Madeleine Baran is an investigative reporter for APM Reports and the host and lead reporter of the podcast In the Dark.
Recent episodes featuring Madeleine Baran
S2 E18: The Recusal
District Attorney Doug Evans has prosecuted Curtis Flowers for 23 years and six trials. Now he says he's done. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
S2 E17: Home
After almost 23 years, Curtis Flowers is no longer behind bars. For his family, it's a long-awaited reunion. But not everyone in Winona is happy. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
S2 E16: A Hearing
After nearly 23 years locked up, Curtis Flowers has a chance to get out on bail -- if his lawyers can convince the judge to rule in his favor. Support investigative journalism with a donation to In the Dark.
In the Dark podcast, Madeleine Baran
Skye speaks with Madeleine Baran, the host of APM Reports’ award-winning podcast In the Dark. Madeleine reveals: What drew her to investigative journalism; How she and her team write and structure the show; Whether she practices her “narration voice”; How she felt when authorities admitted that their investigation into Jacob Wetterling's disappearance had failed;  What it was like to be at the Supreme Court in June; Her thoughts on the judicial branch's power — or lack of power — in regards Curtis Flowers' fate; What she feels is still missing in podcasting. Meanwhile, Skye does her best Terry Gross impression. Get in touch: Host Skye Pillsbury on Twitter @skyepillsbury Guest Madeleine Baran on Twitter @madeleinebaran Subscribe to the Inside Podcasting newsletter here (it's free!) and discover's network of newsletters here. 
S2: Donor Episode Preview
As a special thank you for our donors, we're releasing an exclusive, donors-only episode of In The Dark on Sept. 17. Get an inside look at the day of the Supreme Court's decision, including exclusive audio from our reporting and an interview with the In The Dark team led by the host of the podcast Crime Writers On..., Rebecca Lavoie. Donate now to get the exclusive donors-only episode on Sept. 17.
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