In September, Al Jazeera English embarked on its first podcast series, The Debrief.

The show, which ran until December, aimed to take audiences deeper into the stories that don't make the mainstream news.

Each episode featured interviews with journalists who discussed their experiences reporting on an issue, accompanied with audio clips and interviewees that hadn't made the cut for television.

"Stories affect us when we are out in the field, and that in itself is a story worth telling – it's an important part of the equation," Yasir Khan, who edited The Debrief, explains in our latest podcast.

"We also wanted to share stories of overcoming, stories that you don't hear on the mainstream news."

The international news organisation employs journalists from over 50 countries, reporting from hundreds of places around the world every day.

In what Khan calls “privileged access conversations” with reporters, analysts, filmmakers and photojournalists, audiences are transported to places they'd probably never go to, and can appreciate what the news organisation goes through to bag the stories.

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