Brazen Weekender

Brazen Weekender

Megan Dean

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Brazen Weekender, the newsletter where we share the very best of what the team has been reading, watching and listening to this week. I'm Megan, associate producer at Project Brazen, and today I've got some intriguing investigative work to share, as well as a great new mockumentary, a moving podcast from the Economist, and much more.

However, before we get into it, I want to touch on something our team cares deeply about – the case of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich. In March, Evan was arrested on bogus espionage charges while reporting in Russia. He's been held in Moscow's Lefortovo prison ever since. This week, Project Brazen released a special podcast episode about his wrongful detention, speaking with his friends, newsroom colleagues, and even his former soccer coach about the shocking arrest, efforts to bring Evan home, and how he became the journalist he is today. You can listen below. For more on how you can support the campaign for Evan's release or send him a letter in prison, go to

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