For this week's MuckReads podcast, ProPublica managing editor Stephen Engelberg spoke with the Boston Globe's Michael Kranish and Beth Healy about their series of stories probing presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the financial firm he co-founded, Bain Capital.

Kranish, the deputy chief of the Globe's Washington bureau, and Healy, a financial reporter, have written several reports about Romney and Bain, most recently focusing on Romney's severance package negotiations. They discuss Michael Milken's involvement with Bain, what their reporting means for voters as the election draws near, and profile several deals Bain Capital made over the past 15 years, including household names Domino's and Staples.

You can read all of Kranish and Healy's reporting at and in their book, The Real Romney. You can also subscribe to all of ProPublica's podcasts on iTunes.