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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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Episodes

The Sunday Read: ‘The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community’

1/24/2021
The cultural history of clouds seemed to be shaped by amateurs — the likes of Luke Howard and the Honorable Ralph Abercromby — each of whom projected the ethos of his particular era onto those billowing blank slates in the troposphere. Gavin Pretor-Pinney was our era’s. On today’s Sunday Read, the story of the Cloud Appreciation Society and how Mr. Pretor-Pinney, backed by good will, challenged the cloud authorities. This story was written by Jon Mooallem and recorded by Audm. To hear more...

Duration:00:39:02

Biden’s Executive Orders

1/22/2021
Within hours of assuming the presidency, President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders. He rejoined the Paris climate agreement, repealed the so-called Muslim travel ban and mandated the wearing of masks on federal property. The actions had a theme: They either reversed former President Donald Trump’s actions or rebuked his general policy approach. But governing by decree has a downside. We look at the potential positives of the orders and point out the pitfalls. Guest: Michael D....

Duration:00:25:03

The Inauguration of Joe Biden

1/21/2021
Unity was the byword of President Biden’s Inaugural Address. The speech was an attempt to turn the page. But can this be achieved without, as many in the Democratic coalition believe, a full reckoning with and accountability of how America got to this point of division? Today, we explore the defining messages of the president’s inaugural address. Guests: Astead W. Herndon, a national political reporter for The New York Times; Emily Cochrane, a congressional reporter for The Times. For an...

Duration:00:30:13

‘Restoring the First Brick of Dignity’: Biden Supporters on His Inauguration

1/20/2021
Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States today. Among Democrats, there is a sense of joy and hope, but also of caution and concern. We speak with a range of Mr. Biden’s supporters, including activists who had originally hoped for a more progressive ticket and longtime fans who embrace his moderation. Guests: Jennifer MedinaFor an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on our show come together, subscribe to our newsletter. You can read the latest edition...

Duration:00:32:16

'What Kind of Message Is That?': How Republicans See the Attack on the Capitol

1/19/2021
Polling in the days since the storming of the Capitol paints a complex picture. While most Americans do not support the riot, a majority of Republicans do not believe that President Trump bears responsibility. And over 70 percent of them say they believe that there was widespread fraud in the election. Before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, we called Trump supporters to hear their views about what happened at the Capitol and to gauge the level of dissatisfaction the new president...

Duration:00:34:00

The Sunday Read: 'The Valve Turners'

1/17/2021
Most Americans treat climate change seriously but not literally — they accept the science, worry about forecasts but tell themselves that someone else will get serious about fixing the problem very soon. The Valve Turners, on the other hand, take climate change both very seriously and very literally. In the fall of 2016, the group of five environmental activists — all in their 50s and 60s, most with children and one with grandchildren — closed off five cross-border crude oil pipelines,...

Duration:00:46:42

‘Rankly Unfit’: The View From a Republican Who Voted to Impeach

1/15/2021
This episode contains strong language. Three days after being sworn into Congress, Representative Peter Meijer, Republican of Michigan, was sitting in the gallery of the House of Representatives as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol. After the siege, Mr. Meijer made his feelings clear: President Trump’s actions proved that he was “rankly unfit.” A week later, he became one of just a handful of Republicans to vote for impeachment. We talk with Mr. Meijer about his decision, his party...

Duration:00:51:44

Impeached, Again

1/14/2021
“A clear and present danger.” Those were the words used by Nancy Pelosi to describe President Trump, and the main thrust of the Democrats’ arguments for impeachment on the House floor. While most House Republicans lined up against the move, this impeachment, unlike the last, saw a handful vote in favor. Today, we walk through the events of Wednesday, and the shifting arguments that led up to the history-making second impeachment. Guest: Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The...

Duration:00:36:33

Is More Violence Coming?

1/13/2021
After the attack on the Capitol, social media platforms sprang into action, deleting the accounts of agitators. Without a central place to congregate, groups have splintered off into other, darker corners of the internet. That could complicate the efforts of law enforcement to track their plans. We ask whether the crackdown on social media has reduced the risk of violence — or just made it harder to prevent. Guest: Sheera Frenkel, a cybersecurity reporter for The New York Times. For an...

Duration:00:27:56

A Swift Impeachment Plan

1/12/2021
At the heart of the move to impeach President Trump is a relatively simple accusation: that he incited a violent insurrection against the government of the United States. We look at the efforts to punish the president for the attack on the Capitol and explain what the impeachment process might look like. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, a national reporter for The New York Times. For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on our show come together, subscribe to our newsletter. You can read...

Duration:00:28:44

A Pandemic Update: The Variant and the Vaccine Rollout

1/11/2021
As 2020 drew to a close, a concerning development in the pandemic came out of Britain — a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered that is significantly more transmissible. It has since been discovered in a number of countries, including the United States. The emergence of the new variant has added a new level of urgency to the rollout of vaccines in the U.S., a process that has been slow so far. Today, an exploration of two key issues in the fight against the pandemic. Guests:...

Duration:00:34:13

The Sunday Read: 'A Mother and Daughter at the End'

1/10/2021
Without many predators or any prey, rhinos flourished for millions of years. Humans put an end to that, as we hunted them down and destroyed their habitat. No rhino, however, is doing worse than the northern white. Just two, Najin and Fatu, both females, remain. In his narrated story, Sam Anderson, a staff writer at The Times Magazine, visits the pair at the Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya, speaks to the men who devote their days to caring for them and explores what we will lose when Najin...

Duration:00:55:34

How They Stormed Congress

1/8/2021
This episode contains strong language. The pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday made their plans in plain sight. They organized on social media platforms and spoke openly of their intentions to occupy the Capitol. But leaders in Washington opted for a modest law enforcement presence. In the aftermath, those security preparations are attracting intense scrutiny. Today, we explore how the events of Jan. 6 could have happened. Guest: Sheera Frenkel, who covers cybersecurity...

Duration:00:32:22

An Assault on the Capitol

1/7/2021
This episode contains strong language. It was always going to be a tense day in Washington. In the baseless campaign to challenge Joe Biden’s victory, Wednesday had been framed by President Trump and his allies as the moment for a final stand. But what unfolded was disturbing: A mob, urged on by the president, advanced on the Capitol building as Congress was certifying the election results and eventually breached its walls. Today, the story of what happened from Times journalists who were...

Duration:00:41:37

A Historic Night in Georgia

1/6/2021
The long fight for control of the U.S. Senate is drawing to a close in Georgia, and the Democrats appear set to win out — the Rev. Raphael Warnock is the projected winner of his race against Senator Kelly Loeffler, while Jon Ossoff is heavily favored to beat the other incumbent Republican, Senator David Perdue. Today, we look at the results so far from these history-making Senate races and at what they mean for the future and fortunes of the two main parties. Guest: Nate Cohn, a domestic...

Duration:00:22:02

The Georgia Runoffs, Part 2: ‘I Have Zero Confidence in My Vote’

1/5/2021
Since the presidential election was called for Joe Biden, President Trump has relentlessly attacked the integrity of the count in Georgia. He has floated conspiracy theories to explain away his loss and attacked Republican officials. Today, we speak to Republican activists and voters on the ground and consider to what extent, if at all, Mr. Trump’s rhetoric could discourage Republicans from voting in the runoff elections. For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on our show come...

Duration:00:47:19

The Georgia Runoffs, Part 1: ‘We Are Black Diamonds.’

1/4/2021
A strong Black turnout will be integral to Democratic success in the U.S. Senate races in Georgia this week. In the first of a two-part examination of election strategies in the Georgia runoffs, we sit down with Stacey Abrams, a Georgia Democrat who has become synonymous with the party’s attempts to win statewide, to talk about her efforts to mobilize Black voters. And we join LaTosha Brown, a leader of Black Voters Matter, as she heads out to speak to voters. Guest: Audra D.S. Burch, a...

Duration:00:45:33

Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake: An Update

12/31/2020
This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran. When Alaska was hit by a devastating earthquake in 1964, it was the voice of Genie Chance — a journalist, wife and mother — that held the state together in the aftermath. In the episode, we heard about sociologists from Ohio State University’s Disaster Research Center rushing to Anchorage to study residents’ behavior. Today, Jon Mooallem, who...

Duration:00:58:33

‘Who Replaces Me?’: An Update

12/30/2020
This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran. Scott Watson — a Black police officer in his hometown, Flint, Mich. — has worked to become a pillar of the community. And he always believed his identity put him in a unique position to discharge his duties. After watching the video of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody in May, his job became a source of...

Duration:00:48:55

A New Way to Mourn: An Update

12/29/2020
This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes from this year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. In our society, the public part of mourning is ritualized by a coming together. What do we do now that the opportunity for collective mourning has been taken away? Earlier this year, we heard the story of Wayne Irwin. A retired minister of the United Church of Canada who lost his wife, Flora May, during the coronavirus pandemic. He never once...

Duration:00:45:44