The Report Podcast (Amazon Studios / Topic)

Unpacking a complicated story about power and torture

Amazon Studios wanted an official companion podcast to their major motion picture The Report that went beyond the simple behind-the-scenes chats with above-the-line talent.

So we called upon some of the best reporters of the post-9/11 era — NPR’s Kelly McEvers, The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, The New York Times’s Mark Mazzetti, among others — to tell the full story of the CIA’s torture program and how the US Senate fought against it.

Over eight episodes, we present a finely crafted narrative of how and why the program started, how journalists and the Senate found out about it, and the battle to let the public know.

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