The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast

The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast
Sharyl Attkisson is a nonpartisan investigative journalist, five-time Emmy Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. She is author of two New York Times best sellers: “The Smear” and “Stonewalled.” She is host of the Sunday morning national TV news program “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson,” which feeds to 43 million U.S. TV households on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW and Telemundo affiliates. It focuses on fearless, original, factual investigative and accountability reporting. Also subscribe to “Full Measure After Hours” podcast! Visit “Do your own research. Make up your own mind. Think for yourself.”

The folly of media demands to “disavow” and “condemn”
Oct 16 • 27 min
An insightful look at the record when it comes to media demand for President Trump to disavow and condemn racism.
Do Trump and others become Supermen (and women) after coronavirus in terms of immunity?
Oct 9 • 23 min
We dive deep into the latest science on how long people may be immune after they fight off coronavirus.
Wiped phones and other conveniently erased documentation over the years
Oct 2 • 36 min
We examine the trend of curiously, conveniently, suspiciously, missing federal documents.
Are Covid-19 and U.S. funds linked to Chinese lab? Fact vs. Fiction
Sep 28 • 32 min
I sort through a confusing array of contradictory reporting to see what the public record really shows, so far, about links between Covid-19 and Wuhan, China lab (Fact or Fiction?); and whether U.S. funding fueled the Chinese lab. Subscribe to my two…
What the news media should have done after its 2016 mistakes…but didn’t
Sep 18 • 23 min
A short list of the reforms our industry should have made to gain back public confidence moving into the 2020 elections. Subscribe to my two podcasts: “The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast” and “Full Measure After Hours.” Leave a review, subscribe and share with…
Media missteps and absence of good journalism
Sep 11 • 32 min
Why responsible journalism, something the public wants most, is so hard to find in the chaotic campaign news environment.
Presidential polls: hard to believe
Sep 4 • 23 min
We take a trip down short term memory lane to compare some of the latest polling to the embarrassing trends from 2016.
Journalism and the Jacob Blake & Kyle Rittenhouse shootings
Aug 28 • 30 min
We examine the early reporting on the recent tragedy and violence in Wisconsin under a journalistic microscope. This is a class participation exercise. You’re the class. Subscribe to my two podcasts: “The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast” and “Full Measure After…
The sordid, recent history of fake news
Aug 21 • 36 min
A look at fake news before it was called “fake news,” and media efforts to propagandize the term.
Misreporting on Trump’s Latest Executive Action, and Media Mistakes in the Era of Trump #36-60
Aug 14 • 30 min
The misreporting on Trump’s payroll tax holiday reached a crescendo, and becomes another in the growing list of Media Mistakes in the Era of Trump.
When fact checks are far from fair… or factual
Aug 7 • 38 min
My investigation found “fact check” efforts often rely on activists and advocates with common partisan ties and deep ideological roots.
What’s behind the continued media campaign against hydroxychloroquine?
Jul 31 • 27 min
Media Matters is joining big tech and others leading a panicked, fact-challenged campaign against hydroxychloroquine.
Big Tech Censorship & Media Mistakes #1-18
Jul 24 • 34 min
How Google is censoring pages and information in ways you wouldn’t imagine, and Media Mistakes in the Era of Trump: #1-18
The Smear Industrial Complex
Jul 17 • 30 min
A deep dive into the shady forces that influence our thoughts and votes as we prepare for the next presidential election.
Societal Clash: Factors that led to where we are today
Jul 3 • 12 min
Today’s societal clashes were foreseeable: Just look at the trends in recent years from anti-police sentiment to laws and rules that some people don’t have to follow, but others do.
Trump, Biden and the problem with today’s polls
Jun 26 • 18 min
Are we traveling down the same well-worn path when it comes to reporting on polls? And when it come to some infamous 2016 predictions: where are they now?
How narratives have warped journalism as we once knew it
Jun 19 • 17 min
How journalism has been warped by efforts to control the narrative.
Internet secrets: control and manipulation of information
Jun 12 • 32 min
Organized efforts to clamp down on the free flow of info online are increasing.
Why the George Floyd case may not be open and shut
Jun 5 • 29 min
We examine the issues likely to be brought up by prosecution and defense if the case against the police in George Floyd’s death goes to trial.
Coronavirus: “Mother Nature’s Last Warning”
May 29 • 27 min
Coronavirus could be “Mother Nature’s last warning.”
Hydroxychloroquine: Politicizing Medicine
May 15 • 29 min
Separating fact from spin when it comes to hydroxychloroquine’s representation in the media.
How information manipulation could be destroying our health
May 8 • 29 min
When the media purposefully controversializes issues, life-saving facts become harder to find.
How astroturfing tactics are eroding journalism
May 1 • 26 min
From fake personas to media literacy movements, censorship is on the rise.
Covid-19 information manipulation and: What’s convalescent plasma therapy?
Apr 24 • 24 min
Miami Mayor Frances Suarez becomes Florida’s first coronavirus plasma donor.
The anatomy of fake Facebook fact check
Apr 17 • 23 min
I dig into the prevailing media narratives about coronavirus, including “fact checks,” that have themselves been proven false.
Antibodies: How many people already have coronavirus?
Apr 10 • 16 min
Stanford Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is conducting one of the first scientific antibody studies to learn how many Americans already had coronavirus but never knew it, and might be immune…because some of the numbers out there are deeply flawed.
The NYT just corrected its false article about me. What the incident says about today’s media environment.
Apr 3 • 30 min
The NYT just corrected its false article about me; what it says about today’s media environment.
How the NYT got my coronavirus reporting wrong
Mar 27 • 25 min
Media bias around the pandemic is impacting how Americans understand the dangers of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Better math, better treatment or more testing?
Mar 20 • 26 min
A scientific analysis finds the coronavirus fatality rate in China to be less than 1/3 of earlier estimates, providing some answers and raising additional questions.
Coronavirus: Fact vs. Panic
Mar 13 • 23 min
Everything you need to know, from real death rates to masks to the virus itself.
Why you still can’t believe the political polls in 2020
Mar 6 • 27 min
After the Big Miss in 2016, there’s no reason to think the reporting on 2020 polls has improved much.
Hillary’s Bosnia sniper fire “misspeak” still haunts her
Feb 28 • 27 min
Why, after 12 years since then-president hopeful Hillary Clinton falsely claimed that she once dodged sniper fire in Bosnia, does this incident go down as one of the most memorable campaign trail misrepresentations.
EP 033 | Coronavirus: Who is controlling the information?
Feb 17 • 35 min
Is the government giving us the full picture on Conornavirus and other health epidemics?
EP 032 | Fixing FISA: Why it’s so hard
Feb 10 • 33 min
A former National Security Agency “secret squirrel” explains how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is supposed to protect the privacy of American citizens.
EP 031 | The Trump Impeachment Bump
Feb 5 • 10 min
Like President Clinton— President Trump appears to have gotten a significant impeachment bump.
EP 029 | Six Screaming Red Govt. Surveillance Flags That Got Ignored
Dec 21, 2019 • 13 min
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has given the FBI until Jan. 10, 2020 to come up with fixes to abuses flagged by the Dept. of Justice Inspector General. In light of the revelations about FBI misbehavior in surveilling Trump campaign associates…
EP | 028 Democrats Can Read Minds: That’s How They Know Trump Committed Impeachable Offenses
Dec 17, 2019 • 7 min
When it comes to President Trump’s alleged impeachable offenses, with the factual record lacking, Democrats say they can read minds. Subscribe to my two podcasts: “The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast” and “Full Measure After Hours.” Leave a review … and share…
EP 027 | AG Barr Just Got Chatty & Gave an Info Dump on Criminal Probe of FBI Conduct
Dec 11, 2019 • 17 min
After the release of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s conduct in investigating officials connected to the Trump campaign, Attorney General William Barr went on the record with new information about his own ongoing probe. Visit…
EP 026 | Pre-analysis of The Horowitz Report and 5 Things to Remember When You Hear the News
Dec 8, 2019 • 21 min
I look back at the track record of Inspector General Michael Horowitz to give a pre-analysis of what tomorrow’s report on alleged government surveillance abuse of the Trump campaign might show. I also include a guide of things to remember when you’re…
EP 025 | What the Latest Media Mistakes Tell Us About the State of the Media
Dec 7, 2019 • 14 min
What do the latest media mistakes tell us about the state of the media? Something that’s not very good. Visit for the entire list of Media Mistakes in the Era of Trump. Subscribe to my two podcasts: “Full Measure After Hours” and “The…
EP 024 | Did Ukraine and Democrats Really Collude Against Trump in 2016?
Nov 30, 2019 • 24 min
If you’ve been wishing someone would separate fact from fiction and explain what the allegations are, and what the record shows, when it comes to Ukraine coordinating with Democrats against candidate Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential election — you’ve…
EP 023 | Impeachment Lesson: The Swamp Bites Back
Nov 26, 2019 • 14 min
People can debate what the public testimony against President Trump revealed. But I think it revealed how State Department diplomats unapologetically and brazenly substitute their own opinions and judgements for that of the president’s. Visit…
After Hours EP 011 | Important Stuff You Didn’t Know About Ukraine
Nov 22, 2019 • 30 min
I’ll bet this podcast reveals lots of things you didn’t know about Ukraine. According to combat veteran and combat journalist Nolan Peterson: There’s a shooting war going on today between Ukrainians and Russians. Ukraine doesn’t technically rely on US…
EP 022 | The Curious Timeline on Impeaching Trump
Nov 12, 2019 • 19 min
A simplified timeline reviews the threats and promises to impeach Trump from before he even took office. Subscribe to “The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast” and “Full Measure After Hours” Podcast. Leave good reviews! Share with your friends! Do your own research,…
EP 021 | Media Mistakes and What They Say About the Media Agenda
Oct 29, 2019 • 10 min
It’s all the more important that we, as journalists, maintain strict ethical standards when we *don’t* like or agree with the person we are covering. If we let down our guard and don’t follow proper conduct, the results can be disastrous for our…
EP 020 | The Nonexistent Impeachment Quid Pro Quo
Oct 26, 2019 • 13 min
Democrats, Republicans and the media are misusing the term “quid pro quo” when it comes to the controversy over the Trump impeachment effort. Subscribe to my two podcasts: “The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast” and “Full Measure After Hours.” Visit…
EP 019 | When polls are fake news
Oct 23, 2019 • 8 min
An examination of one recent poll on the Trump impeachment effort reveals a lot more than the headlines indicate. Subscribe to “The Sharyl Attkisson Podcast” and “Full Measure After Hours.” Do your own research. Make up your own mind. Think for yourself.…
After Hours EP 006 | Impeachment and James Rosen Analysis
Oct 11, 2019 • 32 min
For those who want to understand the Democrats’ effort to impeach President Trump, the controversy surrounding the “whistleblower,” and what it all has to do with Ukraine, this podcast is a half hour well spent. Investigative reporter James Rosen joins…
After Hours EP 005 | Puerto Rico: Following the Hurricane Money…And Fraud
Oct 4, 2019 • 16 min
Our “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” investigation dug in to find the real numbers: How much U.S. tax money has Puerto Rico received two years after its double hurricanes? And why are so many Puerto Rican officials, contractors and federal FEMA…
After Hours EP 004 | MRI Dye Safety Risks: The Gadolinium Story
Sep 29, 2019 • 19 min
This is one of the few places you will be able to find important information on risks of MRI dye (containing the toxic chemical gadolinium). Since I began reporting on this topic on Full Measure, many of these dyes have been banned in Europe and Japan.…
EP 018 | Fast and Furious: A Shocking Update
Sep 25, 2019 • 7 min
The violent legacy of the government’s Operation Fast and Furious continues a decade after I first began investigating it. Read the written article here:…
After Hours EP 003 | Not Yet, Brexit
Sep 21, 2019 • 17 min
You’ll be amazed to hear what’s really behind the British vote to exit the European Union, what’s taking so long, and what it all has to do with us. Investigative Producer David Bernknopf joins Sharyl for this podcast. —- Send in a voice message:…
EP 017 | Indicting a Sandwich
Sep 19, 2019 • 7 min
They say a motivated prosecutor can “indict a ham sandwich.” But when it’s the Dept. of Justice and FBI judging their own— it seems like it’s not so easy. —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:…
After Hours EP 002: 5G Risks
Sep 14, 2019 • 14 min
5G promises to make our phone and computer experience better and faster. But there are serious health concerns. Sharyl digs into the question. Appearing in this episode: investigative producer David Bernknopf. Listen to more “Full Measure After Hours”…
EP 016 | 2020 Polls… and a Walk Down Short-Term Memory Lane
Sep 9, 2019 • 9 min
At this time four years ago, Donald Trump stood just about where Democrat Tulsi Gabbard is: 1-2%. So why are some in the media pretending current polls reflect what will really happen in Nov. 2020? Are they using polls to try to shape public opinion…
EP 015 | 10 Things Comey Did Wrong
Sep 3, 2019 • 11 min
Ten things former FBI Director Comey did wrong, according to the Inspector General: a factual analysis. —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Trailer: Full Measure After Hours Podcast: Original Reporting
Aug 23, 2019 • 3 min
Announcing the new “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” podcast! We start Season 5 of our weekly Sunday TV program on Sept. 8. Our new podcast will provide behind the scenes information and interviews on topics that powerful interests often don’t want…
EP 014 | “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” Never Happened
Aug 22, 2019 • 7 min
“Hands up, don’t shoot!” started a national movement. Problem is, it never actually happened, according to the Obama Justice Department. —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:…
EP 013 | Did China, not Russia, hack into Hillary Clinton emails?
Aug 16, 2019 • 13 min
A deep dive into newly-released documents showing China may have hacked into Hillary Clinton’s email as secretary of state, but the FBI and Agent Peter Strzok seemed disinterested when told in 2016. —- Send in a voice message:…
EP 012 | Lies and Two-Tiered Justice in the Trump Russia Probe
Aug 9, 2019 • 6 min
Newly-obtained documents show why a Trump foe at the FBI wasn’t prosecuted for alleged lying, while Trump allies were. —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:…
EP 011 | Live! From The Border
Aug 2, 2019 • 9 min
Sharyl, Daniel and Bryan talk about their trip to the southern border between Arizona and Mexico. —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
EP 010 | Hola! Live from Puerto Rico
Jul 19, 2019 • 11 min
Live from Puerto Rico on shoots for Full Measure Season 5, Sharyl, producer Daniel Steinberger and photographer Bryan Barr are up to their chins in protests, hurricane recovery and the efforts to patrol the U.S. Caribbean border. —- Send in a voice…
EP 009 | Propaganda Phrases
Jul 13, 2019 • 6 min
What’s in a name? A look at “Trump’s child separation policy.” —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
EP 008 I Weaponization of Wikipedia
Jun 29, 2019 • 12 min
Is it time to revolt against the forces that are trying to control our information online? —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
EP 007: The Narrative: How it’s Used to Smears Journalists
Jun 2, 2019 • 8 min
Narratives often dominate the news and media today. They are also used to smear journalists who report off-the-narrative. —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:…
EP 005 | Our Role In The Smear
May 14, 2019 • 5 min
EP 005 | Our Role In The Smear by Sharyl Attkisson —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
EP 001 | Illegal Immigrant Crime Stats: What are the Facts?
May 14, 2019 • 10 min
EP 001 | Illegal Immigrant Crime Stats: What are the Facts? by Sharyl Attkisson —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
EP 003 | BuzzFeed and a Question of Journalism Standards
May 14, 2019 • 6 min
EP 003 | BuzzFeed and a Question of Journalism Standards by Sharyl Attkisson —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
EP 002 | Trumps Shifting Position on a Border Wall | What are the Facts
May 14, 2019 • 10 min
EP 002 | Trumps Shifting Position on a Border Wall | What are the Facts by Sharyl Attkisson —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
EP 004 | Intel Operation vs. President Trump
May 14, 2019 • 10 min
EP 004 | Intel Operation vs. President Trump by Sharyl Attkisson —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
EP 006: Russia And The Absent Media Mea Culpa
Apr 11, 2019 • 7 min
EP 006: Russia And The Absent Media Mea Culpa by Sharyl Attkisson —- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast: