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The Economic Cost of Authoritarian Rule

20:42 | Aug 15th, 2018

Turkey is on the verge of an economic meltdown that could infect the global financial system. We examine how the country’s slide toward authoritarianism helped trigger the crisis. Guest: Jim Tankersley, who covers economic policy for The New York Tim...Show More

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

24:43 | Oct 13th, 2017

“I’m not quitting today. I don’t believe — and I just talked to the president — I don’t think I’m being fired today,” John F. Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, said at a surprise news conference. Hours later, President Trump unexpectedly relea...Show More

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

34:23 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Derek Black left the white nationalist movement that he had been poised to help lead, betraying his father, a former grand master of the Ku Klux Klan. Today, we talk with him about the events of the past year. For more information on today’s episode,...Show More

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

21:24 | Feb 19th, 2018

The Justice Department charged 13 Russians with illegally trying to disrupt the American political process, in a sophisticated plot to deepen the country’s divisions and turn Americans against one another. President Trump’s reaction to those charges ...Show More

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

22:44 | Jul 11th, 2017

A music producer. A lawyer from Moscow. The Miss Universe pageant. And now: the promise of help from the Russian government. We connect the dots on Donald Trump Jr.’s communications last summer. And what happens when thousands of rebel fighters try t...Show More

When We Almost Stopped Climate Change

28:01 | Aug 31st, 2018

Thirty years ago, the United States had a chance to stop global warming in its tracks. Almost nothing stood in the way — except human resistance. Guests: Rafe Pomerance, an environmentalist who became involved with the climate movement in its earlies...Show More

Was Kevin Cooper Framed for Murder?

24:52 | May 30th, 2018

The sole survivor of an attack in which four people were murdered identified the perpetrators as three white men. The police ignored suspects who fit the description and arrested a young black man instead. He is now awaiting execution. Guests: Kevin ...Show More

Thursday, March 30, 2017

22:53 | Mar 30th, 2017

Not a boogeyman. Not a savior. Why Scott Pruitt, President Trump's E.P.A. chief, confounds both sides. Plus: How the federal battles over climate change feel to one coal miner. Guests: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and the environment for The Ne...Show More

The American Women Who Joined ISIS

29:26 | Feb 22nd

They left to join the so-called caliphate and took an oath of allegiance to a terrorist group intent on destroying the West. Now they want to come home. What should the United States do with the American wives of Islamic State fighters? Guest: Rukmin...Show More

Avoiding a Shutdown (by Declaring an Emergency)

27:08 | Feb 15th

We take a look at the president’s last-minute plan to fund his border wall — and at how we got here. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit

Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia.

24:48 | Feb 8th

Democrats have adopted a policy of zero tolerance for misconduct, past or present, by members of their own party. The growing political crisis in Virginia is testing that approach. Guest: Jonathan Martin, who covers national politics for The New York...Show More

One Country, 2 Presidents: The Crisis in Venezuela

25:27 | Jan 25th

A remarkable battle for power is playing out in Venezuela, with dueling claims to the presidency. We look at what’s happening in the country and why the situation is coming to a head. Guest: Nicholas Casey, the Andes bureau chief for The New York Tim...Show More

A Rift Over Power and Privilege in the Women’s March

21:14 | Jan 18th

After the divisiveness of the 2016 election, the Women’s March became a major symbol of unity. But two years later, a rift in the movement has grown. Guest: Farah Stockman, a national reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s e...Show More

A Republican Congressman From Texas Who Opposes the Wall

19:49 | Jan 17th

As the government shutdown approaches its fifth week, a few congressional Republicans are publicly breaking from the president in his push for a border wall. We spoke with one of them. Guest: Representative Will Hurd, Republican of Texas. For more in...Show More

What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 2

23:00 | Dec 5th, 2018

When China first began experimenting with capitalism in the 1980s, the West was certain the experiment would fail. But two of its assumptions — that government controls stifle economic growth, and that the internet cannot be tamed — were quickly prov...Show More

What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 1

20:32 | Dec 4th, 2018

From the very beginning, the West was certain that China would not pull off its economic experiment. That certainty came from a set of assumptions about how societies function and political freedoms emerge. But those assumptions were wrong — and Chin...Show More

A High School Assault

24:31 | Sep 20th, 2018

The accusation against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has set off a national debate about how to address decades-old allegations of sexual aggression by a teenager. Here is one woman’s perspective. Guest: Caitlin Flanagan, who wrote about her experience of...Show More

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

23:56 | May 9th, 2018

President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, calling it “decaying and rotten.” Why did President Barack Obama sign it in the first place? Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. For more...Show More

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018

27:52 | Mar 15th, 2018

Florida is a great state to be a gun owner. For years, it has been a laboratory of sorts for the National Rifle Association — it’s the state that invented the concealed-carry permit. Gun control proponents had started to resign themselves to the fact...Show More

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

23:10 | Feb 23rd, 2018

President Trump, conservatives and the National Rifle Association have once again tried to steer the national conversation after a mass shooting to the mental health of the people who pull the triggers, rather than the weapons they use. But how can t...Show More

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

36:56 | Jan 24th, 2018

Tonya Harding had talent, but the world of figure skating wanted nothing to do with her. She was called “white trash.” And when Nancy Kerrigan was bashed in the knee just before the 1994 Winter Olympics, Ms. Harding became a villain. Now, 24 years la...Show More

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

29:04 | Nov 17th, 2017

Basim Razzo lost his family and his home in an airstrike by the American-led coalition fighting the Islamic State. Video of the strike shows a target hit with military precision. In Part 2 of our look at civilian casualties in Iraq, Mr. Razzo sets ou...Show More

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

21:45 | Nov 16th, 2017

The American-led battle against the Islamic State has been hailed as the most precise air campaign in history. But its airstrikes have killed far more Iraqi civilians than anyone has acknowledged. The survivors of those strikes have been left wonderi...Show More

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

23:03 | Oct 23rd, 2017

“It’s horrible what I went through, horrible what my family went through,” Bill O’Reilly said of the sexual harassment allegations that cost him his job at Fox News. Mr. O’Reilly spoke on the record to two of our reporters, Emily Steel and Michael S....Show More

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

20:34 | Sep 8th, 2017

President Trump has called Representative Nancy Pelosi “incompetent” and called Senator Chuck Schumer a “loser.” Now he’s striking deals with Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer, the two most powerful Democrats in Washington, and sending out tweets at their r...Show More

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

22:40 | Aug 14th, 2017

Protests over a plan to remove a Confederate monument in Charlottesville, Va., spun out of control, leading to clashes that left at least one person dead. President Trump condemned “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” but he did not call out...Show More

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

22:31 | Aug 10th, 2017

In 1999, President Bill Clinton sent an envoy to North Korea for a rare negotiation aimed at stopping the country’s nuclear development. That was the moment, the envoy says, when everything could have gone differently. Guest: William Perry, the secre...Show More

Friday, May 26, 2017

23:18 | May 26th, 2017

How John Shields planned his perfect death, and what Canada has learned by allowing 1,300 terminally ill people to do the same. Guests: Catherine Porter, who has been following one man seeking control of his death. For more information on today’s epi...Show More

Why Didn’t Mueller Decide on Obstruction?

21:17 | Mar 26th

The special counsel, Robert Mueller, was supposed to decide whether President Trump had committed a crime. Why did the attorney general, William P. Barr, do it instead? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigatio...Show More

Coordination: Not Established. Obstruction: More Complicated.

28:08 | Mar 25th

Attorney General William P. Barr sent a letter to Congress summarizing the Mueller report: The special counsel investigation did not establish coordination with Russia, but there was a more complicated story when it came to obstruction of justice. Gu...Show More

Special Edition: Robert Mueller Submits His Report

15:18 | Mar 22nd

The Mueller report has been sent to the attorney general. Here’s a look at what this means and what comes next. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s...Show More

How New Zealand Banned Assault Rifles in Six Days

20:57 | Mar 22nd

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand promised to change the country’s gun laws after a mass shooting in Christchurch left 50 people dead. Less than a week later, she did it. Guest: Jamie Tarabay, a New York Times correspondent based in Austra...Show More

A Path to Curing H.I.V.

27:05 | Mar 21st

For only the second time since the start of a global epidemic, a person was reported this month to have been cured of H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS. Scientists and activists had almost given up on reaching that milestone. Here’s a look at how we...Show More

‘Trump of the Tropics’: How Brazil’s President Came to Power

22:02 | Mar 20th

President Trump welcomed Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House on Tuesday. We look at the back story of Mr. Bolsonaro, whose campaign tactics, incendiary rhetoric and brash style have earned him the nickname “Trump of the t...Show More

Two Crashes, a Single Jet: The Story of Boeing’s 737 Max

23:48 | Mar 19th

As Boeing developed a new line of passenger jets, it was determined to avoid costly training for pilots. Then, two of those jets crashed. Guest: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, vi...Show More

The Mosque Attacks in New Zealand

21:34 | Mar 18th

A gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing at least 50 people. The massacre was partly streamed online. We look at why the attack was, in some ways, made by and for the internet. Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about tec...Show More

The Family That Profited From the Opioid Crisis

26:49 | Mar 15th

The family that built its fortune on the opioid painkiller OxyContin has never been held legally accountable for the epidemic that the drug helped unleash. Here’s why that could change. Guest: Barry Meier, the author of “Pain Killer: An Empire of Dec...Show More

Bribing Their Way Into College

21:28 | Mar 14th

When a federal prosecutor revealed a $25 million scheme to seek an edge in college admissions for the children of celebrities, executives and other rich parents, he declared, “There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy.” But, ...Show More

How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Work (or Not Work)

26:06 | Mar 13th

“Medicare for all” has become a punching bag for Republicans and a rallying cry for many Democrats. But what exactly is it? Guest: Margot Sanger-Katz, who covers health care for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytim...Show More

Part 3: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)

22:09 | Mar 12th

Once the special counsel’s report has been released, it’s up to Congress and its oversight committees to determine what happens next. We spoke to the head of the House Judiciary Committee, who will have to make that decision. Guest: Representative Je...Show More

Part 2: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)

23:54 | Mar 11th

As the special counsel finishes his investigation, he can pursue three different paths — each with a profoundly different effect on how Congress will proceed. Recent history makes one of those paths especially treacherous. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, ...Show More

Reckoning With the Real Michael Jackson

29:25 | Mar 8th

For decades, despite a swirl of allegations around him, Michael Jackson earned the world’s admiration, bewilderment and pity. A New York Times culture critic reflects on the moment the spell broke. Guest: Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The Time...Show More

Promise and Peril of the Green New Deal

25:28 | Mar 7th

From the moment it was unveiled, a sweeping plan for tackling climate change called the Green New Deal has divided Democrats and handed a political weapon to Republicans. Here’s a look at the plan’s effects in Washington. Guest: Coral Davenport, who ...Show More

Silicon Valley’s Military Dilemma

23:53 | Mar 6th

Across Silicon Valley, tech companies are pursuing contracts with the Defense Department. But seemingly lucrative deals can come with hidden costs. To explain, we look at a company that sold something to the military and later came to regret it. Gues...Show More

What Happened to Lindsey Graham?

26:47 | Mar 5th

Two years ago, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called Donald Trump a “kook,” a “bigot,” “crazy” and “unfit for office.” Now he lavishes praise on the president at every turn. What’s going on? Guest: Mark Leibovich, who interviewed the senato...Show More

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)

22:23 | Mar 4th

There have only been a handful of investigations into possible criminal conduct by a sitting president of the United States. Each time, an outside investigator has been appointed under a set of rules to ensure independence and accountability — and th...Show More

Why the North Korea Deal Fell Apart (Again)

25:29 | Mar 1st

President Trump was so confident thahe would reach a nuclear pact with North Korea that he scheduled a signing ceremony before an agreement had even been struck. Here’s how it all unraveled. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent f...Show More

The Testimony of Michael Cohen

29:32 | Feb 28th

Michael Cohen is headed to prison for lying on behalf of Donald Trump. On Wednesday, he told Congress that he’s done protecting the president. Guest: Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House for The New York Times.  For more information on today’s...Show More

A Fraudulent Election in North Carolina

23:54 | Feb 27th

For months, allegations of fraud have swirled around a congressional race in North Carolina’s Ninth District, but the Republican at the center of the controversy has held on. Why is he giving up now? Guest: Alan Blinder, who covers the American South...Show More

What Hollywood Keeps Getting Wrong About Race

30:03 | Feb 26th

Three decades ago, the highest honor at the Academy Awards was given to a movie about a white passenger learning to love her black chauffeur. Sunday night, the same award was given to a film about a white chauffeur learning to love his black passenge...Show More

Why Controlling 5G Could Mean Controlling the World

23:41 | Feb 25th

The United States believes that whoever controls fifth-generation cellular networks, known as 5G, will have a global advantage for decades to come. The fear is that China is almost there. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for ...Show More

How New York Lost Amazon

26:06 | Feb 21st

Supporters promised an economic transformation that would benefit generations. Opponents feared a billion-dollar giveaway to the world’s most profitable company. Here’s how the deal to bring Amazon to New York City fell apart. Guest: J. David Goodman...Show More

The Democratic Presidential Field (So Far)

26:10 | Feb 20th

Senator Bernie Sanders has entered a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates. We look at how candidates who agree on many social issues are fighting to distinguish themselves in order to beat President Trump. Guest: Alexander Burns, who c...Show More

The Democrats and Israel

35:19 | Feb 19th

In the weeks since they’ve taken office, two freshman Democrats — Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — have been engulfed in controversy over their criticisms of Israel. We look at how, after decades of unwavering commitment to Israel, the ...Show More

The Parkland Students, One Year Later

25:53 | Feb 14th

It’s been a year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. We went to Florida this week to check in on some of the students we met 12 months ago. Guest: Clare Toeniskoetter, a producer for “The Daily,” spoke with four st...Show More

No Heat, No Power: How a Federal Jail Failed Its Inmates

23:05 | Feb 13th

A New York Times investigation found that inside a Brooklyn jail, more than 1,000 inmates were locked inside freezing cells for 23 hours a day, prompting an inquiry by the Justice Department. But the involvement of the Justice Department may not be t...Show More

Why Chief Justice Roberts Just Protected Abortion Rights

25:50 | Feb 12th

From the moment he was confirmed, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has been a reliable conservative on the Supreme Court. So why did he just side with the court’s more liberal members to preserve abortion rights in Louisiana? Guest: Adam Liptak, who...Show More

The Standoff Over Food and Power in Venezuela

22:49 | Feb 11th

The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is worsening as President Nicolás Maduro refuses to give up power and blocks food from entering the country despite widespread hunger. Here’s a look at why, in Mr. Maduro’s mind, giving up control of food means gi...Show More

The Overlooked Scandal of Priests Sexually Abusing Nuns

23:17 | Feb 7th

The pope acknowledged for the first time the persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests. We look at why it took the Catholic Church so long to recognize this group of victims. Guest: Laurie Goodstein, who has covered the Catholic Church fo...Show More

What Past State of the Union Speeches Tell Us About the Future

25:37 | Feb 6th

In his first State of the Union address since losing control of Congress, the president repeatedly spoke of bipartisan unity. But a history of these speeches suggests that it’s everything else he said that will best predict how he actually governs. G...Show More

What Motivates Mitch McConnell?

27:37 | Feb 5th

Over the past decade, the Senate Republican leader has emerged as a skilled legislative warrior, obstructing President Barack Obama’s agenda and enabling President Trump’s. But what does Mitch McConnell himself actually believe in? Guest: Charles Hom...Show More

Making Peace With the Taliban

28:02 | Feb 4th

Nearly 18 years ago, the United States declared war on the Taliban, promising to drive it from power in Afghanistan. Here’s a look at why American officials are now offering peace to the same group. Guest: Mujib Mashal, a New York Times senior corres...Show More

The President and the Publisher

31:43 | Feb 1st

On Thursday in the Oval Office, the president of the United States debated the publisher of The New York Times about the role of a free press. Guest: A. G. Sulzberger, The Times’s publisher, sat down with President Trump. For more information on toda...Show More

The Perils of Reporting on an Investigation of the President

30:37 | Jan 31st

The special counsel’s office disputed an explosive BuzzFeed report claiming that President Trump had instructed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress — and that investigators had evidence of this. The scrutiny that followed calls to mi...Show More

How Democrats Will Govern (Now That Government Is Open)

23:09 | Jan 30th

For weeks, House Democrats have found their agenda overshadowed by the struggle to reopen the government. Now that it’s open, they have a plan. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, who covers Congress for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episod...Show More

Dispatches From the Border, Part 2

29:05 | Jan 29th

After a 35-day government shutdown over a proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Democrats and Republicans in Congress are negotiating over what border security actually means. We checked back in with Annie Brown from “The Daily,” who’s been dri...Show More

The Story of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks

23:38 | Jan 28th

The special counsel’s indictment of Roger J. Stone Jr. contains details as over-the-top as Mr. Stone himself, revealing, for instance, that he encouraged an associate to use a tactic straight from “The Godfather.” But the indictment — which shows the...Show More

ISIS Has Lost Its Land. What About Its Power?

21:05 | Jan 24th

More than 99 percent of the territory the Islamic State once held in Iraq and Syria is gone — but the United States government may be misunderstanding what that means. Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism and the Islamic State for The New ...Show More

The Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial

23:33 | Jan 23rd

Over the course of three days, the narrative of an encounter between young men wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and a Native American veteran has become a pick-your-side story where who holds power and who’s at fault are all up for debate. Wha...Show More

The Freshman, Part 1: Rashida Tlaib

37:23 | Jan 22nd

Now that the Democrats have taken back the House, their plan is to govern on a message of unity heading into 2020. A small group of new, progressive lawmakers threatens to upend that plan. Meet one of them. Guests: Representative Rashida Tlaib, Democ...Show More

William Barr Under Oath

27:21 | Jan 16th

In a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, William P. Barr, the nominee for attorney general, vowed to protect the Justice Department and seemed to tell senators what they wanted to hear. But was it what the president wanted to hear? Guest: ...Show More

Trump’s Pick for Attorney General

22:41 | Jan 15th

William P. Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, is set to go before senators today for the beginning of his confirmation hearings. What would it mean for the president and the special counsel to have an attorney general who is in cha...Show More

Dispatches From the Border, Part 1

25:00 | Jan 14th

As the shutdown continues over the president’s demand for a border wall, Annie Brown from “The Daily” joined Azam Ahmed, a New York Times reporter, and Meridith Kohut, a photojournalist, on their endeavor to drive the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico...Show More

What a Border Sheriff Thinks About the Wall

23:32 | Jan 11th

A majority of Americans oppose the construction of a border wall. President Trump’s insistence on building it has led to a bitter political impasse and a government shutdown. We spoke with a sheriff on the border who supports the president’s efforts....Show More

The Republicans’ Shutdown Strategy

21:33 | Jan 10th

In his latest negotiation with Democrats over the shutdown, President Trump slammed the table and stormed out of the meeting. We look at why his strategy requires giving no ground and forcing Republican senators to stand with him, no matter the cost....Show More

Trump’s Prime-Time Address

23:29 | Jan 9th

Millions of Americans watched on Tuesday night as President Trump made his case for a wall on the southern border, and as Democratic leaders dismissed his talk of crisis. Guests: Michael M. Grynbaum, who covers the media for The New York Times, and M...Show More

Is There a Crisis at the Border?

16:19 | Jan 8th

President Trump plans to address the nation tonight about what he calls “the humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border.” But much of that chaos could be a result of the administration’s policies. Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who c...Show More

Trump’s Plan to Withdraw Troops From Syria

21:46 | Jan 7th

President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria surprised allies and enemies alike, and prompted public disagreement from military and civilian leaders. But the ensuing debate about the role of the United States military may be long...Show More

Day 1 of a Democratic Majority

27:18 | Jan 4th

The 116th Congress has been sworn in. With that, Democrats have taken control of the House, and Representative Nancy Pelosi has reclaimed her position as its leader. Here’s the scene on Capitol Hill as the day unfolded. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis,...Show More

Chuck Schumer on the Wall, the Shutdown and the Era of Divided Government

24:32 | Jan 3rd

On the 12th day of the government shutdown, the Democratic congressional leaders went to the White House and proposed that the president reopen the government while the two sides ironed out differences on funding for a border wall. A couple of hours ...Show More

What Will Democrats Do With Their New Power?

31:02 | Jan 2nd

Democrats have waited two years for a chance to investigate President Trump on their own terms. Starting tomorrow, they can. We look at how they plan to use — and not use — that power. Guest: Jason Zengerle, a contributing writer for The New York Tim...Show More

An Ongoing Look Into the Origins of Trump’s Wealth

31:30 | Dec 31st, 2018

This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today, we return to a New York Times investigation into Fred and Donald Trump’s taxes. After spending muc...Show More

A Mother Talks to Her Sons About Brett Kavanaugh

20:19 | Dec 28th, 2018

This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. In October, we sat down with a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn to talk about their reaction to the acc...Show More

The Scars of Family Separation

20:54 | Dec 27th, 2018

This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today, we’re going back to an episode from this summer, when we met Nazario Jacinto Carrillo, a farmer fr...Show More

For a Family Divided by the Korean War, a New Chapter

20:58 | Dec 26th, 2018

This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. In April, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss formal...Show More

The Year in Sound: An Audio Time Capsule of 2018

29:53 | Dec 24th, 2018

Between the government shutdowns that bookended the year, there were furious standoffs over a border wall; shootings at a high school, a bar, a grocery store, a synagogue; devastating wildfires in California. Handshakes and promises shared with autoc...Show More

The Latest Showdown Over a Shutdown

24:19 | Dec 21st, 2018

President Trump seemed poised to avoid a government shutdown and to carry his fight for a border wall into 2019, when the House will be controlled by Democrats. Then he shot down the spending deal. So what happened? Also, to cap off a chaotic day o...Show More

Senator Claire McCaskill on Losing Missouri and the Politics of Purity

28:10 | Dec 20th, 2018

If any Democratic senator representing a red state was going to survive the midterm elections and continue serving in 2019, it was thought to be Claire McCaskill. But she lost. We spoke with her as her time in office was winding down. Guests: Senator...Show More

The Ethics of Genetically Editing Babies

22:39 | Dec 19th, 2018

Ever since scientists created the powerful gene-editing technique Crispr, they have braced for the day when it would be used to produce a genetically altered human being. Now, the moment they feared may have come. What’s likely to happen next? We als...Show More

A Year in the Russia Investigation

18:07 | Dec 18th, 2018

At the start of 2018, the biggest threat to the Trump presidency was an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. As the year draws to a close, it’s his hush payments to women. We look at what’s behind that change — and how the threat may cha...Show More

‘The Most Significant Campaign Contributions’ in U.S. History

21:21 | Dec 17th, 2018

It was never clear what motivated Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to hand the investigation of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, over to career prosecutors in New York rather than to the special counsel. With that inv...Show More

Undocumented and Working for Trump

24:12 | Dec 14th, 2018

Last week, Victorina Morales came forward and said that for the last five years, she had been working as an undocumented immigrant at President Trump’s golf club in New Jersey. A couple of days ago, we visited her in her home with Miriam Jordan, the ...Show More

The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism, and How U.S. Law Enforcement Ignored It

27:35 | Dec 13th, 2018

Despite repeated warnings over the past two decades, federal law enforcement officials in the United States have ignored the threat of violence from far-right extremists. Now, they have no idea how to stop it. Guest: Janet Reitman, a contributing wri...Show More

Why Republicans Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul

22:22 | Dec 12th, 2018

President Barack Obama came very close in 2015 to passing a bipartisan bill to rewrite prison and sentencing laws. Three years later, the same people who were responsible for stopping that bill may become responsible for passing a scaled-back version...Show More

Waiting for Brexit

33:00 | Dec 11th, 2018

In a humiliating last-minute move, Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain postponed a vote in Parliament on Tuesday on the terms of the country’s divorce from the European Union. We look at why Britain is so frustrated by Brexit even before Brexit has...Show More

The Business of Selling Your Location

21:58 | Dec 10th, 2018

A New York Times investigation has found that the information being collected about us through apps on our smartphones is far more extensive than most of us imagine — or are aware we have consented to. Guests: Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Natasha Sing...Show More

The Photo of the Yemeni Girl

22:53 | Dec 7th, 2018

In the three years that Saudi Arabia, supported by the United States, has been at war with the Houthis in Yemen, very few journalists have been allowed into the country to document what’s happening there. The New York Times journalist Tyler Hicks is ...Show More

Watering Down Democrats’ Power in Wisconsin

23:02 | Dec 6th, 2018

Across the country, Democratic candidates for governor and attorney general won seats that had long been held by Republicans. But Republican-controlled legislatures in some states are resisting that transfer of power. Guest: Mitch Smith, who covers t...Show More

The Legacy of George Bush

29:04 | Dec 3rd, 2018

George Bush rode the Reagan revolution to the White House, where he had one of the highest approval ratings of any president, and where he successfully oversaw the end of the Cold War. So why was he denied a second term? Guest: Peter Baker, who cover...Show More

Why Michael Cohen Lied to Congress

20:53 | Nov 30th, 2018

President Trump’s former lawyer has pleaded guilty to lying about Mr. Trump’s business ties to Russia and has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel investigation. It’s the second time this week that a subject of the inquiry has been charged wi...Show More

Nancy Pelosi’s Last Fight

20:58 | Nov 29th, 2018

Many newly elected Democrats in the House have voted to make Representative Nancy Pelosi the next speaker. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she has their support. Guests: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers Congress for The New York Times, and Represent...Show More

What’s Going On With Paul Manafort?

19:28 | Nov 28th, 2018

The special counsel’s office says that Paul Manafort, the president’s former campaign chairman, repeatedly lied to investigators, even after agreeing to cooperate in the Russia inquiry. Meanwhile, The Guardian is reporting that Mr. Manafort met with ...Show More

The U.S. as a Place of Refuge

25:58 | Nov 27th, 2018

As large groups of Central American migrants approach the U.S. border, the Trump administration is making it more difficult for them to apply for asylum. Is the president undermining the original concept of asylum, or is he restoring it?  Guest: Cait...Show More

The Human Toll of Instant Delivery

28:47 | Nov 26th, 2018

With the rise of online retailers like Amazon, consumers’ expectations about the speed of delivery have been transformed. A New York Times investigation examines the cost of that transformation. Guests: Jessica Silver-Greenberg, a business reporter f...Show More

Deployed in the U.S., Just Waiting for the Caravan

20:08 | Nov 21st, 2018

At nearly every turn, President Trump’s own generals tried to persuade him not to deploy active-duty troops to the United States border with Mexico. So what are 5,000 troops doing there? Guest: Helene Cooper, who covers the Pentagon for The New York ...Show More

Why U.S. Bombs Are Falling in Yemen

26:24 | Nov 20th, 2018

The killing of Jamal Khashoggi has renewed criticism of Saudi Arabia more broadly, including the kingdom’s role in the war in Yemen. It’s a war that has created what has been called the worst humanitarian crisis in the world — and one that the United...Show More

How El Chapo Ended Up in a Brooklyn Courtroom

28:54 | Nov 19th, 2018

Nearly two years after being extradited from Mexico, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug lord known as El Chapo, is finally facing trial in a United States court. Here’s why it took so long to get to this moment. Guest: Alan Feuer, who has been covering t...Show More

What Facebook Knew and Tried to Hide

28:05 | Nov 16th, 2018

The story of Facebook in the past few years has been that of a company slow to understand how powerful it has become. But an investigation by The New York Times finds that once Facebook’s leaders understood the problems they faced, they sought to con...Show More

A Conversation With a Freshman Democrat

23:06 | Nov 15th, 2018

Last week, we looked at the campaign of a candidate who embodied the Democratic strategy for winning the House. This week, she arrived in Washington. We spoke with Abigail Spanberger, a recently elected congresswoman from Virginia, about her first da...Show More

The Plan to Discredit the Florida Recount

23:02 | Nov 14th, 2018

Republicans, seeking to secure the party’s majority and agenda in the Senate, are determined to delegitimize the statewide recount underway in Florida. We look at what Democrats have learned since the last time Republicans used that strategy. Guests:...Show More

Diplomacy and Deception From North Korea

21:56 | Nov 13th, 2018

President Trump says the nuclear threat from North Korea is over. But new satellite images of hidden missile bases suggest that the situation has only worsened since his meeting with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader. Guest: David E. Sanger, a nat...Show More

The California Wildfires

20:56 | Nov 12th, 2018

One of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history is raging in the north of the state, as two others burn simultaneously in the south. Devastating wildfires have already become the new normal for the state. We look at why this...Show More

How the Democrats Flipped the House

22:44 | Nov 9th, 2018

In this year’s midterm elections, Democrats were battling for House seats in a range of districts. We look at how the party’s leaders came up with a winning strategy to use across vastly different places. Guest: Kate Zernike and Jonathan Martin, poli...Show More

Why Trump Is Firing Sessions Now

23:02 | Nov 8th, 2018

After more than a year of mocking his attorney general, President Trump has forced Jeff Sessions to resign. The timing — only hours after the midterm elections — is not a coincidence. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers national security and federa...Show More

What Happened in the Midterm Elections

21:42 | Nov 7th, 2018

The results are in: Democrats gained control of the House, even as Republicans strengthened their hold in the Senate. What does this mean for the next two years? Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more in...Show More

A Field Guide to Today’s Elections

26:47 | Nov 6th, 2018

As the country heads to the polls, here are four themes and four races to watch. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit

White, Evangelical and Worried About Trump

34:15 | Nov 5th, 2018

Two of the key groups that helped elect Donald J. Trump in 2016 were white women and evangelicals. Now, in the midterm elections, white women are turning away from the president and his party, while evangelicals are sticking with him. We look at what...Show More

The Problem With Polls

26:37 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Two years ago, news organizations including The New York Times were accused of having misled the country with voting projections. Here’s what we’re doing differently this time. Guest: Nate Cohn, who covers elections, polling and demographics for The ...Show More

“I Am Not an Internet Troll”

22:01 | Nov 1st, 2018

A Russian news organization with ties to the 2016 election interference operation started a website called USAReally. Its stated purpose was for Americans to get uncensored news about their own country — from Russia. We spoke to the man behind it. Gu...Show More

The Business of Internet Outrage

25:47 | Oct 31st, 2018

At the height of its reach, the right-wing website Mad World News was getting millions of views. We talked to its founders about how they hit upon the formula that made it so successful — and why it suddenly stopped working. Guest Host: Kevin Roose, ...Show More

The Re-emergence of American Anti-Semitism

28:36 | Oct 30th, 2018

Until recently, many American Jews believed that anti-Semitism was a European problem, one the United States had left behind. But the attack in Pittsburgh did not come out of nowhere. Guest: Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor of The New Y...Show More

A Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue

22:46 | Oct 29th, 2018

The massacre in Pittsburgh was one of the worst attacks against the Jewish community in the United States in decades. The city’s mayor called it “the darkest day of Pittsburgh’s history.” Guests: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New Y...Show More

The Voters Both Parties Are Ignoring

24:36 | Oct 26th, 2018

Nearly 30 million Latinos in the United States are eligible to vote, representing almost 13 percent of the American electorate. Why is so little attention being paid to them in the midterm elections? Guest: Jose A. Del Real, a national correspondent ...Show More

How 1994 Gave Us Today’s Politics

21:37 | Oct 25th, 2018

To understand the divisions that define this year’s midterm elections, you have to go back to the midterm elections of 1994. We look at the moment when exploiting differences of opinion became a winning political strategy. Guests: Jennifer Senior, an...Show More

The Migrant Caravan and the Midterms

25:21 | Oct 24th, 2018

Thousands of Central American migrants are moving north through Mexico, heading for the U.S. border. Republicans won’t stop talking about it, and Democrats are trying not to. Guest: Annie Correal, a New York Times reporter who spoke to us from Huixtl...Show More

Why Trump Can’t Quit Mohammed bin Salman

26:35 | Oct 23rd, 2018

From the moment he was named the country’s day-to-day leader, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has disappointed the United States over and over again. Yet the Trump White House hasn’t let go of him. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for...Show More

Who’s Allowed to Vote in Georgia?

24:18 | Oct 22nd, 2018

One candidate made a name for herself trying to register voters. Another rose to prominence trying to purge them from the rolls. We look at how one of the most closely watched governor’s races in the country became a battle over whose vote counts. Gu...Show More

A New Climate Tipping Point

29:04 | Oct 19th, 2018

Last week, a long-awaited report showed that the worst consequences of global warming would occur even sooner than previously thought. Here’s the story behind the findings. Guests: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and the environment for The New Yo...Show More

Letting Louis C.K. Back on Stage

28:41 | Oct 18th, 2018

Nine months after admitting to sexual misconduct with multiple women, Louis C.K. dropped into a New York City comedy club unannounced and tried to make a comeback. And then he returned, again and again. We talk to the club owner who gave him that sta...Show More

The Battle for Missouri, Part 2: The Moderate

19:10 | Oct 17th, 2018

When Democrats lost almost every race in Missouri in 2016, their party decided it needed to do something drastic. But the path they chose may have created an entirely new problem. Guest: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent who reported this s...Show More

The Battle for Missouri, Part 1: The Anti-Abortion Democrat

21:42 | Oct 16th, 2018

Weeks before the midterm elections, moderate and progressive Democrats in Missouri are grappling with what the party stands for and who gets to define it. What happens will determine the fate of one of the most endangered Democratic senators in the c...Show More

The State of the Midterms (and the Country)

25:05 | Oct 15th, 2018

As the Democrats fight to reclaim control of Congress, the House seems to be headed in one direction, the Senate in the other. With three weeks to go until Election Day, we look at the state of the 2018 midterms. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers na...Show More

The Police Shooting That Rocked Chicago

22:15 | Oct 12th, 2018

On the night of Oct. 20, 2014, a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times. It took nearly four years for the case to make it to trial. It took less than eight hours for the jury to reach a verdict. Guest: Monica Davey, the Chicago bureau c...Show More

The Disappearance of a Saudi Journalist

21:06 | Oct 11th, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has promoted himself to the West as a reformer determined to create a more free and open society. That image is unraveling as a prominent Saudi journalist and dissident remains missing. Guest: Carlotta Gall, the Istanbul b...Show More

Who Is Believed and Who Is Blamed?

23:23 | Oct 10th, 2018

Across the country, the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh has set off a highly personal debate among women about credibility and culpability. We sit in on two of those conversations. Guests: A group of teenagers in Brooklyn, who shared with ...Show More

The Dilemma for Red-State Democrats

22:20 | Oct 9th, 2018

Democratic senators in states that President Trump won had concluded that their best path to re-election was to campaign on local issues. Then came the confirmation fight over Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Guest: Jonathan Martin, who covers national po...Show More

A Supreme Court With Justice Kavanaugh

22:14 | Oct 8th, 2018

Judge Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh. We look at what the last few weeks mean for the future of the Supreme Court. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit More

What the F.B.I. Found (and Didn’t Find)

23:04 | Oct 5th, 2018

The agency has delivered its report on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Senate. Republicans say it reveals nothing new — but Democrats say it was specifically designed to reveal nothing new. Guest: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who covers Congress for The New ...Show More

The F.B.I.’s Kavanaugh Investigation

22:16 | Oct 4th, 2018

As the F.B.I. shares the results of its investigation into Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh with the Senate, we look at what the scope of the inquiry may mean for his confirmation vote — and why Republicans are changing the way they talk about his accuser. G...Show More

How Trump Really Got Rich

29:55 | Oct 3rd, 2018

President Trump has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire. But after spending a year studying tens of thousands of pages of confidential records, our New York Times colleagues uncovered new details about the president’s financial history. Here...Show More

Kavanaugh’s Classmates Speak Out

26:03 | Oct 2nd, 2018

The F.B.I. investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh is underway. More of his former classmates are now coming forward with personal stories — but it’s unclear whether the inquiry will take those stories into account. Guests: Kate Kelly, a New York Ti...Show More

The Anguish of Jeff Flake

31:38 | Oct 1st, 2018

Senator Jeff Flake’s last-minute demand for an F.B.I. investigation into Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has single-handedly held up the confirmation vote for the Supreme Court nominee. Here’s the story behind that decision. Guest: Michael D. Shear, who cov...Show More

The Blasey-Kavanaugh Hearing

35:57 | Sep 28th, 2018

She gave a raw, reluctant account of sexual assault. He gave an angry, outraged denial. And once again, the United States Senate must take a side. Guest: Kate Zernike, who covers politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episod...Show More

Today’s Hearing: Trial or Job Interview?

24:05 | Sep 27th, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee opens its hearing into allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh today. At stake for both parties is the swing seat on an ideologically divided Supreme Court in the thick of an election battle for control of Congress...Show More

Revisiting What Happened to Anita Hill

29:22 | Sep 26th, 2018

Twenty-seven years ago, the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Anita F. Hill, a law professor, and Judge Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court nominee she accused of sexual harassment. We look at how those events are shaping the confirmation hearings...Show More

The Conservative Divide Over Kavanaugh

24:08 | Sep 25th, 2018

Conservatives have been deeply split about how to respond to allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. That’s now starting to change. Guest: Ross Douthat, an Opinion columnist for The New York Times. For more information on toda...Show More

Rod Rosenstein’s Insurrection

24:23 | Sep 24th, 2018

Days after being named deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein was so alarmed by what he was seeing inside the White House that he proposed a series of extreme measures. Will those proposals now cost him his job? Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who covers...Show More

10 Years After the Financial Crisis

22:59 | Sep 21st, 2018

A decade ago, U.S. policymakers hatched a plan to rescue a financial system in free fall. Their solution solved that crisis — but deepened another. Guest: Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial columnist for The New York Times. For more information on today...Show More

Will Dr. Blasey Testify?

18:45 | Sep 19th, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has said she wants the F.B.I. to investigate her claims. We look at what that means for the Supreme Court confirmation process. Guest: Peter Baker, who covers the Whit...Show More

The Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh

25:22 | Sep 18th, 2018

Days before Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was expected to receive a lifetime appointment to the country’s highest court, a woman has come forward with allegations that could derail his confirmation. He denies the claims, and both are now scheduled to test...Show More

A Dispatch From the Center of the Storm

23:44 | Sep 17th, 2018

North Carolina is facing a statewide crisis as the storm known as Florence slowly ravages the South, flooding cities, sending thousands into shelters and endangering communities from the coast to the mountains. Here’s what’s happening in one of those...Show More

Lost in the Storm, Part 2

30:33 | Sep 14th, 2018

Even as floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey began to recede, Wayne Dailey was pleading with emergency services to send someone to rescue his wife. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for The Daily, speaks with Wayne Dailey, who sought urgent medical c...Show More

Lost in the Storm, Part 1

21:18 | Sep 13th, 2018

One year ago, Houston thought it was prepared for Hurricane Harvey. As another major hurricane approaches the U.S., we look at how flooding overwhelmed Houston’s emergency systems, and how one family found out that they were on their own. Guests: Ann...Show More

The Spy Who Provoked Putin

23:22 | Sep 12th, 2018

The attack was brazen and exotic, but the target was a low-level former spy. Why did Russia risk so much in the Sergei Skripal case? Guest: Michael Schwirtz, an investigative reporter for The New York Times who recently returned from covering this st...Show More

Bob Woodward on Trump, Nixon and Anonymity

28:09 | Sep 11th, 2018

Bob Woodward’s reporting on the Nixon administration pioneered an approach to journalism that drew from anonymous sources and has been widely used since. He has deployed that form of reporting in his new book to tell the story of the Trump administra...Show More

An Interview With George Papadopoulos

24:41 | Sep 10th, 2018

George Papadopoulos, a former campaign aide to President Trump, was sentenced on Friday for deceiving the F.B.I. about his relationship with a person thought to be a Russian operative who had offered to arrange a meeting between Mr. Trump and the Rus...Show More

The Kavanaugh Documents

21:13 | Sep 7th, 2018

All week, Senate Democrats have furiously protested the decision by Republicans to protect thousands of documents related to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. On the third day of his confirmation hearings, that...Show More

The Anonymous Senior Administration Official

23:05 | Sep 6th, 2018

The New York Times published an account by an unnamed member of the Trump administration about resistance figures operating inside the government. “I would know,” the official wrote. “I am one of them.” Guest: James Dao, Op-Ed editor for The Times. F...Show More

A Chaotic Opening Day for Brett Kavanaugh

23:47 | Sep 5th, 2018

On the first day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, battle lines were drawn around the issues of abortion, the withholding of documents and executive power. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New Yor...Show More

A 30-Year Plan to Transform the Courts

27:45 | Sep 4th, 2018

Republicans have created a pipeline of conservative lawyers to help carry out a sweeping reconfiguration of the federal judiciary. Guest: Jason Zengerle, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, ...Show More

An Unexpected Upset in Florida

21:13 | Aug 30th, 2018

The Florida governor’s race was supposed to come down to a predictable face-off between the establishment Republican and the establishment Democrat. That’s not what happened. Guest: Patricia Mazzei, Miami bureau chief for The New York Times. For more...Show More

An Execution in Nebraska

22:47 | Aug 29th, 2018

After a 40-year crusade, a state lawmaker succeeded in getting Nebraska to ban the death penalty in 2015. Why, then, did the state execute a prisoner this month? Guests: Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, a longtime opponent of the death penalty,...Show More

The War Inside the Catholic Church

27:26 | Aug 28th, 2018

An archbishop has accused Pope Francis of being part of the effort to cover up a sex abuse scandal. What does it mean that the accusation is coming from inside the Roman Catholic Church? Guest: Jason Horowitz, the Rome bureau chief of The New York Ti...Show More

The Paradoxes of John McCain

35:14 | Aug 27th, 2018

Senator John McCain was proud of his reputation as a maverick in American politics. Through pivotal moments in his life — as a prisoner of war, a young congressman, a presidential candidate, and, ultimately, an elder statesman — that reputation was b...Show More

Special Episode: The Last “Year of the Woman”

26:50 | Aug 25th, 2018

More women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than in any other election in American history. “The Daily” speaks to Senator Dianne Feinstein about what this moment shares with 1992, another record-breaking “Year of the Woman.” Guest...Show More

“Divided,” Part 2: The Chaos of Reunification

30:05 | Aug 24th, 2018

More than 2,000 children were separated from their parents at the border. After a judge ordered the U.S. government to promptly reunite the families, the government claimed it would be nearly impossible to do so. In Part 2 of our series, we look at w...Show More

The Man Who Wrote Mueller’s Rules

23:31 | Aug 23rd, 2018

The special counsel, Robert Mueller, has followed a set of rules devised to allow for the investigation of a sitting president. Those rules will now be tested. Guests: Neal Katyal, who drafted the regulations that govern Mr. Mueller’s investigation, ...Show More

Implicating the President

21:40 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to campaign finance violations — and said Mr. Trump himself had ordered the crimes. Minutes later, Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, was convicted of ...Show More

“Divided,” Part 1: How Family Separations Started

33:13 | Aug 21st, 2018

The policy began in secret. The Trump administration denied such a policy existed. And when it finally acknowledged that migrant children were being separated from their parents at the border, chaos ensued. Only now is the full picture of what happen...Show More

Robert Mueller’s Unlikely Witness

19:43 | Aug 20th, 2018

The New York Times has found that one of the White House’s own lawyers, Don McGahn, has cooperated extensively in the investigation led by the special counsel, Robert Mueller. And he has shared far more information than the president thought. Guest: ...Show More

Nancy Pelosi’s Dilemma

23:01 | Aug 17th, 2018

Republicans in this year’s elections are casting one person as the symbol of everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party. Many Democrats are also turning on the same figure. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York...Show More

A Culture of Secrecy That Perpetuated Abuse

21:42 | Aug 16th, 2018

A grand jury report found that Roman Catholic priests had abused more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania over a period of 70 years. Some church officials say the report reiterates issues that have already been addressed, but details suggest otherwis...Show More

Unearthing the Truth in Myanmar

24:36 | Aug 14th, 2018

The country is accused of waging a state-sponsored campaign of massacre, rape and arson against Rohingya Muslims. Why, then, did the government allow a New York Times journalist to tour the epicenter of the reported atrocities? Guest: Hannah Beech, t...Show More

A Year of Reckoning in Charlottesville

29:09 | Aug 13th, 2018

One year after white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed in Charlottesville, Va., the violence has long ended and the rest of the country has largely moved on. But the broken city is still struggling to contend with its past. Guest: Farah Stoc...Show More

The Trump Voters We Don't Talk About

20:19 | Aug 10th, 2018

New data is challenging the popular portrait of Trump voters, and shedding light on why those who generally aren’t talked about may determine the outcome of the midterm elections. Guest: Nate Cohn, a domestic correspondent for The Upshot at The New Y...Show More

A New Path for Presidential Pardons

22:46 | Aug 9th, 2018

For decades, getting a presidential pardon in the United States required a cumbersome petition process and a long legal review. But those seeking pardons from President Trump are using a very different strategy. Guest: Campbell Robertson, a national ...Show More

Paul Ryan’s Exit Interview

24:48 | Aug 8th, 2018

Why would the House speaker — and the third most powerful Republican in Washington — walk away at the age of 48? Guest: Mark Leibovich, who recently interviewed Paul Ryan for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit...Show More

A Scorched-Earth Strategy in Ohio

24:30 | Aug 7th, 2018

Republicans have found themselves unexpectedly scrambling to hold a House seat in a special election in Ohio on Tuesday. The race has become a symbol of what may lie ahead for the party in the midterms. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national pol...Show More

The Rise of Michael Avenatti

26:16 | Aug 6th, 2018

How did the lawyer for Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic film actress known as Stormy Daniels, become a household name and the new face of Democratic opposition to President Trump? Guest: Matthew Shaer, who wrote about Mr. Avenatti for The New Yor...Show More

How Paul Manafort’s Plans Backfired

25:33 | Aug 3rd, 2018

The trial of Paul Manafort, a former chairman of the Trump campaign, is the first one to result from charges brought by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian election interference. Yet the trial itself, ...Show More

The Strange Case of QAnon

19:12 | Aug 2nd, 2018

How did an outlandish conspiracy theory born on the fringes of the internet end up in the spotlight at a rally for President Trump? Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit...Show More

The Fight Over 3-D-Printed Guns

19:52 | Aug 1st, 2018

Blueprints for making a variety of plastic guns, including AR-15-style rifles, on 3-D printers were scheduled to be posted online today. Who is the man behind their planned release, and why is the federal government taking his side? Guest: Tiffany Hs...Show More

The Democrats’ Comeback Plan

26:26 | Jul 31st, 2018

Democrats are working on an election strategy for the 2018 midterms and beyond. It’s one that deliberately sounds less ambitious than it is. Guests: Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Democrat of New York; and Alexander Burns, who covers national politi...Show More

Why the A.C.L.U. Wants to Be More Like the N.R.A.

27:06 | Jul 30th, 2018

For decades, the American Civil Liberties Union has battled in the courts on behalf of Americans’ constitutional rights, whether that means same-sex marriage or the right of neo-Nazis to hold a rally. But since the 2016 election, the A.C.L.U. has bee...Show More

The ‘Ineligible’ Families

22:45 | Jul 27th, 2018

As it raced to meet a deadline for reunifying parents and children separated at the border, the Trump administration deemed hundreds of parents “ineligible.” What does it mean to be ineligible to be reunited with your own child? Guest: Caitlin Dicker...Show More

Which to Believe: Trump’s Words, or His Acts?

23:42 | Jul 26th, 2018

Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, testified on Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The question that came to the fore: Is the United States’ policy toward Russia what the president says, or what the government does? Guest: Jul...Show More

The Tariff War

21:06 | Jul 25th, 2018

President Trump announced a $12 billion bailout for American farmers hurt by tariffs. Why does the trade war he started, in part to help those farmers, now require taxpayers to save them? Guest: Ana Swanson, who covers trade for The New York Times. F...Show More

Roe v. Wade, Part 2: The Culture Wars

33:50 | Jul 24th, 2018

The Supreme Court ruled with little controversy in 1973 that women had a constitutional right to abortion. How did the decision give way to the deep and enduring political rifts we face today? Guest: Sabrina Tavernise, a New York Times correspondent ...Show More

Roe v. Wade, Part 1: Who Was Jane Roe?

25:44 | Jul 23rd, 2018

The confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may hinge on a single ruling: Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion in the United States. In a two-part series, “The Daily” takes a look at...Show More

Facebook’s Plan to Police the Truth

25:33 | Jul 20th, 2018

The last time Facebook came under such intense scrutiny was when Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, defended himself before Congress in April. But his latest policy on false news has turned the spotlight back to the social media giant. G...Show More

The Other Russian Interference

20:16 | Jul 19th, 2018

Amid the chaos after the summit meeting between President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia is a very different story of Russian interference, centered on the arrest of Maria Butina, a 29-year-old woman accused of being a Russian agent....Show More

How Trump Withstands So Many Controversies

21:23 | Jul 18th, 2018

The word “treason” is being thrown around to describe how President Trump seemed to take Russia’s side during his summit meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin in Helsinki, Finland. But as with every major controversy that Mr. Trump has faced, it’s...Show More

Trump Sides With Putin

28:24 | Jul 17th, 2018

Standing next to President Vladimir V. Putin at the close of their summit meeting, President Trump challenged the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies: that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. “They think it’s Russia,” Mr. Tru...Show More

Why Believing Putin Will Be Hard This Time

23:11 | Jul 16th, 2018

President Trump has said in the past that he believes President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia “means it” when he denies Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers, handed down three days befor...Show More

Why Peter Strzok Wanted to Testify

22:07 | Jul 13th, 2018

After his text messages about President Trump were made public, Peter Strzok, a high-ranking F.B.I. agent who played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation, became a punching bag for Republican lawmakers. So why did he offer to testify before the...Show More

The (Misunderstood) Story of NATO

26:45 | Jul 12th, 2018

On a combative opening day of the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump called other member countries “delinquent” on military spending and attacked Germany as a “captive” of Russia. We examine where his frustration is coming from. Guest: David E....Show More

Brett Kavanaugh’s Change of Heart

21:41 | Jul 11th, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been nominated to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, once made the case for impeaching a president. He now says that was a mistake. Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Ti...Show More

Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh

23:21 | Jul 10th, 2018

President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Given Judge Kavanaugh’s conservative record and the political math in the Senate, what happens now? Guests: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supre...Show More

Trump’s Supreme Court Finalists

21:52 | Jul 9th, 2018

President Trump is scheduled to announce his pick for a new Supreme Court justice at 9 p.m. Eastern. Here’s a look at the top candidates to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times. F...Show More

One Family’s Reunification Story

34:45 | Jul 6th, 2018

Since President Trump ended the practice of separating migrant children from their parents, very few families have been reunited. Those that have are becoming national symbols. Guest: Annie Correal, a New York Times reporter who accompanied Yeni Gonz...Show More

How the Opioid Crisis Started

25:48 | Jul 5th, 2018

Prosecutors, seeking to hold someone accountable for the opioid epidemic, have been targeting doctors, dealers and users themselves. But those who made billions of dollars from sales of OxyContin, a painkiller at the center of the crisis, have gone l...Show More

Assigning Blame in the Opioid Epidemic

30:08 | Jul 3rd, 2018

United States prosecutors are looking to hold people criminally accountable for overdose deaths. They’re settling on unexpected targets: other users. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for “The Daily,” speaks to Kimberly Elkins, whose fiancé, Aaron Rost...Show More

Susan Collins on Roe v. Wade and the Next Justice

30:57 | Jul 2nd, 2018

When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced last week that he would retire this summer, attention immediately turned to the few senators who are willing to break from their parties on major issues — and who may hold the fate of the next Supreme Court n...Show More

Justice Kennedy’s Last Decision

22:29 | Jun 29th, 2018

With Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement from the Supreme Court, little attention was paid to his final ruling. It’s one that could forever alter the role of labor unions. Guest: Noam Scheiber, who covers labor for The New York Times. F...Show More

The Supreme Court Loses Its Swing Vote

27:46 | Jun 28th, 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy, often considered the Supreme Court’s ideological center, announced that he would retire this summer. His departure could fundamentally change the direction of the court. Guests: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for T...Show More

The Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

21:01 | Jun 27th, 2018

In a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s ban on travel into the United States by citizens of several predominantly Muslim countries. What does the decision say about the extent of the president’s power to control immigration? Gues...Show More

The Rampant Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination, Part 2

21:13 | Jun 27th, 2018

Many women are passed over for promotions and raises when they become pregnant. Part 2 of this series examines the subtle sidelining of pregnant women and mothers in corporate America. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, who covers the economy for The New York...Show More

The Rampant Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination

26:24 | Jun 26th, 2018

Many pregnant women are sidelined at work, passed over for promotions and raises, and fired when they complain. A New York Times investigation finds that pregnancy discrimination is systematic and pervasive inside America’s biggest companies. Guests:...Show More

What Migrants Are Fleeing

24:58 | Jun 25th, 2018

The Trump administration’s recent border policy is, in part, a response to the large numbers of migrants who have been making the journey to the United States from Central America. For many, staying in their native countries is no longer an option. G...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 10

32:54 | Jun 23rd, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer the last chapter of “Caliphate.” R...Show More

The World Cup’s Mysterious Path to Russia

25:22 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The 2018 World Cup is now underway in Russia. The story of how it ended up there involves some names you might recognize: James Comey, Robert Mueller and Christopher Steele. Guest: Ken Bensinger, author of the forthcoming book “Red Card: How the U.S....Show More

Trump Ends His Child Separation Practice

21:35 | Jun 21st, 2018

President Trump signed an executive order to keep parents and children together at the border. What does it mean for his immigration policy — and for the families who have already been split apart? Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, a national immigration rep...Show More

Father and Son, Forced Apart at the Border

22:50 | Jun 20th, 2018

A 5-year-old boy named José and his father fled the violence in Honduras and headed to the United States. They were separated at the border. What has happened to them in the weeks since? Guest: Miriam Jordan, who covers immigration for The New York T...Show More

How Separating Migrant Families Became U.S. Policy

26:37 | Jun 19th, 2018

President Trump has blamed Democrats for his administration’s practice of taking children from their parents at the border. Why is one of his top aides, Stephen Miller, claiming credit? Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers the White House and im...Show More

Cracking Down on Leaks

23:57 | Jun 18th, 2018

For a year and a half, President Trump has threatened to crack down on leaks and leakers. The seizure of emails and phone records from a reporter at The New York Times tells a great deal about what that might look like. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, a reporter...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 9, Part 2

26:52 | Jun 16th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 9, Part 2 of “Caliphate,” ...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 9, Part 1

27:17 | Jun 16th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 9, Part 1 of “Caliphate,” ...Show More

The Report on the F.B.I.’s Clinton Inquiry

22:31 | Jun 15th, 2018

The Justice Department’s inspector general released a long-awaited document on Thursday on the F.B.I. investigation of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. The findings could be both good and bad for President Trump. Guest: Matt Apu...Show More

The Narrowing Path to Asylum

24:15 | Jun 14th, 2018

The Trump administration has said that domestic abuse is no longer grounds for receiving permission to stay in the United States. We share one asylum seeker’s story. Guest: Mariam, a survivor of domestic violence who arrived in the United States from...Show More

What Trump Gave Kim

19:36 | Jun 13th, 2018

In a joint statement, President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, committed to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Why is a seemingly significant promise being dismissed by critics as meaningless? Guest: Nicholas Kristof,...Show More

A Historic Handshake

25:38 | Jun 12th, 2018

For the first time ever, a sitting president of the United States has met with a North Korean leader. Was the handshake between President Trump and Kim Jong-un a beginning or an end? Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York T...Show More

Alienating Allies and Wooing Enemies

24:29 | Jun 11th, 2018

While on his way to the historic summit meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, President Trump isolated himself from other world leaders by refusing to endorse a joint statement of the Group of 7 nations, which had just met in Canada. Why is the pr...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 8

34:41 | Jun 9th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 8 of “Caliphate,” in which...Show More

“Charm City,” Part 5: What’s Behind the Black Box?

1:03:55 | Jun 8th, 2018

The relatives of a Baltimore teenager think they know the name of the police officer who killed him. But when the police show his mother the surveillance video that captured his final moments, a new story emerges. For more information on today’s epis...Show More

“Charm City,” Part 4: The Police Scandal That Shook Baltimore

41:24 | Jun 7th, 2018

As the Baltimore Police Department tried to repair its public image, a corruption trial exposed the startling depths of misconduct and delivered a fresh blow to the community’s trust. An elite group of officers — part of a task force created during t...Show More

“Charm City,” Part 3: The Lure of the Streets

42:32 | Jun 6th, 2018

Nook spent the first few years of his life in an affluent suburb, a world away from the streets of Baltimore. But the city drew him back, and he and his friends became part of a generation caught between the crack epidemic that consumed their neighbo...Show More

“Charm City,” Part 2: The Legacy of Zero-Tolerance Policing

45:51 | Jun 5th, 2018

Relations between the police and the community in Baltimore weren’t always so troubled. But as job loss and drugs tore through the city, the policing idea of so-called zero tolerance, transplanted from New York City, created a generation of young men...Show More

“Charm City,” Part 1: Baltimore After Freddie Gray

45:13 | Jun 4th, 2018

“The Daily” presents a five-part series about the life and death of a Baltimore teenager known as Nook, who was fatally shot by a police officer a year after the killing of Freddie Gray. Nook’s family is searching for truth from the streets where he ...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 7

35:49 | Jun 2nd, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 7 of “Caliphate,” in which...Show More

When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line

25:19 | Jun 1st, 2018

Alarm over the election of Donald Trump spurred dozens of first-time candidates to run for Congress. Some of those candidates now present a problem for the Democratic Party. Guests: Mai Khanh Tran, a Democratic candidate running for the United States...Show More

The Truth Behind #WhereAreTheChildren

20:16 | May 31st, 2018

The United States government lost track of nearly 1,500 undocumented children in the last three months of 2017, giving rise to claims that they had been separated from their families at the border. What does the confusion reveal about President Trump...Show More

What Trump Learned From Clinton’s Impeachment

24:43 | May 29th, 2018

Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton survived impeachment after casting himself as the target of partisan motives. What lessons has President Trump gleaned from that strategy? Guest: Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for The New Yo...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 6

44:30 | May 26th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 6 of “Caliphate,” in which...Show More

“Dear Mr. Chairman …”

22:11 | May 25th, 2018

President Trump abruptly canceled on Thursday the highly anticipated summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, that was scheduled to take place on June 12. In a letter to Mr. Kim announcing his decision, Mr. Trump wrote, “The world,...Show More

Putting “Fake News” on Trial

22:54 | May 24th, 2018

The families of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 are suing a conspiracy theorist who claims the massacre was a hoax. Their lawsuits are bringing the issue of “fake news” to the courts. Guest: Elizabeth Willia...Show More

A Crossroads for the Democratic Party

20:26 | May 23rd, 2018

In Georgia, two women were locked in a close race for the Democratic nomination for governor. What does this primary tell us about the future of the Democratic Party? Guest: Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent for The New York Times. ...Show More

Rod Rosenstein’s Impossible Choice

20:02 | May 22nd, 2018

President Trump has asked the Justice Department to look into whether the F.B.I. infiltrated his campaign in 2016 for political purposes. In response, the department granted the president’s team access to highly classified information from the specia...Show More

North Korea’s Fear? Becoming Libya

23:52 | May 21st, 2018

John R. Bolton, President Trump’s new national security adviser, has said that negotiations with North Korea should follow “the Libya model.” Now, North Korea is threatening to call off the planned summit meeting with Mr. Trump. What risks does the L...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 5

22:05 | May 19th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 5 of “Caliphate,” in which...Show More

Does Mueller Have a Plan for Trump?

20:05 | May 18th, 2018

White House lawyers have claimed that Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, will not indict the president, regardless of his findings. If that’s true, then what is the purpose of his inquiry? Guest: Michael S...Show More

A Child of Gaza Becomes a Political Symbol

21:27 | May 17th, 2018

The death of a Palestinian baby during the protests in Gaza became a rallying cry for critics of Israel. Within hours, the family’s story was being questioned. Guest: Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, who has been reporting...Show More

When Facebook Rumors Incite Real Violence

21:59 | May 16th, 2018

A series of damning posts on Facebook has stoked longstanding ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka, setting off a wave of violence largely directed at Muslims. How are false rumors on social media fueling real-world attacks? Guests: Max Fisher and Amanda Tau...Show More

Two Views of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

24:11 | May 15th, 2018

Many Israelis see the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv as a historic milestone for the Jewish state. But for Palestinians, who hope to see the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, it’s a b...Show More

The Prospect of Peace With North Korea

19:11 | May 14th, 2018

The time and place for a historic meeting between the president of the United States and the leader of North Korea have been set. Does President Trump deserve credit for the diplomatic breakthrough on the Korean Peninsula? Guest: Nicholas Kristof, a ...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 4

25:47 | May 12th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 4 of “Caliphate,” in which...Show More

A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers

25:16 | May 11th, 2018

Black mothers and infants in the United States are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their white counterparts. The disparity is tied intrinsically to the lived experience of being a black woman in America. Guests: Linda Villar...Show More

The C.I.A.’s Moral Reckoning

20:57 | May 10th, 2018

Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick for C.I.A. director, faced the Senate Intelligence Committee for the first time on Wednesday as her confirmation hearings began. Lawmakers addressed her with an unusual line of questioning: What is your moral chara...Show More

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

22:48 | May 8th, 2018

The Central Intelligence Agency is waging an unusual campaign to make Gina Haspel its next leader, despite her polarizing past. Why do officers see her most controversial quality as her greatest asset? Guests: Adam Goldman, a reporter who covers the ...Show More

Monday, May 7, 2018

21:16 | May 7th, 2018

Since joining President Trump’s legal team, Rudolph W. Giuliani has repeatedly made attention-grabbing TV appearances in which he has antagonized Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation. The strategy is reminisc...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 3

24:07 | May 5th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 3 of “Caliphate,” in which...Show More

Friday, May 4, 2018

25:33 | May 4th, 2018

An investigator was on the verge of retirement, having never completed his decades-long mission to catch the Golden State Killer. Then he had an idea: Upload DNA evidence to a genealogy website. Guest: Paul Holes, who helped to crack the case. For mo...Show More

Thursday, May 3, 2018

20:00 | May 3rd, 2018

In a case that highlights the economic consequences of sexual harassment and retaliation, Ashley Judd is suing Harvey Weinstein for the damage he did to her career after she rebuffed his advances. And in the second part of the episode, three women wh...Show More

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

25:00 | May 2nd, 2018

A New York City taxi driver, Nicanor Ochisor, took his own life in March. His family says he grew increasingly hopeless as ride-hailing services like Uber took over the industry. Mr. Ochisor’s suicide is one of several in recent months that have call...Show More

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

19:42 | May 1st, 2018

The New York Times has obtained the list of questions that Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel looking into Russia’s election interference, wants to ask President Trump. The wide-ranging queries offer a rare view into an investigation that has...Show More

Monday, April 30, 2018

28:18 | Apr 30th, 2018

In a historic summit meeting, North and South Korea vowed to pursue a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War after more than 65 years. That could bring reunions for the thousands of families who have been separated since the war broke out. Guest...Show More

The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 2

32:29 | Apr 28th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 2 of “Caliphate,” in which...Show More

Friday, April 27, 2018

21:56 | Apr 27th, 2018

Bill Cosby has been convicted of sexual assault following years of accusations from dozens of women. What changed between the first trial, which ended in a hung jury, and this one? Guests: Graham Bowley, an investigative reporter at The Times who has...Show More

Thursday, April 26, 2018

23:56 | Apr 26th, 2018

After being blocked for months by lower courts, President Trump’s executive orders that restricted travel from several predominantly Muslim nations have finally reached the Supreme Court. The justices seem focused on one question: Should the presiden...Show More

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

19:19 | Apr 25th, 2018

The nomination of Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, President Trump’s personal doctor, as the next head of Veterans Affairs has come to an abrupt stop. Now, Congress is beginning to examine several alarming allegations from unidentified whistle-blowers that dera...Show More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

24:41 | Apr 24th, 2018

When the owner of a thriving bookstore in Hong Kong disappeared in October 2015, questions swirled. What happened? And what did the Chinese government have to do with it? Guest: Alex W. Palmer, a Beijing-based writer who has reported on China for The...Show More

Monday, April 23, 2018

21:21 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The United States says that the suspected chemical weapons attack on the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria, this month was part of a military push by President Bashar al-Assad’s government to break the will of the people still living there. One of them...Show More

Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

40:08 | Apr 20th, 2018

James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, had an elaborate plan to make public his memos documenting his interactions with President Trump, in the hopes of prompting the appointment of a special counsel. In an interview, he explains his decision to...Show More

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018

29:50 | Apr 19th, 2018

The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The Times and a frequent voice on “The Daily,” as she reports on the Islamic State and the fall of the Iraqi city of Mosul. With...Show More

Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018

27:35 | Apr 18th, 2018

The firing of a professional cheerleader has drawn attention to an industry that seemed to be operating outside the #MeToo movement. But now, sports teams are being drawn into it. Guest: Annie Brown, a producer on “The Daily,” speaks with Bailey Davi...Show More

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018

20:42 | Apr 17th, 2018

For months, the federal investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia focused on Washington. Now, the inquiry has led back to New York, the president’s hometown, and to one man: Michael D. Cohen. Guest: Jim Rutenberg, who ha...Show More

Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

21:40 | Apr 16th, 2018

A battle is brewing between the Environmental Protection Agency, which wants to weaken auto emissions standards, and the state of California. Separately, James Comey, the F.B.I. director fired by President Trump, went on national television to call t...Show More

Friday, Apr. 13, 2018

22:10 | Apr 13th, 2018

Days after a suspected chemical attack killed dozens of Syrian civilians, President Trump promised retaliation. Now, Mr. Trump and his national security advisers are trying to decide how the United States should respond. Guest: Helene Cooper, a Penta...Show More

Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018

25:20 | Apr 12th, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a second day of hearings on the company’s mishandling of data. Unlike their Senate colleagues, House members came prepared with tough questions about privacy and t...Show More

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018

23:07 | Apr 11th, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, began two days of marathon hearings in Washington, answering tough questions on the company’s mishandling of data. But the hours of testimony about the social media company’s practices seemed to focus on...Show More

Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

19:41 | Apr 10th, 2018

The F.B.I. has raided the home of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen — the same man who acknowledged paying $130,000 to a pornographic film actress who said she had a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump. What are investigators looking fo...Show More

Monday, Apr. 9, 2018

21:59 | Apr 9th, 2018

President Trump has warned that there will be a “big price to pay” after yet another suspected chemical weapons attack on Syrians. But the suspicion that the Assad regime continues to use those weapons suggests it views the United States as being foc...Show More

Friday, Apr. 6, 2018

24:41 | Apr 6th, 2018

On local TV stations across the United States, news anchors have been delivering the exact same message to their viewers. “Our greatest responsibility,” they begin by saying, “is to serve our communities.” But what they are being forced to say next h...Show More

Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018

18:52 | Apr 5th, 2018

Many farmers across the Midwest voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2016 election but hoped he would never follow through on his threats to impose tariffs on China. They feared that they would suffer if China imposed its own tariffs as payback. Now, Bei...Show More

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

21:47 | Apr 4th, 2018

It started with a report on Fox News, and ended with calls for United States troops at the border with Mexico. We look at how President Trump’s approach to immigration transformed over just 72 hours. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers the Whit...Show More

Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018

22:50 | Apr 3rd, 2018

The Second Amendment is just 27 words long. But those 27 words are among the most cryptic and divisive in the United States Constitution — and they are at the heart of one of the most contentious debates in American politics. Why is the Supreme Court...Show More

Monday, Apr. 2, 2018

19:16 | Apr 2nd, 2018

President Trump’s son-in-law wants to overhaul the prison system. The president’s attorney general bitterly opposes such a move. That has set the scene for a highly personal battle inside the White House. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, a New York Times reporter...Show More

Friday, March 30, 2018

27:56 | Mar 30th, 2018

Behind the landmark Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education was a girl named Linda Brown, whose story led to states being ordered to desegregate schools, mostly against their will. Ms. Brown died on Sunday. Who was she, and what has chang...Show More

Thursday, March 29, 2018

19:19 | Mar 29th, 2018

As the special counsel built his case against Michael T. Flynn and Paul Manafort, pressure was mounting for the men to to cooperate with the Russia inquiry. Then a lawyer for President Trump came to them with an idea: What if the president were to pa...Show More

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

23:25 | Mar 28th, 2018

President Trump has chosen John R. Bolton to be his new national security adviser. In 2005, a Republican-controlled Senate committee refused to confirm Mr. Bolton as President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations. We look back at those c...Show More

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

21:36 | Mar 27th, 2018

Eight years ago, the United States and Russia agreed to a spy swap that sent a Russian double agent to safety in Britain. That former spy and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent this month, and the Kremlin has been  accused of orchestrating t...Show More

Monday, March 26, 2018

23:04 | Mar 26th, 2018

As hundreds of thousand of demonstrators prepared to march in Washington in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., students on the South Side of Chicago felt sympathy, but also frustration. Why hadn’t the gun violence in their community e...Show More

Friday, March 23, 2018

26:42 | Mar 23rd, 2018

For decades, Americans have believed that the best way to end racial inequality is to end class inequality. But a landmark 30-year study is debunking that logic. Guests: Emily Badger, who writes about cities and urban policy for The Upshot; William O...Show More

Thursday, March 22, 2018

20:21 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Five days after details about Cambridge Analytica’s mining of data were made public, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, broke his silence on his company’s role in the data breach. Minutes after posting a statement on Facebook, he spoke...Show More

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

20:50 | Mar 21st, 2018

A young Canadian data expert came up with a plan to harvest people’s personal data from Facebook, and to use that information to influence their voting. How did the brains behind Cambridge Analytica become its whistle-blower? Guest: Matthew Rosenberg...Show More

Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018

23:18 | Mar 20th, 2018

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, facing no real challenger, has been elected to a fourth term, drawing support from more than three-quarters of voters. How is the most powerful man in Russia staying that way? Guest: Steven Lee Myers, a former M...Show More

Monday, Mar. 19, 2018

24:41 | Mar 19th, 2018

President Trump called the firing of Andrew G. McCabe, the deputy F.B.I. director, a “great day for democracy.” Mr. McCabe says it’s further evidence of the president’s efforts to undermine the Russia investigation. What really happened? Guest: Matt ...Show More

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018

25:32 | Mar 16th, 2018

Ida B. Wells was an investigative reporter who exposed the systematic lynching of black men in the South. Her work made her the most famous black woman in the country. But when she died in 1931, at the age of 68, The New York Times failed to write an...Show More

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

26:00 | Mar 14th, 2018

Rex Tillerson’s relationship with President Trump was rocky from the start. But no one was more surprised than Mr. Tillerson when he was fired as secretary of state on Tuesday. Mr. Tillerson was the most persistent advocate of opening diplomatic chan...Show More

Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018

30:36 | Mar 13th, 2018

With the prominent opposition leader Leopoldo López under house arrest, Venezuela thought its loudest political prisoner had finally been silenced. But he refused to buckle, even facing the prospect of going back to prison. Here’s the second part of ...Show More

Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

32:38 | Mar 12th, 2018

With Venezuela in crisis, its most vocal opposition leader, Leopoldo López, is under house arrest, unable to act. What happens if he does? Guest: Wil S. Hylton, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s ep...Show More

Friday, Mar. 9, 2018

26:35 | Mar 9th, 2018

Hush money. Catch-and-kill deals. The threat of blackmail. An elaborate system has developed to silence women who level accusations against powerful men. One of those women is Stephanie Clifford, a pornographic actress who claims to have had an affai...Show More

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

30:35 | Mar 8th, 2018

In announcing new protections on steel and aluminum imports, President Trump said he was acting in the interest of national security. But could the real threat be the tariffs themselves?  Guest: Peter S. Goodman, an economics correspondent for The Ne...Show More

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018

24:15 | Mar 7th, 2018

South Korea says that the North is willing to talk about giving up its atomic arsenal. What happened to the threat of nuclear war? Guest: Mark Landler, a White House correspondent for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit...Show More

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018

31:31 | Mar 6th, 2018

The New York Times has a new five-part podcast series that tries to solve a real-life problem with a surprising story. So today, instead of or usual show, we offer “Change Agent,” hosted by Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and auth...Show More

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018

23:20 | Mar 5th, 2018

In the days since the shooting in Parkland, Fla., a group of teenagers has risen to national prominence for their activism and calls for gun control. But more than 3,000 students attend Stoneman Douglas High School. Six of them spoke to a New York Ti...Show More

Friday, Mar. 2, 2018

36:52 | Mar 2nd, 2018

When we spoke with Representative Tom Rooney, a Florida Republican, in July, he said he was starting to feel defeated by the state of politics in Washington. Nine months later, we check back in, and he talks frankly about the Russia investigation, gu...Show More

Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018

25:47 | Mar 1st, 2018

President Trump stunned lawmakers on Wednesday with calls for gun control and jabs at the National Rifle Association. “They have great power over you people,” he said of the N.R.A. “They have less power over me.” Separately, Hope Hicks, the White Hou...Show More

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

21:48 | Feb 28th, 2018

Republicans have campaigned on gun rights for years. But Democrats running for office have tended to avoid the issue. In the wake of the Florida school shooting, however, will gun control be a dominant topic in this year’s midterm elections? Guest: J...Show More

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

21:18 | Feb 27th, 2018

“All he cares about is his gun.” “He could be a school shooter in the making.” Those were among the concerns expressed in calls to law enforcement about Nikolas Cruz, who is suspected of shooting 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Sch...Show More

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

27:40 | Feb 26th, 2018

At the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend, one thing was clear: President Trump has taken over the conservative movement. His vision dominated, and, as one woman learned, there was little room for alternative views. Guest: Mona Cha...Show More

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

23:32 | Feb 22nd, 2018

The aftermath of a mass shooting has become a familiar cycle in the United States: One side demands change, the other works to block it. But this time, it is the students who survived the assault who are pressing lawmakers to impose new restrictions ...Show More

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

22:28 | Feb 21st, 2018

The indictment secured by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, makes it clear that the most powerful weapon in Russia’s campaign to disrupt the 2016 election was Facebook. We look at how Russia used social media to sow divisions in the United ...Show More

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

29:37 | Feb 20th, 2018

In October, four American soldiers were ambushed by militants in a remote desert in Niger. What were they doing in Africa, and who were they fighting? It was all part of a shadowy war going back to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  Guests: Alan Blinder...Show More

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

24:33 | Feb 16th, 2018

The AR-15 rifle used in the shooting that left at least 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Fla., was purchased legally, according to a federal law enforcement official. How did a semiautomatic weapon originally designed for warfare become e...Show More

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

23:15 | Feb 15th, 2018

President Trump has called for an overhaul of immigration that replaces a family-based system with a merit-based one. But what counts as merit? We also report on the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in which at least 17 people died. It wa...Show More