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The Blurry Line Between Rap Star and Crime Boss
As a racketeering trial begins in Atlanta, much of the focus is on the high-profile defendant, the best-selling rapper Young Thug.
Joe Coscarelli, a culture reporter for The New York Times, explains why, in a sense, hip-hop itself is on trial.
The Oct. 7 Warning That Israel Ignored
In the weeks since Hamas carried out its devastating terrorist attack in southern Israel, Times journalists have been trying to work out why the Israeli security services failed to prevent such a huge and deadly assault. Ronen Bergman, a correspondent for The New York Times, tells the story of one of the warnings that Israel ignored.
Sunday Special: Elon Musk at 'DealBook'
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has come to define innovation, but he can also be a lightning rod for controversy; he recently endorsed antisemitic remarks on X, formerly known as Twitter, which prompted companies to pull their advertising. In an interview recorded live at the DealBook Summit in New York with Times business reporter and columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, Musk discusses his emotional state and why he has “no problem being hated.”
To read more news about the event, visit https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/11/29/business/dealbook-summit-news
Should You Rent or Buy? The New Math.
For many millennials, buying a home has become almost entirely out of reach. Average 30-year mortgage rates are hovering around 7 percent — the highest they’ve been since 2007 — largely because of the Federal Reserve’s efforts to tame inflation. David Leonhardt, a senior writer for The New York Times, discusses whether it is time to change how we think about buying vs. renting.
The Bad Vibes Around a Good Economy
The American economy, by many measures, is doing better than it has done in years. But for many Americans, that is not how it feels. Their feelings point to an enduring mystery: Why do Americans feel so bad when the economy is so good? Jeanna Smialek, who covers the Federal Reserve and the U.S. economy for The Times, discusses a new way to understand the disconnect.
Ending Roe Was Supposed to Reduce Abortions. It Didn’t.
From the moment that Roe v. Wade was overturned, the question was just how much the change would reduce abortions across the United States. Now, more than a year later, the numbers are in. Margot Sanger-Katz, who writes about health care for The Upshot, explains why the results are not what anyone had expected.
Rent vs. Buying was a perfect addition
The episode on renting vs. buying was a great addition. I love that you hit on topics they impact our country and this one is one that is also causing a lot of Americans stress and lack of sleep. I throughly enjoyed this one!
Some episodes are presented in a silo ignoring salient facts
Overall, I find this an informative and enjoyable listen however, there are episodes presented with clear slants that ignore important factors that provide context to the subject matter. For example, a most recent episode, covered renting versus buying, and it was presented from a space of, as we stand currently in our economic climate it makes more more sense from millennials to rent versus by what it did not do was highlight what is driving those factors which would be extremely important to reinforce what is going on, it would be nice if they included the full context.
I can’t believe they let this be published. Terrible interview. The journalist lost control in the first minute.