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The Experiment
It’s easy to forget that the United States started as an experiment: a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, with liberty and justice for all. That was the idea. On this weekly show, we check in on how that experiment is going. The Experiment: stories from an unfinished country. From The Atlantic and WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts, including Radiolab, On the Media, and Death, Sex & Money. Since 1857, The Atlantic has been a magazine of ideas—a home to the best writers and boldest minds, who bring clarity and...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 2,065 ratings
Several good topics, ruined often
A lot of these topics are great, honest, and thought-provoking. The investigative journalism is often shallow and one-sided, however. There is often bad fact-checking or they lump everyone into one category rather than explore the nuance (the National Parks episode, for example). I really like...Read full review »
elijahrlb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/25/21
The Best
The Experiment is the best podcast…the best production of any and all media! Feel so blessed to have found it. Thanks so much.
oxfordshll via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/21
I’ve only listened to the one episode so far, but that one is worth checking out.
Bbrown718 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 07/15/21
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