You’ve probably heard of Jason Leopold, even if his name doesn’t immediately ring a bell. He’s the journalist who forced the release of Hillary Clinton’s emails. He’s also unearthed shocking details on CIA torture and spying. Jason works at VICE News, and he’s the master of the federal FOIA request. In fact, he’s such a prolific requester that a government employee once called him a “FOIA terrorist.” On this episode, we’re sharing some audio from the 2016 CAR Conference, where Jason shared some of his best tips for prying records out of the government.

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CREDITS

Aaron Pellish produced this episode. IRE Web Editor Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.

 

MUSIC

Summer Days (Kai Engel) / CC BY-NC 4.0