The New York Times presents “The Daily,” a thorough news podcast filled with compelling journalism. Episodes run the gamut of topics, and host Michael Barbaro is joined by guests, reporters, journalists, and experts to share updates in daily episodes.
Since 2017, “The Daily” has released over 1,400 episodes. The average length of episodes is 45 minutes long, and we recommend starting at the most recent release for current news. Several topics are covered in multiple parts, such as “The School Board Wars” episodes, and the description will let you know if you should listen chronologically.
Many recent episodes covered high-profile trials. We heard about Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, Ahmaud Arbery’s case, where three white men were accused of killing an unarmed Black man, and an episode discussed the verdict with Atlanta-based correspondent Richard Fausset.
A recent episode investigated Ghislaine Maxwell‘s sex trafficking and abuse trial; Ghislaine was Jeffrey Epstein’s associate. Benjamin Weiser reports on Manhattan’s federal courts for The New York Times and shared Maxwell’s trial updates and investigated Epstein’s suicide in jail. During the first week of December, “The Daily” reported on the Supreme Court’s hearing for a Mississippi law that challenges Roe v. Wade.
On Sundays, “The Sunday Read” episodes explore topics such as “Did Covid Change How We Dream?” “The Untold Story of Sushi in America,” and “How the Real Estate Boom Left Black Neighborhoods Behind.”
In November, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed the pandemic, vaccine mandates, booster shots, and what endemic could look like on the podcast. In the beginning of December, science and global health reporter Apoorva Mandavilli discussed the Omicron variant. Another episode commemorated and mourned the loss of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Episodes explore international news as well. There was an episode about Vladimir Putin and the Russian military closing in on the Ukraine border. Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli (member of China’s seven-member ruling committee) of sexual assault, on social media. The social media platform immediately removed her post, and she was seemingly missing for weeks.
In a recent episode of Podsauce, “Ghostwriter” stars Kate Mara and Adam Scott joined hosts Alesha and Dax to share their favorite podcasts. Adam tunes into unscripted podcasts like “The Daily,” “Pod Save America,” and appreciates the comedic podcasts “Comedy Bang Bang” and “Podcast but Outside.”
Check out new, daily episodes of “The Daily” wherever you listen to podcasts.