DecodeDC

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After over a decade covering Congress for NPR, Andrea Seabrook has started a new show: DecodeDC. This is her attempt to stop re-playing soundbites of political attacks, and start talking about what's wrong with Washington -- and what are the solutions.

For Andrea Seabrook, covering Congress is an ever-thickening morass; a place where political attacks crowd out problem-solving on a daily basis. Her values as a journalist and commitment to honesty lead her to leave NPR and start a new show: DecodeDC. It is her attempt to stop re-playing soundbites of those political attacks, and start talking about what's wrong with Washington -- and what are the solutions.

DecodeDC already has tens of thousands of listeners and subscribers. The first episode, The House of (mis)Representatives hit #1 among news and politics podcasts on iTunes; the second episode, Mind Control made the top of iTunes' "New & Noteworthy" podcasts.

In addition to her award-winning coverage of the US Congress, Andrea was the weekend host of All Things Considered, a frequent guest host of Talk of the Nation and Weekend Edition, and before that, a writer and editor on Morning Edition, working with host Bob Edwards. Hide full description

For Andrea Seabrook, covering Congress is an ever-thickening morass; a place where political attacks crowd out problem-solving on a daily basis. Her values as a journalist and commitment to honesty lead her to leave NPR and start a new show: DecodeDC. It is her attempt to stop re-playing soundbites of those political attacks, and start talking about what's wrong with Washington -- and what are the solutions.DecodeDC already has tens of thousands of listeners and subscribers. The first episode, The House of (mis)Representatives hit #1 among news and politics podcasts on iTunes; the second episode, Mind Control made the top of iTunes' "New & Noteworthy" podcasts.In addition to her award-winning coverage of the US Congress, Andrea was the weekend host of All Things Considered, a frequent... Show full description


21 Pieces

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Which is worse: breaking the law to leak classified secrets? Or keeping quiet about what could be a violation of Americans' constitutional rights?...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2013
  • Length: 26:56
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Budget battles. Sequestration. And now, shut down. The political mess in Washington has consequences far from Capitol Hill. Andrea talks to a Chief...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 19:11
  • Purchases: 1
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When the news becomes obsessed with a new story every week, do you ever wonder what's being pushed OUT of the headlines? Andrea Seabrook talks to a...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Sep 21, 2013
  • Length: 46:06
  • Purchases: 1
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War-drums and peace-cries can drown out more considered implications of US intervention in Syria. We talk about the haunting ghosts of recent wars,...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2013
  • Length: 26:48
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In an excerpt from DecodeDC's first live episode, Andrea interviews reporter Todd Zwillich on the pressures of covering Congress and doing it well.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2013
  • Length: 24:54
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Andrea talks more intimately with longtime Congressman and current statesman, Lee Hamilton, about the biggest problem he sees in today's politics: ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2013
  • Length: 22:13
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Andrea Seabrook introduces America's best pUNdit -- a man you'll rarely hear from on the daily news, but who knows more than almost anyone about wh...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 27, 2013
  • Length: 14:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Rich Tafel was deeply involved in one of the most sweeping changes of recent decades -- the social acceptance of Gay Americans. What's more, he's a...

Bought by WXDU, KUOW, and WFPL News


  • Added: Jun 07, 2013
  • Length: 21:27
  • Purchases: 3
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DecodeDC collects the stories of those most often left out of the immigration debate: actual immigrants.

Bought by WFPL News, WXDU, WCAI / WNAN, and KUT


  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 31:04
  • Purchases: 4
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In the first of a two-part series on immigration, DecodeDC looks at how humor can get closer to a problem than political talking points ever could....

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 09, 2013
  • Length: 19:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Let's start from the beginning.

Bought by WXDU, KUT, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 28, 2013
  • Length: 20:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Jim Kolbe, a Republican member of the House of Representatives from 1985-2003, is a political outlier.

Bought by KUT and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 14, 2013
  • Length: 26:58
  • Purchases: 2
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The Budget, sequestration, and how it all began.

Bought by WXDU and WFPL News


  • Added: Mar 01, 2013
  • Length: 23:39
  • Purchases: 2
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Big and long-term plans SOUND great in politics, but do they really work?

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 18:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Internet co-creator and now Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf on the net's origins and future.

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 24:34
  • Purchases: 1
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One year later.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 26:04
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What We're NOT Covering and Why.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 15:25
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Perhaps the most cockeyed voter guide you've ever heard, this piece intentionally avoids the big issues of this race.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 21:01
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Sarah Palin's turkey-slaughter and Kenny G is mistaken for Bill Clinton.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 12:07
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Ever have that sinking feeling that your voice isn’t heard in Washington?

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 14:28