The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber
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.
How Mueller busted Trump’s “criminal intent” to obstruct justice
Apr 22 • 45 min
0.00 - In an exclusive interview, former SDNY Chief David Kelley tells Ari Melber Mueller handing off 12 cases is “a lot”. 13.55 - Ari Melber breaks down the substantial evidence against Trump for the crime of obstruction in the Mueller report and lays…
Barr DOJ Fighting Nadler Subpoena for Unredacted Report
Apr 19 • 45 min
Today, the first full day since the redacted Special Counsel report came out, Congress and the White House previewed the future legal fight over the release of the entire, unredacted report. Ari breaks down key details in the report with one of the first…
Mueller Report Details Key Obstruction Evidence Against Trump
Apr 18 • 50 min
Today, Attorney General William Barr released the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia Investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
AG Barr to Detail Redacted Mueller Report in Thurs AM Press Conference
Apr 17 • 60 min
Hours before the release of the Mueller report tomorrow, Donald Trump’s Justice Department announcing that Attorney General Bill Barr will hold a press conference at 9:30 am. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Bonus: Ari Melber panel at 92Y
Apr 14 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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: Ari Melber interviews 4 key Mueller witnesses
Jan 27 • 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 • 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 • 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$AP Ferg on trapping, hustling, drugs and why rap beefs “aren’t real”
Dec 30, 2018 • 17 min
In a bonus podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber’s conversation with rapper A$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!Learn more about your…
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 • 24 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Exclusive extra: John Kerry and
Sep 23, 2018 • 22 min
Listen to more from Ari Melber’s interviews with former Secretary of State, John Kerry and musician from “The Black Eyed Peas”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Bonus episode: Why Paul Manafort pleaded guilty and flipped
Sep 16, 2018 • 41 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 • 16 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 • 46 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 • 20 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…