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Apple News In Conversation brings you interviews with some of the world’s best journalists and experts about the stories that impact our lives. Join us every week as we go behind the headlines.

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    • 3.8 • 146 Ratings

Apple News In Conversation brings you interviews with some of the world’s best journalists and experts about the stories that impact our lives. Join us every week as we go behind the headlines.

    Think Again: Malcolm Gladwell’s tips for changing a stubborn mind

    Think Again: Malcolm Gladwell’s tips for changing a stubborn mind

    Think Again is a new series from Apple News In Conversation. It’s a guide to reimagining work, home, relationships, and more. In the first episode, In Conversation host Shumita Basu talks with Malcolm Gladwell about how to be more open-minded and rethink old ideas.

    • 26 min
    What it took to bring down R. Kelly

    What it took to bring down R. Kelly

    For decades, R. Kelly’s career flourished despite disturbing rumors of sexual assault. Now the singer is finally being held accountable. He was sentenced in June to 30 years in prison for sex trafficking and racketeering, and a second federal trial starts August 15. Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu spoke with journalist Jim DeRogatis, who broke the allegations against R. Kelly in 2000.

    • 20 min
    Inside the dark corners of the internet that breed mass shooters

    Inside the dark corners of the internet that breed mass shooters

    There’s a common thread between the suspects behind the killing of 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso in 2019, the mass shooting in Buffalo in May, and the attack on a crowd in Highland Park on Independence Day: They were all radicalized online and left behind a trail of digital activity. NBC News reporter Ben Collins spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about how online spaces are leading to extremism and producing a generation of mass shooters. Below are excerpts from the interview.

    • 25 min
    Why air travel is such a mess — and what to know before your next flight

    Why air travel is such a mess — and what to know before your next flight

    This was supposed to be the summer of revenge travel. Instead, air travelers have faced long lines, lost bags, and canceled flights. Scott McCartney has been covering the airline industry for more than two decades. He spoke with Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu about how things got so bad — and what can we do about it. Below are excerpts from the interview.

    • 25 min
    Her son was briefly out of sight during a picnic. She was arrested for child abuse

    Her son was briefly out of sight during a picnic. She was arrested for child abuse

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of children in the U.S. are removed from their homes and placed in foster care by child-protective services. But is this the best way to protect our kids? Apple News In Conversation host Shumita Basu spoke with Dorothy Roberts, author of the book ‘Torn Apart,’ who argues that America’s child-welfare system does more harm than good — and needs to be abolished.

    • 21 min
    Why the news is so broken, according to one of the first journalists to cover Trump’s campaign

    Why the news is so broken, according to one of the first journalists to cover Trump’s campaign

    Katy Tur’s parents were trailblazers in the journalism world. In the ’80s and ’90s, they revolutionized the breaking-news model, literally flying over the competition in their own chopper to capture Los Angeles’s biggest stories — from Madonna and Sean Penn’s wedding to the 1992 L.A. riots. Katy Tur grew up to be a journalist herself — she’s now an anchor on MSNBC — and she writes about her life in her new memoir, Rough Draft. In an interview with Apple New In Conversation host Shumita Basu, Tur discusses her unusual childhood and the direct line from the model of journalism her parents created to the rise of Donald Trump.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

IsnerPR ,

Great in-depth review of non-typical stories

These days the news is focused around 2-3 specific issues on a rotating cycle. It’s always nice to listen to the topics on this podcast go outside the box and explore some different stories and how they’re still relevant. Great guests and in-depth analysis. The hosts doesn’t lean one way or the other politically, sometimes guests do but that’s why they’re speaking to begin with.

Joshua_Aggie ,

Non-Moderate Podcast

I thought, based on Tim Cook’s prior statements during interviews, that Apple would respect the believes of those on the left and the right. Unfortunately, this podcast leans a specific way, and is very clear in its messaging. The podcast is definitely not centered, and this disappoints me, especially coming from Apple.

on-d-go ,

Nice one.

However, at times it's somewhat confusing to understand if it's the guest speaking or the host. Would be great if it has something like a surround sound where the host and the guest are speaking from different directions.

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