Embedded

Taking a story from the news and going deep.

NPR’s Embedded takes listeners on a journey, submerging them in stories from all around the world, from the U.S. to the Middle East. Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded is comprised of mini series within a season, each series focusing on a different headline that dives deep into the the world’s biggest headlines, taking the listener where the news is happening. Stories range from a Syrian refugee who is trying to piece their family back together after joining ISIS, to the political rise of the most powerful U.S. senators in modern history.

Exploring complex issues and asking questions, NPR’s Embedded gathers a narrative that can only be found on the front-lines. NPR’s Embedded combines the best in audio storytelling and compelling investigative journalism in podcast form.

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Rave Reviews

Embedded picks a news topic and dives deeply into the story. By spending time with its subjects, the podcast builds empathy that might change your assumptions about what's "right" or "wrong."

TIME

Kelly McEvers and the staff of Embedded demonstrate one of the essential values of great journalism: the power to use specific stories to generate empathy for groups of people often discussed in the abstract.

IndieWire

Embedded is one of the most ambitious journalism podcasts in rotation, and so far, one of the best.

The News & Observer

McEvers has explored topics from the dramas in minor league basketball to the hidden stories behind prominent police shootings (both of and by cops), and each time you're guaranteed to get a glimpse of that week's topic in a new light.

Business Insider

There are a number of factors which position [Embedded] so highly—from a captivating premise to excellent production—but the most satisfying is its total commitment to delivering solid, transparent reporting

A.V. Club

Embedded masterfully extends the idea of fieldwork past its usual conclusion, something few shows ever attempt more than once a season.

The Atlantic

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The Embedded Audience

66%

of Embedded podcast users are A25-44

85%

of Embedded podcast users are college graduates

$84.3K

median income of Embedded podcast users

32%

of Embedded podcast users are professionals (attorney, physician, etc.)

66%

of Embedded podcast users are A25-44

85%

of Embedded podcast users are college graduates

$84.3K

median income of Embedded podcast users

32%

of Embedded podcast users are professionals (attorney, physician, etc.)

Source: NPR Podcast Listener Survey, February 2018.

Spotlight on Kelly McEvers

Kelly McEvers is the host of NPR’s Embedded podcast, and has dug into members of the Trump administration’s pasts, reported additional stories behind police shootings caught on video, and visited a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic.

Before working on Embedded full-time in February 2018, Kelly McEvers was also a co-host of All Things Considered, NPR’s award-winning afternoon newsmagazine. She hosted the program from NPR West in Culver City, California.

Prior to that, McEvers ran NPR’s Beirut bureau, where she earned a George Foster Peabody award, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia award, a Gracie award, and an Overseas Press Club mention for her 2012 coverage of the Syrian conflict.

McEvers has spent her career of storytelling from the front lines. Embedded enables McEvers to delve deeper into some of the world’s biggest stories, submersing listeners on a journey. As a longtime NPR correspondent and host, McEvers has covered stories from around the world. She has been tear-gassed in Bahrain; she has spent a night in a tent city with a Yemeni woman who would later share the Nobel Peace Prize; and she spent weeks inside Syria with anti-government rebels known as the Free Syrian Army. Embedded allows listeners to join McEvers on her adventures around the world.

Discover more about Kelly McEvers on NPR.org.

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