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The Daily

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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 Fate of Boris and Brexit
Dec 12 • 23 min
Britain is voting in a general election today. During his re-election campaign, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hitched his re-election campaign to a promise to “get Brexit done” — while selling bankers and blue-collar workers two very different visions for…
The Articles of Impeachment
Dec 11 • 22 min
House Democratic leaders have introduced two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. But they did not include obstruction of justice. In today’s episode, we delve into the unseen fight among Democrats…
‘Absolutely No Mercy’
Dec 10 • 23 min
A trove of private government documents offers an unprecedented look inside China’s highly organized crackdown on Uighur Muslims — revealing Beijing’s systematic detention of as many as one million people in camps and prisons over the past three years. In…
The Latest: The Mueller Question
Dec 9 • 5 min
To mention the Mueller report in articles of impeachment against President Trump, or not? That’s the question Democrats have been asking. Today’s impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee gave us a clue about which way they’re leaning. “The…
A Woman’s Journey Through China’s Detention Camps
Dec 9 • 31 min
A last-minute booking, a furtive cab ride and a spy in the window. For the past year, Paul Mozur has been investigating the story of a son determined to free his mother from a repressive system of detention and surveillance in western China. In doing so,…
The Candidates: Bernie Sanders
Dec 6 • 38 min
Today: Part 2 of our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. Michael Barbaro speaks with Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist senator from Vermont. Mr. Sanders reflected on his early schooling in politics…
The Latest: ‘Do You Hate the President?’
Dec 5 • 5 min
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this morning that the House of Representatives would draft articles of impeachment against President Trump. But what our colleague found most striking today happened a few hours later, when a reporter for a conservative…
America’s Education Problem
Dec 5 • 22 min
For decades, the U.S. spent billions of dollars trying to close its education gap with the rest of the world. New data shows that all that money made little difference. Today, we investigate how that could be. Guest: Dana Goldstein, a national…
The Latest: But Is It Impeachable?
Dec 4 • 6 min
The House Judiciary Committee opened a new phase of the impeachment inquiry by tackling a fundamental constitutional question: What is an impeachable offense? All the witnesses testifying in today’s hearing were in agreement, except one. “The Latest” is a…
A Louder, Messier Phase of Impeachment
Dec 4 • 25 min
The House Intelligence Committee has released its impeachment report to the Judiciary Committee, signaling the end of one phase of impeachment and the beginning of another. Today, we break down the report and explore why those two phases will look so…
A Deadly Crackdown in Iran
Dec 3 • 23 min
Behind the curtain of an internet blackout, the Islamic Republic’s security forces have killed at least 180 unarmed protesters. Natalie Kitroeff speaks to Farnaz Fassihi about Iran’s deadliest political unrest in decades and why the United States wanted…
Why So Many Hospitals Are Suing Their Patients
Dec 2 • 25 min
For decades, hospitals could assume that patients with jobs and health insurance would pay their medical bills. That’s no longer the case. We speak to one woman about her skyrocketing medical costs — and the aggressive new way hospitals are forcing…
The Jungle Prince, Chapter 3: A House in Yorkshire
Nov 27 • 34 min
In a ruined palace in the woods, rummaging through discarded papers, our reporter finds a clue. For more information, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
The Jungle Prince, Chapter 2: The Hunting Lodge
Nov 27 • 30 min
“Ellen, have you been trying to get in touch with the royal family of Oudh?” Our reporter receives an invitation to the forest. For more information, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.
The Jungle Prince, Chapter 1: The Railway Station
Nov 27 • 31 min
The story passed for years from tea sellers to rickshaw drivers to shopkeepers in Old Delhi. In a forest, they said, in a palace cut off from the city, lived a prince, a princess and a queen, said to be the last of a Shiite Muslim royal line. Some said…
What the Bidens Actually Did in Ukraine
Nov 27 • 25 min
Yesterday, we looked at the origins of President Trump’s baseless theory that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 election. This theory inspired one of the two investigations he sought from Ukraine that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Today, we…
Why Trump Still Believes (Wrongly) That Ukraine Hacked the D.N.C.
Nov 26 • 23 min
In the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry, President Trump asked Ukraine for two different investigations. Today, we explore the unexpected story behind one of them. Guest: Scott Shane, a national security reporter in the Washington…
What Should Happen to the Navy SEAL Chief?
Nov 25 • 22 min
An unusual battle has broken out between President Trump and top military commanders over the future of a Navy SEAL commando. Today, how a high-profile war-crimes investigation has prompted a war of words from the commander in chief — rocking the highest…
The Latest: A Call to ‘Fox & Friends’
Nov 22 • 6 min
President Trump called into ‘Fox & Friends’ this morning to respond to all that has been said over two weeks of public impeachment hearings. The conversation offered a preview of what may become the president’s impeachment defense. “The Latest” is a new…
The Candidates: Pete Buttigieg
Nov 22 • 40 min
Today we launch Part One in our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the 2020 presidential front-runners. In studio with “The Daily,” Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., talks about how his lifelong political ambitions were complicated by…
The Latest: The Irregular Channel
Nov 21 • 5 min
Throughout the impeachment inquiry, an image has surfaced of the Trump administration’s two policymaking channels on Ukraine — one regular, one not. Today’s testimony from Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top adviser on Russia and Europe, raised the…
‘We Followed the President’s Orders’
Nov 21 • 26 min
Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, has evolved from a loyal Trump campaign donor to a witness central to the impeachment inquiry. But his testimony has been contradicted on multiple occasions. Today, we look at how…
The Latest: ‘Everyone Was in the Loop’
Nov 20 • 6 min
In explosive testimony, Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, directly implicated President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top administration officials in what he said was a…
What Happened to Kamala Harris?
Nov 20 • 28 min
When Senator Kamala Harris started her presidential campaign 10 months ago, she drew a crowd of 20,000 to her kickoff rally — the biggest of any candidate’s. She was talked about as a potential heir to the political coalition that carried Barack Obama to…
The Latest: A Republican Strategy Revealed
Nov 19 • 7 min
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, gave public testimony of his alarm at what he heard during President Trump’s July phone call with the leader of Ukraine. Appearing in his Army dress uniform trimmed with…
A Broken Promise on Taxes
Nov 19 • 21 min
As they lobbied the Trump administration for a $1.5 trillion tax cut, corporations vowed to invest the savings back into the U.S. economy. Today, we investigate whether they made good on that promise. Guest: Jim Tankersley, who covers economic and tax…
The Latest: The Week Ahead in the Impeachment Hearings
Nov 18 • 6 min
Four witnesses will appear in tomorrow’s public hearings — three of whom listened directly to the July phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president that is now at the center of the impeachment inquiry. Plus, impeachment investigators are…
The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork
Nov 18 • 23 min
It was one of the most valuable start-ups in the United States, with bold plans to revolutionize how and where people worked around the world. Today, we look at how the dream of WeWork crumbled — and explore the story of the man responsible for the…
The Latest: ‘It’s Very Intimidating’
Nov 15 • 8 min
Marie Yovanovitch, who was ousted as the ambassador to Ukraine on President Trump’s orders, came before the House Intelligence Committee on the second day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry. At the very moment she was testifying about feeling…
Capitalism on Trial in Chile
Nov 15 • 24 min
Free-market economists once talked about “the miracle of Chile,” praising its policies as Latin America’s great economic success story. But recently, over a million people have flipped the script, taking to the streets and facing down a violent police…
The Latest: A New Word for What Trump Did
Nov 14 • 6 min
We’ve been hearing a lot about the “quid pro quo.” But this week, Democrats started using a new term, one that shows up in the impeachment clause of the Constitution, to describe President Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. Republicans started using it, too…
A Public Hearing, and a Feud Over Ukraine
Nov 14 • 27 min
The House of Representatives opened historic impeachment hearings on Wednesday, with William B. Taylor Jr. and George P. Kent, senior career civil servants, caught in the crossfire. Democrats underscored the constitutional import of the proceedings, while…
The Latest: An Ideal Witness for the Democrats
Nov 13 • 6 min
On the first day of public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry, lawmakers questioned two diplomats, and laid out two competing narratives about the investigation. This is the first episode in our new series on the impeachment inquiry. For more…
A Third Grader’s Guide to the Impeachment Hearings
Nov 13 • 23 min
This morning, the House of Representatives begins public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Before those hearings get underway, we sat down with someone who’s unafraid to ask all the questions we’ve been too embarrassed to say…
A Small Act of Rebellion
Nov 12 • 19 min
Today, the Supreme Court begins hearing arguments about whether the Trump administration acted legally when it tried to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Obama-era program known as DACA shields immigrants who were brought to the United…
Why Military Assistance for Ukraine Matters
Nov 11 • 23 min
The question of whether President Trump leveraged military assistance to Ukraine for personal gain is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. Today, we speak with our Ukraine correspondent on why that assistance was so important to Ukraine — and the…
The Saga of Gordon Sondland
Nov 8 • 28 min
Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, told impeachment investigators he knew “nothing” about a quid pro quo in Ukraine. Now Mr. Sondland, a blunt-spoken hotelier, has changed tack. In a new four-page sworn statement…
‘Because of Sex’
Nov 7 • 27 min
In 2013, Aimee Stephens watched her boss read a carefully worded letter. “I have felt imprisoned in a body that does not match my mind. And this has caused me great despair and loneliness,” she had written. “With the support of my loving wife, I have…
How Impeachment Consumed a Governor’s Race
Nov 6 • 22 min
Kentucky’s unpopular Republican governor, Matthew G. Bevin, was facing a losing battle. So he turned to President Trump, and a polarized political landscape, for help. Today, we look at why Tuesday’s race for governor in Kentucky is drawing outsized…
Who’s Actually Electable in 2020?
Nov 5 • 22 min
The New York Times and Siena College conducted a major new poll, tackling the biggest questions about the 2020 presidential race: How likely is President Trump to be re-elected and which Democrat is best positioned to defeat him? The results reveal that…
The Democratic Showdown in Iowa
Nov 4 • 28 min
In just three months, the first election of the Democratic presidential race will be held in Iowa. Over the weekend, the party held its most important political event yet in the prelude to that vote — including a fabled annual dinner attended by almost…
A Vote on Impeachment
Nov 1 • 29 min
The House of Representatives voted to begin the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump — one which will be open to public scrutiny. Two Democrats in the House broke ranks and voted against the resolution, which outlined rules for the…
What Boeing Knew
Oct 31 • 26 min
In testimony before a House committee on Wednesday, Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing’s chief executive, said, “If we knew everything back then that we know now, we would have made a different decision.” Congress is investigating two crashes of Boeing 737 Max…
The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 2: The Story of Juul
Oct 30 • 27 min
When Juul was created, the company’s founders told federal regulators that its product would save lives. Those regulators were eager to believe them. Today, part two in our series on the promise and the peril of vaping. Guest: Sheila Kaplan, an…
The Life and Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Oct 29 • 27 min
After a five-year international manhunt, the leader of the Islamic State, who at one point controlled a caliphate the size of Britain, was killed in a raid by elite United States forces in Syria over the weekend. Today, we explore the life and death of…
The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 1: A Mystery in Nebraska
Oct 28 • 23 min
When John Steffen died, his family had little doubt that a lifetime of cigarette smoking was to blame. Then, the Nebraska Department of Health got an unusual tip. Today, we begin a two-part series on the promise and the peril of vaping. Guest: Julie…
‘A Prophet’: The Zeal of Bernie Sanders Supporters
Oct 25 • 29 min
At a rally in New York City last weekend, Senator Bernie Sanders drew the largest crowd of his presidential campaign — at a moment when his candidacy may be at its most vulnerable. After a heart attack this month, Mr. Sanders faced a challenge in…
A Victim of the Shadow Government
Oct 24 • 26 min
Before the career diplomats working in Ukraine discovered a “highly irregular” power structure around President Trump determined to undermine and derail them, a Trump cabinet secretary said the same thing happened to him. Today, David J. Shulkin, former…
The ‘Most Damning’ Impeachment Testimony Yet
Oct 23 • 20 min
The Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry are calling testimony from the acting envoy to Ukraine the “most damning” yet, implicating President Trump himself in a quid pro quo over military aid to the country. William B. Taylor Jr., a career diplomat…
Trapped in Syria, Part 2: A Plea to Parliament
Oct 22 • 32 min
Yesterday on “The Daily,” we met Kamalle Dabboussy, who said his daughter had been tricked by her husband into joining the Islamic State. His daughter and three grandchildren are being held in a Syrian detention camp for the relatives of ISIS fighters.…
Trapped in Syria, Part 1: A Father’s Fight
Oct 21 • 27 min
Since the fall of the Islamic State, many of the group’s fighters and their families have been held in prison camps controlled by U.S.-allied Kurdish forces. Parents around the world have been trying to get their children and grandchildren out of the…
The Week Diplomats Broke Their Silence
Oct 18 • 36 min
Members of the American diplomatic corps testified about the state of U.S. foreign policy in private hearings on Capitol Hill this week. According to our national political correspondent, their testimonies revealed “a remarkably consistent story” about…
A Foreseen Calamity in Syria
Oct 17 • 27 min
The presence of U.S. troops in northern Syria was designed to protect America’s allies and keep its enemies there in check. President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the region quickly, and predictably, unraveled a tenuous peace on the volatile border…
The Moderates Strike Back: The 4th Democratic Debate
Oct 16 • 29 min
Last night in Ohio, The New York Times co-hosted a presidential debate for the first time in more than a decade. Marc Lacey, The Times’s National editor, moderated the event with the CNN anchors Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper. It was also the first…
The Effort to Discredit the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Oct 15 • 25 min
This week, we’re producing episodes of “The Daily” from The New York Times’s Washington bureau. The impeachment inquiry is entering a pivotal phase as Congress returns from recess. The White House’s strategy to block the investigation is beginning to…
The Story of a Kurdish General
Oct 14 • 24 min
Turkey has invaded Kurdish-controlled territory in Syria, upending a fragile peace in the region and inciting sectarian bloodshed. The Trump administration has ordered a full evacuation of the 1,000 American troops that remain in northeastern Syria,…
‘1619,’ Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 2
Oct 12 • 37 min
Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 5, Part 2 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast. The Provosts, a family of sugar-cane farmers in Louisiana, had…
Why China Went to War With the N.B.A.
Oct 11 • 26 min
A seven-word tweet in support of Hong Kong’s antigovernment protests by Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, triggered a furor in both China and the United States. The ensuing controversy revealed the unspoken rules of doing business with…
Republicans’ ‘Dead Chicken’ Strategy on Impeachment
Oct 10 • 26 min
The White House response to the impeachment inquiry has been to dismiss the allegations, deflect the facts and discredit the Democrats. It’s the same approach that Republicans used in 2018 to push through the Supreme Court nomination of Brett M.…
The Freshmen: Elissa Slotkin Confronts the Impeachment Backlash
Oct 9 • 28 min
Days after moderate House Democrats announced they would support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, a recess began and they returned home to their swing districts. Now they would face their constituents. Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of…
Is the U.S. Betraying Its Kurdish Allies?
Oct 8 • 23 min
President Trump vowed to withdraw United States troops from the Syrian border with Turkey. But such a move could harm one of America’s most loyal partners in the Middle East, the Kurds, who have been crucial to fighting the Islamic State. Guest: Eric…
A ‘Crazy’ Plan: How U.S. Diplomats Discussed the Pressure on Ukraine
Oct 7 • 26 min
The House Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry of President Trump called their first witness: Kurt Volker, a top American diplomat involved in the negotiations with Ukraine. We look at what Mr. Volker’s testimony — and the text messages he turned…
‘1619,’ Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1
Oct 5 • 30 min
Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 5, Part 1 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast. More than a century and a half after the promise of 40 acres and…
When #MeToo Went on Trial
Oct 4 • 41 min
The investigation of Harvey Weinstein that helped give rise to the #MeToo movement had seemed, for a moment, to unite the country in redefining the rules around sex and power. But as a backlash emerged, the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Brett M.…
How Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine Operation Backfired
Oct 3 • 30 min
In 2018, President Trump hired Rudolph W. Giuliani, his longtime friend and the former New York City mayor, to In 2018, President Trump hired Rudolph W. Giuliani, his longtime friend and the former mayor of New York City, to defend him against the special…
Pageantry in Beijing. Firebombs in Hong Kong.
Oct 2 • 22 min
As China celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule, scenes of pageantry, pride and unity in Beijing contrasted with the firebombs, rubber bullets and mass protests in Hong Kong. We look at what this day of contradictions tells us about the simmering…
The Impeachment Dilemma for Republicans
Oct 1 • 22 min
Three past American presidents have confronted the possibility that members of their own party would support their impeachment. Only one, Richard M. Nixon, left office because of it, when Republicans eventually abandoned him. But what can we expect this…
How the Whistle-Blower Complaint Almost Didn’t Happen
Sep 30 • 23 min
It took just days for a whistle-blower complaint to prompt an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. But it took weeks for the concerns detailed in the complaint to come to light — and they nearly never did. Guest: Julian E. Barnes, who covers national…
A Special Episode for Kids: The Fear Facer
Sep 29 • 30 min
Nine-year-old Ella was terrified of tornadoes and getting sick. So she did something that was even scarier than her fears: confront them. Guests: Ella Maners and her mother, Katie Maners, and Julia Longoria, a producer for “The Daily.” For more…
The Whistle-Blower’s Complaint
Sep 27 • 26 min
The whistle-blower complaint at the center of the impeachment inquiry was released on Thursday as the Trump administration official who had declined to turn it over — Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence — testified before…
‘I Would Like You to Do Us a Favor’
Sep 26 • 22 min
The White House released a reconstructed transcript of President Trump’s phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, the leader of Ukraine. In it, Mr. Trump asks for an investigation into Joseph R. Biden Jr., a potential 2020 rival. We consider what that request…
An Impeachment Inquiry Begins
Sep 25 • 26 min
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has begun a formal impeachment investigation of President Trump, saying he “must be held accountable.” We spoke to our colleague who was at the announcement and to one of the lawmakers who helped convince Ms. Pelosi that it was time.…
A Conversation With a Border Patrol Agent
Sep 24 • 27 min
President Trump vowed to crack down on undocumented immigration and empower the Border Patrol. Three years later, the agency is the target of outrage, protest and investigation into its mission and conduct, and many of the agents who have supported Mr.…
The President, Joe Biden and Ukraine
Sep 23 • 20 min
Over the weekend, reports of a secret whistle-blower complaint against President Trump turned into allegations that the president had courted foreign interference from Ukraine to hurt a leading Democratic rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.…
Anatomy of a Warren Rally
Sep 20 • 30 min
With crowds that are said to number 15,000 to 20,000 people, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign events frequently dwarf those of her Democratic rivals. This week, we experienced the growing phenomenon that is the Warren rally. Guest: Thomas Kaplan, a…
Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Secrets, Part 2: Gloria Allred
Sep 19 • 27 min
In Part 1 of this series, our colleagues Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey reported on Lisa Bloom, a victims’ rights attorney who used her experience representing women to defend Harvey Weinstein. In Part 2, we look at the role of Ms. Bloom’s mother, the…
Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Secrets, Part 1: Lisa Bloom
Sep 18 • 25 min
Last week, our colleagues Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published a book documenting their investigation of Harvey Weinstein. In writing it, they discovered information about two feminist icons — Gloria Allred and her daughter, Lisa Bloom — that raises…
Who Really Attacked Saudi Arabia?
Sep 17 • 24 min
President Trump is saying that Iran appears to be responsible for the weekend attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. We look at where things are likely to go from here. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times.…
The C.I.A. Spy Inside the Kremlin
Sep 16 • 24 min
Last week, CNN broke the story that the United States had secretly extracted a top spy from Russia in 2017. What does that mean now for American intelligence operations? Guest: Julian E. Barnes, who covers national security for The New York Times. For…
‘1619,’ Episode 4: How the Bad Blood Started
Sep 14 • 40 min
Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 4 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast. Black Americans were denied access to doctors and hospitals for decades.…
The Third Democratic Debate
Sep 13 • 26 min
Just 10 candidates qualified for the stage in Houston, but that didn’t change some recurring themes: Joe Biden was again the target of fierce scrutiny, and health care was a central point of contention. But what else did we learn? Guest: Alexander Burns,…
An Interview With Andrew Yang, the Outsider at Tonight’s Democratic Debate
Sep 12 • 31 min
Andrew Yang, a former tech executive, remains one of the least known candidates in a Democratic presidential field that includes senators, mayors, a governor and a former vice president. But by focusing on the potential impact of automation on jobs, he…
John Bolton Is Fired. Or Did He Resign?
Sep 11 • 19 min
John Bolton, the national security adviser, was ousted after fundamental disputes with President Trump over how to handle foreign policy challenges like Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea. But the two men disagreed about how they parted ways. Guest: Peter…
A Historic Peace Plan Collapses
Sep 10 • 22 min
President Trump abruptly called off negotiations between the United States and the Taliban that could have ended the war in Afghanistan and canceled a secret meeting at Camp David. We look at how a historic peace deal went off the rails. Guest: Peter…
Parliament Strikes Back in Britain
Sep 9 • 25 min
In a battle over what kind of democracy would prevail in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson seemed to have gained the upper hand by cutting Parliament out of Brexit — until last week. Guest: Mark Landler, the London bureau chief of The New York Times.…
‘1619,’ Episode 3: The Birth of American Music
Sep 7 • 35 min
Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 3 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast. Black music, forged in captivity, became the sound of complete artistic…
The Secret Push to Strike Iran
Sep 6 • 27 min
For almost two decades, the United States and Israel have tried to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Israeli leaders — including the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu — have pushed for a military strike on Iran, a prospect that American…
Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate
Sep 5 • 27 min
A month after a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, the nation’s largest retailer, said that it would stop selling ammunition used for handguns and military-style weapons and call on Congress to consider a new ban on assault rifles. We…
The Sudden-Death Phase of the Democratic Primary
Sep 4 • 23 min
The Democratic presidential race has entered a phase that is specifically designed to reward front-runners and push out lesser-known candidates. We look at how that will influence the campaign. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The…
A Potential Peace Deal With the Taliban
Sep 3 • 24 min
After months of negotiations in Qatar, the United States appeared to have reached an agreement with the Taliban that could take a step to end America’s longest-running war. We spoke with our colleague about what he learned while covering the peace talks.…
’1619,’ Episode 2: The Economy That Slavery Built
Aug 31 • 33 min
Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 2 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast. The institution of slavery turned a poor, fledgling nation into a…
Political Mayhem in Britain and Italy
Aug 30 • 22 min
Two battles over the meaning of democracy are now playing out in Europe. We look at the political power maneuvers this week in Britain and Italy. Guest: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times. For more information on today’s…
Why Uber Still Can’t Make a Profit
Aug 29 • 25 min
Uber transformed American transportation and changed the United States economy. But a decade after its founding, the once-swaggering company is losing more money and growing more slowly than ever. What happened? Guest: Mike Isaac, a technology reporter…
Why the Amazon Is Burning
Aug 28 • 23 min
More than 26,000 fires have been recorded inside the Amazon rainforest in August alone, leading to global calls for action. But Brazil’s government has told the rest of the world to mind its own business. Guest: Ernesto Londoño, the Brazil bureau chief…
How the U.S.-China Trade War Hurts the Rest of the World
Aug 27 • 21 min
At the Group of 7 summit in France, President Trump seemed determined to prove that he can wage a trade war with China without hurting the economy. But there are already signs of distress. Guest: Peter S. Goodman, an economics correspondent for The New…
The First Women to Report Jeffrey Epstein
Aug 26 • 31 min
This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault. Nearly a decade before any police investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s predatory actions toward young girls, two sisters came forward to say they had been lured in and abused by the financier and his…
Introducing ‘1619,’ a New York Times Audio Series
Aug 23 • 45 min
Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. “1619,” a…
What the 2020 Campaign Sounds Like
Aug 22 • 29 min
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. Herndon,…
What American C.E.O.s Are Worried About
Aug 21 • 23 min
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 columnist…
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Not Regretting Al Franken
Aug 20 • 31 min
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 —…
Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement
Aug 19 • 26 min
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…
Russia’s Mystery Missile
Aug 16 • 24 min
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 as…
Is China Really Freeing Uighurs?
Aug 15 • 27 min
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…
Inside Hong Kong’s Airport
Aug 14 • 22 min
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:…
The Epstein Investigation, Now That He’s Dead
Aug 13 • 20 min
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…
The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill
Aug 12 • 35 min
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 Democrats…
The Crackdown on Kashmir
Aug 9 • 23 min
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 New…
Two Cities in Mourning
Aug 8 • 26 min
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 White…
Osama bin Laden’s Successor
Aug 7 • 21 min
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…
Shutting Down 8chan
Aug 6 • 23 min
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 writes…
Two Days, Two Cities, Two Massacres
Aug 5 • 20 min
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 Medina,…
How the Democratic Debates Narrow the Field
Aug 2 • 25 min
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…
The Economy Is Booming. Or Is It?
Aug 1 • 22 min
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…
What Does Kamala Harris Stand For?
Jul 31 • 24 min
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 Burns,…
The Origins of Boeing’s 737 Max Crisis
Jul 30 • 25 min
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 system.…
A Plan to End Partisan Gerrymandering
Jul 29 • 23 min
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…
The Next Chapter of the Epstein Story
Jul 26 • 21 min
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 be…
Robert Mueller’s Testimony
Jul 25 • 28 min
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. Schmidt,…
‘Send Her Back’: White Voters and Trump’s Path to Re-election
Jul 24 • 23 min
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…
Special Edition: A Guide to the Mueller Hearings
Jul 23 • 18 min
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.…
The Fight Over Planned Parenthood’s Future
Jul 23 • 21 min
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…
The Making of Boris Johnson
Jul 22 • 27 min
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…
The Almost Moon Man
Jul 21 • 23 min
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 with…
The Political Crisis in Puerto Rico
Jul 19 • 23 min
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. For…
The Myth That Busing Failed
Jul 18 • 27 min
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 Times…
A Decision in the Eric Garner Case
Jul 17 • 22 min
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…
Trump and ‘the Squad’
Jul 16 • 25 min
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.…
Waiting for the Immigration Raids
Jul 15 • 26 min
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 was on…
Can Gun Makers Be Held Accountable for Mass Shootings?
Jul 12 • 31 min
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…
The President and the Census
Jul 11 • 24 min
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 York…
The Plan to Elect Republican Women
Jul 10 • 23 min
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 The…
United States v. Jeffrey Epstein
Jul 9 • 23 min
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 over a…
The Trial of a Navy SEAL Chief
Jul 8 • 26 min
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 Philipps,…
When a G.M. Plant Shut Down in Ohio
Jul 5 • 29 min
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…
Joe Biden’s Record on Race
Jul 3 • 30 min
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 embraced…
What Iran Is Learning From North Korea
Jul 2 • 23 min
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 The New…
Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.
Jul 1 • 25 min
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 for…
A Clash Over Inclusion at Pride
Jun 29 • 21 min
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?…
The Democratic Debates
Jun 28 • 31 min
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 national…
Corroborating E. Jean Carroll
Jun 27 • 28 min
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 confided…
A Guide to the Democratic Debates
Jun 26 • 21 min
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 covers…
The Likelihood of Impeachment
Jun 25 • 25 min
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.…
A Military Crackdown in Sudan
Jun 24 • 24 min
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, the…
The Standoff With Iran
Jun 21 • 24 min
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…
Why Asylum Seekers Are Being Sent Back to Mexico
Jun 20 • 29 min
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 York…
Trump’s Re-election Rally
Jun 19 • 23 min
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, visit…
Hacking the Russian Power Grid
Jun 18 • 25 min
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 Times…
Why Hong Kong Is Still Protesting
Jun 17 • 23 min
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…
Part 5: Can Liberal Democracy Survive in Europe?
Jun 14 • 28 min
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.…
Part 4: Poland’s Culture Wars
Jun 13 • 33 min
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 Bennhold,…
Part 3: ‘Italy First’
Jun 12 • 31 min
In Italy, hard-right populists have moved from the fringes to become part of 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…
Part 2: The French Rebellion
Jun 11 • 28 min
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 stood…
Part 1: The Battle for Europe
Jun 10 • 22 min
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…
A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 2: The Future of Genetic Privacy
Jun 7 • 28 min
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 Murphy,…
A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 1: The Genetic Detectives
Jun 6 • 25 min
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-part…
This Drug Could End H.I.V. Why Hasn’t It?
Jun 5 • 27 min
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 over 30…
How a Secret U.S. Cyberweapon Backfired
Jun 4 • 23 min
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…
The Legacy of Rachel Held Evans
Jun 3 • 26 min
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 on…
Death, Profit and Disclosure at a Children’s Hospital
May 31 • 34 min
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…
Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence
May 30 • 22 min
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…
The White House Plan to Change Climate Science
May 29 • 21 min
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 environmental…
What Actually Happened to New York’s Taxi Drivers
May 28 • 29 min
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…
Confronting a Childhood Abuser
May 24 • 42 min
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…
The Bank That Kept Saying Yes to Trump
May 23 • 28 min
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, a…
A Growing Call for Impeachment
May 22 • 23 min
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, who…
The Rise of Modi: India’s Rightward Turn
May 21 • 24 min
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. Guest:…
The Legal Vulnerability of Roe v. Wade
May 20 • 23 min
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 correspondent…
A Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade in Alabama
May 17 • 26 min
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, a…
Caught in the Middle of the Trade War
May 16 • 27 min
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 Kevin…
The President Takes On China, Alone
May 15 • 26 min
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 business…
The Freshmen: Rashida Tlaib, Part 2
May 14 • 34 min
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 different…
John Bolton’s Plan for Iran
May 13 • 23 min
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 this…
A Founder of Facebook Says It’s Time to Break It Up
May 10 • 30 min
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 about…
Holding the Attorney General in Contempt
May 9 • 24 min
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…
$1 Billion in Losses: A Decade of Trump’s Taxes
May 8 • 23 min
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 that…
The Chinese Surveillance State, Part 2
May 7 • 27 min
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…
The Chinese Surveillance State, Part 1
May 6 • 21 min
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 York…
A Secret Dossier in Venezuela
May 3 • 20 min
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 Mr.…
The Senate Testimony of William Barr
May 2 • 25 min
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: Nicholas…
A Dictator’s Fall in Sudan
May 1 • 20 min
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 The…
A Crisis at the N.R.A.
Apr 30 • 22 min
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 The…
Why the Supreme Court Is Ruling on the Census
Apr 29 • 25 min
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…
How the Measles Outbreak Started
Apr 26 • 24 min
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 in…
A Secret in the Navy SEALs
Apr 25 • 26 min
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…
The Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka
Apr 24 • 19 min
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 bureau…
The Whistle-Blowers at Boeing
Apr 23 • 26 min
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…
How Trump’s Protector Became Mueller’s Best Witness
Apr 22 • 23 min
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:…
The Mueller Report Is Released
Apr 19 • 26 min
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. For…
The Abortion Wars, Part 2: The Illinois Option
Apr 18 • 30 min
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 protected.…
The Abortion Wars, Part 1: The Last Clinic in Missouri
Apr 17 • 28 min
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 to end…
The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn
Apr 16 • 26 min
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 bureau…
The Moral Complexities of Working With Julian Assange
Apr 15 • 29 min
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 election.…
Israel’s Election, Through the Eyes of a Young Palestinian
Apr 12 • 26 min
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 perspective…
Netanyahu Won. The Two-State Solution Lost.
Apr 11 • 27 min
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 the…
When the Lights Went Out in Venezuela
Apr 10 • 18 min
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 Venezuela.…
The Brief, Controversial Tenure of Kirstjen Nielsen
Apr 9 • 24 min
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 York…
A Russian Assassin Tells His Story
Apr 8 • 23 min
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…
The Battle to Control the Murdoch Media Empire
Apr 5 • 31 min
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…
New Insights Into the Mueller Report
Apr 4 • 23 min
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 President…
Trump Wanted to Scrap Obamacare. His Party Didn’t.
Apr 3 • 17 min
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 information on…
Why Did New York’s Most Selective Public High School Admit Only 7 Black Students?
Apr 2 • 26 min
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…
The Agony of Being Theresa May
Apr 1 • 21 min
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 more…
One Family’s Story of Survival and Loss in New Zealand
Mar 29 • 23 min
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 time…
Prosecuting R. Kelly
Mar 28 • 27 min
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 New…
Israel’s Indispensable Prime Minister?
Mar 27 • 23 min
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 Times.…
Why Didn’t Mueller Decide on Obstruction?
Mar 26 • 21 min
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 investigation for…
Coordination: Not Established. Obstruction: More Complicated.
Mar 25 • 28 min
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. Guests:…
Special Edition: Robert Mueller Submits His Report
Mar 22 • 15 min
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…
How New Zealand Banned Assault Rifles in Six Days
Mar 22 • 20 min
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 Australia…
A Path to Curing H.I.V.
Mar 21 • 27 min
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 got…
‘Trump of the Tropics’: How Brazil’s President Came to Power
Mar 20 • 22 min
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…
Two Crashes, a Single Jet: The Story of Boeing’s 737 Max
Mar 19 • 23 min
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, visit…
The Mosque Attacks in New Zealand
Mar 18 • 21 min
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…
The Family That Profited From the Opioid Crisis
Mar 15 • 26 min
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 Deceit…
Bribing Their Way Into College
Mar 14 • 21 min
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, as it…
How ‘Medicare for All’ Would Work (or Not Work)
Mar 13 • 26 min
“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…
Part 3: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)
Mar 12 • 22 min
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 Jerry…
Part 2: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)
Mar 11 • 23 min
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, who…
Reckoning With the Real Michael Jackson
Mar 8 • 29 min
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 The…
Promise and Peril of the Green New Deal
Mar 7 • 25 min
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…
Silicon Valley’s Military Dilemma
Mar 6 • 23 min
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. Guest:…
What Happened to Lindsey Graham?
Mar 5 • 26 min
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 senator for…
Part 1: What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Mueller Report)
Mar 4 • 22 min
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 those…
Why the North Korea Deal Fell Apart (Again)
Mar 1 • 25 min
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 for…
The Testimony of Michael Cohen
Feb 28 • 29 min
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…
A Fraudulent Election in North Carolina
Feb 27 • 23 min
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 for…
What Hollywood Keeps Getting Wrong About Race
Feb 26 • 30 min
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 passenger. We…
Why Controlling 5G Could Mean Controlling the World
Feb 25 • 23 min
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 The…
The American Women Who Joined ISIS
Feb 22 • 29 min
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: Rukmini…
How New York Lost Amazon
Feb 21 • 26 min
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 Goodman,…
The Democratic Presidential Field (So Far)
Feb 20 • 26 min
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 covers…
The Democrats and Israel
Feb 19 • 35 min
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…
Avoiding a Shutdown (by Declaring an Emergency)
Feb 15 • 27 min
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.
The Parkland Students, One Year Later
Feb 14 • 25 min
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…
No Heat, No Power: How a Federal Jail Failed Its Inmates
Feb 13 • 23 min
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 the…
Why Chief Justice Roberts Just Protected Abortion Rights
Feb 12 • 25 min
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…
The Standoff Over Food and Power in Venezuela
Feb 11 • 22 min
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 giving…
Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia.
Feb 8 • 24 min
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…
The Overlooked Scandal of Priests Sexually Abusing Nuns
Feb 7 • 23 min
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 for…
What Past State of the Union Speeches Tell Us About the Future
Feb 6 • 25 min
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. Guest:…
What Motivates Mitch McConnell?
Feb 5 • 27 min
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 Homans,…
Making Peace With the Taliban
Feb 4 • 28 min
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…
The President and the Publisher
Feb 1 • 31 min
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 today’s…
The Perils of Reporting on an Investigation of the President
Jan 31 • 30 min
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 mind…
How Democrats Will Govern (Now That Government Is Open)
Jan 30 • 23 min
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 episode,…
Dispatches From the Border, Part 2
Jan 29 • 29 min
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 driving…
The Story of Roger Stone and WikiLeaks
Jan 28 • 23 min
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 most…
One Country, Two Presidents: The Crisis in Venezuela
Jan 25 • 25 min
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 Times.…
ISIS Has Lost Its Land. What About Its Power?
Jan 24 • 21 min
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 York…
The Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial
Jan 23 • 23 min
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. What can…
The Freshmen: Rashida Tlaib, Part 1
Jan 22 • 37 min
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, Democrat…
A Rift Over Power and Privilege in the Women’s March
Jan 18 • 21 min
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…
A Republican Congressman From Texas Who Opposes the Wall
Jan 17 • 19 min
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…
William Barr Under Oath
Jan 16 • 27 min
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:…
Trump’s Pick for Attorney General
Jan 15 • 22 min
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 charge…
Dispatches From the Border, Part 1
Jan 14 • 25 min
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…
What a Border Sheriff Thinks About the Wall
Jan 11 • 23 min
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.…
The Republicans’ Shutdown Strategy
Jan 10 • 21 min
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.…
Trump’s Prime-Time Address
Jan 9 • 23 min
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 Mark…
Is There a Crisis at the Border?
Jan 8 • 16 min
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 covers…
Trump’s Plan to Withdraw Troops From Syria
Jan 7 • 21 min
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…
Day 1 of a Democratic Majority
Jan 4 • 27 min
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, who…
Chuck Schumer on the Wall, the Shutdown and the Era of Divided Government
Jan 3 • 24 min
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 after…
What Will Democrats Do With Their New Power?
Jan 2 • 31 min
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 Times…
An Ongoing Look Into the Origins of Trump’s Wealth
Dec 31, 2018 • 31 min
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 much of…
A Mother Talks to Her Sons About Brett Kavanaugh
Dec 28, 2018 • 20 min
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…
The Scars of Family Separation
Dec 27, 2018 • 20 min
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 from…
For a Family Divided by the Korean War, a New Chapter
Dec 26, 2018 • 20 min
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 formally…
The Year in Sound: An Audio Time Capsule of 2018
Dec 24, 2018 • 29 min
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 autocrats…
The Latest Showdown Over a Shutdown
Dec 21, 2018 • 24 min
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 of…
Senator Claire McCaskill on Losing Missouri and the Politics of Purity
Dec 20, 2018 • 28 min
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…
The Ethics of Genetically Editing Babies
Dec 19, 2018 • 22 min
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 also…
A Year in the Russia Investigation
Dec 18, 2018 • 18 min
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 change…
‘The Most Significant Campaign Contributions’ in U.S. History
Dec 17, 2018 • 21 min
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…
Undocumented and Working for Trump
Dec 14, 2018 • 24 min
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 New…
The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism, and How U.S. Law Enforcement Ignored It
Dec 13, 2018 • 27 min
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 writer…
Why Republicans Want a Criminal Justice Overhaul
Dec 12, 2018 • 22 min
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.…
Waiting for Brexit
Dec 11, 2018 • 33 min
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…
The Business of Selling Your Location
Dec 10, 2018 • 21 min
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 Singer…
The Photo of the Yemeni Girl
Dec 7, 2018 • 22 min
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 one.…
Watering Down Democrats’ Power in Wisconsin
Dec 6, 2018 • 23 min
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 the…
What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 2
Dec 5, 2018 • 23 min
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 proven…
What the West Got Wrong About China, Part 1
Dec 4, 2018 • 20 min
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 China…
The Legacy of George Bush
Dec 3, 2018 • 29 min
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 covers the…
Why Michael Cohen Lied to Congress
Nov 30, 2018 • 20 min
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 with…
Nancy Pelosi’s Last Fight
Nov 29, 2018 • 20 min
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…
What’s Going On With Paul Manafort?
Nov 28, 2018 • 19 min
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…
The U.S. as a Place of Refuge
Nov 27, 2018 • 25 min
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: Caitlin…
The Human Toll of Instant Delivery
Nov 26, 2018 • 28 min
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 for…
Deployed in the U.S., Just Waiting for the Caravan
Nov 21, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Why U.S. Bombs Are Falling in Yemen
Nov 20, 2018 • 26 min
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…
How El Chapo Ended Up in a Brooklyn Courtroom
Nov 19, 2018 • 28 min
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 the…
What Facebook Knew and Tried to Hide
Nov 16, 2018 • 28 min
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 conceal…
A Conversation With a Freshman Democrat
Nov 15, 2018 • 23 min
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 days in…
The Plan to Discredit the Florida Recount
Nov 14, 2018 • 23 min
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:…
Diplomacy and Deception From North Korea
Nov 13, 2018 • 21 min
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 national…
The California Wildfires
Nov 12, 2018 • 20 min
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…
How the Democrats Flipped the House
Nov 9, 2018 • 22 min
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, political…
Why Trump Is Firing Sessions Now
Nov 8, 2018 • 23 min
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 federal…
What Happened in the Midterm Elections
Nov 7, 2018 • 21 min
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…
A Field Guide to Today’s Elections
Nov 6, 2018 • 26 min
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 nytimes.com/thedaily.
White, Evangelical and Worried About Trump
Nov 5, 2018 • 34 min
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…
The Problem With Polls
Nov 2, 2018 • 26 min
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…
“I Am Not an Internet Troll”
Nov 1, 2018 • 22 min
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. Guest…
The Business of Internet Outrage
Oct 31, 2018 • 25 min
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, who…
The Re-emergence of American Anti-Semitism
Oct 30, 2018 • 28 min
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 York…
A Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
Oct 29, 2018 • 22 min
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 York…
The Voters Both Parties Are Ignoring
Oct 26, 2018 • 24 min
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 for…
How 1994 Gave Us Today’s Politics
Oct 25, 2018 • 21 min
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…
The Migrant Caravan and the Midterms
Oct 24, 2018 • 25 min
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 Huixtla,…
Why Trump Can’t Quit Mohammed bin Salman
Oct 23, 2018 • 26 min
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 The…
Who’s Allowed to Vote in Georgia?
Oct 22, 2018 • 24 min
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. Guest:…
A New Climate Tipping Point
Oct 19, 2018 • 28 min
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 York…
Letting Louis C.K. Back Onstage
Oct 18, 2018 • 28 min
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 stage.…
The Battle for Missouri, Part 2: The Moderate
Oct 17, 2018 • 19 min
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 story…
The Battle for Missouri, Part 1: The Anti-Abortion Democrat
Oct 16, 2018 • 21 min
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…
The State of the Midterms (and the Country)
Oct 15, 2018 • 25 min
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…
The Police Shooting That Rocked Chicago
Oct 12, 2018 • 22 min
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 chief…
The Disappearance of a Saudi Journalist
Oct 11, 2018 • 21 min
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 bureau…
Who Is Believed and Who Is Blamed?
Oct 10, 2018 • 23 min
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 us…
The Dilemma for Red-State Democrats
Oct 9, 2018 • 22 min
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…
A Supreme Court With Justice Kavanaugh
Oct 8, 2018 • 22 min
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…
What the F.B.I. Found (and Didn’t Find)
Oct 5, 2018 • 23 min
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 York…
The F.B.I.’s Kavanaugh Investigation
Oct 4, 2018 • 22 min
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.…
How Trump Really Got Rich
Oct 3, 2018 • 29 min
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’s…
Kavanaugh’s Classmates Speak Out
Oct 2, 2018 • 26 min
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 Times…
The Anguish of Jeff Flake
Oct 1, 2018 • 31 min
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 covers…
The Blasey-Kavanaugh Hearing
Sep 28, 2018 • 35 min
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 episode,…
Today’s Hearing: Trial or Job Interview?
Sep 27, 2018 • 24 min
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.…
Revisiting What Happened to Anita Hill
Sep 26, 2018 • 29 min
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 for…
The Conservative Divide Over Kavanaugh
Sep 25, 2018 • 24 min
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 today’s…
Rod Rosenstein’s Insurrection
Sep 24, 2018 • 24 min
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…
10 Years After the Financial Crisis
Sep 21, 2018 • 22 min
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’s…
A High School Assault
Sep 20, 2018 • 24 min
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…
Will Dr. Blasey Testify?
Sep 19, 2018 • 18 min
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 White…
The Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh
Sep 18, 2018 • 25 min
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 testify.…
A Dispatch From the Center of the Storm
Sep 17, 2018 • 23 min
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…
Lost in the Storm, Part 2
Sep 14, 2018 • 30 min
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 care…
Lost in the Storm, Part 1
Sep 13, 2018 • 21 min
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: Annie…
The Spy Who Provoked Putin
Sep 12, 2018 • 23 min
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 story…
Bob Woodward on Trump, Nixon and Anonymity
Sep 11, 2018 • 28 min
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 administration.…
An Interview With George Papadopoulos
Sep 10, 2018 • 24 min
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 Russian…
The Kavanaugh Documents
Sep 7, 2018 • 21 min
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 fury…
The Anonymous Senior Administration Official
Sep 6, 2018 • 23 min
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. For…
A Chaotic Opening Day for Brett Kavanaugh
Sep 5, 2018 • 23 min
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 York…
A 30-Year Plan to Transform the Courts
Sep 4, 2018 • 27 min
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, visit…
When We Almost Stopped Climate Change
Aug 31, 2018 • 28 min
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 earliest…
An Unexpected Upset in Florida
Aug 30, 2018 • 21 min
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…
An Execution in Nebraska
Aug 29, 2018 • 22 min
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, and…
The War Inside the Catholic Church
Aug 28, 2018 • 27 min
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 Times.…
The Paradoxes of John McCain
Aug 27, 2018 • 35 min
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 both…
Special Episode: The Last “Year of the Woman”
Aug 25, 2018 • 26 min
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.” Guests:…
“Divided,” Part 2: The Chaos of Reunification
Aug 24, 2018 • 30 min
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 why…
The Man Who Wrote Mueller’s Rules
Aug 23, 2018 • 23 min
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, and…
Implicating the President
Aug 22, 2018 • 21 min
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…
“Divided,” Part 1: How Family Separations Started
Aug 21, 2018 • 33 min
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 happened…
Robert Mueller’s Unlikely Witness
Aug 20, 2018 • 19 min
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:…
Nancy Pelosi’s Dilemma
Aug 17, 2018 • 23 min
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…
A Culture of Secrecy That Perpetuated Abuse
Aug 16, 2018 • 21 min
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 otherwise.…
The Economic Cost of Authoritarian Rule
Aug 15, 2018 • 20 min
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 Times.…
Unearthing the Truth in Myanmar
Aug 14, 2018 • 24 min
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, the…
A Year of Reckoning in Charlottesville
Aug 13, 2018 • 29 min
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 Stockman,…
The Trump Voters We Don’t Talk About
Aug 10, 2018 • 20 min
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 York…
A New Path for Presidential Pardons
Aug 9, 2018 • 22 min
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…
Paul Ryan’s Exit Interview
Aug 8, 2018 • 24 min
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…
A Scorched-Earth Strategy in Ohio
Aug 7, 2018 • 24 min
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 politics…
The Rise of Michael Avenatti
Aug 6, 2018 • 26 min
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 York…
How Paul Manafort’s Plans Backfired
Aug 3, 2018 • 25 min
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, at…
The Strange Case of QAnon
Aug 2, 2018 • 19 min
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…
The Fight Over 3-D-Printed Guns
Aug 1, 2018 • 19 min
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 Hsu, a…
The Democrats’ Comeback Plan
Jul 31, 2018 • 26 min
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 politics…
Why the A.C.L.U. Wants to Be More Like the N.R.A.
Jul 30, 2018 • 27 min
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 been…
The ‘Ineligible’ Families
Jul 27, 2018 • 22 min
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 Dickerson,…
Which to Believe: Trump’s Words, or His Acts?
Jul 26, 2018 • 23 min
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: Julie…
The Tariff War
Jul 25, 2018 • 21 min
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. For…
Roe v. Wade, Part 2: The Culture Wars
Jul 24, 2018 • 33 min
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 who…
Roe v. Wade, Part 1: Who Was Jane Roe?
Jul 23, 2018 • 25 min
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 the…
Facebook’s Plan to Police the Truth
Jul 20, 2018 • 25 min
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. Guest:…
The Other Russian Interference
Jul 19, 2018 • 20 min
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.…
How Trump Withstands So Many Controversies
Jul 18, 2018 • 21 min
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…
Trump Sides With Putin
Jul 17, 2018 • 28 min
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. Trump…
Why Believing Putin Will Be Hard This Time
Jul 16, 2018 • 23 min
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 before the…
Why Peter Strzok Wanted to Testify
Jul 13, 2018 • 22 min
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 them?…
The (Misunderstood) Story of NATO
Jul 12, 2018 • 26 min
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.…
Brett Kavanaugh’s Change of Heart
Jul 11, 2018 • 21 min
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 Times,…
Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh
Jul 10, 2018 • 23 min
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 Supreme…
Trump’s Supreme Court Finalists
Jul 9, 2018 • 21 min
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. For…
One Family’s Reunification Story
Jul 6, 2018 • 34 min
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 González,…
How the Opioid Crisis Started
Jul 5, 2018 • 25 min
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…
Assigning Blame in the Opioid Epidemic
Jul 3, 2018 • 30 min
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,…
Susan Collins on Roe v. Wade and the Next Justice
Jul 2, 2018 • 30 min
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…
Justice Kennedy’s Last Decision
Jun 29, 2018 • 22 min
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. For…
The Supreme Court Loses Its Swing Vote
Jun 28, 2018 • 27 min
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 The…
The Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban
Jun 27, 2018 • 21 min
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? Guest:…
The Rampant Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination, Part 2
Jun 27, 2018 • 21 min
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…
The Rampant Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination, Part 1
Jun 26, 2018 • 22 min
A New York Times investigation finds that pregnancy discrimination is systematic and pervasive inside America’s biggest companies. For women with physically demanding jobs, the bias is often overt. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, who covers the economy for The…
What Migrants Are Fleeing
Jun 25, 2018 • 24 min
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. Guest:…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 10
Jun 23, 2018 • 32 min
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.”…
The World Cup’s Mysterious Path to Russia
Jun 22, 2018 • 25 min
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 “Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the…
Trump Ends His Child Separation Practice
Jun 21, 2018 • 21 min
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 reporter…
Father and Son, Forced Apart at the Border
Jun 20, 2018 • 22 min
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 Times.…
How Separating Migrant Families Became U.S. Policy
Jun 19, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Cracking Down on Leaks
Jun 18, 2018 • 23 min
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 for…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 9, Part 2
Jun 16, 2018 • 26 min
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,” in…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 9, Part 1
Jun 16, 2018 • 27 min
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,” in…
The Report on the F.B.I.’s Clinton Inquiry
Jun 15, 2018 • 22 min
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 Apuzzo,…
The Narrowing Path to Asylum
Jun 14, 2018 • 24 min
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…
What Trump Gave Kim
Jun 13, 2018 • 19 min
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, an…
A Historic Handshake
Jun 12, 2018 • 25 min
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 Times,…
Alienating Allies and Wooing Enemies
Jun 11, 2018 • 24 min
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…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 8
Jun 9, 2018 • 34 min
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…
“Charm City,” Part 5: What’s Behind the Black Box?
Jun 8, 2018 • 65 min
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 episode,…
“Charm City,” Part 4: The Police Scandal That Shook Baltimore
Jun 7, 2018 • 41 min
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 the…
“Charm City,” Part 3: The Lure of the Streets
Jun 6, 2018 • 42 min
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…
“Charm City,” Part 2: The Legacy of Zero-Tolerance Policing
Jun 5, 2018 • 45 min
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 with…
“Charm City,” Part 1: Baltimore After Freddie Gray
Jun 4, 2018 • 45 min
“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 died,…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 7
Jun 2, 2018 • 35 min
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…
When Democratic Newcomers Challenge the Party Line
Jun 1, 2018 • 25 min
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…
The Truth Behind #WhereAreTheChildren
May 31, 2018 • 20 min
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’s…
Was Kevin Cooper Framed for Murder?
May 30, 2018 • 24 min
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…
What Trump Learned From Clinton’s Impeachment
May 29, 2018 • 24 min
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 York…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 6
May 26, 2018 • 44 min
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…
“Dear Mr. Chairman …”
May 25, 2018 • 22 min
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, and…
Putting “Fake News” on Trial
May 24, 2018 • 22 min
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 Williamson,…
A Crossroads for the Democratic Party
May 23, 2018 • 20 min
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. For…
Rod Rosenstein’s Impossible Choice
May 22, 2018 • 20 min
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 special…
North Korea’s Fear? Becoming Libya
May 21, 2018 • 23 min
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 Libya…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 5
May 19, 2018 • 22 min
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 an…
Does Mueller Have a Plan for Trump?
May 18, 2018 • 20 min
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.…
A Child of Gaza Becomes a Political Symbol
May 17, 2018 • 21 min
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 from…
When Facebook Rumors Incite Real Violence
May 16, 2018 • 21 min
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 Taub,…
Two Views of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
May 15, 2018 • 24 min
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…
The Prospect of Peace With North Korea
May 14, 2018 • 19 min
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 New…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 4
May 12, 2018 • 25 min
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 a…
A Life-or-Death Crisis for Black Mothers
May 11, 2018 • 25 min
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 Villarosa,…
The C.I.A.’s Moral Reckoning
May 10, 2018 • 20 min
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 character?…
The Breakdown of the Iran Nuclear Deal
May 9, 2018 • 23 min
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…
Gina Haspel and the Shadow of Torture
May 8, 2018 • 22 min
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…
The Return of Rudy Giuliani
May 7, 2018 • 21 min
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 reminiscent…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 3
May 5, 2018 • 24 min
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 ISIS…
The Hunt for the Golden State Killer
May 4, 2018 • 25 min
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 more…
Sexual Harassment’s Toll on Careers
May 3, 2018 • 20 min
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 who…
The Taxi Driver’s Plight
May 2, 2018 • 25 min
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 called…
Mueller’s Questions for Trump
May 1, 2018 • 19 min
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 been…
A Family Divided by the Korean War
Apr 30, 2018 • 28 min
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:…
The Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 2
Apr 28, 2018 • 32 min
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…
The Cosby Verdict and #MeToo
Apr 27, 2018 • 21 min
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 been…
Trump’s Travel Ban Goes to the Supreme Court
Apr 26, 2018 • 23 min
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 president’s…
The Allegations Against Ronny Jackson
Apr 25, 2018 • 19 min
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 derailed…
Hong Kong’s Missing Bookseller
Apr 24, 2018 • 24 min
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 New…
After a Suspected Chemical Attack, a Syrian Tells His Story
Apr 23, 2018 • 21 min
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…
James Comey Opens Up About Ego, Distrust and More
Apr 20, 2018 • 40 min
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 take…
Introducing “Caliphate,” a New York Times Audio Series
Apr 19, 2018 • 29 min
The New York Times presents 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 the…
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018
Apr 18, 2018 • 27 min
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 Davis,…
Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018
Apr 17, 2018 • 20 min
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 has…
Monday, Apr. 16, 2018
Apr 16, 2018 • 21 min
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 the…
Friday, Apr. 13, 2018
Apr 13, 2018 • 22 min
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 Pentagon…
Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018
Apr 12, 2018 • 25 min
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 the…
Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018
Apr 11, 2018 • 23 min
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 a…
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018
Apr 10, 2018 • 19 min
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 for?…
Monday, Apr. 9, 2018
Apr 9, 2018 • 21 min
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 focused…
Friday, Apr. 6, 2018
Apr 6, 2018 • 24 min
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 has…
Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018
Apr 5, 2018 • 18 min
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, Beijing…
Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018
Apr 4, 2018 • 21 min
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 White…
Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018
Apr 3, 2018 • 22 min
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 so…
Monday, Apr. 2, 2018
Apr 2, 2018 • 19 min
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…
Friday, March 30, 2018
Mar 30, 2018 • 27 min
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 changed in…
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018 • 19 min
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 pardon…
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Mar 28, 2018 • 23 min
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…
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018 • 21 min
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 the…
Monday, March 26, 2018
Mar 26, 2018 • 23 min
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 earned…
Friday, March 23, 2018
Mar 23, 2018 • 26 min
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.…
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Mar 22, 2018 • 20 min
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 with…
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018 • 20 min
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, a…
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018 • 21 min
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 Moscow…
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018
Mar 19, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Friday, Mar. 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018 • 22 min
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…
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018
Mar 15, 2018 • 24 min
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 that…
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018
Mar 14, 2018 • 22 min
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 channels…
Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018
Mar 13, 2018 • 26 min
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 Mr.…
Monday, Mar. 12, 2018
Mar 12, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Friday, Mar. 9, 2018
Mar 9, 2018 • 22 min
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 affair…
Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018
Mar 8, 2018 • 26 min
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 New York…
Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018
Mar 7, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018
Mar 6, 2018 • 28 min
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 author of…
Monday, Mar. 5, 2018
Mar 5, 2018 • 19 min
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 Times…
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018
Mar 2, 2018 • 33 min
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, gun…
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018
Mar 1, 2018 • 24 min
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 House…
Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018
Feb 28, 2018 • 20 min
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:…
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
Feb 27, 2018 • 19 min
“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 School in…
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Feb 26, 2018 • 26 min
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 Charen,…
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Feb 23, 2018 • 21 min
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 the…
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Feb 22, 2018 • 22 min
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 on…
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Feb 21, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
Feb 20, 2018 • 28 min
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, a…
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Feb 19, 2018 • 19 min
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…
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Feb 16, 2018 • 23 min
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 easier…
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Feb 15, 2018 • 21 min
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 was the…
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Feb 14, 2018 • 20 min
As a candidate, Donald J. Trump was very critical of the size of the national debt. As president, he has proposed a budget that would add $7 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade. Republicans are saying nothing. Guest: Jim Tankersley, who…
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Feb 13, 2018 • 17 min
The House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, took to the floor for eight hours last week to protest a spending bill that did not include protections for the young immigrants known as Dreamers. Now, she says she wanted the bill to pass. What’s the risk for the…
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Feb 12, 2018 • 25 min
At the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, 169 plainly dressed athletes marched out in drab gray coats and bluejeans, competing not for a country but as “Olympic athletes from Russia.” What did Russia do at the last Winter Games to earn them that…
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Feb 9, 2018 • 29 min
Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico with great fury, but the government there said that just 64 people had been killed by the storm. The hundreds of bodies showing up at morgues across the island told a different story. Guests: Frances Robles, a New York…
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Feb 8, 2018 • 19 min
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 20, flooding neighborhoods and villages and cutting power to 3.4 million people. More than four months later, much of the island is still in shock. A recent visit to a suicide…
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Feb 7, 2018 • 21 min
When Republicans handed out large tax cuts to corporations, most economists rejected lawmakers’ claims that the benefits would trickle down to working Americans. So why do many companies seem to be giving their employees more money? Guests: Jim…
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Feb 6, 2018 • 23 min
The Republican push to release a classified memo has brought attention to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and to the long battle to determine when national security concerns outweigh civil liberties. What has surprised many is the side…
Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
Feb 5, 2018 • 21 min
President Trump has claimed credit for a booming U.S. economy. But is it actually booming, and to what extent is he responsible? Guest: Peter S. Goodman, who writes about the economy for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit…
Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Feb 2, 2018 • 31 min
Almost from the moment that he was appointed to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has been cast by environmentalists as an ideologue on a mission to destroy the very agency he runs. But Mr. Pruitt, who built a career suing to block…
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2018 • 22 min
Republicans insist that their push to release a secret memo that is said to question the conduct of the F.B.I. and the Justice Department in the early stages of the Russia investigation is not an attempt to undermine the special counsel, Robert S.…
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Jan 31, 2018 • 22 min
In his first State of the Union address, President Trump left behind divisive rhetoric and called for one American family. But hidden in his many stories of everyday American heroes was a deeply nationalist message. Guest: Mark Landler, a White House…
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Jan 30, 2018 • 21 min
The U.S. government announced this month that it would withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Pakistan. In the weeks since, Afghanistan has experienced one of the most violent and deadly periods in its 16-year war. How are the two connected?…
Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Jan 29, 2018 • 18 min
As the Trump administration clamps down on immigration, some asylum seekers are fleeing to Canada. But is it the promised land they had hoped for? Guest: Dan Bilefsky, a New York Times reporter in Canada. Thank you to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation…
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
Jan 26, 2018 • 21 min
The New York Times is reporting that President Trump tried to order the firing of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, but ultimately backed down when his own lawyer threatened to quit. And Senator Chuck Schumer,…
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Jan 25, 2018 • 26 min
Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar was lauded as the go-to doctor for the United States’ best gymnasts. After he pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina cleared her docket to give each of his accusers a chance to speak at the sentencing…
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Jan 24, 2018 • 35 min
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 later,…
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Jan 23, 2018 • 22 min
President Trump’s plan to build a “big, beautiful wall” between the United States and Mexico has become the ultimate symbol of a hard-line immigration policy. So why, as Congress voted to end a government shutdown and take up the issue of immigration,…
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Jan 22, 2018 • 18 min
Democrats forced the federal government to shut down by saying there could be no budget deal without a deal on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Republicans have refused to end the shutdown by saying there can be no DACA deal…
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
Jan 19, 2018 • 22 min
The only Democrat in the room when President Trump railed against African immigrants as coming from “shithole countries” tells his side of the story. The ensuing fight over immigration has put the government on the verge of a shutdown. If that happens,…
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Jan 18, 2018 • 22 min
America’s addiction crisis has become a lucrative business, and fortunes have been made in the growing rehab industry. But the death of a patient in California has raised questions about how to treat people who want to get clean, and what it means to…
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
Jan 17, 2018 • 20 min
A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on border walls turned into a fight over the language President Trump used to describe Haiti and some African countries. Why does it matter so much to members of Congress? Also, Stephen Bannon is the first member of…
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
Jan 16, 2018 • 23 min
As South Korea prepares to host the Winter Olympics, it has been eager to get the North to participate. What is Seoul afraid will happen if it won’t? And, for 38 minutes on Saturday morning, people in Hawaii believed that a missile was headed for the…
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Jan 12, 2018 • 19 min
President Trump has demanded to know why the United States should welcome immigrants from “shithole countries.” His words have alarmed lawmakers and threatened an immigration deal. But they have also raised a question about a certain American ideal: Who…
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
Jan 11, 2018 • 21 min
When President Trump announced that he would end the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, he gave Congress six months to make it law. Otherwise, many undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children…
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Jan 10, 2018 • 25 min
George Papadopoulos drew worldwide attention when he was identified as the low-ranking foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign who got in over his head with Russia and inadvertently set off the Mueller investigation. But another foreign policy…
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Jan 9, 2018 • 20 min
In 2001, the United States granted Temporary Protected Status to people from El Salvador, after two deadly earthquakes ravaged their country. Nearly 20 years later, that protection seemed to be permanent. And then he Trump administration announced that…
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Jan 8, 2018 • 23 min
Five days after the release of the tell-all book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” President Trump defended his mental health, calling himself a “very stable genius.” And Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, backed away…
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Jan 5, 2018 • 23 min
After eight days, the largest protests in Iran in years appear to be winding down, calmed, at least in part, by the government. But a closer look at what ignited the outrage in the first place suggests that the country’s president may have lit the match.…
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
Jan 4, 2018 • 19 min
A new tell-all book about the first year of the Trump administration has the White House in a fury. Its key source is Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, who disparages the president and his children. Mr. Trump responded: “Steve…
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Jan 3, 2018 • 22 min
On New Year’s Day, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, surprisingly called for direct talks with South Korea. How could that dialogue shift the dynamics among the North, the South and the United States? And Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, the…
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
Jan 2, 2018 • 17 min
It’s 2018, and the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is nowhere near complete — as the Trump administration had predicted it would be. Instead, new reporting on what prompted a federal inquiry in the first place has…
Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
Dec 29, 2017 • 40 min
The Daily is revisiting our favorite episodes of the year — listening back, and then hearing what’s happened since the stories first ran. Today, we return to the story of Shannon Mulcahy and other steelworkers in Indiana who lost their jobs when their…
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Dec 28, 2017 • 35 min
The Daily is revisiting our favorite episodes of the year — listening back, and then hearing what’s happened since the stories first ran. Today, we return to the story of two Americans, Abraham Davis and Hisham Yasin. Theirs is a story of vandalism and…
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017
Dec 27, 2017 • 36 min
The Daily is revisiting our favorite episodes of the year — listening back, and then hearing what’s happened since the stories first ran. Today, we’re going back to a conversation that first ran this summer, two weeks after a white supremacist rally in…
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017
Dec 26, 2017 • 21 min
The Daily is revisiting favorite episodes of the year — listening back, and then hearing what’s happened in the time since the stories first ran. Today we’re going back to an episode from the early weeks of the Trump administration, when we met a man…
Special Episode: The Year in Sound
Dec 22, 2017 • 19 min
A riot in Charlottesville, Va.; hurricanes in Houston and the Caribbean; shootings outside a music festival, in a church and on a baseball field. Big new jobs for Donald Trump and Neil Gorsuch; big jobs lost for Michael Flynn, James Comey, Bill O’Reilly…
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
Dec 21, 2017 • 29 min
A quarter-century ago, the Ford Motor Company paid out millions of dollars in settlements after a group of women at two Chicago plants accused the company of allowing a culture of harassment and menace. Now, new allegations at the very same Ford plants…
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Dec 20, 2017 • 21 min
The individual mandate started as a Republican idea to fix health care, but it was at the heart of a Democratic president’s signature measure. Now Congress is using the tax bill to kill the mandate. Why did Republicans turn on their own big idea, and what…
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Dec 19, 2017 • 29 min
Nearly eight years ago, an earthquake devastated Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The capital’s morgues were so overwhelmed that thousands of bodies were dumped into mass graves. But one group of men stepped in, collecting abandoned…
Monday, Dec 18, 2017
Dec 18, 2017 • 18 min
There was military footage of unidentified flying objects that couldn’t be explained, and a decade of hidden funding in the defense budget. A Times investigation discovered a shadowy secret program at the Pentagon that looks at the potential threat of…
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
Dec 15, 2017 • 20 min
Student debt levels are soaring — and so are defaults on educational loans. A New York Times investigation found that some creditors are taking extreme measures to get paid. In many cases, those measures are costing people the jobs they need to pay back…
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Dec 14, 2017 • 24 min
Republican lawmakers have reached a deal on their sweeping tax bill, and they are on track to send it to President Trump by Christmas. Why has such an unpopular plan moved so swiftly through Congress? And the Federal Communications Commission is expected…
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
Dec 13, 2017 • 22 min
Voters in Alabama have elected Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, to the Senate, rejecting the scandal-plagued Roy Moore and giving Democrats a rare victory in a staunchly conservative state. That cuts the Republican majority in the Senate to just one seat.…
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
Dec 12, 2017 • 19 min
Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, has built a legal and political career as a conservative crusader and a man of faith. As voters head to the polls on Tuesday, those early battles may shield him from the sexual misconduct allegations…
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Dec 11, 2017 • 24 min
One day before the polls open in the Alabama special election, many are asking whether voters will find it harder to support Roy Moore or a Democrat. And we take a look at James O’Keefe, the newly emboldened conservative provocateur famous for trying to…
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Dec 8, 2017 • 19 min
Senator Al Franken, a Democrat, reluctantly announced on Thursday that he would resign, even as he denied accusations of sexual misconduct. What does it tell us that his own party pushed for him to step down? Guest: Yamiche Alcindor, a national reporter…
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Dec 7, 2017 • 24 min
The Arab world was agreed that by officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, President Trump has sabotaged the chance of peace between Israel and the Palestinians. But had Arab leaders given up on the Palestinians long ago? And we hear…
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
Dec 6, 2017 • 31 min
President Trump has said that a peace plan for Israelis and Palestinians would be the “ultimate deal.” But he is now putting that prospect at risk for the sake of a campaign promise. We also look at the carefully constructed apparatus that provided Harvey…
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Dec 5, 2017 • 18 min
A baker in Colorado refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. After he was charged with discrimination, he argued that his First Amendment right to free speech was being violated. The case is now going to the Supreme Court. Guests: Jack…
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Dec 4, 2017 • 21 min
With less than a month from proposal to passage, the Republicans rushed their tax plan through the Senate with a flurry of last-minute side deals and a 2 a.m. vote. What else made it into the bill, besides tax cuts, and how could the measure reshape…
Special Edition: Flynn Pleads Guilty
Dec 1, 2017 • 14 min
Michael Flynn pleaded guilty this morning to lying to the F.B.I., and said he’s cooperating with the Mueller investigation. What does it tell us that prosecutors have a former senior member of the Trump White House on their side? Plus: Republicans race…
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
Dec 1, 2017 • 20 min
On Thursday, the Republican tax bill seemed to have all the momentum it needed. But a vote was delayed after a report found the calculations were off by a trillion dollars. Also, the White House has a plan to replace the secretary of state with the head…
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
Nov 30, 2017 • 22 min
President Trump is playing a major role in shaping the Republican tax plan. So what is a businessman who ran as a populist fighting for? Also, the president shared videos on Twitter from a fringe ultranationalist group, and the move was condemned by the…
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Nov 29, 2017 • 19 min
The United States government set aside $5 million for the families of civilian casualties from the war on the Islamic State. There have been thousands of civilian casualties. So why has the money gone untouched? Guest: Azmat Khan, an investigative…
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
Nov 28, 2017 • 20 min
On Monday morning, two rival bosses showed up for work at the government’s top consumer financial watchdog — one a holdover from the Obama administration, the other a rushed temporary appointee of President Trump’s. We look at the messy public fight for…
Monday, Nov.27, 2017
Nov 27, 2017 • 16 min
With President Trump nearing the end of his first year in office, the next few weeks could be crucial for his presidency. We also look at how a string of armed robberies in Michigan and Ohio has led to what could be the most important case on electronic…
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
Nov 22, 2017 • 20 min
Robert Mugabe has been the leader of Zimbabwe as long as there has been a Zimbabwe. Having once proclaimed that “only God will remove me,” he resigned as president on Tuesday after nearly four decades in power. Will he be remembered as a tyrant, or as a…
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Nov 21, 2017 • 19 min
Capitol Hill, following its own set of rules and shrouded in secrecy, has joined Hollywood, Silicon Valley and other industries under scrutiny for sexual harassment. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, talks about being a woman in Congress…
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
Nov 20, 2017 • 16 min
Republican lawyers and lawmakers are working together to install conservative judges at a rate not seen in decades. The result could be a federal judiciary that is as partisan and polarized as Congress itself. Guest: Charlie Savage, a New York Times…
Special Episode: The Daily for Kids
Nov 19, 2017 • 23 min
Starting next year, girls can decide whether to become a Girl Scout or a Boy Scout. But a handful of girls — kind of secretly — have already made that decision. How one 10-year-old girl got a head start on joining a boys-only club. And why her twin sister…
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Nov 17, 2017 • 28 min
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 out to…
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017 • 21 min
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 wondering…
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Nov 15, 2017 • 21 min
In a marathon session before Congress, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied lying about Russian contacts in earlier testimony and sidestepped questions about feeling pressure from President Trump to investigate Hillary Clinton and Uranium One. Guests:…
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Nov 14, 2017 • 24 min
A fifth woman has come forward to accuse Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. Mr. Moore has doubled down on claims of a Democratic conspiracy, while Mitch McConnell, the Senate…
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Nov 13, 2017 • 19 min
The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, says the Republican tax plan would help the middle class. But that assumes that savings for the wealthy would trickle down the economic pyramid. Guest: Peter S. Goodman, an economics correspondent for The Times. For more…
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Nov 10, 2017 • 26 min
Stephen K. Bannon has declared war on the Republican Party. He may no longer be in the White House as President Trump’s chief strategist, but he says that only makes him stronger. In an exclusive interview with The New York Times, he shares his battle…
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Nov 9, 2017 • 22 min
The results of Tuesday’s elections are being called a rejection of President Trump. But Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, says that’s all wrong. Also, the man who helped Texas to become one of the most gun-friendly states in…
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Nov 8, 2017 • 26 min
A 16-year-old boy who sometimes wore skirts and makeup to school was killed in Iowa. Then the Justice Department sent a federal hate-crimes lawyer to aid in the prosecution. The trial has become part of the national debate over gender identity. Guests:…
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Nov 7, 2017 • 23 min
A domestic violence conviction should have stopped Devin P. Kelley from purchasing guns, including the rifle used in a shooting that left at least 26 people dead at a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex. We look at why it didn’t. Also, a pattern is emerging…
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
Nov 6, 2017 • 20 min
A gunman walked into a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Tex., on Sunday and opened fire. At least 26 people were killed — 7 percent of the town’s population. Guests: Manny Fernandez, The New York Times’s Houston bureau chief; Devin Butts, associate…
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Nov 3, 2017 • 34 min
When a waiter at an Iraqi restaurant in Portland, Ore., was attacked, the eatery’s owner saw it as an act of hate. But as details emerged about the man who did it, the story became far more complicated. Guests: Dave Philipps, who covers veterans and the…
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
Nov 2, 2017 • 17 min
The man charged in the deadly truck attack in Manhattan on Tuesday entered the United States seven years ago through a lottery program intended to diversify the country. President Trump has pressed Congress to cancel the program. “Sounds nice,” he said.…
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
Nov 1, 2017 • 18 min
The question of collusion seemed to be at the heart of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Does it matter that there may now be evidence of it? Plus, Facebook, Google and Twitter address Russia’s use of their…
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Oct 31, 2017 • 18 min
As expected, the former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a business associate have been indicted on charges stemming from the special counsel investigation. But a surprise guilty plea from another campaign adviser may tell a more meaningful story…
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Oct 30, 2017 • 20 min
The salacious “dossier” that describes ties between Donald J. Trump and the Russian government is back in the news. The Trump administration says new reporting that the Clinton campaign helped to pay for the report is evidence that the entire Russia…
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Oct 27, 2017 • 25 min
The opioid crisis in the United States now rivals the Vietnam War in terms of how many Americans have been killed. After calling the opioid crisis a national emergency, President Trump has officially declared it a public health emergency — a distinction…
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Oct 26, 2017 • 18 min
Senator Bob Corker, the Republican head of the Foreign Relations Committee, was asked on Tuesday if President Trump was a role model for American children. “Absolutely not,” he replied. A few hours later, another Republican senator, Jeff Flake of Arizona,…
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Oct 25, 2017 • 20 min
A back-and-forth between President Trump and Myeshia Johnson, the widow of a U.S. soldier killed in Niger this month, has consumed the news cycle for the past week. But what actually happened in Niger? And Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona,…
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Oct 24, 2017 • 23 min
Wendy Cleland-Hamnett, a former Environmental Protection Agency official, fought for years to protect American consumers from toxic chemicals found in everyday products. Nancy B. Beck, a scientist who worked for the chemical industry, saw these efforts as…
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Oct 23, 2017 • 22 min
“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.…
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Oct 20, 2017 • 25 min
Foreign Service officers often serve for decades, carrying their knowledge and relationships from one administration to the next. But in just a few months, a new boss has fired or driven out many of the country’s most experienced diplomats. We look at the…
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017 • 21 min
Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shriveled to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run, and its fighters are surrendering. Is the Islamic State losing its war, or starting a new one? Guests: Rod Nordland, The Times’s…
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Oct 18, 2017 • 36 min
Shannon Mulcahy’s job at an Indiana steel plant moved to Mexico. Donald Trump vowed to keep factory jobs inside the United States. We discuss how the president’s promise of “America First” has met the realities of American manufacturing. Guests: Farah…
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Oct 17, 2017 • 23 min
As a candidate for president, Donald J. Trump called Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a “dirty rotten traitor” for walking off his base in Afghanistan in 2009, and said,”I don’t want him. Maybe we can send him back.” On Monday, with President Trump now commander in…
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017 • 18 min
President Trump has disavowed the Iran nuclear deal, and he has threatened to leave it altogether if Congress does not amend it to permanently block Tehran from building nuclear weapons. Today, a top negotiator in the Obama administration talks about how…
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Oct 13, 2017 • 24 min
“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 released a…
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
Oct 12, 2017 • 20 min
The United States sees North Korea as an existential threat: a hostile nation that is dangerously deluded and ready for war. But how does North Korea see the United States? We took a rare look inside the country. Guest: Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times…
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Oct 11, 2017 • 27 min
More women are coming forward with their accounts of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, accusing the film producer Harvey Weinstein. Today, we hear one of those stories. Guests: Jodi Kantor, a New York Times reporter; Katherine Kendall, an…
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017 • 23 min
The Trump administration has rolled back two of President Barack Obama’s signature achievements. The repeal of the Clean Power Plan was billed as the end of a “war on coal.” And the end of a federal requirement that employers include birth control…
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Oct 9, 2017 • 23 min
Two months after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned violent, 200 employees of the American Civil Liberties Union have signed a letter saying that the organization’s “rigid stance” on the First Amendment undermines a broader mission…
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Oct 6, 2017 • 23 min
A New York Times investigation has found three decades of sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In response to that reporting, Mr. Weinstein released the following statement: “I realized some time ago that I needed…
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Oct 5, 2017 • 21 min
At least 12 of the weapons found in the hotel suite used by the gunman who killed 58 people in Las Vegas on Sunday had been modified. He used a device called a bump stock, which enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire faster, and can be purchased online.…
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Oct 4, 2017 • 30 min
Every mass shooting in the United States is inevitably followed by a call for gun control, but major legislation never passes. We look at how the National Rifle Association became a powerful lobbying group. Also, a gun store owner talks about putting…
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Oct 3, 2017 • 23 min
A lone gunman booked a suite at a Las Vegas hotel, took aim at a crowd below and committed one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. At least 59 people are dead, and more than 500 wounded. President Trump is scheduled to visit the city on…
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Oct 2, 2017 • 22 min
Across the United States, the case could be made that American voters are not choosing their representatives so much as representatives are choosing their voters. As the Supreme Court opens a new session, it turns to a question that, until now, it had…
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Sep 29, 2017 • 28 min
If you are found to be guilty of murder and sane, you could spend 25 years in prison. But if you are found not guilty by reason of insanity, you could be confined to an institution for 587 years. Involuntary confinement in a state psychiatric hospital…
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Sep 28, 2017 • 21 min
The presidency of Donald J. Trump has changed the rules of influence in the nation’s capital, replacing top lobbyists with a group of newcomers and former nobodies. Those newcomers are getting rich. Guest: Nicholas Confessore, a political investigative…
Wednesday, Sept.27, 2017
Sep 27, 2017 • 24 min
At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a brutal crime turned the town of Twin Falls, Idaho, upside down. The fake news has had real consequences. Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration for The Times. For more information on…
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
Sep 26, 2017 • 23 min
President Trump has issued a new order indefinitely banning almost all travel to the United States from several countries, including North Korea. But why is Chad now on the list? Also, how the Supreme Court’s cancellation of arguments on the previous…
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017 • 21 min
For years, the N.F.L. has avoided bringing politics onto the field. But in stadiums across the country on Sunday, players locked arms in protest as the national anthem played. We discuss how President Trump has forced professional athletes to become more…
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
Sep 22, 2017 • 22 min
As Maria tears apart the Caribbean, leaders in the region say that recent storms have created a humanitarian crisis — and that humans are to blame. Guest: Lisa Friedman, a climate reporter at The Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit…
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Sep 21, 2017 • 22 min
Republicans are pushing for a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they’re running out of time. The effort could test a long friendship in the Senate. Guests: Thomas Kaplan, who covers Congress for The Times; Sheryl Gay Stolberg, domestic affairs…
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
Sep 20, 2017 • 19 min
President Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly for the first time, and says it’s every nation for itself. We look at the speech, and the people who crafted its message. Guests: Mark Landler, who covered the president’s speech; Maggie…
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Sep 19, 2017 • 20 min
The investigation into Russia’s attempts to disrupt the election is unnerving Washington. At a Washington steakhouse, a New York Times reporter overheard just how much the tactics used by the special counsel are rattling the White House legal team.…
Monday, Sept.18, 2017
Sep 18, 2017 • 21 min
If they hold an undocumented criminal too long, they’re violating the Constitution. If they don’t, they’re crossing the White House. The impossible bind of sheriffs navigating Trump’s immigration crackdown. Guest: Caitlin Dickerson, who covers immigration…
Friday, Sept.15, 2017
Sep 15, 2017 • 24 min
The Democrats are having a moment. In President Trump’s latest dealmaking with Democratic leadership, he says he’ll give up his most central campaign promise — at least for now: “The wall will come later.” Guests: Glenn Thrush, a White House correspondent…
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
Sep 14, 2017 • 20 min
Nearly 400,000 Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent weeks. How could a small nation celebrated by the United States as a “good news” story of transition to democracy now be condemned by the United Nations as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”? Guest:…
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Sep 13, 2017 • 21 min
Russia’s interference in the 2016 election is now undisputed. What’s less clear is the role of the country’s media. A Times reporter went to Moscow to see how the Kremlin is waging an information war against the West. Guest: Jim Rutenberg, media columnist…
Tuesday, Sept.12, 2017
Sep 12, 2017 • 21 min
He loves Whitney Houston, the Chicago Bulls and intercontinental ballistic missiles: what we know about the 33-year-old dictator of North Korea. And the latest on the United Nations plan for sanctions against North Korea, which fall significantly short of…
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Sep 11, 2017 • 19 min
Hurricane Irma roared into Florida, where, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, an apocalyptic forecast forced one of the largest evacuations in American history. Guests: Jean Eisen, a 93-year-old in Miami who refused to evacuate; Antonella Giannantonio, a…
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Sep 8, 2017 • 20 min
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…
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Sep 7, 2017 • 18 min
Senator Richard J. Durbin spent 16 years trying to pass immigration legislation in Congress. It failed under President George W. Bush. It failed under President Obama. Could the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program bring…
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Sep 6, 2017 • 20 min
How the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, is being framed as a legal matter — and how the Obama administration allowed that to happen. Guests: Peter Baker, who covers the White House; Cecilia Muñoz, who was…
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
Sep 5, 2017 • 26 min
Kris Ford-Amofa and her husband had spent six years saving for their $180,000 home in Houston. During Harvey, they gathered with Kris’s youngest sister and their combined six children, watching as waters seeped in. The story of one family’s return home a…
Bonus: Senator Jeff Flake Interview
Sep 1, 2017 • 27 min
“The Daily” is taking a long Labor Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday. For today, here’s an episode of a new series we’re working on called “The New Washington,” where Times political reporters interview key figures in the capital. Last week, Carl…
Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
Aug 31, 2017 • 19 min
“The problem starts for Houston almost the moment that it’s founded.” That’s how Richard Fausset, who covers the South for The New York Times, describes the founding of Houston, which was built on the edge of a swampy bayou. On today’s show, he describes…
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
Aug 30, 2017 • 31 min
As a poor, white teenager in Fort Smith, Ark., Abraham Davis never fit in. As a hidden minority there, the town’s Muslims were trying to make a home. Then their lives collided. Plus: the latest from Houston, where the rain keeps falling. Guests: Sabrina…
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Aug 29, 2017 • 20 min
By Monday, the third straight day of flooding, Hurricane Harvey had left much of the region underwater, and the city of Houston looked like a sea dotted by islands. We hear from some people in the city about the view from the ground as the waters keep…
Monday, Aug 28, 2017
Aug 28, 2017 • 32 min
President Trump’s first pardon went to a wildly divisive sheriff from Arizona. So who is Joe Arpaio? And how do presidential pardons work? Guests: Fernanda Santos, the former Phoenix bureau chief of The New York Times; Adam Liptak, our Supreme Court…
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Aug 25, 2017 • 20 min
The feud between President Trump and Jeff Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, reveals a great deal about tensions in Washington. Guests: Jonathan Martin, a national political correspondent for The Times; Mr. Flake, who you can hear more from in…
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
Aug 24, 2017 • 17 min
The United States recently noticed something unusual in North Korea’s weapons program: Its missiles started to work. Why? We discuss a surprising discovery. Guest: William J. Broad, who has reported on missile defense for decades. For more information on…
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017
Aug 23, 2017 • 20 min
The president says “things are going to be different” in Afghanistan: no more “nation-building,” just killing terrorists. But a closer examination suggests this new strategy looks a lot like the strategy of the last 16 years. Guest: Matt Rosenberg, who…
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
Aug 22, 2017 • 34 min
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,…
Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Aug 21, 2017 • 19 min
Will Stephen K. Bannon use his return to Breitbart News, a right-wing megaphone, to help the president who dismissed him — or to hurt him? And where can he exert more political power: at Breitbart or in the White House? Guest: Jeremy W. Peters, a reporter…
Special Edition: The Fall of Steve Bannon
Aug 18, 2017 • 16 min
After a week in which the president bolstered white nationalists, why did he end it by getting rid of Stephen K. Bannon, the crusader in the White House for the so-called alt-right? Guest: Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House. For more information…
Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
Aug 18, 2017 • 19 min
They posted hate speech and Hitler emojis. They also organized a rally in Charlottesville, Va., connecting several major white supremacy groups for an intimidating display of force. How white supremacists and neo-Nazis used their favorite social networks…
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Aug 17, 2017 • 15 min
Upset by policies on immigration and climate change and by President Trump’s initial response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., the leaders of major American companies began to drop one by one from presidential advisory councils. After Mr. Trump…
Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Aug 16, 2017 • 18 min
President Trump defended his initial remarks about the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Tuesday, saying that “both sides” were to blame. Asked if he equated neo-Nazis and white supremacists with activists protesting racism, Mr. Trump said, “I’m…
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
Aug 15, 2017 • 20 min
In 2012, a woman asked if the city of Charlottesville, Va., should consider removing a statue of a Confederate general from a local park. That question set off a chain of events that led to the deadly violence on Saturday. Also, President Trump, after two…
Monday, Aug. 14, 2017
Aug 14, 2017 • 22 min
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…
Friday, Aug 11, 2017
Aug 11, 2017 • 20 min
What happened when the country’s best known weight-loss company realized that people no longer wanted to talk about losing weight. Guest: Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who wrote an article for The New York Times Magazine about evolving American culture through…
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
Aug 10, 2017 • 22 min
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 secretary…
Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017
Aug 9, 2017 • 18 min
From his golf course in New Jersey on Tuesday, President Trump threatened North Korea “fire and fury” and warned that the country “best not make any more threats to the United States.” How should we interpret the latest escalation in tensions with…
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017
Aug 8, 2017 • 21 min
Why Vice President Mike Pence is denouncing New York Times reporting about his political future and publicly stating his allegiance to the president. And the stolen childhoods of young Syrians who endured the traumas of civil war and Islamic State rule.…
Monday, Aug. 7, 2017
Aug 7, 2017 • 24 min
As a teenager, Noura Jackson was convicted of killing her mother, and then spent nine years in prison. But from the start, prosecutors possessed a document that could have set her free. Why the omission of evidence, despite its life-altering consequences,…
Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
Aug 4, 2017 • 22 min
In 2013, Abigail Fisher sued the University of Texas, saying she had been discriminated against for being white. Now, some students are suing Harvard, saying they were discriminated against for being Asian-American. Both lawsuits can be traced to the same…
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Aug 3, 2017 • 19 min
President Trump is threatening to undermine the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. But what if the real threat to Obamacare was put there by Mr. Obama himself — and could bring the whole thing down? Guests: Carl Hulse,…
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Aug 2, 2017 • 23 min
An expansion of power. A rewriting of the Constitution. Is democracy coming to an end in Venezuela? Plus: What does it mean for a retired four-star general to enter a chaotic White House? Guests: Nicholas Casey, our Andes bureau chief; Michael D. Shear,…
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
Aug 1, 2017 • 20 min
He burned fast and bright. A play-by-play of the brief and tumultuous tenure of Anthony Scaramucci. And how President Putin’s bet on a Trump presidency backfired spectacularly. Guests: Glenn Thrush, a White House correspondent for The New York Times;…
Bonus: Introducing ‘The New Washington’
Jul 31, 2017 • 15 min
“The Daily” is launching a new series of interviews that take you inside Trump’s Washington. Every week for the next few months, you’ll hear an interview with the political figure you want to hear from most, with analysis and commentary from Michael…
Monday, July 31, 2017
Jul 31, 2017 • 20 min
Every day from before sunrise until late into the night, undocumented immigrants across the United States are being picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the front-line soldiers in President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.…
Friday, July 28, 2017
Jul 28, 2017 • 23 min
49 to 51. Three Republican senators break ranks, ending what could be their party’s last plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Plus: What’s so bad about Obamacare anyway? Guests: Thomas Kaplan, a congressional correspondent for The Times, joins us from…
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Jul 27, 2017 • 22 min
The president says transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the military. The military says that’s news to them. Plus: What exactly Is a ‘skinny repeal’? Guests: Carl Hulse, who covers Congress for The Times; Helene Cooper, a Pentagon…
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Jul 26, 2017 • 17 min
After the dramatic return of John McCain, the Senate narrowly agrees to begin work on the repeal of Obamacare — then promptly votes down a plan to do exactly that. Plus: The president steps up the attacks on his attorney general. Guest: Jeremy W. Peters,…
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Jul 25, 2017 • 26 min
“I did not collude,” Jared Kushner said after meeting with Senate investigators on Monday. And Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, has signaled that she intends to take a hard look at whether college campuses have gone too far in cracking down on sexual…
Monday, July 24, 2017
Jul 24, 2017 • 19 min
Congress revolts and approves sanctions against Russia. The press secretary quits. The White House looks to discredit the special prosecutor investigating the president. And the president says he has complete power to pardon family, aides and maybe even…
Friday, July 21, 2017
Jul 21, 2017 • 20 min
After Mosul, Iraq, was liberated, two Times reporters encountered a group of women who had been enslaved by the Islamic State for years. Days after the city’s fall, they still believed that the militant group had taken over the world. Guests: Rukmini…
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Jul 20, 2017 • 19 min
Today, exclusive audio from The Times’s wide-ranging interview with the president. Speaking with three New York Times reporters in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump discussed his conversation with President Vladimir Putin and expressed his anger toward major…
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Jul 19, 2017 • 24 min
What’s it like to be a Republican lawmaker in Washington in the Trump era? A frank discussion about being a congressman when the House, Senate, and presidency are controlled by your party — but just about nothing is getting done and all the usual rules…
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Jul 18, 2017 • 16 min
On Monday night, two more Republican senators came out against the health care bill. Is that the fatal blow? Guests: Carl Hulse, who covers Congress for The Times; Maggie Haberman, who traveled with President Trump to France last week. For more…
Monday, July 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017 • 20 min
Early in his presidency, Donald J. Trump called for a federal commission to investigate an issue that was personal for him: voter fraud in the 2016 election. The de facto leader of that commission is Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and a…
Friday, July 14, 2017
Jul 14, 2017 • 22 min
Donald Trump Jr. sends an email. Hours later, his father gives a speech. Conspiracy or coincidence? We unpack the timeline of events in June 2016. Plus: A group of international scientists plans to send messages into space to see if we’re alone. But what…
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Jul 13, 2017 • 15 min
It was the secret force behind stories about John Edwards’s $400 haircut and Mitt Romney’s decision to put the family dog on the roof of his car. Donald Trump Jr. says it motivated him to meet with a Russian lawyer. We discuss the dark art of opposition…
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Jul 12, 2017 • 23 min
The Times obtains Donald Trump Jr.’s emails about an offer of help from the Russian government. “I love it,” he wrote. The story behind the story, and what we mean when we talk about “collusion.” And the scene from the Iraqi city of Mosul: What Islamic…
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Jul 11, 2017 • 22 min
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 to…
Monday, July 10, 2017
Jul 10, 2017 • 19 min
What we know about a newly revealed meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. Plus, the view from the ground in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Guests: Adam Goldman, one of the reporters behind the revelations about the meeting at Trump Tower in…
Friday, July 7, 2017
Jul 7, 2017 • 21 min
Donald J. Trump’s life and career have been defined by his legal battles. But what will they mean for his presidency? Guest: Jonathan Mahler, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine; Jay Goldberg, Mr. Trump’s exclusive litigator from 1990 to 2005.…
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Jul 6, 2017 • 20 min
North Korea’s test of a missile that could potentially strike Alaska has crossed a line, and underscores a dilemma for President Trump and his national security team. Also, how the battle over health care is playing out in Kentucky. Guests: David E.…
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Jul 5, 2017 • 15 min
When Medicaid was created in 1965, it was barely discussed. But now it’s so big — and so popular — that a proposal to roll it back could sink the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Guests: Kate Zernike, a Times reporter. For more…
Friday, June 30, 2017
Jun 30, 2017 • 19 min
As a limited travel ban goes into effect, the Trump administration has defined what constitutes a “bona fide” relationship: who’s close family, and who’s not, for visitors from six predominantly Muslim nations. Guests: Michael D. Shear, White House…
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Jun 29, 2017 • 20 min
The United States says its goal in Syria is to help its allies defeat the Islamic State, not to fight the government. But it’s getting harder stay out of the civil war. Guests: Helene Cooper, the Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times; Jennifer…
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Jun 28, 2017 • 19 min
The Senate vote on the health care bill is off — for now. We focus on Maine, where Senator Susan Collins has been a vocal opponent of the proposal. And what happens to family members who witness police shootings? Guests: Jennifer Steinhauer, who covers…
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Jun 27, 2017 • 17 min
On the last day of its term, the Supreme Court said it would take the case about the legality of President Trump’s travel ban. We discuss the path of the travel ban through the lower courts, the key role of two justices in determining the outcome and what…
Monday, June 26, 2017
Jun 26, 2017 • 19 min
President Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare could come down to one issue: abortion. And how the families of people killed by undocumented immigrants have become an emotional cornerstone of another signature issue for the Trump administration. Guests:…
Friday, June 23, 2017
Jun 23, 2017 • 23 min
The secret is out. The Senate has unveiled its health care bill. And after all the waiting, what was promised to be a drastic revamp of the House bill looks a lot like the House bill. Plus: The second in our two-part series on the opioid crisis. Guests:…
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Jun 22, 2017 • 18 min
We replay the dramatic hours at a hotel room in Chicago leading up to Travis Kalanick’s resignation as the chief executive of Uber. Plus: Part I of a two-part series on the opioid crisis ravaging American cities, which has escalated to a whole new level…
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Jun 21, 2017 • 22 min
Former prisoners subjected to “enhanced interrogation” techniques developed after Sept. 11 have filed a lawsuit — not against the C.I.A., which is protected, but against two psychologists. We discuss what has been revealed by the depositions. Guest: Sheri…
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Jun 20, 2017 • 21 min
The battle for Mosul is entering its final and most challenging phase, with Iraqi forces there engaged in the most intensive urban warfare since World War II. The Times embeds with one Iraqi unit. Guests: Ben C. Solomon, a video journalist who has been…
Monday, June 19, 2017
Jun 19, 2017 • 18 min
Why Senate leaders are crafting the most important legislation of the Trump presidency in secret. Guest: Carl Hulse, who covers Congress. For more information on today’s episode, visit http://nyti.ms/2rIs7dC.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Jun 16, 2017 • 21 min
Two closely watched trials are heading toward a verdict. We discuss the complexities of both cases. Guests: Katharine Q. Seelye, who has been covering a manslaughter case in Taunton, Mass., involving texts between two teenagers; Lili Bernard, one of Bill…
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Jun 15, 2017 • 23 min
Moments before he opened fire, the gunman asked who was on the baseball field: Democrats or Republicans. And what happens when a 400-year-old play about one of history’s most infamous acts of political violence is adapted for today? We discuss political…
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Jun 14, 2017 • 22 min
Attorney General Jeff Sessions took his turn appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. We discuss his testimony. Plus: a dispatch from the courthouse in Norristown, Pa., where after more…
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Jun 13, 2017 • 25 min
Her disclosure of classified documents in 2010 ushered in the age of leaks. Now Chelsea Manning has been freed from prison and talks about why she did it — and everything that followed. Guest: Matt Shaer, a contributing writer for the magazine, who…
Monday, June 12, 2017
Jun 12, 2017 • 21 min
James Comey says he took it as a command. President Trump says he never even said it. We discuss the one word that an obstruction of justice case could turn on: “hope.” Guests: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court; David E. Sanger, who has been…
Friday, June 9, 2017
Jun 9, 2017 • 23 min
James Comey’s testimony on Thursday reveals that the leak of a James Comey memo was orchestrated by … James Comey. We discuss why the former F.B.I. director leaked the memo, and the sequence of events he intentionally set in motion to get it to The Times.…
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Jun 8, 2017 • 20 min
James Comey goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. We talk through his prepared remarks, and look at what President Trump might have meant when he said “we had that thing you know.” And why would Islamic State militants be targeting Iran?…
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Jun 7, 2017 • 19 min
Afghanistan was barely mentioned in last year’s election. But while U.S. attention has turned from the Taliban to the Islamic State, the Taliban are back, stronger than ever, and the government is on the brink of collapse. Guests: Mujib Mashal, our senior…
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Jun 6, 2017 • 19 min
We go back to 2008, when the Republican candidate for president campaigned on a plan to fight global warming. How, in just nine years, did the G.O.P. go from combating climate change to arguing it doesn’t exist? And several mayors and governors have come…
Monday, June 5, 2017
Jun 5, 2017 • 21 min
What we know and don’t know about the attack in London on Saturday; a discussion of the political context; and what role the Islamic State might have played. Plus: a brief history of back channels. Guests: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers the Islamic State…
Friday, June 2, 2017
Jun 2, 2017 • 23 min
The president says he’s putting Pittsburgh ahead of Paris, and announced the withdrawal of the United States from the global climate agreement. We discuss the months leading up to that remarkable decision — and what happens next. Guests: Michael D. Shear,…
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Jun 1, 2017 • 21 min
President Trump is to announce today whether he’ll withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. What would it mean for the biggest carbon polluter in history to abandon the most ambitious effort to fight climate change? Guests: Justin…
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
May 31, 2017 • 16 min
How noncompete clauses — once limited to senior executives — are gaining power over American workers. Plus: The president returns to Washington with family business to attend to. Guests: Conor Dougherty, who covers economics for The Times; Peter Baker,…
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017 • 23 min
A profile of five of the people responsible for figuring out Russia’s role in the 2016 election: the new special counsel, and four Senate Republicans who say they will follow evidence wherever it leads. Guests: Matt Apuzzo, who reports on law enforcement…
Friday, May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017 • 22 min
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 episode,…
Thursday, May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017 • 20 min
How the unsolved murder of Seth Rich has become a case study of how and why fake news endures. And a look at the two members of the Trump campaign who Russia identified as its best chance of influencing Donald Trump. Guests: Michael Grynbaum, a media…
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017 • 21 min
The Islamic State has now claimed credit for the attack in Manchester, England. What happens in the hours between an act of terror and the claiming of responsibility? Plus: highlights from the latest testimony of a U.S. official about ties between Russia…
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017 • 22 min
President Trump arrived in Israel with a message from the Muslim world: If Israel wants peace with its Arab neighbors, it’ll have to compromise with the Palestinians. And Michael Flynn has been out of the White House for three months. But his saga…
Monday, May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017 • 23 min
We turn our focus away from Washington intrigue and go to Saudi Arabia, where President Trump was welcomed this weekend, and to China, whose government intentionally crippled American spying operations by killing C.I.A. informants, a Times investigation…
Special Edition: ‘Nut Job’
May 19, 2017 • 12 min
The day after President Trump fired James Comey, the president told top Russian officials that in dismissing the F.B.I. director, whom he called a “nut job,” the pressure was “taken off.” Guests: Maggie Haberman and Matt Apuzzo, who broke the story. For…
Friday, May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017 • 17 min
The latest revelations from the Comey memos and from James Comey’s confidant, who talked on the record — and on tape — to The New York Times. Guest: Michael S. Schmidt, who has broken several stories in the last two weeks about encounters between…
Thursday, May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017 • 21 min
Who are Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein? A closer look at two of the players at the center of the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. Guests: Matt Apuzzo, who covers the F.B.I. for The Times; Glenn Thrush,…
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017 • 19 min
James Comey’s secret memos: We discuss the latest revelations about President Trump, Mr. Comey, Russia and Israel. Guests: Michael S. Schmidt, who broke the story about the former F.B.I. director’s memo detailing a conversation with President Trump; Adam…
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017 • 23 min
What we’ve learned about President Trump’s Oval Office meeting with top Russian officials the day after he fired James Comey, the F.B.I. director investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia. Plus: how efforts by the U.S. government to protect against a…
Monday, May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017 • 25 min
James Comey’s firing has raised questions of a White House cover-up and drawn comparisons to Nixon’s midnight massacre. But is there a version of this story that suggests it amounts to little? Plus: the case for and against politics from the pulpit.…
Friday, May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017 • 23 min
The White House’s story about James Comey’s firing is unraveling. Among those contradicting the president is the president. Guests: Michael S. Schmidt, who has been reporting on the secret conversation that may have doomed Mr. Comey; Matthew Rosenberg,…
Thursday, May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017 • 22 min
Was James Comey’s fate decided two days ago, or two months ago? The Times follows the path to what now looks like his inevitable dismissal as F.B.I. director. Plus: the view from inside an F.B.I. that has just lost its leader. Guests: Peter Baker, chief…
Refresher: James Comey and the 2016 Election
May 10, 2017 • 27 min
On Tuesday evening, President Trump fired the director of the F.B.I., citing his handling of the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails. In case you missed it, here’s our earlier episode on how Mr. Comey handled investigations into Mrs. Clinton’s conduct…
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017 • 18 min
James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., oversaw two major investigations involving the presidential election: one into Hillary Clinton’s emails, and the other into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The question now is,…
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
May 9, 2017 • 20 min
President Barack Obama said not to hire him. The attorney general said he was susceptible to blackmail. We discuss two new accounts of when Donald J. Trump was warned about Michael T. Flynn — and didn’t act. Plus: What is life like under Boko Haram?…
Monday, May 8, 2017
May 8, 2017 • 21 min
Free speech on college campuses: why conservatives say they’re the ones being silenced. Plus: Why Marine Le Pen’s resounding defeat in the French presidential election could be seen as a victory for her right-wing party. Guests: Jeremy W. Peters, who has…
Friday, May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017 • 23 min
To win France’s presidential election on Sunday, Marine Le Pen must show she has rejected the man who founded her party. The problem is, it’s her father. Plus: Thursday’s health care vote, explained. Guests: Jennifer Steinhauer, who covers Congress; Adam…
Thursday, May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017 • 16 min
Our reporter describes being inside the room as James B. Comey, the director of the F.B.I., gave his first public remarks about his handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, saying he was “mildly nauseous” over the idea that he might have tipped the…
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017 • 19 min
The lines being drawn in Washington aren’t entirely partisan. Are Democrats and Republicans in Congress banding together to block the president? Plus: We discuss the White House’s on-again off-again relationship with Russia. Guests: Carl Hulse, who covers…
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
May 2, 2017 • 21 min
President Trump shocked his own team when he invited the authoritarian leader of the Philippines to visit the White House. Now he says he’s open to meeting the leader of North Korea. Why does he do it? Plus: The Times interviews Ivanka Trump. Guests:…
Monday, May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017 • 21 min
My colleague gives the view from inside Venezuela and describes his cross-country road trip there that captures the story of a country on the brink of collapse. Guest: Nicholas Casey, an international correspondent for The New York Times. For more…
Friday, April 28, 2017
Apr 28, 2017 • 23 min
What we can learn about this administration from the taxes it hopes to cut. Plus, we look at three big moments from the week. Guests: Jesse Drucker, a business reporter at The Times; Jennifer Steinhauer, who covers Congress; Adam Liptak, who covers the…
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Apr 27, 2017 • 20 min
One hundred days. It’s undeniably an arbitrary number. But a lot has happened in that time. We check in with past Daily guests about the Trump presidency so far. Guests: David Green, the head of Hobby Lobby, who took a fight over conservative values all…
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Apr 26, 2017 • 21 min
A Times investigation into the chief executive of Uber, Travis Kalanick, finds that his drive to win has plunged the company into its most sustained set of crises since its founding. Guest: Mike Isaac, a technology reporter who has exposed many of the…
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Apr 25, 2017 • 19 min
Congress needs to pass a budget. President Trump wants to use that budget to finance his signature domestic policy. Is the United States government about to shut down over the border wall? Guests: Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, reporters at The…
Monday, April 24, 2017
Apr 24, 2017 • 29 min
A special episode: James Comey and the 2016 election. It’s the behind-the-scenes story of how the F.B.I. director handled investigations into Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and shaped the presidential race. Guest: Matt Apuzzo, one of the reporters…
Friday, April 21, 2017
Apr 21, 2017 • 18 min
Marine Le Pen wants to “make France French again.” We look at the first round of the country’s presidential election on Sunday, and its many parallels to the presidential election in the United States last year — including signs of meddling by Russia.…
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Apr 20, 2017 • 21 min
Fox News’s biggest star is out of a job two and a half weeks after a Times investigation into sexual harassment allegations. We talk to one of the two reporters who are most responsible — perhaps responsible — for Bill O’Reilly’s ouster. Guests: Emily…
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Apr 19, 2017 • 20 min
Why so many of President Trump’s advisers are urging him to break a major promise on climate change. And the view from inside Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency, where staff members are rebelling against their new boss. Guests: Coral…
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Apr 18, 2017 • 16 min
What did we learn about the newest member of the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, from his first day on the job? And why would a democratic country voluntarily make itself more authoritarian? Guests: Adam Liptak, our Supreme Court reporter; and…
Monday, April 17, 2017
Apr 17, 2017 • 22 min
Sabotage and diplomacy. A look at the two ways the United States is dealing with North Korea’s nuclear threat. Guests: David E. Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times who recently returned from Russia; Max Fisher and Amanda…
Friday, April 14, 2017
Apr 14, 2017 • 26 min
How do we reconcile unexpected American military action overseas with President Trump’s isolationist campaign rhetoric? Guests: Helene Cooper, a reporter in Washington who covers the Pentagon; Rick Perlstein, who writes for The Times Magazine. For more…
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Apr 13, 2017 • 16 min
A week ago, President Trump was accused of being a tool of President Vladimir V. Putin. Now, he says ties with Moscow are at an all-time low. What is going on between the United States and Russia? Guest: David E. Sanger, who is currently in Moscow. For…
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Apr 12, 2017 • 17 min
The relationship between two key figures in the White House, Stephen K. Bannon and Jared Kushner, has deteriorated to the point of breakdown. Is Mr. Bannon in trouble? Guest: Jeremy W. Peters, who has been covering the story from Washington. For more…
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Apr 11, 2017 • 20 min
How did Bashar al-Assad, a mild-mannered ophthalmologist, become a ruler who uses chemical weapons against his own people? And why is President Trump rejecting Mr. Assad, even as he is embracing another Middle Eastern leader with a reputation for…
Monday, April 10, 2017
Apr 10, 2017 • 12 min
Why President Trump’s decision to launch missiles into Syria is at odds with nearly everything he has said about Syria. Guest: Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent. For more information on today’s episode, visit http://nyti.ms/2oU6HZq.
Friday, April 7, 2017
Apr 7, 2017 • 20 min
The United States has launched 59 tomahawk missiles at an air base in Syria — a swift and decisive response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack this week. And we navigate a historic day in the Senate. Guests: Helene Cooper, the Pentagon…
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Apr 6, 2017 • 21 min
President Trump sits down for an exclusive interview with The New York Times. How a conversation about infrastructure veered off into allegations of spying, new thinking on the chemical attacks in Syria and a response to the sexual harassment claims…
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Apr 5, 2017 • 20 min
President Trump treats the Syrian president as a potential ally. Will Tuesday’s deadly chemical weapons attack change that? Plus: the story of one village election that has become as much about Mr. Trump as about the candidates on the ballot. Guests: Anne…
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Apr 4, 2017 • 17 min
In 2013, Republicans in the Senate warned Democrats that they would soon regret a decision so extreme that it’s called “going nuclear.” That prediction may prove true this week, as Republicans prepare to go one step further to ensure the confirmation of…
Monday, April 3, 2017
Apr 3, 2017 • 18 min
Inside the New York Times investigation into accusations of harassment and other inappropriate behavior by Bill O’Reilly, and the lengths to which Fox News went to to keep the allegations quiet. Guest: Emily Steel, who has spent the last few months…
Friday, March 31, 2017
Mar 31, 2017 • 21 min
The latest twist in a bizarre Washington drama that began 10 days ago, and what a technological development tells us about progress and repression in India. Guests: Matt Rosenberg, who is tracking the developments with Representative Devin Nunes; Ellen…
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Mar 30, 2017 • 22 min
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…
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Mar 29, 2017 • 20 min
The message was hardly subtle: coal miners at the Environmental Protection Agency. How President Trump is promising to do away with Obama’s legacy on climate change. Plus: the latest “Brexit” news. Guests: Coral Davenport, who covers energy and the…
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Mar 28, 2017 • 14 min
President Trump wanted a faster battle plan. Iraqi leaders wanted quicker airstrikes. Is that why about 200 civilians are now dead in Mosul? Guests: Tim Arango and Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times reporters who have reported from Iraq. For more…
Monday, March 27, 2017
Mar 27, 2017 • 22 min
Now that the Republican health care bill is dead, what is the future of the Democratic plan it was supposed to replace? And we talk with one of the ordinary Canadians who signed on for a grand social experiment: adopting Syrian refugees for one year. What…
Friday, March 24, 2017
Mar 24, 2017 • 22 min
It was supposed to be a historic day for Republicans, with the House voting to repeal President Obama’s health care law. At least that was the idea. What went awry? And we look at a battle over school choice in Iowa that may be a preview for a larger…
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Mar 23, 2017 • 20 min
Republicans control the government So why, as they head to a vote on the Republican health care plan, is the bill so disliked — and the party so divided? Plus: a view from the scene of yesterday’s deadly attacks in London. Guests: Jennifer Steinhauer, who…
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Mar 22, 2017 • 18 min
On the second day of the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, senators want to know about his independence from the man who nominated him. Guests: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times; Cynthia Orr, the plaintiff in…
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Mar 21, 2017 • 21 min
He said it under oath. James Comey, the head of the F.B.I., confirms at a House hearing that his agency is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and says it will pursue it “no matter how long that takes.” And why the president’s Supreme Court…
Monday, March 20, 2017
Mar 20, 2017 • 16 min
There is no knock on the door, just the sound of a SWAT team smashing through it. Times reporter Kevin Sack talks about his year-long investigation into a controversial police tactic. For more information on today’s episode, visit http://nyti.ms/2nAHfHi.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Mar 17, 2017 • 22 min
As a candidate, Donald J. Trump called for a total Muslim ban. Now that he’s president, the courts won’t let him forget it. And as the White House fights to protect the travel ban, we discuss the immigration story of our vice president, Mike Pence.…
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Mar 16, 2017 • 20 min
President Trump’s plan to deregulate America is underway. He’s starting in the heart of America, with one of Barack Obama’s most cherished regulations. And Mr. Trump will soon meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany for the first time. Guests: Eric…
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Mar 15, 2017 • 19 min
Eight men. Ten days. An extraordinary plan to rush a series of executions on Arkansas’ death row. Guest: Alan Blinder, the New York Times reporter who is tracking the case. For more information on today’s episode, visit http://nyti.ms/2mwxoym.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Mar 14, 2017 • 18 min
The rise of the far right in Europe. Why the populism that put Donald J. Trump in the White House is starting to sweep across the Continent, as voters there confront similar questions of national identity and immigration. Guests: Amanda Taub and Max…
Monday, March 13, 2017
Mar 13, 2017 • 19 min
What the F.B.I.’s most wanted cybercriminal can tell us about how the Russian government has created such a sophisticated hacking program. Guests: Michael Schwirtz, a reporter for The New York Times, and Arkady Bukh, a lawyer who defends accused Russian…
Friday, March 10, 2017
Mar 10, 2017 • 22 min
As the Republican answer to the Affordable Care Act moves rapidly through Congress, we look at what the repeal of Obamacare might mean for a rural community in West Virginia. And we sample music from “The EP,” a multitrack collection from The New York…
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Mar 9, 2017 • 18 min
The sanctuary city movement can be traced to a single Presbyterian minister in 1980s Arizona. We tell the story. Guests: Scott Michels, a producer at Retro Report. For more information on today’s episode, visit http://nyti.ms/2mqkDX9.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Mar 8, 2017 • 19 min
Why are Republicans revolting against the plan to replace the Affordable Care Act they so hated? We look to history. Then we call Newt Gingrich. Guests: Margot Sanger-Katz, who has been reporting on our health care system for years; Newt Gingrich, a…
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Mar 7, 2017 • 20 min
The Trump administration issued a new ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries. Has the policy changed — or just the message? And a slow-paced television drama about a bygone era in Russian-American relations has suddenly taken on a whole new…
Monday, March 6, 2017
Mar 6, 2017 • 22 min
We bring you two newly revealed stories about the transition of power from one president to the next. One is a story of warning; the other a story of accusation. Guests: David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, who have reported together on nuclear arms and…
Friday, March 3, 2017
Mar 3, 2017 • 20 min
What was Jeff Sessions, the new attorney general, doing meeting with the Russian ambassador two months before election day? And who is this mysterious Russian ambassador who has caused so much trouble for not one but two senior officials in the Trump…
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Mar 2, 2017 • 22 min
Public assassinations. Chemical weapons in international airports. Open threats of nuclear war. Is North Korea’s strategy so crazy that it just might work? And what we know about President Trump’s plan for “merit-based” immigration. Guests: Max Fisher and…
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017
Mar 1, 2017 • 19 min
In his speech to Congress on Tuesday night, President Trump tells the story of America. It’s a story that looks back, but it also looks forward with an optimistic view of where we’ll be nine years from now, on our 250th anniversary. Guests: Patrick Healy,…
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017
Feb 28, 2017 • 20 min
How a dinner party in Washington held months before Donald Trump announced his run for president laid the groundwork for his sweeping immigration plans today. Guests: Emily Bazelon, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine; Joe Cochrane, a…
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
Feb 27, 2017 • 22 min
What happened when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents showed up in a small town that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump, transforming his campaign rhetoric into reality. Guests: Monica Davey, the Chicago bureau chief for The New York Times;…
Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
Feb 24, 2017 • 20 min
President Trump’s top deputies delivered a blunt message to the party faithful on Thursday: the Republicans are winning the fight — and it is a fight. Plus a conversation with the director of “Moonlight.” Guests: Jonathan Martin, who has covered the…
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
Feb 23, 2017 • 20 min
Rukmini Callimachi takes us into Iraq to see if a major victory over the Islamic State is really at hand in the streets of Mosul. Guests: Ms. Callimachi, a New York Times correspondent covering terrorism; Nathaniel Popper, a Times reporter covering…
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Feb 22, 2017 • 20 min
Are 11 million people suddenly facing deportation? What we know and don’t know about the Trump administration’s new plan for undocumented immigrants. Guests: Michael D. Shear, a White House reporter at The New York Times, and Caitlin Dickerson, a national…
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
Feb 21, 2017 • 20 min
Who are the 500 private citizens with unprecedented access to President Trump on the weekends? And what is the “deep state”? Guests: Scott Shane, who has covered national security and the U.S. intelligence community for The Times for decades, and Nicholas…
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
Feb 17, 2017 • 18 min
President Trump’s sprawling surprise news conference and the view from Russia. Guests: Jim Rutenberg, the media columnist for The New York Times; Neil MacFarquhar, The Times’s Moscow bureau chief. For more information on today’s episode, visit…
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Feb 16, 2017 • 17 min
President Trump says peace in the Middle East does not require a two-state deal. What we know and what we don’t about the Trump campaign’s communication with Russia. And why did Republicans turn on Andrew Puzder? Guests: Mark Mazzetti; Alan Rappeport. For…
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
Feb 15, 2017 • 17 min
From fateful call to resignation, the 47-day fall of President Trump’s national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn. We tell the whole story. Guest: Matthew Rosenberg, a national security reporter for The New York Times who has known Mr. Flynn for years.…
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
Feb 14, 2017 • 20 min
America and the Middle East in the Trump administration: deep, personal ties and an emerging plan for peace. Guests: Jodi Kantor, a reporter for The New York Times; Amanda Taub and Max Fisher, who write The Times’ Interpreter column. For more information…
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017
Feb 13, 2017 • 20 min
Where did Stephen Miller come from, and how will his views on immigration influence the presidency? Also, farmers torn between support for President Trump and fear that he might deport their employees. Guests: Glenn Thrush, White House correspondent for…
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Feb 10, 2017 • 20 min
Is President Trump’s travel ban headed to the Supreme Court? Did the boy in the photograph make it to America? Plus: your stories about living through history.
Thursday, Feb. 9. 2017
Feb 9, 2017 • 18 min
Is Senator Warren actually a danger to the Democratic party? And what does Trump’s election mean for the markets? We discuss.
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
Feb 8, 2017 • 20 min
The travel ban litigation, live-streamed. And why the 60-year-old words of the novelist James Baldwin captured in the film “I Am Not Your Negro” are so resonant right now.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
Feb 7, 2017 • 19 min
Why the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education is President Trump’s most controversial appointment in an already controversial cabinet. Plus: the meaning of four hardback chairs in the Oval Office.
Monday, Feb. 6, 2017
Feb 6, 2017 • 19 min
What single figure connects the 2008 financial crisis, the creation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the Tea Party movement, Donald J. Trump’s election and, now, the potential dismantling of the biggest safeguard against America’s economic ruin? His name is…
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
Feb 3, 2017 • 16 min
The biggest story in sports meets the biggest story in politics. And a bloody mission in Yemen reminds us that a new administration doesn’t always mean a new start.
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
Feb 2, 2017 • 22 min
Who is influencing our new president’s views of Islam and radical Islamic terrorism? Are we seeing the beginning of a Tea Party for the Left? And why are its leaders looking to Republicans for inspiration? More on that — plus Beyoncé — on today’s show.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017
Feb 1, 2017 • 19 min
In a ceremony made for prime-time television, President Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee: Neil M. Gorsuch, a conservative judge with a sterling résumé. We spent the night at The New York Times talking with some of our most insightful colleagues…
Coming Soon: “The Daily”
Jan 17, 2017 • 3 min
This is how the news should sound. Fifteen minutes a day. Five days a week. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Powered by New York Times journalism. Starting Feb. 1.