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.


Early voting up 400% compared to 2016
Oct 19 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, October 19, and reports on the 2020 election and Russia’s latest hacking campaign. Melber also delivers a special report that traces what Trump University reveals about Trump’s MAGA supporters ahead of…
“Bloodbath”: Some GOP leaders see Trump losing in blue wave
Oct 16 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, October 16, and reports on the rising number of Republicans distancing themselves from Trump just before Election Day, the latest political controversy Rudy Giuliani has found himself caught up in, and the…
Biden builds lead in states Trump won in 2016
Oct 15 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, October 15, and reports on the tight nature of this year’s election and the bombshell news that the Trump campaign was downplaying the danger of Covid-19 while privately giving investors a heads up on how…
Trump losing ground as he turns off crucial demographics
Oct 14 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, October 14, and reports on the trouble Trump now faces as key voting blocs now swing toward Biden, the DOJ’s failed investigation into the Obama administration and the ongoing SCOTUS nomination hearing.…
Senate clash over Judge Barrett’s nomination
Oct 13 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday 10/13 and reports on day 2 of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Melber also reports on signs of high voter turnout for the election and Trump’s poor…
Trump mocked for plan to wear “Superman” costume to show he beat Covid-19
Oct 12 • 44 min
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, October 12, and reports on the first day of Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS hearing, Trump’s first super spreader event since he got Covid-19 and what early voting data can tell us about this year’s election.…
Trump returns to rallies while hiding his COVID test
Oct 9 • 42 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, October 9, and reports on Trump’s plans to host a campaign rally just days after contracting Covid-19, the cancellation of the second presidential debate and the extremist attack against Michigan’s governor.…
Mary Trump: Donald’s reckless behavior “unspeakable”
Oct 9 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, October 8 and reports on the vice presidential debate and the fallout Trump continues to face for violating his own Covid-19 guidelines. Melber also reports on Speaker Pelosi’s plan to introduce legislation…
Trump visits Oval Office with two aides while COVID positive
Oct 7 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, October 7, and report’s on Trump’s refusal to follow his own administration’s coronavirus guidelines and the first vice presidential debate. Rev. Al Sharpton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Wisconsin…
Trump downplays virus killing 211,000 Americans
Oct 6 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, October 6, and reports on the backlash Trump faces for his mask stunt downplaying the virus as polls reveal rising distrust of his Covid-19 claims and more members of his staff test positive for the virus.…
Introducing Kamala: Next in Line
Oct 5 • 5 min
As a bonus for The Beat listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Kamala: Next in Line, a six-part podcast from MSNBC and Wondery that goes inside the cross-cultural journey that led Senator Kamala Harris from her humble roots to become the first…
Trump under fire for debate, alleged voter suppression and COVID lies
Oct 2 • 42 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, October 1, and reports on Trump’s increasing worries Biden will defeat him in November, the controversy he’s facing for refusing to condemn white supremacy during the first presidential debate and the newly…
Exclusive: Three Trump insiders speak on backing Biden
Sep 30 • 48 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, September 30, and hosts an exclusive panel of former Trump insiders Michael Cohen, Tony Schwartz and Anthony Scaramucci, who all react to Trump’s debate performance and the bombshell report on his taxes.…
Biden debates Trump after his taxes were exposed
Sep 29 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, September 29, and reports on the upcoming presidential debate, the fallout Trump faces after his taxes were released in a bombshell report from The New York Times and the latest in Breonna Taylor’s case.…
Pelosi: NYT bombshell raises “national security question” on Trump
Sep 28 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin fills in for Ari Melber and hosts “The Beat” on Monday, September 28, reporting on The New York Times’ bombshell report on Trump’s tax information, just days ahead of the first presidential debate. Mohyeldin also gives an update on…
Bob Woodward on Trump’s unique danger to the presidency
Sep 25 • 44 min
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, September 25, and reports on Trump’s official SCOTUS replacement for Justice Ginsberg, the fallout Barr and his DOJ face for pushing Trump’s voter fraud plot, and the latest in Breonna Taylor’s case. Melber…
Trump openly threatens democratic process
Sep 24 • 42 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, September 24, and reports on the fallout Trump faces after refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, the states facing rising COVID infection rates and Justice Ginsberg being the first woman to…
No charges for police killing Breonna Taylor, one charge for shots fired
Sep 23 • 47 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, September 23, and reports on the grand jury’s findings in Breonna Taylor’s case and breaks down the decision to not charge any of the officers for her shooting death, despite the fact that the medical…
The heat is on: SCOTUS upends 2020 race
Sep 23 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, September 22, and reports on Trump’s efforts to ram his SCOTUS pick through the Senate, spread lies about COVID and ramp up racism as he continues to lag in battleground polls and lose the money race. In a…
As nation grieves RBG, battle over SCOTUS begins
Sep 21 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, September 21, and reports on the political aftermath of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death and her incredible life. Melber also updates viewers with the latest information on the coronavirus. Beat favorites…
Americans begin 2020 voting today
Sep 18 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, September 18, and reports on the beginning of voting season, the former Trump officials publicly opposing his re-election and the blow back Barr is facing for potentially attempting to influence the election.…
Owned: AG Barr contradicts his own testimony in new speech
Sep 17 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, September 17, and reports on the alarming news that Attorney General Barr admits he violated his own oath of office and the statements being made on camera by a new Trump accuser. Melber also brings viewers…
Biden rips Trump for “weak” & “feckless” COVID response
Sep 16 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, September 16, and reports on Trump’s recent town hall and the latest in Daniel Prude’s case. Melber also brings viewers the latest information on the coronavirus and vaccine efforts. Reverend Al Sharpton…
Trump admin reeling from new COVID scandal
Sep 15 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, September 15, and reports on the latest updates in Breonna Taylor’s case, the new COVID scandal the Trump admin faces, and the probe the DOJ is launching into former Trump aide John Bolton over his book…
Trump engulfed with coronavirus scandal, wildfires crisis
Sep 14 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, September 14, and reports on the two biggest disasters facing the country: the coronavirus and the raging wildfires out West. Melber also breaks down Impeachment witness Alexander Vindman’s recent bombshell…
Mary Trump’s interview on The Beat
Sep 11 • 43 min
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, September 11, and reports on Trump’s efforts to continue to minimize the virus even in light of the release of tapes that reveal he downplayed the danger of the virus while privately understanding it was…
Biden says Trump’s COVID failure “almost criminal”
Sep 10 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday September 10, and reports on the new fallout Trump is facing over Bob Woodward’s new book and for downplaying the threat of COVID in February. Melber also reports on the latest updates in the Breonna Taylor…
Trump misled U.S. about Covid, hid early intel
Sep 9 • 41 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, 9/9 and reports on the bombshell news that Trump knew the dangers of coronavirus in February but played it down from an interview with journalist Bob Woodward. In a special report, Melber discusses police…
Trump campaign blows through $800M as Biden cash surges
Sep 8 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, 9/8 and reports on the Trump campaign blowing through $800 million of the $1.1 billion they raised, including on legal fees and $100 million on ads. Former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res joins.
Report: Trump called troops who died “losers” and “suckers”
Sep 4 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, 9/4 and reports on Trump being slammed over a shocking report that he made disparaging comments about military veterans. In a special report, Melber discusses the lesser known stories of everyday citizens who…
Biden talks to family of man shot by police as Trump defends WI shooter
Sep 3 • 42 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, 9/3 and reports on Joe Biden visiting Kenosha, Wisconsin and speaking with Jacob Blake and his family after Trump snubbed a meeting with them. Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the Blake…
New: Russians pushing disinformation about Biden
Sep 2 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, 9/2 and reports on the Biden campaign raising a record $365 million in August and Trump under fire for downplaying Russian meddling targeting Biden. Activist and author Erin Brockovich joins.
Trump visits WI amidst protests against him
Sep 1 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, 9/1 and reports on Trump visiting the site of protests in Wisconsin over shooting of Jacob Blake. The president declined to meet with Blake’s family, instead choosing to focus on property damage. Rutgers…
Biden: Trump makes violence worse, not better
Aug 31 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian hosts “The Beat” for Ari Melber on Monday, 8/31 and reports on Joe Biden ripping Trump in a speech he delivered in Pittsburgh and Trump’s planned trip to the site of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. President of National Action…
Mass gatherings in DC day after Trump RNC speech
Aug 28 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin hosts “The Beat” for Ari Melber on Friday, 8/28 and reports on thousands gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Protesters from across the country, including the families of…
Trump silent on Wisconsin shooting ahead of RNC
Aug 27 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, 8/27 and reports on Trump’s upcoming speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention and ongoing protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin over the shooting of Jacob Blake by police. In a special…
WI police shooting reignites U.S. protests
Aug 26 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, 8/26 and reports on ongoing protests and unrest over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin by police and the killing of two protesters by an armed 17-year-old. Civil rights activist Deray McKesson joins.
Postal chief bails on Trump mail plot in hearing
Aug 21 • 42 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, 8/21 and reports on Postmaster General Louis Dejoy testifying before Congress today after coming under fire for allegedly carrying out a voter suppression plot for Trump. Melber also provides an update on the…
Trump’s former campaign chair Bannon arrested for fraud
Aug 20 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, 8/20 and reports on Trump’s former campaign chair Steve Bannon being indicted for political fundraising fraud and a federal judge ruling Trump must hand over his tax returns to a New York D.A. Congresswoman…
Obama: Trump hasn’t grown into job, because he can’t
Aug 19 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, 8/19 and reports on Former President Barack Obama slamming Trump in excerpts from his DNC speech to be delivered tonight. In a special interview, Melber talks to award-winning musician John Legend about…
Trump under fire for voter suppression
Aug 14 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, 8/14 and reports on new developments in the growing evidence against the Trump administration for trying to limit how mail ballots will be counted in the election. In a special edition of Fallback Friday,…
Trump admits it: using Covid bill to thwart voting by mail
Aug 13 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, 8/13 and reports on Trump admitting to trying to thwart voting by mail by blocking money to the US Postal Service. Attorney Benjamin Crump joins on Breonna Taylor’s family meeting investigators for the…
Biden and Harris in 1st event as running mates
Aug 12 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, 8/12 and reports on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris making their first public appearance since forming their historic ticket. Congresswoman Terri Sewell joins.
Historic: Biden taps Harris as first black woman for VP
Aug 11 • 51 min
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, 8/11 and reports on Joe Biden making history in tapping Sen. Kamala Harris for his Vice President. Senator Cory Booker and Former Senator Barbara Boxer join.
New intel: Russia hitting Biden to help Trump
Aug 7 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, 8/7 and reports on new U.S. intelligence asserting that Russia is making efforts to meddle in the election again, this time by attacking Biden. On a special Fallback Friday, Melber talks to actor and activist…
Trump campaign on edge over polls trailing Biden
Aug 6 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts The Beat” on Thursday, 8/6 and reports on the Trump campaign reeling as the pandemic causes more economic problems and Biden leads in polls. In a special report, Melber profiles the career of Congresswoman Karen Bass as a…
As U.S. COVID cases top 4.8M, states form new bipartisan testing coalition due to lack of plan under Trump
Aug 5 • 47 min
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, August 5 and reports on rising coronavirus cases across the country, inching closer toward 5 million while Trump continues to assert the virus will just “go away.” Trump also considering making his party’s…
Virus Deaths Pass 156K As Trump Downplays Crisis, Saying “It Is What It Is”
Aug 4 • 15 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, August 4 and fact-checks President Trump’s press conference while giving a coronavirus update. He also previews his full interview with Leslie Odom Jr. of “Hamilton” and reports on the Biden VP sweepstakes.
Trump Admin Experts Break with Trump as U.S. Faces 4.7 Million Cases
Aug 3 • 34 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, August 3 and reports on President Trump’s Coronavirus response and press conference. He also discusses new reporting that Trump is being investigated for insurance and bank fraud by the New York District…
Amid cratering state polls, Trump pauses campaign ads to “review” 2020 strategy
Jul 31 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday July 31 and reports on Jared Kushner’s COVID response as the Trump campaign adjusts its strategy and trails Joe Biden in key battleground states. “The Beat” also features the latest addition of its Backstory…
Trump suggests delaying election despite having no authority to do so
Jul 30 • 30 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, 7/30 and reports on Trump’s incorrect claim that he may delay the presidential election, while lawmakers from both parties responded immediately saying there’s no likelihood that will happen. In a special…
GOP Senate dithers on relief bill amidst record high unemployment
Jul 29 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, 7/29 and reports on the GOP still indecisive about passing a new economic relief bill to replace the current one, which expires this coming Friday. In a special report, Melber discusses the four major tech…
AG Barr under fire for “partisan” testimony
Jul 28 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, 7/28 and reports on Attorney General Barr drawing criticism for dodging questions over accusations of doing Trump’s bidding during his congressional testimony. Speaker of the House…
GOP now pushing smaller Covid relief bill
Jul 27 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday 7/27 and reports on Republican Senators making negotiations on a relief bill that would provide four hundred less dollars to struggling Americans than the previous bill. In a special…
GOP Senate delay relief bill with 52M unemployed
Jul 24 • 38 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday 7/24 and reports on Mitch McConnell leaving D.C. without progress on a deal to help Americans facing eviction and unemployment. In a special interview, Melber talks to founding member of rap group N.W.A Ice…
Trump backs off, cancels in-person RNC in Jacksonville
Jul 23 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, 7/23 and reports on Trump announcing CDC guidance on reopening schools will come today and officially cancelling his planned GOP convention in Jacksonville. Chief White House ethics lawyer under President…
Trump hold 2nd briefing as virus nears record highs
Jul 22 • 31 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, 7/22 and reports on Trump hosting a 2nd day of his continued briefings as coronavirus daily death tolls surpass 1,000. In a special report, Melber analyzes Trump’s deployment of federal forces into U.S.…
Trump reverses stance on masks as polls drops, virus surges
Jul 21 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, 7/21 and reports on Trump resuming his coronavirus briefings as positive cases reach record highs not seen even in March or April. In a special report on the rule of law, Melber details the latest on…
Trump on defense as virus hospitalizations approach all-time highs
Jul 20 • 44 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, 7/20 and reports on record coronavirus hospitalizations as Trump continues to deny the severity of the virus and his approval ratings keep sinking. In a special report, Melber remembers civil rights icon John…
Unpublished WH Covid reports recommends “return to stringent control measures”
Jul 17 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian hosts “The Beat” for Ari Melber on Friday, 7/17 and reports on an unreleased White House coronavirus report calling for states to roll-back their reopening plans while Trump continues to downplay the severity of the virus and…
Trump’s niece to Maddow: Trump used anti-semitic slurs and the n-word
Jul 16 • 51 min
In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, alleges she’s heard President Trump use anti-Semitic slurs and the N-word. The White House telling MSNBC “this is a book of falsehoods, plain and simple. The President…
Top Trump official attacks Dr. Fauci as admin. downplays coronavirus surge in U.S.
Jul 15 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin hosts “The Beat” for Ari Melber on Wednesday, 7/15 and reports on the Trump administration continuing their campaign to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci while coronavirus cases surge across the country. Mohyeldin also reports on Trump’s…
NYT: Trump admin orders hospitals to bypass CDC with COVID data
Jul 14 • 47 min
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle hosts “The Beat” for Ari Melber on Tuesday, 7/14 and reports on the Trump administration ordering hospitals to skip the CDC and give key virus data to the White House. In a special interview, Ruhle talks to Bill Nye “The Science…
Trump pushes former game show host’s conspiracy theory over Dr. Fauci’s facts
Jul 13 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle hosts “The Beat” for Ari Melber on Monday, 7/13 and reports on Trump promoting game show host Chuck Woolery’s coronavirus conspiracy over scientific facts from Dr. Anthony Fauci. Ruhle gives the latest developments on Trump’s…
Bonus: “Strange Fruit”: How Black Artists Defied U.S. Racism, Got It Right And Paid The Price
Jul 12 • 27 min
In a special in-depth report, Ari Melber goes through history and examines the way black artists and activists confronted racism and police brutality in their music and their own lives. Melber traces history from the works of Sam Cooke and Billie Holiday…
Clashes intensify between Trump and his own health advisers as pandemic worsens
Jul 10 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin hosts “The Beat” for Ari Melber on Friday, 7/10 and reports on another day of record coronavirus cases as a rift broadens between Trump and infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Facui, who revealed he hasn’t briefed the president…
Trump loses landmark tax case at Supreme Court
Jul 9 • 43 min
MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, 7/9 and reports on the Supreme Court handing down a check on Trump’s power by giving NY prosecutors access to his long-hidden financial records. In a special report, Ari dives deep…
As cases soar, Pence says “it’s time to get kids back to school”
Jul 8 • 42 min
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, 7/8 and reports on the Trump administration rejecting CDC guidance on reopening schools in exchange for issuing their own as coronavirus cases continue to soar. In a breaking report, Ari reads…
Bonus: Playwright Jeremy O. Harris talks to Ari Melber from his lockdown pad in London
May 17 • 47 min
In this bonus podcast episode, Playwright Jeremy O. Harris talks with MSNBC’s Ari Melber on Instagram live.
Bonus: MSNBC’s Ari Melber sits down with Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, Vic Mensa
May 10 • 59 min
This bonus podcast episode features Ari Melber’s extended interviews with 50 Cent and Vic Mensa.
Bonus: Coronavirus pandemic in the United States
Apr 6 • 46 min
In this special report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on Gates’ past warnings, his public health work, his repeated efforts to personally lobby Donald Trump on these issues, and potential implications for battling this pandemic – and the next one. Melber…
Bonus: DJ D-Nice and Melissa Etheridge encourage everyone to #StayHome to slow the spread of coronavirus
Mar 31 • 14 min
In this bonus podcast episode, DJ D-Nice joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss his virtual party, “Club Quarantine,” that has gone viral during the coronavirus social isolation period, gaining over 100 viewers. D-Nice talks teaming up with Michelle Obama to…
Bonus: Coronavirus pandemic
Mar 23 • 38 min
In this bonus podcast episode, medial experts and doctors join MSNBC’s Ari Melber to report on the latest impact of the novel coronavirus. Ari also talks to the first coronavirus vaccine patient, from Washington. “Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz…
MSNBC’s Ari Melber and Dan Abrams discuss law, history and politics
Mar 9 • 21 min
MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber and ABC Chief Legal Dan Abrams to discuss the rule of law under President Trump and Abrams new book “John Adams Under Fire.”
Ross Matthews on Buttigieg after Iowa and if America is ready for a gay president
Feb 9 • 14 min
TV host and “Tonight Show” Alum Ross Mathews and NBC’s Cynthia McFadden join MSNBC’s Ari Melber, for a special 2020 edition of Fallback, an irreverent segment on the news show “The Beat with Ari Melber.” Mathews and McFadden discuss the fallout from Iowa…
Bonus: From Trump’s desperation to Drake’s ‘blackness,’ Joe Budden opens up in candid interview
Feb 2 • 26 min
In this extensive interview, rapper and new media entrepreneur Joe Budden talks to MSNBC’s Ari Melber about music, politics, race, the danger of secrets and the power of therapy and personal growth. Budden responds to several video clips, ranging from his…
The Beat Breakdown: ‘Constitutional madness’: Backlash to ‘King Trump’ claims at Senate trial
Jan 30 • 7 min
In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the final day of Senate jurors posing their questions to both sides. Melber breaks down the key exchanges – including one with Sen. Collins, why Rep. Adam…
The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial | Ari Melber breaks down the impeachment trial and interviews top GOP lawmaker
Jan 26 • 26 min
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments from the impeachment trial, and is joined by Republican Congressmen Mark Meadows.
‘Toxic mess’: Clash at impeachment trial over what Trump knew
Jan 24 • 8 min
In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports the key moments from the Democrats case against Trump, including showing key evidence that aligns with Rep. Adam Schiff’s dramatic closing. Melber also shows…
‘Truth Hurts’: Dems try shaming Trump’s jurors in Senate trial showdown
Jan 23 • 5 min
In this “The Beat Breakdown: Trump on Trial”, the second day of opening arguments from the prosecution, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments, escalating tensions and one Democratic Senator’s challenge to her colleagues,…
‘Danger,’ ‘Despot,’ ‘Liars’: See Trump Trial Opening Argument By Dem Prosecutors
Jan 23 • 7 min
In this report on Wednesday, the third day of Trump’s impeachment trial and the first day of the substantive opening arguments, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the key moments. Melber analyzes the high stakes debate over witnesses…
Bonus: Ari Melber’s exclusive interviews with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Dave Chappelle
Jan 12 • 38 min
In this special podcast episode, MSNBC’s Ari Melber sits down with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) to discuss his favorite artists, some of his provocative lyrics and why Dave Chappelle is one of “his dearest friends for life.” We also dig into the archives from…
Article II: Trump is Impeached
Dec 19, 2019 • 16 min
The House of Representatives voted along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump.
Bonus: Full House to vote this week on impeaching Trump
Dec 15, 2019 • 44 min
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts “Impeachment: White House in Crisis”
SDNY Prosecutors who led top mafia & Wall St. cases talk Giuliani, Irishman & Terrorism with Ari Melber
Dec 10, 2019 • 90 min
PODCAST SPECIAL: MSNBC’S Ari Melber leads a rare discussion with five different former U.S. Attorneys who led the famed Southern District of New York prosecution office, which has convicted some of the most notorious criminals in the nation. The SDNY…
Bonus Panel: Impeachment Debate with Rep. Jeffries, Maya Wiley, Bush DOJ veteran and more
Nov 22, 2019 • 100 min
PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Ari Melber hosts a live podcast event in NY on the night the House Intelligence probe wrapped up its scheduled impeachment hearings, featuring analysis and debate of the new evidence, road ahead, and legal burden of proof required to…
Bonus: Ari Melber sits down with legendary group R.E.M. to discuss MONSTER, and secrets to music success without corporate compromises
Nov 10, 2019 • 23 min
In this bonus podcast episode, MSNBC’s Ari Melber sits down with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills to reflect on the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed album “Monster.” The two also tackle their battles with the music industry, the meaning behind…
Bonus: Experts on if Trump could lead to Trump’s removal from office
Nov 5, 2019 • 44 min
Bonus: Growing evidence in impeachment case as new witnesses testify
Oct 21, 2019 • 44 min
Ari Melber hosts a special series on MSNBC: ‘Trump and Ukraine: The Impeachment Crisis’
Honoring Biggie Smalls with Havoc, Ebro, Hakeem Jeffries, Ari Melber & more
Oct 6, 2019 • 79 min
In this special Beat podcast extra, anchor Ari Melber leads discussions to mark the 25th anniversary of “Ready to Die,” the classic debut album by The Notorious B.I.G., which revitalized East Coast hip hop. Ari leads a discussion of Biggie’s musical…
Rakim sits down with Ari Melber on MSNBC’s “Uncorked”
Sep 30, 2019 • 22 min
In this week’s episode of “Uncorked,” legendary rapper Rakim joins Ari Melber to discuss his career, working with hip hop’s most influential rappers and his new book, “Sweat the Technique: Relations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius.”
Bonus: Ari Melber breaks down the federal case that can stop Trump’s immigration plan in its tracks
Sep 22, 2019 • 18 min
MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on The Flores Agreement, a decades-old court settlement that is now more important than ever. The case controls how immigrant minors are treated in detention — and is central to Trump’s family…
Bonus: Mavericks with Ari Melber: Lee Daniels gets emotional over Halle Berry’s historic oscar
Sep 15, 2019 • 30 min
In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber’s exclusive interviews with Hollywood director and producer Lee Daniels for Mavericks with Ari Melber – a series of in-depth conversations with artists, musicians and cultural icons.
Bonus: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Jon Batiste explains ‘Make Jazz Great Again’
Aug 18, 2019 • 11 min
In this bonus episode, MSNBC’s Ari Melber talks to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s Jon Batiste to discuss his latest album, Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard. Batiste also opens up on working with Stevie Wonder, taking jazz from the…
Bonus: white supremacy and terrorism in America
Aug 11, 2019 • 31 min
In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber explore the the relationship between white supremacy and the rise of domestic terrorism in Ameirca
Bonus: Ari Melber breaks down Mueller’s historic testimony with Trump’s personal lawyer
Jul 28, 2019 • 19 min
In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber breaks down Mueller’s historic testimony in front of Congress and discuss the next steps for the President with Trump’s personal lawyer.
Bonus: Ari Melber talks with fashion icons Dapper Dan and Andre Leon Talley
Jul 21, 2019 • 40 min
In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber’s exclusive interviews with Dapper Dan and Andre Leon Talley.
Dapper Dan talks to Ari Melber on MSNBC’s “Uncorked”
Jul 14, 2019 • 19 min
In this week’s episode of “Uncorked,” fashion icon Dapper Dan joins Ari Melber to discuss his influence on culture and his new book, “Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir.”
Bonus: Vic Mensa on Trump’s relationship with hip hop
Jun 30, 2019 • 24 min
Ari talks with Chicago musician Vic Mensa about Trump, child separation, and guns in America. Later, an exclusive discussion of the arch of Donald Trump’s relationship with hip hop.
Democratic debate preview: 20 Dem candidates head to Florida for first debate
Jun 25, 2019 • 42 min
0.00 - Ari previews the historically diverse first Democratic debates. 12.35 - Rev. Al Sharpton offers insights on the 2020 candidates 19.37 - Former Obama debate guru Bob Barnett discusses to prepare for a debate with a field this large. 31.55 -…
Democratic debate preview: Dems prep for high-stakes debate this week
Jun 24, 2019 • 41 min
0.00 - Ari and his panel preview the upcoming Democratic debates. 16.30 - DNC Chair Tom Perez discusses the qualifications for the Democratic debates. 25.20 - A look at past Democratic debates and those memorable “break out” moments. 35.20 - 2020…
Uncorked: an Ari Melber Extra featuring George Packer
Jun 23, 2019 • 53 min
Award-winning writer George Packer on being backstage with Obama, U.S. diplomacy, and his new book, “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” about the controversial career and rocky life of the legendary diplomat.
Bonus: Nadler on Mueller, Trump open to collusion
Jun 16, 2019 • 60 min
This week, Ari interviews House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler about getting Mueller to testify, and Trump admits that he is open to foreign assistance in the 2020 election.
Bonus: Democrats debate impeachment
Jun 9, 2019 • 56 min
This week, the debate about whether Democrats should begin impeachment hearings for Trump is coming to a head as Democrats go on offense against Trump’s stonewalling. Also, a new book delves into the chaos and “psychodrama” of the Trump White House and…
Bonus: Mueller resigns with historic statement
Jun 2, 2019 • 34 min
Special Counsel Robert Mueller resigns from the DOJ speaks publicly for the first time in nearly two years. In his prepared statement, Mueller declares only Congress may “accuse” President Trump of wrongdoing, essentially handing off any next steps to…
Extended interview with Kamala Harris
May 26, 2019 • 31 min
Presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris is launching a new plan to close the gender wage gap, that would force corporations to prove they are paying equally across genders or face strict fines from the federal government. In a new interview with…
Ari Melber’s extended interview with 6 members of Wu-Tang Clan
May 19, 2019 • 31 min
In this extended 2019 interview with Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, RZA, Masta Killa, U-God, Inspectah Deck and Cappadonna, MSNBC host Ari Melber asks them about their music, their interest in chess and martial arts films, politics in the age of…
Rapper Common responds to Jay Z: He’s socially conscious too
May 12, 2019 • 18 min
In this digital exclusive, listen to Ari Melber’s full interview with Emmy, Oscar and Grammy-award winning rapper Common. In the wide-ranging interview, Common discusses dealing with childhood abuse, speaking up for marginalized people in the Trump era…
Bonus: Ari Melber explains the Mueller report
Apr 28, 2019 • 52 min
In this bonus podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber’s reporting and analysis on the Mueller report, including a special break down of the two paths forward, outlined by Mueller in the Russia probe report and why Mueller may have referred to both the…
Bonus: Ari Melber panel at 92Y
Apr 14, 2019 • 81 min
Mueller did “not exonerate” Trump, so what should Congress do? CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, ABC’s Sunny Hostin & NBC’s Ari Melber discuss in rare joint appearance. Two crucial questions facing the Mueller Report are: How much evidence of obstruction does it…
Bonus: Jeru The Damaja & Just Blaze
Apr 7, 2019 • 32 min
In this exclusive podcast, listen to Ari Melber’s interviews with hip hop legends, rapper Jeru the Damaja and producer Just Blaze. Brooklyn rapper Jeru The Damaja talks about coming up with Notorious B.I.G. in the 1990s — shooting down rumors he was…
Bonus: Exclusive reporting on Mueller probe
Mar 31, 2019 • 49 min
In this bonus podcast episode, listen to MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber’s reporting an analysis from the week Mueller’s Russia probe came to an end and Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr released his summary of the report. Former Attorney…
Bonus: Fmr. SDNY Chiefs say a President can be indicted
Mar 24, 2019 • 67 min
In this exclusive extra podcast, listen to Ari Melber’s extended interviews with two former U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara and Benito Romano. Plus, in a special report, Melber, examines how despite claims that the…
Ari Melber on the Mueller probe: The system worked
Mar 22, 2019 • 59 min
The Mueller probe has ended and Special Counsel Mueller has filed his report with Attorney General Bill Barr. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, breaks down what we know about the report so far and speaks to experts including two Members of…
Bonus: Tee Grizzley & exclusive reporting on Stormy Daniels story
Mar 17, 2019 • 50 min
In this exclusive bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber’s interview with rapper Tee Grizzley. Plus exclusive reporting from “The Beat” this week, Ari Melber learned House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings is requesting documents from former Fox…
Bonus: Extended interviews with Elizabeth Warren & John Turturro
Mar 10, 2019 • 44 min
In this exclusive bonus podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber’s extended interview with actor John Turturro from HBO’s “The Night Of”., a fun interview with designer Isaac Mizrahi and NBC’s Craig Melvin. Plus, Melber’s extended interview with 2020…
Bonus Episode: The Breakfast Club
Mar 3, 2019 • 32 min
In this series of extended special interviews, MSNBC anchor Ari Melber talks to all three Breakfast Club hosts about their favorite and wildest interviews - from Diddy to Dick Gregory - whether hip hop helped Barack Obama become President, how prison…
Bonus: Extended interview with Andrew McCabe
Feb 24, 2019 • 40 min
In a news-making interview with MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe details a secret, never-released letter by Trump linking the firing of James Comey to Russia; explains what he thinks the “worst thing”…
Bonus Episode: Anti-abortion ruing boomerangs on Sen. Susan Collins
Feb 17, 2019 • 10 min
In this bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber report on how the Supreme Court is effectively one vote away from eliminating access to abortion and how Senator Susan Collins, despite claiming to be a “pro-choice moderate” who supports Roe vs. Wade, has voted…
Bonus episode: Nancy Pelosi’s viral “clap back”
Feb 10, 2019 • 16 min
In this week’s exclusive extra, listen to Ari Melber’s reporting from Trump’s State of the Union and Democrat Stacey Abrams’ response. Plus, comedian Sinbad joins to discuss Nancy Pelosi’s viral “clap back” during Trump’s address!
Bonus: Extended interview with Royce da 5’9”
Feb 3, 2019 • 11 min
0.00 - In this bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber’s extended conversation with legendary rapper and hip hop artist, Royce da 5’9”, discussing his childhood, hip hop’s historic relationship with Trump, working with Eminem and why he believes his new song…
Bonus episode: Ari Melber interviews 4 key Mueller witnesses
Jan 27, 2019 • 40 min
In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber’s entire unprecedented exclusive interview with 4 key witnesses involved in Bob Mueller’s Russia probe. The witnesses – Jerome Corsi, Sam Nunberg, Michael Caputo and Carter Page – are each linked to President…
Bonus episode: Women in Congress
Jan 20, 2019 • 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…
Bonus Episode: The Office that could threaten Trump more than Mueller.
Jan 13, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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…