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Host Sonya Gavankar and exhibits writer Ellie Stanton explore the stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’s episode: How the FBI infiltrated and shut down Ross (“Dread Pirate Roberts”) Ulbricht’s Silk Road website, a $1.2 billion market that sold illegal drugs and guns in the Internet’s hidden “darknet.”

Direct download: NP_20160426.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Afghan photographer Massoud Hossaini was on the scene when a suicide bombing in Kabul killed more than 70 people in 2011. Hossaini’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the attack’s aftermath showed a 12-year-old girl, bloodied and screaming, among the survivors and the dead.

Direct download: NP_20160209.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Photographer Mary Chind discusses the harrowing moments when she captured scenes of a daring rescue from a rushing river for the Des Moines Register in 2009. Chind won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography the following year.

Direct download: NP_20160202.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

Host Sonya Gavankar and exhibits writer Ellie Stanton explore the stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’s episode: How Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes went from marathon runner to breaking news reporter in the blink of an eye, and how the FBI tracked the perpetrators of the 2013 bombing.

Direct download: NP_20160119.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Oded Bality, the only Israeli photographer to ever receive the Pulitzer, discusses his prize-winning photograph of a lone young Jewish woman defying Israeli officers attempting to clear illegal settlements in the West Bank.

Direct download: NP_20160112.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Todd Heisler spent a year photographing the funerals of Colorado Marines who died in Iraq and the officer whose job it was to notify families of each Marine’s death. The haunting series won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.

Direct download: NP_20160105.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Deanne Fitzmaurice captured the emotional and physical journey of a severely injured Iraqi boy who was nearly killed by an explosion, but who was eventually saved by American doctors after traveling to California. Her photos earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 2005.

Direct download: NP_20151229.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Host Sonya Gavankar and Newseum curator Carrie Christoffersen explore the stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’s episode: the D.C. snipers who terrorized the greater Washington, D.C., area in 2002, the Bushmaster assault rifle they used to carry out their deadly attacks, and the tarot card they left near one of the shootings in an attempt to communicate with authorities.

Direct download: NP_20151222.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Host Sonya Gavankar and Patty Rhule, director of exhibit development, explore the stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’s episode: how the 9/11 attacks transformed the FBI into a counterterrorism agency and the car that transported the American Airlines Flight 77 hijackers from San Diego to Dulles Airport in Virginia.

Direct download: NP_20151215.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Host Sonya Gavankar and exhibits writer Ellie Stanton explore the stories and the artifacts in the Newseum’s FBI exhibit. Today’s episode: how toy dinosaurs, rigged with hidden cameras, helped keep watch over a tense six-day long hostage situation in Alabama in 2013.

Direct download: NP_20151208.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:13pm EDT

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