Martine Powers

Washington, D.C.

Senior host of “Post Reports”

Education: Yale University, BA in African American studies; Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Mass.

Martine Powers is the senior host of “Post Reports,” The Washington Post's flagship daily news podcast. Since launching the show in December 2018, Powers and the “Post Reports” team have grown a massive audience of loyal listeners, and their work has been recognized by the Peabody Awards, the Online News Association, the Webbys, and the National Association of Black Journalists. Powers joined The Post in 2016, starting out as a reporter on the Metro Desk before transitioning to audio. She also has worked at the Boston Globe and Politico. She’s a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop, and she
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Curtis Sittenfeld on “Romantic Comedy”

On today’s bonus episode of “Post Reports,” a conversation between our senior host Martine Powers and the author Curtis Sittenfeld about her new book, “Romantic Comedy.”

April 29, 2023

A message from Martine

Today from "Post Reports," a quick message from Martine about what she’s working on and why she won’t be in your ears as much for the next few months. (We promise, it’s good news!)

February 25, 2023

Need financial advice? Call your mother.

In this bonus episode of Post Reports, listen in as personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary talks about money and “adulting” with her daughters.

February 4, 2023

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With the Oscars on the horizon, The Washington Post’s chief film critic and a culture writer share their hot takes on the movies they loved and who may win the golden statues.

February 3, 2023

Domestic violence cases rise with extreme weather

Floods, wildfires, droughts and other extreme weather events can lead to more domestic violence around the world. Today’s show looks at why this happens and how advocates and emergency responders can extend a helping hand.

January 24, 2023

Carolyn Hax’s advice for Prince Harry and the royal family

Post advice columnist Carolyn Hax weighs in on Prince Harry and the royal family drama, including sibling conflicts and when it’s ok to go public about your feelings.

January 21, 2023

Who is George Santos, anyway?

Who is George Santos, and why does it seem as though everyone on Capitol Hill is talking about him? Today, we have the story of the embattled lawmaker and why some voters in his district want him removed from his seat.

January 19, 2023

Isolated Putin

Today on “Post Reports,” we cover the latest news from the war in Ukraine – and talk about why Putin is increasingly isolated, even among Russia’s elite.

January 18, 2023

Climate trauma is real. Could nature be the cure?

As California works through the devastating consequences of catastrophic flooding, today on “Post Reports” we look back at another climate disaster and ask if survivors can find healing on the very land that holds the scars of climate change.

January 17, 2023

Help! My family is royally messed up!

Today, Post advice columnist Carolyn Hax offers some guidance to the splintered British royal family.

January 14, 2023