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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.

Inside an HIV Epidemic

Podcast: ProPublica's Charles Ornstein talks with WTHR's Bob Segall about southeast Indiana's recent HIV outbreak, the largest in state history, and how much it will cost taxpayers.

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.

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