The Frontline Dispatch From the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE - a new narrative podcast that expands the series' tradition of tough, fair and deeply-reported long form journalism. Every episode will tell a different domestic or international story, told by producers and reporters around the globe. Produced at FRONTLINE's headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX.
The Frontline Dispatch

The Frontline Dispatch

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From the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE - a new narrative podcast that expands the series' tradition of tough, fair and deeply-reported long form journalism. Every episode will tell a different domestic or international story, told by producers and reporters around the globe. Produced at FRONTLINE's headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX.

Most Recent Episodes

COVID-19 & the Medical Supply Crisis

As COVID swept the U.S., why did hospitals face deadly shortages of PPE and other medical supplies? How did America's medical supply chain fail so catastrophically? FRONTLINE, in collaboration with the Associated Press and the Global Reporting Centre, investigates what went wrong in the new documentary America's Medical Supply Crisis. AP reporters Martha Mendoza and Juliet Linderman join The FRONTLINE Dispatch to discuss their findings.

Introducing: NOVA Now

From the PBS science series NOVA, a biweekly podcast digging into the science behind the headlines. Many agree that we need a fast, accurate, and easy COVID-19 test—yet none of the commonly used diagnostic technologies have been able to meet that need. Enter CRISPR, a gene-editing tool that can also be used to identify viruses. Host Alok Patel follows the story of the two scientists who first discovered this potential for battling the coronavirus, and the biotech company that hopes to use it to revolutionize modern diagnostics.

The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden

In this special audio presentation, FRONTLINE shares a podcast version of The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a new documentary interweaving investigative biographies of the two main-party presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, with a focus on how they have responded in moments of political and personal crisis. Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team interview friends, family, colleagues and critics about the challenges and setbacks that have shaped both Trump and Biden's lives — and how each man's handling of those moments could inform their approaches to leadership at this pivotal juncture in America's history.

Making "The Choice"

Before America votes, what can Biden and Trump's responses to past crises — both personal and political — tell us about how they might lead the United States through a time of national turbulence? In this episode, Michael Kirk, veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker and director of The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, reflects on how the candidates have confronted challenges and setbacks throughout their lives and careers, and how the stakes in this election cycle feel especially high. Having conducted nearly 50 new interviews for this film, his fifth installment of The Choice, Kirk says: "Most people can't remember a starker choice. I really think everybody thinks this is the election of the century." The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden premieres on PBS and online Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The Transparency Project: John Bolton

As part of FRONTLINE's Transparency Project, all this week we're publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden airs on PBS and online Tuesday, September 22nd. Read more about Frontline's Transparency Project at frontline.org. In this episode, John Bolton is interviewed by FRONTLINE's Gabrielle Schonder. Bolton served as national security adviser to Donald Trump from 2018 to 2019. He was previously the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and is the author of The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir. Bolton shares his observations about President Trump's approach to national security, including his unusual lack of interest, for a president, in receiving intelligence and other information.

The Transparency Project: Yusef Salaam

As part of FRONTLINE's Transparency Project, all this week we're publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden airs on PBS and online Tuesday, September 22nd. Read more about Frontline's Transparency Project at frontline.org. In this episode, Yusef Salaam is interviewed by FRONTLINE's Gabrielle Schonder. Salaam was falsely accused of rape and assault of a jogger in Central Park in 1989 in what became known as the "Central Park Five" case. He was exonerated in 2002, and is now an activist and motivational speaker. Salaam discusses the full-page ad that Donald Trump took out in local newspapers in 1989, calling for the execution of the Central Park Five.

The Transparency Project: Rudy Giuliani

As part of FRONTLINE's Transparency Project, all this week we're publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden airs on PBS and online Tuesday, September 22nd. Read more about Frontline's Transparency Project at frontline.org. In this episode, Rudy Giuliani is interviewed by FRONTLINE's Michael Kirk. Giuliani is a politician and attorney who serves as one of Donald Trump's personal lawyers. He was the mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. Giuliani talks about Donald Trump's transition from New York real estate developer to politician, and Giuliani's own role in helping Trump survive the Access Hollywood revelation in 2016.

The Transparency Project: Valerie Biden Owens

As part of FRONTLINE's Transparency Project, all this week we're publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden airs on PBS and online Tuesday, September 22nd. Read more about Frontline's Transparency Project at frontline.org. In this episode, Valerie Biden Owens is interviewed by FRONTLINE's Jim Gilmore. Valerie Biden Owens is Joe Biden's sister and has managed his seven senatorial campaigns, as well as his presidential campaigns. She talks about Joe Biden's childhood in their Catholic family, including his struggles with a stutter and how that shaped his character.

The Transparency Project: Carol Moseley Braun

As part of FRONTLINE's Transparency Project, all this week we're publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden airs on PBS and online Tuesday, September 22nd. Read more about Frontline's Transparency Project at frontline.org. In this episode, Carol Moseley Braun is interviewed by FRONTLINE's Jim Gilmore. Carol Moseley Braun is a Democrat from Illinois who was the first African American woman Senator. She served on the Senate Judiciary Committee under the leadership of Joe Biden. Carol Moseley Braun shares her thoughts on Joe Biden's career in public service, including his record on racism and sexism.

The Transparency Project: Mary Trump

As part of Frontline's Transparency Project, all this week we're publishing key interviews conducted as part of the reporting for The Choice 2020, a two-hour documentary special about the major-party political candidates. The Choice 2020 airs on PBS and online Tuesday, September 22nd. Read more about Frontline's Transparency Project at frontline.org. In this episode, Mary Trump is interviewed by Frontline's Gabrielle Schonder. Mary Trump is a psychologist and businesswoman, and the niece of President Donald Trump. She wrote the bestselling book about her uncle: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man. Mary Trump discusses Donald Trump's upbringing, including the huge shadow cast by his father, Fred Trump.

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