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Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists bring you insights into the most important news of the day and interesting stories you won’t hear anywhere else. It’s analysis and insights delivered in Smart Brevity® - Axios’ concise communication style that’s respectful of your time.

About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app. 

About Niala Boodhoo: Niala Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. She was the host and executive producer of the award-winning news program The 21st, a Knight-Wallace fellow and a board member for the AAJA.

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Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists bring you insights into the most important news of the day and interesting stories you won’t hear anywhere else. It’s analysis and insights delivered in Smart Brevity® - Axios’ concise communication style that’s respectful of your time.

About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app. 

About Niala Boodhoo: Niala Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. She was the host and executive producer of the award-winning news program The 21st, a Knight-Wallace fellow and a board member for the AAJA.

    Making sense of Polio’s return

    Making sense of Polio’s return

    British health authorities said Wednesday that around 1 million children in London are being offered polio boosters, after the virus was detected in the city’s sewage. The first U.S. case in nearly a decade was diagnosed in New York last month.

    Plus: a powerhouse union has a message for Democrats ahead of the midterms.

    And: new help for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.

    Guests: Axios' Adriel Bettelheim and Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas, NV.
    Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.
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    London children offered polio booster vaccine as more virus detected

    President Biden signs bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits

    Nevada's 2024 primary bid gets big boost from Latino, AAPI groups

    Dolly Parton celebrates her Imagination Library program


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    What's in the most important climate bill in U.S. history

    What's in the most important climate bill in U.S. history

    The massive climate, tax and health care bill that Senate democrats passed over the weekend is expected to go to the House for a vote on Friday. If passed as is, the bill will become the largest climate legislation ever passed by Congress, and will invest roughly $370 billion in renewable energy, electric vehicles and other climate programs.

    Plus: the Senate’s spending bill leaves states on their own to ease the burden of childcare costs.

    And: the great Serena Williams’ next chapter.

    Guests: Axios' Ben Geman and Dana Goldstein, national correspondent at the New York Times.
    Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.
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    Why the climate bill's Senate passage matters

    What's inside Democrats' $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill

    Child care subsidies would send 1.2 million women into the workforce, new paper finds


    With Child Care Scarce, States Try to Fix ‘a Broken Market’ (New York Times)



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    The FBI searches Mar-a-Lago

    The FBI searches Mar-a-Lago

    Former President Donald Trump said on Monday that the FBI searched his Florida residence at Mar-a-Lago. Two sources familiar with the matter told Axios’s Jonathan Swan that it was their understanding the search was related to documents taken from the White House -- documents that may have been classified.

    Plus: a series of killings shakes a Muslim community in New Mexico.

    And: some news about Axios.

    Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev; Gino Gutierrez, reporter for KSFR; and Samia Assed, Albuquerque resident and activist.
    Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.
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    Trump says Mar-a-Lago raided by FBI

    Murders of four Muslim men prompt New Mexico to boost police presence

    Axios agrees to sell to Cox Enterprises for $525 million


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    • 11 min
    Senate Democrats' massive victory

    Senate Democrats' massive victory

    Democrats on Sunday passed a sweeping $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill after 24 straight hours of debate. The Inflation Reduction Act includes lowering the cost of prescription drugs, raising taxes on corporations - and the largest investment in clean energy and emissions cuts the Senate has ever passed.

    Plus: Why this weekend’s conflict in Gaza was different.

    And: rents are skyrocketing everywhere.

    Guests: Axios' Alayna Treene, Barak Ravid and Emily Peck.
    Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.
    Go deeper:

    Senate Democrats pass $740 billion tax, climate and health care bill

    Gaza ceasefire to take effect Sunday night

    Remote workers pushed up incomes and home prices in these cities


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    • 11 min
    The new Senate landscape for the midterms

    The new Senate landscape for the midterms

    Five states held primaries this week in a big test for Trump’s political power. In Kansas, the abortion rights victory is cementing Democrats abortion focus ahead of the midterms.
    Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Josh Kraushaar.
    Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.
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    Kansas referendum boosts Democrats' midterm focus on abortion

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    Can we still fix our response to monkeypox?

    Can we still fix our response to monkeypox?

    California is the latest state to declare a state of emergency over the monkeypox outbreak. The CDC says more than 6,600 U.S. cases of monkeypox have been reported since May, and as that number grows so does pressure for more government action.

    Plus, back to school could mean disease outbreaks beyond COVID.

    And, credit card balances are soaring.

    Guests: Axios' Tina Reed, Arielle Dreher, and Courtenay Brown.
    Credits: Axios Today is produced by Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alexandra Botti, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Lydia McMullen-Laird, Alex Sugiura, and Ben O'Brien. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. You can text questions, comments and story ideas to Niala as a text or voice memo to 202-918-4893.
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

SciFi7 ,

How I begin most mornings

I have a short trip to work, and so for me, this podcast is just about the right length, and for my usual sleepy state in the morning, just about the right depth. I have mixed emotions about the soundtracks that they play with the various news stories; the music does help focus your attention, but also might be a little heavy on playing to your emotions. I must admit, that when I listen to Axios, it does seem like the reporters have become old friends, and I enjoy their daily visit.

Shark_MD ,

Good length & topic choice. Bad bias.

I listen ~75% of mornings for the last ~2 years.

Axios does a terrible job at giving both sides a “fair shake” at an issue and I say that as someone who has never, and likely never will vote anything other than democrat.

Sometimes it’s subtle but they will make a statement as if it’s a fact that everyone can agree upon when it is in fact only one opinion on an issue, and an opinion on which good faith people can respectfully disagree.

Overall the podcast keeps me informed and I love the length, but I think it is contributing to hyper-partisanship.

OldGoldSinger2381 ,

Leading Questions

Niala asks FAR too many leading questions of her guests. Either ask open-ended questions and trust your guests to provide insight to the listeners, or just tell the whole story yourself. Why does a guest need to be there if Niala asks a pointed question that ends “…, right?”

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