On Saturday, we released the sixth episode of Reveal, our award-winning public radio show and podcast produced with PRX. Thanks to all of you who have been listening along and supporting us as we embark on this exciting new venture.

The number of you listening has exceeded all of our expectations: Our radio audience is growing – the February show aired on more than 255 stations across the country (a Reveal record!) – and tens of thousands of you have downloaded our podcast.

This month, we’re trying something new. Over the past couple of months, we have released a combination of long and short podcast episodes. But we noticed something interesting: Far more people were downloading the shorter episodes.

So, for the next month, we are going to break up our hourlong radio show and release one story a week on Tuesdays. Now, you’ll get 15 minutes – give or take a few minutes – each week of Reveal that you can take with you wherever and whenever you want to listen.

If you haven’t already, subscribe to our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. Then listen and let us know what you think about the stories and the new format. You can always get our full hourlong shows by going to the Episodes page on our website.

Christa Scharfenberg

Christa Scharfenberg is CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting. She joined CIR in 2003 as communications manager and has been a leader in its growth from a small nonprofit news organization, producing a handful of stories a year, to a multiplatform newsroom that reaches millions of people monthly through public radio, podcasts, documentaries, social media and the web. She managed the launch and growth of Reveal, CIR's Peabody Award and duPont-Columbia University Award-winning national public radio show and podcast, produced with PRX. She has been an executive or senior producer of documentaries for CIR, including the Academy Award-nominated film “Heroin(e),” numerous FRONTLINE co-productions and the independent film “Banished,” which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Scharfenberg is a member of the Poynter Institute's National Advisory Board and was a 2014 Punch Sulzberger Program fellow at Columbia University Journalism School. Prior to joining CIR, she was associate director of the Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco. She is based in CIR’s Emeryville, California, office.