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IRE Radio Podcast | Storytelling with Sound

As podcast audiences continue to grow, more newsrooms are making the leap to telling stories with sound. Podcasts can be a great vehicle for investigations, allowing journalists to reach interested audiences around the world. But the format also presents challenges, especially when it comes to working with watchdog staples like data and documents. On this episode, Robin Amer takes us behind her USA TODAY podcast "The City" and shares how she made the 10-episode investigation work for audio.

You can find the podcast on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Google Play. If you have a story you think we should feature on the show, drop us a note at We’d love to hear from you.


Looking for links to the stories and resources we discussed on this week's podcast? We've collected them for you.



Roundpine (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Borough  (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Bogo (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Ultima-Thule (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Balti (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Clay Pawn Shop (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Gullwing Sailor (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0



Abby Ivory-Ganja reported this episode. Tessa Weinberg is our host. IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.

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