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Welcome to Parcast Presents, your new home for special mini-series running across the Parcast Network! This is where you'll find holiday specials, retrospectives on pivotal historical moments, deep-dives into cultural phenomena, and other can't-miss episodes curated from over 40 Parcast shows! Listen for free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

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    • 4.4 • 755 Ratings

Welcome to Parcast Presents, your new home for special mini-series running across the Parcast Network! This is where you'll find holiday specials, retrospectives on pivotal historical moments, deep-dives into cultural phenomena, and other can't-miss episodes curated from over 40 Parcast shows! Listen for free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    Whistleblowers Pt. 5

    Whistleblowers Pt. 5

    In 2013, NSA systems administrator Edward Snowden handed over thousands of classified documents to journalists. The subsequent revelations of government mass surveillance re-defined whistleblowing in the 21st century and sparked an international conversation about privacy.

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    • 53 min
    Whistleblowers Pt. 4

    Whistleblowers Pt. 4

    Ambiguity and risk are par for the course with whistleblowing. The space between people’s rights to government transparency and the government’s need to keep certain secrets can seem nebulous. But whatever a potential whistleblower decides, one thing is clear: whistleblowing stories are most often tragedies. 

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    • 48 min
    Whistleblowers Pt. 3

    Whistleblowers Pt. 3

    The WikiLeaks releases in 2010 came almost entirely from a single source: Chelsea Manning. While deployed in Iraq, the struggling U.S. Army private was also fighting a private war with her identity. When she was given access to classified information, Manning finally found an opportunity to assert her true beliefs to the world.

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    • 48 min
    Whistleblowers Pt. 2

    Whistleblowers Pt. 2

    Hacker and transparency activist Julian Assange founded the website WikiLeaks in early 2006. In 2010, he garnered worldwide attention for several massive information drops that exposed some of the darkest aspects of U.S. foreign relations — and set himself up as one of the most compelling figures of contemporary whistleblowing.

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    • 44 min
    Whistleblowers Pt. 1

    Whistleblowers Pt. 1

    The modern origins of whistleblowing reach all the way back to a surprising source: Benjamin Franklin. The act has developed significantly into the 20th century — and so have the legal consequences.

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    • 44 min
    OKC Bombing Retrospective Pt. 4

    OKC Bombing Retrospective Pt. 4

    Investigating the blast and compiling evidence was a huge undertaking. And in the 25 years since the Oklahoma City bombing, McVeigh was turned into something of a folk hero, with his rhetoric inspiring copycats and seeping into mainstream politics.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
755 Ratings

755 Ratings

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camdenbee ,

I really wanted to like this, but alas

I was enjoying the first few episodes I heard, until I got to the episode where Chelsea Manning was deadnamed. There was no reason to do this - the narrator could simply have explained that she is trans for the sake of the backstory, and clarified that her former name would not be used. Not only was she deadnamed at the beginning of the story, but after stating her current name would be used, again her deadname was used. A bit more research into current journalism practices could have easily prevented this.

ElleHelle ,

Barmaid? Really?

Parcast is consistent and you know what you’re getting. Love that truly. With. That. Said! Unsubbed from all Parcast today bc honestly BARMAID? Let’s ask everyone if they’re on their period with that language. Honestly. As a career barTENDER, that speech threw me for a loop. Horrified.

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