For ten weeks in 2016, I interned at the Scripps News Washington Bureau, producing two national political podcasts. The first, TrailMix 2016, was a weekly hot take panel show covering the latest news from the election. The second, DecodeDC, was a weekly documentary podcast examining politics and public policy, hosted by Jimmy Williams.
I produced several episodes for DecodeDC from concept to completion, including the following:
The Supreme Court's Loaded Gun: Following Trump's comments about screening for and detaining Muslims, we looked at the dangerous precedent set by the Korematsu decision -- universally recognized as one of the worst in the Supreme Court's history.
Big Sugar's Secret Playbook: Following up on an investigation by Duke University's Ways & Means podcast, we examined the way the sugar industry mimics the tactics of Big Tobacco in pushing their product on Americans.