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Best Episodes

Celebration and Sorrow: Americans React to the Election

Nov 9, 2020

"America fucking sucks... my daughter missed her 8th grade formal"



This episode contains strong language.The sound of victory was loud. It was banging pots, honking horns and popping corks as supporters of President-elect Joe Biden celebrated his win.But loss, too, has a sound. In the days after the U.S. election result was announced, some of the 71 million-plusRead more

Chaos and Contempt: The First Presidential Debate

Sep 30, 2020




This episode contains strong language.Both presidential candidates had clear goals for their first debate on Tuesday.For Joseph R. Biden Jr., the contest was an opportunity to consolidate his lead in polls before Election Day. President Trump’s task was, politically, a taller order — to change theRead more

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"A new 70% more infectious coronavirus has shut London"




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The Sunday Read: ‘The Social Life of Forests’

Dec 6, 2020

"What is a tree?"



Foresters once regarded trees as solitary individuals: They competed for space and resources, but were otherwise indifferent to one another.The work of the Canadian ecologist Suzanne Simard upended that, finding that while there is indeed conflict in a forest, there is also negotiation, reciprocityRead more

Where Is This Pandemic Headed?

Oct 7, 2020

"Monoclonal Antibodies are a good prevention method until vaccines are available 🙏🏼"



The pandemic has killed more than one million people around the world, at least 210,000 in the United States alone. The illness has infiltrated the White House and infected the president.Today, we offer an update on measures to fight the coronavirus and try to predict the outbreak’s course.Guest:Read more

The President’s Dangerous Lies

Nov 6, 2020



When President Trump took to the podium in the White House briefing room Thursday evening to give a statement on the election count, he lied about the legality of the votes against him in key battleground states and called into question the integrity of poll workers, laying a conspiracy at the feetRead more

The Swing Issue That Could Win a Swing State

Jan 24, 2020

"The blue collar democrats who won’t vote blue unless their fracking jobs are protected"


Three Rust Belt swing states are critical to winning the presidency this year — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, there is one issue that could be decisive: fracking natural gas.Opposition to fracking could be fatal for a candidate in the state, yet front-runners for theRead more

A Viewer’s Guide to Election Night

Nov 2, 2020

"Live footage of Trump’s electoral map architecture falling apart if he loses florida "



There are many permutations of the U.S. presidential election — some messier than others.Joe Biden’s lead in national polls suggests he has a number of paths to victory. If states like Florida or Georgia break for him early on, then the Trump campaign could be in for a long night.The task forRead more

A New Path for Presidential Pardons

Aug 9, 2018

" Had to research all these pardons happening "


For decades, getting a presidential pardon in the United States required a cumbersome petition process and a long legal review. But those seeking pardons from President Trump are using a very different strategy. Guest: Campbell Robertson, a national correspondent for The New York Times. For moreRead more

An Assault on the Capitol

Jan 7, 2021

"Donald Trump’s Call to Arms"


This episode contains strong language.It was always going to be a tense day in Washington. In the baseless campaign to challenge Joe Biden’s victory, Wednesday had been framed by President Trump and his allies as the moment for a final stand.But what unfolded was disturbing and previouslyRead more
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