At the height of the Vietnam War, a government insider named Daniel Ellsberg leaked 7,000 pages of classified documents to American newspapers. The Pentagon Papers revealed that Americans had been lied to for decades about the war. Fifty years later, Ellsberg reveals his evolution from Cold Warrior to Whistleblower in the GroundTruth Podcast series The Whistleblower: Truth, Dissent and the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg. Based at GBH in Boston, the award-winning GroundTruth Podcast has covered global affairs from the War in Afghanistan to rising populist nationalism through shoe-leather, on-the-ground reporting.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 68 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 3 hours 38 minutes


episode 9: Special Message to Listeners

A call for feedback!


 2021-11-21  1m

episode 8: The Whistleblower - Epilogue: Truth Is the First Casualty

"In War, Truth is the first casualty." –Aeschylus


 2021-09-10  18m

episode 7: The Whistleblower - Extra: Into the Archive

A class of college students at the UMass Amherst, becomes the first group of researchers to take on Daniel Ellsberg's vast archive. For two students, it's more than a history project: It's a family story.


 2021-08-31  18m

episode 6: The Whistleblower - Episode 5: The Doomsday Machine

"Ok, what I'm about to say…. could put me in prison if I live long the way, you're recording it, I presume?"


 2021-06-23  40m

episode 5: The Whistleblower - Episode 4: Most Dangerous Man

It's not the Pentagon Papers themselves that brought down Nixon... what brought down Nixon was his massive overreaction to the Pentagon Papers.


 2021-06-10  34m

episode 4: The Whistleblower - Episode 3: The Presses Roll

Every time I read it I’d come across a Top Secret stamp. So I’d been reluctant to get them to a copy shop. But now, Patricia was saying you gotta do it. And I would be going through page by page and scissoring off “Top Secret”


 2021-05-18  44m

episode 3: The Whistleblower - Episode 2: The Force of Truth

I have to say, here, it gets personal. Avert disaster? Yes, I am focused more than other people, more than my wife or others on the possibility of catastrophe. And yes, that can be related to my experience of catastrophe when I was 15.


 2021-04-30  39m

episode 2: The Whistleblower - Episode 1: The Lying Machine

I just spent a year studying nuclear crises with high level access, higher than top secret... I had come across a great deal of lying... The difference here was I was seeing it in real time as it was happening.


 2021-04-15  53m

episode 1: The Whistleblower: Truth, Dissent & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg TRAILER

There's never gonna be many whistleblowers because the price is just too great. But if you ask what catastrophes could have been avoided by a whistleblower? All of them...none of them were unforeseen.


 2021-04-02  4m

episode 11: On the Ground: Election Episode – 2020 and Counting

A round-up of reports on voting rights across the country.


 2020-10-31  46m