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This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

Most recent piece in this series:

568: Human Spectacle, 4/19/2024

From This American Life | Part of the This American Life series | :00

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Snap Judgment Weekly (Series)

Produced by Snap Judgment

Most recent piece in this series:

1516: The Trials of Lt. McFadden, 4/11/2024

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

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A young woman in Columbus always saw police officers as protectors. But when she became an officer herself she soon found out she was the one in need of protection. Snap Judgment presents, “The Trials of Lt. McFadden.” A story about a courageous whistleblower who risks losing it all.

903: Locked Up: The Prison Labor That Built Business Empires, 1/21/2023

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 59:00

Companies across the South profited off the forced labor of people in prison after the Civil War – a racist system known as convict leasing.

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After the Civil War, a new form of slavery took hold in the US and lasted more than 60 years. Associated Press reporters Margie Mason and Robin McDowell investigate the chilling history of how Southern states imprisoned mainly Black men, often for minor crimes, and then leased them out to private companies – for years, even decades, at a time. The team talks with the descendant of a man imprisoned in the Lone Rock stockade in Tennessee nearly 140 years ago, where people as young as 12 worked under inhumane conditions in coal mines and inferno-like ovens used to produce iron. This system of forced prison labor enriched the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad company – at the cost of prisoners’ lives. 


At the state park that sits on the former site of the Lone Rock stockade, relics from the hellish prison are buried beneath the soil. Archeologist Camille Westmont has found thousands of artifacts, such as utensils and the plates prisoners ate off. She has also created a database listing the names of those sent to Lone Rock. A team of volunteers are helping her, including a woman reckoning with her own ancestor’s involvement in this corrupt system and the wealth her family benefited from.   


The United States Steel Corporation helped build bridges, railroads and towering skyscrapers across America. But the company also relied on forced prison labor. After US Steel took over Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad in 1907, the industrial giant used prison labor for at least five more years. During that time, more than 100 men died while working in their massive coal mining operation in Alabama. U.S. Steel has misrepresented this dark chapter of its history. And it has never apologized for its use of forced labor or the lives lost. The reporters push the company to answer questions about its past and engage with communities near the former mines. 


This is an update of an episode that originally aired September 2022.

Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

Most recent piece in this series:

2416: Toxic Labor, 4/19/2024

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Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio (Series)

Produced by Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

808: Spearfishing for Dinner: Grilled Fish, Pine Needle Mussels and Pickled Fish Eyes , 4/11/2024

From Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio | Part of the Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio series | 54:00

Msl_radio_logo_cobrand_prx_small Valentine Thomas goes spearfishing—though she calls it ocean hunting. She dives in without a tank—up to 170 feet deep—and holds her breath for minutes at a time. Today, she tells us about her best and scariest deep-sea adventures and her favorite ways to eat fish. Plus, Roger Horowitz explains how Oreos became kosher; Alex Aïnouz reveals three tips that will change the way you make ramen; and we cook up Pasta with Spicy Tomato and Pancetta Sauce.

1823: Second Chances, 1/24/2023

From The Moth | Part of the The Moth Radio Hour series | 53:59

In this hour, we present four stories of getting another shot. Tales of tenacity, unexpected fortune, and redemption in moments both great and small. Hosted by The Moth's Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

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Joshua Blau loses his wallet on the FDR drive.

Navrioska Mateo puts her dream job in peril.

Faith Salie has a fashion crisis on a momentous day.

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attempts to reconnect with his family after 34 years.