All Things Considered co-host Kelly McEvers will host Embedded, a new podcast from NPR starting March 31.
The podcast will embed McEvers and other NPR reporters around the world with people in the news “and go deep, asking questions and gathering narratives that can only be found at the front lines,” according to a press release. Initial episodes will feature McEvers and other reporters as they follow a Texas biker gang, police on Skid Row, the makers of a negative political ad, and people affected by El Salvador’s gang war.
The podcast will also get inside the heads of NPR reporters as they work on stories.
“Embedded is also a place where NPR reporters will get personal — they’ll admit they are scared or confused,” the release said. “They will wonder what to make of something they’re experiencing for the very first time. They will take you deep into the lives of people you would never otherwise meet.”
“Kelly is an intrepid reporter and wonderful storyteller with a unique voice that resonates with listeners,” said Christopher Turpin, NPR’s v.p. of news programming and operations, in the press release. “Embedded will take listeners into a journey beyond the headlines; drawing not only on Kelly’s talents, but on NPR’s tradition of long-form, sound rich journalism.”
The first season will comprise up to 10 weekly half-hour episodes, according to an NPR spokesperson. Short portions of Embedded will air on ATC, and McEvers will appear on five episodes of WBUR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook to discuss episodes of the podcast.
McEvers will continue her role as ATC co-host, and Chris Benderev will be the full-time producer of the podcast.