Reveal Education & Advocacy, Investigative, Nonviolent

Hosted By: Al Letson
Produced By: The Center for Investigative Reporting

Reveal is a weekly podcast that takes you behind the scenes into the stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable.

Reveal Podcast Host:

Al Letson is an award-winning journalist, playwright, poet, and performer. With his deep passion for social justice and unyielding curiosity, Letson brings his unique perspective and heartfelt storytelling to each episode.

Known for his powerful stage presence and ability to humanize complex issues, Letson masterfully navigates the intricacies of the stories he uncovers, drawing listeners in with his empathetic approach and unwavering commitment to truth.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Strong Investigative Journalism: Reveal’s episodes are meticulously researched and crafted, offering a deep dive into important stories that often go unnoticed or underreported.
  • Human-Centric Narratives: Reveal goes beyond headlines, focusing on the individuals affected by the issues explored, allowing listeners to connect on a personal level and fostering empathy.
  • Empowering Activism: The podcast exposes corruption, systemic injustices, and abuses of power while encouraging listeners to take action by providing them with actionable steps, resources, and inspiring stories of individuals who have made a difference.
  • Timely and Relevant Topics: Reveal tackles issues at the forefront of societal discourse, shining a light on urgent matters such as racial justice, government accountability, climate change, and more.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Political Bias: Some listeners perceive a political bias in the podcast’s storytelling and selection of topics. They argue that certain episodes lean towards a particular ideological perspective, impacting the objectivity of the reporting.
  • Lack of Diverse Perspectives: Despite the podcast’s commitment to covering social issues, some listeners contend that Reveal could do more to include diverse perspectives and voices. They argue that a broader range of voices and opinions could enhance the podcast’s overall credibility and contribute to a more well-rounded understanding of the topics discussed.
  • Overuse of Sound Effects: While Reveal is known for its high production quality, some listeners find the extensive use of sound effects, music, and dramatic transitions distracting. They argue that these elements can overshadow the content and detract from the podcast’s overall impact.

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