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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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English

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202-334-9768


Episodes

Will there be another stimulus bill?

7/6/2020
Congress has adjourned for a two-week recess without addressing the alarming rise in coronavirus infections or the ongoing economic crisis. Erica Werner explains what might come next. Aaron Blake reports on how some Republicans lawmakers are moving toward mandating masks, even as Trump continues to question how dangerous the coronavirus really is. And Ben Guarino on the new elevator etiquette amid a pandemic. Read more: Congress departs for two-week recess without addressing coronavirus...

Duration:00:27:01

“The Cursed Platoon,” Part 2

7/3/2020
This is the second episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe started talking to his platoon, and the story that unraveled was about what happens when your reality is questioned by the president and Fox News. Read more: The soldiers of 1st Platoon tell their story. If you’re a veteran, The Post wants to hear your response to this story...

Duration:00:24:36

“The Cursed Platoon,” Part 1

7/2/2020
This is the first episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe started talking to his platoon, and the story that unraveled was about what happens when your reality is questioned by the president and Fox News. Read more: The soldiers of 1st Platoon tell their story. If you’re a veteran, The Post wants to hear your response to this story...

Duration:00:31:48

Why would Russia pay the Taliban to kill U.S. troops?

7/1/2020
Ellen Nakashima explains the story behind Russia-backed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. Sarah Kaplan explains the practical effects of a coronavirus mutation. And, Damian Paletta on the future of the fireworks industry. Read more: Intelligence assessments find that Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in the deaths of U.S. troops. This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why. Trump’s tariffs could fizzle...

Duration:00:27:54

The child-care problem

6/30/2020
How the lack of child care during the pandemic is hurting families and businesses, from Heather Long. Why women are more affected by this economic downturn, from Samantha Schmidt. And what it’s like to join Alcoholics Anonymous over Zoom, from Sarah Pulliam Bailey. Read more: The pandemic upended child care. It could be devastating for women. The pandemic’s effect on the economy is not like the “mancession” of 2007. Alcoholics Anonymous adjusts and adapts during the pandemic. Subscribe...

Duration:00:22:11

A reprieve for abortion rights

6/29/2020
Robert Barnes and Caroline Kitchener on a Supreme Court decision that upholds abortion rights. Lenny Bernstein on surging coronavirus infections in the United States. And, Mississippi votes to remove the Confederate symbol from its state flag. Read more: The Supreme Court strikes down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law that would have closed clinics. The Supreme Court just delivered a major victory for abortion rights. Providers say it’s hard to celebrate. Coronavirus deaths lag behind...

Duration:00:29:18

Policing the black imagination

6/26/2020
Today on Post Reports, Chris Richards on how rapper Drakeo the Ruler dropped an urgent and timely album from jail. And Fredrick Kunkle on the history of germs, and how the discovery of pathogens changed the way we live. Read more: The most urgent rap album of 2020? Drakeo the Ruler just recorded it from jail. The discovery of pathogens changed the way we function. Will covid-19 do the same? Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer

Duration:00:29:23

Tamir Rice’s mother on the trauma of loss

6/25/2020
In 2014, Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with a toy gun. He was 12 years old. Video editor Taylor Turner speaks with his mother, Samaria Rice, on the trauma she still carries. And, Samantha Schmidt on why the decrease in reports of child abuse isn’t cause for celebration. Read more: WATCH: On Tamir Rice’s 18th birthday, his mother addresses PTSD and police brutality. With kids stuck at home, emergency doctors report more severe cases of child...

Duration:00:20:22

The economics of Trump’s visa restrictions

6/24/2020
On today’s Post Reports, Nick Miroff explains President Trump’s restrictions on foreign visas and why they are a long-awaited victory for immigration hardliners. Joseph Marks reports on how we can learn from recent primaries ahead of the general election in November. And sports columnist Jerry Brewer explains the deepening NASCAR drama. Read more: Trump’s new restrictions on foreign workers, explained. Reports of mail-in ballots and difficulty voting spell trouble for November. What we...

Duration:00:30:37

Times are changing. The president's message is not.

6/23/2020
Today on Post Reports, Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker on how a week of defeat for President Trump could play out. Jerry Brewer explains how NASCAR has become front and center in discussions about systemic racism. Read more: President Trump rallies in red states to a sea of empty blue seats. NASCAR doubles down in support for Bubba Wallace, the only black driver in the major circuit, after a noose was found in his garage after the league bans Confederate flags at its events. Subscribe to...

Duration:00:27:34

How to develop a vaccine — quickly and ethically

6/22/2020
Carolyn Johnson reports on the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus and how it could pit countries against one another. Ben Guarino on why bioethicists are thinking hard about coronavirus vaccine testing. And Maura Judkis on why so many people are convinced that they had covid-19 already. Read more: The biggest challenge for a coronavirus vaccine could be getting countries to share. Volunteers are signing up to put their lives on the line for a coronavirus vaccine. Many...

Duration:00:30:14

Why Americans don’t learn about Tulsa, or Juneteenth

6/19/2020
Michele Norris on what happened in Tulsa — and why Americans don’t learn this history in school. Nicole Ellis on the history of Juneteenth. And Taylor Turner talks about her personal connection to the holiday. Read more: Opinion: The diabolical irony of Trump in Tulsa. Trump rally in Tulsa, site of a race massacre, on Juneteenth was “almost blasphemous,” historian says. What Juneteenth tells us about the value of black life in America. Subscribe to The Washington Post:...

Duration:00:28:38

What’s next for the ‘dreamers’?

6/18/2020
Robert Barnes reports on the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA. We hear from dreamers about what’s next and why their fight isn’t over. And Marc Fisher on the elderly people becoming radio DJs to connect with one another. Read more: Supreme Court rules against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA, a win for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Coronavirus isolated them in their rooms. Now, old-age home residents...

Duration:00:26:16

The NFL after George Floyd

6/17/2020
Jerry Brewer on the NFL’s moment of reckoning over Black Lives Matter. Amber Phillips on the policing bill unveiled by the Senate GOP. And, Sarah Kaplan on the most famous skyscraper in New York going green. Read more: At the lowest moment of my life, I rediscovered sports’ greatest gift: Hope. Senate GOP unveils policing bill that would discourage, but not ban, tactics such as chokeholds and no-knock warrants. New York’s most famous skyscraper shrank its planet-warming emissions by 40...

Duration:00:30:38

How BLM is challenging Big Tech

6/16/2020
Geoffrey Fowler describes the questions Black Lives Matter is raising for Big Tech. Ben Golliver considers the future of professional sports. And Marisa Iati, on how one data scientist is pushing back against faulty coronavirus stats in Florida. Read more: Black Lives Matter could change facial recognition forever – if Big Tech doesn’t stand in the way. The NBA has a plan for the playoffs. But players and fans have questions. Florida fired its coronavirus data scientist. Now she’s...

Duration:00:29:47

SCOTUS rules in favor of LGBTQ workers

6/15/2020
Robert Barnes walks through the Supreme Court decision that protects gay and transgender people in the workplace. Karla Adam explains why minority and immigrant doctors are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus burden in Britain. And Eugene Scott describes how it feels to be a Black journalist right now. Read more: The Supreme Court has said that gay and transgender workers are protected by federal law, forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex. Minority doctors are among the worst hit...

Duration:00:25:29

Why Hollywood loves cop stories

6/12/2020
Alyssa Rosenberg on 100 years of police in pop culture and why we need to rethink cop stories on TV. And, fashion critic Robin Givhan on the symbolism of clothing on Capitol Hill this week. Read more: Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now. Dragnets, Dirty Harry and dying hard: 100 years of the police in pop culture. Congress’s kente-cloth spectacle was a mess of contradictions. George Floyd’s brother came to Washington to speak. But his power was in the silences. Subscribe to...

Duration:00:34:21

What it means to ‘defund the police’

6/11/2020
Katie Mettler and Georgetown’s Christy Lopez delve into the movement to “defund the police.” Michael Kranish looks into Joe Biden’s complicated history on criminal justice. And Lenny Bernstein reports on a new hope for patients whose lungs have suffered from covid-19. Read more: Defund the police? Here’s what that really means. Joe Biden let police groups write his crime bill. Now, his agenda has changed. Surgeons perform the first known lung transplant for a coronavirus patient in the...

Duration:00:33:11

Why a vaccine won’t be a silver bullet

6/10/2020
Joel Achenbach tracks the rising coronavirus caseloads in some parts of the country. William Wan explains how the virus could become the next measles or chickenpox. And Ben Guarino talks us through a time-tested method for disease containment. Read more: As the economy reopens, coronavirus transmission remains high in much of the U.S. Coronavirus may never go away — even with a vaccine. Reopening the country safely means deploying “disease detectives” — contact tracers — as soon as...

Duration:00:27:13

A funeral, and a call to justice

6/9/2020
George Floyd is laid to rest in Texas. We hear from some of the people who knew him. President Trump and federal law enforcement vs. Washington, D.C. And how a black police officer responded to protests.

Duration:00:25:52