England: the early 17th century – and, at a grand house, a priest covertly celebrates mass. Enter agents sent by King James, or at least his spymaster Robert Cecil, who suspect the place is “rancid with popery”. Butchery follows. So are we shown why humiliated, grieving Robert Catesby (Kit Harington), a figure shown sympathetically in this three-parter, is drawn not just to gunpowder but treason and plot, too. Impressive, if a bit actors-doing-best-serious-face.
It’s rare to listen to Embedded (NPR/iTunes) and not learn something new – and unnerving. Previous episodes of Kelly McEvers’s podcast have covered police shootings, immigration and basketball, but in the latest batch she focuses her investigative spotlight on Donald Trump. Rumblings about Trump’s behaviour are nothing new, but Embedded brings a fresh perspective, and it’s one that’s subtly delivered, thanks to McEvers’ skill as a storyteller.
Startling new true crime podcast Dirty John (LA Times/Wondery/iTunes) looks at love, deceit and how warning signs can quickly lead to danger. Christopher Goffard tells the story of Debra Newell, an interior designer who met the man of her dreams online. (No spoilers, but he turned out to be the Dirty John in question.) Pieced together with interviews from Newell and her family, this story about how a seemingly happy-ever-after tale can unravel will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".