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‘Dark Money’ Debate: Two Views on Whether the Term is Fair Game

Podcast: ProPublica reporter Robert Faturechi talks with former FEC chairman Brad Smith and Larry Noble of the Campaign Legal Center for their takes on whether journalists should use the term "dark money."

How Yelp is Evolving in the Era of Big Data

Podcast: ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein talks with Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman about our new partnership around health data.

‘Half Bemused, Half Really Afraid’: What It’s Like Reporting on the High Seas

Podcast: New York Times reporter Ian Urbina talks about his latest series, “The Outlaw Ocean.”

The Disturbing Ways America Keeps Up With Its Demand for Meat

MuckReads Podcast: Cezary Podkul and author Sonia Faruqi profile how meat goes from farm to table with little regulation or concern for animal welfare.

Why We’re Investigating the Impact of Agent Orange

Podcast: Some 2.6 million Vietnam veterans are thought to have been exposed to Agent Orange, but for many, the fight for health benefits continues.

We Go Behind the Scenes on Surgeon Scorecard

Podcast: The ProPublicans behind Surgeon Scorecard talk about melding data and traditional reporting.

A Soldier on the Mob Beat

Podcast: Jerry Capeci, Gang Land columnist and longtime reporter for the New York Daily News, on how he began exclusively covering the mob.

Reporting on Risky Bond Deals

Podcast: Jason Grotto and Heather Gillers of the Chicago Tribune talk about a painful reckoning for the city after decades of papering over budget shortfalls with big debts.

Headline Writing With an NYT Guru

Podcast: Kyle Massey on what catches readers’ attention, and why the “paper of record” never would have written, “Headless Body in Topless Bar.”

The Times’s Eric Lipton on DC’s Ecosystem of Influence

Podcast: A two-time Pulitzer winner talks about a new world of pay-to-play, where lobbying has spread to unregulated surrogates.

Meet the Reporter Behind That Bogus Chocolate Study

Podcast: John Bohannon joins Charles Ornstein to talk bad science, credulous reporters, and the ethics of his brand of journalism.

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