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

31:13 | Apr 5th

Through his media empire, Rupert Murdoch has reshaped the politics of countries across the English-speaking world, pushing their governments to the right. We look inside the struggle over who will control that empire once he’s gone. Guests: Jonathan ...Show More
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

24:13 | 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

34:15 | 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

19:54 | 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

22:14 | 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
Inside Hong Kong’s Airport

22:10 | Aug 14th

Protesters have flooded Hong Kong’s airport, paralyzing operations and escalating tensions between the semiautonomous territory and Beijing. The protesters are trying to send a message to government officials — and to people in mainland China. Guest:...Show More
How the Democratic Debates Narrow the Field

25:20 | Aug 2nd

Twenty Democratic presidential candidates have appeared on the debate stage for the last time. That’s in part because the Democratic National Committee has introduced a set of rules explicitly designed to narrow the field. We look at the intended and...Show More
The Chinese Surveillance State, Part 1

21:28 | May 6th

Under President Xi Jinping, China is pioneering a new form of governance by surveillance. In the first of a two-part series, we look at how China tested that system by targeting one minority group. Guest: Paul Mozur, a technology reporter for The New...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

22:20 | Mar 30th, 2017

The climate change battle through one coal miner's eyes. And why Scott Pruitt, President Trump's E.P.A. chief, confounds both sides. Guests: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and the environment for The New York Times; Mark Gray, who spent 38 years ...Show More
Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

26:11 | Aug 19th

The New York Times investigated how Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, used her wealth to sow the seeds of the modern anti-immigration movement — and of Trump administration policy. Guests: Natalie ...Show More
The Origins of Boeing’s 737 Max Crisis

25:18 | Jul 30th

Two crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets have been linked to a software system that helped send the planes into a deadly nose-dive. Our colleague investigated what federal regulators responsible for ensuring the safety of the jets knew about that sy...Show More
Part 2: The French Rebellion

28:35 | Jun 11th

President Emmanuel Macron of France had been viewed as the next leader of a liberal Europe. But when the Yellow Vest movement swept the country, protesters took to the streets, rejecting him as elitist and questioning the vision of Europe that he sto...Show More
Part 1: The Battle for Europe

22:44 | Jun 10th

The decades-long plan to stitch together countries and cultures into the European Union was ultimately blamed for two crises: mass migration and crippling debt. Together, those events contributed to a wave of nationalism across Europe. In a five-part...Show More
A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 1: The Genetic Detectives

25:35 | Jun 6th

A year after police used a genetic database to help identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer case, the same technique has been used to arrest dozens of people. Now, for the first time, one of those cases is headed to trial. In Part 1 of a two-pa...Show More
The Legacy of Rachel Held Evans

26:02 | Jun 3rd

In a brief but prolific career, a young writer asked whether evangelical Christianity could change. In doing so, she changed it. Guests: Elizabeth Dias, who covers religion for The Times, in conversation with Natalie Kitroeff.  For more information o...Show More
What Actually Happened to New York’s Taxi Drivers

29:20 | May 28th

In the past year, many New York City taxi drivers have fallen deeper into debt, even as the city moved to rein in ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft. Our colleague explains how the rush to blame those apps shielded those who were really behind the ...Show More
The Chinese Surveillance State, Part 2

27:31 | May 7th

In Part 2 of our series, we tell the story of an American citizen whose family members have been detained in Chinese re-education camps for Uighurs and members of other Muslim minority groups. We look at what his efforts to free them reveal about the...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 nytimes.com/thedaily.
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, Two 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 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 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
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
The Breakdown of the Iran Nuclear Deal

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

24:07 | 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

21:40 | 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

35:16 | 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

28:34 | 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

21:15 | 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

22:41 | 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

20:03 | 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

22:10 | 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

22:01 | 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

22:49 | 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. Guest: Catherine Porter, who has been following one man seeking control of his death. For more information on today’s epis...Show More
What the 2020 Campaign Sounds Like

29:19 | Aug 22nd

Song playlists at presidential campaign rallies can be about more than music — they can reflect a candidate’s values, political platform, identity and target audience. We examine the role of these playlists in the 2020 campaign. Guest: Astead W. Hern...Show More
What American C.E.O.s Are Worried About

23:29 | Aug 21st

For decades, American corporations have prized profits for shareholders above all else. Now, the country’s most powerful chief executives say it’s time to do things differently. What’s driving that change? Guest: Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial colum...Show More
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Not Regretting Al Franken

31:33 | Aug 20th

Al Franken resigned from the Senate more than 18 months ago over allegations of sexual harassment. New reporting about those allegations has revived the debate over whether the Democratic Party — particularly senators currently seeking the presidency...Show More
Russia’s Mystery Missile

24:57 | Aug 16th

At least seven people were killed by a mysterious explosion in northern Russia, and U.S. officials believe it happened during the test of a prototype for a nuclear-propelled cruise missile. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has hailed the weapon ...Show More
Is China Really Freeing Uighurs?

27:43 | Aug 15th

Under international pressure, China has said it has released a vast majority of the Muslim Uighurs it had placed in detention camps. We follow up with an American citizen who says the Chinese government cannot be trusted, and find out how Beijing’s p...Show More
The Epstein Investigation, Now That He’s Dead

20:31 | Aug 13th

Federal prosecutors were confident that, this time, justice would be served in the case of Jeffrey Epstein. What happens to the case against him now that he is dead?  Guest: Benjamin Weiser, an investigative criminal justice reporter for The New York...Show More
The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill

35:39 | Aug 12th

Since Democrats retook the House last November, the world has come to know the progressive and divisive vision of four freshmen congresswomen known as “the squad.” But it was moderates — less well-known and laser-focused on common ground between Demo...Show More
The Crackdown on Kashmir

23:44 | Aug 9th

India has guaranteed a degree of autonomy to the people of Kashmir, a disputed territory between India and Pakistan, since 1947. Why did India unilaterally erase that autonomy this week? Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, the South Asia bureau chief for The N...Show More
Two Cities in Mourning

26:39 | Aug 8th

President Trump traveled on Wednesday to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, where mass shootings killed 31 people. Our colleagues described the scene in both cities. Guests: Mitch Smith, who covers the Midwest for The New York Times, and Michael Crowley, a W...Show More
Osama bin Laden’s Successor

22:15 | Aug 7th

In the years before his death, Osama bin Laden seemed to be grooming a successor to lead Al Qaeda: his own son. Here’s what we learned this week about those plans. Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times. For more infor...Show More
Shutting Down 8chan

23:34 | Aug 6th

At least three mass shootings this year — including one in El Paso — have been announced in advance on the online message board 8chan, often accompanied by racist writings. We look at the battle over shutting down the site. Guests: Kevin Roose, who w...Show More
Two Days, Two Cities, Two Massacres

20:50 | Aug 5th

In two days, in two cities — El Paso and Dayton, Ohio — two mass shootings have left at least 29 people dead. We look at two stories from one of those shootings. Guests: Simon Romero, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Jennifer Medi...Show More
The Economy Is Booming. Or Is It?

22:08 | Aug 1st

The United States economy is in the middle of a record-long expansion. So why is the government deploying an economic weapon it last used during the 2008 financial crisis? Guest: Ben Casselman, who covers the economy for The New York Times. For more ...Show More
What Does Kamala Harris Stand For?

24:37 | Jul 31st

Democratic voters have been drawn to Senator Kamala Harris as a messenger, even though her message remains a work in progress. Ahead of her second presidential debate appearance, we consider what the candidate says she believes. Guest: Alexander Burn...Show More
A Plan to End Partisan Gerrymandering

23:32 | Jul 29th

The Supreme Court ruled last month that federal courts cannot rule on cases of partisan gerrymandering, saying that judges are not entitled to second-guess the decisions made by state legislators who draw voting maps. We spoke to one man who has long...Show More
The Next Chapter of the Epstein Story

21:54 | Jul 26th

Maxwell’s yearslong relationship with Jeffrey Epstein has raised questions about what she may have known about the allegations of sex trafficking against him. Now, thousands of pages of sealed documents stemming from their relationship are about to b...Show More
Robert Mueller’s Testimony

28:34 | Jul 25th

The former special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, testified on Wednesday before Congress. He declared that his two-year investigation did not exonerate President Trump and that Russia would meddle again in American elections. Guest: Michael S. Schmi...Show More
‘Send Her Back’: White Voters and Trump’s Path to Re-election

23:06 | Jul 24th

The majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump. But in 2020, Democrats will still have a hard time defeating him. Here’s why. Guest: Nate Cohn, who covers elections, polling and demographics for The Upshot at The New York Times. For more inf...Show More
Special Edition: A Guide to the Mueller Hearings

19:22 | Jul 23rd

Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. We spoke to our colleague about what to expect. Guest: Michael S. S...Show More
The Fight Over Planned Parenthood’s Future

21:43 | Jul 23rd

Dr. Leana Wen, the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood in decades, was ousted after just eight months on the job. Her departure highlights a central tension over the direction of the group: Is it a political organization first, or a health org...Show More
The Making of Boris Johnson

27:55 | Jul 22nd

After trying and failing to withdraw Britain from the European Union, Theresa May will resign this week as the country’s prime minister. Here’s how the man expected to succeed her, Boris Johnson, made Brexit — and how Brexit may soon make him prime m...Show More
The Almost Moon Man

23:27 | Jul 21st

There are two stories from the 1960s that America likes to tell about itself — the civil rights movement and the space race. We look at the brief moment when the two collided. Guest: Emily Ludolph, who covered this story for The New York Times, spoke...Show More
The Political Crisis in Puerto Rico

23:26 | Jul 19th

Hundreds of leaked text messages revealed the governor of Puerto Rico mocking his own citizens. For many Puerto Ricans, it was the last straw. Guest: Patricia Mazzei, the Miami bureau chief for The New York Times, spoke with us from San Juan, P.R. Fo...Show More
The Myth That Busing Failed

27:04 | Jul 18th

The first Democratic debate brought renewed attention to busing as a tool of school desegregation. We spoke to a colleague about what the conversation has been missing. Guest: Nikole Hannah-Jones, who writes about racial injustice for The New York Ti...Show More
A Decision in the Eric Garner Case

22:22 | Jul 17th

One day before the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of police officers in New York, the Justice Department said it would not bring federal civil rights charges against an officer involved. We look at that decision. Guest: Ashley ...Show More
Trump and ‘the Squad’

25:37 | Jul 16th

In a second day of attacks, President Trump said that four Democratic congresswomen hated the United States and were free to leave the country. The lawmakers — Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna S. P...Show More
Waiting for the Immigration Raids

26:13 | Jul 15th

This past weekend, immigration officials were scheduled to begin arresting and deporting thousands of undocumented immigrants who had been ordered to leave the United States but had remained. On Friday evening, we spoke to one woman who feared she wa...Show More
Can Gun Makers Be Held Accountable for Mass Shootings?

31:02 | Jul 12th

As mass shootings became commonplace, attempts to hold gun makers accountable kept hitting the same roadblock — until now. We look at a lawsuit that could transform the firearms industry. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York...Show More
The President and the Census

24:29 | Jul 11th

Federal courts keep rejecting President Trump’s attempts to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census. But no matter what the courts decide, the president may have already achieved his goal. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New...Show More
The Plan to Elect Republican Women

23:56 | Jul 10th

Out of 198 Republicans in the House of Representatives, just 13 are women. This week, a closely watched election in North Carolina may help determine how serious the party is about changing that. Guest: Julie Hirschfeld Davis, who covers Congress for...Show More
United States v. Jeffrey Epstein

23:32 | Jul 9th

Prosecutors in New York have accused the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of asking them to recruit others. We spoke with our colleague about what happened in a similar case against Mr. Epstein ov...Show More
The Trial of a Navy SEAL Chief

26:40 | Jul 8th

The trial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a decorated member of the Navy SEALs, offered rare insight into a culture that is, by design, difficult to penetrate. Our colleague tells us what he learned from the verdict. Guest: Dave Philipp...Show More
When a G.M. Plant Shut Down in Ohio

29:07 | Jul 5th

In 2016, Lordstown, Ohio, helped deliver the presidency to Donald J. Trump, betting that he would fulfill his promise to save its auto industry. Our colleague went there to examine the political fallout from the fact that he didn’t. Guests: Sabrina T...Show More
Joe Biden’s Record on Race

30:03 | Jul 3rd

In the contest to become the Democratic candidate for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is being asked to confront his record on race, including past positions that some in his party now see as outdated and unjust. We look at the policies Mr. Biden embr...Show More
What Iran Is Learning From North Korea

25:03 | Jul 2nd

President Trump made history over the weekend when he became the first sitting American president to step into North Korea. But the biggest impact of that gesture may have been on Iran. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for Th...Show More
Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.

25:41 | Jul 1st

Federal courts have ruled that migrant children inside the United States must be housed in “safe and sanitary” accommodation. So what explains the conditions at a border patrol station in Clint, Tex.? Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration ...Show More
A Clash Over Inclusion at Pride

21:21 | Jun 29th

Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, as the largest L.G.B.T.Q. Pride celebration in the world takes place in New York this weekend, some leaders of the community are asking a difficult question: What’s lost as the Pride movement becomes mainstream?...Show More
The Democratic Debates

31:47 | Jun 28th

Twenty Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination have now made their case to American voters. We take a look at their visions for the future, the breakout performances and the state of the race. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers nation...Show More
Corroborating E. Jean Carroll

28:44 | Jun 27th

Note: This episode contains detailed descriptions of an alleged sexual assault. The writer E. Jean Carroll came forward last week with explosive accusations that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s. Today, the two women she privately co...Show More
A Guide to the Democratic Debates

21:20 | Jun 26th

Over the next two days, 20 Democrats will take the stage for the first debates of the 2020 presidential race. We look at the competing visions for America they’ll be fighting over this week, and throughout the campaign. Guest: Alexander Burns, who co...Show More
The Likelihood of Impeachment

25:24 | Jun 25th

In the weeks since the Mueller report, nearly 80 House Democrats have called for impeaching the president. But with the 2020 campaign underway, the likelihood of such action appears to be fading. That may be exactly what some Democratic leaders want....Show More
A Military Crackdown in Sudan

24:09 | Jun 24th

A military crackdown in Sudan has left more than 100 pro-democracy protesters dead, just weeks after the military offered support in overthrowing the country’s dictator. Our colleague spoke with us from Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. Guest: Declan Walsh,...Show More
The Standoff With Iran

24:10 | Jun 21st

The Trump administration has been debating a military strike against Iran as tensions with the country escalate. Here’s how we got to this point. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s ...Show More
Why Asylum Seekers Are Being Sent Back to Mexico

29:33 | Jun 20th

With asylum requests at a record high, the Trump administration is telling migrants to wait in Mexico. We look at how that policy could fundamentally change immigration in the United States. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New Y...Show More
Trump’s Re-election Rally

23:05 | Jun 19th

The president kicked off his re-election campaign on Tuesday with a rally in Orlando, Fla. We spoke with a colleague who was there. Guest: Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, vi...Show More
Hacking the Russian Power Grid

25:57 | Jun 18th

A New York Times investigation found that the United States is actively infiltrating Russia’s electric power grid. We look at what that means for the future of cyberwarfare. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York T...Show More
Why Hong Kong Is Still Protesting

23:17 | Jun 17th

In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands remain in the streets, even after city officials said they would suspend the contentious extradition bill that prompted the demonstrations in the first place. We look at why the protesters still don’t trust their g...Show More
Part 5: Can Liberal Democracy Survive in Europe?

28:29 | Jun 14th

Across Europe, populists are saying that it’s not democracy they aim to discard, but liberalism. To end our series, we returned to Germany, the country at the heart of a liberal Europe, to see if the rejection of liberalism had also taken hold there....Show More
Part 4: Poland’s Culture Wars

33:07 | Jun 13th

In Poland, a nationalist party has been in power for four years. We went to Warsaw, the capital, and Gdansk, the birthplace of a movement that brought down Communism, to see how this government has changed democratic institutions. Guests: Katrin Be...Show More
Part 3: ‘Italy First’

31:08 | Jun 12th

In Italy, hard-right populists have moved from the fringes to run the national government. Now, the country is on the front lines of a nationalist resurgence in Europe. To understand why, we spent a day with Susanna Ceccardi, a rising star of the far...Show More
A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 2: The Future of Genetic Privacy

28:13 | Jun 7th

The police identified a suspect in a double murder after combing through DNA profiles on a website designed to connect family members. We look at what his trial will tell us about the future of genetic genealogy in solving crimes. Guests: Heather Mur...Show More
This Drug Could End H.I.V. Why Hasn’t It?

27:17 | Jun 5th

Dr. Robert Grant developed a treatment — a daily pill known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — that could stop the AIDS crisis. We look at why that hasn’t happened. Guests: Dr. Grant, who has been working on H.I.V. treatment and prevention for ov...Show More
How a Secret U.S. Cyberweapon Backfired

23:58 | Jun 4th

A criminal group has held computer systems for the city of Baltimore hostage for nearly a month — paralyzing everything from email to the real estate market to the payment of water bills. But what residents don’t know is that a major component of the...Show More
Death, Profit and Disclosure at a Children’s Hospital

34:51 | May 31st

A Times investigation found that doctors at UNC Children’s Hospital suspected that children with complex heart conditions had been dying at higher-than-expected rates, and even children with low-risk conditions seemed to do poorly. Secret recordings ...Show More
Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence

22:22 | May 30th

Robert Mueller, the special counsel, discussed his investigation of Russian election interference for the first time on Wednesday. He did not absolve President Trump of obstruction of justice, saying: “If we had enough confidence that the president c...Show More
The White House Plan to Change Climate Science

21:42 | May 29th

From Day 1, the Trump administration has tried to dismantle regulations aimed at curbing climate change. Now officials are attempting to undermine the very science on which such policies rest. Guest: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and environment...Show More
Confronting a Childhood Abuser

42:14 | May 24th

Three months ago, a recording of Sterling Van Wagenen, a founder of the Sundance Film Festival, appeared on an obscure website for whistle-blowers in the Mormon Church. The “Daily” producer Annie Brown spoke with our colleague about the story that re...Show More
The Bank That Kept Saying Yes to Trump

28:21 | May 23rd

At a time when most Wall Street firms had stopped doing business with Donald J. Trump, a single bank lent him more than $2 billion. We look at the two-decade relationship that could unlock the president’s financial secrets. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, ...Show More
A Growing Call for Impeachment

23:02 | May 22nd

In the weeks since the release of the Mueller report, the Democratic Party has been struggling with how to proceed. Now, divisions are emerging as a group of House members push their leaders to open impeachment proceedings. Guest: Nicholas Fandos, wh...Show More
The Rise of Modi: India’s Rightward Turn

24:48 | May 21st

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has governed as a right-wing populist whose nationalist message has often pitted Hindus against Muslims. We look at what Mr. Modi’s likely re-election this week tells us about the country’s political future. Gue...Show More
The Legal Vulnerability of Roe v. Wade

23:19 | May 20th

From the day Roe v. Wade was decided, some have seen the constitutional right to an abortion as an inferred right rather than a guaranteed one. That distinction has become a threat to the law’s survival. Guests: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspo...Show More
A Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade in Alabama

26:17 | May 17th

Alabama has adopted a law that would criminalize nearly all abortions and make the penalty for providing one up to 99 years in prison. The man who wrote the law knew it was unconstitutional — and did it anyway. We asked him why. Guests: Eric Johnston...Show More
Caught in the Middle of the Trade War

27:03 | May 16th

Yesterday, we told the story of President Trump’s trade war with China. Today, our colleague speaks with two Americans who have been feeling the effects of that war. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, talked to Kevi...Show More
The President Takes On China, Alone

26:49 | May 15th

Years of multinational efforts have failed to get China to play by the international rules of trade. Now, President Trump has launched an all-out trade war in which the United States is confronting China on its own. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a busine...Show More
The Freshman: Rashida Tlaib, Part 2

34:49 | May 14th

When we last spoke with Representative Rashida Tlaib, she had just been sworn in — and had fulfilled the fears of Democratic leaders by calling for the impeachment of President Trump. In the months since, she’s been challenging her party on a differe...Show More
John Bolton’s Plan for Iran

23:51 | May 13th

Iran is warning that it may resume production on its nuclear program, reviving a crisis that had been contained by the signing of the Iran nuclear deal four years ago. One man within the United States government may have intentionally brought us to t...Show More
A Founder of Facebook Says It’s Time to Break It Up

30:39 | May 10th

Chris Hughes, a Facebook co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg’s college roommate, has written an Op-Ed in The New York Times saying that Mr. Zuckerberg has become too powerful and that Facebook should be broken up. Our colleague sits down with him to talk ...Show More
Holding the Attorney General in Contempt

24:20 | May 9th

The House Judiciary Committee voted to recommend holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt after President Trump asserted executive privilege over the full Mueller report. But little is likely to happen as a result. We look at why Congress is...Show More
$1 Billion in Losses: A Decade of Trump’s Taxes

23:02 | May 8th

In October, The New York Times published an investigation into the tax returns of President Trump’s father, revealing the president’s past involvement in tax evasion and stark inconsistencies in his account of his success. Two reporters who broke tha...Show More
A Secret Dossier in Venezuela

20:13 | May 3rd

After mass protests and international pressure failed to unseat President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, it became clear that it would take defections from within his own government to remove him from power. Now, secret documents suggest that some of M...Show More
The Senate Testimony of William Barr

25:31 | May 2nd

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General William Barr defended his handling of the Mueller report, saying he did not misrepresent its findings. We spoke with our colleague who spent the day in the hearing room. Guest: Nich...Show More
A Dictator’s Fall in Sudan

20:49 | May 1st

After a brutal 30-year reign, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan has been deposed by his own generals. The story of one of those generals and his son could signal what comes next for the country. Guest: Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for ...Show More
A Crisis at the N.R.A.

22:09 | Apr 30th

A bitter power struggle has broken out inside the nation’s pre-eminent gun rights group. We look at how the mere threat of a financial investigation plunged the National Rifle Association into crisis. Guest: Danny Hakim, an investigative reporter for...Show More
Why the Supreme Court Is Ruling on the Census

25:55 | Apr 29th

Before the 2020 census begins in the United States, a case has been fast-tracked to the nation’s highest court about who is counted and why. It has become the biggest case in front of the Supreme Court this session. Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the...Show More
How the Measles Outbreak Started

24:50 | Apr 26th

The number of measles cases in the United States has risen to nearly 700 — the highest annual number recorded since 2000, when the disease was declared eliminated in the country. Many of those cases can be traced to ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities ...Show More
A Secret in the Navy SEALs

26:47 | Apr 25th

Navy SEAL commandos said they had seen their decorated platoon leader, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, commit war crimes. They were warned not to report it. They did so anyway. Guest: Dave Philipps, who covers the military for The New York...Show More
The Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

19:50 | Apr 24th

A series of highly coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka has left more than 350 people dead. How did a small, obscure and underfinanced local group carry out one of the deadliest terrorist attacks since 9/11? Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, the South Asia bure...Show More
The Whistle-Blowers at Boeing

26:55 | Apr 23rd

After two crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets, regulators and lawmakers began asking whether competitive pressure may have led the company to miss safety risks, like an anti-stall system that played a role in both crashes. In reporting that story, our col...Show More
How Trump’s Protector Became Mueller’s Best Witness

23:32 | Apr 22nd

The most interesting figure in the Mueller report may be the man who was hired to protect President Trump, but turned out to be the most damaging witness against him. We look at the role of Donald F. McGahn II, the former White House counsel. Guest: ...Show More
The Mueller Report Is Released

26:31 | Apr 19th

Two years and 448 pages later, a redacted version of the Mueller report has been made public. Here’s what we’ve learned. Guests: Michael S. Schmidt and Mark Mazzetti, who have been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. Fo...Show More
The Abortion Wars, Part 2: The Illinois Option

30:10 | Apr 18th

Four states have passed laws this year that effectively ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, and others, including Missouri, are expected to follow suit. Some Missourians are crossing the state line to Illinois, where abortion access is protect...Show More
The Abortion Wars, Part 1: The Last Clinic in Missouri

28:51 | Apr 17th

When Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s ascendance to the Supreme Court threw the future of abortion rights into question, states scrambled to enact new laws. Two neighboring states in the Midwest are moving in opposite directions: Missouri is taking action t...Show More
The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn

26:11 | Apr 16th

Carlos Ghosn, the former head of Nissan, was the rare foreign executive to reach rock-star status in Japan by breaking the rules of its culture. Now, he’s accused of financial wrongdoing at the company he helped save. Guest: Motoko Rich, the Tokyo bu...Show More
The Moral Complexities of Working With Julian Assange

29:04 | Apr 15th

Many have considered Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, to be a hero of the free speech movement and a partner to journalists. He also came to be seen as a threat to national security. Then, he helped Russia interfere in a United States electi...Show More
Israel’s Election, Through the Eyes of a Young Palestinian

26:44 | Apr 12th

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has promised to assert sovereignty over dozens of Jewish settlements on the West Bank. For Palestinians there, that could mean the end of a decades-long struggle for a state of their own. We hear the perspe...Show More
Netanyahu Won. The Two-State Solution Lost.

27:40 | Apr 11th

President Trump has promised to broker the deal of the century between Israelis and Palestinians. His partnership with Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, may have made such a peace deal all but impossible. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers th...Show More
When the Lights Went Out in Venezuela

18:40 | Apr 10th

Economic collapse, crumbling infrastructure, a contested presidential election result — Venezuela was already in crisis. Then the power went out. Guest: Nicholas Casey, the Andes bureau chief for The New York Times, who recently returned from Venezue...Show More
The Brief, Controversial Tenure of Kirstjen Nielsen

24:24 | Apr 9th

Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out as secretary of homeland security, even after carrying out and defending President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies. We look at why that wasn’t enough. Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration for The New...Show More
A Russian Assassin Tells His Story

23:29 | Apr 8th

Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has carried out a brazen campaign of state-sponsored assassinations. Our colleague tracked down one of the hitmen. Guest: Michael Schwirtz, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, spoke with Oleg Smoro...Show More
New Insights Into the Mueller Report

23:58 | Apr 4th

The special counsel’s team sent its report to the attorney general, William P. Barr, who sent a summary of that report to Congress. But some members of the special counsel’s team have told associates that their findings are more troubling for Preside...Show More
Trump Wanted to Scrap Obamacare. His Party Didn’t.

17:37 | Apr 3rd

President Trump has backed away from his call to replace the Affordable Care Act with a Republican alternative. Why did his own party talk him out of it? Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more informatio...Show More
Why Did New York’s Most Selective Public High School Admit Only 7 Black Students?

26:01 | Apr 2nd

Nearly 900 students have been offered admission to one of New York City’s most elite public high schools. Just seven of those students are black. Guest: Eliza Shapiro, who covers New York City education for The New York Times. For more information on...Show More
The Agony of Being Theresa May

21:24 | Apr 1st

After months of trying and failing to pass a deal on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May had one final thing to offer: herself. Guest: Ellen Barry, chief international correspondent for The New York Times. For mor...Show More
One Family’s Story of Survival and Loss in New Zealand

23:37 | Mar 29th

New Zealand is holding a national day of remembrance today for the 50 people killed in the mosque shootings in Christchurch. Our colleague spent several days with one family of one man who died in the attack. Guest: Charlotte Graham-McLay, who spent ...Show More
Prosecuting R. Kelly

27:26 | Mar 28th

This year, Chicago’s top prosecutor, Kim Foxx, took the unusual step of asking women to come forward with allegations against the musician R. Kelly. In an interview, she explained that decision. Guest: John Eligon, a national correspondent for The Ne...Show More
Israel’s Indispensable Prime Minister?

23:55 | Mar 27th

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel faces indictment over an alleged scheme involving brazen acts of bribery and fraud. Why are so many Israelis ready to re-elect him? Guest: David M. Halbfinger, the Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Tim...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

21:11 | 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)

26:59 | 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 for him. Guest: Wesley Morris, a critic at large for ...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
Part 1: 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 one of the world’s richest companies. Here’s how the deal to bring Amazon to New York City fell apart. Guest: J. David Goodma...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

22:48 | 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

23:32 | 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
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
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
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

23:24 | 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

28:24 | 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