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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.




The Last Senate Seat

Georgia voters are heading to the polls for the final battle of the 2022 midterms — the runoff election between Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Herschel Walker. Both parties have their own challenges: Republicans have a candidate quality issue in Mr. Walker, and Democrats are concerned about the turnout of their voter coalition. One side, though, already seems resigned to losing. Guest: Maya King, a politics reporter covering the South for The New York...


Life in Ukraine as Russia Weaponizes Winter

For months, the war in Ukraine was about territory as both sides fought to control areas in the country’s south and east. In recent weeks, the war has taken a new turn. Mounting attacks on civilian infrastructure have left people across Ukraine without power, heat and sometimes water as the snow begins to fall. Guest: Marc Santora, the International News Editor for The New York Times. Background reading: send them back to the starting line This is life under Russian bombardmentFor more...


The Sunday Read: ‘How Noah Baumbach Made “White Noise” a Disaster Movie for Our Moment’

Jon Mooallem met with the director Noah Baumbach to discuss his latest film, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel “White Noise.” The pair explore the recent chain of personal and public events in Baumbach’s life, including the toll of the coronavirus pandemic and the death of his father, and how this “routine trauma” has affected his work, and why it prompted him to create a discombobulated, “elevated reality” for his film in the vein of David Lynch, the Coen brothers and Spike...


Who Pays the Bill for Climate Change?

Last month at COP27, the U.N. climate change conference, a yearslong campaign ended in an agreement. The rich nations of the world — the ones primarily responsible for the emissions that have caused climate change — agreed to pay into a fund to help poorer nations that bear the brunt of its effects. In the background, however, an even more meaningful plan was taking shape, led by the tiny island nation of Barbados. Guest: David Gelles, a climate correspondent for The New York...


A Landmark Jan. 6 Verdict

In a landmark verdict, a jury convicted Stewart Rhodes, leader of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia, of sedition for his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. The charge he faced, seditious conspiracy, is one that can be traced to the American Civil War. How did federal prosecutors make their case, and what does the verdict tell us about just how organized the attack really was? Guest: Alan Feuer, a reporter covering courts and criminal justice for The New York...


What It’s Like Inside One of China’s Protests

Over the weekend, protests against China’s strict coronavirus restrictions ricocheted across the country in a rare case of nationwide civil unrest. It was the most extensive series of protests since the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square in 1989. This is what these demonstrations look and feel like, and what they mean for President Xi Jinping and his quest for “zero Covid.” Guest: Vivian Wang, a China correspondent for The New York Times. Background reading: What are protesters...


A Secret Campaign to Influence the Supreme Court

For the past few months, Jodi Kantor and Jo Becker, investigative reporters for The New York Times, have looked into a secretive, yearslong effort by an anti-abortion activist to influence the justices of the Supreme Court. This is the story of the Rev. Rob Schenck, the man who led that effort. Guest: Jodi Kantor, an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Background reading: a landmark contraception ruling was disclosedFor more information on today’s episode, visit...


Qatar’s Big Bet on the World Cup

The World Cup, the biggest single sporting event on the planet, began earlier this month. By the time the tournament finishes, half the global population is expected to have watched. The 2022 World Cup has also been the focus of over a decade of controversy because of its unlikely host: the tiny, energy-rich country of Qatar. How did such a small nation come to host the tournament, and at what cost? Guest: Tariq Panja, a sports business reporter for The New York Times. Background...


Talking Turkey: A Holiday Special Edition

Being tasked with the turkey on Thanksgiving can be a high-pressure, high-stakes job. Two Times writers share what they’ve learned. Kim Severson takes listeners on a journey through some of the turkey-cooking gimmicks that have been recommended to Americans over the decades, and J. Kenji López-Alt talks about his foolproof method for roasting a bird. Guest: Kim Severson, a food correspondent for The New York Times; and J. Kenji López-Alt, a food columnist for The Times. Background...


The ‘Tripledemic’ Explained

This winter, three major respiratory viruses — respiratory syncytial virus or R.S.V., the flu and the coronavirus — are poised to collide in the United States in what some health officials are calling a “tripledemic.” What does this collision have to do with our response to the coronavirus pandemic, and why are children so far the worst affected? Guest: Apoorva Mandavilli, a science and global health reporter for The New York Times. Background reading: public health experts warnedFor...


Trump Faces a New Special Counsel

Donald J. Trump is running for president again. Donald J. Trump is back on Twitter again. And now a special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate Donald J. Trump again. In the saga of the Trump investigations, there seem to be recurring rhythms and patterns. Here’s what to know about the latest developments. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, a Washington correspondent for The New York Times. Background reading: two major criminal investigationsWhat is itFor more information on today’s...


The Sunday Read: ‘What Does Sustainable Living Look Like? Maybe Like Uruguay’

Across the world, developed nations have locked themselves into unsustainable, energy-intensive lifestyles. As environmental collapse threatens, the journalist Noah Gallagher Shannon explores the lessons in sustainability that can be learned from looking “at smaller, perhaps even less prosperous nations” such as Uruguay. “The task of shrinking our societal footprint is the most urgent problem of our era — and perhaps the most intractable,” writes Shannon, who explains that the problem of...


'The Run-Up': The Post-Mortem

The midterm elections have left both parties in a moment of reflection. For Republicans, it’s time to make a choice about Trumpism, but one that may no longer be theirs to make. For Democrats, it’s about how much of their future is inherently tied to the G.O.P.


The Man Who Was Supposed to Save Crypto

Earlier this year, much of the crypto industry imploded, taking with it billions of dollars. From that crash, one company and its charismatic founder emerged as the industry’s savior. Last week, that company collapsed. Who is Sam Bankman-Fried, how did he become the face of crypto, and why did so many believe in him? Guest: David Yaffe-Bellany, a reporter covering cryptocurrencies and fintech for The New York Times. Background reading: collapse of FTXsaid he had expanded too fast and...


The Far Right Rises in Israel

This week, Israel swore in a new Parliament, paving the way back to power for former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, even as he is on trial for corruption. Now, the country is on the cusp of its most right-wing government in history. Who and what forces are behind these events in Israeli politics? Guest: Patrick Kingsley, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times. Background reading: harnessed perceived threats to Israel’s Jewish identity has stoked fear among some...


A Republican House

Divided government appears poised to return to Washington. In the midterm elections, the Republicans seem likely to manage to eke out a majority in the House, but they will have a historically small margin of control. The Republican majority will be very conservative, made up of longtime members — some of whom have drifted more to the right — and a small but influential group of hard-right Republicans who are quite allied with former President Donald J. Trump and helped lead the effort to...


Another Trump Campaign

Days after voters rejected his vision for the country in the midterms, former President Donald J. Trump is expected to announce a third run for president. Despite the poor results for candidates he backed, why are Republican leaders powerless to stop him? Guest: Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. Background reading: Was it bad candidates, a bad message or Mr. Trump? faced unusual public attacks from across the Republican Party His votersFor more...


The Nation’s ‘Report Card’ on Remote Learning

On the first nationwide test of American students since the pandemic, scores plummeted to levels not seen in 20 years. The results show how challenging it was to keep students on track during the pandemic. What do the scores tell us about remote learning, who lost the most ground academically, and what can schools do to help students recover? Guest: Sarah Mervosh, a national reporter for The New York Times. Background reading: in most states and across almost all demographic groupsFor...


The Sunday Read: ‘Young and Homeless in Rural America’

Sandra Plantz, an administrator at Gallia County Local Schools for more than 20 years, oversees areas as diverse as Title I reading remediation and federal grants for all seven of the district’s schools. In recent years, though, she has leaned in hard on a role that is overlooked in many districts: homeless liaison. Ms. Plantz’s district, in rural Ohio, serves an area that doesn’t offer much in the way of a safety net beyond the local churches. The county has no family homeless shelters,...


How Democrats Defied the Odds

This week’s elections have been startlingly close. Control of both chambers of Congress remain up in the air. Historically, the president’s party is blown away in midterms. And the Democrats were further hampered this time round by President Biden’s unpopularity. Considering the headwinds, how did they do so well? Guest: Nate Cohn, chief political analyst for The New York Times. Background reading: the best midterms of any president in 20 years didn’t play as well as Republicans hoped...