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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. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

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. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

 

#2000

The Surprise Ending to the Mar-a-Lago Documents Case

As the Republican National Convention entered its second day, former President Donald J. Trump and his allies absorbed the stunning new reality that the most formidable legal case against him had been thrown out by a federal judge, who ruled that the appointment of the special counsel who brought the case, Jack Smith, had violated the Constitution.  Alan Feuer, who has been covering the classified documents case for The Times, explains what it means that the case could now be dead. Guest: [Alan Feuer] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/alan-feuer) , a reporter covering extremism and political violence for The New York Times. Background reading:  ---Judge Aileen Cannon [ dismissed the classified documents case against Mr. Trump] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/15/us/politics/trump-document-case-dismissed.html) . ---The effort to hold Mr. Trump to account has already yielded a Supreme Court decision giving former presidents broad immunity. Now another case [ could make prosecuting political figures more complicated] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/16/us/politics/trump-prosecutions.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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#1999

Trump Picks His Running Mate — and Political Heir

On the first day of the Republican National Convention, Donald J. Trump chose his running mate: Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio. We watched the process unfold in real time in Milwaukee. Michael C. Bender, who covers Mr. Trump and his movement for The Times, takes us through the day. Guest: [Michael C. Bender] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/michael-c-bender) , a political correspondent covering Donald J. Trump and his Make America Great Again movement for The New York Times. Background reading:  --- [What to know about J.D. Vance] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/15/us/politics/who-is-jd-vance-trump-vp.html) , Mr. Trump’s running mate. --- [Mr. Trump’s decision to pick Mr. Vance] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/15/us/politics/trump-vance-running-mate.html) signals concern for the future of his MAGA movement. 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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#1998

The Attempted Assassination of Donald Trump

Today’s episode sets out what we know about the attempted assassination of former President Donald J. Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday evening. Doug Mills, a photographer for The Times, recounts what it was like to witness the shooting, and Glenn Thrush, who covers gun violence for The Times, discusses the state of the investigation into the man who did it. Guest:  --- [Doug Mills] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/doug-mills) , a photographer in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. --- [Glenn Thrush] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/glenn-thrush) , who reports on the Justice Department for The New York Times. Background reading:  --- [What we know] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/14/us/politics/shooting-trump-rally.html) about the assassination attempt against Donald J. Trump. ---A Times photographer [ who was feet away from Mr. Trump] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/us/politics/doug-mills-trump-photo.html) describes the shooting. ---The gunman appears to have acted alone, but [ his motives remain unclear] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/14/us/politics/trump-gunman-investigation.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

15 Jul 2024

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15 Jul 2024


#1997

The Sunday Read: ‘A Republican Election Clerk vs. Trump Die-Hards in a World of Lies’

Cindy Elgan glanced into the lobby of her office and saw a sheriff’s deputy waiting at the front counter. “Let’s start a video recording, just in case this goes sideways,” Elgan, 65, told one of her employees in the Esmeralda County clerk’s office. She had come to expect skepticism, conspiracy theories and even threats related to her job as an election administrator. She grabbed her annotated booklet of Nevada state laws, said a prayer for patience and walked into the lobby to confront the latest challenge to America’s electoral process. The deputy was standing alongside a woman that Elgan recognized as Mary Jane Zakas, 77, a longtime elementary schoolteacher and a leader in the local Republican Party. She often asked for a sheriff’s deputy to accompany her to the election’s office, in case her meetings became contentious. “I hope you’re having a blessed morning,” Zakas said. “Unfortunately, a lot of people are still very concerned about the security of their votes. They’ve lost all trust in the system.” After the 2020 election, former President Donald J. Trump’s denials and accusations of voter fraud spread outward from the White House to even the country’s most remote places, like Esmeralda County. Elgan knew most of the 620 voters in the town. Still, they accused her of being paid off and skimming votes away from Trump. And even though their allegations came with no evidence, they wanted her recalled from office before the next presidential election in November. ... Read more

14 Jul 2024

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14 Jul 2024


#1996

'The Interview': Robert Putnam Knows Why You’re Lonely

The author of “Bowling Alone” warned us about social isolation and its effect on democracy a quarter century ago. Things have only gotten worse. ... Read more

13 Jul 2024

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13 Jul 2024


#1995

Loving Their Pets to Debt

Over the past decade, the cost of veterinary care in the U.S. has skyrocketed, as health care for pets has come to look more like health care for people. Katie Thomas, an investigative health care reporter for The Times, discusses how pet care became a multi-billion-dollar industry, and the fraught emotional and financial landscape that has created for pet owners. Guest: [Katie Thomas] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/23/health/pets-veterinary-bills.html) , an investigative health care reporter for The New York Times. Background reading:  --- [Why you’re paying your veterinarian so much] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/23/health/pets-veterinary-bills.html) . ---From 2021: A pandemic-era pet boom spurred veterinary companies [ to open new, upscale clinics] (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/business/vets-pet-care-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

12 Jul 2024

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12 Jul 2024


#1994

72 Hours Inside Biden’s Campaign to Save His Candidacy

For the past three days, President Biden has fought to save his re-election campaign, as panicked congressional Democrats returned to Washington and openly debated whether to call on him to step aside. In this episode, Times reporters in Washington go inside the 72 hours that could make or break Mr. Biden’s nomination. Guest:  ---Representative Adam Smith, of the 9th Congressional District in Washington Background reading:  --- [President Biden has faced fresh calls to withdraw] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/10/us/politics/biden-congress-clooney-election.html) as Democrats fear electoral rout. ---Veteran Democrats telegraphed not panic but respect, in hopes of appealing to the Joe Biden who has [ taken a breath and stepped aside in the past] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/10/us/politics/pelosi-biden-democrats.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

11 Jul 2024

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11 Jul 2024


#1993

Why Britain Just Ended 14 Years of Conservative Rule

For more than a decade, Britain has been governed by the Conservative Party, which pushed its politics to the right, embracing smaller government and Brexit. Last week, that era officially came to an end. Mark Landler, the London bureau chief for The Times, explains why British voters rejected the Conservatives and what their defeat means in a world where populism is on the rise. Guest: [Mark Landler] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/mark-landler) , the London bureau chief for The New York Times. Background reading:  --- [Five takeaways] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/05/world/europe/uk-general-election-key-takeaways.html) from the British general election. ---The Conservatives have run Britain for 14 years. [ How have things changed in that time?] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/07/03/world/europe/uk-election-better-worse.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

10 Jul 2024

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10 Jul 2024


#1992

The Era of Killer Robots Is Here

Outmanned and outgunned in what has become a war of attrition against Russia, Ukraine has looked for any way to overcome its vulnerabilities on the battlefield. That search has led to the emergence of killer robots. Paul Mozur, the global technology correspondent for The Times, explains how Ukraine has become a Silicon Valley for autonomous weapons and how artificial intelligence is reshaping warfare. Guest: [Paul Mozur] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/paul-mozur) , the global technology correspondent for The New York Times. Background reading: ---In the Ukraine war, [ A.I. has begun ushering in an age of killer robots] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/02/technology/ukraine-war-ai-weapons.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 Jul 2024

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09 Jul 2024


#1991

The Supreme Court Is Not Done Remaking America

When the Supreme Court wrapped up its term last week, much of the focus was one the ruling that gave former President Donald J. Trump sweeping immunity from criminal prosecution. But another set of rulings that generated less attention could have just as big an impact on American government and society. Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The Times, looks back at the Supreme Court term. Guest: [Adam Liptak] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-liptak) , , who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times and writes Sidebar, a column on legal developments. Background reading:  ---In a volatile term, [ a fractured Supreme Court remade America] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/02/us/politics/supreme-court-term-decisions.html) . ---Here’s a guide to [ the major Supreme Court decisions in 2024] (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/05/09/us/supreme-court-major-cases-2024.html) . ---In video: [ How a fractured Supreme Court ruled this term] (https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000009551558/how-a-fractured-supreme-court-ruled-this-term.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 Jul 2024

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08 Jul 2024


#1990

'Animal,' Episode 6: Bats

On the final episode of “Animal,” Sam Anderson travels to Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula to meet with a creature he's long been afraid of: bats. For photos and videos of Sam's journey to the Yucatán, and to listen to the full series, visit [nytimes.com/animal] (https://www.nytimes.com/column/animal-podcast) . You can search for “Animal” wherever you get your podcasts.  ... Read more

07 Jul 2024

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07 Jul 2024


#1989

How Bad Is Drinking for You, Really?

Midway through one of the booziest holiday weekends of the year, we re-examine our love-hate relationship with alcohol. Susan Dominus, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, gets to the bottom of the conflicting guidance on the benefits and risks of drinking. Guest: [Susan Dominus] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/susan-dominus) , a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. Background reading:  ---Research has piled up [ debunking the idea] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/15/magazine/alcohol-health-risks.html) that moderate drinking has any health benefits. 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

05 Jul 2024

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05 Jul 2024


#1988

Biden’s Slipping Support

A major Times poll has found that voters’ doubts about President Biden deepened after his poor performance in the first debate, with Donald J. Trump taking by far his biggest lead of the campaign. Shane Goldmacher, a national political correspondent for The Times, explains what those results could mean for Mr. Biden’s future. Guest: [Shane Goldmacher] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/shane-goldmacher) , a national political correspondent for The New York Times. Background reading:  ---Mr. Trump now leads Mr. Biden [ 49 percent to 43 percent] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/03/us/politics/poll-debate-biden-trump.html) among likely voters nationally. ---Mr. Biden has been left fighting for his political future after his faltering debate performance. [ Read the latest] (https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/07/03/us/biden-trump-election#bidens-re-election-bid-is-in-the-spotlight-heres-the-latest) . 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

04 Jul 2024

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04 Jul 2024


#1987

The American Journalist on Trial in Russia

Evan Gershkovich, an American journalist for The Wall Street Journal, was detained in Russia more than a year ago. He has been locked up in a high-security prison and accused of spying for the U.S. government. His trial, held in secret, is now underway. Anton Troianovski, the Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times, discusses the complicated geopolitics behind Mr. Gershkovich’s detention and the efforts to get him home. Guest: [Anton Troianovski] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/anton-troianovski) , the Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times. Background reading:  ---Russia opened its secret trial of Mr. Gershkovich, [ who is accused of espionage] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/26/world/europe/russia-evan-gershkovich-trial.html) . ---A United Nations panel said he was [ being punished for his reporting] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/02/world/europe/evan-gershkovich-russia-detention-un.html) on the war in Ukraine. 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

03 Jul 2024

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03 Jul 2024


#1986

Trump Wins Broad Immunity

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that former President Donald J. Trump is entitled to broad immunity from criminal prosecution for actions that he took while in office. Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times, explains how that ruling will weaken the federal case against Mr. Trump for trying to overturn the last U.S. presidential election, and will drastically expand the power of the presidency itself. Guest: [Adam Liptak] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-liptak) , a Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times. Background reading:  --- [The Supreme Court says Mr. Trump has some immunity] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/01/us/politics/supreme-court-trump-immunity.html) in the election case. ---The decision is [ an extraordinary expansion of executive power] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/01/us/politics/immunity-president-supreme-court.html) that will reverberate long after he is gone. ---What the [ immunity ruling means for Mr. Trump] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/01/us/politics/trump-supreme-court-immunity.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

02 Jul 2024

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02 Jul 2024


#1985

Will Biden Withdraw?

President Biden’s disastrous debate performance last week set off a furious discussion among Democratic officials, donors and strategists about whether and how to replace him as the party’s nominee. Peter Baker, who is the chief White House correspondent for The Times, takes us inside those discussions and Biden’s effort to shut them down. Guest: [Peter Baker] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/peter-baker) , the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times. Background reading:  ---President Biden’s allies [ can no longer wave away concerns about his capacity] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/28/us/politics/biden-debate-age-white-house.html) after his unsteady performance at Thursday’s debate. ---Mr. Biden’s family is [ urging him to keep fighting] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/30/us/politics/biden-debate-anxious-democrats.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

01 Jul 2024

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01 Jul 2024


#1984

'Animal,' Episode 5: Wolves

In a broken world, what can we gain by looking another animal in the eye? "Animal" is a six-part, round-the-world journey in search of an answer. In Episode 5, the writer Sam Anderson travels to an obscure memorial in rural Japan: the statue of the last Japanese wolf. For photos and videos of Sam's journey to Japan, visit [nytimes.com/animal] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/30/podcasts/animal-episode-5-wolves.html) .  ... Read more

30 Jun 2024

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34:58

30 Jun 2024


#1983

'The Interview': Eddie Murphy Is Ready to Look Back

David Marchese talks to the comedy legend about navigating the minefield of fame, “Family Feud” and changing Hollywood forever. ... Read more

29 Jun 2024

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58:18

29 Jun 2024


#1982

A Brutal Debate for Biden

In the first debate of the 2024 race, President Biden hoped to make the case that Donald J. Trump was unfit to return to the White House. Instead, Mr. Biden’s weak performance deepened doubts about his own fitness for the job. Astead W. Herndon, who covers politics for The Times, explains what happened. Guest: [Astead W. Herndon] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/astead-w-herndon) , a national politics reporter for The New York Times and the host of the politics podcast “The Run-Up.” Background reading:  --- [President Biden’s shaky, halting debate performance] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/27/us/politics/biden-debate-democrats.html) has Democrats talking about replacing him on the ticket. --- [Here are six takeaways] (https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/06/27/us/biden-trump-debate) from 2024’s first presidential debate. 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

28 Jun 2024

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28 Jun 2024


#1981

The Doping Scandal Rocking the Upcoming Olympics

A new doping scandal is rocking the world of competitive swimming, as the Paris Olympics approach. These allegations are raising questions about fairness in the sport and whether the results at the summer games can be trusted. Michael S. Schmidt, one of the reporters who broke the story, explains the controversy and what it reveals about the struggle to police doping in sports. Guest: [Michael S. Schmidt] (https://www.nytimes.com/by/michael-s-schmidt) , an investigative reporter for The New York Times. Background reading:  ---Chinese swimmers twice tested positive for drugs. [ They kept on swimming.] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/14/world/asia/china-swimming-doping.html) ---U.S. swimming stars [ assailed the World Anti-Doping Agency] (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/25/sports/olympics/phelps-schmitt-olympics-antidoping-hearing.html) ahead of the Olympics. 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

27 Jun 2024

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27 Jun 2024