Post Reports

38 EpisodesProduced by The Washington Post

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered.

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544 days in an Iranian prison

January 22nd, 2019

The Washington Post’s columnist Jason Rezaian on his imprisonment in Iran. Eugene Scott on how Kamala Harris’s identity is shaping her presidential …

One civil rights icon is ‘trying to demystify the hero thing’

January 21st, 2019

Six decades after Minnijean Brown became one of the Little Rock Nine, one of the first nine black students to desegregate a high school in Little …

Who owns the Women’s March?

January 18th, 2019

Kimberly Kindy on federal prison workers who aren’t getting enough support during the partial government shutdown. Marissa Lang on the tensions surrounding the Women’s March. Plus, the career troubles of R&B singer …

The Founding Fathers never planned for the Trump International Hotel

January 17th, 2019

David Fahrenthold on a government watchdog report questioning the constitutionality of Trump’s D.C. hotel lease. William Booth on Britain's many …

Kirsten Gillibrand wants you to know her name

January 16th, 2019

Jenna Johnson on the gradual policy shifts of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), newly announced presidential hopeful. Sudarsan Raghavan on the …

Does Beto O’Rourke have something to say?

January 15th, 2019

Jenna Johnson talks to Beto O’Rourke after his bid for U.S. Senate. Matt Zapotosky on the confirmation hearing for an attorney general nominee. Plus, Drew Harwell on how his YouTube search for “RBG” yielded unexpected …

Trump’s secrecy around Putin talks are ‘part of a much broader pattern’

January 14th, 2019

Greg Miller on the president keeping notes from meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin to himself. Darryl Fears on an executive order that may thin millions of acres of forests. Plus, the hit musical “Hamilton” …

Why R. Kelly’s accusers were rarely heard — until now

January 11th, 2019

Geoff Edgers dives into the history of sexual misconduct claims against R. Kelly. Tim Carman questions the value of his food column, the $20 Diner. …

Border 101

January 10th, 2019

As President Trump continues to press his case for a wall, Maria Sacchetti dispels misinformation about the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus, Nicolás Maduro …

Meanwhile, in the Mueller investigation

January 9th, 2019

While the shutdown drama continues, it’s been a big week in the special counsel investigation. Plus, the administration quietly considers a rollback …

No exit: Trump’s shutdown strategy

January 8th, 2019

Reporter Robert Costa on what is happening the behind the scenes as the budget stalemate shows no sign of abating. Plus, Christopher Mooney on how a …

To build border wall, Trump considers national emergency powers

January 7th, 2019

President Trump is threatening to call a national emergency to build a border wall. Post reporter David Nakamura explains whether that’s possible, or even legal. Plus, tech reporter Geoffrey Fowler takes us on a ride …

The confounding case of alleged spy Paul Whelan

January 4th, 2019

Shane Harris tells the story about a former Marine being detained in Russia on suspicion of spying. Annie Linskey on how the “likability” question will affect female 2020 candidates. Plus, voices from the government …

New Congress, same old shutdown

January 3rd, 2019

Seung Min Kim explains how Congress might tackle the shutdown. Colby Itkowitz on whether the new Congress is as diverse as it seems. Plus, Ian …

Dysfunction junction: Why we have a ‘do nothing’ Congress

January 2nd, 2019

Paul Kane on why Congress can’t function. Drew Harwell explains the disturbing use of artificial intelligence to put real-life women’s faces in …

102 Americans on what unites us

January 1st, 2019

Book critic Carlos Lozada declares his pick for the most memorable book of the last year. And Americans share what they believe unites our often-divided country.

Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2020.

December 31st, 2018

Annie Linskey tells us about Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren throwing her hat in the presidential ring. The Washington Post’s Style section selects what’s in and what’s out for 2019. Plus, the origin story of a pop …

After Mollie Tibbetts’s politicized death, an unlikely kindness

December 28th, 2018

The death of Mollie Tibbetts became an immigration talking point, but reporter Terrence McCoy tells the unlikely story of immense kindness in the …

All aboard the market roller coaster

December 27th, 2018

Heather Long breaks down the tumultuous markets. Julie Zauzmer shares her story on Jews being paid to move to Alabama. Plus, Tom Cruise and video …

The story behind a global e-scooter recall

December 26th, 2018

Peter Holley investigates the dangers of e-scooters. Philip Rucker debriefs on the president’s surprise trip to Iraq over this tumultuous holiday. …

A home for the holidays

December 25th, 2018

This year, 10-year-old Kamiya Johnson will be home for the holidays. Post reporter Jessica Contrera says that Kamiya’s family was able to leave a …

How Ben Carson is rolling back fair-housing enforcement

December 24th, 2018

Tracy Jan reports on how Ben Carson’s HUD cut back on investigating housing discrimination. Lori Aratani explains why airplane bathrooms keep getting smaller. Plus, Geoffrey Fowler on the ever-rising costs of Apple …

‘The sound and the fury’: Another week in the White House

December 21st, 2018

As a shutdown nears, White House reporter Josh Dawsey recounts President Trump’s chaotic week. Senior editor Marc Fisher on the evolution of former …

U.S. troops to leave Syria. Now what?

December 20th, 2018

What it means for the U.S. to pull forces out of Syria. The fashion industry’s mixed messages to plus-size women. Plus, when Congress weighed a …

How a ‘law and order’ party embraced prison reform

December 19th, 2018

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill overhauling the federal prison system. What it takes to mend relationships between the police and …

Why President Trump is shutting down his charity

December 18th, 2018

President Trump’s charity will shut down amid allegations that he used it for personal and political gain. In the second part of our Murder With …

Murder With Impunity: Surrounded by homicide

December 17th, 2018

A New Orleans mother who lost three children in homicides now fears for her last. Plus, a new report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee details how the Russians sought to influence the 2016 election in favor …

When a 7-year-old dies on Border Patrol’s watch

December 14th, 2018

A 7-year-old girl died after being taken into Border Patrol custody, reportedly from dehydration and exhaustion. Also, the U.S. responds to climate …

Brexit: ‘The word you’re looking for is shambolic’

December 13th, 2018

Now that Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote by her party, can she pull off Brexit? Also, what the new “Spider-Man” film means to an …

Michael Cohen, sentenced Wednesday, says he's free from Trump

December 12th, 2018

Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Google’s CEO visits the Post to discuss the tech giant’s future. Plus, why it’s maybe OK that First Lady Melania Trump doesn’t actually want to be the first …

Live from the Oval Office, it’s Tuesday afternoon!

December 11th, 2018

President Trump faces off with Democratic lawmakers Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in a nationally televised shouting match. How a flute player’s lawsuit illuminates the gender pay gap in America. Plus, 95 percent of …

Who wants to be White House chief of staff?

December 10th, 2018

Just as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation heats up, President Trump struggles to find a new chief of staff. Also, right-wing …

What one man’s death says about the asylum court system

December 7th, 2018

Apple’s new heart-healthy tech might be better for the anxious and not the ailing. Also, a dead man’s children seek asylum in the same court that denied him.

Deal or no deal?: Theresa May’s Brexit standoff

December 6th, 2018

A vote on Britain’s separation from the European Union, how veterans’ stay at Trump’s D.C. hotel (courtesy of Saudi Arabia) may have violated the …

The midterm election that's still not over

December 5th, 2018

An investigation into possible election fraud in North Carolina, the dismantling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and one former …

Democrats set the stage (literally) for 2020

December 4th, 2018

The Democratic National Committee struggles to find a big-enough stage for likely presidential candidates. Plus, the second and final installment of our series “An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.”

Prime Suspect, Part 1: An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.

December 3rd, 2018

One September morning a Post reporter gets a call with new information about a murder she covered 30 years ago. Plus, how climate change became a partisan issue in the United States.

Introducing ‘Post Reports’

November 28th, 2018

Here it is: the new daily podcast from the newsroom of The Washington Post. “Post Reports,” hosted by Martine Powers, will bring you all the reporting and insight you expect from The Post, but for your ears. Launching …
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