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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 Daily Presents “Caliphate,” Chapter 5
May 19 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 29 min
The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The Times and a frequent voice on “The Daily,” as she reports on the Islamic State and the fall of the Iraqi city of Mosul. With the…
Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018
Apr 18 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.