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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays… read more

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Trapped inside the Star Motel

September 25th, 2020

25:53
Even before the pandemic, Orlando was plagued by a lack of affordable housing. Then Florida’s tourism economy crashed, leaving hundreds of people trapped in rundown motels on the edge of society.
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How policing failed Breonna Taylor

September 24th, 2020

29:21
Why police are rarely charged for shooting people — and whether police tactics will change. The movement to abolish Greek life on campuses. And, the …

Why Mitch McConnell is unstoppable

September 23rd, 2020

28:03
Republicans leave Senate Democrats with few options to stall a Trump SCOTUS pick. The country’s first U.S. criminal jury trial — on Zoom. And your voting questions, answered. 
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As the late Justice Ruth Bader …

Fall’s here. So is a rise in coronavirus cases.

September 22nd, 2020

25:33
Temperatures are dropping, and that could mean a spike in coronavirus cases. How a Supreme Court vacancy — or replacement — could have an impact on …

America after RBG

September 21st, 2020

29:32
The political battle brewing over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, and the future of the Supreme Court. And, remembering the life and legacy of …

“I hired you because you’re Black.”

September 18th, 2020

28:23
On today’s Post Reports, Michelle Singletary has an honest conversation about affirmative action. And, we take your questions about voting this year, starting with a listener in California.
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Introducing

The White women turning away from Trump

September 17th, 2020

22:26
On today’s “Post Reports,” Jenna Johnson reports on the White, suburban women who regret putting Donald Trump in office. Matt Zapotosky explains why Attorney General William Barr lambasting the Justice Department …

How federal regulators failed meat plant workers

September 16th, 2020

28:06
On today’s Post Reports, more than 200 meatpacking workers have died of covid-19. Critics say that federal regulators have endangered employees by …

The 1963 Birmingham bombing’s ‘Fifth Girl’

September 15th, 2020

26:29
Sarah Collins Rudolph survived the Birmingham bombing 57 years ago today. Now, she wants restitution. And, an update on the criminal case in the …

After Oregon fires, no house to come home to

September 14th, 2020

28:47
Oregon residents struggle to find shelter away from wildfires and dense smoke. Why a Black autistic man is serving 10 years in prison for a car crash. And U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka sends a strong message with her …

Nineteen children and counting

September 11th, 2020

29:33
How one sperm donor found out he has 19 children -- and learned the promises and perils of online genetic testing. And, how dogs can sniff out diseases, including the coronavirus. 
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When Bryce Cleary donated his …

The American West is burning

September 10th, 2020

33:57
On today’s Post Reports, record-breaking wildfires are already spreading up the West Coast – and the fire season has only just begun. How a Homeland …

E. Jean Carroll v. the United States?

September 9th, 2020

27:16
The Justice Department seeks to intervene to the benefit of President Trump in a defamation case brought by journalist E. Jean Carroll, who accused …

The postmaster general’s alleged straw-donor scheme

September 8th, 2020

32:16
The postmaster general faces new allegations of campaign finance violations. Why the pandemic is making it so hard for people to sleep. And your …

Is it okay to laugh at Florida Man?

September 7th, 2020

16:14
The beginnings of the Florida Man meme, and what it’s like to go viral on the worst day of your life.
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Is It okay to laugh at Florida Man? Writer Logan Hill investigates what happens after someone goes viral as …

The U.S. is deporting Nicaraguan asylum seekers

September 4th, 2020

18:37
The story of a Nicaraguan dissident who — in fear for his life and his family’s — sought asylum at the border. U.S. officials sent him back instead.

Why your groceries just got more expensive

September 3rd, 2020

26:19
On today’s Post Reports, how presidential candidates are shifting their focus to the Midwest. How the pandemic is making us pay more for less at the grocery store. And how grocery store workers morale is at an all-time …

The children left behind in online learning

September 2nd, 2020

22:47
On today’s Post Reports, how distance learning widens the digital divide and leaves disconnected students behind. The unique challenges of special education during the pandemic. And, the toxic side of positivity.
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The TikTok ban, explained

September 1st, 2020

30:05
Tech reporter Rachel Lerman on why President Trump wants to ban TikTok, and what a ban could mean for users and employees in the United States. Emily …

What happens when federal workers get political

August 31st, 2020

32:01
Lisa Rein reports on the Hatch Act and the uneven way the anti-corruption law has been enforced for the past three years. Matt Zapotosky breaks down what we know about Stephen K. Bannon’s arrest. And remembering actor …

Two conventions, two American realities

August 28th, 2020

27:31
Political correspondent Dan Balz looks back at two very different conventions that painted two different portraits of America. Plus, NBA reporter Ben …

A story on repeat in America

August 27th, 2020

34:27
Today on Post Reports, Kim Bellware is following protests in Kenosha, Wis., where a Black man was shot multiple times by police. Columnist Eugene …

The quiet ambition of Mike Pence

August 26th, 2020

28:01
Tonight at the Republican National Convention, Mike Pence will accept the nomination for another term as vice president. White House bureau chief Philip Rucker explains how Pence has secured his longevity in the …

The invisible hand of Melania Trump

August 25th, 2020

31:44
On the eve of Melania Trump’s big speech headlining the second night of the Republican National Convention, politics reporter Mary Jordan discusses …

In the words of Trump’s sister: ‘You can’t trust him’

August 24th, 2020

30:20
Today on Post Reports, Michael Kranish explores the inner workings of the Trump family. Kevin Sieff looks at how work deemed essential led to one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the United States. Plus, Robin …

Remote learning during a pandemic is hard

August 21st, 2020

30:49
Today on Post Reports, a story from the Post’s podcast All Told: As schools across the country wrestle with the question of how to best return to …

What happened at UNC-Chapel Hill?

August 20th, 2020

32:51
Nick Anderson talks about how the outbreak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill foreshadows how other higher education institutions are …

How Howard University shaped Kamala Harris

August 19th, 2020

31:26
Rosalind S. Helderman on the new Senate report that alleges close ties between Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russia. Fashion critic Robin Givhan shares Sen. Kamala D. Harris’s journey to a historically Black …

Women’s suffrage and the Black women left out

August 18th, 2020

24:39
Today on Post Reports, Katie Mettler on the little known story about how the 19th Amendment was ratified. And historian Martha S. Jones on how Black women had to keep fighting for the right to vote after the 19th …

Trump vs. the Postal Service

August 17th, 2020

21:50
Ashley Parker traces President Trump’s obsession with the U.S. Postal Service. Freelance journalist Kayla Ruble talks about why young Black voters …

Ten bucks left, no place to go

August 14th, 2020

22:59
Today on Post Reports, social issues reporter Kyle Swenson explains how America’s unemployment system is stretched to the brink by the pandemic. And reporter Sydney Page on one artist’s random acts of kindness, and what …

What’s up with the Postal Service?

August 13th, 2020

24:25
On Today’s Post Reports, Jacob Bogage explains how delays and a partisan battle over funding the U.S. Postal Service may affect the election. Jose A. …

Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and the future for Democrats

August 12th, 2020

29:33
Today on Post Reports, national political reporter Annie Linskey breaks down the reasons behind Joe Biden’s historic choice of Sen. Kamala D. Harris …

More mail-in ballots, more problems?

August 11th, 2020

28:00
Today on Post Reports, Elise Viebeck on the anxieties around voting by mail ahead of November. Phil Rucker explains how the White House failed to contain the coronavirus as the summer cases crept up. And Shibani Mahtani

America’s eviction crisis

August 10th, 2020

19:29
Today on Post Reports, Renae Merle reports on why the expiration of rent relief will trigger a wave of evictions in at-risk communities. Dino Grandoni

A new gentrification crisis

August 7th, 2020

23:53
Today on Post Reports: Tracy Jan on how the pandemic is exacerbating the effects of gentrification in cities like Los Angeles. From Linah Mohammad …

How negligence killed scores in Beirut

August 6th, 2020

28:06
Today on Post Reports, Sarah Dadouch brings us on the ground in Beirut, and Liz Sly reports on how the massive explosion there has thrown the city …

The organ transplant aftershock

August 5th, 2020

27:37
Early on in the pandemic, we solicited queries from Post Reports listeners about covid-19. We received all kinds of responses — about masks, social …

America’s vanishing economy

August 4th, 2020

29:44
Heather Long on the economy’s decline, Madhulika Sikka talks to “Indian Matchmaking” creator Smirti Mundhra. Plus, the “Can He Do That?” podcast …

How the pandemic left America behind

August 3rd, 2020

33:03
As countries around the world are emerging from lockdowns and cautiously returning to life as normal, it’s beginning to feel like most of the world is showing up to a post-pandemic celebration party where Americans are …

Capital B for Black

July 31st, 2020

23:44
In a newsroom, it’s rare that a question of whether to capitalize a word sparks intense discussion and debate. But in June, an issue of textual style …

Can police learn to de-escalate?

July 30th, 2020

34:00
Police officers around the country are fielding an increasing number of mental-health calls. Hannah Dreier documents what it’s been like for one …

The attorney general’s defense

July 29th, 2020

29:10
Amber Phillips recaps Attorney General William P. Barr’s combative testimony on Capitol Hill. Peter Whoriskey uncovers how Johnson & Johnson …

No really, how long before a coronavirus vaccine?

July 28th, 2020

26:27
Trying to find 30,000 test subjects for a coronavirus vaccine, from Carolyn Y. Johnson. How white moms on the front line of Portland, Ore., protests …

Public vs. private: The pandemic education gap

July 27th, 2020

23:26
Perry Stein on the private-school choice parents are making as public classrooms remain closed. Geoff Fowler guides us through the privacy risks on …

Policing while black

July 24th, 2020

19:19
As a black police officer in Plainfield, N.J., Martesse Gilliam thought he could change policing from the inside — until he ended up on the outside. …

A show of force in American cities

July 23rd, 2020

27:24
Matt Zapotosky dissects the deployment of federal agents to American cities. Max Bearak reports on the surprising effects of the coronavirus on Kenya’s wildlife preservation. And Dave Sheinin on the changes to baseball …

A looming deadline for tens of millions of Americans

July 22nd, 2020

29:36
Today on Post Reports, Jeff Stein tracks the GOP infighting complicating the trillion-dollar stimulus deal. As President Trump nears the end of his …

The Gettysburg Troll

July 21st, 2020

31:10
Investigative reporter Dalton Bennett goes on a quest to find the shadowy figure behind a number of social media hoaxes –– the most recent played out in Gettysburg on Independence Day –– that have riled far-right …

Federal agents storm Portland

July 20th, 2020

23:05
Today on Post Reports, Devlin Barrett and Marissa Lang explain why federal tactical units have been deployed to Portland, Ore. — over the protest of city officials. And Jonathan Capehart, on the life and legacy of John …

Inside the Houston surge

July 17th, 2020

35:46
Full emergency rooms. Expanded ICUs. Double shifts. 3 a.m. phone calls to patients’ families. A look inside the hospitals at Texas Medical Center in …

A tale of two vaccine searches

July 16th, 2020

29:07
Carolyn Y. Johnson explains how the unsuccessful years-long hunt for an HIV vaccine could give scientists a leg up in developing a novel coronavirus …

A crisis for education

July 15th, 2020

26:05
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner on the decision to keep public schools online in the fall. Laura Meckler explains …

How some campus health centers fail students

July 14th, 2020

29:28
Jenn Abelson describes the state of college campus health-care centers. William Wan reports on the recurring supply shortages challenging health-care …

How Trump rewards loyalty

July 13th, 2020

24:47
Toluse Olorunnipa reports on the fallout of Roger Stone’s commutation. Marissa Lang discusses the concerns of organizations that help victims of …

A new Hong Kong

July 10th, 2020

20:52
Shibani Mahtani reports on the security law sending a chill through Hong Kong. Abha Bhattarai explains why workers are being laid off — again. And Cleve Wootson on the implications of reopening Disney World in Florida.

Will we ever see Trump’s taxes?

July 9th, 2020

30:14
Today on Post Reports, David Fahrenthold explains the Supreme Court’s rulings on Trump’s tax records, and why the public still may never see them.

Black women to Biden: You owe us

July 8th, 2020

27:54
Today on Post Reports, Errin Haines on what black female voters want from the Democratic Party. Michael Scherer explores the relevance of political …

Teaching the human body to fight covid-19

July 7th, 2020

27:12
Today on Post Reports, Carolyn Johnson explains that in the rush to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, scientists are turning to an elegant but …

Will there be another stimulus bill?

July 6th, 2020

27:02
Congress has adjourned for a two-week recess without addressing the alarming rise in coronavirus infections or the ongoing economic crisis. Erica Werner explains what might come next. Aaron Blake reports on how some …

“The Cursed Platoon,” Part 2

July 3rd, 2020

24:37
This is the second episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe

“The Cursed Platoon,” Part 1

July 2nd, 2020

31:49
This is the first episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe

Why would Russia pay the Taliban to kill U.S. troops?

July 1st, 2020

27:55
Ellen Nakashima explains the story behind Russia-backed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. Sarah Kaplan explains the practical effects of a coronavirus mutation. And, Damian Paletta on the future of the …

The child-care problem

June 30th, 2020

22:12
How the lack of child care during the pandemic is hurting families and businesses, from Heather Long. Why women are more affected by this economic …

A reprieve for abortion rights

June 29th, 2020

29:19
Robert Barnes and Caroline Kitchener on a Supreme Court decision that upholds abortion rights. Lenny Bernstein on surging coronavirus infections in …

Policing the black imagination

June 26th, 2020

29:25
Today on Post Reports, Chris Richards on how rapper Drakeo the Ruler dropped an urgent and timely album from jail. And Fredrick Kunkle on the history …

Tamir Rice’s mother on the trauma of loss

June 25th, 2020

20:23
In 2014, Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with a toy gun. He was 12 years old. Video editor Taylor Turner speaks with …

The economics of Trump’s visa restrictions

June 24th, 2020

30:38
On today’s Post Reports, Nick Miroff explains President Trump’s restrictions on foreign visas and why they are a long-awaited victory for immigration hardliners. Joseph Marks reports on how we can learn from recent …

Times are changing. The president's message is not.

June 23rd, 2020

27:36
Today on Post Reports, Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker on how a week of defeat for President Trump could play out. Jerry Brewer explains how NASCAR has …

How to develop a vaccine — quickly and ethically

June 22nd, 2020

30:15
Carolyn Johnson reports on the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus and how it could pit countries against one another. Ben Guarino on …

Why Americans don’t learn about Tulsa, or Juneteenth

June 19th, 2020

28:38
Michele Norris on what happened in Tulsa — and why Americans don’t learn this history in school. Nicole Ellis on the history of Juneteenth. And

What’s next for the ‘dreamers’?

June 18th, 2020

26:17
Robert Barnes reports on the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA. We hear from dreamers about what’s next …

The NFL after George Floyd

June 17th, 2020

30:39
Jerry Brewer on the NFL’s moment of reckoning over Black Lives Matter. Amber Phillips on the policing bill unveiled by the Senate GOP. And, Sarah …

How BLM is challenging Big Tech

June 16th, 2020

29:48
Geoffrey Fowler describes the questions Black Lives Matter is raising for Big Tech. Ben Golliver considers the future of professional sports. And

SCOTUS rules in favor of LGBTQ workers

June 15th, 2020

25:48
Robert Barnes walks through the Supreme Court decision that protects gay and transgender people in the workplace. Karla Adam explains why minority and immigrant doctors are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus burden in …

Why Hollywood loves cop stories

June 12th, 2020

34:22
Alyssa Rosenberg on 100 years of police in pop culture and why we need to rethink cop stories on TV. And, fashion critic Robin Givhan on the …

What it means to ‘defund the police’

June 11th, 2020

33:12
Katie Mettler and Georgetown’s Christy Lopez delve into the movement to “defund the police.” Michael Kranish looks into Joe Biden’s complicated …

Why a vaccine won’t be a silver bullet

June 10th, 2020

27:14
Joel Achenbach tracks the rising coronavirus caseloads in some parts of the country. William Wan explains how the virus could become the next measles …

A funeral, and a call to justice

June 9th, 2020

25:53

George Floyd is laid to rest in Texas. We hear from some of the people who knew him. President Trump and federal law enforcement vs. Washington, D.C. …

Why police convictions are so rare

June 8th, 2020

29:13
Marissa Lang and Clarence Williams report from Washington, D.C., as protests continue across the country. Georgetown University’s Paul Butler …

The legacy of American riots

June 5th, 2020

21:28
Kellie Carter Jackson on the double standard that guides who can protest – and how – in the United States. And, Rachel Chason and Rebecca Tan examine what nursing home residents are experiencing during the pandemic.
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The failure to protect black Americans from covid-19

June 4th, 2020

26:15
Reporter Robert Samuels talks about how disastrous and present coronavirus has been in the black community. Emily Rauhala on President Trump’s decision to sever ties with the World Health Organization during a pandemic. …

Racism, protests and the challenge for Joe Biden

June 3rd, 2020

27:01
How Joe Biden is responding to protests across the United States, from political reporter Cleve R. Wootson Jr. How President Trump uses religion as a …

Protesters vs. a presidential photo-op

June 2nd, 2020

26:15
Why gas was used on peaceful protesters outside the White House, from Ashley Parker. How the U.S. has scaled back police reform efforts, according to …

Anger and anguish across America

June 1st, 2020

31:49
Devlin Barrett on how police tactics may be exacerbating tensions. Shane Harris on the officials who are trying to blame outsiders. And Christian …

One hundred thousand.

May 30th, 2020

20:16
The U.S. death toll has reached a stark milestone: 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. The pandemic has exposed the nation’s vulnerabilities and …

‘We woke up to a city of ash’

May 29th, 2020

32:43
Holly Bailey reports from Minneapolis, where anger and violence are boiling over in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing by police. Errin Haines …

Trump vs. Big Tech

May 28th, 2020

23:32
Cat Zakrzewski reports on Trump’s expected executive order, which takes aim at a law that protects big tech companies. Tracy Jan reports that Asian American health-care workers are fighting racism as well as the …

It’s not normal for so many Americans to feel depressed

May 27th, 2020

25:33
William Wan reports on the staggering numbers of Americans experiencing depression and anxiety during the pandemic. National reporter Reis Thebault …

Will Hong Kong be changed forever?

May 26th, 2020

29:31
Shibani Mahtani and Emily Rauhala explain what Beijing’s new security laws could mean for the future of Hong Kong. Steven Zeitchik on summer cinema …

Why the need to go might prevent us from going out

May 23rd, 2020

16:33
Americans are making it clear: They won’t be ready to go out to their favorite destinations until they feel confident about being able to go. To the bathroom, that is.
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The need to go is a big barrier to going …

Who is Hillary without Bill?

May 22nd, 2020

25:18
Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld imagines another life for Hillary Rodham –– one without Bill Clinton. And, what we’re missing when we’re missing human touch. 
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Some readers are calling Curtis Sittenfeld’s new book a …

The end of retail as we know it?

May 21st, 2020

29:03
Abha Bhattarai and Damian Paletta unfold the retail bankruptcies weighing down the greater financial system. Chris Davenport explains the stakes of …

Vote by mail? Harder than it sounds.

May 20th, 2020

27:58
Joseph Marks describes the challenges of preparing for massive mail-in voting. Juliet Eilperin breaks down why people aren’t getting tested, in …

Fighting covid-19: A tale of two countries

May 19th, 2020

27:14
Linah Mohammad reflects on the strict lockdown in Jordan. Ishaan Tharoor unpacks how the “Swedish model” for battling coronavirus is not quite what …

What happens when the watchdog gets fired

May 18th, 2020

24:52
Phil Rucker reports on Trump’s dismissal of the State Department’s inspector general. George Washington University’s Kathryn Newcomer on why these positions matter in overseeing the executive branch. Plus, Faiz Siddiqui …

What comes after reparations

May 15th, 2020

19:16
In 1923, an all-white mob burned down the small mill town of Rosewood, Fla., killing at least six people and driving out black residents. Decades later, the survivors won reparations from Florida legislators, including …

Choosing between a paycheck and your health

May 14th, 2020

34:50
Today on Post Reports, Holly Bailey and Tony Romm report that as some states begin to reopen, people returning to work face life-or-death decisions. …

Is dining out officially dead?

May 13th, 2020

28:46
Today on Post Reports, investigative reporter Amy Brittain on the truth about Project Airbridge, a White House program set up to deliver badly needed personal protective equipment. Food reporter Laura Reiley explains …

Bill Barr’s attempt to undo the Mueller investigation

May 12th, 2020

24:08
Matt Zapotosky reports on the Justice Department’s recent moves to undercut the Mueller investigation. Aaron Gregg on the small-business loans that are going to large companies instead. And Monica Hesse on the power and …

What happened with Ahmaud Arbery’s case?

May 11th, 2020

27:40
Cleve Wootson on why it took so long for the suspects to be charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death. William Wan on the coronavirus’s toll on mental health. …

The sound of silence

May 9th, 2020

12:48
What does the pandemic sound like? Mostly, silence, according to critic Robin Givhan. 
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What does a pandemic sound like? For many of us at …

‘You have all the jobs’: Motherhood during the pandemic

May 8th, 2020

30:59
What being a working mom is like during a pandemic from Helena Andrews-Dyer. And how learning Bach could be an expression of grief from Philip …

Your money and the pandemic

May 7th, 2020

29:15
Advice for managing your money, from personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary. What happens when people are too scared to seek medical care, …

A pandemic playbook for political campaigns

May 6th, 2020

22:54
Michael Scherer describes how candidates have rewritten their campaigns during the pandemic. Jessica Contrera asks how we weigh risk against necessity, longing and fear. And Emily Heil on the anxiety-filled hellscape …

The deaths that haven’t been counted

May 5th, 2020

29:09
Emma Brown on which deaths count toward the covid-19 death toll. Jeff Stein reports on the $500 billion the Federal Reserve plans to lend big …

The changing face of grief

May 4th, 2020

23:51
How people are dealing with grief and loss during the pandemic. And Melinda Hunt, the director of Hart Island in New York explains the challenges of burying the city’s dead. 
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The coronavirus is rewriting how we …

The rise of sourdough bread baking

May 2nd, 2020

19:50
In the pandemic times, sourdough bread is king. Post Reports producer Reena Flores goes on a journey to find out why, with King Arthur Flour co-chief …

Two thousand hours of Louis Armstrong

May 1st, 2020

29:53
Geoff Edgers on how the Louis Armstrong Museum is finding a new life online during the coronavirus pandemic -- and, just a warning, this segment …

What is Tara Reade accusing Joe Biden of?

April 30th, 2020

27:31
Matt Viser on the allegations against the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. Rick Noack on how nations that had a robust response to the coronavirus pandemic are beginning to cautiously reopen.

What we know — and still don’t — about the coronavirus

April 29th, 2020

27:20
Leonard Bernstein on what we know (and still don’t) about the coronavirus. Laura Meckler explains the changes schools might have to make to reopen in …

The pandemic at sea

April 28th, 2020

25:41
Rosalind Helderman explains how the cruise industry carried the coronavirus around the globe. Greg Miller on the virus briefings Trump skipped. And, how young caregivers are impacted by social distancing, from Tara …

The mysterious clotting in covid-19 patients

April 27th, 2020

26:51
Two doctors on the mysterious blood-clotting complication killing coronavirus patients. Heather Long explains why the economy won’t just bounce back in a “V-shaped” recovery. Plus, Lindsey Sitz on why washing your hands …

The history of American antipathy toward masks

April 25th, 2020

18:33
Even as governors, mayors and the federal government urge or require Americans to wear masks to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the nation is divided about whether to comply.
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Will Americans wear …

A coronavirus crisis in the Navy

April 24th, 2020

23:07
Dan Lamothe explains how the Navy tried and failed to control a coronavirus outbreak -- and a crisis of confidence -- on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. …

Why reopening states is a ‘deadly mistake’

April 23rd, 2020

19:51
Georgia will begin reopening businesses Friday, against the advice of experts and the White House. William Wan reports on what will happen next. For survivors of AIDS, an eerie deja vu, from reporter Jada Yuan. And, …

Can we all be better Earthlings?

April 22nd, 2020

19:21
On Earth Day, Sarah Kaplan asks how we can be better Earthlings. Seung Min Kim analyzes the new coronavirus response bill working its way through Congress. And Monica Hesse explains why we’re all having extra-weird …

What’s slowing down coronavirus testing

April 21st, 2020

26:05
Juliet Eilperin explains the delays in widespread testing. Young people aren’t as vulnerable to the coronavirus, but the crisis is affirming their …

Why shelves are empty at the grocery store

April 20th, 2020

28:00
Laura Reiley explains the kinks in the food supply chain leaving grocery shelves bare. Grocery workers share their well-founded fears with Abha Bhattarai. Erin Patrick O’Connor hears from sanitation workers on the …

Finding solace in paintings of parties

April 18th, 2020

9:15
Over the past few weeks, many people have said they feel like figures in an Edward Hopper painting. On this bonus episode of Post Reports, art critic Sebastian Smee has a reminder from Renoir and Manet that the good …

Life for a medical worker in a pandemic

April 17th, 2020

25:17
Alaa Daghlas, a physician assistant at a Bronx hospital, grapples with her decision to return to work after recovering from covid-19. And Jon Gerberg reports from an ICU in Brooklyn scrambling to keep up with the influx …

The coronavirus is killing Americans under age 50

April 16th, 2020

26:28
Chris Mooney reports on the science of why some younger people are getting better, while others are dying of covid-19. Griff Witte reports on how parties and gatherings became clusters. And Annie Gowen on coronavirus …

How coronavirus will reshape the world’s borders

April 15th, 2020

30:16
Martine Powers and Ishaan Tharoor explore the meaning of borders in a pandemic, and how coronavirus might change travel and migration in the future. And Mary Beth Sheridan walks us through public service announcements …

The economy in limbo

April 14th, 2020

23:12
On today’s Post Reports, Heather Long on how opening up the economy will be less like flipping a switch and more like a slow rehabilitation. Drew Harwell on the privacy complications around Zoom. And author J. Courtney …

How do we reopen the country safely?

April 13th, 2020

25:56
The president talks about reopening the U.S. economy, but Lena Sun reports that experts say it would require widespread testing and contact tracing …

The great toilet paper shortage of 2020

April 11th, 2020

12:08
For your weekend listening pleasure, senior editor Marc Fisher reads his story about the great toilet paper shortage, and what we can learn from it.
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Flushing out the true cause of the global toilet paper …

Life as a black American in a pandemic

April 10th, 2020

24:36
Robert Samuels reports on the stark disparities in how covid-19 affects black Americans. Tracy Jan examines how wearing a face mask in public is …

When you can’t wash your hands in a pandemic

April 9th, 2020

28:50
Damian Paletta looks ahead and outlines a bleak, new post-pandemic economic reality. Isaac Stanley-Becker reports on what happens when you can’t wash your hands in the midst of a public health crisis. And Emily Rauhala …

The risks of unproven drugs for coronavirus

April 8th, 2020

30:55
Bernie Sanders ends his White House bid. Sean Sullivan discusses the impact of his campaign. There have been only a few anecdotal studies showing …

Voting in a pandemic

April 7th, 2020

26:07
Wisconsin’s primary is threatening to become a worst-case scenario for elections amid a pandemic. Amber Phillips reports on why it’s still so hard to put vote-by-mail systems in place. Undocumented workers are often …

It’s proving really hard to give away $350 billion

April 6th, 2020

30:26
Aaron Gregg on the realities of getting a small business loan under the stimulus plan. Nicole Dungca reports that the federal government lagged for …

Feeling lonely?

April 3rd, 2020

23:54
Older people can face serious health effects from being isolated — and yet, being isolated is the only thing that can keep them safe, Senior Producer …

A New York hospital transformed by the pandemic

April 2nd, 2020

32:06
Inside a New York hospital on the front lines of the pandemic. And how health-care workers are forced to face their own mortality. 
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Inside a major New York City hospital system battling coronavirus
As they rush …

Should everyone be wearing a face mask?

April 1st, 2020

27:42
How Europe is weathering the crisis, from the U.K. to Hungary. The federal government’s internal debate over whether to tell all Americans to cover their faces in public, from health reporter Lena Sun. And the linen …

The ethics of incarceration during a pandemic

March 31st, 2020

30:00
What coronavirus means for crowded prisons, from reporter Kimberly Kindy. The tension in a community that’s dealing with a deadly outbreak but reluctant to shut down its economy, from Cleve Wootson. And, how the virus …

How do you 'shelter in place' when you're homeless?

March 30th, 2020

26:34
White House economics reporter Jeff Stein explains how corporations are benefiting from the stimulus package. And Hannah Dreier on why “sheltering in …

School’s out forever?

March 27th, 2020

25:21
School closures are a big deal for kids and parents, says education reporter Moriah Balingit. How the shift to online learning has exposed America’s …

Will the biggest stimulus bill in U.S. history be enough?

March 26th, 2020

28:23
Many Americans will receive a check during the pandemic –– but how much, and when? Heather Long explains the federal relief package. Emily Heil checks in with laid-off restaurant workers. And, Abha Bhattarai on those …

Why cruises kept sailing despite coronavirus dangers

March 25th, 2020

29:24
Cruise ships continued to sail as the coronavirus spread. Beth Reinhard explains why. Michael Scherer reports on the awkwardness of campaigning during a pandemic. And Simon Denyer on how Japan is handling covid-19.
Read …

The quiet genius of a zombie virus

March 24th, 2020

22:16
Brady Dennis reports on the growing number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States. Sarah Kaplan explains the science of why this virus is so dangerous. And, Rick Maese on the Tokyo Olympics, now …

The pandemic warnings that were ignored

March 23rd, 2020

21:55
Shane Harris on what U.S. officials knew about the global threat of the novel coronavirus, and when they knew it. Chris Mooney on why the coronavirus is killing more men. And, Dan Zak reflects on our shifting sense of …

Tiny decisions will determine our collective future

March 20th, 2020

19:35
William Wan on how the novel coronavirus will radically alter the United States. Maura Judkis on social distancing with roommates. Plus, Julie …

Republicans’ radical about-face on bailouts

March 19th, 2020

24:34
Phil Rucker on how Republicans are throwing out the political playbook by supporting a massive bailout for the economy. Chris Rowland on the search …

Trump’s economic Hail Mary

March 18th, 2020

27:58
Jeff Stein explains Trump’s plan to bail out companies hit hard by the coronavirus. Tony Romm on whether Silicon Valley and the White House could use …

Social distancing may be our only hope

March 17th, 2020

26:36
Lena Sun clears up what “social distancing” means and why it’s important. William Wan explains why it’ll probably take months — not weeks — for the …

Will the coronavirus derail the Democratic primary?

March 16th, 2020

22:41
Today on Post Reports, Elise Viebeck explains how the coronavirus could impact the presidential election. Andrew Freedman on why the coronavirus …

What went wrong with coronavirus testing in the U.S.

March 13th, 2020

23:07
Neena Satija explains what went wrong with coronavirus testing in the United States. And Brady Dennis on the effect the outbreak is having on carbon emissions. 
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Trump has said that “anybody” who wants to be …

Trump's Europe travel ban causes confusion

March 12th, 2020

23:16
Katie Zezima explains the new U.S. travel restrictions from Europe. Peter Whoriskey and Abha Bhattarai report on how paid sick leave, or lack …

Coronavirus is sparing children. No one knows why.

March 11th, 2020

31:32
The WHO has declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. On today’s Post Reports, William Wan says the virus is sparing kids — and understanding why …

Can we quarantine the economy?

March 10th, 2020

27:19
Today on Post Reports, Chico Harlan with a dispatch from Italy after a country-wide lockdown goes into effect. Heather Long answers your questions about the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the markets. And, Ben Guarino …

The irony of Trump’s casual attitude toward coronavirus

March 9th, 2020

27:02
Today on Post Reports, Toluse Olorunnipa on how the coronavirus is testing President Trump’s leadership. Susannah George and Missy Ryan on how …

The fight for the soul of America’s political parties

March 6th, 2020

20:59
Political reporter Dan Balz on the ebb and flow of the two political parties and how much power they actually have. And Jada Yuan on whether …

And then there were two

March 5th, 2020

29:03
Annie Linskey and Amber Phillips consider the end of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign and what it means for the delegates she won. Aaron Blake …

So ... Biden?

March 4th, 2020

25:50
Today on Post Reports, Philip Bump talks through the Super Tuesday results and the narrowing field of Democratic candidates. Heather Long explains …

Abortion in the age of a conservative Supreme Court

March 3rd, 2020

24:55
Caroline Kitchener on the abortion restriction being tested at the Supreme Court. William Wan on how the coronavirus epidemic could play out. And an …

Super Tuesday, in 16 dispatches.

March 2nd, 2020

35:23
On Super Tuesday, more states hold contests to pick a presidential nominee, more voters have a chance to go to the polls and more delegates are …

Your questions about coronavirus, answered

February 28th, 2020

26:30

Health reporters Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein answer your questions about the coronavirus. Marian Liu talks about the discrimination Asian Americans have experienced since the start of the outbreak. And Week 4 of …

What millennial voters care about in 2020

February 27th, 2020

27:38
Eugene Scott describes the impact young voters may have on the presidential election. Drew Harwell on the psychological toll of Web-connected …

The ‘radical feminists’ working against trans rights

February 26th, 2020

25:06
Abha Bhattarai unpacks Walmart’s “Great Workplace” program, and why it means layoffs for workers. Samantha Schmidt on a strain of feminism that rejects the existence of transgender identity. And Shibani Mahtani explains …

Reparations, rebranded

February 25th, 2020

27:57
Matt Viser and Lenny Bernstein on how an old field of candidates changes the norms around the presidency. Tracy Jan looks into Rep. James Clyburn’s …

Mayors back Bloomberg’s bid

February 24th, 2020

25:16
Fenit Nirappil asks why D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser supports Michael Bloomberg, even as he gets slammed by critics on race and gender issues. Joanna Slater discusses Trump’s visit to India. And NASA mourns the death of …

Shopping under the influence

February 21st, 2020

22:27
Shane Harris talks about the lingering threat of Russian election interference and how the administration is responding. Abha Bhattarai on a new gimmick from retailers. And Gillian Brockell and Jessica Contrera on the …

Kids are using Trump’s words to bully their classmates

February 20th, 2020

29:06
Michael Scherer on the heated Nevada Democratic debate. And John Woodrow Cox andHannah Natanson talk about how President Trump’s rhetoric has …

ICE is using therapy notes to deport young immigrants

February 19th, 2020

27:40
Hannah Dreier on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses therapists’ notes to keep young immigrants detained. Damian Paletta discusses how the coronavirus is affecting American companies. And Ishaan Tharoor on the …

The profane ‘wit and wisdom’ of Mike Bloomberg

February 18th, 2020

23:29
Political investigative reporter Michael Kranish on Mike Bloomberg’s long history of alleged sexism and profanity. And Travis DeShong describes a new …

The loves and scandals of President Harding

February 17th, 2020

45:55
Steamy love letters. Jazz. Scandal. Psychics. Newspapers. The Hope Diamond.
In this Presidents’ Day special from Post Reports, we revisit an episode of The Post’s “Presidential” podcast with host Lillian …

How a non-binary teen claimed their identity

February 14th, 2020

20:49
Tara Bahrampour on what coming of age looks like for a non-binary teen. And, revisiting the wisdom of George Washington with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. 
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Becoming Eli: Getting their parents to accept their …

Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation

February 13th, 2020

22:22
Kim Bellware on how disinformation about the coronavirus is spreading online. Danielle Paquette on the drawdown of Firestone’s factories in Liberia, where the tire company has been central to the economy. And Rick Maese …

The politicization of the Justice Department

February 12th, 2020

28:14
Today on Post Reports, Matt Zapotosky reports on the fight for independence within the Justice Department after Attorney General William P. Barr …

The CIA’s ‘coup of the century’

February 11th, 2020

32:01
Greg Miller on how governments all over the world got played by the CIA. Simon Denyer and Lenny Bernstein on the increasingly desperate situation aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess. And Griff Witte says there are …

What Trump’s company charges the Secret Service

February 10th, 2020

23:01
Eugene Scott weighs the stakes of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. David Fahrenthold reports on what Trump’s companies are charging the government. …

‘Unshackled and unleashed’: Trump, post-acquittal

February 7th, 2020

21:31
Today on Post Reports, Philip Rucker describes what the presidency could look like post-impeachment. And ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Sarah …

The race to find a cure for the coronavirus

February 6th, 2020

20:26
Today on Post Reports, Anna Fifield describes the eerie emptiness that has taken hold across China under the threat of the coronavirus. David Lynch …

Iowa and the future of election technology

February 5th, 2020

20:50
Today on Post Reports: Tony Romm on the makers of the app that set back the results of the Iowa caucuses. Samantha Schmidt describes how sex …

Inside the chaos of the Iowa caucuses

February 4th, 2020

28:01
Today on Post Reports, Jenna Johnson explains the result delays at the Iowa caucuses. Juliet Eilperin fills us in on the many environmental policy …

The new targets of Trump’s travel ban

February 3rd, 2020

28:11
Today on Post Reports, national reporter Abigail Hauslohner outlines the expansion of President Trump’s travel ban. Beth Reinhard looks into how …

How do caucuses work, anyway?

February 1st, 2020

24:56
Kayla Epstein explains the chaotic, confusing, bizarre process that is the Iowa caucuses. And political reporter Aaron Blake tells us how the GOP …

Is the White House ready for the new coronavirus?

January 31st, 2020

26:42
Lena Sun and Yasmeen Abutaleb explain the dangers of the coronavirus outbreak. Amber Phillips talks about that moment with Rand Paul. And Michelle Ye …

Majority of black Americans call Trump 'racist'

January 30th, 2020

28:28
Aaron Blake says the debate over whether to call witnesses still hangs over the impeachment trial. Vanessa Williams reports on why 8 in 10 black Americans say President Trump is racist. And many questions remain as …

Who’s paying for Trump’s lawyers?

January 28th, 2020

24:26
As the president’s impeachment defense rests, Ann Marimow explains who is paying for his lawyers. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro tells The …

The Bolton question hangs over impeachment trial

January 28th, 2020

29:29
Today on Post Reports, political reporter Aaron Blake breaks down President Trump’s impeachment defense. Kyle Swenson explains the cluster of HIV …

What reparations mean to one American family

January 24th, 2020

31:21
Today on Post Reports, business reporter Tracy Jan tells the story of one family for whom reparations mean more than money. Geoff Edgers explains the hidden history of Roberta Flack’s hit song “Killing Me Softly.
Read …

‘Hello MBS.’ How the world’s richest man was hacked.

January 24th, 2020

22:50
Amber Phillips tells us about the latest antics by the world’s greatest deliberative body: One senator read a book Thursday while one doodled through another day of the impeachment trial. After Jeff Bezos and the crown …

Can Democrats keep impeachment spicy?

January 23rd, 2020

25:33

Amber Phillips on the opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial. Anna Fifield and Lena Sun on the rapidly spreading coronavirus. And David …

The rules of engagement

January 22nd, 2020

31:20

Aaron Blake explains Tuesday’s Senate debate on the rules for Trump’s impeachment trial. Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig on their new book “A Very …

A crumbling bridge and restorative justice

January 20th, 2020

20:10

Robert Samuels on the opportunity black activists see in a city’s crumbling highway section. And DeNeen L. Brown tells the surprising story of how Martin Luther King Jr. got his name.

The politics of hair for black women

January 17th, 2020

18:59

Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s video about her battle with alopecia has renewed conversations around the politics of hair. Jena McGregor outlines the growing …

Trump, Giuliani and a guy called Lev

January 16th, 2020

29:35

The Senate gavels in for the impeachment trial. Paul Sonne unpacks the latest evidence implicating President Trump in the Ukraine scandal. Drew …

What’s next in impeachment

January 15th, 2020

28:28

Rosalind S. Helderman explains what’s happening with impeachment — and the new documents made public by House Democrats. Robert Costa on Bernie Sanders and the candidate’s quiet rise in Iowa. And a new contract for the …

A campaign with unlimited money

January 14th, 2020

27:57

Michael Scherer on Mike Bloomberg’s campaign strategy. Shane Harris explains the administration’s conflicting rationales for the strike on Iran’s …

Women in the workforce: ‘I’m back, baby!’

January 13th, 2020

28:21

Rachel Siegel reports women outnumber men in the U.S. workforce for just the second time. Moriah Balingit on how a book-burning at Georgia Southern ignited a conversation about race. And Arelis Hernández on the …

Selective memory: The U.S. and Iran

January 10th, 2020

33:00

Jason Rezaian contextualizes the current relationship between the United States and Iran and describes what leaders can illuminate from the past about the present.

Australia burning

January 9th, 2020

24:45

Kate Shuttleworth and Sarah Kaplan on the wildfires ravaging Australia. Colby Itkowitz breaks down how President Trump has reshaped the most …

Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’

January 8th, 2020

25:15

Ishaan Tharoor unpacks the White House response to attacks from Iran. Paul Kane reports from the chambers of the least deliberative Senate in modern …

Impeachment trial? What impeachment trial?

January 7th, 2020

26:45

Mike DeBonis explains the impeachment trial’s delay. Liz Sly unravels the fraught history of U.S.-Iraq relations. And Kayla Epstein assuages young people’s concerns about the draft.

Inside the plan to kill Soleimani

January 6th, 2020

26:50

Shane Harris explains how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaped the decision to kill a top Iranian military commander. Phil Rucker describes …

What Iran’s ‘severe revenge’ vow means for the U.S.

January 3rd, 2020

19:43

Missy Ryan examines the fallout of a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. Plus, Sebastian Smee describes the …

What’s in and out for 2020

January 2nd, 2020

22:09

The Washington Post’s annual guide to what’s out from 2019 and what’s in for 2020. And, how gender bias in science also affects lab rats.

Black women on race and genre

December 31st, 2019

22:08

Martine Powers talks with N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory and Lauren Wilkinson about challenging narrow perceptions of race in literary genres. And Bilal Qureshi discusses Toni Morrison’s legacy.

A tale of two billionaires: Trump and Bloomberg

December 30th, 2019

13:32

Michael Kranish dives into the tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Mike Bloomberg. Plus: Robin Givhan remembers a bombastic legend of …

How the ’60s’ most disastrous concert turned deadly

December 27th, 2019

38:54

Altamont 1969 was meant to be the Woodstock of the West. Eyewitnesses recount how this free concert turned into a deadly disaster.

How the ’60s’ most disastrous concert came to be

December 26th, 2019

25:42

It was meant to be the Woodstock of the West, but it was chaos. How the free rock concert in Altamont, Calif., 50 years ago came to be.

Fashion in the age of climate change

December 24th, 2019

20:28

Robin Givhan considers whether it’s possible to dress fashionably and ethically. Caitlin Gibson and Monica Hesse take a day to watch every film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” ahead of the new movie.

The rise of the ‘zombie mall’

December 23rd, 2019

23:10

Abha Bhattarai explains why most shopping malls are on the decline — and why a few are thriving. Maggie Penman on making sobriety hip. Plus, Lauren Tierney tracks down the origin of your Christmas tree.

What sex trafficking in the U.S. actually looks like

December 20th, 2019

27:18

Jessica Contrera unpacks a legal case challenging how courts understand sexual violence. And Moriah Balingit describes the plight of educators using …

What comes next in impeachment

December 19th, 2019

31:04

Amber Phillips previews the Senate’s impeachment trial next month. Griff Witte on why red states are choosing to welcome more refugees. And Sarah Hashemi describes the reach of the new “L Word.”

The impeachment of President Trump

December 19th, 2019

26:59

Mike DeBonis, Seung Min Kim and Paul Kane take the temperature of Capitol Hill. And Aaron Blake breaks down the partisan debate that led to the …

Voices from the war in Afghanistan

December 17th, 2019

29:06

People who experienced the war in Afghanistan respond to uncovered documents and secret audio recordings. Juliet Eilperin on the drilling effort …

The racial reckoning of Pete Buttigieg

December 16th, 2019

27:31

William Booth on what Boris Johnson’s sweeping majority means for Brexit. Robert Samuels on Pete Buttigieg’s often clumsy attempts to understand the black experience. And the downside of a new cutting-edge wireless …

Selling treatments to incurable diseases

December 13th, 2019

31:04

Rhonda Colvin on the Judiciary Committee vote to advance impeachment articles. Laurie McGinley and William Wan explain how clinics are profiting by …

Who’s losing out in the automated economy? Women.

December 12th, 2019

24:50

Heather Long on how older women are being left behind in the new automated economy. Reed Albergotti investigates unwanted sexual behavior on iPhone …

The fight over the FBI’s Russia probe

December 11th, 2019

29:41

Matt Zapotosky on the fight over the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Kevin Sieff on the cycle of debt for migrants. Plus, Lena Felton explores how women use sci-fi to explore gender and sexuality.

The Democrats’ case against President Trump

December 10th, 2019

25:36

Aaron Blake explains House Democrats’ articles of impeachment. Darryl Fears on the disease threatening Florida’s citrus crop. And Hawken Miller on how video gaming creates opportunities for people living with …

The Afghanistan Papers

December 9th, 2019

46:46
After a three-year legal battle, The Post obtains hundreds of records of candid interviews assessing the war in Afghanistan and its failures.
Read the …

The fight for a gender-neutral Spanish

December 6th, 2019

20:26

Samantha Schmidt talks to the Argentine teens promoting a more inclusive Spanish. And Kevin Sieff reports from a squalid tent city in Matamoros, Mexico, where refugees are forced to wait for their asylum requests to be …

Can Boris Johnson keep his seat?

December 5th, 2019

25:31

William Booth lays out the factors shaping Britain’s upcoming general election. Ovetta Wiggins on the legal and media battle that won five prison exonerees millions from Maryland. And the House will move forward with …

The NBA star courting Congress on Turkey

December 4th, 2019

29:41

Shane Harris interprets the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report. Jacob Bogage explains why lawmakers are lining up to back NBA player and Turkish dissident Enes Kanter. And Maura Judkis reads her horoscope.

How the Mueller investigation led Giuliani to Ukraine

December 3rd, 2019

26:01

Rosalind S. Helderman traces the origin of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s involvement in Ukraine. Eugene Scott on the end of Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential …

The human cost of food delivery in China

December 2nd, 2019

25:33

Mike DeBonis unpacks the White House’s strategy as the impeachment inquiry unfolds. Gerry Shih describes the human toll of the food delivery industry …

How a black activist managed to take over a neo-Nazi group

November 29th, 2019

33:15

Katie Mettler unpacks the complicated life of black activist James Stern and how he came to take control of Jeff Schoep’s neo-Nazi National Socialist …

What’s stalling the self-driving car revolution

November 27th, 2019

29:15

Faiz Siddiqui explains the engineering challenge behind training self-driving cars. Madhulika Sikka shares the story of an author and filmmaker …

Trump touts law freeing inmates. But the Justice Department wants them behind bars.

November 26th, 2019

32:26

Neena Satija on the tensions underlying a major piece of criminal justice legislation. Amber Phillips outlines what comes next in the impeachment process. And Antonia Noori Farzan describes how one town is addressing …

How crib bumpers have paralyzed a U.S. consumer regulation agency

November 25th, 2019

25:02

Michael Scherer with a look into how Mike Bloomberg’s wealth could influence the 2020 race. Todd Frankel reports on an agency struggling with an …

They escaped China’s crackdown. Now, they wait.

November 22nd, 2019

18:56

Emily Rauhala tracks the plight of a Uighur family that escaped internment in western China. And Michael Ruane describes a newly digitized wealth of recordings and documents from the postwar Nuremberg Trial.

Two weeks. Seven hearings. Now what?

November 21st, 2019

20:16

Shane Harris recaps the second week of public impeachment hearings. Jay Greene examines the vast counterfeit-product market on Amazon.

A race to stand out before Democratic field thins

November 21st, 2019

18:43

Political reporters Michael Scherer, Annie Linskey and Cleve Wootson break down key moments from Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.

‘Was there a "quid pro quo"? … The answer is yes.’

November 20th, 2019

28:25

Shane Harris unpacks Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s public testimony. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on where he sees the party going. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee explains how merchandise sales have altered …

The call that sparked the whistleblower complaint

November 19th, 2019

29:13

Shane Harris and Lisa Rein share what another day of public impeachment hearings revealed. Mary Beth Sheridan connects the political crises unfolding …

The free-for-all over Medicare-for-all

November 18th, 2019

28:20

Jeff Stein describes how Medicare-for-all would work. Rachel Siegel explains what President Trump’s trade war is doing to lobster fishing towns in …

As Yovanovitch testifies, Trump attacks her on Twitter

November 15th, 2019

32:14

Shane Harris on how Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony prompted accusations of witness intimidation. Elahe Izadi describes how comedian Jenny Slate works through her stage fright. And Chico Harlan wades through the …

Late to the party: Even more Democrats enter the race for 2020

November 14th, 2019

31:04

Matt Viser on late entries into the 2020 race. Neena Satija investigates the policies that ensnared child migrants in a bureaucratic nightmare. And …

The public impeachment inquiry hearings: Day One

November 13th, 2019

23:18

Shane Harris explains what we learned on the first day of the impeachment inquiry’s public phase. Shibani Mahtani on a flashpoint in Hong Kong.

America’s new ‘progressive prosecutors’ are getting pushback

November 12th, 2019

28:14

Mark Berman on the reality facing “progressive prosecutors.” Amber Phillips looks into Wednesday’s key witnesses: William B. Taylor and George Kent. …

The impeachment inquiry finally goes public

November 11th, 2019

26:35

Paul Kane previews the next stage of the impeachment inquiry. Annie Gowen on the ongoing mental health crisis facing America’s farmers. Plus, Laura …

How Pete Buttigieg plans to diversify his base

November 8th, 2019

22:08

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg lays out his plan to capture broader appeal. And Tara Bahrampour on a 94-year-old woman who wanted to leave …

The future of a drug company blamed for helping fuel the opioid crisis

November 7th, 2019

26:41

Chris Rowland explains why one of the companies accused of fueling the opioid epidemic is declaring bankruptcy. Griff Witte looks at why Republican legislators feel they can’t stray from Trump. And Ellen Nakashima …

What Tuesday’s election results could mean for 2020

November 6th, 2019

29:18

Robert Costa with the major takeaways from Tuesday’s elections. Abby Ohlheiser explains how a tracking app is transforming parent-child …

The Texas teenagers who allegedly smuggled immigrants across the southern border

November 5th, 2019

25:02

Karoun Demirjian on what we’ve learned from the impeachment inquiry transcripts released this week. Maria Sacchetti on the role U.S. citizens play in …

Guns in the gym: The NRA’s charity arm raffles off weapons in American schools

November 4th, 2019

31:11

Beth Reinhard on why the NRA is raffling off guns in American schools. Jason Rezaian examines Iran’s history of hostage-taking. And Joel Achenbach …

Restoring Afghanistan’s lost era of film

November 1st, 2019

19:31

Siobhán O’Grady visits the archivists restoring film reels hidden during the Taliban era. And Peter Finn explains how an adventure-seeking socialite became the first American woman in uniform captured by the Nazis.

The Canadian islands crumbling into the sea

October 31st, 2019

25:55

Brady Dennis examines the effect of climate change on Canadian islands. Karen DeYoung clarifies the complicated U.S.-Turkey relationship. Maura Judkis on a cradle of outlandish Halloween costumes. And Tracy Grant …

A California utility that cut off power to curb wildfires may have caused them

October 31st, 2019

20:40

Douglas MacMillan reports on a utility’s controversial plan to prevent California wildfires. Heather Long explains why the deficit is ballooning …

House Democrats prepare for first impeachment vote

October 29th, 2019

29:10

Mike DeBonis on what the upcoming impeachment vote means. Josh White on why the Supreme Court is considering whether a D.C. sniper should be …

How Baghdadi’s death could be rallying cry for ISIS

October 28th, 2019

25:25

Missy Ryan on how U.S. troops closed in on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Peter Whoriskey explains the ethical uncertainty of what goes into a …

Doors are closing for Syrian refugees

October 25th, 2019

20:28

Kareem Fahim travels with a refugee couple seeking a new life outside of Syria. And Julie Zauzmer on a Republican PAC working to get the Amish …

An interview with an algorithm

October 24th, 2019

24:54

Drew Harwell and Carolyn Y. Johnson examine the algorithms measuring your worth. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel explains why the Education Department gave …

A princess, an international custody dispute — and Rudy Giuliani

October 23rd, 2019

25:46

Dalton Bennett on the unexpected meeting between Rudolph W. Giuliani and an Emirati princess. Aaron Blake sums up the latest developments of the …

How Vladimir Putin soured the president on Ukraine

October 22nd, 2019

24:01

Greg Miller describes Vladimir Putin’s role in shaping Trump’s view of Ukraine. Griff Witte spends time with refugees who sought asylum in Australia …

Cracks in Trump’s Republican firewall

October 21st, 2019

28:21

Ashley Parker on an increasingly embattled White House. Debbie Cenziper on the thousands of children in foster care after their parents fell victim to the opioid epidemic. And William Booth explains the latest fight …

Trump awards a massive government contract – to himself

October 18th, 2019

30:40

David Fahrenthold scrutinizes the president’s decision to award a major government contract —
to himself. U.S. star Rose Lavelle discusses the future …

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggles to balance truth and free speech

October 17th, 2019

26:41

Tony Romm examines what Facebook sees as its role in policing speech ahead the 2020 election. Jenna Portnoy and Paul Kane recount the life and legacy …

A Democratic debate, in the shadow of impeachment

October 16th, 2019

29:28

Amber Phillips shares her takeaways from the fourth Democratic presidential debate. Aaron Davis explains the ascent of the U.S. ambassador to the E.U. And Keith Alexander describes how D.C. changed during the reign of …

Some colleges are tracking students before they even apply

October 15th, 2019

28:05

Douglas MacMillan explains how colleges track potential students before they even apply. Alex Andrejev follows a video-game designer’s path from …

As U.S. military plans pullout, a stunning unraveling in Syria

October 14th, 2019

28:25

Missy Ryan talks about how the fight in Syria connects to U.S. diplomacy. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on the army of consultants behind Trump’s reelection …

Why a suburb's integrated schools are still failing black students

October 11th, 2019

27:45

Laura Meckler goes back to her hometown of Shaker Heights, Ohio, to try to understand why integration efforts in schools there are still not closing …

How China called foul on American businesses

October 10th, 2019

25:55

Jeanne Whalen examines how Western businesses are bowing to political pressure from China. Samantha Schmidt on how a vulnerable community of …

‘Not so much a legal document as a political screed’

October 9th, 2019

27:01

Karoun Demirjian tracks how the White House has pushed back against impeachment. Anna Fifield explains a new phase in China’s forcible assimilation …

The fallout of a U.S. troop withdrawal from northern Syria

October 8th, 2019

27:38

Ishaan Tharoor on what the withdrawal of troops from Syria means for the Kurds. Eli Rosenberg reports from the picket line of the United Auto Workers …

Inside the Republican reckoning over Trump’s possible impeachment.

October 7th, 2019

29:52

Phil Rucker on how the impeachment inquiry into the president is paralyzing the GOP. Anton Troianovski reports on what climate change means in Siberia. And voices from the Hong Kong protest movement.

Why every Jessica you know is turning 30

October 4th, 2019

26:36

The Lily’s Caroline Kitchener explores what it’s like to turn 30 in 2019. Plus, David Betancourt on the best “Joker.”

The story of Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine

October 3rd, 2019

25:46

Michael Kranish looks into Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. Julie Zauzmer rides along with two pastors working to revive shrinking churches. Plus, …

How the White House rehabilitated Saudi Arabia’s reputation after the death of Jamal Khashoggi

October 2nd, 2019

31:15

John Hudson examines the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, one year after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Nick Miroff on an interview with DHS’s …

Uber says safety is its first priority. Employees aren’t so sure.

October 1st, 2019

29:15

Greg Bensinger on Uber’s company-centric safety policies. Matt Zapotsky examines how Attorney General William Barr fits into the impeachment inquiry. …

How 2020 Democrats are navigating the impeachment inquiry

September 30th, 2019

28:15

Sean Sullivan tracks how Democratic presidential candidates are responding to the impeachment inquiry. Wesley Lowery unpacks the argument for …

50 years, three presidents: How impeachment inquiries change the nation

September 27th, 2019

26:16

Chief political correspondent Dan Balz on covering two presidential impeachment inquiries. And Elahe Izadi examines the rarefied place in pop culture …

The ‘highly detailed and arresting’ whistleblower complaint against Trump

September 26th, 2019

27:55

Shane Harris takes us through the newly released whistleblower complaint. Juliet Eilperin on the conflicted attitudes of oil and gas executives …

‘A piece of a broader narrative’: Trump’s call at the center of whistleblower complaint

September 25th, 2019

27:17

Shane Harris examines the rough transcript of Trump’s call to Ukraine. Greg Miller unpacks the shadow agenda pursued by Rudolph W. Giuliani in …

Impeachment inquiry launched against Trump: How we got here

September 25th, 2019

19:27

Politics reporter Aaron Blake explains House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, …

‘It’s going to be an enormous battle’: Black college students fight for voting access in Texas

September 24th, 2019

26:24

Amy Gardner on a case of alleged racial bias in the administration of a local election in Texas. Jerry Brewer examines where the NFL went wrong with Antonio Brown. And Aaron Gregg tracks the military funding diverted …

Whistleblower allegation against Trump revives the call for impeachment

September 23rd, 2019

26:24

Rachael Bade explains whether impeachment is on the table after a whistleblower complaint. Gerry Shih on the new targets of China’s crackdown against Muslims. And Zachary Pincus-Roth examines the continued watchability …

‘They weren’t listening’: How Congress failed to act on a deadly drug’s harrowing rise

September 20th, 2019

33:05

Katie Zezima on why federal money has a limited impact in communities fighting the opioid crisis. And Emily Giambalvo tracks the lives of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation.

Intel official blows a whistle on Trump's interaction with world leader

September 19th, 2019

26:48

Shane Harris on the whistleblower rattling the intelligence community. Juliet Eilperin explains the president’s move to take away California’s …

‘They see that swagger when Harris speaks’: How Howard University shaped Kamala Harris

September 18th, 2019

30:17

Robin Givhan examines Sen. Kamala Harris’s political and racial identity. Ruth Eglash breaks down the negotiations for a new government in Israel. …

‘He's got competing instincts here’: Trump’s shifting response to Saudi oil-field attack

September 17th, 2019

26:21

Anne Gearan explains the White House’s shifting messaging on Iran. Drew Harwell on how Beijing-based TikTok is suspected of censoring the Hong Kong protests. And Maura Judkis takes us into the kitchen with “Queer Eye” …

What the opioid crackdown means for chronic pain patients

September 16th, 2019

26:06

Joel Achenbach reports on chronic pain and opioids. Sarah Kaplan on how American teens are channeling their anxiety over climate change into activism. And Max Bearak visits a Kenyan community whose members say its …

‘The city didn’t need another statement of failure’: Baltimore still reeling after Freddie Gray

September 13th, 2019

27:35

Aaron Blake shares his takeaways from the third Democratic debate. And Erin Cox describes the healing and reawakening of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.

A report card on school segregation in America

September 12th, 2019

30:35

Laura Meckler examines what school segregation looks like today. Heather Long on the minority women changing the makeup of the U.S. workforce. And …

The ‘South Atlantic blob’: The vulnerability of the world’s warming oceans

September 11th, 2019

31:22

Chris Mooney, John Muyskens and Carolyn Van Houten on the dangerous hot zones spreading around the world. David Weigel previews the next Democratic …

What John Bolton’s departure means for Trump’s foreign policy

September 10th, 2019

23:06

John Hudson on the ouster of national security adviser John Bolton. Reed Albergotti describes Apple’s dual role in the app economy. And Lena Sun …

‘As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead.’ How Trump’s peace talks with the Taliban broke down.

September 9th, 2019

31:50

Karen DeYoung explains the collapse of U.S. peace talks in Afghanistan. Rachael Bade on the implications of an impeachment probe. And Anthony Faiola …

The power of black motherhood: Finding joy beyond the numbers on maternal mortality

September 6th, 2019

20:36

Helena Andrews-Dyer looks for joy in her pregnancy in the face of scary statistics about black women and childbirth. And Peter Holley explains what …

Protests, defections, rebellions — a chaotic week for British politics

September 5th, 2019

23:21

Kevin Sullivan breaks down Boris Johnson’s Brexit battle. Caroline Kitchener describes the state of women’s health care in Maine. And Danielle …

An intoxicated pathologist misdiagnosed 3,000 cases. VA failed to stop him.

September 4th, 2019

27:45

Taylor Telford on Walmart’s response to multiple mass shootings. Lisa Rein looks at oversight failures in the Department of Veterans Affairs. And …

After prison, a different kind of punishment

September 3rd, 2019

29:06

Philip Rucker on what White House advisers and aides are really thinking as the summer winds down. Tracy Jan explains what’s missing in the conversation about criminal justice reform. And Jason Samenow forecasts the …

Getting through the world with face blindness

September 2nd, 2019

21:36

Post reporter Sadie Dingfelder used to think she was just really bad at recognizing people. Then she learned she might have a condition called prosopagnosia — better known as face blindness — and set about getting an …

How American classrooms gloss over slavery and its enduring legacy

August 30th, 2019

21:50

Joe Heim examines the glossing over of the history of slavery in American textbooks and schools. Plus, Lisa Bonos and Linah Mohammad question the …

‘Finish the wall’: Trump tells aides he’ll pardon misdeeds, say current and former officials

August 29th, 2019

24:55

Nick Miroff explains how the president is encouraging misdeeds to get his wall built. Geoffrey Fowler talks about how his credit cards have let companies buy his data. And Rachel Hatzipanagos on anxiety in the Latino …

Security or surveillance? How smart doorbell company Ring partners with police

August 28th, 2019

22:31

Drew Harwell on doorbell-camera company Ring turning its focus to surveillance. Laura Reiley on the war over what plant-based brands can call themselves. Adam Taylor on Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament, and …

“This is a landmark.” The court decision that could shape the future of the opioid crisis.

August 27th, 2019

24:49

Lenny Bernstein on what a court ruling in Oklahoma could mean for the opioid epidemic. Carol D. Leonnig reports on Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers …

Goodbye Biarritz, Hello … Trump National Doral? Trump makes a pitch for next year’s G-7

August 26th, 2019

23:51

David Fahrenthold explains President Trump’s unusual pitch for next year’s G-7 summit: hosting it at his own resort. Sari Horwitz on how fentanyl is …

‘Publishing is still a business that is owned by white men’: Three women on race and genre

August 23rd, 2019

18:29

Martine Powers talks with N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory and Lauren Wilkinson about challenging narrow perceptions of race in literary genres. And Marian Liu on the segregation of American music awards.

‘People were always so welcoming, so kind, so helpful.’ And then the president arrived.

August 22nd, 2019

27:37

From a community divided by xenophobic chants, Griff Witte explains what the president’s rhetoric can do on the ground. Jeff Stein on the aging problem in the U.S. And Andrew Freedman on the record-breaking number of …

Where does President Trump stand on gun reform? Depends on the day.

August 21st, 2019

27:21

Josh Dawsey and David Nakamura on the dimming prospect of Trump-led gun reform. Pam Constable and Jon Gerberg track the U.S.-Taliban peace talks and …

The Trump translator: How Stephen Miller became so powerful in the West Wing

August 20th, 2019

28:31

Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey on the outsize influence of Stephen Miller on Trump’s immigration policy. Former Mass. governor Bill Weld makes a …

48 hours at the Iowa State Fair

August 19th, 2019

31:52

Holly Bailey and Kevin Uhrmacher outline 2020 takeaways from the Iowa State Fair. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) explains his case to Martine Powers. …

Non-binary, pregnant and taking on the most gendered role of all: motherhood

August 16th, 2019

25:26

Samantha Schmidt on the sacrifices one person has made to become a mother. And Geoff Edgers remembers Aretha Franklin, one year after her death.

How small-dollar donors could choose our next president

August 15th, 2019

27:51

Anu Narayanswamy crunches the numbers on small-dollar donations. Niha Masih and Joanna Slater explain the changes and turmoil in Kashmir. And Travis …

He witnessed Michael Brown’s killing. Now Dorian Johnson is trying to get his life back on track.

August 14th, 2019

30:16

Wesley Lowery takes us back to the night Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. Damian Paletta warns of a possible recession. And Rebecca Tan on the community a simple piano can create.

For many Americans, dramatic climate change has already arrived

August 13th, 2019

29:52

Chris Mooney shows us where to see the future of climate change right now. Michael Kranish on President Trump’s relationship with his late alcoholic …

‘This is an issue that we can win’: Cory Booker on his gun control plan

August 12th, 2019

23:46

Sen. Cory Booker lays out his gun policy proposal. Matt Zapotosky on what convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in federal …

Nearly all mass shootings are committed by men. Why isn’t masculinity a bigger part of the debate?

August 9th, 2019

23:43

Nicki DeMarco reports on the often-overlooked connection between masculinity and gun violence. And Geoff Edgers on a run of Vegas shows that defined …

Forced from Paradise: Finding home after California’s Camp Fire

August 8th, 2019

31:11

Greg Miller unpacks the calls for a redirection of U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Frances Stead Sellers and Whitney Leaming on people’s search for …

‘Crops aren’t moving. There’s no market’: Why so many family farms are facing bankruptcy

August 7th, 2019

26:20

Annie Gowen explains how the trade war is impacting American farmers. Joy Sharon Yi on one woman’s unseen losses after the Charleston, S.C., shooting. And Drew Harwell on the shutdown of a site that’s become a refuge …

Why China is playing the long game in its trade battle with the U.S.

August 6th, 2019

29:16

Damian Paletta unpacks the most recent battles in the trade war with China. Mike DeBonis on the many retiring House members leaving Republicans in a lurch. And Bilal Qureshi on Toni Morrison’s legacy.

After mass shootings, Trump condemns white supremacy. Critics say he inspires it.

August 5th, 2019

25:51

Mark Berman tracks the mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. Plus, Philip Rucker on President Trump’s response to the tragedies. And Andrew Freedman on last month’s record-breaking …

Finding America’s last-known slave ship — and confronting a monstrous past

August 2nd, 2019

17:11

Nicole Ellis tells the story of the Clotilda, the last-known ship of the illegal slave trade in the U.S. And Oyinkan Braithwaite ruminates on the …

For the Democratic field, the path to nomination goes through Joe Biden

August 1st, 2019

25:58

Amber Phillips analyzes the liberal-moderate divide on display at the Democratic debates. Plus, Beth Reinhard details President Trump’s history with …

How Trump wants to one-up Democrats on health care

July 31st, 2019

25:31

Yasmeen Abutaleb on the White House’s scramble for a health-care win. Moriah Balingit explains how e-cigarettes may lead to more than nicotine addiction. And Heather Long on the Federal Reserve’s gamble on the economy.

How secure are U.S. elections? (Hint: Still much less than you might think.)

July 30th, 2019

20:16

Karoun Demirjian paints a grim picture of election security. Sam Schmidt on the 2020 Democrats flaunting Spanish skills — and the Latino candidate who isn’t. Plus, Marina Lopes explains Brazil’s C-section parties.

Trump upends U.S. intel agencies with spy-chief pick

July 29th, 2019

25:16

Shane Harris unpacks the state of the intelligence community amid the departure of spy chief Daniel Coats. Plus, Shibani Mahtani visits a Philippine …

Not your neurotypical romance novel: The appeal of Helen Hoang

July 26th, 2019

22:13

Lisa Bonos on an author working to make the romance genre more inclusive of people on the autism spectrum. And Travis M. Andrews on why you should …

California’s secret climate deal with automakers bypasses Trump administration regulations

July 25th, 2019

30:47

Juliet Eilperin explains the secret deal between California and four major automakers. Plus, Elizabeth Dwoskin on the lives of content moderators …

A ‘living message’: What we learned from Robert Mueller’s testimony

July 24th, 2019

26:58

Rachael Bade and Rosalind S. Helderman annotate the Mueller testimony, and Arelis Hernández explains the turmoil in Puerto Rico.

Britain's next prime minister: Boris Johnson, the ‘frat boy’ of Brexit

July 23rd, 2019

27:16

William Booth unpacks what a Boris Johnson-led Brexit could look like. Plus, Aaron Davis on the companies at the center of the opioid epidemic and …

What Mueller’s testimony will add to our knowledge of the investigation: Probably not much

July 22nd, 2019

24:56

Rosalind Helderman previews Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday. Todd Frankel on the dangers of home elevators. Plus, Dan Zak talks to an evangelical Christian climate scientist.

The origin story of the lunar landing

July 19th, 2019

20:49

Lillian Cunningham on the United States’ path to being the first to have astronauts walk on the moon. Plus, Sebastian Smee on an iconic photo of Mother Earth.

Trump’s racist tweets, and the politics of white identity

July 18th, 2019

29:01

Michael Scherer explains the president’s identity politics. Plus, Eugene Scott on the history underpinning the “go back” refrain. And readers tell us …

Seven years, 76 billion pain pills - tracking the opioid epidemic in the U.S.

July 17th, 2019

26:39

Scott Higham and Steven Rich unpack the DEA’s pain pill database. Sean Sullivan explains what’s missing in presidential candidates’ appeals to …

What happened to Beto O’Rourke?

July 16th, 2019

25:35

Damian Paletta explains how the U.S. government got behind on its bills. Plus, Jenna Johnson unpacks Beto O’Rourke’s lackluster fundraising numbers. …

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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