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The stories you need to hear today, from Time.com. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc.

The stories you need to hear today, from Time.com. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc.

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The stories you need to hear today, from Time.com. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc.

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English


Episodes

How Tokyo Olympics COVID-19 Countermeasures May Be Falling Short... and More Stories

7/26/2021
Included in this episode: 1. How Tokyo Olympics COVID-19 Countermeasures May Be Falling Short 2. ‘I Try Not to Overthink It.’ After Mental Health Break, Naomi Osaka Just Keeps Winning 3. How Katie Ledecky Swims So Fast 4. Column: Working for J. Edgar Hoover, I Saw His Worst Excesses and Best Intentions 5. In Val, an Actor Turns the Camera on Himself for a Profound Reflection on His Life and Work 6. Column: Emmett Till Would Have Been 80 Today. His Story Still Defines the Ongoing Fight for...

Duration:00:34:45

Column: The Climate Crisis Is a Call to Action. These 5 Steps Helped Me Figure Out How to Be of Use... and More Stories

7/25/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Column: The Climate Crisis Is a Call to Action. These 5 Steps Helped Me Figure Out How to Be of Use 2. Review: FBoy Island and Sexy Beasts Represent the Best and Worst of 2021's Trashy Summer Dating Shows .

Duration:00:17:07

Democrats Want to Reform This Program That Helps Poor Elderly and Disabled Americans... and More Stories

7/24/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Democrats Want to Reform This Program That Helps Poor Elderly and Disabled Americans 2. Column: Online Anonymity Isn't Driving Abuse of Black Sports Stars. Systemic Racism Is 3. Why Are the Olympics Shrinking Basketball? Here’s What To Know About 3×3 4. Column: Our Brains Make Us Way Too Optimistic About Deadlines 5. Review: The Last Letter From Your Lover Is Imperfect but Pleasurable .

Duration:00:37:33

How Tokyo Olympics Officials Are Working to Keep Athletes on the Field Even as Infections Pile Up... and More Stories

7/23/2021
Included in this episode: 1. How Tokyo Olympics Officials Are Working to Keep Athletes on the Field Even as Infections Pile Up 2. Why the Respiratory Disease RSV Is Having an Off-Season Surge 3. LGBTQ People Across the U.S. Face Many Disparities In Health Care. A New Fellowship Aims to Bridge Those Gaps 4. Tsar Nicolas II Thought Vodka Was Hurting Russians—But Banning It Helped Destroy His Empire 5. Review: M. Night Shyamalan Squanders a Rich Premise in Old .

Duration:00:31:37

Madagascar's Famine is the First in Modern History to be Solely Caused by Global Warming... and More Stories

7/22/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Madagascar's Famine is the First in Modern History to be Solely Caused by Global Warming 2. Tokyo Olympics Officials Fire Opening Ceremony Director Over Past Holocaust Joke 3. Column: How Far Has America Come Since the George Floyd Protests? 4. Ted Lasso and TV’s Strange Quest to Build the Perfect Man .

Duration:00:28:35

Forget the Bezos and Branson Spaceflights. The Real Deal Happens This Fall... and More Stories

7/21/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Forget the Bezos and Branson Spaceflights. The Real Deal Happens This Fall 2. Pegasus Spyware Reportedly Hacked Thousands of iPhones Worldwide. Here’s What to Know 3. Aging Athletes Are Enjoying A Moment. Team USA’s Oldest Olympian Plans To Keep It Going 4. This Is What Happens When an Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics .

Duration:00:23:42

A Fourth Wave of COVID-19 Is Brewing in the U.S. Is There Enough Time to Stop it?... and More Stories

7/20/2021
Included in this episode: 1. A Fourth Wave of COVID-19 Is Brewing in the U.S. Is There Enough Time to Stop it? 2. Governments Used Spyware to Surveil Journalists and Activists. Here’s Why Revelations About Pegasus Are Shaking Up the World 3. U.S. Capitol Rioter Who Breached the Senate Gets 8 Months in Jail 4. Global Electricity Production Is Roaring Back—and So Are CO2 Emissions .

Duration:00:24:15

Wally Funk Is Going to Space Aboard Jeff Bezos’s Rocket. Here’s Why That Matters... and More Stories

7/19/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Wally Funk Is Going to Space Aboard Jeff Bezos’s Rocket. Here’s Why That Matters 2. Texas Lawmaker in D.C. on Testing Positive for COVID-19: ‘Let This Be a Reminder’ 3. What You Need to Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots 4. After Decades of Offering Climate Carrots, Europe Adds a Stick In Its ‘Fit for 55’ Policy Roadmap 5. Column: Why Congress Deserves Its Own Emmy Category 6. Review: Roadrunner Illuminates Anthony Bourdain the Man—But Are Its Means Totally Legit?...

Duration:00:36:47

Russia Was Banned From the Tokyo Olympics. These Athletes Are Finding Other Ways to Compete... and More Stories

7/18/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Russia Was Banned From the Tokyo Olympics. These Athletes Are Finding Other Ways to Compete 2. The Conservative Case Against Banning Critical Race Theory 3. How Climate Change Science Has Changed Due to COVID-19 Restrictions 4. One Thing Couples Should ‘Never, Ever’ Do With Their Money, According to Suze Orman .

Duration:00:36:12

‘I Won’t Shut Up.’ Team USA Hammer Thrower Gwen Berry Discusses Protest and the Olympics... and More Stories

7/17/2021
Included in this episode: 1. ‘I Won’t Shut Up.’ Team USA Hammer Thrower Gwen Berry Discusses Protest and the Olympics 2. Zaila Avant-garde Knows the Troubling History Behind Her Historic Spelling Bee Win 3. ‘The Myth Itself Becomes a Stand-in.’ What Can the Alamo’s History Teach Us About Teaching History? 4. Could the World’s Largest Green Energy Hub Redefine How Companies Work With Indigenous People? 5. Anxious About Returning to “Normal Life”? Try Emotional Vaccination .

Duration:00:30:55

Column: The U.S. Spends Less Than Nearly Every Country on Unemployment. That's Why People Can't Get Jobs.... and More Stories

7/16/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Column: The U.S. Spends Less Than Nearly Every Country on Unemployment. That's Why People Can't Get Jobs. 2. Contraceptive Access May Not Be as Impactful for the World’s Poorest Women: Study 3. Cryptocurrency Crime Is Booming. Here’s How to Invest Safely 4. Promotion of an ‘Anti-Trans’ Paperback Stirs Criticism of Amazon, American Booksellers Association .

Duration:00:33:43

The Only Way for the U.S. to Reach Herd Immunity Is With COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates... and More Stories

7/15/2021
Included in this episode: 1. The Only Way for the U.S. to Reach Herd Immunity Is With COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates 2. Twitter Penalizes Record Number of Accounts for Posting Hate Speech 3. A New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Lead to a Revolution in Treating Women’s Mental Health Issues 4. Column: The Best Way for the World to Help Haiti in This Moment of Crisis 5. Column: Karaoke Was Always an Escape Before the Pandemic. Now It's More Than That 6. These Scientists Linked June’s Heat Wave to...

Duration:00:32:18

The FDA’s New Guillain-Barre Warning For the J&J Vaccine Reflects a Small Increased Risk of the Illness... and More Stories

7/14/2021
Included in this episode: 1. The FDA’s New Guillain-Barre Warning For the J&J Vaccine Reflects a Small Increased Risk of the Illness 2. Why Is a Florida-Based Pastor Under Arrest for the Assassination of Haiti’s President? 3. Black England Soccer Players Are Being Racially Abused on Social Media. How Can These Platforms Do Better? .

Duration:00:21:50

Food Shortages, COVID-19, and Instagram: The Driving Forces Behind the Cuba Protests... and More Stories

7/13/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Food Shortages, COVID-19, and Instagram: The Driving Forces Behind the Cuba Protests 2. Texas House Democrats Invoke the ‘Nuclear Option,’ Fleeing to D.C. to Stall Voting Restrictions 3. Here’s What the Crackdown on China’s Big Tech Firms Is Really About 4. Column: Donald Trump Is a Better Community Organizer Than Barack Obama Ever Was 5. ‘Young People Are Taking Control Over Their Gender Identity.’ New Research Examines Diversity of Nonbinary Youth .

Duration:00:33:41

Why Richard Branson’s Spaceflight Is a Very Big Deal... and More Stories

7/12/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Why Richard Branson’s Spaceflight Is a Very Big Deal 2. How the Black Widow End-Credits Scene Sets Up Marvel’s Next Hero and Villain 3. Racist Abuse Targets Three English Players In Soccer’s European Championship Finals 4. Naomi Osaka: ‘It’s O.K. Not to Be O.K.’ 5. I Got a J&J Vaccine. Should I Get a Booster Shot as Delta Spreads? 6. Congressional Democrats’ Ex-Staffers Are Lobbying Against Biden’s Tax Hikes on Corporations and the Rich

Duration:00:30:39

Most Americans Support Guaranteed Income. Here’s How We Are Working as Mayors to Make It a Reality... and More Stories

7/11/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Most Americans Support Guaranteed Income. Here’s How We Are Working as Mayors to Make It a Reality 2. Congressional Democrats’ Ex-Staffers Are Lobbying Against Biden’s Tax Hikes on Corporations and the Rich 3. Angelina Jolie: We Need to Understand the Human Cost of Burkina Faso’s Refugee Crisis 4. There’s a Proven Way to Reduce Gun Violence in America’s Cities. We Just Need to Fund It

Duration:00:31:15

Less Than 5% of Pandemic Relief Funds for Nightlife Venues Have Been Distributed. Owners Fear the Show Might Not Go On... and More Stories

7/10/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Less Than 5% of Pandemic Relief Funds for Nightlife Venues Have Been Distributed. Owners Fear the Show Might Not Go On 2.Sandy Hook Family Lawyers Accuse Gunmaker of Delay Tactics 4. Uncle of Darnella Frazier Struck, Killed by Minneapolis Police in Pursuit of Robbery Suspect 5. Biden Says Talks With Russia on Cyber Attacks Are Progressing. His Own Staff Is Skeptical .

Duration:00:00:01

Biden Says Talks With Russia on Cyber Attacks Are Progressing. His Own Staff Is Skeptical... and More Stories

7/9/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Biden Says Talks With Russia on Cyber Attacks Are Progressing. His Own Staff Is Skeptical 2. Japan Has a Plan to Protect the Olympics From COVID-19. But Can It Protect Itself From the Olympics? 3. Pfizer-BioNTech Report ‘Encouraging’ Data on the Efficacy of Booster Shots 4. Review: Netflix's Fear Street Trilogy Is Straight-to-VHS Horror With Nostalgic Flair 5. The Federal Eviction Ban Was Extended to July 31. Here’s How to File for Protection .

Duration:00:24:52

What We Learned About Relationships During the Pandemic... and More Stories

7/8/2021
Included in this episode: 1. What We Learned About Relationships During the Pandemic 2. Haitian Police Kill 4 Suspects in Assassination of President Jovenel Moïse 3. Rescue Crews at Surfside Condo Collapse End Search for Survivors 4. Last Month Was the Hottest June in North America in Recent Recorded History 5. Review: Build Your House Around My Body Offers a Satisfying Story of Possession and Revenge

Duration:00:29:39

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated at Home... and More Stories

7/7/2021
Included in this episode: 1. Former NYPD Captain Eric Adams Wins New York City Mayoral Democratic Primary 2. Pentagon Cancels $10 Billion ‘JEDI’ Cloud Deal Awarded to Microsoft 3. Suze Orman Thinks Crypto Should Be Part of Your Investment Portfolio – With a Few Caveats 4. Sonos’ Roam Is a Pretty, Portable and Pricey Speaker That Could Enhance Your Summer Plans .

Duration:00:28:50