From prisons to protests, immigration to the environment, Peabody Award-winning Reveal goes deep into the pressing issues of our times. The Atlantic says “the experience of each episode is akin to a spoonful of sugar, even when it’s telling a story about Richard Spencer’s cotton farms or a man’s final days as a heroin addict.” Reveal is a project of The Center for Investigative Reporting and is co-produced with PRX. The show is hosted by Al Letson and partners with reporters and newsrooms around the world, including The Washington Post, ProPublica, APM, The Marshall Project and The Investigative Fund. Reveal is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and has won many broadcast journalism awards, including a duPont and three national Emmys.


DIY guns? There’s a site for that

The Internet has blown accessibility to weapons wide open.

Reveal reporter Matt Drange has been looking at how easy it’s been for sellers to list assault weapon parts on eBay and decided to see if he could get his hands on some using the site.

The online auction and shopping website has gone back and forth on its gun policy over the past 16 years. Check out this timeline of important events that have influenced how eBay deals with guns.

In this episode, Drange tells us what happened when he tried to order these parts online for this story, and we also look at how criminals are building their own untraceable “ghost guns.”


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