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FOIA-Side Chat, Ep. 4: Into the Vault

Join Shawn, Nicole, and myself for the fourth installment of our ever-evolving FOIA-side chat series, where we talk about disappearing FBI files, the requester as archivist, and that time Johnny Cash burned down a national forest.

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FOIA-Side Chat Ep. 3: Plugging the Leak

Join Shawn and Beryl for the third installment of our ever-evolving FOIA-side chat series, where they spend an Earth Day afternoon discussing Beryl’s work with gas leaks in Massachusetts, and what you can do to help.

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FOIA-Side Chat Ep. 2: When Journalists Redact

Join Shawn and I for the second installment of our ever-evolving FOIA-side chat series, where we talk about missing memos, salacious PowerPoint slides, and when it becomes a reporter’s job to prevent information from being released.

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MuckRock Podcast: The spy who stayed in the cold

On August 9, 1990, two U.S. Embassy employees trying to enjoy a beer at the Mezhdunarodnaya Hotel in Moscow were interrupted by a stranger. What wouldn’t come out until much later: This stranger was Edward Lee Howard, who slipped past federal agents to defect to the Soviet Union years before. This is the story of how.

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MuckRock Podcast: A Cold War case of mistaken identity

What’s in a name? Potentially, quite a lot of trouble, particularly in the 1940s when the Red Scare was at its height. This is the story of two men, both named Irving Adler, which were investigated by the FBI, and how MuckRock accidentally got its hands on their files.

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