DecodeDC has a broad mandate: to help Americans understand how crucial political issues affect everyday life. We do this by using every narrative tool we can – from podcasts to analysis to interactive graphics and video.

We want to be a reliable, honest and, when appropriate, highly entertaining source of insight and explanation of Washington, D.C.’s people, culture, policies and politics, but mostly we want to be useful.

The podcast is hosted by Jimmy Williams and was launched by Andrea Seabrook, long-time Congressional Correspondent at NPR. DecodeDC is produced weekly in the Scripps News Washington Bureau.