosts and voices and professional productions.
Please stop with the endless trump McConnell stories🤮I’m not a supporter but I’m just not interested in hearing more than 1-3 stories.

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