Samara Freemark

Samara Freemark (@sfreemark) is the Co-Creator and Senior Producer of APM Reports’ investigative podcast In the Dark.

Prior to that role, she covered education and veterans' issues for American Public Media, worked as a reporter and producer with Radio Diaries, and worked in the newsroom of WUOM Ann Arbor. She’s a two-time recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award, as well as the George Polk Award, the Third Coast Gold Award, and other awards. She holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.


This hour: letters. To yourself, to your city, lost letters, found letters... and a love letter to letters.

Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition.

In The Dark, Episode 1

When 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling disappeared in 1989, local Minnesota police seemed determined to crack the case. Instead, it took them 27 years.


The 2017 Third Coast/RHDF Competition awards the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Directors' Choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking and Best Foreign Language.

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