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The immigration policies causing further uncertainty for asylum seekers

July 15th, 2019

30:51

Nick Miroff and Kevin Sieff on the policies causing further uncertainty for asylum seekers. Plus, Amy Goldstein explains another threat to the ACA. …

‘You do know the banjo is an African instrument, right?!’: The black roots of country music

July 12th, 2019

19:01

Emily Yahr, Valerie June and Dina Bennett talk about how black people have been largely excluded from country music -- an art form rooted in black history. And Danielle Paquette on how controversy over a black Ariel …

‘A constant state of drowning’: 40% of Americans say they struggle to pay bills

July 11th, 2019

30:04

Heather Long on the not-so-booming economy. Mike DeBonis explains the Democratic rifts in the House. And as far as Europe’s “flight shame” movement goes, Hannah Sampson says it has no chance in the United States.

The FBI and ICE are scanning millions of Americans’ faces — without their knowledge or consent

July 10th, 2019

25:14

Drew Harwell on how the FBI and ICE are using local DMV photos for facial-recognition searches. Dave Weigel talks about how Bernie Sanders has …

Trump digs in on 2020 Census question over citizenship

July 9th, 2019

24:32

Aaron Blake on how the citizenship question might make its way onto the census. Beth Reinhard on how the Newtown massacre created a rift within the National Rifle Association. Plus, Peter Whoriskey on the price of cocoa.

New sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein — and the story behind a decade-old plea deal

July 8th, 2019

30:01

Matt Zapotosky reports on the new abuse charges against well-connected multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Michael Kranish talks about how Donald Trump …

Keeping the music on: How go-go became the center of D.C.’s gentrification battle

July 5th, 2019

21:57

Marissa Lang on how a D.C. store’s booming go-go beats became a focus of Washington’s gentrification dilemma. And Sally Jenkins explains what she …

How a trade war could blow up the U.S. fireworks supply

July 4th, 2019

14:58

Taylor Telford explains how the United States became reliant on China for fireworks — and what the ongoing trade war might mean for future Fourth of …

Will President Trump's Fourth of July be a rally or a celebration?

July 3rd, 2019

27:59

Juliet Eilperin details President Trump’s plans for a grandiose Independence Day event. Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet explain how ISIS-inspired …

As the tear gas clears, a turning point in Hong Kong’s protests

July 2nd, 2019

24:33

Shibani Mahtani explains how Hong Kong’s demonstrations are at a crossroads. Plus, Luisa Beck on how people’s tours of concentration camps are …

Trump’s meeting with Kim was great for ratings, but was it good for denuclearization?

July 1st, 2019

26:37

Seung Min Kim and Anna Fifield on President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Plus, Geoff Fowler on how airport facial recognition is a scam. And Caitlin Gibson on the rise of the only child.

Bringing agency to the black man at the heart of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

June 28th, 2019

30:21

Amber Phillips dissects the first Democratic primary debates. Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe on the toll of playing Tom Robinson in Broadway’s “To Kill a …

Why the Supreme Court is blocking a citizenship question in the 2020 Census — for now

June 27th, 2019

31:40

Robert Barnes explains the Supreme Court rulings in two closely watched cases. Michelle Lee analyzes the ways 2020 candidates use Facebook. And …

Behind the story Kirsten Gillibrand tells about her change of heart on guns

June 26th, 2019

28:10

Nick Miroff on the growing crisis at the border. Robert Samuels examines how Kirsten Gillibrand’s past informs her present on guns. And Abha Bhattarai reports on yet another item on millennials’ kill list: traditional …

From women’s advocate to favored Trump defender: Judge Jeanine Pirro’s evolution

June 25th, 2019

27:04

Sarah Ellison untangles Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Trump-like political evolution. Rhonda Colvin delves into three lawmakers’ personal encounters with gun …

Joe Biden vs. the rest of the Democratic field

June 24th, 2019

22:28

Matt Viser on why Joe Biden is campaigning with an air of inevitability. Karla Adam on who could become Britain’s next prime minister. Plus, Gillian …

“I had a teardrop that floated in front of me.” Astronauts on what it’s like to be in space.

June 21st, 2019

22:25

Chris Davenport on The Washington Post’s project for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing: 50 astronauts on what it’s like to be in space. …

Political donors are mostly white men. These women of color are trying to change that.

June 20th, 2019

27:48

Josh Dawsey explains how the White House is handling escalating tension with Iran. Michelle Ye Hee Lee finds the women of color working to change the …

Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement

June 19th, 2019

31:15

Carol Morello talks about the U.N. investigator’s report about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Lena Sun on the Manhattan couple donating millions to …

Former defense pick tells The Post, “Bad things can happen to good families”

June 18th, 2019

22:22

Aaron Davis on conversations with Trump’s former acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan about domestic violence incidents in his family. Maria …

A once-in-a-generation expedition to the Arctic

June 17th, 2019

27:10

Rick Noack explains why tensions between the U.S. and Iran have reached new heights. Science reporter Sarah Kaplan on an expedition to the Arctic. And Kareem Fahim on the death of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first …

Why ‘Queer Eye’s’ Tan France is an expert at hard conversations

June 14th, 2019

20:28

“Queer Eye” star Tan France on his new book “Naturally Tan.” Plus, Travis Andrews on how to hack the Billboard charts.

For Bernie Sanders, the path to power began Halloween night in a public-housing laundry room

June 13th, 2019

32:50

Marc Fisher talks about the only executive office Bernie Sanders has held: mayor of Burlington, Vt. Anna Fifield on her new book, “The Great Successor,” examining North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And Shibani Mahtani …

‘I can’t breathe:’ Five years later, Eric Garner’s family is still seeking justice

June 12th, 2019

25:40

Wesley Lowery on the disciplinary hearing for the officer involved in Eric Garner’s death. Ashley Parker about what President Trump calls “the …

‘I hate elephants’: How Botswana’s giants became the center of a political clash

June 11th, 2019

26:45

Max Bearak on the political background of the lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban. Peter Jamison on a public housing complex at the heart of a …

How the NRA directed money to the people who oversee its finances

June 10th, 2019

22:22

Mary Beth Sheridan explains the Trump-Mexico tariff deal. Beth Reinhard on growing allegations of exorbitant spending by the National Rifle Association’s top executives. And Steven Zeitchik on whether Broadway has a …

A T. rex exhibit 66 million years in the making

June 7th, 2019

25:17

Steve Hendrix and Peggy McGlone track the journey of a T. rex fossil to the newly reopened fossil hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural …

Allegations of harassment, cash gifts: A West Virginia bishop’s fall from grace

June 6th, 2019

28:40

Michelle Boorstein on new details about a Catholic bishop suspended from ministry in March. Theater critic Peter Marks with actress Laurie Metcalf on …

President Trump is bullish on foreign policy. In a secret recording, Mike Pompeo has doubts.

June 5th, 2019

32:26

John Hudson talks about the secret recording of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peter Whoriskey on the child labor problem in chocolate production. …

Dick’s Sporting Goods lost money when it changed its gun policies. CEO Ed Stack is fine with that.

June 4th, 2019

21:28

Rachel Siegel talks to the CEO putting gun policies over profits. Anne Gearan on President Trump’s London visit. Plus, Emily Yahr details the end of …

Trump is using tariffs as a bargaining chip for a border crackdown. Will it work?

June 3rd, 2019

21:24

Mary Beth Sheridan on U.S.-Mexico trade negotiations and how migrants’ lives are in the mix. Todd Frankel on the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play recall. Plus, Simon Denyer on why Japan is defending a small object in the ivory …

The Great Forgetting: How China erased the Tiananmen Square massacre

May 31st, 2019

26:31

Abby Hauslohner reports that Border Patrol often holds unaccompanied minors for far longer than is legal. How the government erased the Tiananmen …

Why Nancy Pelosi is reluctant to impeach the president

May 30th, 2019

21:33

Rachael Bade on the impeachment divide among Democrats. Loveday Morris reports on why Israel will hold a second parliamentary election. Plus, Brady …

Mueller closes up shop: ‘The work speaks for itself’

May 29th, 2019

27:37

Rosalind S. Helderman on Robert S. Mueller III’s first public comments on the Russia investigation. Reis Thebault on the latest state to take up a …

Health officials are targeting communities battling measles. Anti-vaxxers are, too.

May 28th, 2019

25:06

Lena Sun explores the rise of the modern anti-vaccine movement. Michael Kranish analyzes President Trump’s changing rhetoric on Iran. Plus, Michael Birnbaum explains the Green parties’ surge in the European Parliament …

When ‘school choice’ tests parents’ personal values

May 27th, 2019

17:28

Education reporter Perry Stein discusses a family weighing a decision of where to send their eighth-grader for high school — and how that decision …

Pitchers are throwing faster than ever — and it’s ruining baseball

May 24th, 2019

21:33

William Booth breaks down Theresa May’s resignation and what it means for Brexit. Dave Sheinin fields questions on the velocity of baseball pitches. And Andrea Sachs raises the alarm on travel scams.

A Georgia clinic braces for the state’s new abortion law

May 23rd, 2019

27:45

Caroline Kitchener visits a Georgia abortion clinic. Damian Paletta explains the next front in the U.S.-China trade war. And DeNeen Brown discusses …

President Trump vowed to fight opioids. But the fentanyl crisis keeps getting worse.

May 22nd, 2019

30:26

Jeff Stein on what an IRS draft memo means for the fight over President Trump’s taxes. Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham on the Trump administration’s …

One conservative's quest to reshape U.S. courts

May 21st, 2019

26:27

Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg discuss the man reshaping the federal judiciary. Laura Meckler examines the power of a high school’s …

Private companies are reviving the Space Coast. Can it last?

May 20th, 2019

22:24

Joanna Slater on India’s election, the largest exercise of democracy ever. Christian Davenport on the business resurgence along Florida’s Space …

The new Howard Stern on the old one: ‘I don’t know who that guy is’

May 17th, 2019

32:46

The bold new strategy in the fight against abortion rights

For years, antiabortion advocates have tried to chip away at Roe v. Wade incrementally. …

A medical mystery on a college campus

May 16th, 2019

30:44

Is having so many candidates bad for Democrats?

So many Democrats are running for president that some will not qualify for the first debate — even though it allows for 20 candidates.

Michael Scherer covers campaigns for …

‘He’s entwined his business with his presidency . . . and it’s not going well.’

May 15th, 2019

27:48

How Trump’s presidency is hurting the Trump brand

Trump’s prized Doral golf resort in Miami is crucial to his overall finances, says David Fahrenthold

Bible study before recess: ‘It’s more important than any other book’

May 14th, 2019

29:30

Nick Miroff on what was happening behind the scenes before the purge at DHS. Julie Zauzmer on the conservative effort to get Bible classes in public …

The state legislatures trying to overturn Roe v. Wade

May 13th, 2019

25:15

Deanna Paul explains the state laws aimed at getting the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe. Political reporter Holly Bailey on the millionaire running …

A battle in West Virginia: A coal mine versus crayfish.

May 10th, 2019

26:57

Juliet Eilperin on the battle over coal mining in West Virginia. Sarah Kaplan on how scientists plan for a catastrophic asteroid strike. Plus, …

One man’s fight to save the world’s tigers

May 9th, 2019

31:06

Terrence McCoy on tiger farms in Laos. Chelsea Janes on the electability of 2020 candidates. Plus, Adrian Higgins on the man keeping orchids alive.

How a father-daughter relationship is helping define one 2020 candidate.

May 8th, 2019

26:25

Ashley Parker on Trump’s attempts to recast his response to Charlottesville. Ben Terris on how Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s relationship with her father has defined her candidacy. Plus, Anna Fifield on China’s attempt to …

The U.S. and China: It’s complicated

May 7th, 2019

23:55

Damian Paletta on the new tariffs President Trump wants to impose on China. Griff Witte on how Germany’s apprenticeship programs help refugees. Plus, Michael Kranish on America’s first black sports hero.

Inside Boeing’s boardroom during the 737 Max crisis

May 6th, 2019

27:31

Douglas MacMillan on how Boeing’s board didn’t focus on safety issues during the 737 Max crisis. Sally Jenkins on the morality of horse racing. Plus, …

Why the president's probable nominee for the Fed backed out

May 3rd, 2019

24:05

Heather Long on why President Trump’s presumed nominee stepped away from the Federal Reserve Board. DeNeen L. Brown on the enslaved African woman …

Police test facial recognition in Oregon. But privacy advocates have serious concerns.

May 2nd, 2019

25:38

Drew Harwell on the implications of using facial-recognition software in police work. Amie Ferris-Rotman on Afghanistan’s first lady speaking out for …

Barr answers for his handling of the Mueller report

May 1st, 2019

27:31

Devlin Barrett on Attorney General William P. Barr’s testimony. Maria Sacchetti on the Trump administration saying it may charge asylum seekers looking for refuge. Plus, Rick Maese on what happened when a female …

U.S. agencies want to 'Russia-proof' 2020. The White House isn't on board.

April 30th, 2019

24:46

Lena Sun on the growing cases of measles in the U.S. Shane Harris on the White House’s downplaying of warning signs of Russian interference ahead of the 2020 election. Plus, Simon Denyer on the end of an era in Japan.

President Trump leans on Fox host Lou Dobbs for policy advice

April 29th, 2019

25:23

Matt Zapotosky with a preview for Attorney General William P. Barr’s Mueller report testimony before Congress. Manuel Roig-Franzia on Lou Dobbs’s influence on President Trump. Plus, Samantha Schmidt on the ride service …

‘There are monsters in my room:’ How a smart home security system failed

April 26th, 2019

20:20

Reed Albergotti on how Nest, designed to keep intruders out, allowed access to hackers. Will Hobson on the ousting of the women’s basketball coach at UNC-Chapel Hill. And food critic Tom Sietsema with a proportional …

And then there were 20: Biden (finally) enters the race

April 25th, 2019

31:07

Matt Viser on former vice president Joe Biden jumping into the 2020 race. Gillian Brockell and Drew Harwell on the complications of grieving on social media. And what is breaking “Jeopardy!”? Emily Yahr explains.

‘This is a political war between the White House and Congress’

April 24th, 2019

21:42

Robert Costa on the White House’s attempts to keep aides from testifying to Congress. Jeff Stein on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student-loan forgiveness plan. And Niha Masih on how far India will go for one vote.

‘The numbers are just staggering’: Death toll rises in Sri Lanka

April 23rd, 2019

25:39

Joanna Slater and Tony Romm with analysis on the Sri Lanka attacks and the government’s response. Rachael Bade on why Speaker Pelosi is tapping the brakes on impeachment talk. Aynne Kokas on China’s first sci-fi …

The method of Mueller: Inside the special counsel’s investigation

April 22nd, 2019

22:30

Rosalind S. Helderman with in-depth analysis of the Mueller investigation and where it hit dead ends. Dan Zak on Al Gore’s climate strategy. Plus, Philip Rucker on how President Trump uses the Marine One helicopter …

Trump ordered them to thwart Mueller. White House aides refused.

April 19th, 2019

30:10

Philip Rucker on the obstruction that could have been. Kimberly Kindy on how the pork industry could soon take more control of food safety checks. …

Everything you need to know from the Mueller report.

April 18th, 2019

33:30

Post reporters Rosalind S. Helderman, Shane Harris and Carol D. Leonnig break down the key findings of the redacted Mueller report released today by …

Trump shifting DHS focus from counterterrorism to immigration

April 17th, 2019

24:49

Nick Miroff reports on the major shift in focus at the Department of Homeland Security. Carlos Lozada dissects the brain trust surrounding Trump, the anti-intellectual president. Plus Joe Fox and Lauren Tierney visit a …

Why banning fringe users doesn't keep conspiracy theories off YouTube

April 16th, 2019

22:12

Philip Kennicott envisions Notre Dame’s reconstruction. Abby Ohlheiser reports on the resurfacing of Internet conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And Emily Yahr talks about the Backstreet Boys and their hit single “I Want …

‘I saw the image ... and just gasped’: Shock, devastation as Notre Dame burns

April 15th, 2019

17:49

Robert McCartney reflects on the massive fire at Paris’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral. Toluse Olorunnipa breaks down 2020 candidates’ campaign …

The culture clash at the center of New York’s measles outbreak

April 12th, 2019

24:59

Lenny Bernstein on New York City’s mandatory vaccination order; Juliet Eilperin on how the military is approaching climate change differently than …

The U.S. case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

April 11th, 2019

25:05

Ellen Nakashima on Julian Assange’s arrest in London. Moriah Balingit on challenges for low-income Asian American students. Plus, Marian Anderson and …

Why is Julián Castro the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan?

April 10th, 2019

26:23

Michael Scherer on why Julián Castro is the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan. Emily Rauhala on Yazidi refugees in Canada. And Joel …

Mayor Pete Buttigieg on a religious left revival

April 9th, 2019

25:42

Toluse Olorunnipa on the staffing turmoil within the Department of Homeland Security. Sarah Pulliam Bailey on likely presidential candidate Pete …

High-risk lending caused the Great Recession. Could it happen again?

April 8th, 2019

21:59

Damian Paletta explains the dangers of leveraged loans. Loveday Morris examines Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s standing ahead of the Israeli legislative elections. Plus, Simon Denyer in Japan’s “city of …

He fought for justice. Now he’s facing misconduct allegations.

April 5th, 2019

28:47

Neena Satija and Wesley Lowery on the misconduct allegations against the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Sarah Ellison on Rupert …

What did AG Barr hold back from his Mueller report summary?

April 4th, 2019

27:32

Rosalind S. Helderman on the people upset about what was left out of the Mueller report summary. David Ignatius on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing six months later. Plus, Jonathan Capehart on voices from the civil rights …

Britax strollers kept crashing. Why wasn't there a recall?

April 3rd, 2019

24:00

Tara Bahrampour on how the census going digital could expose it to hacking and disinformation campaigns. Todd C. Frankel on how a stroller company …

The Supreme Court’s mixed messages on religious rights for death row inmates

April 2nd, 2019

23:54

Robert Barnes on the Supreme Court’s differing decisions on religious rights. Patricia Sullivan on how Amazon’s new headquarters in Virginia could …

Joe Biden is an affectionate guy. Is that a problem for a 2020 run?

April 1st, 2019

26:38

Elise Viebeck on scrutiny over Joe Biden’s interactions with women. Caroline Kitchener on the only new Republican woman in the House. Plus, …

Thought the fight over Obamacare was done? Think again.

March 29th, 2019

29:52

Paige Winfield Cunningham on Obamacare and the recent Justice Department efforts to overturn it. Carlos Lozada on lessons learned from past reports on presidential conduct. Plus, Anton Troianovski on a celebrity turned …

Will all 2020 Democrats release their tax returns?

March 28th, 2019

25:48

Holly Bailey on whether 2020 Democrats will release their tax returns. Laurie McGinley on the new FDA-approved depression treatments. Plus, Jon …

Questions about suicide and guns, after three deaths

March 27th, 2019

28:15

Katie Zezima and Joel Achenbach on gun control and the public health crisis of suicides. Anton Troianovski and Shane Harris on how Russia interfered …

With $270 million settlement, Purdue Pharma starts paying for the opioid crisis

March 26th, 2019

17:25

Katie Zezima on the pharmaceutical company’s landmark settlement. Amy Gardner on voting rights for felons in Florida. And Dan Zak on butterflies and the border wall.

What happens after Mueller? ‘There’s a long way to go.’

March 25th, 2019

22:36

Josh Dawsey and Karoun Demirjian report on Washington’s response to Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of Robert S. Mueller III's Russia investigation. And Jeff Stein on Puerto Rico’s loss of food stamp funding.

Mueller finds no conspiracy with Russia but does not draw a conclusion on obstruction of justice

March 24th, 2019

11:58

Robert Mueller did not find evidence the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a letter Attorney General William Barr delivered to Congress on Sunday. Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins Martine Powers for …

Roseanne Barr just can’t shut up

March 22nd, 2019

27:05

Paul Sonne on potential impacts of the Pentagon’s plan to fund the border wall; Geoff Edgers on his trip to Israel with Roseanne; and Ben Guarino on …

As a top prosecutor, Klobuchar often declined to pursue charges in police-involved killings

March 21st, 2019

28:19

Elise Viebeck and Michelle Lee on presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar’s history as a county prosecutor; Lenny Bernstein on a lack of HIV prevention …

The white candidates struggling to appeal to black voters

March 20th, 2019

25:30

Heather Long on the #MeToo moment in the field of economics; Cleve Wootson on 2020 candidates struggling to bridge the race gap; Rick Maese on another year without a near-mythical race.

After discrimination charges, Facebook making big changes to its ad system

March 19th, 2019

22:50

Tracy Jan explains expected changes to Facebook’s targeted ad system. Kate Woodsome on married couples in bureaucratic limbo because of Trump’s travel ban. Anna Fifield on the power of Haka.

How intelligence agencies grapple with the global reach of domestic terrorism

March 18th, 2019

23:32

Shane Harris on how intelligence agencies share domestic terrorism threats; Rosalind S. Helderman on what we already know about the special counsel’s investigation; and the growing list of states that want to change the …

How the New Zealand mosque shootings moved across social media

March 15th, 2019

19:33

Hamza Shaban on how YouTube, Facebook and Twitter failed to stop the spread of a violent video from the Christchurch mosque shootings. William Booth …

Pilots raised the alarm after last year’s Boeing crash. Then another plane went down.

March 14th, 2019

22:24

Aaron Gregg investigates pilot complaints to Boeing. Glenn Kessler dissects what socialism really means. And Brady Dennis reports on the young climate activists going on strike.

How the Obama administration missed the fentanyl crisis

March 13th, 2019

27:55

A Post investigation uncovers how federal officials failed to address the rising threat of synthetic opioids. Emily Rauhala breaks down Justin …

'Operation Varsity Blues': A college entrance bribery scheme

March 12th, 2019

30:38

An elaborate college entrance bribery scheme. When veterans take their lives in the very places they sought help. Plus, a space name odyssey.

Questions for Boeing after second deadly plane crash

March 11th, 2019

25:24

Brian Fung explains Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push to crack down on tech companies. Aaron Gregg delves into the tragic crash of a commercial Boeing plane in Ethiopia. And Simon Denyer revisits Fukushima, the site of one …

From $22 an hour to $11: What the GM layoffs mean for workers

March 8th, 2019

26:48

Heather Long tells us about an uncertain future for laid-off autoworkers. Devlin Barrett explains why terrorists in the U.S. are rarely charged with “terrorism.” And Shelly Tan discusses a long-awaited superhero.

Joe Biden's 1975 rhetoric on race

March 7th, 2019

23:16

Matt Viser on what we can learn from an interview with Joe Biden from the 1970s. Cat Zakrzewski on Facebook’s privacy overhaul. Plus, Lavanya …

‘I take full responsibility’: How Kamala Harris dealt with a scandal as DA

March 6th, 2019

26:29

Michael Kranish on some questions Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) might face about her record as a prosecutor as 2020 heats up. Science reporter …

A second patient is free of HIV, offering new hope for a cure

March 5th, 2019

20:13

Carolyn Y. Johnson on the second patient who may be cured of HIV, and Karoun Demirjian on the Democrats’ post-Cohen strategy. Plus, Avi Selk on a …

A surge in border crossings that wouldn’t be solved by a wall

March 4th, 2019

24:46

Nick Miroff on a surge in border crossings that is expected to go up. Peggy McGlone on a philanthropic family’s ties to the opioid crisis. And the president is on the phone ... just to talk.

Will 'Leaving Neverland' make fans leave Michael Jackson?

March 1st, 2019

25:09

Hank Stuever on the new documentary about alleged sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. Joanna Slater explains the recent clashes in ongoing India-Pakistan border tensions. Plus, Avi Selk on waiting for the Mueller …

The fragility of citizenship

February 28th, 2019

25:58

Philip Rucker's debriefing on the Trump-Kim Hanoi summit. Ishaan Tharoor on the question of citizenship for westerners in the Islamic State. Plus, the Pentagon’s new effort to count civilian casualties in war from …

‘I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.’

February 27th, 2019

22:16

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney, appeared before a congressional committee today. Post reporters Karoun …

Trump and Kim look for a grand bargain in Hanoi

February 26th, 2019

17:31

Simon Denyer on what to expect from the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Rosalind Helderman on the new details Michael Cohen’s testimony could offer. Plus, …

Democrats ready 'no' vote on national emergency

February 25th, 2019

21:50

Toluse Olorunnipa explains why House Democrats are challenging Trump’s national emergency. Nicole Ellis on her personal journey to figure out whether …

The teenagers trying to save the world

February 22nd, 2019

20:07

Anne Gearan on the Trump administration’s aid dilemma in Venezuela. Sarah Kaplan on the kids who are done waiting on adults to address climate …

Facebook’s billion-dollar blunder

February 21st, 2019

18:36

Tony Romm on Facebook potentially paying up after Cambridge Analytica. Christian Davenport on how rocket launches are muddying air travel. Plus, Orion Donovan-Smith on Liberian immigrants losing protections after …

With scandals growing, Catholic leaders gather for Vatican summit on sex abuse

February 20th, 2019

29:01

Chico Harlan on Roman Catholic Church leaders gathering for a summit about sex abuse. scandals. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on how small donors matter in a …

Bernie Sanders surprised everyone in 2016. Can he do it again?

February 19th, 2019

22:41

Aaron Blake on Bernie Sanders’s second presidential run. Steven Rich on the emotional impact of a school lockdown. Plus, Robin Givhan on the life and …

Can impeachment appear legitimate in a hyperpartisan universe?

February 18th, 2019

22:02

Carlos Lozada on the legitimacy of impeachment in a partisan climate. Plus, columnist David Ignatius examines the state of U.S.-Saudi relations after …

Trump braces for challenges to emergency declaration

February 15th, 2019

24:22

Damian Paletta on the details of President Trump's emergency declaration. Anthony Faiola on the continuing political battle in Venezuela. Plus, …

Why President Trump is declaring a national emergency

February 14th, 2019

21:49

Josh Dawsey on Trump’s plans to avoid another shutdown but still declare a national emergency. Rosalind S. Helderman on how Paul Manafort lied to …

A smaller refund this year? That doesn’t mean your taxes went up.

February 13th, 2019

31:02

Heather Long explains why your tax refund may be smaller this year. Lenny Bernstein on organ transplant oversight in the United States. And Sarah Kaplan with a sweet farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity.

There’s a deal to avert a government shutdown — but is Trump on board?

February 12th, 2019

23:16

Josh Dawsey on whether we’re heading for another shutdown. Juliet Eilperin on how late-term abortions have become political. And a Post reader on …

Loyal bulldog, furious fixer: The two Michael Cohens

February 11th, 2019

27:47

Paul Schwartzman on the path that led Michael Cohen to Donald Trump. Lena Sun on the preventable measles outbreak in Washington state. And Anna …

Jeff Bezos takes on the National Enquirer

February 8th, 2019

28:43

Marc Fisher on the evolution of Jeff Bezos’s tabloid scandal — and its potential political implications. Plus, Geoff Edgers on how Aerosmith and …

Charges of racism and sexual assault upend Va. politics

February 7th, 2019

25:24

Fenit Nirappil on the mounting scandals engulfing Virginia’s state government. Michael E. Miller on the diminishing threat of MS-13 to the nation. …

Elizabeth Warren apologizes for Native American heritage claims

February 6th, 2019

25:02

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to The Post’s Annie Linskey after her apology for claims of Native American heritage. Plus, Karen DeYoung on the Trump …

The selective investigation of North Carolina’s alleged voter fraud

February 5th, 2019

26:42

Amy Gardner reports on how prosecutors deal with voter fraud in North Carolina. Vanessa Williams looks at the Democrat responding to Trump’s State of …

How Trump’s lifetime appointments are reshaping federal courts

February 4th, 2019

21:06

President Trump installs a record number of appeals court judges, Ann Marimow reports. Shane Harris dissects the White House feud with its own intelligence agencies. Plus: Roxanne Roberts on how the “designated …

For black boys who don’t want to play in the NFL

February 1st, 2019

21:36

Today, Matt Viser on what separates Cory Booker from the 2020 pack. Former New England Patriot Martellus Bennett on looking beyond sports for black …

How an assault victim sought justice when the system failed her

January 31st, 2019

28:08

How one assault victim fought back against a successful D.C. chef. The tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Michael Bloomberg. And, …

What does Huawei have to do with the U.S.-China trade war?

January 30th, 2019

19:40

Anna Fifield and Devlin Barrett break down how charges against the Chinese tech firm Huawei influence U.S. and Chinese relations. Plus, Aaron C. Davis on how some people who worked during the shutdown won’t be seeing a …

Why the polar vortex is really a symptom of global warming

January 29th, 2019

21:03

Why record-breaking low temperatures aren’t evidence against global warming. Plus: Ian Shapira on former U.S. spies now in Congress and Nia Decaille on a rapper redefining black motherhood.

They only had each other. Then one became a mass shooter.

January 28th, 2019

28:16

The brother of the confessed Parkland shooter wrestles with his responsibility to his only family member. After a Trump club fired about a dozen undocumented workers, they’re fighting back. And a love triangle that …

The shutdown is over — for now. What happens next?

January 25th, 2019

16:42

As a 35-day partial government shutdown comes to a close, Paul Kane explains why President Trump finally gave in to pressure. And Rosalind S. …

A diplomatic crisis in Venezuela

January 24th, 2019

21:26

Carol Morello on why Venezuela may be on the verge of a coup. Abby Ohlheiser on how the Mall standoff went viral. Plus, Angela Fritz on the …

Senate shutdown votes are ‘fundamentally designed not to pass’

January 23rd, 2019

20:01

Seung Min Kim on stalled legislative efforts to end the seemingly never-ending shutdown. Moriah Balingit on the state of public school systems in …

544 days in an Iranian prison

January 22nd, 2019

27:24

The Washington Post’s columnist Jason Rezaian on his imprisonment in Iran. Eugene Scott on how Kamala Harris’s identity is shaping her presidential …

One civil rights icon is ‘trying to demystify the hero thing’

January 21st, 2019

10:36

Six decades after Minnijean Brown became one of the Little Rock Nine, one of the first nine black students to desegregate a high school in Little …

Who owns the Women’s March?

January 18th, 2019

25:16

Kimberly Kindy on federal prison workers who aren’t getting enough support during the partial government shutdown. Marissa Lang on the tensions surrounding the Women’s March. Plus, the career troubles of R&B singer …

The Founding Fathers never planned for the Trump International Hotel

January 17th, 2019

19:08

David Fahrenthold on a government watchdog report questioning the constitutionality of Trump’s D.C. hotel lease. William Booth on Britain's many …

Kirsten Gillibrand wants you to know her name

January 16th, 2019

25:07

Jenna Johnson on the gradual policy shifts of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), newly announced presidential hopeful. Sudarsan Raghavan on the …

Does Beto O’Rourke have something to say?

January 15th, 2019

26:18

Jenna Johnson talks to Beto O’Rourke after his bid for U.S. Senate. Matt Zapotosky on the confirmation hearing for an attorney general nominee. Plus, Drew Harwell on how his YouTube search for “RBG” yielded unexpected …

Trump’s secrecy around Putin talks are ‘part of a much broader pattern’

January 14th, 2019

20:03

Greg Miller on the president keeping notes from meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin to himself. Darryl Fears on an executive order that may thin millions of acres of forests. Plus, the hit musical “Hamilton” …

Why R. Kelly’s accusers were rarely heard — until now

January 11th, 2019

20:45

Geoff Edgers dives into the history of sexual misconduct claims against R. Kelly. Tim Carman questions the value of his food column, the $20 Diner. …

Border 101

January 10th, 2019

22:35

As President Trump continues to press his case for a wall, Maria Sacchetti dispels misinformation about the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus, Nicolás Maduro …

Meanwhile, in the Mueller investigation

January 9th, 2019

20:15

While the shutdown drama continues, it’s been a big week in the special counsel investigation. Plus, the administration quietly considers a rollback …

No exit: Trump’s shutdown strategy

January 8th, 2019

22:00

Reporter Robert Costa on what is happening the behind the scenes as the budget stalemate shows no sign of abating. Plus, Christopher Mooney on how a …

To build border wall, Trump considers national emergency powers

January 7th, 2019

21:43

President Trump is threatening to call a national emergency to build a border wall. Post reporter David Nakamura explains whether that’s possible, or even legal. Plus, tech reporter Geoffrey Fowler takes us on a ride …

The confounding case of alleged spy Paul Whelan

January 4th, 2019

22:37

Shane Harris tells the story about a former Marine being detained in Russia on suspicion of spying. Annie Linskey on how the “likability” question will affect female 2020 candidates. Plus, voices from the government …

New Congress, same old shutdown

January 3rd, 2019

22:05

Seung Min Kim explains how Congress might tackle the shutdown. Colby Itkowitz on whether the new Congress is as diverse as it seems. Plus, Ian …

Dysfunction junction: Why we have a ‘do nothing’ Congress

January 2nd, 2019

27:34

Paul Kane on why Congress can’t function. Drew Harwell explains the disturbing use of artificial intelligence to put real-life women’s faces in …

102 Americans on what unites us

January 1st, 2019

18:39

Book critic Carlos Lozada declares his pick for the most memorable book of the last year. And Americans share what they believe unites our often-divided country.

Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2020.

December 31st, 2018

21:05

Annie Linskey tells us about Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren throwing her hat in the presidential ring. The Washington Post’s Style section selects what’s in and what’s out for 2019. Plus, the origin story of a pop …

After Mollie Tibbetts’s politicized death, an unlikely kindness

December 28th, 2018

25:05

The death of Mollie Tibbetts became an immigration talking point, but reporter Terrence McCoy tells the unlikely story of immense kindness in the …

All aboard the market roller coaster

December 27th, 2018

22:59

Heather Long breaks down the tumultuous markets. Julie Zauzmer shares her story on Jews being paid to move to Alabama. Plus, Tom Cruise and video …

The story behind a global e-scooter recall

December 26th, 2018

22:24

Peter Holley investigates the dangers of e-scooters. Philip Rucker debriefs on the president’s surprise trip to Iraq over this tumultuous holiday. …

A home for the holidays

December 25th, 2018

8:39

This year, 10-year-old Kamiya Johnson will be home for the holidays. Post reporter Jessica Contrera says that Kamiya’s family was able to leave a …

How Ben Carson is rolling back fair-housing enforcement

December 24th, 2018

17:46

Tracy Jan reports on how Ben Carson’s HUD cut back on investigating housing discrimination. Lori Aratani explains why airplane bathrooms keep getting smaller. Plus, Geoffrey Fowler on the ever-rising costs of Apple …

‘The sound and the fury’: Another week in the White House

December 21st, 2018

24:20

As a shutdown nears, White House reporter Josh Dawsey recounts President Trump’s chaotic week. Senior editor Marc Fisher on the evolution of former …

U.S. troops to leave Syria. Now what?

December 20th, 2018

23:45

What it means for the U.S. to pull forces out of Syria. The fashion industry’s mixed messages to plus-size women. Plus, when Congress weighed a …

How a ‘law and order’ party embraced prison reform

December 19th, 2018

21:30

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill overhauling the federal prison system. What it takes to mend relationships between the police and …

Why President Trump is shutting down his charity

December 18th, 2018

25:00

President Trump’s charity will shut down amid allegations that he used it for personal and political gain. In the second part of our Murder With …

Murder With Impunity: Surrounded by homicide

December 17th, 2018

24:25

A New Orleans mother who lost three children in homicides now fears for her last. Plus, a new report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee details how the Russians sought to influence the 2016 election in favor …

When a 7-year-old dies on Border Patrol’s watch

December 14th, 2018

19:37

A 7-year-old girl died after being taken into Border Patrol custody, reportedly from dehydration and exhaustion. Also, the U.S. responds to climate …

Brexit: ‘The word you’re looking for is shambolic’

December 13th, 2018

21:30

Now that Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote by her party, can she pull off Brexit? Also, what the new “Spider-Man” film means to an …

Michael Cohen, sentenced Wednesday, says he's free from Trump

December 12th, 2018

21:10

Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Google’s CEO visits the Post to discuss the tech giant’s future. Plus, why it’s maybe OK that First Lady Melania Trump doesn’t actually want to be the first …

Live from the Oval Office, it’s Tuesday afternoon!

December 11th, 2018

22:17

President Trump faces off with Democratic lawmakers Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in a nationally televised shouting match. How a flute player’s lawsuit illuminates the gender pay gap in America. Plus, 95 percent of …

Who wants to be White House chief of staff?

December 10th, 2018

23:01

Just as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation heats up, President Trump struggles to find a new chief of staff. Also, right-wing …

What one man’s death says about the asylum court system

December 7th, 2018

21:21

Apple’s new heart-healthy tech might be better for the anxious and not the ailing. Also, a dead man’s children seek asylum in the same court that denied him.

Deal or no deal?: Theresa May’s Brexit standoff

December 6th, 2018

20:35

A vote on Britain’s separation from the European Union, how veterans’ stay at Trump’s D.C. hotel (courtesy of Saudi Arabia) may have violated the …

The midterm election that's still not over

December 5th, 2018

24:12

An investigation into possible election fraud in North Carolina, the dismantling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and one former …

Democrats set the stage (literally) for 2020

December 4th, 2018

22:53

The Democratic National Committee struggles to find a big-enough stage for likely presidential candidates. Plus, the second and final installment of our series “An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.”

Prime Suspect, Part 1: An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.

December 3rd, 2018

21:50

One September morning a Post reporter gets a call with new information about a murder she covered 30 years ago. Plus, how climate change became a partisan issue in the United States.

Introducing ‘Post Reports’

November 28th, 2018

3:12

Here it is: the new daily podcast from the newsroom of The Washington Post. “Post Reports,” hosted by Martine Powers, will bring you all the reporting and insight you expect from The Post, but for your ears. Launching …

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