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What the ‘Djokovic Affair’ Revealed About Australia

January 21st, 2022


Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1 player in men’s tennis, had a lot at stake going into this year’s Australian Open. A win there would have made him …

Microsoft and the Metaverse

January 20th, 2022


Microsoft announced this week that it was acquiring Activision Blizzard, the maker of video games such as Call of Duty and Candy Crush, in a deal valued at nearly $70 billion.

Microsoft, the owner of Xbox, said the …

A Last-Gasp Push on Voting Rights

January 19th, 2022


It’s a big week in the Senate for voting rights. Democrats have two bills that include measures to bolster and protect elections.

But the bills are …

The Civilian Casualties of America’s Air Wars

January 18th, 2022


Four years ago, Azmat Khan, an investigative reporter for The Times Magazine, told us the story of Basim Razzo, whose entire family was killed in a …

The Sunday Read: ‘This Isn’t the California I Married’

January 16th, 2022


Elizabeth Weil, the author of today’s Sunday Read, writes that, in her marriage, there was a silent third spouse: California.

“The state was dramatic …

The Life and Legacy of Sidney Poitier

January 14th, 2022


Sidney Poitier, who was Hollywood’s first Black matinee idol and who helped open the door for Black actors in the film industry, died last week. He …

‘The Kids Are Casualties in a War’

January 13th, 2022


As the highly infectious Omicron variant surged, a high-stakes battle played out between Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago and the city’s teachers’ …

Russia and the U.S. Face Off Over Ukraine

January 12th, 2022


The diplomatic talks in Geneva this week are of a kind not seen in a long time: an effort to defuse the possibility of a major war in Europe.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has amassed military equipment and …

This Covid Surge Feels Different

January 11th, 2022


 The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has a reputation for causing mild illness, yet it’s fueling a staggering rise in hospitalizations across the country. 

In some of the early hot spots for the variant, emergency …

The Rise and Fall of the Golden Globes

January 10th, 2022


This year’s Golden Globes ceremony was muted. Instead of a celebrity-filled evening, broadcast on NBC, the results were live tweeted from a room in …

The Sunday Read: ‘What if There’s No Such Thing as Closure?’

January 9th, 2022


In her new book, “The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change,” Pauline Boss considers what it means to reach “emotional …

Jan. 6, Part 3: The State of American Democracy

January 7th, 2022


After the election on Nov. 3, 2020, President J. Donald Trump and his allies tested the limits of the U.S. election system, launching pressure and legal campaigns in competitive states to have votes overturned — all the …

Jan. 6, Part 2: Liz Cheney’s Battle Against the 'Big Lie'

January 6th, 2022


This episode contains strong language. 

In the aftermath of the 2020 election, Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming was the only Republican leader calling on President Donald Trump to move on from his efforts to overturn …

Jan. 6, Part 1: ‘The Herd Mentality’

January 5th, 2022


Who exactly joined the mob that, almost a year ago, on Jan. 6, breached the walls of the U.S. Capitol in a bid to halt the certification of President …

Investigating the Prenatal Testing Market

January 4th, 2022


About a decade ago, companies began offering pregnant women tests that promised to detect rare genetic disorders in their fetuses.

The tests initially looked for Down syndrome and worked well, but later tests for rarer …

Why Omicron Is Counterintuitive

January 3rd, 2022


The Omicron variant is fueling record-breaking cases across the world and disrupting life. But it may not present as great a danger of hospitalization and severe illness as earlier variants. We explore why this is and …

Texas After the Storm: An Update

December 31st, 2021


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

With most natural disasters, the devastation is immediately apparent. …

A Nursing Home’s First Day Out of Lockdown: An Update

December 30th, 2021


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

The Good Shepherd Nursing Home in West Virginia lifted its coronavirus …

A Conversation With a Dogecoin Millionaire: An Update

December 29th, 2021


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

This episode contains strong language.

Dogecoin started out as a kind of …

A Capitol Officer Recounts Jan. 6: An Update

December 28th, 2021


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

Stories from the Great American Labor Shortage: An Update

December 27th, 2021


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

This episode contains strong language.

Bartenders, sous chefs, wait staff …

The Year in Sound

December 23rd, 2021


A year that started with the mass introduction of Covid vaccines and the astonishing scenes of rioting at the Capitol is ending with concern about …

A Covid Testing Crisis, Again

December 22nd, 2021


By the end of last year, if you needed a coronavirus test, you could get one. But when vaccines arrived, focus shifted.

Many of the vaccinated felt …

Has Manchin Doomed the Build Back Better Plan?

December 21st, 2021


Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia was always going to be the last Democrat to get on board with President Biden’s $2.2 trillion climate, social spending and tax bill. But the White House was confident that a …

‘The Decision of My Life’: Part 2

December 20th, 2021


This episode contains references to suicide and abuse that may be upsetting to some listeners.

A few months ago, we told the story of N, a teenager in …

The Sunday Read: ‘What Does It Mean to Save a Neighborhood?’

December 19th, 2021


Nearly a decade after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed piers and damaged riverside social housing projects, residents of Lower …

What to Expect From the Next Phase of the Pandemic

December 17th, 2021


The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is incredibly contagious — it is able to infect people with even greater frequency than the Delta variant, and it is skilled at evading the immune system’s defenses. Much is still …

The Future of America’s Abortion Fight

December 16th, 2021


Anti-abortion activists across the country are optimistic that they might be on the cusp of achieving a long-held goal of the movement: overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that extended federal …

An Economic Catastrophe in Afghanistan

December 15th, 2021


The economic situation in Afghanistan is perilous. Banks have run out of cash. In some areas, Afghans are selling their belongings in ad hoc flea markets. Parents wait around hospitals and clinics in the hopes of …

Why Was Haiti’s President Assassinated?

December 14th, 2021


In July, a group of men stormed the presidential compound in Haiti and assassinated the country’s president, Jovenel Moïse. Months later, the case …

The Outsize Life and Quiet Death of the Steele Dossier

December 13th, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

The Steele Dossier — compiled by Christopher Steele, a British former spy — was born out of opposition research on Donald J. Trump, then a presidential candidate, and his supposed …

The Sunday Read: ‘How the Real Estate Boom Left Black Neighborhoods Behind’

December 12th, 2021


In Memphis, as in America, the benefits of homeownership have not accrued equally across race.

Housing policy in the United States has leaned heavily …

The Censoring of Peng Shuai

December 10th, 2021


In November, Peng Shuai — one of China’s most popular tennis stars — took to Chinese social media to accuse Zhang Gaoli, who was a member of China’s …

‘Kids Are Dying. How Are These Sites Still Allowed?’

December 9th, 2021


This episode contains details about suicide deaths and strong language. 

A few years ago, a website about suicide appeared. On it, not only do people talk about wanting to die, but they share, at great length, how they …

Why Ukraine Matters to Vladimir Putin

December 8th, 2021


The Russian military is on the move toward the border with Ukraine, with American intelligence suggesting that Moscow is preparing for an offensive …

A New Strategy for Prosecuting School Shootings

December 7th, 2021


Last week, after a shooting at Oxford High School in the suburbs of Detroit that left four teenagers dead, local prosecutors decided on a novel legal …

The Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell

December 6th, 2021


This episode contains descriptions of self-harm and alleged sexual abuse.

When Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in a federal jail, dozens of his alleged victims lost their chance to bring him to justice.

But the trial of …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Emily Ratajkowski You’ll Never See’

December 5th, 2021


In her book, “My Body,” Emily Ratajkowski reflects on her fraught relationship with the huge number of photographs of her body that have come to define her life and career.

Some essays recount the author’s hustle as a …

The Life and Legacy of Stephen Sondheim

December 3rd, 2021


Stephen Sondheim died last week at his home in Roxbury, Conn. He was 91.

For six decades, Mr. Sondheim, a composer-lyricist whose works include “Sweeney Todd” and “Into the Woods,” transformed musical theater into an art …

The Supreme Court Considers the Future of Roe

December 2nd, 2021


On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard a case that was a frontal challenge to Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year-old decision that established a …

Amazon and the Labor Shortage

December 1st, 2021


Amazon is constantly hiring. Data has shown that the company has had a turnover rate of about 150 percent a year.

For the founder, Jeff Bezos, worker retention was not important, and the company built systems that didn’t …

What We Know About the Omicron Variant

November 30th, 2021


The story of the Omicron variant began a week ago, when researchers in southern Africa detected a version of the coronavirus that carried 50 mutations. 

When scientists look at coronavirus mutations, they worry about …

A Prosecutor’s Winning Strategy in the Ahmaud Arbery Case

November 29th, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

Heading into deliberations in the trial of the three white men in Georgia accused of chasing down and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed Black man, it was not clear which way the …

The Farmers Revolt in India

November 24th, 2021


After a landslide re-election in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s control over India seemed impossible to challenge.

But a yearlong farmers’ …

Righting the Historical Wrong of the Claiborne Highway

November 23rd, 2021


In the 1950s and ’60s, the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the United States, was a vibrant …

The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse

November 22nd, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

On Aug. 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager, shot three men, two of them fatally, during street protests in …

The Sunday Read: ‘Did Covid Change How We Dream?’

November 21st, 2021


As the novel coronavirus spread and much of the world moved toward isolation, dream researchers began rushing to design studies and set up surveys …

How Belarus Manufactured a Border Crisis

November 19th, 2021


For three decades, President Aleksandr Lukashenko of Belarus, a former Soviet nation in Eastern Europe, ruled with an iron fist. But pressure has …

The Economy Is Good. So Why Do We Feel Terrible About It?

November 18th, 2021


The U.S. economy is doing better than many had anticipated. Some 80 percent of jobs lost during the pandemic have been regained, and people are making, and spending, more.

But Americans seem to feel terrible about the …

The School Board Wars, Part 2

November 17th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

In Bucks County, Pa., what started out as a group of frustrated parents pushing for schools to reopen devolved …

The School Board Wars, Part 1

November 16th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

A new battleground has emerged in American politics: school boards. In these meetings, parents increasingly …

How the U.S. Hid a Deadly Airstrike

November 15th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

In March 2019, workers inside an Air Force combat operations center in Qatar watched as an American F-15 attack jet dropped a large bomb into a group of women and children in Syria.

The Sunday Read: ‘The Untold Story of Sushi in America’

November 14th, 2021


In 1980, when few Americans knew the meaning of toro and omakase, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, spoke to dozens of …

An Interview With Dr. Anthony Fauci

November 12th, 2021


Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, described the current status of the pandemic in the United States as a “mixed bag” that is leaning more toward the positive than the negative.

But, he …

The Public Health Officials Under Siege

November 11th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

When the coronavirus hit the United States, the nation’s public health officials were in the front line, …

‘How Did We Let People Die This Way?’

November 10th, 2021


Over the past year, a record 2,000 migrants from Africa have drowned trying to reach Spain.

Many of these migrants make the journey in rickety vessels, not much bigger than canoes, that often don’t stand up to strong …

A Conversation With a Virginia Democrat

November 9th, 2021


In a bipartisan win for President Biden, Democrats and Republicans have passed a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Now comes the difficult part — …

A Case That Could Transform America’s Relationship With Guns

November 8th, 2021


The U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to rule on an area of the law that it has been silent on for over a decade: the Second Amendment.

The case under …

The Sunday Read: ‘I Fell in Love With Motorcycles. But Could I Ever Love Sturgis?’

November 7th, 2021


Like many other Americans, Jamie Lauren Keiles, the author of this week’s Sunday Read, bought their first motorcycle during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I thought I was just purchasing a mode of transportation — a way to …

The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

November 5th, 2021


This episode contains strong language and scenes of violence.

Last summer, as the country reeled from the murder of George Floyd, another Black man, …

A Rough Election Night for the Democrats

November 4th, 2021


On a major night of elections across the United States on Tuesday, the Republican Glenn Youngkin claimed an unexpected victory over his Democratic …

A Last Chance to Avert Climate Disaster?

November 3rd, 2021


In a giant conference hall in Glasgow, leaders from around the world have gathered for the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Convention, or COP26. This is the 26th such session.

Many say this may …

The Perilous Politics of Rising Inflation

November 2nd, 2021


Inflation in the United States is rising at its fastest rate so far this century. At 4 percent, according to one index, it is double the Federal Reserve’s target.

We look at why prices are on the rise and at the tense …

Why Do So Many Traffic Stops Go Wrong?

November 1st, 2021


This episode contains strong language and scenes of violence. 

Over the past five years, police officers in the United States have killed more than …

The Sunday Read: 'Fear on Cape Cod as Sharks Hunt Again'

October 31st, 2021


Over the past decade, the waters around Cape Cod have become host to one of the densest seasonal concentrations of adult white sharks in the world. …

A Delicate Compromise in the Capitol

October 29th, 2021


President Biden and Democratic leaders say they have an agreement on a historic social spending bill that they have spent months negotiating. But …

The Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery's Killing

October 28th, 2021


In the coming days, a trial will begin to determine whether the fatal shooting of Amaud Arbery, an unarmed Black man, by two armed white men is considered murder under Georgia state law. Today, we explore why that may …

The Story of Kyrsten Sinema

October 27th, 2021


As congressional Democrats dramatically scale back the most ambitious social spending bill since the 1960s, they’re placing much of the blame on moderates who have demanded changes.

One senator, Kyrsten Sinema of …

Why Spending Too Little Could Backfire on Democrats

October 26th, 2021


When Democrats first set out to expand the social safety net, they envisioned a piece of legislation as transformational as what the party has achieved in the 1960s. In the process, they hoped that they’d win back the …

A Threat to China’s Economy

October 25th, 2021


Every once in a while a company grows so big and messy that governments fear what would happen to the broader economy if it were to fail. In China, …

The Sunday Read: ‘Who Is the Bad Art Friend?’

October 24th, 2021


On June 24, 2015, Dawn Dorland, an essayist and aspiring novelist, did perhaps the kindest, most consequential thing she might ever do in her life. She donated one of her kidneys — and elected to do it in a slightly …

Qaddafi's Son is Alive, and He Wants to Take Back Libya

October 22nd, 2021


Before the Arab Spring, Seif al-Islam el-Qaddafi, the second son of the Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, was establishing himself as a …

A Showdown in Chicago

October 21st, 2021


Chicago is in the midst of a crime wave — but there is also a question about whether police officers will show up for work.

That’s because of a …

How a Single Senator Derailed Biden’s Climate Plan

October 20th, 2021


The Clean Electricity Program has been at the heart of President Biden’s climate agenda since he took office.

But passage was always going to come down to a single senator: Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

With Mr. Manchin’s …

The Life and Career of Colin Powell

October 19th, 2021


Colin Powell, who in four decades of public service helped shape U.S. national security, died on Monday. He was 84.

Despite a stellar career, Mr. …

Why Are All Eyes on the Virginia Governor’s Race?

October 18th, 2021


In 2020, Virginia epitomized the way in which Democrats took the White House and Congress — by turning moderate and swing counties.

But President …

The Sunday Read: ‘Laurie Anderson Has a Message for Us Humans’

October 17th, 2021


When the Hirshhorn Museum told Laurie Anderson that it wanted to put on a big, lavish retrospective of her work, she said no.

For one thing, she was …

The Great Supply Chain Disruption

October 15th, 2021


Throughout the pandemic, businesses of all sizes have faced delays, product shortages and rising costs linked to disruptions in the global supply chain. Consumers have been confronted with an experience rare in modern …

‘No Crime Is Worth That’

October 14th, 2021


This episode contains strong language and descriptions of violence.

A Times investigation has uncovered extraordinary levels of violence and …

‘The Decision of My Life’

October 13th, 2021


This episode contains descriptions of violence and a suicide attempt.

When the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August, our producer started making …

Is Child Care a Public Responsibility?

October 12th, 2021


Many Americans pay more for child care than they do for their mortgages, even though the wages for those who provide the care are among the lowest in the United States.

Democrats see the issue as a fundamental market …

Which Towns Are Worth Saving?

October 11th, 2021


An enormous infusion of money and effort will be needed to prepare the United States for the changes wrought by the climate crisis.

We visited towns …

The Sunday Read: ‘He Was the “Perfect Villain” for Voting Conspiracists’

October 10th, 2021


Over the past decade, Eric Coomer has helped make Dominion Voting Systems one of the largest providers of voting machines and software in the United States.

He was accustomed to working long days during the postelection …

A Troubling C.I.A. Admission

October 8th, 2021


The C.I.A. sent a short but explosive message last week to all of its stations and bases around the world.

The cable, which said dozens of sources had been arrested, killed or turned against the United States, highlights …

The State of the Pandemic

October 7th, 2021


The coronavirus seems to be in retreat in the United States, with the number of cases across the country down about 25 percent compared with a couple of weeks ago. Hospitalizations and deaths are also falling.

So, what …

The Facebook Whistle-Blower Testifies

October 6th, 2021


The Senate testimony of Frances Haugen on Tuesday was an eagerly awaited event.

Last month, Ms. Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, leaked internal company documents to The Wall Street Journal that exposed the …

The Most Important Supreme Court Term in Decades

October 5th, 2021


The latest term of the U.S. Supreme Court will include blockbuster cases on two of the most contentious topics in American life: abortion and gun rights.

The cases come at a time when the court has a majority of …

What’s Behind the Ivermectin Frenzy?

October 4th, 2021


Ivermectin is a drug that emerged in the 1970s, used mainly for deworming horses and other livestock.

But during the pandemic, it has been falsely lauded in some corners as a kind of miracle cure for the coronavirus.

What …

The Sunday Read: ‘I Had a Chance to Travel Anywhere. Why Did I Pick Spokane?’

October 3rd, 2021


Jon Mooallem, the author of today’s Sunday Read, had a bad pandemic.

“I began having my own personal hard time,” he writes. “The details aren’t …

‘They Don’t Understand That We’re Real People’

October 1st, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

A month ago, Texas adopted a divisive law which effectively banned abortions in the state. Despite a number of legal challenges, the law has survived and is having an impact across …

The Democrats Who Might Block Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

September 30th, 2021


The first year of a Congress is usually the best time for a president to put forward any sort of ambitious policy. For President Biden, whose control …

Controlling Britney Spears

September 29th, 2021


Britney Spears is one of the biggest celebrities on the planet — she makes millions of dollars performing, selling perfumes and appearing on …

A Conversation With an Afghan General

September 28th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

Brig. Gen. Khoshal Sadat, a former Afghan deputy minister for security, has held some of the highest ranks in the Afghan security forces and government. 

From the moment Afghanistan …

Another Crisis at the Border

September 27th, 2021


Increasing numbers of Haitian migrants have been traveling to the border town of Del Rio, Texas, recently, in the hope of entering the United States.

The Sunday Read: ‘Why Was Vicha Ratanapakdee Killed?’

September 26th, 2021


Throughout 2020, multiple strangers came at Monthanus Ratanapakdee seemingly out of nowhere. An old man yelled at her in Golden Gate Park — something …

Germany, and Europe, After Merkel

September 24th, 2021


After 16 years in power, Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, is walking out of office one of the most popular politicians in the country.

In …

Redrawing the Map in New York

September 23rd, 2021


New York, like many other states, is enmeshed in the process of redrawing legislative districts.

The outcome of the reconfiguring could be crucial in …

Submarines and Shifting Allegiances

September 22nd, 2021


The recent U.S.-British deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines might look relatively inconsequential. But it signifies a close alliance between the three countries to face off against China.

It is also …

A ‘Righteous Strike’

September 21st, 2021


When he visited the site of an American drone strike in Kabul, Matthieu Aikins, a Times journalist, knew something wasn’t adding up. He uncovered a …

One Family’s Fight Against the Dixie Fire

September 20th, 2021


Annie Correal, a reporter for The Times, has family in Indian Valley, in Northern California, roots which extend back to the 1950s.

This summer, as wildfires closed in on the area, she reported from her family’s property …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Composer at the Frontier of Movie Music’

September 19th, 2021


You have almost certainly heard Nicholas Britell’s music, even if you don’t know his name. More than any other contemporary composer, he appears to …

A Broadway Show Comes Back to Life

September 17th, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

“Six,” a revisionist feminist British pop musical about the wives of King Henry VIII, was shaping up to be a substantial hit on Broadway after finding success in London.

On its …

The United States v. Elizabeth Holmes

September 16th, 2021


When Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos, the blood testing start-up, she was held up as one of the next great tech innovators.

But her company …

Mexico’s Path to Legalizing Abortion

September 15th, 2021


In a major turn of events in Mexico, which has one of the largest Catholic populations in the world, its Supreme Court last week decriminalized …

A Hidden Shame in Nursing Homes

September 14th, 2021


For decades, the law has sought to restrain nursing homes from trying to control the behavior of dementia patients with antipsychotic drugs, which …

Biden’s Bet on Vaccine Mandates

September 13th, 2021


As recently as a month ago, President Biden appeared to be skeptical about imposing coronavirus vaccine mandates. Now that skepticism has given way …

Special Episode: What Does It Mean to 'Never Forget'?

September 11th, 2021


Two planes hijacked by Al Qaeda pierced the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. A third slammed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. A fourth crashed in an open field outside Shanksville, Pa. All in less …

‘We’re Going to Take Over the World’

September 10th, 2021


On the internet, there are bizarre subcultures filled with conspiracy theorists — those who believe the coronavirus is a hoax or that the 2020 …

‘I’m Part of Something That’s Really Evil’

September 9th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

Terry Albury joined the F.B.I. just before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, drawn in by the bureau’s work …

The Summer of Delta

September 8th, 2021


This summer was supposed to be, in the words of President Biden, the “summer of freedom” from the coronavirus. What we saw instead was the summer of the Delta variant.

The surge driven by Delta — which has seen rises in …

How Will the Taliban Rule This Time?

September 7th, 2021


Since the Taliban took over Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, last month, many have wondered what kind of rulers they will be.

The memory of the Taliban …

How Texas Banned Almost All Abortions

September 3rd, 2021


In a way, the new Texas law that has effectively banned abortions after six weeks is typical — many other Republican-led states have sought to ban abortions after six, 10 or 15 weeks. 

But where federal courts have …

New Orleans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

September 2nd, 2021


After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans, leaving destruction in its wake, comparisons with Hurricane Katrina were made.

There are, however, big differences between the two disasters — namely that the city, in the 16 years …

The Education Lost to the Pandemic

September 1st, 2021


The closure of schools because of the pandemic and the advent of widespread virtual learning has impacted students of all ages — but particularly the …

America’s Final Hours in Afghanistan

August 31st, 2021


On Monday night, after a 20-year war that claimed 170,000 lives, cost over $2 trillion and did not defeat the Taliban, the United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan. 

As the last of the American forces left …

The Tale of California’s Recall Election

August 30th, 2021


Almost from the moment Gavin Newsom was elected governor of California, there were attempts to remove him from office. Initially, a recall election against him seemed highly unlikely — but the pandemic has changed …

The Sunday Read: ‘How Long Can We Live?’

August 29th, 2021


Jeanne Calment lived her entire life in the South of France. She filled her days with leisurely pursuits, enjoying a glass of port, a cigarette and …

The Bombings at the Kabul Airport

August 27th, 2021


For days, many dreaded an attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, as Western forces scrambled to evacuate tens of thousands of people …

Biden’s Border Dilemma

August 26th, 2021


Early on in the Biden administration, it rolled out a two-pronged migration plan: A reversal of the most punitive elements of Donald Trump’s policy …

The Race to Evacuate Kabul

August 25th, 2021


Since the fall of Kabul to the Taliban last week, everything and everyone has been focused on Hamid Karzai International Airport and the massive …

Why Mexico Is Suing U.S. Gunmakers

August 24th, 2021


For years, Mexico has been gripped by horrific violence as drug cartels battle each other and kill civilians. In the last 15 years alone, homicides …

Children and Covid: Your Questions, Answered

August 23rd, 2021


As the number of coronavirus infections in the United States surges, and school districts begin to reopen for in-person learning, some parents are …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Case of the Vanishing Jungle’

August 22nd, 2021


In 2002, a survey revealed there were just 1.6 Sumatran tigers per 100 square kilometers in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of the last habitats for the critically endangered animal. In the fall of 2015, …

Why Apple Is About To Search Your Files

August 20th, 2021


Two years ago, a multipart Times investigation highlighted an epidemic of child sexual abuse material which relied on platforms run by the world’s …

The Interpreters the U.S. Left Behind in Afghanistan

August 19th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

Weeks ago, as the Taliban undertook a major military offensive in Afghanistan, the U.S. accelerated its evacuation of Afghans who aided them and feared retribution. 

Many, however, …

A Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

August 18th, 2021


This weekend, a major earthquake hit Haiti. It is the second crisis to befall the Caribbean nation is just over a month — its president was …

America’s Miscalculations, Afghanistan’s Collapse

August 17th, 2021


The last few days in Afghanistan have been chaotic as the Taliban retake control of the country.

The debacle can be traced to a number of assumptions …

The Fall of Afghanistan

August 16th, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

On Sunday, the president of Afghanistan fled the country; the Taliban seized control of Kabul, the capital; …

The Sunday Read: ‘I Write About the Law. But Could I Really Help Free a Prisoner?’

August 15th, 2021


In 2019, Emily Bazelon, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, began communicating with Yutico Briley, an inmate at a prison in Jackson, La.

Mr. Briley first reached out to Ms. Bazelon after hearing her on the …

A ‘Code Red for Humanity’

August 13th, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

A major new United Nations scientific report has concluded that countries and corporations have delayed curbing fossil-fuel emissions for so long that we can no longer stop the …

How Washington Now Works

August 12th, 2021


On Tuesday, the United States Senate approved a $1 trillion infrastructure bill — the largest single infusion of federal funds into infrastructure projects in more than a decade. It was a bipartisan vote, with 19 …

The Resignation of Andrew Cuomo

August 11th, 2021


Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced yesterday that he would resign from office, exactly one week after a searing report found that he sexually …

The Taliban’s Advance

August 10th, 2021


The Taliban have made big moves in the last few days in their bid to take control of Afghanistan. 

This weekend, they seized several cities and …

Back to School Amid the Delta Variant

August 9th, 2021


To ensure students’ safe return to in-person learning amid a surge in the Delta variant of the coronavirus, some school districts plan to institute …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Man Who Filed More Than 180 Disability Lawsuits’

August 8th, 2021


For much of America’s history, a person with a disability had few civil rights related to their disability. That began to change when, in the 1980s, a group of lawmakers started to agitate for sweeping civil rights …

Voices of the Unvaccinated

August 6th, 2021


Don, a 38-year-old single father from Pittsburgh, doesn’t want to be lumped into the “crazy anti-vax crowd.”

Jeannie, a middle school teacher, has …

The End of Andrew Cuomo?

August 5th, 2021


This episode contains descriptions of sexual harassment.

After accusations of sexual harassment against Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York surfaced early this year, an independent investigation was begun.

And while people …

Trouble in Tunisia

August 4th, 2021


Tunisia was supposed to be the success story of the Arab Spring — the only democracy to last in the decade since revolutions swept the region.

Stories From the Great American Labor Shortage

August 3rd, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

Bartenders, sous chefs, wait staff — at the moment, managers in the U.S. hospitality industry are struggling …

A New Chapter of the Coronavirus

August 2nd, 2021


Recent data from the C.D.C. has found that not only can vaccinated people get infected with the Delta variant of the coronavirus, though instances are rare, but they also can potentially spread the virus just as much as …

The Sunday Read: ‘Is There a Right Way to Act Blind?’

August 1st, 2021


Activists slammed the TV show “In the Dark” for casting a sighted actress in a blind lead role. But what if blindness is a performance of its own?

From Opinion: Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Story We Tell About America

July 31st, 2021


You’ve heard the 1619 podcast right here on The Daily. And we’ve covered the backlash to the 1619 Project and the battle over critical race theory …

The Story of Simone Biles

July 30th, 2021


This episode contains mentions of sexual abuse.

Simone Biles, 24, showed up on the national stage at 16, when she competed in and won the national championships. She equally impressed at her first Olympics, in 2016 in …

Why Is China Expanding Its Nuclear Arsenal?

July 29th, 2021


For decades, nuclear weapons did not figure prominently in China’s military planning. However, recent satellite images suggest that the country may be looking to quintuple its nuclear arsenal. 

Why is China changing …

The Saga of Congress’s Jan. 6 Investigation

July 28th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

The first hearing of the special congressional committee on the Jan. 6 riots was an emotional affair, but it was not quite the investigation that was originally envisaged.

In …

The Vaccine Mandate Conundrum

July 27th, 2021


In the effort to raise America’s vaccination rate, some agencies and private organizations have turned to the last, and most controversial, weapon in the public health arsenal: vaccine mandates.

How have the federal …

Breakthrough Infections, Explained

July 26th, 2021


For the past couple of weeks, some Americans have reported a curious phenomenon: They have caught the coronavirus despite being vaccinated.

Vaccines are still doing their job by protecting against serious illness and …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Little Hedge Fund Taking Down Big Oil’

July 25th, 2021


An activist investment firm won a shocking victory at Exxon Mobil. But can new directors really put the oil giant on a cleaner path?

This story was written by Jessica Camille Aguirre and recorded by Audm. To hear more …

Putting a Price on Pollution

July 23rd, 2021


Extreme weather across Europe, North America and Asia is highlighting a harsh reality of science and history: The world as a whole is neither …

Who Killed Haiti’s President?

July 22nd, 2021


A promise of a well-paying assignment abroad for retired Colombian soldiers. A security company in Miami. An evangelical Haitian American pastor with …

Reacting to Chinese Cyberattacks

July 21st, 2021


The Chinese government’s hacking of Microsoft was bold and brazen.

The Biden administration tried to orchestrate a muscular and coordinated response …

Facebook vs. the White House

July 20th, 2021


Is misinformation on Facebook an impediment to ending the pandemic?

President Biden even said that platforms like Facebook, by harboring skepticism about the shots, were killing people.

Facebook immediately rejected the …

Do We Need a Third Covid Shot?

July 19th, 2021


The rise of the Delta variant has prompted a thorny question: Do we need a booster dose of the vaccine for Covid-19? Vaccine makers think so, but …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Mystery of the $113 Million Deli’

July 18th, 2021


It made headlines around the world: a New Jersey sandwich shop with a soaring stock price. Was it just speculation, or something stranger?

This story …

State-Sponsored Abuse in Canada

July 16th, 2021


This episode contains accounts of physical and sexual abuse.

The residential school system was devised by the Canadian government under the auspices …

Cubans Take to the Streets

July 15th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

It was a surprise to many recently when protesters took to the streets in a small town near Havana to express their grievances with Cuba’s authoritarian government. Cubans do not …

The Heat Wave That Hit the Pacific Northwest

July 14th, 2021


The heat wave that hit the usually cool and rainy American Pacific Northwest was a shock to many — Oregon and Washington were covered by a blanket of …

Will a Top Trump Deputy Flip?

July 13th, 2021


In its investigation of the Trump Organization’s financial affairs, the Manhattan district attorney’s office has zeroed in on Allen Weisselberg, the company’s former finance chief, who spent almost half a century …

A City’s Step Toward Reparations

July 12th, 2021


For decades, the granting of racial reparations in the United States appeared to be a political nonstarter. But Evanston, Ill., recently became the …

From The Sunday Read Archives: ‘Alone at Sea’

July 11th, 2021


For Aleksander Doba, pitting himself against the wide-open sea — storms, sunstroke, monotony, hunger and loneliness — was a way to feel alive in old …

The Assassination of Haiti’s President

July 9th, 2021


Early on Wednesday morning, a group of men killed President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti in his residence on the outskirts of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

It was a brazen act. Very rarely is a nation’s leader killed in at home.

The End of America’s 20-Year War

July 8th, 2021


After a 20-year war, the United States has effectively ended its operations in Afghanistan with little fanfare.

In recent weeks, the Americans have quietly vacated their sprawling military bases in the nation, and …

'Some Hope Is Better Than Having No Hope'

July 7th, 2021


When the F.D.A. approved the drug Aduhelm, the first Alzheimer’s treatment to receive the agency’s endorsement in almost two decades, it gave hope to many.

But the decision was contentious; some experts say there’s not …

The Rise of Delta

July 6th, 2021


The Delta variant of the coronavirus is threatening to put the world in an entirely new stage of the pandemic.

The variant is spreading fast, …

The Debate Over Critical Race Theory

July 2nd, 2021


In Loudoun County, Va., a fierce debate has been raging for months inside normally sleepy school board meetings.

At the heart of this anger is …

A New Era in College Sports

July 1st, 2021


Throughout its 115-year history, the N.C.A.A.’s bedrock principle has been that student-athletes should be amateurs and not allowed to profit off …

Inside the U.F.O. Report

June 30th, 2021


Recently, the government released a long-awaited report: a look at unexplained aerial phenomena.

We explore the report and what implications it may have. Will it do anything to quell theories of extraterrestrial visitors?

The Collapse of Champlain Towers

June 29th, 2021


A few years ago, engineers sounded alarm bells about Champlain Towers, a residential building in Surfside, Fla. Last week, disaster struck and the …

What the Japanese Think of the Olympics

June 28th, 2021


After last year’s postponement, both the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government are determined that the Tokyo Games will take place this summer.

But the public in Japan appears unconvinced: About 85 …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Woman Who Made van Gogh’

June 27th, 2021


Neglected by art history for decades, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, the sister-in-law to Vincent van Gogh, is finally being recognized as the force who opened the world’s eyes to his genius.

This story was written by Russell …

From Opinion: Anthony Fauci Is Pissed Off

June 26th, 2021


On this episode of Sway, a podcast from NYT Opinion, America’s chief immunologist responds to the recent leak of his emails, being compared to …

Day X, Part 5: Defensive Democracy

June 25th, 2021


In this episode, we get answers on just how bad the problem of far-right infiltration in the German military and police really is — and how Germany …

The Struggles of India’s Vaccine Giant

June 24th, 2021


When the coronavirus hit, the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, seemed uniquely positioned to help. It struck a deal with AstraZeneca, promising a billion vaccine doses to low- and …

Lessons from the Demise of a Voting Rights Bill

June 23rd, 2021


The For the People Act, a bill created by House Democrats after the 2018 midterm elections, could have been the most sweeping expansion of voting …

Policing and the New York Mayoral Race

June 22nd, 2021


In the wake of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, a central question of the New York City mayoral contest has become: Is New York safer with …

A Crucial Voting Rights Decision

June 21st, 2021


How does the 1965 Voting Rights Act work? That is the question in front of the Supreme Court as it rules on a pair of Arizona laws from 2016 — the …

The Sunday Read: ‘Finding My Father’

June 20th, 2021


During his childhood, Nicholas Casey, Madrid bureau chief for The New York Times, received visits from his father. He would arrive from some faraway …

Day X, Part 4: Franco A.

June 18th, 2021


We meet Franco A., an officer in the German military who lived a double life as a Syrian refugee and stands accused of plotting an act of terrorism to bring down the German government.

The Transformation of Ralph Northam

June 17th, 2021


In 2019, it seemed to many that Gov. Ralph Northam’s career was over.

That year, the Democratic governor of Virginia became embroiled in a highly publicized blackface scandal centered on a racist picture in his …

The War in Tigray

June 16th, 2021


This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence.

Just a few years ago, Ethiopia’s leader was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, the nation is …

Why Billionaires Pay So Little Tax

June 15th, 2021


Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Elon Musk and George Soros are household names. They are among the wealthiest people in the United States.

But a recent …

Apple’s Bet on China

June 14th, 2021


Apple built the world’s most valuable business by figuring out how to make China work for Apple.

A New York Times investigation has found that the dynamic has now changed. China has figured out how to make Apple work for …

From The Sunday Read Archives: ‘My Mustache, My Self’

June 13th, 2021


During months of pandemic isolation, Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The New York Times, decided to grow a mustache.

The reviews were mixed and …

Day X, Part 3: Blind Spot 2.0

June 11th, 2021


Franco A. is not the only far-right extremist in Germany discovered by chance. For over a decade, 10 murders in the country, including nine victims …

The Unlikely Pioneer Behind mRNA Vaccines

June 10th, 2021


When she was at graduate school in the 1970s, Dr. Katalin Kariko learned about something that would become a career-defining obsession: mRNA.

She …

The Bill That United the Senate

June 9th, 2021


The Senate passed the largest piece of industrial policy seen in the U.S. in decades on Tuesday, directing about a quarter of a trillion dollars to …

Who is Hacking the U.S. Economy?

June 8th, 2021


In the past few weeks, some of the biggest industries in the U.S. have been held up by cyberattacks.

The first big infiltration was at Colonial …

Will Netanyahu Fall?

June 7th, 2021


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has always sold himself as a peerless defender of his country. In the minds of many Israelis, he has …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Native Scholar Who Wasn't’

June 6th, 2021


Andrea Smith had long been an outspoken activist and academic in the Native American community. Called an icon of “Native American feminism,” she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy work and has …

Bonus: Ezra Klein Talks to Obama About How America Went From ‘Yes We Can’ to ‘MAGA’

June 5th, 2021


On this episode of The Ezra Klein Show, former President Barack Obama discusses Joe Biden, aliens and what he got right and wrong during his two terms in office.

Each Tuesday and Friday for The New York Times Opinion …

Day X, Part 2: In the Stomach

June 4th, 2021


Franco A. visited the workplaces of two of his alleged targets. We meet both targets to hear the stories of two Germanies: One a beacon of liberal democracy that has worked to overcome its Nazi past, the other a place …

Inside the Texas Legislature

June 3rd, 2021


Over the weekend, months of tension in the Texas Legislature came to a head. A group of Democratic lawmakers got up and left the building before a vote — an act of resistance amid the most conservative Texas legislative …

Joe Manchin’s Motivations

June 2nd, 2021


Representing a vanishing brand of Democratic politics that makes his vote anything but predictable, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has become …

The Burning of Black Tulsa

June 1st, 2021


This episode includes disturbing language including racial slurs.

In the early 20th century, Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was an epicenter of Black …

Day X, Part 1: Shadow Army?

May 28th, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

The mysterious story of a German soldier, a faked Syrian identity and a loaded gun in an airport bathroom …

The Saga of Ryanair Flight 4978

May 27th, 2021


Last week, when the pilots on a commercial flight headed for Lithuania told passengers they were about to make an unexpected landing in the …

Why Hamas Keeps Fighting, and Losing

May 26th, 2021


After 11 days of fighting over the skies of Israel and Gaza, a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel was announced last week.

The conflict wrought devastation in Gaza. Yet Hamas’s leaders took to television and declared …

A Cheerleader, a Snapchat Post and the Supreme Court

May 25th, 2021


When Brandi Levy was 14, she posted an expletive-filled video to Snapchat, expressing her dismay at not making the varsity cheerleading squad. It got her suspended from cheerleading entirely for a year.

Can a public …

The Crumbling of the N.R.A.

May 24th, 2021


It had long appeared that the National Rifle Association was impervious to anything or anyone.

Now, an investigation into financial misconduct accusations led by the New York attorney general’s office imperils the very …

The Sunday Read: ‘Neanderthals Were People, Too’

May 23rd, 2021


In the summer of 1856, workers quarrying limestone in a valley outside Düsseldorf, Germany, found an odd looking skull. It was elongated and almost …

Presenting This American Life: “The Daily”

May 22nd, 2021


When our friends at This American Life made an episode called ... wait for it! ... “The Daily,” we knew we wanted to share it with you. It’s about life’s daily practices, and what you learn from doing a thing every day. …

Two Soldiers, Ten Years

May 21st, 2021


This episode contains strong language and scenes of war that some may find distressing. 

In 2010, James Dao, then a military affairs reporter for The …

Netanyahu and Biden: A History

May 20th, 2021


It has been more than a week since the latest escalation between Israel and Hamas, and President Biden has been taking a cautious approach.

The president has stressed Israel’s right to defend itself, but he seems …

Nine Days in Gaza

May 19th, 2021


“You never get used to the sound of bombings,” Rahf Hallaq tells us on today’s episode.

Ms. Hallaq, an English language and literature student, lives in the northwestern area of Gaza City, where she shares a home with …

A Strange Moment for the U.S. Economy

May 18th, 2021


Why is the economic recovery from the pandemic so uneven? Why are companies finding it hard to hire? And why are the prices of used cars surging?

Recent economic reports have commentators scratching their heads. We dig …

Prosecuting the Capitol Rioters

May 17th, 2021


In the months since a pro-Trump mob breached the walls of the Capitol building, some 420 people have been arrested and charged in connection with the …

From The Sunday Read Archive: ‘Weird Al Yankovic’s Weirdly Enduring Appeal’

May 16th, 2021


In this episode of The Sunday Read, we revisit a story from our archives.

Sam Anderson, a staff writer, claims Weird Al Yankovic is not just a parody …

A Conversation With a Dogecoin Millionaire

May 14th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

What started out as a kind of inside joke in the world of cryptocurrency has quickly become, for some, a very serious path to wealth. Today we explore the latest frenzy around a …

The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Reignited

May 13th, 2021


In the past few days, the deadliest violence in years has erupted between Israel and the Palestinians. Hundreds of missiles are streaking back and …

‘Ignoring the Lie Emboldens the Liar’

May 12th, 2021


Today, Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, is expected to be removed from her leadership position.

She has found herself on a lonely …

Apple vs. Facebook

May 11th, 2021


Recently, Apple released a seemingly innocuous software update: a new privacy feature that would explicitly ask iPhone users whether an app should be …

Rural Tennessee’s Vaccine Hesitators

May 10th, 2021


Vaccine hesitancy is a major reason that many experts now fear the United States will struggle to attain herd immunity against the coronavirus.

And while many initially hesitant demographics have become more open to …

From The Sunday Read Archive: ‘The Accusation’

May 9th, 2021


In this episode of The Sunday Read, we revisit a story from our archives.

When the university told one woman about the sexual-harassment complaints …

Why Herd Immunity Is Slipping Away

May 7th, 2021


From the earliest days of the pandemic, herd immunity has consistently factored into conversations about how countries can find their way out of lockdowns and restrictions.

Now, many experts believe that the United …

A Major Ruling From Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’

May 6th, 2021


Was Facebook right to indefinitely bar former President Donald J. Trump from the platform after the Capitol riot?

The company’s oversight board, which …

A Shrinking Society in Japan

May 5th, 2021


Japan is the “grayest” nation in the world. Close to 30 percent of the population is over 65. The reason is its low birthrate, which has caused the …

A Population Slowdown in the U.S.

May 4th, 2021


The latest census revealed that the United States had seen the second-slowest decade of population growth since 1790, when the count began.

The …

A Vast Web of Vengeance, Part 2

May 3rd, 2021


Inside the world of complaint sites and what can be done about the “the bathroom wall of the internet.”

Sign up here to get The Daily in your inbox each morning. And for an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on …

The Sunday Read: ‘He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?’

May 2nd, 2021


For years, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, a Dominican-born teacher of classics at Princeton, has spoken openly about the harm caused by the discipline’s practitioners in the two millenniums since antiquity — the classical …

Introducing: ‘The Improvement Association,’ From the Makers of Serial

May 1st, 2021


For at least a decade, allegations of cheating have swirled around elections in rural Bladen County, N.C. Some people point fingers at a Black advocacy group, the Bladen County Improvement Association, accusing it of …

Odessa, Part 4: Wellness Check

April 30th, 2021


This episode contains references to mental health challenges, including eating disorders.

Joanna Lopez, the high school senior we met in our first …

‘We Have to Prove Democracy Still Works’

April 29th, 2021


In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Biden set out an expansive vision for the role of American government. He spent much of …

Fear and Loss: Inside India’s Coronavirus Crisis

April 28th, 2021


At the beginning of this year, many people in India thought the worst of the pandemic was finished there. But in the last few weeks, any sense of ease has given way to widespread fear. 

The country is suffering from the …

Can the U.S. Win Back Its Climate Credibility?

April 27th, 2021


During a global climate summit, President Biden signaled America’s commitment to fighting climate change with an ambitious target: The U.S. will cut its economywide carbon emissions by 50 percent of 2005 levels by …

Why Russia Is Exporting So Much Vaccine

April 26th, 2021


In recent years, Russia has tried to reassert its global influence in many ways, from military action in Ukraine to meddling in U.S. elections.

So when Russia developed a coronavirus vaccine, it prioritized exporting it …

The Sunday Read: ‘The “Herald Square Bomber” Who Wasn’t’

April 25th, 2021


In summer 2003, Shahawar Matin Siraj, then 21, met Osama Eldawoody, a nuclear engineer twice his age. To Mr. Siraj’s delight they struck up an unlikely friendship — never before had someone this sophisticated taken him …

The Super League That Wasn’t

April 23rd, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

On Sunday, 12 elite soccer teams in Europe announced the formation of a super league. The plan was backed by vast amounts of money, but it flew in the face of an idea central to …

How a ‘Red Flag’ Law Failed in Indiana

April 22nd, 2021


Last spring, Brandon Hole’s mother alerted the police in Indiana about her son’s worrying behavior. Invoking the state’s “red flag” law, officers …

Guilty of All Charges

April 21st, 2021


On Tuesday, after three weeks of jury selection, another three weeks of testimony and 10 hours of deliberations, Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis …

A Wave of Anti-Transgender Legislation

April 20th, 2021


Just four months into 2021 and there have already been more than 80 bills, introduced in mostly Republican-controlled legislatures, that aim to …

A Difficult Diplomatic Triangle

April 19th, 2021


When a nuclear fuel enrichment site in Iran blew up this month, Tehran immediately said two things: The explosion was no accident, and the blame lay …

The Sunday Read: ‘Voices Carry’

April 18th, 2021


The Skagit Valley choir last sang together on the evening of March 10, 2020. This rehearsal, it would turn out, was one of the first documented …

The Agony of Pandemic Parenting

April 16th, 2021


This episode contains strong language and emotional descriptions about the challenges of parenting during the pandemic, so if your young child is with you, you might want to listen later.

Several months ago, The Times …

The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Explained

April 15th, 2021


Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus shot as they examine a rare blood-clotting disorder that emerged in six recipients.

Every state, the District of …

A Legal Winning Streak for Religion

April 14th, 2021


In a ruling a few days ago, the Supreme Court lifted coronavirus restrictions imposed by California on religious services held in private homes. The …

Cryptocurrency’s Newest Frontier

April 13th, 2021


It started with a picture posted on the internet, and ended in an extravagant cryptocurrency bidding war. NFTs, or “nonfungible tokens,” have recently taken the art world by storm. Sabrina Tavernise, a national …

Europe’s Vaccination Problem

April 12th, 2021


Europe’s vaccination process was expected to be well-orchestrated and efficient. So far, it’s been neither. Sabrina Tavernise, a national …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Ghost Writer’

April 11th, 2021


The author Philip Roth, who died in 2018, was not sure whether he wanted to be the subject of a biography. In the end, he decided that he wanted to be known and understood.

His search for a biographer was long and …

Odessa, Part 3: The Band Bus Quarantine

April 9th, 2021


Odessa is a four-part series. All episodes of the show released so far are available here
Last fall, as Odessa High School brought some students …

The Case Against Derek Chauvin

April 8th, 2021


In Minneapolis, the tension is palpable as the city awaits the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of murdering George …

Targeting Overseas Tax Shelters

April 7th, 2021


The I.R.S. says that Bristol Myers Squibb, America’s second-largest drug company, has engaged a tax-shelter setup that has deprived the United States …

A Vast Web of Vengeance

April 6th, 2021


How one woman with a grudge was able to slander an entire family online, while the sites she used avoided blame.

Sign up here to get The Daily in your inbox each morning. And for an exclusive look at how the biggest …

A Military That Murders Its Own People

April 5th, 2021


Two months ago, Myanmar’s military carried out a coup, deposing the country’s elected civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and closing the curtains on a five-year experiment with democracy. 

Since then, the Burmese people …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers’

April 4th, 2021


During the pandemic, cheerleader-ish girls performing slithery hip-hop dances to rap music on TikTok has been the height of entertainment — enjoyed both genuinely and for laughs.

Addison Rae, one such TikToker, is the …

Inside the Biden Infrastructure Plan

April 2nd, 2021


President Biden is pushing the boundaries of how most Americans think of infrastructure.

In a speech on Wednesday, he laid out his vision for revitalizing the nation’s infrastructure in broad, sweeping terms: evoking …

A Union Drive at Amazon

April 1st, 2021


Since its earliest days, Amazon has been anti-union, successfully quashing any attempt by workers to organize.

A group of workers at an Amazon …

A Conversation With Senator Raphael Warnock

March 31st, 2021


Republican-led legislatures are racing to restrict voting rights, in a broad political effort that first began in the state of Georgia. To many …

A National Campaign to Restrict Voting

March 30th, 2021


Georgia, a once reliably red state, has been turning more and more purple in recent years. In response, the Republican state legislature has passed a package of laws aimed at restricting voting.

Today, we look at those …

The Trial of Derek Chauvin

March 29th, 2021


On the docket on Monday at a Minneapolis courthouse is the biggest police brutality case in the United States in three decades: the trial of Derek …

The Sunday Read: 'Rembrandt in the Blood'

March 28th, 2021


It was in the winter of 2016 that Jan Six, a Dutch art dealer based in Amsterdam, made a discovery that would upend his life. He was leafing through …

A Nursing Home’s First Day Out of Lockdown

March 26th, 2021


The Good Shepherd Nursing Home in West Virginia lifted its coronavirus lockdown in February.

For months, residents had been confined to their rooms, unable to mix. But with everybody now vaccinated, it was finally time …

The State of Vaccinations

March 25th, 2021


The United States has never undertaken a vaccination campaign of the scale and speed of the Covid-19 program. Despite a few glitches, the country …

Joe Biden’s 30-Year Quest for Gun Control

March 24th, 2021


In less than a week, the United States has seen two deadly mass shootings: one in Boulder, Colo., and another in the Atlanta area.

These events …

A Food Critic Loses Her Sense of Smell

March 23rd, 2021


For Tejal Rao, a restaurant critic for The Times, a sense of smell is crucial to what she does. After she contracted the coronavirus, it disappeared. It felt almost instant.

“If you’re not used to it, you don’t know …

The Cruel Reality of Long Covid-19

March 22nd, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

Ivan Agerton of Bainbridge Island, Wash., was usually unflappable. A 50-year-old adventure photographer and …

The Sunday Read: 'Beauty of the Beasts'

March 21st, 2021


The bright elastic throats of anole lizards, the Fabergé abdomens of peacock spiders and the curling, iridescent and ludicrously long feathers of …

Bonus: The N-Word is Both Unspeakable and Ubiquitous. 'Still Processing' is Back, and They're Confronting it.

March 20th, 2021


Introducing the new season of “Still Processing.” The first episode is the one that the co-hosts Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris have been wanting to make for years. They’re talking about the N-word. It’s both …

The Ruthless Rise and Lonely Decline of Andrew Cuomo

March 19th, 2021


Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is known as a hard-charging, ruthless political operator.

But his power has always come from two sources: legislators’ …

A Murderous Rampage in Georgia

March 18th, 2021


The pandemic has precipitated a rise in anti-Asian violence in the U.S. However, the full extent of this violence may be obscured by the difficulty …

The Fight for (and Against) a $15 Minimum Wage

March 17th, 2021


The passage of the stimulus package last week ushered in an expansion of the social safety net that Democrats have celebrated. But one key policy was …

A Wind Farm in Coal Country

March 16th, 2021


Wyoming has powered the nation with coal for generations. Many in the state consider the industry part of their identity.

It is in this state, and …

Life After the Vaccine in Israel

March 15th, 2021


Just a few months ago, Israel was in dire shape when it came to the coronavirus. It had among the highest daily infection and death rates in the world. 

Now, Israel has outpaced much of the world in vaccinating its …

The Sunday Read: 'The Case for the Subway'

March 14th, 2021


Long before it became an archaic and filthy symbol of everything wrong with America’s broken cities, the New York subway was a marvel.

In recent …

Odessa, Part 2: Friday Night Lights

March 12th, 2021


Odessa is a four-part series. All episodes of the show released so far are available here
In 1988, a high school football team in Odessa, Texas, was …

Diana and Meghan

March 11th, 2021


This episode contains references to suicide, self-harm and eating disorders.

In 1995, Diana, Princess of Wales, made a decision that was unprecedented for a member of the British royal family: She sat down with the BBC …

‘I Thought I Was Going to Die’: A Capitol Police Officer Recounts Jan. 6

March 10th, 2021


When Officer Harry Dunn reporter for work at the Capitol on the morning of Jan. 6, he expected a day of relatively normal protests. But the situation …

A Safety Net for American Children

March 9th, 2021


Even as recently as a year ago, even the most cleareyed analysts thought it was a long shot. But this week, a child tax credit is expected to be …

Biden's Dilemmas, Part 2: Children at the Border

March 8th, 2021


The number of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border is growing — and, with it, anxiety in the Biden administration.

Newer concerns have mixed with longstanding ones to create a situation at the border …

The Sunday Read: 'The Lonely Death of George Bell'

March 7th, 2021


Thousands die in New York every year. Some of them alone. The city might weep when the celebrated die, or the innocent are slain, but for those who pass in an unwatched struggle, there is no one to mourn for them and …

Biden’s Dilemmas, Part 1: Punishing Saudi Arabia

March 5th, 2021


Joe Biden has had harsh words for the Saudis and the kingdom’s de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

It appeared that the period of appeasement toward the Saudis in the Trump administration was over. But the …

How Close Is the Pandemic’s End?

March 4th, 2021


It’s been almost a year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

And the virus is persisting: A downward trend in the U.S. caseload has stalled, and concern about the impact of …

Can Bill Gates Vaccinate the World?

March 3rd, 2021


When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Microsoft founder Bill Gates was the most powerful and provocative private individual operating within global …

The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan

March 2nd, 2021


The Senate is preparing to vote on another stimulus bill — the third of the pandemic.

The bill has the hallmarks of a classic stimulus package: money …

Texas After the Storm

March 1st, 2021


Even as the cold has lifted and the ice has melted in Texas, the true depth of the devastation left by the state’s winter storm can be difficult to …

The Sunday Read: ‘Sigrid Johnson Was Black. A DNA Test Said She Wasn’t’

February 28th, 2021


It all started when Sigrid E. Johnson was 62. She got a call from an old friend, asking her to participate in a study about DNA ancestry tests and …

Odessa, Part 1: The School Year Begins

February 26th, 2021


Odessa is a four-part audio documentary series about one West Texas high school reopening during the pandemic — and the teachers, students and nurses …

Fate, Domestic Terrorism and the Nomination of Merrick Garland

February 25th, 2021


Five years ago, Judge Merrick B. Garland became a high-profile casualty of Washington’s political dysfunction. President Barack Obama selected him to …

When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 2: ‘They’re Not Giving Us an Ending’

February 24th, 2021


When the pandemic was bearing down on New York last March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration issued a directive that allowed Covid-19 patients to be discharged into nursing homes in a bid to free up hospital beds for …

When Covid Hit Nursing Homes, Part 1: ‘My Mother Died Alone’

February 23rd, 2021


When New York was the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, Gov. Andrew Cuomo emerged as a singular, strong leader. Now his leadership is …

The Legacy of Rush Limbaugh

February 22nd, 2021


The conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh died last week. He was 70.

For decades, he broadcast mistrust and grievance into the homes of millions. Mr. Limbaugh helped create an entire ecosystem of right-wing media …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Man Who Turned Credit Card Points Into an Empire’

February 21st, 2021


In recent years, travel — cheap travel, specifically — has boomed. Like all booms it has its winners (including influencers and home-sharing platforms like Airbnb) and its losers (namely locals and the environment). …

Kids and Covid

February 19th, 2021


The end of summer 2021 has been earmarked as the time by which most American adults will be vaccinated. But still remaining is the often-overlooked …

A Battle for the Soul of Rwanda

February 18th, 2021


The story of how Paul Rusesabagina saved the lives of his hotel guests during the Rwandan genocide was immortalized in the 2004 film “Hotel Rwanda.” …

The Blackout in Texas

February 17th, 2021


An intense winter storm has plunged Texas into darkness. The state’s electricity grid has failed in the face of the worst cold weather there in …

An Impeachment Manager on Trump’s Acquittal

February 16th, 2021


There was a sense of fatalism going into former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. Many felt that it would almost certainly end in …

The Sunday Read: 'Who's Making All Those Scam Calls?'

February 14th, 2021


The app Truecaller estimates that as many as 56 million Americans have fallen foul to scam calls, losing nearly $20 billion.

Enter L., an anonymous …

France, Islam and ‘Laïcité’

February 12th, 2021


“Laïcité,” or secularism, the principle that separates religion from the state in France, has long provoked heated dispute in the country. It has …

A Broken System for Housing the Homeless

February 11th, 2021


This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence. 

Victor Rivera has framed his life story as one of redemption and salvation. Escaping …

What Will It Take to Reopen Schools?

February 10th, 2021


Almost a year into the pandemic and the American education system remains severely disrupted. About half of children across the United States are not …

A Guide to the (Latest) Impeachment Trial

February 9th, 2021


The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will begin today.

This time, the case against Mr. Trump is more straightforward: Did his …

Liz Cheney vs. Marjorie Taylor Greene

February 8th, 2021


The departure of President Donald Trump and the storming of the Capitol have reignited a long-dormant battle over the future of the Republican Party.

The Sunday Read: 'The Many Lives of Steven Yeun'

February 7th, 2021


Jay Caspian Kang, the author and narrator of this week’s Sunday Read, spoke with the actor Steven Yeun over Zoom at the end of last year. The premise …

The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

February 5th, 2021


“The Earth is round. Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for president and vice president of the United States.” So begins the 280-page complaint filed by Smartmatic, an election …

The End of Democracy in Myanmar

February 4th, 2021


Rumors had been swirling for days before Myanmar’s military launched a coup, taking back power and ousting the civilian leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar’s experiment with democracy, however flawed, now appears to be …

‘Please, Give Me Back My Daughter’

February 3rd, 2021


When her daughter Karen was kidnapped in 2014, Miriam Rodríguez knew the Zetas, a cartel that ran organized crime in her town of San Fernando, Mexico, were responsible.

From the hopelessness that her daughter may never …

Assessing Biden’s Climate Plan

February 2nd, 2021


President Biden’s plans for curbing the most devastating impacts of a changing climate are ambitious.

His administration is not only planning a sharp U-turn from the previous White House — former President Donald Trump …

The GameStop Rebellion

February 1st, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

GameStop can feel like a retailer from a bygone era. But last week, it was dragged back into the zeitgeist when it became the center of an online war between members of an …

The Sunday Read: 'The Forgotten Sense'

January 31st, 2021


“Smell is a startling superpower,” writes Brooke Jarvis, the author of today’s Sunday Read. “If you weren’t used to it, it would seem like …

A Conspiracy Theory Is Proved Wrong

January 29th, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

Inauguration Day was supposed to bring vindication for adherents of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory QAnon.

Instead, they watched as Joe Biden took the oath as the 46th president of …

The Fate of the Filibuster

January 28th, 2021


As Democrats and Republicans haggled over how to share power in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, made one key demand: Do not touch …

Why Are U.S. Coronavirus Cases Falling? And Will the Trend Last?

January 27th, 2021


The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is falling, but has the country turned a corner in the pandemic? And what kind of threats do …

‘The Skunk at the Picnic’: Dr. Anthony Fauci on Working for Trump

January 26th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

In many instances while advising the Trump administration on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci was faced with a …

Aleksei Navalny and the Future of Russia

January 25th, 2021


The Russian activist Aleksei Navalny has spent years agitating against corruption, and against President Vladimir Putin. 

Last summer he was poisoned with a rare nerve agent linked to the Russian state. Last week, after …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Amateur Cloud Society That (Sort Of) Rattled the Scientific Community’

January 24th, 2021


The cultural history of clouds seemed to be shaped by amateurs — the likes of Luke Howard and the Honorable Ralph Abercromby — each of whom projected …

Biden’s Executive Orders

January 22nd, 2021


Within hours of assuming the presidency, President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders. He rejoined the Paris climate agreement, repealed the so-called Muslim travel ban and mandated the wearing of masks on …

The Inauguration of Joe Biden

January 21st, 2021


Unity was the byword of President Biden’s Inaugural Address.

The speech was an attempt to turn the page. But can this be achieved without, as many in …

‘Restoring the First Brick of Dignity’: Biden Supporters on His Inauguration

January 20th, 2021


Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States today. Among Democrats, there is a sense of joy and hope, but also of caution and concern.

We speak with a range of Mr. Biden’s supporters, including …

'What Kind of Message Is That?': How Republicans See the Attack on the Capitol

January 19th, 2021


Polling in the days since the storming of the Capitol paints a complex picture. While most Americans do not support the riot, a majority of …

The Sunday Read: 'The Valve Turners'

January 17th, 2021


Most Americans treat climate change seriously but not literally — they accept the science, worry about forecasts but tell themselves that someone else will get serious about fixing the problem very soon.

The Valve …

‘Rankly Unfit’: The View From a Republican Who Voted to Impeach

January 15th, 2021


This episode contains strong language. 

Three days after being sworn into Congress, Representative Peter Meijer, Republican of Michigan, was sitting in the gallery of the House of Representatives as pro-Trump rioters …

Impeached, Again

January 14th, 2021


“A clear and present danger.” Those were the words used by Nancy Pelosi to describe President Trump, and the main thrust of the Democrats’ arguments for impeachment on the House floor.

While most House Republicans lined …

Is More Violence Coming?

January 13th, 2021


After the attack on the Capitol, social media platforms sprang into action, deleting the accounts of agitators.

Without a central place to congregate, …

A Swift Impeachment Plan

January 12th, 2021


At the heart of the move to impeach President Trump is a relatively simple accusation: that he incited a violent insurrection against the government …

A Pandemic Update: The Variant and the Vaccine Rollout

January 11th, 2021


As 2020 drew to a close, a concerning development in the pandemic came out of Britain — a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered that is significantly more transmissible. It has since been discovered in a …

The Sunday Read: 'A Mother and Daughter at the End'

January 10th, 2021


Without many predators or any prey, rhinos flourished for millions of years. Humans put an end to that, as we hunted them down and destroyed their habitat.

No rhino, however, is doing worse than the northern white. Just …

How They Stormed Congress

January 8th, 2021


This episode contains strong language.

The pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday made their plans in plain sight. They organized on …

An Assault on the Capitol

January 7th, 2021


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 …

A Historic Night in Georgia

January 6th, 2021


The long fight for control of the U.S. Senate is drawing to a close in Georgia, and the Democrats appear set to win out — the Rev. Raphael Warnock is …

The Georgia Runoffs, Part 2: ‘I Have Zero Confidence in My Vote’

January 5th, 2021


Since the presidential election was called for Joe Biden, President Trump has relentlessly attacked the integrity of the count in Georgia. He has floated conspiracy theories to explain away his loss and attacked …

The Georgia Runoffs, Part 1: ‘We Are Black Diamonds.’

January 4th, 2021


A strong Black turnout will be integral to Democratic success in the U.S. Senate races in Georgia this week.

In the first of a two-part examination of election strategies in the Georgia runoffs, we sit down with Stacey …

Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake: An Update

December 31st, 2020


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

When Alaska was hit by a devastating earthquake in 1964, it was the …

‘Who Replaces Me?’: An Update

December 30th, 2020


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

A New Way to Mourn: An Update

December 29th, 2020


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes from this year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran.

In our society, the public part of mourning is ritualized by a coming …

How a Small Bar Battled to Survive the Coronavirus: An Update

December 28th, 2020


This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

The Sunday Read: 'Cher Everlasting'

December 27th, 2020


The escapism of movies took on a new importance during pandemic isolation. Caity Weaver, the author of this week’s Sunday Read, says that to properly …

24 Hours Inside a Brooklyn Hospital: An Update

December 24th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

This week, The Daily is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened in the time since they first ran.

When New York City was the …

The Year in Good News

December 23rd, 2020


A few weeks ago, we put a callout on The Daily, asking people to send in their good news from a particularly bleak year.

The response was …

The Lives They Lived

December 22nd, 2020


It is a very human thing, at the end of a year, to stop and take stock. Part of that involves acknowledging that some remarkable people who were here …


December 21st, 2020


The radio host Delilah has been on the air for more than 40 years. She takes calls from listeners across the United States, as they open up about their heavy hearts, their hopes and the important people in their lives.

The Sunday Read: 'The Movement to Bring Death Closer'

December 20th, 2020


“If death practices reveal a culture’s values,” writes Maggie Jones, the author of today’s Sunday Read, “we choose convenience, outsourcing, an …

Evicted During the Pandemic

December 18th, 2020


For years there has been an evictions crisis in the United States. The pandemic has made it more acute.

On today’s episode, our conversations with a single mother of two from Georgia over several months during the …

Should Facebook Be Broken Up?

December 17th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

When the photo-sharing app Instagram started to grow in popularity in the 2010s, the chief executive of …

Hacked, Again

December 16th, 2020


Undetected for months, sophisticated hackers working on behalf of a foreign government were able to breach computer networks across a number of U.S. government agencies. It’s believed to be the handiwork of Russian …

America’s First Coronavirus Vaccinations

December 15th, 2020


North Dakota and New Orleans have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus.

On today’s episode, we speak to health care workers in both places as …

The U.S. Approves a Vaccine

December 14th, 2020


The Food and Drug Administration authorized Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use on Friday, clearing the way for millions of highly vulnerable …

The Sunday Read: 'Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited'

December 13th, 2020


Amid the death and desperation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, two inmates, David Wisnia and Helen Spitzer, found love.

On today’s episode, the story of how they found each other — first within the camp and again, …

A Guide to Georgia’s Senate Runoffs

December 11th, 2020


In three weeks, an election will take place that could be as important as the presidential vote in determining the course of the next four years.

The …

Why Did the U.S. Turn Down Vaccine Doses?

December 10th, 2020


From the start of the pandemic, the Trump administration said it was committed to ordering and stockpiling enough potential vaccine doses to end the outbreak in the United States as quickly as possible.

But new reporting …

The Beginning of the End of the Pandemic

December 9th, 2020


In Britain, news that the country had become the first to start administering a fully tested coronavirus vaccine was met with hope, excitement — and …

Trump Shut the Door on Migrants. Will Biden Open It?

December 8th, 2020


Caitlin Dickerson, an immigration reporter for The Times, says there is one word that sums up the Trump administration’s approach to border crossing: deterrence. For nearly four years, the U.S. government has tried to …

‘It Has All Gone Too Far’

December 7th, 2020


The state of the 2020 U.S. election is, still, not a settled matter in Georgia. For weeks, conservatives have been filing lawsuits in state and …

The Sunday Read: ‘The Social Life of Forests’

December 6th, 2020


Foresters once regarded trees as solitary individuals: They competed for space and resources, but were otherwise indifferent to one another.

The work …

The President and Pre-Emptive Pardons

December 4th, 2020


The power to pardon criminals or commute their sentences is one of the most sacred and absolute a president has, and President Trump has already used …

‘Something Terrible Has Happened’

December 3rd, 2020


This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault.

When the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy this year, it created a final window for …

Biden’s Cabinet Picks, Part 2: Antony Blinken

December 2nd, 2020


What kind of foreign policy is possible for the United States after four years of isolationism under President Trump?

Antony Blinken, President-elect …

Biden’s Cabinet Picks, Part 1: Janet Yellen

December 1st, 2020


Janet Yellen, who is poised to become secretary of the Treasury, will immediately have her work cut out for her. The U.S. economy is in a precarious …

When and How You’ll Get a Vaccine

November 30th, 2020


For Americans, months of collective isolation and fear could soon be winding down. A coronavirus vaccine may be just weeks away.

According to Dr. …

A Day at the Food Pantry

November 25th, 2020


On a day early this fall, Nikita Stewart, who covers social services for The New York Times, and the Daily producers Annie Brown and Stella Tan spent a day at Council of Peoples Organization, a food pantry in Brooklyn, …

A Failed Attempt to Overturn the Election

November 24th, 2020


Pressure and litigation appear to have been the pillars of President Trump’s response to his general election loss.

His team filed a litany of court cases in battleground states. In some, such as Georgia and Michigan, …

New York City’s 3 Percent Problem

November 23rd, 2020


This week New York City’s public schools will close their doors and students will once again undertake online instruction.

The shutdown was triggered …

The Sunday Read: 'Man to Man'

November 22nd, 2020


For years, Wil S. Hylton had been drawn to his cousin’s strength and violence. He was pulled in by the archetype that he embodied and was envious of …

When the Pandemic Came to Rural Wisconsin

November 20th, 2020


When the pandemic struck, Patty Schachtner, in her capacity as both a member of the Wisconsin State Senate and chief medical officer for St. Croix County, tried to remain one step ahead. It was an approach criticized by …

The Pandemic Economy in 7 Numbers

November 19th, 2020


There are several figures that tell the story of the American economy right now.

Some are surprisingly positive — the housing market is booming — while others paint a more dire picture.

Using seven key numbers, we look at …

The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of the Taliban

November 18th, 2020


President Trump is pushing the military to accelerate the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, all but guaranteeing a major place for the Taliban in the country’s future.

As a child, Mujib Mashal lived through …

Why Europe Is Flattening the Curve (and the U.S. Isn’t)

November 17th, 2020


As it became clear that Europe was heading into another deadly wave of the coronavirus, most of the continent returned to lockdown. European leaders pushed largely similar messages, asking citizens to take measures to …

Division Among the Democrats

November 16th, 2020


For four years, Democrats had been united behind the mission of defeating President Trump.

But after the election of Joe Biden, the party’s disappointing showing in congressional races — losing seats in the House and …

The Sunday Read: 'Hard Times'

November 15th, 2020


For the folk duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, pandemic isolation brought about a creative boon. In a year that has been defined by uncertainty, …

A Non-Transfer of Power

November 13th, 2020


Maggie Haberman on why the traditional transfer of power is not happening this year, and the implications of that delay.

Guest: Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times

For more information on …

A Vaccine Breakthrough

November 12th, 2020


It’s a dark time in the struggle with the coronavirus, particularly in the United States, where infections and hospitalizations have surged.

But amid …

The (Unfinished) Battle for the Senate

November 11th, 2020


After the tumult of last week’s voting, one crucial question remains: Who will control the Senate?

The answer lies in Georgia, where two runoff …

About Those Polls…

November 10th, 2020


Nate Cohn, an expert on polling for The New York Times, knows that the predictions for the 2016 presidential election were bad.

But this year, he …

Celebration and Sorrow: Americans React to the Election

November 9th, 2020


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 …

The Sunday Read: ‘Lost in the Deep’

November 8th, 2020


On the afternoon of Sept. 15, 1942, the U.S.S. Wasp, an aircraft carrier housing 71 planes, 2,247 sailors and a journalist, was hit by torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine, sending it more than two and a half miles …

Special Episode: Joe Biden Wins the Presidency

November 7th, 2020


After days of uncertainty, Joe Biden has been elected president, becoming the first candidate in more than a quarter of a century to beat an incumbent. His running mate, Kamala Harris, is the first woman and woman of …

The President’s Damaging Lie

November 6th, 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 …

Joe Biden Takes the Lead

November 5th, 2020


By the end of election night, the results in six key states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — were still to be …

An Unfinished Election

November 4th, 2020


The U.S. presidential election is a lot closer than the polls indicated. Millions of votes, many in key battleground states, are yet to be counted.

The Field: On Election Day, 'Two Different Worlds'

November 3rd, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

At the heart of one race for the Wisconsin State Assembly are some of the same political cracks splitting the …

Special Announcement: The Daily's Live Election Day Broadcast

November 3rd, 2020


The Daily is going live today! Join us at 4 p.m. Eastern time for our first-ever Election Day broadcast. You can listen at and …

A Viewer’s Guide to Election Night

November 2nd, 2020


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 …

The Sunday Read: ‘Kamala Harris, Mass Incarceration and Me’

November 1st, 2020


At 16, Reginald Dwayne Betts was sent to prison for nine years after pleading guilty to a carjacking, to having a gun, and to an attempted robbery.

“Because Senator Kamala Harris is a prosecutor and I am a felon, I have …

The Field: The Shy Biden Voters Among Florida’s Seniors

October 30th, 2020


Florida’s seniors played an important role in President Trump’s victory there in 2016. Older voters, who are mostly conservative, make up around 25 …

The Field: The Specter of Political Violence

October 29th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

With an election in which uncertainty may abound, concerns are swirling around the possibility of political …

A Partisan Future for Local News?

October 28th, 2020


Local news in America has long been widely trusted, and widely seen as objective. But as traditional local papers struggle, there have been attempts …

The Shadow of the 2000 Election

October 27th, 2020


What does the specter of the 2000 election mean for the upcoming election? The race between George W. Bush and Al Gore that year turned on the result …

The Field: Why Suburban Women Changed Their Minds

October 26th, 2020


In America’s increasingly divided political landscape, it can be hard to imagine almost any voter switching sides. One demographic group has provided …

The Sunday Read: 'My Mustache, My Self'

October 25th, 2020


During months of pandemic isolation, Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The New York Times, decided to grow a mustache.

The reviews were mixed and …

Sudden Civility: The Final Presidential Debate

October 23rd, 2020


At the start of Thursday night’s debate its moderator, Kristen Welker of NBC News, delivered a polite but firm instruction: The matchup should not be …

A Peculiar Way to Pick a President

October 22nd, 2020


The winner-take-all system used by the Electoral College in the United States appears nowhere in the Constitution. It awards all of a state’s …

A Misinformation Test for Social Media

October 21st, 2020


Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have invested a significant amount of time and money trying to avoid the mistakes made during the 2016 election.

A test …

A Pivotal Senate Race in North Carolina

October 20th, 2020


In the struggle to control the U.S. Senate, one race in North Carolina — where the Republican incumbent, Thom Tillis, is trying to hold off his …

The Field: A Divided Latino Vote in Arizona

October 19th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

In the last decade, elections have tightened in Arizona, a traditionally Republican stronghold, as Democrats …

The Sunday Read: 'Jim Dwyer, About New York'

October 18th, 2020


Jim Dwyer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times, died earlier this month. He was 63.

Throughout his nearly 40-year career, Jim …

The Candidates: Joe Biden’s Plans

October 16th, 2020


In the second of a two-part examination of the presidential candidates’ policies, we turn to Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s agenda and how he plans to govern …

The Candidates: Donald Trump’s Promises

October 15th, 2020


In a two-part examination of the policies of the president and of the man seeking to replace him, Joe Biden, we first take a look at what Donald …

The Confirmation Hearing of Amy Coney Barrett

October 14th, 2020


It was a 12-hour session. Twenty-two senators took turns questioning Judge Amy Coney Barrett on her record and beliefs.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, evoked personal experience of life before Roe v. …

The Politics of Pandemic Relief

October 13th, 2020


In March, Congress pushed through a relief package that preserved the U.S. economy during the pandemic. It felt like government functioning at its best.

But now, that money is running out and bipartisanship has given way …

Why the Left Is Losing on Abortion

October 12th, 2020


Most Americans say that abortion should be legal with some restrictions, but President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, …

The Sunday Read: 'David's Ankles'

October 11th, 2020


“We are conditioned to believe that art is safe,” Sam Anderson, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, explained in this week’s The Sunday Read. “Destruction happens in a number of ways, for any number of …

The Field: The Battle for Pennsylvania’s White Working Class

October 9th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Over the summer, Dave Mitchko started a makeshift pro-Trump sign operation from his garage. By his estimate he has handed out around 26,000 signs, put together with the help of his …

Plexiglass and Civility: The Vice-Presidential Debate

October 8th, 2020


During most campaigns, the job of the vice-presidential candidates focuses on boosting the person heading the ticket. Proving their suitability for the top job is secondary.

But this year is different. The president is …

Where Is This Pandemic Headed?

October 7th, 2020


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 …

How a Small Bar Battled to Survive the Coronavirus

October 6th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Jack Nicas, a technology reporter for The New York Times, moved to Oakland, Calif., five years ago. When he …

The Latest on the President’s Health

October 5th, 2020


On Saturday morning, the doctors treating President Trump for the coronavirus held a news conference outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center — a show of strength, aimed at reassuring the American public …

One Million Lives

October 4th, 2020


They came from Tel Aviv, Aleppo and a “small house by the river.” They were artists, whiskey drinkers and mbira players. They were also fathers, sisters and best friends.

Today, we hear people from around the world …

Special Edition: The Pandemic Reaches the President

October 2nd, 2020


He assured the country the coronavirus would “disappear” soon. Then he tested positive. We explore how President Trump testing positive for the …

The Field: The Fight For Voting Rights in Florida

October 2nd, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

During much of this election cycle, Julius Irving of Gainesville, Fla., spent his days trying to get former …

A User’s Guide to Mail-In Voting

October 1st, 2020


The pandemic will mean that many more Americans vote by mail this year.

All 50 states require people to register before they can cast a mail-in vote. …

Chaos and Contempt: The First Presidential Debate

September 30th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Both presidential candidates had clear goals for their first debate on Tuesday.

For Joseph R. Biden Jr., the …

The President’s Taxes

September 29th, 2020


Russ Buettner and Susanne Craig, investigative reporters for The Times, have pored over two decades and thousands of pages of documents on Donald J. Trump’s tax information, up to and including his time in the White …

The Past, Present and Future of Amy Coney Barrett

September 28th, 2020


Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s pick to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court, is a product of the conservative legal movement of the 1980s. She clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, a giant of conservative …

The Sunday Read: 'How Climate Migration Will Reshape America'

September 27th, 2020


In August, Abrahm Lustgarten, who reports on climate, watched fires burn just 12 miles from his home in Marin County, Calif.

For two years, he had been studying the impact of the changing climate on global migration and …

The Field: Policing and Power in Minneapolis

September 25th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

In June, weeks after George Floyd was killed by the police, a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City …

On the Ground in Louisville

September 24th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Breonna Taylor’s mother and her supporters had made their feelings clear: Nothing short of murder charges for …

A Historic Opening for Anti-Abortion Activists

September 23rd, 2020


President Trump appears to be on course to give conservatives a sixth vote on the Supreme Court, after several Republican senators who were …

Swing Voters and the Supreme Court Vacancy

September 22nd, 2020


This episode contains strong language and descriptions of sexual violence.

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the ensuing battle to fill …

Part 1: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 21st, 2020


When Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated from law school, she received no job offers from New York law firms, despite being an outstanding student. She …

Part 2: The Battle Over Her Seat

September 21st, 2020


In the second episode of a two-part special, we consider the ramifications of Justice Ginsburg’s death and the struggle over how, and when, to replace her on the bench.

The stakes are high: If President Trump is able to …

The Sunday Read: 'The Agency'

September 20th, 2020


According to Ludmila Savchuk, a former employee, every day at the Internet Research Agency was essentially the same.

From an office complex in the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg, employees logged on to the internet …

Special Episode: ‘An Obituary for the Land’

September 18th, 2020


“Nothing comes easily out here,” Terry Tempest Williams, a Utah-based writer, said of the American West. Her family was once almost taken by fire, and as a child of the West, she grew up with it.

Our producer Bianca …

A Messy Return to School in New York

September 18th, 2020


Iolani Grullon teaches dual-language kindergarten in Washington Heights in New York City, where she has worked for the last 15 years.

She, like many …

The Forgotten Refugee Crisis in Europe

September 17th, 2020


Among the olive groves of Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, a makeshift city of tents and containers housed thousands of asylum seekers who had …

Quarantine on a College Campus

September 16th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Infected with the coronavirus and separated from their peers in special dorms, some college students have taken …

A Deadly Tinderbox

September 15th, 2020


“The entire state is burning.” That was the refrain Jack Healy, our national correspondent, kept hearing when he arrived in the fire zone in Oregon.

The scale of the wildfires is dizzying — millions of acres have burned, …

Inside Trump’s Immigration Crackdown

September 14th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

After Donald Trump was elected president, two filmmakers were granted rare access to the operations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Since Mr. Trump had campaigned on a …

The Sunday Read: 'The Children in the Shadows'

September 13th, 2020


Prince is 9 years old, ebullient and bright; he has spent much of the pandemic navigating the Google Classroom app from his mother’s phone.

The …

A Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Wildfires

September 11th, 2020


When many in California talk about this year’s wildfires, they describe the color — the apocalyptic, ominous, red-orange glow in the sky.

The state’s …

The Killing of Breonna Taylor, Part 2

September 10th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

“So there’s just shooting, like we’re both on the ground,” Kenneth Walker, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, said of the raid on her home. “I don’t know where these shots are coming …

The Killing of Breonna Taylor, Part 1

September 9th, 2020


At the beginning of 2020, Breonna Taylor posted on social media that it was going to be her year. She was planning a family with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker; she had a new job and a new car. She had also blocked …

What Happened to Daniel Prude?

September 8th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

In March, Daniel Prude was exhibiting signs of a mental health crisis. His brother called an ambulance in the …

Bringing the Theater Back to Life

September 4th, 2020


Three months into Broadway’s shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michael Paulson, a theater reporter for The New York Times, got a call …

Jimmy Lai vs. China

September 3rd, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Jimmy Lai was born in mainland China but made his fortune in Hong Kong, starting as a sweatshop worker and becoming a clothing tycoon. After the Tiananmen massacre in 1989, he …

A High-Stakes Standoff in Belarus

September 2nd, 2020


Aleksandr Lukashenko came to office in Belarus in the 1990s on a nostalgic message, promising to undo moves toward a market economy and end the hardship the country had endured after gaining independence from the Soviet …

Joe Biden’s Rebuttal

September 1st, 2020


Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s plan for winning the presidential election relies on putting together African-American voters of all ages, including younger Black people who are less enthusiastic about him, and white moderates …

‘Who Replaces Me?’

August 31st, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

As a police officer in his hometown of Flint, Mich., Scott Watson has worked to become a pillar of the …

The Sunday Read: 'In the Line of Fire'

August 30th, 2020


Many American states use the labor of inmates to help fight its fires, but none so more than California. Using incarcerated firefighters saves the state’s taxpayers an estimated $100 million a year.

The women that choose …

Donald Trump Jr.’s Journey to Republican Stardom

August 28th, 2020


For much of his life, Donald Trump Jr. has been disregarded by his father. He played only a bit part in the 2016 campaign and when the team departed for Washington, he was left to oversee a largely unimportant part of …

On the Ground in Kenosha

August 27th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

The shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black father from Kenosha, Wis., by a white police officer has reverberated …

Trump’s Suburban Strategy

August 26th, 2020


At the 1968 Republican National Convention, Richard Nixon made an appeal to voters in the suburbs concerned about racial unrest across the United States after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. They helped …

Where We Stand on the Pandemic

August 25th, 2020


In the U.S., emergency-use authorization has been granted for convalescent plasma, the efficacy of which is yet to be robustly tested. For some, this echoes the situation with hydroxychloroquine and the government’s …

A Surge in Shootings

August 24th, 2020


Gun violence is on the rise in New York City. By the end of July, there had been more shootings in 2020 than in all of 2019. Shootings have risen in …

The Sunday Read: 'Sweatpants Forever'

August 23rd, 2020


Much of the fashion industry has buckled under the weight of the coronavirus — it appears to have sped up the inevitable.

This story was written by Irina Aleksander and recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from …

A Pandemic-Proof Bubble?

August 21st, 2020


When the coronavirus hit the United States, the N.B.A. was faced with a unique challenge. It seemed impossible to impose social distancing in basketball, an indoor sport with players almost constantly jostling one …

Joe Biden’s 30-Year Quest

August 20th, 2020


Joseph R. Biden Jr. first ran for president in 1988, when his campaign was cut short after he made a series of blunders. After six terms in the Senate, he tried again in 2008 but failed to gain any traction in a contest …

The President, the Postal Service and the Election

August 19th, 2020


The installation of Louis DeJoy as postmaster general has caused alarm. Since taking up the role in June, he has enacted a number of cuts to the …

A Dinner and a Deal

August 18th, 2020


In March 2018, Mark Landler — then a White House correspondent at The New York Times — attended a dinner party hosted by the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador, Yousef al-Otaiba, at a Washington restaurant. There he …

Inside Operation Warp Speed

August 17th, 2020


Operation Warp Speed has in some ways lived up to its name: The U.S. government has awarded almost $11 billion to seven different companies to develop vaccines, three of which — Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer — are in …

The Sunday Read: 'Unwanted Truths'

August 16th, 2020


What is the extent of Russia’s interest in the 2020 U.S. election? Last year, a classified report written by intelligence officials tried to answer this question.

In this episode, Robert Draper, a writer-at-large at The …

Protesting Her Own Employer

August 14th, 2020


“As a Black woman who works at Adidas my experiences have never been business as usual.”

Julia Bond, an assistant apparel designer at the sportswear …

Why Teachers Aren’t Ready to Reopen Schools

August 13th, 2020


With the possibility that millions or tens of millions of American children will not enter a classroom for an entire year, school districts face an …

A Historic V.P. Decision

August 12th, 2020


Joseph R. Biden Jr. picked Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate, making her the first Black woman and the first Asian American woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket. Alexander Burns, …

Cancel Culture, Part 2: A Case Study

August 11th, 2020


Yesterday on “The Daily,” the New York Times reporter Jonah Bromwich explained how the idea of cancel culture has emerged as a political and cultural …

Cancel Culture, Part 1: Where It Came From

August 10th, 2020


In the first of two parts, the New York Times reporter Jonah Bromwich explains the origins of cancel culture and why it’s a 2020 election story worth …

The Sunday Read: 'A Speck in the Sea'

August 9th, 2020


John Aldridge fell overboard in the middle of the night, 40 miles from shore, and the Coast Guard was looking in the wrong place. This is a story …

Jack Dorsey on Twitter's Mistakes

August 7th, 2020


It’s been four years since the 2016 election laid bare the powerful role that social media companies have come to play in shaping political discourse …

The Day That Shook Beirut

August 6th, 2020


A mangled yellow door. Shattered glass. Blood.

A devastating explosion of ammonium nitrate stored at the port in Beirut killed at least 135 people and razed entire neighborhoods on Tuesday. This is what our correspondent …

‘Stay Black and Die’

August 5th, 2020


Demonstrations against police brutality are entering their third month, but meaningful policy action has not happened. We speak with one demonstrator …

Is the U.S. Ready to Vote by Mail?

August 4th, 2020


The United States is preparing to hold its first ever socially distant presidential election. But will it actually work?

Guest: Reid J. Epstein, who …

Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm

August 3rd, 2020


Facial recognition is becoming an increasingly central component of police departments’ efforts to solve crimes. But can algorithms harbor racial …

The Sunday Read: 'On Female Rage'

August 2nd, 2020


In this episode, Leslie Jamison, a writer and teacher, explores the potentially constructive force of female anger — and the shame that can get attached to it.

This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories …

A #MeToo Moment in the Military

July 31st, 2020


The remains of Vanessa Guillen, an Army specialist, were discovered last month about 25 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas. She was the victim, …

The Big Tech Hearing

July 30th, 2020


The C.E.O.s of America’s most influential technology companies — Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook — were brought before Congress to answer a …

Confronting China

July 29th, 2020


A cooperative relationship with China has been a pillar of U.S. foreign policy for more than half a century. So why does the Trump administration …

Why $600 Checks Are Tearing Republicans Apart

July 28th, 2020


A fight has erupted among congressional Republicans over how long and how generously the government should help those unemployed during the pandemic. …

The Mistakes New York Made

July 27th, 2020


A New York Times investigation found that surviving the coronavirus in New York had a lot to do with which hospital a person went to. Our …

The Sunday Read: 'The Accusation'

July 26th, 2020


When the university told one woman about the sexual-harassment complaints against her wife, they knew they weren’t true. But they had no idea how …

The Battle for a Baseball Season

July 24th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Today, we go inside the fraught weeks that led up to the opening game of the 2020 professional baseball season — from the perspective of the commissioner of Major League Baseball. …

The Showdown in Portland

July 23rd, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear have taken to the streets of Portland, Ore., unleashing …

The Science of School Reopenings

July 22nd, 2020


Around the world, safely reopening schools remains one of the most daunting challenges to restarting national economies. While approaches have been …

The Vaccine Trust Problem

July 21st, 2020


Public health officials and private researchers have vowed to develop a coronavirus vaccine in record time. But could that rush backfire? Guest: Jan …

The Life and Legacy of John Lewis

July 20th, 2020


This episode includes disturbing language including racial slurs.

Representative John Lewis, a stalwart of the civil rights era, died on Friday. We take a look at his life, lessons and legacy.

Guest: Brent Staples, a …

The Sunday Read: 'The Man Who Cracked the Lottery'

July 19th, 2020


When the Iowa Attorney General's office began investigating an unclaimed lottery ticket worth millions, an incredible string of unlikely winners came to light, and a trail that pointed to an inside job. Today, listen to …

Tilly Remembers Her Grandfather, Three Months On

July 17th, 2020


For the remainder of this week, “The Daily” is revisiting episodes with people we met in the early weeks of the pandemic to hear what’s happened to them since our original conversations were first aired.

Climbing on the …

Reopening, Warily: Revisiting Jasmine Lombrage

July 16th, 2020


For the remainder of this week, “The Daily” is revisiting episodes with people we met in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic to hear what has happened to them since our original conversations were first aired.

As …

One Meat Plant, One Thousand Infections: Revisiting Achut Deng

July 15th, 2020


For the remainder of this week, “The Daily” is revisiting episodes with people we met in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic to hear what has happened to them since our original conversations were aired.

One of …

'It's Like a War.' Revisiting Dr. Fabiano Di Marco.

July 14th, 2020


For the remainder of this week, “The Daily” is revisiting episodes with people we met in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic to hear what has happened to them since our original conversations were first aired.

A Turning Point for Hong Kong

July 13th, 2020


After protests convulsed Hong Kong for much of the last year, the city’s pro-democracy movement has been chilled by a new law that some say may …

The Sunday Read: 'The Decameron Project'

July 12th, 2020


As the coronavirus pandemic swept the world, The New York Times Magazine asked 29 authors to write new short stories inspired by the moment — and by Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” which was written as a plague …

The Fate of Trump's Financial Records

July 10th, 2020


The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that President Trump cannot block the release of his financial records. Today, we hear the story behind the cases …

A Missed Warning About Silent Coronavirus Infections

July 9th, 2020


At the end of January, long before the world understood that seemingly healthy people could spread the coronavirus, a doctor in Germany tried to …

Counting the Infected

July 8th, 2020


For months, the U.S. government has been quietly collecting information on hundreds of thousands of coronavirus cases across the country. Today, we …

‘Their Goal Is the End of America’

July 7th, 2020


What President Trump’s divisive speech at Mount Rushmore reveals about his re-election campaign.

Guest: Maggie Haberman, who covers the White House for The New York Times.

For more information on today’s episode, visit

Four New Insights About the Coronavirus

July 6th, 2020


Infection rates broke records across the United States over the holiday weekend, with many of the most severe surges in areas that reopened fastest. …

What Went Wrong in Brazil

July 2nd, 2020


Brazil has a long, distinguished history of successfully navigating public health crises. But in recent weeks, it has emerged as one of the world’s …

A Russian Plot to Kill U.S. Soldiers

July 1st, 2020


A New York Times investigation has revealed evidence of a secret Russian operation to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan — and of the failure of the …

A Major Ruling on Abortion

June 30th, 2020


The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic. It was a setback for …

A Conversation With a Police Union Leader

June 29th, 2020


In the weeks since George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Americans have been confronting hard questions about bias …

The Sunday Read: 'The Man Who Saw America'

June 28th, 2020


In this episode of The Sunday Read, we look at the complexity, diversity and humanity of America through the eyes of Robert Frank — one of the most influential photographers in history — who, through his camera, …

A Bit of Relief: The Long Distance Chorus

June 27th, 2020


Gregg Breinberg has been directing the chorus at Public School 22 on Staten Island for twenty years. He tells his fourth and fifth grade students …

A Dilemma in Texas

June 26th, 2020


Texas has become the latest hot spot in the coronavirus pandemic, forcing its governor to pause the state’s reopening process after a surge of infections and hospitalizations. We speak with our Houston correspondent …

The Voters Trump Is Losing

June 25th, 2020


This fall’s presidential race is likely to be decided by a handful of battleground states won by President Trump in 2016. So how do voters in those …

The Epidemic of Unemployment

June 24th, 2020


Three months after mass layoffs began across America, 20 million Americans remain out of work because of the pandemic. Federal employment benefits are about to run out, and Congress can’t agree on more financial help. …

The Battle Over the Democratic Party's Future

June 23rd, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Today’s Senate primary in Kentucky has been transformed by the outcry over police brutality. What can the …

How Facebook Is Undermining Black Lives Matter

June 22nd, 2020


Companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have come out in support of Black Lives Matter and its mission. But are their platforms undermining the movement for racial justice? Guest: Kevin Roose, who covers …

The Sunday Read: 'Facing the Wind'

June 21st, 2020


In today’s episode of The Sunday Read, Carvell Wallace considers why, for his kids, a global pandemic that shut down the world was not news — it was the opposite of news. It was a struggle that had, in some ways, always …

The History and Meaning of Juneteenth

June 19th, 2020


After 155 years, Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Americans, is being acknowledged as a holiday by corporations and state …

The Latest: The Supreme Court Rules on DACA

June 18th, 2020


In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Trump may not shut down Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the …

Who Will Be Joe Biden’s Running Mate?

June 18th, 2020


Joseph R. Biden Jr. is looking for a potential vice president in one of the most tumultuous moments in modern American history. His selection …

The Killing of Rayshard Brooks

June 17th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Rayshard Brooks fell asleep in his car at a Wendy’s drive-through. Soon afterward, he was shot. We look closely at what happened in the minutes in between — and at the unrest his …

A Landmark Supreme Court Ruling

June 16th, 2020


The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. We examine the …

What We’ve Learned About the Coronavirus

June 15th, 2020


States are reopening. Parks are crowded. Restaurants are filling, again, with diners. But is this dangerous? Six months into the pandemic, we reflect on what we’ve learned about the virus — and ask how that knowledge …

The Sunday Read: 'Getting Out'

June 14th, 2020


In this episode of The Sunday Read, one man reflects on what it was like to go to prison as a child and to attempt to become an attorney upon his release. In doing so, he asks: What is punishment in America? What is it …

Special Episode: The Song That Found Me

June 13th, 2020


The Times critic Wesley Morris had listened to Patti LaBelle’s live rendition of “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” over a hundred times before. But one recent Sunday, the song came on and he heard something new. “I heard …

The Struggle to Teach From Afar

June 12th, 2020


Ronda McIntyre’s classroom is built around a big rug, where her students crowd together often for group instruction. But since March, when schools …

Georgia's Election Meltdown

June 11th, 2020


A full-scale meltdown of new voting systems in Georgia is alarming Democratic leaders — and revealing a new national playing field — ahead of the …

‘I Want To Touch the World’

June 10th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Nearly 30 years ago, George Perry Floyd Jr. told a high school classmate he would “touch the world” someday. We …

The Case For Defunding the Police

June 9th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Several major U.S. cities are proposing ways to defund and even dismantle their police departments. But what …

Why Are Police Attacking Protestors?

June 8th, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Across the country, the police have responded to protests over police brutality with more force. Today, we …

The Sunday Read: 'The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning’

June 7th, 2020


Today on “The Sunday Read,” listen to Claudia Rankine reflect on the precariousness of being black in America. Her words were written five years ago after avowed white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine black people at …

'Rabbit Hole,' Episode 8: 'We Go All'

June 6th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

Today, we’re sharing the series finale of “Rabbit Hole,” a Times podcast with the tech columnist Kevin …

Why They're Protesting

June 5th, 2020


This episode includes disturbing language including racial slurs.

They came together to protest the killing of George Floyd — and because what happened to him had echoes in their own experiences. Today, we speak with …

The Showdown at Lafayette Square

June 4th, 2020


This episode contains sounds of explosives and descriptions of violence.

Today, we go inside a high-stakes White House debate over how President Trump …

The Mayor of Minneapolis

June 3rd, 2020


As nationwide protests about the death of George Floyd enter a second week, we speak with the leader of the city where they began. Guest: Mayor Jacob …

The Systems That Protect the Police

June 2nd, 2020


The Minneapolis police officer whose tactics led to George Floyd’s death had a long record of complaints against him. So why was he still on patrol? …

A Weekend of Pain and Protest

June 1st, 2020


This episode contains strong language.

Demonstrations have erupted in at least 140 cities across the United States in the days since George Floyd, a …

'Rabbit Hole,' Episode 7: 'Where We Go One'

May 30th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

Today, we’re sharing Episode 7 of “Rabbit Hole,” a New York Times audio series with the tech columnist …

Special Episode: The Latest From Minneapolis

May 30th, 2020


As protests spread over the death of George Floyd, the former officer at the center of the case has been charged with murder. We listen in on the demonstrations, and examine why this tragedy — though too familiar — may …

One Hundred Thousand Lives

May 29th, 2020


Barbara Krupke won the lottery. Fred Walter Gray enjoyed his bacon and hash browns crispy. Orlando Moncada crawled through a hole in a fence to reach …

Space Travel, Privatized

May 28th, 2020


After nearly a decade on the sidelines of space travel, Cape Canaveral is again launching a shuttle into space. But this time, a private company will be sending NASA astronauts into orbit. What does this moment mean for …

Can the Postal Service Survive the Pandemic?

May 27th, 2020


The U.S. Postal Service has survived the telegraph, the fax machine and the dawn of the internet. But will it survive coronavirus? Guests: Nicholas …

The Story of Two Brothers From Mexico

May 26th, 2020


Two brothers, Javier Morales, 48, and Martin Morales, 39, died of coronavirus within hours of each other in their adopted home of New Jersey. Their last wish was to be buried at home in Mexico, but, to make that happen, …

'Rabbit Hole,' Episode 6: Impasse

May 23rd, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

Today, we’re sharing Episode 6 of “Rabbit Hole,” a New York Times audio series with the tech columnist …

Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake

May 22nd, 2020


There are moments when the world we take for granted changes instantaneously — when reality is upended and replaced with the unimaginable. Though we try not to think about it, instability is always lurking, and at any …

A Teenager’s Medical Mystery

May 21st, 2020


From the earliest days of the coronavirus outbreak, health officials believed that it was largely sparing children and teenagers. But the rise of a mysterious inflammatory syndrome — with symptoms ranging from rashes to …

Why Is the Pandemic Killing So Many Black Americans?

May 20th, 2020


Some have called the pandemic “the great equalizer.” But the coronavirus is killing black Americans at staggeringly higher rates than white Americans. Today, we explore why. Guest: Linda Villarosa, a writer for The New …

Trump’s Purge of the Watchdogs

May 19th, 2020


It used to be rare for a president to fire an inspector general, a position created within government agencies after Watergate and assigned to fight waste and corruption. Today, we look at what President Trump’s pattern …

Can Government Spending Save the Economy?

May 18th, 2020


As the American economy plunges toward a recession, economists and policymakers are triaging proposals to stanch the bleeding. All of their ideas …

The Sunday Read: 'Letters of Recommendation'

May 17th, 2020


Our worlds have contracted; once expansive, our orbits are now measured by rooms and street blocks. But there are still ways to travel. Today, escape to the worlds contained in three letters — one about the summer of …

'Rabbit Hole,' Episode 5: The Accidental Emperor

May 16th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

Today, we’re sharing Episode 5 of “Rabbit Hole,” a New York Times audio series with the tech columnist …

A Bit of Relief: Reruns, Rituals and Restaurants

May 15th, 2020


On today’s “A Bit of Relief,” two critics at The Times share the home rituals that they're leaning on for comfort. For the television critic James Poniewozik, it’s binge-watching television with his family …

Reopening, Warily

May 15th, 2020


When Louisiana’s stay-at-home order expires today, restaurants across the state can begin allowing customers back inside, at their own discretion. So how do restaurant owners feel about the decision they now face? For …

The Saga of Michael Flynn

May 14th, 2020


Federal prosecutors are asking a court to throw out their own criminal case against the former national security adviser Michael Flynn. We look at what led to that decision. Guest: Mark Mazzetti, a Washington …

The Constitutional Clash on a Conference Call

May 13th, 2020


On Tuesday, the Supreme Court debated the nature of presidential power in two sets of cases regarding demands for President Trump’s personal records: one about his taxes, the other about claims that during his campaign …

Boris Johnson's Change of Heart

May 12th, 2020


As Italy, France and Spain entered national lockdowns, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain was still shaking hands with coronavirus patients in hospitals, and then joking about it on national television. Then he was …

The Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery

May 11th, 2020


Ahmaud Arbery would have turned 26 on Friday. Instead of celebrating, a crowd of protesters, protected by masks, demanded justice for his death in …

The Sunday Read: 'The Iceman in Winter'

May 10th, 2020


He was Batman. He was Iceman. Until he wasn’t. So what happened to Val Kilmer?

In this weird, dark time, Taffy Brodesser-Akner tells a story about how sometimes, in the end, everything is different but everything is good.

'Rabbit Hole,' Episode 4: Headquarters

May 9th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

Today, we’re sharing Episode 4 of “Rabbit Hole,” a New York Times audio series with the tech columnist …

A Bit of Relief: Rick Steves' Travel Dreams

May 8th, 2020


Rick Steves is a travel evangelist, always in motion, traversing faraway places and inspiring others to do the same. So when the world shuts down, and Rick Steves can no longer travel, then who is Rick Steves?

Sam …

The Arrival of the ‘Murder Hornet’

May 8th, 2020


It came to the United States from Asia and first appeared in Washington State. The country was slow to recognize it. Deaths mounted as it circulated …

The Chinese Lab Theory

May 7th, 2020


Everyone wants to know where the coronavirus came from. In the absence of a clear explanation, several theories are circulating — including one, …

A Socially Distanced Senate

May 6th, 2020


The congressional doctor expressed reservations about whether it was safe for the House and Senate to reconvene. Instead, only senators have returned …

Bursting the College Bubble

May 5th, 2020


Universities across the United States have long prided themselves on bridging the differences between their students. How the coronavirus has instead …

One Meat Plant. One Thousand Infections.

May 4th, 2020


One of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the United States has been inside the Smithfield pork factory in Sioux Falls, S.D. Today, we speak with a worker at the plant, a refugee who survived civil war and malaria …

The Sunday Read: 'Alone at Sea'

May 3rd, 2020


For Aleksander Doba, pitting himself against the wide-open sea — storms, sunstroke, monotony, hunger and loneliness — is a way to feel alive in old …

'Rabbit Hole,' Episode 3: Mirror Image

May 2nd, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

Today, we’re sharing Episode 3 of “Rabbit Hole,” a New York Times audio series with the tech columnist …

A Bit of Relief: Tea and Toast

May 1st, 2020


In this week’s episode of “A Bit of Relief,” we turn to tea and toast for comfort. First, Kim Severson, a food writer at The Times, shares her love for buttered toast sprinkled in cinnamon and sugar. Then we hear Mark …

Tilly Remembers Her Grandfather

May 1st, 2020


Climbing on the roof to look at stars in the middle of summer. Making French toast and popcorn. Kind eyes. These are some of the memories 12-year-old …

Biden’s Campaign of Isolation

April 30th, 2020


Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the first candidate in American history to wage a presidential campaign in quarantine. From his basement in Delaware, he has struggled to attain the same visibility as his …

The Governor and the Protester

April 29th, 2020


She ordered Michigan to stay on lockdown through mid-May. He thinks the measures are too extreme. Today, we speak to them both.

Guests: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Phil Campbell, a vice president of a pest …

The State of Testing

April 28th, 2020


Across the United States, governors are weighing the difficult question of when, and how, to begin to lift lockdown restrictions. Without federal …

A Glut in Oil

April 27th, 2020


Something weird happened last week. It was something that millions of people who have faced years of painful prices at the gas pump never expected: …

The Sunday Read: 'Closing the Restaurant That Was My Life for 20 Years'

April 26th, 2020


On today’s episode of “The Sunday Read,” one restaurateur reflects on closing the kitchen that saw her through 20 years of life — marriage and children and divorce and remarriage, with funerals and first dates in …

'Rabbit Hole,' Episode 2: Looking Down

April 25th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

Today, we’re sharing Episode 2 of “Rabbit Hole,” a New York Times audio series with the tech columnist …

A Bit of Relief: I Forgive You, New York

April 24th, 2020


A columnist for The Times reflects on living in a ghostly version of New York, the city with a “hum that never ceases — until it did.” He yearns for …

A New Way to Mourn

April 24th, 2020


He was a pastor. She was a poet. They found a second chance at love and traveled the world together, visiting Antarctica, Mount Sinai and Alaska. Today, we hear how he memorialized her life when she died in quarantine. …

Getting Off Rikers Island

April 23rd, 2020


Across the United States, jails and prisons have become petri dishes for the coronavirus — dangerously cramped, unsanitary quarters where residents lack the resources to keep safe. This has prompted local governments to …

Who’s Organizing the Lockdown Protests?

April 22nd, 2020


Across the United States, protests are erupting against orders to remain at home, close nonessential businesses and limit travel. So who is behind these protests? And what do they stand to gain? Guest: Jim Rutenberg, a …

The Supreme Court Rules From Home

April 21st, 2020


This week, the Supreme Court began rolling out a series of major rulings on the jury system, immigration, abortion rights and presidential power. In …

The Next Year (or Two) of the Pandemic

April 20th, 2020


As President Trump urges states to begin reopening their economies, a debate is raging over when and how to end lockdowns across the country. Our reporter spoke to dozens of public health experts to try to understand …

The Sunday Read: 'The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth'

April 19th, 2020


On today’s episode of “The Sunday Read,” we tell the story of a woman who has spent her life trying to find the light of other worlds. We hope it can offer an escape when our own feels so dark.

This story was recorded by …

Introducing 'Rabbit Hole'

April 17th, 2020


What is the internet doing to us? Today, we’re sharing the first episode of a new Times audio series called “Rabbit Hole.”

In the episode, …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Progressivism and the Pandemic

April 17th, 2020


Her mentor and political inspiration has dropped out of the presidential race, and her congressional district has been described as the “epicenter of …

Kicked Out of China

April 16th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

The New York Times’s reporters working in China have been expelled by the Chinese government, alongside reporters covering China for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington …

24 Hours Inside a Brooklyn Hospital

April 15th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

More than a month since the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the majority of patients — some of whom are doctors themselves — in Brooklyn Hospital Center’s critical care unit …

Examining the Allegation Against Joe Biden

April 14th, 2020


Note: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence.

A former Senate aide to Joseph R. Biden Jr., the prospective Democratic presidential …

Voices of the Pandemic

April 13th, 2020


Most of America is entering its second month of lockdown in an ongoing effort to contain the coronavirus. Still, our reporters are — as safely as they can be — spread across the country, doing their best to document …

The Sunday Read: 'Weird Al Yankovic’s Weirdly Enduring Appeal'

April 12th, 2020


On this episode of “The Sunday Read,” staff writer Sam Anderson claims Weird Al Yankovic is not just a parody singer — he’s “a full-on rock star, a …

A Bit of Relief: 'Soup Is Soup'

April 11th, 2020


Ali Jaffe and her grandmother Roslyn are self-quarantining 1,200 miles apart. Lately, they’ve been connecting — and coping — by cooking together over FaceTime.

Ali is learning the recipes her grandmother cooked for her …

'I Become a Person of Suspicion'

April 10th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

As the death toll from the coronavirus rises in the U.S., so do reports of verbal and physical attacks …

On the Front Lines in New Orleans

April 9th, 2020


The outbreak of the coronavirus in Louisiana has become one of the most explosive in the country. Today, we explore how New Orleans became a petri dish for the virus, why Mardi Gras was likely to have been an …

The Latest: Bernie Sanders Drops Out

April 8th, 2020


Bernie Sanders has suspended his 2020 presidential campaign, marking the end of a quest to the White House that began five years ago. We look at why …

A Crisis Inside the Navy

April 8th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

The upheaval and anguish caused by the pandemic led to a series of actions that cost both the captain of an aircraft carrier and the head of the Navy their jobs. Today, we …

Wisconsin's Pandemic Primary

April 7th, 2020


Against the advice of public health officials and the wishes of its own governor, Wisconsin will hold its Democratic primary today — in the middle of …

A Historic Unemployment Crisis

April 6th, 2020


To contain the pandemic, the U.S. government has brought the economy to a halt. Today, we explore one result of their containment efforts: one of the …

The Sunday Read: 'The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune'

April 5th, 2020


On this week’s “Sunday Read,” the magazine writer Jack Hitt introduces his story of how one 1960s bondage-film actress waged legal combat with a toy company for ownership over her husband’s mail-order aquatic-pet …

A Bit of Relief: Introducing 'Sugar Calling'

April 3rd, 2020


Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from a new Times audio series called “Sugar Calling,” hosted by the best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. Each week, Cheryl will call a writer she admires in search of insight and courage. …

The Return of the Governor

April 3rd, 2020


In recent years, governors have sat on the sidelines as the federal government has commanded most of the attention and airtime. Today, we explore how …

A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Fauci

April 2nd, 2020


Today, we speak with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases, about his experience in the trenches of the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. “We are in a war. I mean, I …

The Race for a Vaccine

April 1st, 2020


Scientists are racing to make a vaccine for the coronavirus, collaborating across borders in what is usually a secretive and competitive field. But …

Why the U.S. Is Running Out of Medical Supplies

March 31st, 2020


States and cities across the United States are reporting dangerous shortages of the vital medical supplies needed to contain the coronavirus. Why is the world’s biggest economy suffering such a scramble to find …

Back From the Brink

March 30th, 2020


Across the United States, many hospitals are confronting their first cases of coronavirus. Today, we speak to New Jersey’s first confirmed coronavirus patient, a medical professional, about what having the virus was …

The Sunday Read: 'What I Learned When My Husband Got Coronavirus'

March 29th, 2020


After weeks of caring for her sick husband, our colleague wanted to write an essay about her family’s battle against the coronavirus — a warning to …

A Bit of Relief: Jody's Playlist

March 27th, 2020


Jody Rosen, a writer for The Times Magazine, transports us into his current soundtrack. From Alberta Hunter's “voice of longevity” to the “transfixing performance” of Missy Elliott, Jody shares the music that’s helping …

A Kids’ Guide to Coronavirus

March 27th, 2020


Over the last few weeks, children have called into “The Daily” with a lot of questions about the coronavirus: How did the virus get on earth? What …

A Historic Stimulus Bill

March 26th, 2020


To rescue the American economy in the coronavirus crisis, Congress is on the verge of adopting the most expensive stimulus bill in U.S. history. But …

‘Raring to Go by Easter’

March 25th, 2020


Last week, President Trump called himself a “wartime president” as he faced up to the threat caused by the coronavirus. But only days later — and with the crisis escalating — he has abandoned that message. What changed?

Why the American Approach Is Failing

March 24th, 2020


So far, the United States has been losing the battle against the pandemic, with a patchwork of inconsistent measures across the country proving unequal to halting the spread of the virus. Today, we ask: What will it …

The Pandemic and the Primary

March 23rd, 2020


Two weeks ago, the biggest story in the country was the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, with the dramatic onset of the coronavirus crisis, the primary has largely gone off the radar. Today, we talk …

The Sunday Read: 'The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá'

March 22nd, 2020


One magazine writer reflects on life’s unpredictability and shares her story of a hospital error that scrambled two pairs of Colombian identical …

A Bit of Relief: Alone Together

March 21st, 2020


Kevin Roose, a tech reporter for The Times, shares what he’s realized after a week in self-isolation: The internet has become kinder. From virtual …

New York City Grinds to a Halt

March 20th, 2020


Across America, businesses are scaling back, firing workers and shutting their doors because of the coronavirus. New York’s Chinatown has been experiencing a downturn for weeks as anxiety and discrimination affected …

One City’s Fight to Stop the Virus

March 19th, 2020


New Rochelle, a suburb north of New York City, has one of the largest clusters of coronavirus infections in the U.S. We visited the community to find out how the containment measures were being implemented and how …

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘It’s Making Sure We Live Through This.’

March 18th, 2020


New York was one of the earliest states with confirmed cases of coronavirus, and it now has the most confirmed infections in the U.S. To control the …

The Latest: Why President Trump Changed His Tone on the Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020


On Monday, President Trump announced sweeping new guidelines to control the spread of the coronavirus. Among them: encouraging Americans to work from …

‘It’s Like a War’

March 17th, 2020


Italy has become the epicenter of the pandemic’s European migration, with nearly 30,000 infections and more than 2,000 deaths in just a few weeks. These numbers are soaring by the day, even after the government took …

Why This Recession Will Be Different

March 16th, 2020


In past financial crises, central banks across the world developed a time-tested tool kit to rescue national economies. So why don’t previous …

The Sunday Read: 'This Tom Hanks Story Will Make You Feel Less Bad'

March 15th, 2020


A magazine writer for The Times reflects on her experience interviewing Tom Hanks last fall — and on the generosity he showed her in a difficult …

Special Episode: A Bit of Relief

March 14th, 2020


We’re in a moment that feels scary, uncertain and unsettling, and may feel this way for a while. While we’ll continue to cover the coronavirus pandemic until it’s over, we realize that this time requires more than news …

Learning to Live With the Coronavirus

March 13th, 2020


Now that the coronavirus is a pandemic, with both infections and deaths surging in many places across the world, we return to a reporter who has covered the story from the start and ask him how best to navigate this new …

Confronting a Pandemic

March 12th, 2020


Global health officials have praised China and South Korea for the success of their efforts to contain the coronavirus. What are those countries getting right — and what can everyone else learn from them?

Guest: Donald …

Why the U.S. Wasn’t Ready for the Coronavirus

March 11th, 2020


Developing a strategy for testing was supposed to be a relatively simple part of preparing for the coronavirus in the United States. So what went wrong? Guests: Sheri Fink, a correspondent for The Times reporting on …

The Latest: Joe Biden Takes Command

March 11th, 2020


Last night was a make-or-break moment for Senator Bernie Sanders, who needed a comeback from a loss to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the Super Tuesday primaries. After Mr. Sanders lost the primary in …

The Field: What Happened to Elizabeth Warren?

March 10th, 2020


Today, millions of voters across six states will cast their ballots for the two viable Democratic candidates left: former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders. What began as a contest with …

The Latest: Why Markets Crashed on Monday

March 10th, 2020


Within minutes of the U.S. stock market opening on Monday, the S&P 500 sunk so swiftly that it triggered a 15-minute pause in trading, a rare event meant to prevent stocks from crashing. We look at why this happened …

A Test for Abortion Rights

March 9th, 2020


A case before the Supreme Court is the first big test of abortion rights since President Trump created a conservative majority among the justices. We traveled to the Louisiana health clinic at the center of the case to …

The Almost-Peace Deal

March 6th, 2020


After years of false starts, the United States has signed a landmark deal with the Taliban to end the war in Afghanistan. We traveled to the front lines of the war — and to the signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar — to …

The Coronavirus Outbreak in Washington State

March 5th, 2020


A strategy of containment was supposed to protect Washington State from the coronavirus. It didn’t. So what led to the first major outbreak of the pathogen in the United States?

Guests: Mike Baker, a Pacific Northwest …

How Super Tuesday Unfolded

March 4th, 2020


The results of Super Tuesday make clear that the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is increasingly a battle between former Vice …

Inside the Mind of a Super Tuesday Voter

March 3rd, 2020


In the weeks leading up to Super Tuesday, Senator Bernie Sanders was the only candidate to win across multiple states. With his more moderate …

Joe Biden’s Big Win

March 2nd, 2020


For more than 30 years, over three presidential runs, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been waiting to notch a victory like the one he …

The Field: Biden’s Last Hope

February 28th, 2020


Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. was once a clear front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination. Now, he is fighting back from a string of losses and staking his candidacy on his ability to win …

The Coronavirus Goes Global

February 27th, 2020


What began as a public health crisis in China is well on the way to becoming a pandemic. And while there is a lot of news about the coronavirus, there is also a lack of understanding about the severity of the threat. As …

Why Russia Is Rooting for Both Trump and Sanders

February 26th, 2020


U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that the Russian government is attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential race — but it is doing so by supporting two very different candidates. So why is Russia rooting …

The Latest: The South Carolina Debate

February 26th, 2020


On the debate stage in Charleston, candidates went after Senator Bernie Sanders, painting his potential nomination as dangerous for the party and questioning his chances of winning against President Trump.

“The Latest,” …

The Weinstein Jury Believed the Women

February 25th, 2020


Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on Monday of two felony sex crimes, and he now faces a possible sentence of between five and 29 years. We asked the reporters who first broke the story about the accusations of sexual …

Can Corporations Stop Climate Change?

February 24th, 2020


In recent weeks, several of the largest and most profitable American companies have introduced elaborate plans to combat climate change. So why are …

The Field: An Anti-Endorsement in Nevada

February 21st, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language.

Senator Bernie Sanders is a staunchly pro-union candidate. But he has found himself mired in an escalating battle over health care with the largest labor union in Nevada. With …

The Latest: The Nevada Debate

February 20th, 2020


Last night, the Democratic debate in Nevada revealed more open hostility and made more personal attacks than in any of the previous six debates in the race for the nomination. Today, we explore what these attacks …

A Criminal Underworld of Child Abuse, Part 2

February 20th, 2020


Yesterday on “The Daily,” we heard about the government’s failure to crack down on the explosive growth of child sexual abuse imagery online. In the …

A Criminal Underworld of Child Abuse, Part 1

February 19th, 2020


Note: This episode contains descriptions of child sexual abuse.

A monthslong New York Times investigation has uncovered a digital underworld of child sexual abuse imagery that is hiding in plain sight. In part one of a …

Michael Bloomberg’s Not-So-Secret Weapon

February 18th, 2020


Despite being a late entry into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire media tycoon and former …

The Post-Acquittal Presidency

February 14th, 2020


Since his acquittal in the Senate, President Trump has undertaken a campaign of retribution against those who crossed him during the impeachment inquiry — while extending favors to those who have tried to protect him. …

Fear, Fury and the Coronavirus

February 13th, 2020


Note: This episode contains strong language in both English and Mandarin.

What started as a story about fear of a new and dangerous virus has become a story of fury over the Chinese government’s handling of an epidemic. …

The Results From New Hampshire

February 12th, 2020


Senator Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary last night, with Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar close behind in second and third. After two candidates once considered front-runners, Senator …

The Field: The Aftershocks of Iowa in New Hampshire

February 11th, 2020


Voters in New Hampshire pride themselves on helping winnow the nomination field. While many polls show Senator Bernie Sanders leading in this year’s …

The End of Privacy as We Know It?

February 10th, 2020


A secretive start-up promising the next generation of facial recognition software has compiled a database of images far bigger than anything ever …

The Woman Defending Harvey Weinstein

February 7th, 2020


Note: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence.

In the trial of Harvey Weinstein, six women have taken the stand, each making similar …

Mitt Romney’s Lonely Vote

February 6th, 2020


President Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Wednesday of both articles of impeachment. While the vote largely fell along party lines, one senator crossed the aisle to vote to convict him. Today, we hear from Senator …

The State of the Union

February 5th, 2020


Hours after Iowa kicked off the process to choose President Trump’s 2020 opponent, and just a day before the verdict is expected in his Senate impeachment trial, the president gave his third State of the Union address. …

The Latest: What Happened in Iowa?

February 5th, 2020


After a night of chaos and confusion at the Iowa caucuses, and nearly a full day since the results were initially expected, the state’s Democratic …

A Very Long Night In Iowa

February 4th, 2020


The kickoff to the 2020 voting was undercut Monday night by major delays in the reporting of the Iowa caucus results. We traveled to Johnston, Iowa, …

The Field: Iowa’s Electability Complex

February 3rd, 2020


With Iowa voters making their choice and the 2020 election getting underway, we’re introducing a new show: one covering the country and its voters in the lead up to Nov. 3. In our first episode of “The Field,” we ask …

The Latest: No Witnesses

February 1st, 2020


In a 51-to-49 vote, Republicans shut down an effort by Democrats to bring new witnesses and documents into the Senate impeachment trial. As they cleared a path toward acquittal, some Republicans stepped forward to …

The Lessons of 2016

January 31st, 2020


The media’s coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign has come to be criticized for operating under three key assumptions: that Hillary Clinton was certain to be the Democratic nominee, that Donald Trump was unlikely …

A Virus’s Journey Across China

January 30th, 2020


Nearly two decades ago, China was at the heart of a public health crisis over a deadly new virus. It said it had made lifesaving reforms since. So why is the Wuhan coronavirus now spreading so rapidly across the world? …

The Latest: The ‘Public Interest’

January 30th, 2020


In the question-and-answer stage of the Senate impeachment trial, Alan Dershowitz, the celebrity lawyer on President Trump’s legal team, made an argument that stunned many who heard it. Say that Mr. Trump did extend a …

Chuck Schumer on Impeachment, Witnesses and the Truth

January 29th, 2020


Today, we sit down with Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, to discuss what it’s like to be the leader of a party out of power at this moment in the impeachment trial of President Trump. For more information on …

What John Bolton Knows

January 28th, 2020


A firsthand account by John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, directly linked President Trump to a quid pro quo in the Ukraine affair, …

A Small Town’s Fight Over America’s Biggest Sport

January 27th, 2020


Across the United States, parents and school districts have been wrestling with the question of whether the country’s most popular and profitable …

The Swing Issue That Could Win a Swing State

January 24th, 2020


Three Rust Belt swing states are critical to winning the presidency this year — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, there is one …

Harry and Meghan. (And Why Their Saga Matters.)

January 23rd, 2020


In a moment of national insecurity, with the future of the United Kingdom seemingly hanging in the balance, a new royal couple offered the vision of a unified, progressive future. But the same forces that pushed for …

The Latest: ‘Let Us Begin’

January 23rd, 2020


Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial are underway. For House impeachment managers, that means an opportunity to formally make their case, uninterrupted, for three straight days. For President Trump’s …

The Moderates’ Impeachment Moment

January 22nd, 2020


After nearly 12 hours of vicious debate, the Senate voted early Wednesday to adopt the rules that will govern the rest of the impeachment trial. But …

Lessons From the Last Impeachment Trial

January 21st, 2020


As President Trump’s impeachment trial resumes this afternoon, we look back two decades to a time when Google was in its infancy, Y2K was stoking anxiety and partisanship in Congress was not quite so entrenched. That …

Bernie's Big Bet

January 17th, 2020


The Obama coalition has become almost mythic within the Democratic Party for having united first-time voters, people of color and moderates to win …

The Impeachment Trial Begins

January 16th, 2020


The impeachment trial of President Trump begins this morning. Today, we answer all of your questions about what will happen next — including how it …

The Russian Hacking Plan for 2020

January 15th, 2020


At the heart of President Trump’s impeachment is his request that Ukraine investigate how his political rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden …

The Escape of Carlos Ghosn

January 14th, 2020


Carlos Ghosn’s trial was poised to be one of the most closely watched in Japanese history — a case involving claims of corporate greed, wounded …

Why Australia Is Burning

January 13th, 2020


Wildfires are devastating Australia, incinerating an area roughly the size of West Virginia and killing 24 people and as many as half a billion animals. Today, we look at the human and environmental costs of the …

The Case Against Harvey Weinstein, Part 2

January 10th, 2020


Note: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence.

Yesterday on “The Daily,” we heard the story of Lucia Evans, whose allegation of sexual …

The Case Against Harvey Weinstein, Part 1

January 9th, 2020


Note: This episode contains descriptions of sexual violence.

The story of Harvey Weinstein is a story of patterns. Scores of women — more than 80 — …

Pelosi’s Impeachment Gamble

January 8th, 2020


John R. Bolton, the former White House national security adviser, has announced that he is willing to give evidence in the impeachment trial of …

Why Iran Is in Mourning

January 7th, 2020


The killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s most formidable military and intelligence leader, displayed the fault lines in a fractious region. …

The Killing of General Qassim Suleimani

January 6th, 2020


Iran has promised “severe revenge” against the United States for the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani. But what made the high-ranking military …

Boeing’s Broken Dreams

January 3rd, 2020


This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of 2019 and checking in on what has happened since they first appeared. Today, we return to our conversation with the whistle-blower John Barnett, known …

The President and the Publisher

January 2nd, 2020


This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of 2019 and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today, we return to the exclusive interview in the Oval Office between the …

Our Fear Facer Makes a New Friend

December 31st, 2019


This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since they appeared. Today, we introduce Ella Maners, 9, from our kids’ episode on facing fears, to …

Haunted by the Ghost of Michael Jackson

December 30th, 2019


This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today, we talk to our critic about his reckoning with abuse allegations …

'There's No Going Back'

December 27th, 2019


This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today: the unexpected story of how family history websites have been used …

Impeachment Through the Eyes of a Child

December 26th, 2019


This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. After we sat down with Leo, a third grader, to talk about the impeachment …

By Challenging Evangelicals, She Changed Them

December 24th, 2019


This week, “The Daily” is revisiting some of our favorite episodes of the year and checking in on what has happened since the stories first ran. Today, we return to the story of Rachel Held Evans and speak to her …

Year in Sound

December 23rd, 2019


Our first episode of 2019 opened the year with a question: “What will Democrats do with their new power?” One of our last offered the answer: “

The Candidates: Joe Biden

December 20th, 2019


He built a career, and a presidential campaign, on a belief in bipartisanship. Now, critics of the candidate ask: Is political consensus a dangerous …

The Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump

December 19th, 2019


The House of Representatives has impeached President Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. We traveled to Michigan to …

The Latest: Impeachment Vote Update, 5:30 P.M. Eastern

December 18th, 2019


The House is expected to vote tonight along party lines to impeach the president. But before that can take place, there must be speeches — lots of them. These speeches are the last chance lawmakers have to get their …

A Fight Over How to Fight Anti-Semitism

December 18th, 2019


President Trump has issued an executive order cracking down on anti-Semitism. But some Jewish Americans fear that the plan could end up deepening …

The Latest: The Rules

December 18th, 2019


House members are preparing for a vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump, while their counterparts gear up for the next phase: a trial in the Senate. As the impeachment process moves from a …

Switching Sides in Britain

December 17th, 2019


To pull off its landslide victory in last week’s election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party flipped dozens of districts in the “red …

A Secret History of the War in Afghanistan

December 16th, 2019


For nearly two decades, U.S. government officials crafted a careful story of progress to justify their ongoing military campaign in Afghanistan. …

The Latest: Country Over Party

December 13th, 2019


As the House Judiciary Committee pushed toward a historic vote to send two articles of impeachment to the full House, lawmakers made their final …

The Candidates: Elizabeth Warren

December 13th, 2019


In Part 3 of our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, we spoke with Elizabeth Warren about how she came to be known as the blow-it-up candidate. With help from Andrew …

The Fate of Boris and Brexit

December 12th, 2019


Britain is voting in a general election today. During his re-election campaign, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hitched his re-election campaign to a …

The Articles of Impeachment

December 11th, 2019


House Democratic leaders have introduced two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. But they did not include obstruction of justice. In today’s episode, we delve …

‘Absolutely No Mercy’

December 10th, 2019


A trove of private government documents offers an unprecedented look inside China’s highly organized crackdown on Uighur Muslims — revealing Beijing’s systematic detention of as many as one million people in camps and …

The Latest: The Mueller Question

December 10th, 2019


To mention the Mueller report in articles of impeachment against President Trump, or not? That’s the question Democrats have been asking. Today’s impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee gave us a clue …

A Woman’s Journey Through China’s Detention Camps

December 9th, 2019


A last-minute booking, a furtive cab ride and a spy in the window. For the past year, Paul Mozur has been investigating the story of a son determined …

The Candidates: Bernie Sanders

December 6th, 2019


Today: Part 2 of our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. Michael Barbaro speaks with Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist senator from Vermont.

Mr. Sanders …

The Latest: ‘Do You Hate the President?’

December 6th, 2019


Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this morning that the House of Representatives would draft articles of impeachment against President Trump. But what …

America’s Education Problem

December 5th, 2019


For decades, the U.S. spent billions of dollars trying to close its education gap with the rest of the world. New data shows that all that money made …

The Latest: But Is It Impeachable?

December 5th, 2019


The House Judiciary Committee opened a new phase of the impeachment inquiry by tackling a fundamental constitutional question: What is an impeachable offense? All the witnesses testifying in today’s hearing were in …

A Louder, Messier Phase of Impeachment

December 4th, 2019


The House Intelligence Committee has released its impeachment report to the Judiciary Committee, signaling the end of one phase of impeachment and the beginning of another. Today, we break down the report and explore …

A Deadly Crackdown in Iran

December 3rd, 2019


Behind the curtain of an internet blackout, the Islamic Republic’s security forces have killed at least 180 unarmed protesters.

Natalie Kitroeff …

Why So Many Hospitals Are Suing Their Patients

December 2nd, 2019


For decades, hospitals could assume that patients with jobs and health insurance would pay their medical bills. That’s no longer the case. We speak …

The Jungle Prince, Chapter 3: A House in Yorkshire

November 28th, 2019


In a ruined palace in the woods, rummaging through discarded papers, our reporter finds a clue.

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The Jungle Prince, Chapter 2: The Hunting Lodge

November 28th, 2019


“Ellen, have you been trying to get in touch with the royal family of Oudh?” Our reporter receives an invitation to the forest.

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The Jungle Prince, Chapter 1: The Railway Station

November 28th, 2019


The story passed for years from tea sellers to rickshaw drivers to shopkeepers in Old Delhi. In a forest, they said, in a palace cut off from the city, lived a prince, a princess and a queen, said to be the last of a …

What the Bidens Actually Did in Ukraine

November 27th, 2019


Yesterday, we looked at the origins of President Trump’s baseless theory that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 election. This theory inspired one of the two investigations he sought from Ukraine that triggered …

Why Trump Still Believes (Wrongly) That Ukraine Hacked the D.N.C.

November 26th, 2019


In the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry, President Trump asked Ukraine for two different investigations. Today, we explore the unexpected story behind one of them. Guest: Scott Shane, a national …

What Should Happen to the Navy SEAL Chief?

November 25th, 2019


An unusual battle has broken out between President Trump and top military commanders over the future of a Navy SEAL commando.

Today, how a high-profile war-crimes investigation has prompted a war of words from the …

The Latest: A Call to ‘Fox & Friends’

November 22nd, 2019


President Trump called into ‘Fox & Friends’ this morning to respond to all that has been said over two weeks of public impeachment hearings. The conversation offered a preview of what may become the president’s …

The Candidates: Pete Buttigieg

November 22nd, 2019


Today we launch Part One in our series on pivotal moments in the lives of the 2020 presidential front-runners. In studio with “The Daily,” Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., talks about how his lifelong …

The Latest: The Irregular Channel

November 21st, 2019


Throughout the impeachment inquiry, an image has surfaced of the Trump administration’s two policymaking channels on Ukraine — one regular, one not. …

‘We Followed the President’s Orders’

November 21st, 2019


Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, has evolved from a loyal Trump campaign donor to a witness central to the …

The Latest: ‘Everyone Was in the Loop’

November 20th, 2019


In explosive testimony, Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, directly implicated President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top administration …

What Happened to Kamala Harris?

November 20th, 2019


When Senator Kamala Harris started her presidential campaign 10 months ago, she drew a crowd of 20,000 to her kickoff rally — the biggest of any …

The Latest: A Republican Strategy Revealed

November 20th, 2019


Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, gave public testimony of his alarm at what he heard during …

A Broken Promise on Taxes

November 19th, 2019


As they lobbied the Trump administration for a $1.5 trillion tax cut, corporations vowed to invest the savings back into the U.S. economy. Today, we investigate whether they made good on that promise.

Guest: Jim …

The Latest: The Week Ahead in the Impeachment Hearings

November 19th, 2019


Four witnesses will appear in tomorrow’s public hearings — three of whom listened directly to the July phone call between President Trump and …

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of WeWork

November 18th, 2019


It was one of the most valuable start-ups in the United States, with bold plans to revolutionize how and where people worked around the world. Today, …

The Latest: ‘It’s Very Intimidating’

November 15th, 2019


Marie Yovanovitch, who was ousted as the ambassador to Ukraine on President Trump’s orders, came before the House Intelligence Committee on the second day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry. At the very …

Capitalism on Trial in Chile

November 15th, 2019


Free-market economists once talked about “the miracle of Chile,” praising its policies as Latin America’s great economic success story. But recently, …

The Latest: A New Word for What Trump Did

November 14th, 2019


We’ve been hearing a lot about the “quid pro quo.” But this week, Democrats started using a new term, one that shows up in the impeachment clause of the Constitution, to describe President Trump’s actions toward …

A Public Hearing, and a Feud Over Ukraine

November 14th, 2019


The House of Representatives opened historic impeachment hearings on Wednesday, with William B. Taylor Jr. and George P. Kent, senior career civil servants, caught in the crossfire. Democrats underscored the …

The Latest: An Ideal Witness for the Democrats

November 14th, 2019


On the first day of public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry, lawmakers questioned two diplomats, and laid out two competing narratives about the investigation. This is the first episode in our new series on the …

A Third Grader’s Guide to the Impeachment Hearings

November 13th, 2019


This morning, the House of Representatives begins public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Before those hearings get underway, we sat down with someone who’s unafraid to ask all the questions …

A Small Act of Rebellion

November 12th, 2019


Today, the Supreme Court begins hearing arguments about whether the Trump administration acted legally when it tried to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The Obama-era program known as DACA shields immigrants …

Why Military Assistance for Ukraine Matters

November 11th, 2019


The question of whether President Trump leveraged military assistance to Ukraine for personal gain is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. Today, we speak with our Ukraine correspondent on why that assistance was so …

The Saga of Gordon Sondland

November 8th, 2019


Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, told impeachment investigators he knew “nothing” about a quid pro quo in …

‘Because of Sex’

November 7th, 2019


In 2013, Aimee Stephens watched her boss read a carefully worded letter.

“I have felt imprisoned in a body that does not match my mind. And this has …

How Impeachment Consumed a Governor’s Race

November 6th, 2019


Kentucky’s unpopular Republican governor, Matthew G. Bevin, was facing a losing battle. So he turned to President Trump, and a polarized political …

Who’s Actually Electable in 2020?

November 5th, 2019


The New York Times and Siena College conducted a major new poll, tackling the biggest questions about the 2020 presidential race: How likely is …

The Democratic Showdown in Iowa

November 4th, 2019


In just three months, the first election of the Democratic presidential race will be held in Iowa.

Over the weekend, the party held its most important …

A Vote on Impeachment

November 1st, 2019


The House of Representatives voted to begin the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump — one which will be open to public scrutiny. Two Democrats in the House broke ranks and voted against the …

What Boeing Knew

October 31st, 2019


In testimony before a House committee on Wednesday, Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing’s chief executive, said, “If we knew everything back then that we …

The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 2: The Story of Juul

October 30th, 2019


When Juul was created, the company’s founders told federal regulators that its product would save lives. Those regulators were eager to believe them. …

The Life and Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

October 29th, 2019


After a five-year international manhunt, the leader of the Islamic State, who at one point controlled a caliphate the size of Britain, was killed in …

The Promise and Peril of Vaping, Part 1: A Mystery in Nebraska

October 28th, 2019


When John Steffen died, his family had little doubt that a lifetime of cigarette smoking was to blame. Then, the Nebraska Department of Health got an unusual tip.

Today, we begin a two-part series on the promise and the …

‘A Prophet’: The Zeal of Bernie Sanders Supporters

October 25th, 2019


At a rally in New York City last weekend, Senator Bernie Sanders drew the largest crowd of his presidential campaign — at a moment when his candidacy …

A Victim of the Shadow Government

October 24th, 2019


Before the career diplomats working in Ukraine discovered a “highly irregular” power structure around President Trump determined to undermine and …

The ‘Most Damning’ Impeachment Testimony Yet

October 23rd, 2019


The Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry are calling testimony from the acting envoy to Ukraine the “most damning” yet, implicating President Trump himself in a quid pro quo over military aid to the country. …

Trapped in Syria, Part 2: A Plea to Parliament

October 22nd, 2019


Yesterday on “The Daily,” we met Kamalle Dabboussy, who said his daughter had been tricked by her husband into joining the Islamic State. His daughter and three grandchildren are being held in a Syrian detention camp …

Trapped in Syria, Part 1: A Father’s Fight

October 21st, 2019


Since the fall of the Islamic State, many of the group’s fighters and their families have been held in prison camps controlled by U.S.-allied Kurdish …

The Week Diplomats Broke Their Silence

October 18th, 2019


Members of the American diplomatic corps testified about the state of U.S. foreign policy in private hearings on Capitol Hill this week. According to …

A Foreseen Calamity in Syria

October 17th, 2019


The presence of U.S. troops in northern Syria was designed to protect America’s allies and keep its enemies there in check. President Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the region quickly, and predictably, unraveled a …

The Moderates Strike Back: The 4th Democratic Debate

October 16th, 2019


Last night in Ohio, The New York Times co-hosted a presidential debate for the first time in more than a decade. Marc Lacey, The Times’s National editor, moderated the event with the CNN anchors Erin Burnett and …

The Effort to Discredit the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

October 15th, 2019


This week, we’re producing episodes of “The Daily” from The New York Times’s Washington bureau.

The impeachment inquiry is entering a pivotal phase as Congress returns from recess. The White House’s strategy to block …

The Story of a Kurdish General

October 14th, 2019


Turkey has invaded Kurdish-controlled territory in Syria, upending a fragile peace in the region and inciting sectarian bloodshed. The Trump …

‘1619,’ Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 2

October 12th, 2019


Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 5, Part 2 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more …

Why China Went to War With the N.B.A.

October 11th, 2019


A seven-word tweet in support of Hong Kong’s antigovernment protests by Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets, triggered a furor in both China and the United States. The ensuing controversy revealed the …

Republicans' 'Dead Chicken' Strategy on Impeachment

October 10th, 2019


The White House response to the impeachment inquiry has been to dismiss the allegations, deflect the facts and discredit the Democrats. It’s the same approach that Republicans used in 2018 to push through the Supreme …

The Freshmen: Elissa Slotkin Confronts the Impeachment Backlash

October 9th, 2019


Days after moderate House Democrats announced they would support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, a recess began and they returned …

Is the U.S. Betraying Its Kurdish Allies?

October 8th, 2019


President Trump vowed to withdraw United States troops from the Syrian border with Turkey. But such a move could harm one of America’s most loyal …

A ‘Crazy’ Plan: How U.S. Diplomats Discussed the Pressure on Ukraine

October 7th, 2019


The House Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry of President Trump called their first witness: Kurt Volker, a top American diplomat involved in …

‘1619,’ Episode 5: The Land of Our Fathers, Part 1

October 5th, 2019


Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 5, Part 1 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more …

When #MeToo Went on Trial

October 4th, 2019


The investigation of Harvey Weinstein that helped give rise to the #MeToo movement had seemed, for a moment, to unite the country in redefining the …

How Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine Operation Backfired

October 3rd, 2019


In 2018, President Trump hired Rudolph W. Giuliani, his longtime friend and the former New York City mayor, to In 2018, President Trump hired Rudolph …

Pageantry in Beijing. Firebombs in Hong Kong.

October 2nd, 2019


As China celebrated 70 years of Communist Party rule, scenes of pageantry, pride and unity in Beijing contrasted with the firebombs, rubber bullets …

The Impeachment Dilemma for Republicans

October 1st, 2019


Three past American presidents have confronted the possibility that members of their own party would support their impeachment. Only one, Richard M. …

How the Whistle-Blower Complaint Almost Didn’t Happen

September 30th, 2019


It took just days for a whistle-blower complaint to prompt an impeachment inquiry of President Trump. But it took weeks for the concerns detailed in the complaint to come to light — and they nearly never did. Guest: …

A Special Episode for Kids: The Fear Facer

September 29th, 2019


Nine-year-old Ella was terrified of tornadoes and getting sick. So she did something that was even scarier than her fears: confront them. Guests: …

The Whistle-Blower’s Complaint

September 27th, 2019


The whistle-blower complaint at the center of the impeachment inquiry was released on Thursday as the Trump administration official who had declined to turn it over — Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national …

‘I Would Like You to Do Us a Favor’

September 26th, 2019


The White House released a reconstructed transcript of President Trump’s phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, the leader of Ukraine. In it, Mr. Trump …

An Impeachment Inquiry Begins

September 25th, 2019


Speaker Nancy Pelosi has begun a formal impeachment investigation of President Trump, saying he “must be held accountable.” We spoke to our colleague …

A Conversation With a Border Patrol Agent

September 24th, 2019


President Trump vowed to crack down on undocumented immigration and empower the Border Patrol. Three years later, the agency is the target of …

The President, Joe Biden and Ukraine

September 23rd, 2019


Over the weekend, reports of a secret whistle-blower complaint against President Trump turned into allegations that the president had courted foreign interference from Ukraine to hurt a leading Democratic rival, former …

Anatomy of a Warren Rally

September 20th, 2019


With crowds that are said to number 15,000 to 20,000 people, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign events frequently dwarf those of her Democratic rivals. This week, we experienced the growing phenomenon that is the …

Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Secrets, Part 2: Gloria Allred

September 19th, 2019


In Part 1 of this series, our colleagues Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey reported on Lisa Bloom, a victims’ rights attorney who used her experience …

Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Secrets, Part 1: Lisa Bloom

September 18th, 2019


Last week, our colleagues Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published a book documenting their investigation of Harvey Weinstein. In writing it, they …

Who Really Attacked Saudi Arabia?

September 17th, 2019


President Trump is saying that Iran appears to be responsible for the weekend attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. We look at where things are likely to go from here. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security …

The C.I.A. Spy Inside the Kremlin

September 16th, 2019


Last week, CNN broke the story that the United States had secretly extracted a top spy from Russia in 2017. What does that mean now for American …

‘1619,’ Episode 4: How the Bad Blood Started

September 14th, 2019


Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 4 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information …

The Third Democratic Debate

September 13th, 2019


Just 10 candidates qualified for the stage in Houston, but that didn’t change some recurring themes: Joe Biden was again the target of fierce scrutiny, and health care was a central point of contention. But what else …

An Interview With Andrew Yang, the Outsider at Tonight’s Democratic Debate

September 12th, 2019


Andrew Yang, a former tech executive, remains one of the least known candidates in a Democratic presidential field that includes senators, mayors, a governor and a former vice president. But by focusing on the potential …

John Bolton Is Fired. Or Did He Resign?

September 11th, 2019


John Bolton, the national security adviser, was ousted after fundamental disputes with President Trump over how to handle foreign policy challenges …

A Historic Peace Plan Collapses

September 10th, 2019


President Trump abruptly called off negotiations between the United States and the Taliban that could have ended the war in Afghanistan and canceled …

Parliament Strikes Back in Britain

September 9th, 2019


In a battle over what kind of democracy would prevail in Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson seemed to have gained the upper hand by cutting …

‘1619,’ Episode 3: The Birth of American Music

September 7th, 2019


Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 3 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information …

The Secret Push to Strike Iran

September 6th, 2019


For almost two decades, the United States and Israel have tried to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Israeli leaders — including the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu — have pushed for a military …

Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate

September 5th, 2019


A month after a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, the nation’s largest retailer, said that it would stop selling ammunition used …

The Sudden-Death Phase of the Democratic Primary

September 4th, 2019


The Democratic presidential race has entered a phase that is specifically designed to reward front-runners and push out lesser-known candidates. We look at how that will influence the campaign. Guest: Alexander Burns, …

A Potential Peace Deal With the Taliban

September 3rd, 2019


After months of negotiations in Qatar, the United States appeared to have reached an agreement with the Taliban that could take a step to end …

’1619,’ Episode 2: The Economy That Slavery Built

August 31st, 2019


Today on “The Daily,” we present Episode 2 of “1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information …

Political Mayhem in Britain and Italy

August 30th, 2019


Two battles over the meaning of democracy are now playing out in Europe. We look at the political power maneuvers this week in Britain and Italy. …

Why Uber Still Can’t Make a Profit

August 29th, 2019


Uber transformed American transportation and changed the United States economy. But a decade after its founding, the once-swaggering company is losing more money and growing more slowly than ever. What happened? Guest: …

Why the Amazon Is Burning

August 28th, 2019


More than 26,000 fires have been recorded inside the Amazon rainforest in August alone, leading to global calls for action. But Brazil’s government …

How the U.S.-China Trade War Hurts the Rest of the World

August 27th, 2019


At the Group of 7 summit in France, President Trump seemed determined to prove that he can wage a trade war with China without hurting the economy. But there are already signs of distress. Guest: Peter S. Goodman, an …

The First Women to Report Jeffrey Epstein

August 26th, 2019


This episode contains descriptions of sexual assault.

Nearly a decade before any police investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s predatory actions toward …

Introducing ‘1619,’ a New York Times Audio Series

August 23rd, 2019


Four hundred years ago, in August 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. No aspect of the …

What the 2020 Campaign Sounds Like

August 22nd, 2019


Song playlists at presidential campaign rallies can be about more than music — they can reflect a candidate’s values, political platform, identity …

What American C.E.O.s Are Worried About

August 21st, 2019


For decades, American corporations have prized profits for shareholders above all else. Now, the country’s most powerful chief executives say it’s …

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Not Regretting Al Franken

August 20th, 2019


Al Franken resigned from the Senate more than 18 months ago over allegations of sexual harassment. New reporting about those allegations has revived …

Bankrolling the Anti-Immigration Movement

August 19th, 2019


The New York Times investigated how Cordelia Scaife May, an heiress to the Mellon family’s banking and industrial fortune, used her wealth to sow the seeds of the modern anti-immigration movement — and of Trump …

Russia’s Mystery Missile

August 16th, 2019


At least seven people were killed by a mysterious explosion in northern Russia, and U.S. officials believe it happened during the test of a prototype for a nuclear-propelled cruise missile. President Vladimir V. Putin …

Is China Really Freeing Uighurs?

August 15th, 2019


Under international pressure, China has said it has released a vast majority of the Muslim Uighurs it had placed in detention camps. We follow up …

Inside Hong Kong’s Airport

August 14th, 2019


Protesters have flooded Hong Kong’s airport, paralyzing operations and escalating tensions between the semiautonomous territory and Beijing. The protesters are trying to send a message to government officials — and to …

The Epstein Investigation, Now That He’s Dead

August 13th, 2019


Federal prosecutors were confident that, this time, justice would be served in the case of Jeffrey Epstein. What happens to the case against him now …

The Freshmen: Mikie Sherrill

August 12th, 2019


Since Democrats retook the House last November, the world has come to know the progressive and divisive vision of four freshmen congresswomen known as “the squad.” But it was moderates — less well-known and …

The Crackdown on Kashmir

August 9th, 2019


India has guaranteed a degree of autonomy to the people of Kashmir, a disputed territory between India and Pakistan, since 1947. Why did India unilaterally erase that autonomy this week? Guest: Jeffrey Gettleman, the …

Two Cities in Mourning

August 8th, 2019


President Trump traveled on Wednesday to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, where mass shootings killed 31 people. Our colleagues described the scene in both …

Osama bin Laden’s Successor

August 7th, 2019


In the years before his death, Osama bin Laden seemed to be grooming a successor to lead Al Qaeda: his own son. Here’s what we learned this week about those plans. Guest: Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The …

Shutting Down 8chan

August 6th, 2019


At least three mass shootings this year — including one in El Paso — have been announced in advance on the online message board 8chan, often accompanied by racist writings. We look at the battle over shutting down the …

Two Days, Two Cities, Two Massacres

August 5th, 2019


In two days, in two cities — El Paso and Dayton, Ohio — two mass shootings have left at least 29 people dead. We look at two stories from one of those shootings. Guests: Simon Romero, a national correspondent for The …

How the Democratic Debates Narrow the Field

August 2nd, 2019


Twenty Democratic presidential candidates have appeared on the debate stage for the last time. That’s in part because the Democratic National …

The Economy Is Booming. Or Is It?

August 1st, 2019


The United States economy is in the middle of a record-long expansion. So why is the government deploying an economic weapon it last used during the 2008 financial crisis? Guest: Ben Casselman, who covers the economy …

What Does Kamala Harris Stand For?

July 31st, 2019


Democratic voters have been drawn to Senator Kamala Harris as a messenger, even though her message remains a work in progress. Ahead of her second presidential debate appearance, we consider what the candidate says she …

The Origins of Boeing’s 737 Max Crisis

July 30th, 2019


Two crashes involving Boeing 737 Max jets have been linked to a software system that helped send the planes into a deadly nose-dive. Our colleague …

A Plan to End Partisan Gerrymandering

July 29th, 2019


The Supreme Court ruled last month that federal courts cannot rule on cases of partisan gerrymandering, saying that judges are not entitled to …

The Next Chapter of the Epstein Story

July 26th, 2019


Maxwell’s yearslong relationship with Jeffrey Epstein has raised questions about what she may have known about the allegations of sex trafficking against him. Now, thousands of pages of sealed documents stemming from …

Robert Mueller’s Testimony

July 25th, 2019


The former special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, testified on Wednesday before Congress. He declared that his two-year investigation did not …

‘Send Her Back’: White Voters and Trump’s Path to Re-election

July 24th, 2019


The majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump. But in 2020, Democrats will still have a hard time defeating him. Here’s why. Guest: Nate …

Special Edition: A Guide to the Mueller Hearings

July 23rd, 2019


Robert S. Mueller III, the former special counsel, will testify before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee beginning …

The Fight Over Planned Parenthood’s Future

July 23rd, 2019


Dr. Leana Wen, the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood in decades, was ousted after just eight months on the job. Her departure highlights a …

The Making of Boris Johnson

July 22nd, 2019


After trying and failing to withdraw Britain from the European Union, Theresa May will resign this week as the country’s prime minister. Here’s how the man expected to succeed her, Boris Johnson, made Brexit — and how …

The Almost Moon Man

July 21st, 2019


There are two stories from the 1960s that America likes to tell about itself — the civil rights movement and the space race. We look at the brief …

The Political Crisis in Puerto Rico

July 19th, 2019


Hundreds of leaked text messages revealed the governor of Puerto Rico mocking his own citizens. For many Puerto Ricans, it was the last straw. Guest: Patricia Mazzei, the Miami bureau chief for The New York Times, spoke …

The Myth That Busing Failed

July 18th, 2019


The first Democratic debate brought renewed attention to busing as a tool of school desegregation. We spoke to a colleague about what the …

A Decision in the Eric Garner Case

July 17th, 2019


One day before the fifth anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of police officers in New York, the Justice Department said it would not …

Trump and ‘the Squad’

July 16th, 2019


In a second day of attacks, President Trump said that four Democratic congresswomen hated the United States and were free to leave the country. The lawmakers — Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan …

Waiting for the Immigration Raids

July 15th, 2019


This past weekend, immigration officials were scheduled to begin arresting and deporting thousands of undocumented immigrants who had been ordered to …

Can Gun Makers Be Held Accountable for Mass Shootings?

July 12th, 2019


As mass shootings became commonplace, attempts to hold gun makers accountable kept hitting the same roadblock — until now. We look at a lawsuit that …

The President and the Census

July 11th, 2019


Federal courts keep rejecting President Trump’s attempts to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census. But no matter what the courts decide, the president may have already achieved his goal. Guest: Adam Liptak, who …

The Plan to Elect Republican Women

July 10th, 2019


Out of 198 Republicans in the House of Representatives, just 13 are women. This week, a closely watched election in North Carolina may help determine …

United States v. Jeffrey Epstein

July 9th, 2019


Prosecutors in New York have accused the billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls and of asking them to …

The Trial of a Navy SEAL Chief

July 8th, 2019


The trial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a decorated member of the Navy SEALs, offered rare insight into a culture that is, by design, …

When a G.M. Plant Shut Down in Ohio

July 5th, 2019


In 2016, Lordstown, Ohio, helped deliver the presidency to Donald J. Trump, betting that he would fulfill his promise to save its auto industry. Our …

Joe Biden’s Record on Race

July 3rd, 2019


In the contest to become the Democratic candidate for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. is being asked to confront his record on race, including past positions that some in his party now see as outdated and unjust. We look …

What Iran Is Learning From North Korea

July 2nd, 2019


President Trump made history over the weekend when he became the first sitting American president to step into North Korea. But the biggest impact of that gesture may have been on Iran. Guest: David E. Sanger, a …

Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.

July 1st, 2019


Federal courts have ruled that migrant children inside the United States must be housed in “safe and sanitary” accommodation. So what explains the …

A Clash Over Inclusion at Pride

June 29th, 2019


Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, as the largest L.G.B.T.Q. Pride celebration in the world takes place in New York this weekend, some leaders of …

The Democratic Debates

June 28th, 2019


Twenty Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination have now made their case to American voters. We take a look at their visions for the future, the breakout performances and the state of the race. Guest:

Corroborating E. Jean Carroll

June 27th, 2019


Note: This episode contains detailed descriptions of an alleged sexual assault.

The writer E. Jean Carroll came forward last week with explosive …

A Guide to the Democratic Debates

June 26th, 2019


Over the next two days, 20 Democrats will take the stage for the first debates of the 2020 presidential race. We look at the competing visions for America they’ll be fighting over this week, and throughout the campaign. …

The Likelihood of Impeachment

June 25th, 2019


In the weeks since the Mueller report, nearly 80 House Democrats have called for impeaching the president. But with the 2020 campaign underway, the likelihood of such action appears to be fading. That may be exactly …

A Military Crackdown in Sudan

June 24th, 2019


A military crackdown in Sudan has left more than 100 pro-democracy protesters dead, just weeks after the military offered support in overthrowing the …

The Standoff With Iran

June 21st, 2019


The Trump administration has been debating a military strike against Iran as tensions with the country escalate. Here’s how we got to this point. Guest: Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times. …

Why Asylum Seekers Are Being Sent Back to Mexico

June 20th, 2019


With asylum requests at a record high, the Trump administration is telling migrants to wait in Mexico. We look at how that policy could fundamentally …

Trump’s Re-election Rally

June 19th, 2019


The president kicked off his re-election campaign on Tuesday with a rally in Orlando, Fla. We spoke with a colleague who was there. Guest: Maggie …

Hacking the Russian Power Grid

June 18th, 2019


A New York Times investigation found that the United States is actively infiltrating Russia’s electric power grid. We look at what that means for the future of cyberwarfare. Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security …

Why Hong Kong Is Still Protesting

June 17th, 2019


In Hong Kong, hundreds of thousands remain in the streets, even after city officials said they would suspend the contentious extradition bill that …

Part 5: Can Liberal Democracy Survive in Europe?

June 14th, 2019


Across Europe, populists are saying that it’s not democracy they aim to discard, but liberalism. To end our series, we returned to Germany, the …

Part 4: Poland’s Culture Wars

June 13th, 2019


In Poland, a nationalist party has been in power for four years. We went to Warsaw, the capital, and Gdansk, the birthplace of a movement that …

Part 3: ‘Italy First’

June 12th, 2019


In Italy, hard-right populists have moved from the fringes to become part of the national government. Now, the country is on the front lines of a …

Part 2: The French Rebellion

June 11th, 2019


President Emmanuel Macron of France had been viewed as the next leader of a liberal Europe. But when the Yellow Vest movement swept the country, protesters took to the streets, rejecting him as elitist and questioning …

Part 1: The Battle for Europe

June 10th, 2019


The decades-long plan to stitch together countries and cultures into the European Union was ultimately blamed for two crises: mass migration and …

A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 2: The Future of Genetic Privacy

June 7th, 2019


The police identified a suspect in a double murder after combing through DNA profiles on a website designed to connect family members. We look at …

A New Way to Solve a Murder, Part 1: The Genetic Detectives

June 6th, 2019


A year after police used a genetic database to help identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer case, the same technique has been used to arrest …

This Drug Could End H.I.V. Why Hasn’t It?

June 5th, 2019


Dr. Robert Grant developed a treatment — a daily pill known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — that could stop the AIDS crisis. We look at why …

How a Secret U.S. Cyberweapon Backfired

June 4th, 2019


A criminal group has held computer systems for the city of Baltimore hostage for nearly a month — paralyzing everything from email to the real estate market to the payment of water bills. But what residents don’t know …

The Legacy of Rachel Held Evans

June 3rd, 2019


In a brief but prolific career, a young writer asked whether evangelical Christianity could change. In doing so, she changed it. Guests: Elizabeth …

Death, Profit and Disclosure at a Children’s Hospital

May 31st, 2019


A Times investigation found that doctors at UNC Children’s Hospital suspected that children with complex heart conditions had been dying at higher-than-expected rates, and even children with low-risk conditions seemed …

Robert Mueller Breaks His Silence

May 30th, 2019


Robert Mueller, the special counsel, discussed his investigation of Russian election interference for the first time on Wednesday. He did not absolve …

The White House Plan to Change Climate Science

May 29th, 2019


From Day 1, the Trump administration has tried to dismantle regulations aimed at curbing climate change. Now officials are attempting to undermine …