The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what’s really happening. Real news, every night.
Bonus episode: Women in Congress
Jan 20 • 32 min
In this exclusive podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber’s midterms panel with 8 women candidates from both sides of the aisle running for Congress, plus more from his catch up with four of those candidates - three of whom are now starting their first…
Dem Sen: Trump Jr. may face “criminal charges” if he lied to us
Jan 18 • 43 min
0.00 - New reporting from BuzzFeed News alleges Trump directed his then-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law and lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project. 16.15 - Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal says if Trump Jr. lied to…
Michael Cohen’s advisor: He won’t let ‘bully’ Trump silence him
Jan 18 • 43 min
0.00 - Michael Cohen’s legal adviser Lanny Davis joins Ari Melber to discuss Michael Cohen’s new allegations of things he did from Trump while employed as his lawyer. 18.50 - Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is backpedalling after a disastrous interview…
Senator Tim Kaine slams GOP for “enabling” Trump shutdown
Jan 16 • 43 min
0.00 - As Mueller makes new allegations against Manafort, GOP moves to protect a Russian billionaire tied to Manafort. 16.25 - Speaker Nancy Pelosi plays hardball, telling Trump his State of the Union address must be rescheduled due to the Government…
Judiciary chairman: Trump ‘must have known’ about Russian contact
Jan 15 • 43 min
0.00 - Special Counsel Mueller releases a new document laying out exactly what Paul Manafort lied about after he started cooperating with the Russia probe. 19.45 - House Intelligence Chair, Adam Schiff, joins Ari Melber as Senate confirmation hearings are…
Bonus Episode: The Office that could threaten Trump more than Mueller.
Jan 13 • 26 min
In this bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber’s special report on the Federal Office that could pose a bigger threat to Trump’s interests than even the Mueller probe. Plus, hear from two people who used to work with Trump, give their insight into his…
Bonus episode: Trump gets destroyed over broken promise that Mexico would fund wall.
Jan 6 • 8 min
In this weekend bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber break down how Trump is violating his own campaign promise by shutting down the Government over border wall funding. Melber walks through how Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall and is now…
A$AP Ferg on trapping, hustling, drugs and why rap beefs “aren’t real”
Dec 30, 2018 • 16 min
In a bonus podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber’s conversation with rapper A$AP Ferg. Ferg talks to MSNBC anchor Ari Melber about music, trapping, hustling, criminal justice and what many people don’t understand about rap beefs — including the…
Exclusive: Ari, Maya Wiley, Nick Akerman holiday special
Dec 23, 2018 • 9 min
Listen to Ari Melber discuss how the Mueller probe progressed in 2018 and what will be the key issues in 2019 with friends of “The Beat”, attorney Maya Wiley and Watergate Prosecutor Nick Akerman. Wiley and Akerman also talk about a whirlwind year of…
Exclusive: House of Cards actor Boris McGiver
Dec 9, 2018 • 21 min
In this exclusive extra podcast, listen to Ari Melber’s extended interview with House of Cards actor Boris McGiver, where they discuss the latest season of the hit Netflix show, filming a scene with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and his acting process, including…
Bonus episode: Full interview with Mueller witness Jerome Corsi
Dec 2, 2018 • 22 min
In this week’s bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber’s entire blockbuster interview with Jerome Corsi, a key witness in the Mueller probe and an associate of Roger Stone. Corsi admits to Melber that he lied to Congress, that he tried to get stolen Clinton…
Bonus episode: The Mueller probe and the blue wave
Nov 18, 2018 • 54 min
In this special podcast extra, listen to some of the biggest Mueller probe stories over the past week. With Democrats taking control of the House after the midterm blue wave, Ari Melber examines how the shift in power could have wider implications for…
Bonus episode: Ari Melber and Lawrence O’Donnell on midterm blue wave
Nov 11, 2018 • 16 min
Listen to Ari Melber bust the myth of a “divided” electorate in this week’s bonus episode, showing how the 2018 midterm election was the largest “blue wave” in 40 years. Lawrence O’Donnell also joins for this week’s extra, to discuss America’s growing…
Bonus episode: Ari, Maya Wiley and Liz Plank at 92nd Street Y
Nov 4, 2018 • 61 min
Listen to Ari Melber, Maya Wiley and Liz Plank’s full conversation at the 92nd Street Y in New York, where they discussed the upcoming midterm elections, the Russia probe, how media companies cover the Trump administration and more!
Bonus episode: Stories you may have missed this week
Oct 28, 2018 • 20 min
Ari Melber breaks down some of the most important stories from last week, including a bombshell “New York Times” report about President Trump is using a personal iPhone that has been hacked by Russian and Chinese spies (0.00). Next, is Ari’s breakdown of…
Bonus: Extended interview with Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice Walker
Oct 21, 2018 • 12 min
In a podcast exclusive, listen to Ari Melber’s extended interview with Pulitzer Prize winning author, Alice Walker. Walker learns for the first time during the interview that hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar quoted her lyrics in the song “Alright” and says…
Exclusive: Extended interview with 50 Cent
Oct 7, 2018 • 23 min
This week’s special bonus episode features Ari Melber’s entire extended interview with legendary hip hop artist, 50 Cent, including more of the discussion that what aired on TV. Plus, a special behind-the-scenes conversation about young artists and his…
Bonus episode: The Brett Kavanaugh hearings
Sep 30, 2018 • 27 min
Ari Melber walks through the key points of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and breaks down what the public learned about Kavanaugh’s character in his latest testimony before the Senate.
Exclusive extra: John Kerry and Will.i.am
Sep 23, 2018 • 22 min
Listen to more from Ari Melber’s interviews with former Secretary of State, John Kerry and musician Will.i.am from “The Black Eyed Peas”.
Bonus episode: Why Paul Manafort pleaded guilty and flipped
Sep 16, 2018 • 40 min
President Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has flipped, pleading guilty in the Mueller probe and agreeing to cooperate fully with prosecutors. Manafort is the highest-ranking former Trump official to plead guilty and was involved in the…
Bonus episode: Trump Supreme Court nominee’s fiery hearings
Sep 9, 2018 • 15 min
Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, faced fiery hearings in Washington D.C. Listen to more of Ari Melber’s reporting from Capitol Hill and analysis from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Legal Defense Fund’s Sherrilyn Ifill, President of…
Bonus Episode: Full extended interview with Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Sep 2, 2018 • 14 min
In this week’s podcast extra, listen to Ari Melber’s full extended interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren, where they discussed Sen. Warren’s plan to take on corruption in politics, why she believes the Trump administration is “the most corrupt…
Bonus episode: Steve Bannon’s full interview with Ari Melber
Aug 18, 2018 • 55 min
In an exclusive interview, Steve Bannon sits down one-on-one with Ari Melber for his first ever interview on MSNBC. Bannon outlined, among other subjects: his new plans for the midterm elections and why he thinks impeachment is on the ballot; why he is…
Bonus episode: Julian Assange associate Randy Credico’s journey to a Mueller probe subpoena
Aug 12, 2018 • 45 min
This week “The Beat” reported exclusively that Special Counsel Mueller planned to subpoena Julian Assange associate, Randy Credico. In today’s podcast bonus episode, Ari Melber examines Credico’s news-making appearances on the show, from describing…
Extra extended interview: Trump “Art of the Deal” co-author, Tony Schwartz
Aug 5, 2018 • 13 min
In this bonus episode, listen exclusively to Ari Melber’s extended interviews with Trump’s “Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz, recorded as part of a new series on the show called “State of Mind”, where we dig into deeper issues of emotion, mental…
Exclusive: ‘The Beat’ anniversary special with Michael Avenatti and Liz Plank
Jul 29, 2018 • 19 min
Ari Melber reflects on the first year of ‘The Beat’ on MSNBC with regular guests and friends of the show, Attorney Michael Avenatti and Vox Media’s Liz Plank. Michael Avenatti goes into more detail about his relationship with the media, why he is…
Bonus episode: Ex-Fox analyst Ret. Col. Ralph Peters calls Trump a “slave” of Putin
Jul 22, 2018 • 14 min
In this bonus episode, listen to two interviews with Ret. Col. Ralph Peters, who has worked against the Russian military and who quit Fox News over its coverage of President Trump. Peters explains why he views Trump’s actions at his summit with Russian…
Exclusive: Michael Avenatti extended interview
Jul 15, 2018 • 19 min
In a podcast exclusive, hear an extended version of Ari Melber’s latest interview with lawyer Michael Avenatti, including his response to Michael Cohen hiring Clinton loyalist, Lanny Davis as his lawyer. Plus, hear more from a previous interview, where…
Exclusive extra: Law & Order star Sam Waterston talks to Ari Melber about defending Mueller
Jul 1, 2018 • 9 min
In this podcast exclusive, hear Ari Melber’s extended conversation with Law & Order star Sam Waterston, where they discussed Waterston’s campaign to defend Special counsel Mueller and the Russia probe, how he’s following in his father’s footsteps by…
Special episode: Dave Chappelle talks to Ari Melber about why he’s getting into politics for the first time
Jun 24, 2018 • 23 min
Comedian Dave Chappelle is getting personally involved in politics for the first time in his career, by endorsing his friend and candidate for Governor of Maryland, Ben Jealous. Chappelle and Jealous join Ari Melber to discuss Trump, Chappelle’s Emmy…
Exclusive: Ari talks NFL protests, racism in the Trump era & music in an extended discussion with Hot 97 DJs Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez
Jun 17, 2018 • 29 min
In a special edition of “The Beat” Ari Melber speaks with hosts from Hot 97, the no. 1 hip hop radio in New York. The hosts debate the biggest stories in politics and hip hop, including Trump’s obsession with rap artists and how hip hop music responds to…