9 episodes

The largest oil spill in American history captivated the public's attention for the entire summer of 2010. Authorities told a story of a herculean response effort that made shorelines safe and avoided a worst case scenario. Was that really the whole picture?

From Western Sound and APM Studios, Ripple is a new series investigating the stories we were told were over.

In Season One, we travel hundreds of miles across the Gulf Coast to learn the ongoing effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - which are still impacting many coastal residents more than a decade later.

Ripple American Public Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 279 Ratings

The largest oil spill in American history captivated the public's attention for the entire summer of 2010. Authorities told a story of a herculean response effort that made shorelines safe and avoided a worst case scenario. Was that really the whole picture?

From Western Sound and APM Studios, Ripple is a new series investigating the stories we were told were over.

In Season One, we travel hundreds of miles across the Gulf Coast to learn the ongoing effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - which are still impacting many coastal residents more than a decade later.

    1. Company Canal

    1. Company Canal

    Do you remember the BP oil spill?

    • 55 min
    2. VOO

    2. VOO

    A struggle ensues on the gulf coast over who gets to decide when the oil spill is over.

    • 49 min
    3. Crude

    3. Crude

    The impacts of the oil spill linger for those who were hired to clean up the Gulf.

    • 48 min
    4. Three Days in May

    4. Three Days in May

    In May, 2010, concerns about the safety of the clean-up operation culminate in a little-known incident.

    • 46 min
    5. Binds

    5. Binds

    As research studying the clean-up efforts ramps up, concerning data emerges.

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    • 46 min
    6. Attrition

    6. Attrition

    A never-before-heard first hand account sheds new light on the clean-up of the BP oil spill.

    We want to hear what you think about Ripple! Please help us out by filling out a short audience survey:  ripplepodcast.org/survey

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
279 Ratings

279 Ratings

crystalsue7 ,

Amazing investigative podcast!

This is one of my favorite podcasts, I’m a sucker for anything investigative. While the subject material is very different, it has a similar vibe to Your Own Backyard. If you liked YOB, you’ll probably like this. I hope there’s a second season!

Troy Acheman ,

Southeast Louisiana Native

I’m from St Charles Parish and have lived in New Orleans for most of my life and this podcast shined a light on aspects of the spill that were not known to me despite living in the center of it all. Great reporting.

lisawat58 ,

Tragic, heartfelt and powerful

My heart broke when the Deepwater Horizon explosion happened back in 2010, and broke all over again when I started listening to “Ripple”.
The entire series was so well researched, and informative; not to mention beautifully written and highly emotional. All of the participants in this podcast were articulate and informed.
Thank you for such a great listening experience.

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