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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 and Sabrina Tavernise. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

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 and Sabrina Tavernise. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

 

#1558

Special Episode: Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

This episode contains strong language. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a ruling that eliminates women’s constitutional right to abortion after almost 50 years. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote on behalf of the majority, while President Biden has denounced the court’s action as the “realization of extreme ideology.” In this special episode, we explore how the court arrived at this landmark decision — and how it will transform American life. Guest: [Adam Liptak] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-liptak) , a reporter covering the Supreme Court for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---Read the majority decision that [overruled Roe v. Wade] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/06/24/us/politics/supreme-court-dobbs-jackson-analysis-roe-wade.html) , with notes by New York Times reporters. ---The court’s decision was one of the [legacies of President Donald J. Trump] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/us/politics/abortion-ruling-trump.html) , with all three of his appointees in the majority in the 6-to-3 ruling. Privately, the former president has called the reversal of Roe “bad” for the Republican Party. ---Abortion is now banned in several states, with trigger laws in others set to take effect in the coming days. [See where women would be most affected] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/us/abortion-laws-roe-v-wade.html) . For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

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#1557

One Elite High School’s Struggle Over Admissions

A bitter debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the U.S. education system. Guest: [Jay Caspian Kang] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/jay-caspian-kang?smid=pc-thedaily) , a writer for Times Opinion and The New York Times Magazine; and [Jessica Cheung] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/jessica-cheung?smid=pc-thedaily) , a senior audio producer for The Daily.  Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---The decision to [ replace Lowell High School’s admission process with a lottery system] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/us/san-francisco-school-board-parents.html) was a key factor at play in a recall election in February that ousted three members of San Francisco’s school board. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

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#1556

Bonus: A Major Ruling on Guns

In the most sweeping ruling on firearms in decades, the Supreme Court struck down a New York law today that had placed strict limits on carrying guns outside the home. The decision has far-reaching implications, particularly for six other states that have similar laws limiting guns in public. This evening, we revisit an episode from November 2021 that tells the story behind one of the most significant gun cases in American history.   Guest: [Adam Liptak] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-liptak) , a reporter covering the Supreme Court for The New York Times. ... Read more

23 Jun 2022

27 MINS

27:34

23 Jun 2022


#1555

The Supreme Court Case That Could Doom U.S. Climate Goals

While coming rulings on abortion and guns have garnered lots of attention, the Supreme Court is also set to make another major decision in a less-publicized suit involving climate change. The case, about how far the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, could affect the way the entire government makes rules and regulations. Guest: [Coral Davenport] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/coral-davenport?smid=pc-thedaily) , a correspondent covering energy and environmental policy for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---Republican attorneys general and conservative allies have waged a multiyear campaign to [ tilt courts against climate action] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/19/climate/supreme-court-climate-epa.html) . For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

23 Jun 2022

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23 Jun 2022


#1554

How Biden’s Approval Rating Got So Low

During his campaign for president and in his first year in office, Joe Biden tried to be all things to all people. But trying to govern on behalf of such a broad political coalition has left his administration with something of an identity crisis. In alarming figures for Democrats ahead of the midterms, Mr. Biden’s approval rating has reached the lowest level of his presidency, while 70 percent of Americans say that the country is on the wrong track. Guest: [Alexander Burns] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/alexander-burns?smid=pc-thedaily) , a national political correspondent for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---Confidential polling data obtained by The Times highlights [ the biggest challenges for Mr. Biden] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/01/us/politics/biden-approval-inflation-immigration.html) and his party in this election year. ---The $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief law unleashed a giant wave of spending on local construction projects and programs. But Democratic candidates [ aren’t getting much credit] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/21/us/politics/biden-pandemic-relief-democrats.html) for it. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

22 Jun 2022

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22 Jun 2022


#1553

Why Is It So Hard to Buy a House in America Right Now?

This episode contains strong language. When Drew Mena and Amena Sengal decided to relocate their young family from New York to Austin, Texas, they figured they’d have no problem. What they hadn’t realized was that, across the country, home prices — and competition to secure properties — had risen to jaw-dropping levels. Guest: Francesca Mari, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a fellow at the think tank New America. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---Soaring demand, pinched supply, regular buyers acting like speculators … [ will real estate ever be normal again?] (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/12/magazine/real-estate-pandemic.html) For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

21 Jun 2022

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21 Jun 2022


#1552

A New Podcast From The Times: First Person

First Person is the newest show from New York Times Opinion. Each week, host [Lulu Garcia-Navarro] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/lulu-garcia-navarro) shares the stories of people living through the headlines. In this episode, Lulu asks: Are parents’ rights truly rights for all parents, no matter their politics? Parental rights. It’s a term that burst into the public consciousness in recent years. This year alone, 82 bills have been introduced in 26 states under the banner of parental rights. On issues such as masking, vaccine mandates, critical race theory and book bans, parents are showing up at school board meetings to demand a greater say in their children’s education and lives. And it has coalesced into a powerful political force on the right. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) . For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com. Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. ... Read more

18 Jun 2022

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18 Jun 2022


#1551

What the Jan. 6 Hearings Have Revealed So Far

This episode contains strong language. The House committee that was tasked with scrutinizing the events surrounding the attack at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 is holding a series of public hearings. Testimony from key figures has explored a campaign by former President Donald J. Trump and his allies to subvert American democracy and cling to power by reversing an election. The panel has recounted how Mr. Trump’s actions brought the United States to the brink of a constitutional crisis. Guest: [Luke Broadwater] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/luke-broadwater) , a congressional reporter for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---On Thursday, testimony laid out how Mr. Trump pressured Vice President Mike Pence to overturn his election defeat, [ even after he was told it was illegal] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/16/us/trump-pence-election-jan-6.html) . Here are [ four takeaways] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/16/us/jan-6-hearing-takeaways.html) from Day 3. ---Follow a [ detailed timeline of the key moments] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/us/politics/jan-6-timeline.html) , from the buildup to the attack to now. ---Here are answers to some [ common questions] (https://www.nytimes.com/explain/2022/jan-6-hearings-explained) about the House committee investigating the riot and the proceedings. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

17 Jun 2022

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17 Jun 2022


#1550

How Worried Should We Be About Monkeypox?

Cases of the monkeypox virus are spreading in many countries where it has rarely, if ever, been seen before, including in the United States. Although there are a lot of unknowns about the illness, the rapidly rising number of infections has caused alarm bells to sound among public health agencies. Guest: [Apoorva Mandavilli] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/apoorva-mandavilli) , a reporter for The New York Times, with a focus on science and global health. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---In the U.S., [ the monkeypox outbreak] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/10/health/monkeypox-airborne.html) has grown to around 80 cases. Globally, there have been about 2,000 confirmed cases. ---The outbreak poses [ a “real risk” to public health] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/world/europe/monkeypox-outbreak-europe.html) , the World Health Organization said. ---Here’s [ what to know about monkeypox] (https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-monkeypox.html) and the risks it poses. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

16 Jun 2022

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22:54

16 Jun 2022


#1549

The Claws of a Bear Market

The meteoric rise of the U.S. stock market over the past two years has come to an abrupt end. A steep downturn recently has led to what’s known as a bear market. But what does that mean, and why might policymakers have to hurt the economy to help it in the long term? Guest: [Jim Tankersley] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/jim-tankersley) , a White House correspondent for The New York Times, with a focus on economic policy. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---Steep downturns of stocks by 20 percent or more are relatively rare, but [ how long they last could portend damage] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/business/bear-market-timeline-stocks.html) . ---The last such drop happened in early 2020 as the coronavirus spread. Here’s [ what else to know] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/business/bear-market-history.html) about bear markets. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

15 Jun 2022

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15 Jun 2022


#1548

Senator Chris Murphy on the Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal

The Senate has reached a bipartisan deal that could lead to the most significant federal response to gun violence in decades. Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, was deeply involved in the negotiations. Today, he tells us how news of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, left him with a feeling of desperation — and renewed determination to make progress. Guest: Senator Chris Murphy, who has spent the decade since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., trying to enact change on gun safety. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---The [agreement put forward] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/us/politics/senator-gun-safety-deal.html?smid=pc-thedaily) by 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats would provide funding for states to enact [“red flag” laws] (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/us/red-flag-laws.html?smid=pc-thedaily) that allow the authorities to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be dangerous. ---Though the deal is [less than Democrats wanted] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/us/gun-deal-democrats.html?smid=pc-thedaily) , it is still seen as a significant step that could save lives. ---Americans in [communities scarred by mass shootings] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/us/senate-gun-safety-deal-reactions.html?smid=pc-thedaily) acknowledged the proposal as progress but said it did not go far enough. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

14 Jun 2022

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14 Jun 2022


#1547

The Incomplete Picture of the War in Ukraine

In the nearly four months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States has been giving officials in Kyiv a steady stream of intelligence to aid them in the fight. But what is becoming clear is that the Ukrainians are not returning the favor. Guest: [Julian E. Barnes] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/julian-e-barnes) , a national security reporter for The New York Times covering the intelligence agencies. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---American intelligence agencies [ know far more about Russia’s military] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/us/politics/ukraine-war-us-intelligence.html?smid=pc-thedaily) than about Ukraine’s war strategy, officials say. ---The outcome of battles for key cities in eastern Ukraine could prompt the country’s Western allies to start [ rethinking their goals] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/world/europe/ukraine-russia-war-eu.html?smid=pc-thedaily) . For more information on today’s episode, visit  [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday. ... Read more

13 Jun 2022

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13 Jun 2022


#1546

The Sunday Read: ‘The “E-Pimps” of OnlyFans’

Ezra Marcus takes a deep dive into the world of OnlyFans and self-described e-pimps, and untangles the vast web of models, agencies and “chatters” (the people who often act as the OnlyFans models in private messages with the customers) that support these lucrative businesses. The article explores how e-pimps can help turn a seemingly simple exchange of “dollars for sexts” into a transaction that extends across layers of third-party intermediaries. With the help of e-pimps, even the most impersonal of transactions are fine-tuned to feel personal. As Mr. Marcus discovers: “That OnlyFans creator you’re DMing? It’s probably a marketing ghostwriter impersonating a woman.” When it comes to OnlyFans and its legions of e-pimps, deceit and desire work together closely. This story was written by Ezra Marcus and recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, [download Audm for iPhone or Android] (https://www.audm.com/?utm_source=nytmag&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=age_old_question_jabr) .   ... Read more

12 Jun 2022

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12 Jun 2022


#1545

The Real Meaning of Chesa Boudin’s Recall

This episode contains strong language. This week, voters in San Francisco ousted Chesa Boudin, their progressive district attorney. The move was seen as a rejection of a class of prosecutors who are determined to overhaul the criminal justice system. But what happened to Mr. Boudin can be seen as more the exception than the rule. Guest: [Astead W. Herndon] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/astead-w-herndon?smid=pc-thedaily) , a national political reporter for The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---By ousting Mr. Boudin, voters in San Francisco put an end to one of the United States’ [ most pioneering experiments in criminal justice overhaul] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/us/politics/chesa-boudin-recall-san-francisco.html) . ---The progressive backlash in California has [ sent a signal about the potency of law and order] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/us/politics/california-voters-democrats-crime.html) as a political message in 2022. For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

10 Jun 2022

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10 Jun 2022


#1544

The Proud Boys’ Path to Jan. 6

This episode contains strong language. After a nearly yearlong investigation, the congressional committee examining the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will begin holding televised hearings on Thursday. One focus of the hearings will be the Proud Boys. The trajectory of that group, which grew out of a drinking club in New York City for men who felt put upon by liberal culture, has now led to charges of trying to overthrow the United States government. Guest: [Alan Feuer] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/alan-feuer?smid=pc-thedaily) , a reporter covering courts and criminal justice for The New York Times.  Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---A federal indictment has charged five members of the Proud Boys, including Enrique Tarrio, its former leader, [ with seditious conspiracy] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/06/us/politics/proud-boys-charged-sedition-capitol-attack.html) . ---How Gavin McInnes, the Proud Boys founder, went from [ Brooklyn hipster to far-right provocateur] (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/nyregion/proud-boys-gavin-mcinnes.html) . For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

09 Jun 2022

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09 Jun 2022


#1543

‘Most Violence Is Not Caused by Mental Illness’

After a series of deadly mass shootings in the United States, the National Rifle Association and some Republican leaders and conservatives are pointing to mental illness. This approach raises a question: How can the mental health system stop gun violence when mental illness is so rarely the cause of it? We revisit a conversation from 2018 with a psychiatrist who is wrestling with that challenge. Guest: [Dr. Amy Barnhorst] (https://health.ucdavis.edu/team/psychiatry/22092/amy-barnhorst---psychiatry-sacramento?smid=pc-thedaily) , the vice chairwoman of community psychiatry at the University of California, Davis.  Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---Many Republicans opposed to more gun control have called instead for investing in mental health programs, increasing funding for law enforcement and bolstering security at schools. Many Democrats say [ they are missing the point] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/06/us/mayors-mass-shootings-gun-control.html) . For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

08 Jun 2022

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08 Jun 2022


#1542

Why Polling on Gun Control Gets It Wrong

In calling for Republicans to pass gun safety measures like expanded background checks, Democrats point to polls that show most Americans support the idea.  They aren’t wrong about the polling. In fact, some polls show that over 90 percent of Americans support expanded checks.  Polling, however, does not tell the whole story.  Guest: [Nate Cohn] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/nate-cohn?smid=pc-thedaily) , a domestic correspondent for The Upshot at The New York Times. Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---Broad public support for gun control [may not be as broad as polling shows] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/03/upshot/gun-control-polling-votes.html?smid=pc-thedaily) or as Democrats hope.  For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

07 Jun 2022

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07 Jun 2022


#1541

What Depp v. Heard Means for #MeToo

This episode contains strong language and details of a sexual assault accusation. Since a jury ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, there has been impassioned debate about what exactly the outcome means for the #MeToo movement. It raises the question: If people being accused of sexual assault can potentially win defamation cases in court, what does that mean for the accused — and the accusers — moving forward? Guest: [Julia Jacobs] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/julia-jacobs?smid=pc-thedaily) , a culture reporter for The New York Times.  Want more from The Daily? For one big idea on the news each week from our team, [subscribe to our newsletter] (https://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/the-daily?module=inline) .  Background reading:  ---Johnny Depp’s victory against his ex-wife Amber Heard in one of the highest profile defamation cases to go to trial [ could inspire others accused of abuse or misconduct] (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/02/arts/depp-metoo-defamation.html) to try their luck with juries.  For more information on today’s episode, visit [nytimes.com/thedaily] (http://nytimes.com/thedaily?smid=pc-thedaily) . Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.  ... Read more

06 Jun 2022

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33:09

06 Jun 2022