Baseball’s home run surge in the late ’90s and early 2000s was fueled by anabolic steroids. But fans didn’t want to hear the difficult truth about their heroes – and Major League Baseball refused to deal with a growing scandal.
Listening in on Russia’s War in Ukraine
Secretly intercepted phone calls from Russian soldiers in Ukraine reveal how fear and propaganda fueled Russia’s violence against its neighbor.
How a 7-Year Prison Sentence Turns Into Over 100
Anthony Gay was sentenced to seven years in prison on a parole violation. He ended up with 97 years added to his sentence. How did that happen?
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How Teaching Kids to Read Went So Wrong
Many schools teach reading using an approach that can actually make it harder for kids to learn. They’re taught strategies like “look at the picture” and “think of a word that makes sense.” This episode is a partnership with American Public Media’s Sold a Story podcast.
Inside the Global Fight for White Power
White nationalists around the globe are working together to disrupt multicultural societies and Western democracies.
A Miracle Cure for AIDS or Snake Oil?
In the 1990s, a Black doctor said he may have found a cure for AIDS – but federal regulators insisted it didn’t work. What was its true potential? This episode is a partnership with the Serum podcast from WHYY and Local Trance Media.
The Double Life of a Civil Rights Icon
Photographer Ernest Withers chronicled the civil rights movement. Did he also betray it?
A Family Divided Over Jan. 6: ‘Traitors Get Shot’
As the threat of criminal charges looms over Donald Trump, a look into the case against the first insurrectionist to be prosecuted.
The Suspect Detective
A Philadelphia homicide detective on the rise abused his power in bizarre and extreme ways. How did he get away with it for so long?
CIR’s ‘Victim/Suspect’ to Be Screened at 2023 Sundance Film Festival
The documentary uncovers a nationwide pattern of young women reporting sexual assaults to police, only to be charged with making a false report, arrested and imprisoned.