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From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms around the world, including The Washington Post, ProPublica, APM, The Marshall Project and...
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4.7 stars from 5,658 ratings
Excellent journalism
This podcast is done in a very thourough and methodical way, with deep investigations and minimal hyperbole.
Piti 123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/20
Top notch journalism, compelling storytelling, and luscious sound design deepen a heartfelt connection with diverse peoples and communities of America
Music making machineZ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/20
From a recovering drug addict
As a drug addict in recovery, this investigating and podcast is so fascinating. I personally was never able to be admitted into a residential treatment center, but it was some thing I always wanted. Being involved heavily in AA, I know hundreds of people personally who have been in residential...Read full review »
Jiggamama645363 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/20
Recent Episodes
After amassing a small fortune, Synanon’s megalomaniac leader turns the revolutionary rehab into a violent cult, with mass sterilization, a paramilitary group and a rattlesnake in a mailbox. Don’t miss out on the next big story. Get the Weekly Reveal newsletter today.
Published 07/11/20
Cenikor’s bizarre form of rehab has its roots in Synanon: a revolutionary rehab that started in the 1950s on a California beach. Its charismatic leader, Charles Dederich, mesmerized the nation by claiming to have developed a cure for drug addiction. The program became a phenomenon and quickly...
Published 07/04/20
Penny Rawlings is relieved to finally get her brother into rehab at a place called Cenikor. She doesn’t realize that getting him out of treatment is going to be the bigger problem.  This is the first chapter in Reveal’s American Rehab series, exposing how a treatment for drug addiction has...
Published 07/04/20
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