• Senate shutdown votes are ‘fundamentally designed not to pass’

    Seung Min Kim on stalled legislative efforts to end the seemingly never-ending shutdown. Moriah Balingit on the state of public school systems in light of the Los Angeles teachers’ strike. Plus, how international trade wars hit small-town America.

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    Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. 

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    Host: Martine Powers | Executive Producer: Madhulika Sikka | Producers: Matt Collette, Maggie Penman, Alexis Diao, Ted Muldoon, Reena Flores, Jordan-Marie Smith, Linah Mohammad | Logo design: Mora Vieytes for The Washington Post | Theme music: Ted Muldoon

  • 544 days in an Iranian prison

    The Washington Post’s columnist Jason Rezaian on his imprisonment in Iran. Eugene Scott on how Kamala Harris’s identity is shaping her presidential campaign. Plus, a postcard from a ghost town.

  • One civil rights icon is ‘trying to demystify the hero thing’

    Six decades after Minnijean Brown became one of the Little Rock Nine, one of the first nine black students to desegregate a high school in Little Rock, Ark., she has a new mission: showing the world just how scared she was as it happened.

  • Who owns the Women’s March?

    Kimberly Kindy on federal prison workers who aren’t getting enough support during the partial government shutdown. Marissa Lang on the tensions surrounding the Women’s March. Plus, the career troubles of R&B singer Chrisette Michele.

  • The Founding Fathers never planned for the Trump International Hotel

    David Fahrenthold on a government watchdog report questioning the constitutionality of Trump’s D.C. hotel lease. William Booth on Britain's many attempts to leave the European Union. Plus, the history of the border wall.

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