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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

    A Small Business Finds Opportunity In Crisis

    A Small Business Finds Opportunity In Crisis

    A Hyde Park store owner supported his neighborhood through a pandemic this spring. The favor was returned during a summer of protests. But this winter will be tough.

    Guest: Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room.

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    Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Danielle Hewitt, and Elena Schwartz, with help from Frannie Kelley.
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    • 27 min
    A House Democrat Reflects on Her Defeat

    A House Democrat Reflects on Her Defeat

    The 2020 election has a lot of Democrats asking: What happened? As it turns out, it’s a question one outgoing member of Congress has been asking herself, too.
    Guest: U.S. Representative Donna Shalala, Democrat from Florida. 
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    • 32 min
    Georgia Runoffs Put Each Party to the Test

    Georgia Runoffs Put Each Party to the Test

    The last bout of the fight for the U.S. Senate runs through Georgia. And this time, no one has any reason to pull punches. 
    Guest: Greg Bluestein, reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 
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    • 27 min
    TBD | Inside Biden’s COVID Team

    TBD | Inside Biden’s COVID Team

    When Joe Biden takes office in two months, the federal government will take on a new stance in its fight to contain the coronavirus. The broad strokes of that strategy have been outlined in debates and on campaign websites, but now the real work begins.

    Two weeks ago, the president-elect appointed a team of 13 advisers to answer some key questions. How can the new government win the trust of the 73 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump? What would a national mask mandate look like? How will the different vaccines be distributed?

    A member of President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 council takes us behind the scenes.

    Guest: Celine Gounder, member of the Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board, and host of the American Diagnosis and Epidemic podcasts.

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    Lizzie O’Leary
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    • 25 min
    The Perils of Prosecuting Trump

    The Perils of Prosecuting Trump

    There are two basic camps of thought when it comes to upholding the norms and laws that the Trump administration has broken. On the one hand: How will these norms and laws ever be respected again, if President Trump and the people around him are not investigated, and possibly charged, for any abuses? One the other hand: Could additional investigations into Trump tear the country apart?
    Guest: Dahlia Lithwick, host of the Amicus podcast. 
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    • 28 min
    What Biden Learned From the Last Crash

    What Biden Learned From the Last Crash

    Joe Biden and his chief of staff have negotiated a massive fiscal stimulus package before. How should the incoming administration regard the 2009 Recovery Act -- as a blueprint, or a cautionary tale?
    Guest: Mike Grunwald, senior writer for Politico Magazine and author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. 
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    • 26 min

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Too many ads. Well produced show. Unwittingly neoliberal in its delivery. Annoying to conservatives.

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The most valuable podcast I listen to

I listen to many podcasts, but What Next is the one I wait for and play the same day each episode is released. The topics are always relevant, timely and interesting, and Mary Harris is a superb host. Our Pandemic Winter with Atlantic science writer Ed Yong is especially valuable. I will be using the information that he and Mary discussed in a letter to our employees to give both hope and a reminder for vigilance as we head into the colder months and the holidays. Thank you.

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