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Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep.


This Is Not A Joke
Nov 7 • 38 min
When a student starts down the path towards racist extremism, there’s no set plan for how a school should respond. But teachers and fellow students are often the first to spot the warning signs. So what can they do?
The Terrorist
Oct 30 • 36 min
Frazier Glenn Miller spent years spreading racist, violent rhetoric, training Ku Klux Klan-affiliated paramilitary groups, and gathering arms to launch a “race war.” But time and again, he escaped serious consequences. Many say that’s because the…
End Of Summer Update
Sep 5 • 31 min
As the summer winds down, we’re taking a look at the latest developments in two of our recent series. What’s the story behind #MoscowMitch? And why have Kentucky coal miners been camped out on a set of train tracks for more than a month?
Judges 2: ‘Worse Than Willie Horton’
Aug 1 • 32 min
There are more than 30,000 state judges in America. And the vast, vast majority of them are not shielded from politics: They have to fight for their seats in elections. Sometimes very contentious elections, funded by millions of dollars in dark money. Is…
Judges 1: ‘A Downward Death Spiral’
Jul 25 • 30 min
The U.S. Supreme Court does not have an army to enforce its rulings, the way the President does. It doesn’t control budgets, the way Congress does. So what happens when the process to nominate and confirm judges becomes so politicized that people start to…
Mitch Part 5: ‘9 And 0’
Jun 27 • 16 min
Mitch McConnell knows that he is not popular. But, he says, the only judgment that really matters is on election day. And of the people who have challenged him, he says, “so far, there have been nine losers.”
Mitch Part 4: ‘Not A Happy Choice’
Jun 20 • 32 min
Mitch McConnell says he never expected Donald Trump to become president. And during the campaign, he was openly critical of Trump’s rhetoric. So how are these two very different men working together now? And how are they changing the country?
Mitch Part 3: ‘Darth Vader Has Arrived’
Jun 13 • 26 min
Mitch McConnell continues his rivalry with John McCain, and dramatically changes the role of money in American politics.
Mitch Part 2: ‘Money Money Money’
Jun 6 • 34 min
A lot of us don’t pay much attention to money in politics. But Mitch McConnell does. And unlike most politicians, he speaks bluntly in favor of more political spending, not less. That stance led to a long battle with one Senator, who fought McConnell…
Mitch Part 1: ‘Win This Thing’
May 30 • 35 min
Mitch McConnell has been described as “opaque,” “drab,” and even “dull.” He is one of the least popular - and most polarizing - politicians in the country. So how did he win eight consecutive elections? And what does it tell us about how he operates?
Coming Soon: Mitch
May 23 • 1 min
Coming soon from NPR’s Embedded: How did Mitch McConnell become one of the most powerful people in the world? And how did he change America in the process? Episodes available beginning May 30, 2019.
How It Ends: The Search
Apr 18 • 24 min
In 2015, Bashir Shikder returned from an overseas trip to an empty house. His wife had taken his two young children to live in the Islamic State. For the past four years he’s done everything he can to try to get them back. And now that ISIS has lost all…
How It Ends: Judgment
Apr 11 • 25 min
What does a country do with tens of thousands of people, who might have collaborated with ISIS? What counts as justice? And what’s just revenge?
How It Ends: The Brother
Apr 5 • 32 min
What would you do if your brother wound up far away, having made a terrible mistake? What would you do if it involved ISIS? How far would you go? On today’s show, we find out.
Coming Next Week: How It Ends
Mar 28 • 2 min
Now that ISIS has lost its territory, what happens to all the people from around the world who ran off to join it? Their governments don’t want them. But their families do. We follow them as they try to get their loved ones out.
After The Storm
Feb 21 • 26 min
The deadliest part of Hurricane Maria was not the storm, but its aftermath. The story behind one family’s struggle to keep their son alive, and the danger that remains.
The Hearing
Nov 1, 2018 • 34 min
This is a story about who is allowed to vote… and who is not. In Florida, the ultimate swing state, 1.5 million people cannot vote, because they have a past felony on their record. And there is one way to try and get that right back: Ask the governor…
Trump Stories: The Apprentice
Aug 17, 2018 • 37 min
Omarosa Manigault Newman has a new book. What about those tapes? We re-visit an episode from our “Trump Stories” season.
The Waiver
Jul 4, 2018 • 35 min
President Trump’s travel ban has been upheld by the Supreme Court. People from the seven banned countries can still come to the U.S. if they get a special “waiver.” So far, few people have gotten them. We follow one Yemeni family as they try to get a…
The Red Line
Jun 27, 2018 • 37 min
From 2011-2013, Kelly covered the war in Syria, where people would ask, “Why won’t the U.S. intervene?” Then came a chemical attack, ordered by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, that killed more than 1,000 people, and the U.S. almost intervened, but…
Police Videos: North Miami
Jun 21, 2018 • 38 min
Police shoot the wrong guy. A collaboration with WNYC Studios and their series Aftereffect.
The Apology Broker
Jun 14, 2018 • 41 min
This week, an episode from NPR’s Rough Translation podcast.
Coal Stories 5
Jun 1, 2018 • 23 min
It’s been a year and a half. Gary, Kyle, and Brad move on.
Coal Stories 4
May 24, 2018 • 28 min
We meet someone new. Derek.
Coal Stories 3
May 17, 2018 • 23 min
It’s not all about Trump. Kyle makes progress. Gary has decisions to make. Brad makes a change.
Coal Stories 2
May 10, 2018 • 24 min
After the election. The price of a certain kind of coal goes up. People’s lives start changing. Some think it’s because of Trump.
Coal Stories 1
May 3, 2018 • 24 min
The “war on coal.” Getting Appalachia wrong. Which side are you on? What it’s like to live a decline.
Coming Soon: Coal Stories
Apr 30, 2018 • 1 min
Starts May 3.
Trump Stories: Scott Pruitt
Apr 26, 2018 • 59 min
As Donald Trump’s EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt is popular with conservatives for his aggressive rollback of Obama-era environmental regulations. He has also been strongly criticized for alleged ethics violations. But there’s another side of Pruitt…
Trump Stories: Obstruction
Feb 15, 2018 • 60 min
Embedded tells the story of another part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation—the question of whether President Trump may have obstructed justice by attempting to thwart the Russia investigation. It’s a crime that could have been committed…
Trump Stories: Collusion
Feb 8, 2018 • 66 min
Embedded tells the story of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. What contacts did people in Trump campaign have with Russia? What financial and business ties has President Trump had with Russia…
Coming Soon: Trump Stories - Russia
Feb 6, 2018 • 2 min
NPR’s Embedded tells the story of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller of President Donald Trump.
Trump Stories: Trump SoHo
Nov 4, 2017 • 43 min
As a businessman, President Trump was known for his towering buildings. Today we tell the story of one of those skyscrapers and what it says about how and with whom Trump does business. Follow Kelly McEvers on Twitter @kellymcevers, Alina Selyukh…
Trump Stories: Kushner
Oct 26, 2017 • 42 min
Jared Kushner has taken on a lot of responsibilities in the Trump White House, from tackling the opioid crisis to negotiating Middle East peace. But like many members of the administration, he has no previous government experience. In this episode, we…
Trump Stories: Bannon
Oct 19, 2017 • 43 min
Now that Steve Bannon has left the Trump Administration, he says he is waging #war against the Republican establishment in the name of populist nationalism. But before he got involved in politics, Bannon spent decades in Hollywood, and his time there can…
Trump Stories: The Golf Course
Oct 12, 2017 • 43 min
When Donald Trump came to Rancho Palos Verdes in Southern California in 2002, he was greeted as a “white knight.” Trump was buying a golf club that had gone into bankruptcy when the 18th hole had literally fallen into the ocean. But what followed was a…
Trump Stories: The Apprentice
Oct 11, 2017 • 37 min
13 years ago, one TV show changed how the world saw Donald Trump. Today, the story of how it became a hit, why it may have helped his eventual election and how the people involved feel about it now. Follow Kelly McEvers @kellymcevers and producers…
Coming In October: Embedded On President Trump
Sep 7, 2017 • 1 min
NPR’s Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. And in a new series of episodes, host Kelly McEvers tells the inside stories of what Donald Trump and members of his administration were doing before they got into politics - from a new kind of…
Police Videos: Cincinnati
Mar 23, 2017 • 28 min
On April 16, 2015, police officer Jesse Kidder encountered a murder suspect named Michael Wilcox in a suburb outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. What happened next was caught on video and surprised a lot of people, including police. And the incident tells us a…
Police Videos: Flagstaff
Mar 16, 2017 • 40 min
On Dec. 28, 2014, Robert “Bobby” Smith shot police officer Tyler Stewart and himself in Flagstaff, Arizona. The video of that shooting has since taken on a life of its own. Police use it to talk about the dangers they face every day. Other people see it…
Police Videos: Charlotte
Mar 9, 2017 • 43 min
On Sept. 14, 2013, Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed by a police officer named Randall “Wes” Kerrick in Charlotte, North Carolina. Like a lot of recent police shootings, much of what we know about what happened comes from a video. But the way you see…
Coming Soon: Embedded On Police Videos
Feb 23, 2017 • 3 min
So often, it seems like there’s a new video of a deadly police encounter in the news. But those videos only tell us part of the story. Embedded is back March 9, and we’ll have three episodes that each tell the story of a different video. We’ll find out…
An Update + Embedded Live
Oct 13, 2016 • 1 min
Kelly’s here for a quick assurance: Yes we are working on more episodes at this very moment, and we’ll tell you more as soon as we can. But in the meantime, check us out LIVE on stage in Anaheim, CA on Saturday October 29th at the Now Hear This Podcast…
The School
Jun 11, 2016 • 40 min
It’s happening all across the country, for complicated reasons: Schools are closing. And this is disproportionately affecting poor, black students. Shereen Marisol Meraji and Chris Benderev go to Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania to ask kids, parents, and…
The Arctic
Jun 2, 2016 • 26 min
Reporter Rebecca Hersher spent three months in Greenland trying to understand why that country has the highest suicide rate in the world. And then, the story came to her. Follow Kelly McEvers on Twitter @KellyMcEvers and Rebecca Hersher @rhersher. Email…
The Hospital
May 26, 2016 • 30 min
Medicins Sans Frontieres is also known as MSF, or Doctors Without Borders. They are the first ones to arrive when there’s a war, an earthquake, an outbreak, or a famine. And increasingly, they are coming under attack. We spend a week inside one MSF…
The League
May 19, 2016 • 40 min
When you play basketball in the NBA’s minor league – it’s called the D-League — the stands aren’t full, the schedule is grueling, and the pay can be as low as $13,000 a year. Compare that to the NBA, where the profile is high and the salary is way higher.…
Update
May 12, 2016 • 1 min
A dispatch from Embedded HQ. Follow Kelly on Twitter @KellyMcEvers. Email us at [email protected]
We Found Joy
May 5, 2016
We go back to Austin, Indiana to see how Joy, the nurse from our first episode, is dealing with her addiction to a painkiller called Opana. Follow Kelly McEvers on Twitter @KellyMcEvers. Email us at [email protected]
The Immigrant
Apr 28, 2016 • 39 min
On its face, the immigration system can look a lot like the criminal justice system: prisons, courts, judges, prosecutors. But the rules are different and the details are often hard to access. Today we go inside an immigration courtroom to follow the…
The Police
Apr 21, 2016 • 27 min
On Skid Row in Los Angeles, where thousands of poor, homeless people live — many of them black — questions of how police should use force and interact with people come up all the time. We embed with both the police and the locals after the police shot and…
The Capital
Apr 14, 2016 • 33 min
El Salvador is the murder capital of the world, by many estimates. It has the highest homicide rate anywhere outside of war zones. The reason? Violent street gangs, exported from the U.S. We spend 24 hours in the capital city, San Salvador, when the gangs…
The Bikers
Apr 7, 2016 • 35 min
A shootout last year in Waco, Texas between rival biker groups the Cossacks and the Bandidos ended with nine people dead, 20 injured, and a lot of questions. Hear bikers give eyewitness accounts of the shootout and their predictions for what’s next in…
The House
Mar 31, 2016 • 34 min
Meet the people inside a house at the center of an HIV outbreak in Indiana. Find Kelly McEvers on Twitter @kellymcevers. Email us at [email protected]
Introducing Embedded
Mar 9, 2016 • 3 min
Here’s a preview of what’s coming up on Embedded, a new show from NPR hosted by Kelly McEvers. Each episode we’ll pick a story from the news that might seem far away, and take you deep into the place where it’s happening. Subscribe now.