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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How the Texas Synagogue Survived

    How the Texas Synagogue Survived

    Stuart Frisch gave security training to the members of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, less than six months before they found themselves under siege and held hostage—a training the rabbi cited when explaining how they managed to escape.

    How does Frisch approach protecting spaces that aren’t meant to be fortresses? Can faith and security coexist?

    Guest: Stuart Frisch, advisor for the Secure Community Network.

    TBD | Why Does Matt Damon Want Me to Buy Crypto?

    TBD | Why Does Matt Damon Want Me to Buy Crypto?

    A recent advertisement for crypto.com, featuring Matt Damon, was met with widespread mockery online. But Damon’s ad is only the most visible example of a much broader—and more insidious—trend of celebrity cryptocurrency endorsements. Is the partnership between crypto and Hollywood really dangerous? And what separates the trend from run-of-the-mill salesmanship?

    Guests: Jacob Silverman, staff writer for the New Republic and Ben McKenzie, actor, writer, and director.

    Host: Lizzie O’Leary
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    • 19 min
    Is Biden Flunking COVID?

    Is Biden Flunking COVID?

    President Biden, unlike his predecessor, was able to spend some time planning his COVID-19 response. One year in, is the plan working?
    Guest: Dan Diamond, national health reporter for the Washington Post. 
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    • 30 min
    The Supreme Court, Unmasked

    The Supreme Court, Unmasked

    The Supreme Court heard two challenges to the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandates this month. It blocked one mandate and upheld another, giving some observers whiplash. 

    How did the court come to such different rulings on similar workplace mandates, and what do the rulings say about how the court views the federal government as a whole?

    Guest: Mark Joseph Stern, staff writer covering courts and the law for Slate. 

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    • 30 min
    The New King of Conservative Media

    The New King of Conservative Media

    Conservative talk radio host Dan Bongino sits atop a media ecosystem that is fueling the fervor behind Trump and his big lie. 

    Guest: Evan Osnos is staff writer at The New Yorker and a fellow at the Brookings Institute. He’s also the author of Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury.

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    • 28 min
    TBD | Where Are The Little Kids' Vaccines?

    TBD | Where Are The Little Kids' Vaccines?

    Today on What Next TBD: What is going on with little kids' vaccines? Why don’t they seem to be a priority for the government or the pharmaceutical companies, while parents are stressed to a breaking point? We discuss with Meg Tirrell, health and science correspondent for CNBC, and co-host of the Readout Loud podcast.
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    • 22 min

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Raiderreign ,

Great insight

Always get a deep insight on issues. Keeps me sharp!

midwestBlue ,

1.18 pod

why do you both and many other reporters/journalists ask if trump or this outrageous dude: do you think he believes it (what he is saying). Who cares? what is the point of that question, there is no point. he is and trump and all his ilk are espousing messages that aren't meant for normal discourse but are meant to be yelling fire in a theatre when there is no fire. they are grifters and liars and somehow need to be held to account for endangering life. the 5th amendment protects free speech but that free speech does not include inciting an endangering life outcome. that is where the line was and if you crossed it you would be legally held accountable but with and since the tea party, trump and trumpsters no one is being held to account. arghhh

Loganfool ,

Not happy

Are used to really like this and was thinking about becoming a Patreon however you have gotten more and more conservative. If you don’t think you’re conservative then you need to reevaluate. Why are you doing everything you can to put down the efforts of the democratic party? You are exactly what is wrong with the media. So frightening to be labeled liberal that you will sink your head right in the toilet in order to prove that you are not biased. You’re disgusting.

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