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IRE Radio Podcast | The NFL’s Concussion Cover-Up

Meet Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada. You might have guessed from their names that they’re brothers. They’re also both investigative journalists working for ESPN. On this episode, we’re sharing pieces of our conversations with the brothers during their recent trip to the University of Missouri. We talk about everything from their reporting on the NFL’s concussion crisis to the much-discussed relationship between ESPN and the NFL, and how they decide when to team up on a reporting project.

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Shawn Shinneman produced this episode. IRE Web Editor Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast.

Music in this episode is by Podington Bear.

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