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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 and Sabrina Tavernise. 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 and Sabrina Tavernise. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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Episodes

How Democrats Salvaged a History-Making Bill

8/9/2022
This weekend, Democrats passed legislation that would make historic investments to fight climate change and lower the cost of prescription drugs — paid for by raising taxes on businesses. How did the party finally make progress on the bill, and what effects will it have? Guest: Emily Cochrane, a Washington-based correspondent for The New York Times. Background reading: the climate, tax and health care package a holdout into a deal makerFor more information on today’s episode, visit...

Duration:00:30:48

The Alex Jones Verdict and the Fight Against Disinformation

8/8/2022
This episode contains descriptions of distressing scenes. In a landmark ruling, a jury in Texas ordered Alex Jones, America’s most prominent conspiracy theorist, to pay millions of dollars to the parents of a boy killed at Sandy Hook for the damage caused by his lies about the mass shooting. What is the significance of the trial, and will it do anything to change the world of lies and misinformation? Guest: Elizabeth Williamson, a feature writer based in the Washington bureau of The New...

The Sunday Read: 'Why Was Joshua Held for More Than Two Years for Someone Else’s Crimes?'

8/7/2022
The more he insisted that his name was Joshua, the more delusional he came to be seen. Journalist Robert Kolker tells us the remarkable story of Joshua Spriestersbach, a homeless man who wound up serving more than two years in a Honolulu jail for crimes committed by someone else. It was a case of mistaken identity that developed into “a slow-motion game of hot potato between the police, the courts, the jails and the hospitals,” Mr. Kolker writes. He delves into how homelessness and mental...

Vacationing in the Time of Covid

8/5/2022
Charles Falls Jr., known as Chillie, loves to take cruises. But Covid, as it has done for so many, left him marooned at home in Virginia. As he told Cristal Duhaime, a producer at the Times podcast First Person, as soon as restrictions eased, he eagerly planned a return to the waves. But for Chillie, who suffers from prostate cancer, resuming his beloved travels — particularly aboard the cramped quarters of a cruise ship, most people’s idea of a pandemic nightmare — was especially...

How to Interpret the Kansas Referendum on Abortion

8/4/2022
This episode contains mention of sexual assault. Kansas this week became the first U.S. state since the fall of Roe v. Wade to put the question of abortion directly to the electorate. The result was resounding. Voters chose overwhelmingly to preserve abortion rights, an outcome that could have important political reverberations for the rest of the country. Guest: Mitch Smith, a correspondent covering the Midwest and the Great Plains for The New York Times. Background reading: the most...

Why Democrats Are Bankrolling Far-Right Candidates

8/3/2022
Democrats are meddling in Republican primaries this year to an unusual degree, attempting to elevate extremist candidates who they think will be easy to defeat in midterms in the fall. Nowhere has that strategy been more divisive than in the election for a House seat in Michigan. Guest: Jonathan Weisman, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our newsletter. Background...

Duration:00:30:40

The Killing of bin Laden’s Successor

8/2/2022
On Monday, President Biden announced that the United States had killed Ayman al-Zawahri in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Al-Zawahri was the leader of Al Qaeda. A long time number two to Osama bin Laden and the intellectual spine of the terrorist group, he assumed power after bin Laden was killed by U.S. in 2011. Who was al-Zawahri, and what does his death mean for Afghanistan’s relationship with the United States and for the threat of global terrorism? Guest: Eric Schmitt, a senior...

Duration:00:20:42

How Monkeypox Went From Containable to Crisis

8/1/2022
In mid-June, cases of monkeypox were in the double digits in the United States. There were drug treatments and vaccines against it. There didn’t seem to be any reason for alarm. But in the weeks since, the virus has spread rapidly across the country, with some local and state officials declaring public health emergencies. Guest: Apoorva Mandavilli, a science and global health reporter for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team,...

Duration:00:25:33

The Sunday Read: ‘Inside the Push to Diversify the Book Business’

7/31/2022
For generations, America’s major publishers focused almost entirely on white readers. Now a new cadre of executives is trying to open up the industry. The journalist Marcela Valdes spent a year reporting on what she described as “the problematic history of diversity in book publishing and the ways it has affected editors, authors and what you see (or don’t see) in bookstores.” Interviewing more than 50 current and former book professionals, as well as authors, Ms. Valdes learned about the...

Duration:01:10:28

The Rise of the Conservative Latina

7/29/2022
For decades, Republicans have sought to make gains with a critical voting block: Latinos. Last month, when Mayra Flores was elected to Congress from Texas, she finally showed them a way to gain that support. Today, we explore what her campaign tells us about the future of the Latino vote. Guest: Jennifer Medina, a national reporter for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: has...

Duration:00:33:14

How Expecting Inflation Can Actually Create More Inflation

7/28/2022
To fight historic levels of inflation, the Federal Reserve this week, once again, raised interest rates, its most powerful weapon against rising prices. The move was intended to slow demand, but there was also a psychological factor: If consumers become convinced that inflation is a permanent feature of the economy, that might become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Guest: Jeanna Smialek, a correspondent covering the Federal Reserve and the economy for The New York Times. Want more from The...

Duration:00:31:36

How Deshaun Watson Became the N.F.L.'s Biggest Scandal

7/27/2022
This episode contains details of alleged sexual assault. In the past year, more than 20 women have accused the star N.F.L. quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct. Despite the allegations, Watson has signed one of the most lucrative contracts in the history of football, with the Cleveland Browns, and will take the field today for training camp. Guest: Jenny Vrentas, a sports reporter for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our...

Duration:00:35:16

How Roe’s Demise Could Safeguard Gay Marriage

7/26/2022
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Democrats introduced a bill to prevent the right to gay marriage from meeting the same fate as the right to abortion. The bill was expected to go nowhere, but it has won more and more Republican support and now seems to have a narrow path to enactment. Guest: Annie Karni, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our newsletter. Background...

Duration:00:29:12

Death of a Crypto Company

7/25/2022
Born in response to the 2008 financial crisis, cryptocurrency was supposed be a form of money that eliminated the traditional gatekeepers who had overseen the tanking of the economy. But a crash in value recently has raised questions about cryptocurrency’s central promise. Guest: David Yaffe-Bellany, a reporter covering cryptocurrencies and fintech for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our...

Duration:00:31:53

The Sunday Read: ‘The Books About Sex That Every Family Should Read’

7/24/2022
How do you teach your child about sex? It’s a perennial question that has spawned hundreds of illustrated books meant to demystify sexual intercourse. But for the Canadian author Cory Silverberg, there was something lacking. Silverberg, who uses they/them pronouns, felt that books on sex aimed at children often omitted mention of intimacy in the context of disability or gender nonconformity. And so they set about making a book of their own. They wanted to tell a story of how babies are...

Duration:00:29:53

Utah’s ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

7/22/2022
The Great Salt Lake is drying up. Soaring demand for water, exacerbated by drought and higher temperatures in the region, are shrinking the waters, which play such a crucial role in the landscape, ecology and weather of Salt Lake City and Utah. Can the lake be saved? Guest: Christopher Flavelle, a climate reporter for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: urgent, obvious, and...

Duration:00:35:28

The Case Against Donald Trump

7/21/2022
A series of blockbuster hearings from the Jan. 6 committee has put growing pressure on Attorney General Merrick B. Garland to bring criminal charges against former President Donald J. Trump over the efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Before today’s committee hearing, we speak with Andrew D. Goldstein, one of the prosecutors who led the last major investigation into Mr. Trump, about why winning a case against the former president is such a challenge. Guest: Andrew Goldstein, a federal...

Duration:00:41:58

How Abortion Bans Are Restricting Miscarriage Care

7/20/2022
Across the United States, Republicans emboldened by the overturning of Roe v. Wade are passing laws intended to stop medical staff from providing an abortion. But those same laws may also be scaring health workers out of providing basic care for miscarriages. Guest: Pam Belluck, a health and science writer for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our newsletter. Background reading: hurdles receiving standard...

Duration:00:32:18

Broken Climate Pledges and Europe’s Heat Wave

7/19/2022
A record-breaking heat wave is currently washing over Europe. In parts of Britain, the mercury has hit a freakishly high 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more. While that is happening, both Europe and the United States — two of the world’s largest contributors to global warming — are abandoning key commitments to limit emissions. Guest: Somini Sengupta, the international climate reporter for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team,...

Duration:00:28:38

When Biden Met M.B.S.

7/18/2022
In the past, President Biden has called Saudi Arabia a “pariah” for its human rights abuses and said that he would never meet with its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But Mr. Biden’s first trip as president to the Middle East included talks with the prince. What prompted the change in course? Guest: Ben Hubbard, the Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, subscribe to our...

Duration:00:31:08