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Dan Benjamin brings you news, thoughts, commentary, and analysis.

    Episode 77: June 16, 2021

    Episode 77: June 16, 2021

    The latest news, analysis, and opinions from Dan Benjamin.


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    Livestream: Biden To Hold Press Conference After Putin Meeting : NPRThe Latest: Putin: Russia, US to hold cybersecurity talksUS coronavirus: Cases of Delta variant are 'rapidly increasing' in US, expert says - CNNMoscow orders mandatory vaccinations after spike in COVID cases | National | union-bulletin.comRoyal Caribbean Postpones Sailings On ‘Odyssey Of The Seas’ After Crew Members Test Positive For COVID – CBS MiamiA fifth of asymptomatic Covid patients develop long Covid: study - France 24More evidence suggests COVID-19 was in US by Christmas 2019Congress to receive Pentagon UFO report TODAY - as one Rep says alien craft ARE from deep space and NOT sent by PutinThe 14 biggest announcements from Nintendo Direct at E3 2021 - PolygonOn a growth tear, DuckDuckGo reveals it picked up $100M in secondary investment last year | TechCrunchShelby Houlihan Blames A Burrito For Her Ban From Tokyo Olympics : NPRAging process hasn't slowed down for humans - we're just not dying younger - Study FindsDavid Bowie's Painting That Sold For $4 At A Thrift Store Is Now Up For Auction : NPRCustomer Finds 7-Foot Alligator Inside Florida Post Office | HuffPostMan Rescued After 2 Days Stuck Inside Giant Fan At California Vineyard | HuffPost‘Spider apocalypse’ hits Australia covering countryside in eerie blankets of cobwebs after biblical mouse plague

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    Episode 76: May 26, 2021

    Episode 76: May 26, 2021

    The latest news, analysis, and opinions from Dan Benjamin.


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    Bitcoin ($BTC) News: Iran Bans Cryptocurrency Mining on Shortages of Power - BloombergBiden: Intel community torn between 'two likely scenarios' on COVID-19 outbreak source | Fox NewsMild coronavirus infection leaves behind lasting antibody protection, research suggests | Fox NewsHalf Of All U.S. Adults Are Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 : Coronavirus Updates : NPRUS coronavirus: Experts say those who are not inoculated against Covid-19 shouldn't rely on protection from those who are - CNNThe differences between disease elimination, eradication and herd immunity -- and what it means for Covid-19 - CNNDrinking any amount of alcohol is harmful to the brain, study warns  | Daily Mail OnlineAmazon buying MGM for $8.45B after Apple talks fizzled out - 9to5MacYou can now hide like counts on Instagram and Facebook - The VergeInstagram launches a new section for shopping product drops | TechCrunchBuildup to super blood moon eclipses the finaleGuy Fieri, Cable's Highest-Paid Chef, Hopes to Save His Industry With 'Restaurant Reboot'A Fungus Is Pushing Cicada Sex Into Hyperdrive And Leaving Them Dismembered : NPRKelly Clarkson to replace Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime slot | Fox NewsGoogle Strikes Deal With Hospital Chain to Develop Healthcare Algorithms - WSJLemonade on Twitter: "For example, when a user files a claim, they record a video on their phone and explain what happened. Our AI carefully analyzes these videos for signs of fraud. It can pick up non-verbal cues that traditional insurers can't, since they don’t use a digital claims process. (4/7)" / Twitter

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    Episode 75: April 20, 2021

    Episode 75: April 20, 2021

    The latest news, analysis, and opinions from Dan Benjamin.


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    Cannabis banking act passes U.S. House with bipartisan support | TechCrunchPentagon UFO video: Defense Department confirms leaked video taken by Navy personnel is real - CNN PoliticsU.S. issues warning to keep kids and pets away from Peloton treadmillsTexas bill to carry gun without permit advances to state senate | Texas | The GuardianResearch Reveals 2.5 Billion T. Rexes Once Inhabited Earth | HYPEBEAST'Ancient Aliens' Dr. Kaku Says New UFOs a Sign of Highly Advanced Aliens, PossiblyHow Hideki Matsuyama became Japan's new national hero - CNNWATCH: N.C. man throws rabid bobcat after it attacks wife in wild video — Bobcat attacks woman, husband grabs it and throws it across lawn. Cat runs back underneath car, husband shoots it. Bobcat had rabies.‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name — He named the 6.7-foot (2 meter) monster Dracopristis hoffmanorum, or Hoffman’s Dragon Shark, in honor of the New Mexico family that owns the land in the Manzano Mountains where the fossils were found. Hodnett says the area is rife with fossils and easy to access because of a quarry and other commercial digging operations.

    The name also harkens to the dragon-like jawline and 2.5-foot (0.75-meter) fin spines that inspired the discovery’s initial nickname, “Godzilla Shark.”A New ‘Denim Cycle’? After a Decade, Jeans Move From Skinny to Loose - The New York TimesColorful coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals — Hall's company Dying Art, makes unique custom caskets which reflect the people who will eventually lay inside them, whether it's a love for fire engines, a cream doughnut or Lego. What to Expect From Apple's April 20 Event: New iPads, AirTags and More - MacRumorsCOVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanded to all adults under Biden’s directive | Fox NewsOtters test positive for COVID-19, Georgia Aquarium says | Fox NewsDisinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises - CNNWillie Nelson calls on Biden to recognize 4/20 as a national marijuana holiday | Fox NewsNASA just made history by flying an autonomous helicopter on MarsFacebook is making it easier to export text posts - The VergeTexas shooting: search for fugitive after three people killed in Austin | Texas | The GuardianNASA’s Ingenuity helicopter achieves historic powered flight on Mars - The VergeClubhouse closes an undisclosed $4Bn valuation Series C round, as tech giants’ clones circle | TechCrunchFacebook’s social audio plans include podcast discovery and a Clubhouse clone - VoxReddit Talk is a Clubhouse competitor for subreddits - The VergeReport: Premium podcasts subscription service to be announced at the Apple event - 9to5MacTwo men killed in Tesla car crash 'without driver' in seat - BBC News

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    Episode 74: April 16, 2021

    Episode 74: April 16, 2021

    The latest news, analysis, and opinions from Dan Benjamin.


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    Police trying to identify gunman, motive in FedEx shootingGunman with 'mental issues' killed after opening fire at San Antonio International Airport | Daily Mail OnlineInside President Biden’s New Gun-Control Actions - WSJWHO chief says COVID-19 infection rate approaching highest ...Pfizer CEO says third Covid vaccine dose likely needed within 12 monthsCOVID-19 is much deadlier in Brazil than India and no one knows why - Chicago TribuneGym That Defied Lockdown Linked to at Least 580 Infections And One DeathThe Pandemic Ignited a Housing Boom—but It’s Different From the Last One - WSJJeff Bezos releases final letter to Amazon shareholdersTrial of Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Depression | NEJMApple Music Reveals How Much It Pays When You Stream a Song - WSJIntel, Nvidia, TSMC execs agree: Chip shortage could last into 2023 | Ars TechnicaDogecoin (DOGE) price: Meme cryptocurrency's rise sparks bubble fearsFrance outlaws sex with children aged under 15Beloved teacher’s double life revealed after he dies in cartel robbery, sheriff saysHybrid monkey-human embryos created in lab for first time in scientific breakthrough - Daily Star

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    Episode 73: April 14, 2021

    Episode 73: April 14, 2021

    The latest news, analysis, and opinions from Dan Benjamin.


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    First Thing: officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright resigns | | The GuardianChina warns US to stop 'playing with fire' on Taiwan | Fox NewsTexas Man Arrested for Trying to "Kill the Internet" | IECoinbase Makes Its Debut—and Bitcoin Arrives on Wall Street | WIREDCoinbase is here: A cryptocurrency exchange goes publicPonzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82US coronavirus: CDC advisers will meet today about the J&J vaccine. Here's what experts and state leaders say about the pause - CNNJ&J vaccine: FDA, CDC call for pause in use after 6 reported cases of rare blood clots - The Washington PostIn German hospital, doctors worried as younger patients fill beds - France 24Apple respiratory study now recruiting, aims to find if Apple Watch can detect COVID-19 early - 9to5MacBPA-like chemical raising concern of ‘alarming’ brain damage: study | Fox NewsDestabilization of the Alzheimer’s amyloid-β protofibrils by THC: A molecular dynamics simulation study - ScienceDirectSyphilis Is Raging Again And Dating Apps, Meth Offer Reasons Why : Shots - Health News : NPRFord reveals BlueCruise name for its hands-free driving system | Fox NewsAustralian firm Azimuth unlocked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone for the FBI - The Washington PostAfternoon Emergency: Ellen DeGeneres Daytime Talk Show Drops to All Time Low Ratings, Down 11% in One Week | Showbiz411Sony’s new PS5 update includes surprise improvements to HDR and 120Hz support - The VergeWatches for Men: GQ Guide to Watches | GQSpotify Continues to Remove Joe Rogan Episodes — 42 Shows Deleted

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    Episode 72: April 12, 2021

    Episode 72: April 12, 2021

    The latest news, analysis, and opinions from Dan Benjamin.


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    Major White House news: Biden’s dog to receive anti-biting training offsite | Joe Biden | The GuardianTrump's heir? Pence reemerges, lays groundwork for 2024 runBiden plans to connect every American to broadband in new infrastructure package - The VergeBiden singles out Amazon for not paying federal taxes | ReutersAP-NORC poll: Biden bolstered by strong marks on pandemicPrince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's longtime consort, will be laid to rest in low-key funeral ceremony - CNNGun background checks soar to record in March following mass shootings and gun-control bills - CNNSpaceX Mars rocket prototype explodes during test flight - CNNGerman leaders meet as some halt AstraZeneca for under-60sModerna and Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccines Are Very Effective, Report Says - The New York TimesHow COVID-19 Affected People With OCD and Anxiety - The AtlanticOngoing trial shows Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine remains highly effective after six months - CNNCan I still spread the coronavirus after I'm vaccinated? | Fox NewsModerna Covid jab antibodies last six months | News | The TimesUS may not need Aztrazeneca vaccine, Fauci says | Fox NewsExhaled aerosol increases with COVID-19 infection, age, and obesity | PNASIsraeli data shows South African variant able to 'break through' Pfizer vaccine | The Times of IsraelJ&J vaccine suspended at Georgia site after 8 people have adverse reactions – WSB-TV Channel 2 - AtlantaFauci 'not sure' why Texas doesn't have COVID uptick after nixing masksDramatic Drop in Colds and Flu Raises Question: Masks Forever? : Shots - Health News : NPRPhoebe Waller-Bridge Lands Lead Opposite Harrison Ford In ‘Indiana Jones 5’ | ETCanada.com‘American Gods’ Canceled At Starz; No Season 4 But Maybe A TV Movie – Deadline‘Outlander’ Renewed For Season 7 By Starz Ahead Of Season 6 Premiere – DeadlineIran's nuclear chief says Natanz centrifuge facility hit by 'terrorism' - The Jerusalem PostComcast Weighs Pulling Universal’s Movies From HBO Max, Netflix - BloombergNetflix Buys 'Knives Out' Sequels for $450 Million - Variety'Clockwork Orange' Droogs Cameo in 'Space Jam' Trailer, Pepe SidelinedKim Kardashian Is Officially A Billionaire, According To Forbes | Glamour UKEXCLUSIVE: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection are being remastered in 4K for 4K Blu-ray and Disney+ release | Home Release News | The Digital Fix[VIDEO] ‘Star Trek: Picard’: John de Lancie to Play Q in Season 2 | TVLineCOMPUTERS could soon write film scripts by analysing popular movie tropes | Daily Mail OnlineClubhouse data leak: 1.3 million scraped user records leaked online for free | CyberNewsFacebook is Testing a Clubhouse-Inspired Audio Feature Called HotlineApple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is back in its all-online format - AppleMac Shipments More Than Doubled in First Three Months of 2021 Compared to Same Period in 2020 - MacRumorsSpotify acquires live audio app Locker Room creator Betty Labs to launch its own Clubhouse competitor - The VergeAmazon admits the 'peeing in bottles thing' is real, sidesteps blameCloudflare Pages is now Generally AvailableMicrodosing psychedelic drugs associated with increases in conscientiousness and reductions in neuroticism​Casio launches first G-Shock Wear OS smartwatchMonkeys on the loose: Search underway for monkeys that reportedly escaped private collection in OhioHasbro Robosen Auto-Transforming Optimus Prime Robot | HYPEBEASTBoston Dynamics’ robot dog Spot has been taught to pee beer on command - The Verge

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Ericthered888 ,

informative & fun

recommend this show for light news summaries - choice of items is generally interesting and analysis insightful

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High quality daily news show!

I’m a longtime Dan Benjamin fan, who does many great shows like Back to Work and Road Work. I usually catch this show live on YouTube. It’s a great break in the day, where Dan covers current news with wonderful insight and a side of humor. Audio quality is top notch and a joy to listen to!

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