Earlier today, the radio show This American Life and The New York Times retracted first-hand reports by Mike Daisey about the conditions at factories making iPads in China. While the Times simply removed a paragraph from an editorial by Daisey, the producers of This American Life dedicated an entire new episode to revealing the truth behind the alleged lies. That episode is now online. The show invited Mike Daisey to explain himself, and Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz to document how factchecking Daisey's story with his Chinese translator, Cathy, led to the retractions to begin with. You can find the full MP3 audio and PDF transcript of that new episode at our source links below.
Full audio: Mike Daisey explains himself on new episode of 'This American Life'
Full audio: Mike Daisey explains himself on new episode of 'This American Life'/
This American Life retracted an entire episode where Mike Daisey allegedly lied about his experience at Apple's iPad plants in China.