Decode DC

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Andrea Seabrook's values as a journalist and commitment to honesty lead her to leave NPR and start a new show: DecodeDC. It is her attempt to stop re-playing soundbites of those political attacks, and start talking about what's wrong with Washington -- and what are the solutions.

Decode DC is about deciphering Washington's language and procedure so you can focus on what matters.  

DecodeDC already has tens of thousands of listeners and subscribers. The first episode, The House of (mis)Representatives hit #1 among news and politics podcasts on iTunes; the second episode, Mind Control made the top of iTunes' "New & Noteworthy" podcasts.


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21 Pieces

After over a decade covering Congress for NPR, Andrea Seabrook has started a new show: DecodeDC. This is her attempt to stop re-playing soundbites of political attacks, and start talking about what's wrong with Washington -- and what are the solutions.


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Which is worse: breaking the law to leak classified secrets? Or keeping quiet about what could be a violation of Americans' constitutional rights?...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2013
  • Length: 26:56
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The government shutdown may be over, but has anything really changed? Andrea talks to Patti Daniels of Vermont Public Radio about the problems that...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 17:30
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Budget battles. Sequestration. And now, shut down. The political mess in Washington has consequences far from Capitol Hill. Andrea talks to a Chief...

Bought by WXDU

  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 19:11
  • Purchases: 1
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When the news becomes obsessed with a new story every week, do you ever wonder what's being pushed OUT of the headlines? Andrea Seabrook talks to a...

Bought by KUOW

  • Added: Sep 21, 2013
  • Length: 46:06
  • Purchases: 1
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War-drums and peace-cries can drown out more considered implications of US intervention in Syria. We talk about the haunting ghosts of recent wars,...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2013
  • Length: 26:48
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Andrea talks to tech CEO and former Presidential Innovation Fellow Clay Johnson about the Paperwork Reduction Act, OIRA, and unintended consequences.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2013
  • Length: 16:33
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In an excerpt from DecodeDC's first live episode, Andrea interviews reporter Todd Zwillich on the pressures of covering Congress and doing it well.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2013
  • Length: 24:54
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Andrea talks more intimately with longtime Congressman and current statesman, Lee Hamilton, about the biggest problem he sees in today's politics: ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2013
  • Length: 22:13
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Andrea Seabrook introduces America's best pUNdit -- a man you'll rarely hear from on the daily news, but who knows more than almost anyone about wh...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2013
  • Length: 14:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Rich Tafel was deeply involved in one of the most sweeping changes of recent decades -- the social acceptance of Gay Americans. What's more, he's a...

Bought by WXDU, KUOW, and Louisville Public Media

  • Added: Jun 07, 2013
  • Length: 21:27
  • Purchases: 3