Embedded

Publisher:
NPR

Embedded

4.8/5

Critic Rating

Embedded - an NPR Original longform podcast - journeys alongside the world's biggest headlines, exploring how and why things happen the way they do. From the stories behind police shootings caught on video, to visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic; from the class-and-race dialogues buried inside the World Cup to living alongside NRA evangelists, we take a topic and inhabit it to explore what's been sealed off, undisclosed, or never brought to life - and return with a deeply-reported portrait of why these stories matter. In The Last Cup, our latest season, we face Lionel Messi - one...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Jay Shifman • Jay Shifman Blog Aug 5, 2022

"I actually found the first couple of episodes in this series interesting yet maddening. Anyway, then came their latest episode, To Police or Not To Police. Which, and I don’t use this world lightly, was damn near perfect...hearing people question what to me seems obvious but, sadly, for too many seems radical, it means a lot, akin to finding out that maybe that weird kink you’re into isn’t actually so weird at all but everyone else is just to ashamed to talk about it. And I appreciate Kelly and her team so much for that freedom."

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Score: 5

Andy Meek • Forbes Feb 24, 2021

"Some of the best news-focused podcasts trade breadth for depth...it’s tailor-made for listeners who prefer to go deep on a topic, rather than get a surface-level overview of what’s happening from one day to the next."

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Score: 5

Forrest Hodges • Discover Pods Sep 17, 2018

"Embedded is an extremely polished show that tells many stories pressing in today’s political climate but they also tell non-political stories about hidden worlds."

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