24 episodes

Obscured tells stories that unfold largely out of the public eye. Journalists Emily Previti and Stephanie Marudas cover critical issues that don’t get much attention in the media, reveal how these issues are complex and overshadowed and aim to cultivate understanding and explore potential solutions.

Obscured is produced by Kouvenda Media and mixed by Brad Linder.

The podcast features:

• Original limited series that dive deep into an obscured issue
• Conversational interview episodes with policy professionals, researchers
and journalists
• Revisiting past reporting and finding out what has happened since
• Community-focused panel discussions

Obscured's first season features a range of issues including the right to intellectual freedom in prison, harm reduction, compensation for people who were wrongfully convicted and a limited series about the stories of law enforcement trauma survivors. Through deep-dive reporting and conversational interview episodes, listeners will hear insights from law enforcement, trauma survivors, formerly incarcerated individuals, healthcare providers, attorneys, policy professionals, advocates, journalists and researchers about the path forward and navigating obstacles along the way.

Obscured's limited series, From Words to Weapons, drops October 18th.

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Obscured Kouvenda Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Obscured tells stories that unfold largely out of the public eye. Journalists Emily Previti and Stephanie Marudas cover critical issues that don’t get much attention in the media, reveal how these issues are complex and overshadowed and aim to cultivate understanding and explore potential solutions.

Obscured is produced by Kouvenda Media and mixed by Brad Linder.

The podcast features:

• Original limited series that dive deep into an obscured issue
• Conversational interview episodes with policy professionals, researchers
and journalists
• Revisiting past reporting and finding out what has happened since
• Community-focused panel discussions

Obscured's first season features a range of issues including the right to intellectual freedom in prison, harm reduction, compensation for people who were wrongfully convicted and a limited series about the stories of law enforcement trauma survivors. Through deep-dive reporting and conversational interview episodes, listeners will hear insights from law enforcement, trauma survivors, formerly incarcerated individuals, healthcare providers, attorneys, policy professionals, advocates, journalists and researchers about the path forward and navigating obstacles along the way.

Obscured's limited series, From Words to Weapons, drops October 18th.

Sign up for Obscured's newsletter:
https://confirmsubscription.com/h/y/0B878C0FCD3461DB

Learn more about how you can become a supporter of Obscured:
https://www.kouvendamedia.com/support/

    Woke AF Daily Interview About Obscured

    Woke AF Daily Interview About Obscured

    We’re excited to share Woke AF Daily on our feed with Danielle Moodie powered by DCP Entertainment. The podcast explores the current political climate while waking people up to their power. 

    As part of our From Words to Weapons series rollout, we were guests on Woke AF Daily. 

    Special thanks to Woke AF Daily for having us on the show to talk about From Words to Weapons, our reporting and why policy matters. 

    This episode of Obscured features our conversation with Danielle.  

    Be sure to check out Woke AF Daily wherever you get your podcasts:
    https://pod.link/1499863303
     

    • 25 min
    FWTW Ep 14: Series Wrap-up

    FWTW Ep 14: Series Wrap-up

    From Words to Weapons Episode 14 is the final episode in the series.  

    It features a wrap-up conversation between Emily Previti and Stephanie Marudas.  

    They discuss the series and reporting developments since the start of the series.  

    Our deepest thanks to everyone who’s been listening! And if you have a moment, we'd greatly appreciate you sharing Obscured with others who might be interested and/or by leaving a review on a podcast platform to help the show grow.  

    Thank You!   

    • 10 min
    Archival Ecologies: In the Burn Zone

    Archival Ecologies: In the Burn Zone

    We’re excited to share Archival Ecologies with you!  

    It’s an original audio series created and hosted by Jayme Collins, who’s a postdoctoral scholar at Princeton University’s High Meadows Environmental Institute. Archival Ecologies is produced by Blue Lab — an environmental media and storytelling group at Princeton led by Professor Allison Carruth. 

    Kouvenda Media partnered with Blue Lab on multiple projects, including working with Jayme and her team on Archival Ecologies.  

    Archival Ecologies investigates how fires, floods, mold blooms and other ecological events are affecting cultural collections and the artifacts and memories they preserve. As climate change leads to more extreme weather events, the interactions between archives and the environments where they reside are becoming increasingly frequent and fraught. 

    During the 2021 summer heatwave in the Pacific Northwest, the historic town of Lytton, BC and nearby First Nations reserves suffered a catastrophic wildfire that took local archives, museums and cultural collections with it. In this first season, the podcast tells the stories of those collections and the communities who have stewarded them.  

    Through the voices of those cultural stewards and knowledge keepers and the objects that have been lost (or salvaged), Archival Ecologies explores the interwoven histories and geographies of the region and the larger intersections between climate change, cultural preservation and recovery. 

    Listen to Archival Ecologies and other @bluelab.princeton productions at bluelab.princeton.edu and wherever you listen to podcasts.  

    Links of interest: 

    https://bluelab.allisoncarruth.com/projects/stories/archival-ecologies/ 

     

    • 38 min
    FWTW Ep 13: Supporting Survivors of Violence

    FWTW Ep 13: Supporting Survivors of Violence

    From Words to Weapons Episode 13 features a panel discussion about supporting survivors of violence.  

    The conversation focuses on how policy takes shape to support survivors of violence, how the definition of crime versus violence can affect whether someone qualifies for support, and the impact of the Victims of Crime Act or VOCA. The discussion also touches on various challenges including funding cuts and how violence often goes underreported as well as policy solutions. 

    The panel discussion was hosted by the Women of Fels at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government and presented in partnership with the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia, Morgan State University's Department of Nursing and Obscured.  

    The moderator for the discussion is Natasha Danielá de Lima McGlynn, executive director of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia. The panelists are Adara Combs, who is the Victim Advocate in Philadelphia and a former prosecutor in the district attorney’s office; Jahlee Hatchett, who is chair of the Citizens Police Oversight Commission or CPOC in Philadelphia, where he was previously a prosecutor and currently an attorney specializing in employment, civil rights and municipal liability cases; and Maija Anderson, who is Chair of the Department of Nursing at Morgan State University and also works as a forensic nurse and sexual assault nurse examiner. 

    Our FWTW series focused on Maija Anderson’s work in Episode 7 and her efforts to develop a protocol for caring for survivors of law enforcement trauma. Episode 5 in the series also focused on accountability and the Citizens Police Oversight Commission or CPOC, which Jahlee Hatchett chairs.   

    Our special thanks to Natasha Danielá de Lima McGlynn, Nicole Mahia, Adara Combs, Jahlee Hatchett, Maija Anderson, Colleen Bonner, the Women of Fels and the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government for making this panel discussion possible. And to the Independence Public Media Foundation.  

    Links of interest: 

    https://www.fels.upenn.edu/ 

    https://avpphila.org/ 

    https://www.phila.gov/departments/office-of-the-victim-advocate/ 

    https://www.phila.gov/departments/citizens-police-oversight-commission/ 

    https://www.morgan.edu/schp/nursing 

    Have Nurses Turned a Blind Eye? (Anderson, Maija and Bailey, Mary; American Journal of Nursing) 

    Developing a Model of Forensic Care To Victims of Police Violence (Anderson, Maija and Callari-Robinson, Jacqueline; NNVAWI Conference) 

     

     

    • 57 min
    On Being Biracial: Privileges & Pressures

    On Being Biracial: Privileges & Pressures

    We’re excited to share On Being Biracial with you! 

    On Being Biracial is about biracial experiences and identities in the United States and features more than thirty guests.  

    The show is co-hosted by Daralyse Lyons and Malcolm Burnley, who are biracial journalists based in Philadelphia. Obscured’s Emily Previti worked with Daralyse and Malcolm on this podcast. 

    On Being Biracial is available where you get your podcasts or at onbeingbiracial.com  

     

     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    FWTW Ep 12: Compensation and Care for the Exonerated

    FWTW Ep 12: Compensation and Care for the Exonerated

    From Words to Weapons Episode 12 features a panel discussion about compensation and care for people who’ve been wrongfully convicted.  

    Our series covered this topic in the third episode about Chester Hollman III and the politics of wrongful conviction. If you haven’t heard it, we recommend listening to that episode as well. 

    Obscured partnered with the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice and Witness to Innocence to hold the panel with support from the Independence Public Media Foundation. 

    The panelists are Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton; Chester Hollman III, an exoneree who spent nearly three decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit; and Herman Lindsey, who was wrongfully convicted and exonerated and now is executive director of Witness to Innocence.  

    Marissa Bluestine, who’s an assistant director at the Quattrone Center, moderated the conversation and the center’s executive director John Holloway introduced the panel. 

    Links of interest: 

    https://penncareylaw.cventevents.com/event/0e6dbc47-9ecc-4b09-9331-9e5da0e790b5/summary 

      

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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