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Behind the Scenes of Your Mani-Pedi

Sarah Maslin Nir of The New York Times talks about her investigation into oppressive conditions for nail salon workers.

Reporting on the NSA Before It Was Cool

Podcast: Patrick Radden Keefe of The New Yorker talks about his pre-Snowden muckraking and the art of weaving new nuggets and in-depth reporting for a can’t-miss narrative.

MuckReads Podcast: The Challenge of Covering Characters Who Won’t Talk

On ProPublica's latest podcast, author Masha Gessen talks about covering the Boston Marathon bombers, Vladimir Putin, and the challenges of telling a story without access to the main characters.

MuckReads Podcast: Liz Sly on Reporting From the Middle East

The roots of ISIS, the challenge of social media-era journalism, and observations from “the front lines of post-9/11 foreign policy.”

MuckReads Podcast: When Diet Drugs Harm Instead of Help

Charles Ornstein talks to reporter John Fauber about how the FDA approved five weight-loss drugs, despite the potential for serious side effects.

MuckReads Podcast: James Risen on the ‘National Security Bubble’

The acclaimed investigative reporter says journalists need to question Americans’ assumptions about how much privacy they should give up.

Podcast: The Failures Behind a Retracted Campus Rape Story

Sheila Coronel, a co-author of the investigation of Rolling Stone’s UVA story, talks about the question of punishment and lessons learned.

Podcast: Reporting the How and Why After a Disaster

Joaquin Sapien on investigating the failure of a group home for children, from drug use, fights and suicide attempts to allegations of rape.

Podcast: Reporters Debate: To Feed the Twitter Trolls, or Not?

Jesse Eisinger, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Lois Beckett and Charles Ornstein tackle the ups and downs of the obligatory public persona.

MuckReads Podcast: Gawker’s John Cook on Why He’s No ‘Journalist’

An investigations editor says reporting doesn’t need labels – or grandiose packaging – to be interesting and informative.

MuckReads Podcast: Tom Robbins on His ‘Perry Mason Moment’

In part two of our conversation, tales from a long investigative journalism career, including a decision to break confidentiality.

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