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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    ‘Who Do You Want Controlling Your Food?’

    ‘Who Do You Want Controlling Your Food?’

    During the pandemic, the price of beef shot up. Wholesale beef prices increased more than 40 percent — more than 70 percent for certain cuts of steak.

    The conventional wisdom was that price increases simply reflected the chaos that the coronavirus had caused in the supply chain. But there’s evidence that they were in fact a reflection of a more fundamental change in the meatpacking business.

    We speak to ranchers about the consolidation of the industry and explore what it can show us about a transformation in the American economy — one much bigger than beef.

    • 54 min
    Biden Gets a Supreme Court Pick

    Biden Gets a Supreme Court Pick

    On Wednesday, it was revealed that Justice Stephen Breyer, the senior member of the Supreme Court’s liberal wing, will retire from the bench.

    Democrats, and many on the left, will have breathed a sigh of relief. His decision has given President Biden the chance to nominate a successor while Democrats control the Senate.

    We take a look at the legacy of Justice Breyer’s time on the court, why he chose to retire now and how President Biden might decide on his successor.

    • 26 min
    We Need to Talk About Covid, Part 1

    We Need to Talk About Covid, Part 1

    It appears that the United States may be at a turning point in the pandemic. The contagiousness of the Omicron variant has many people resigned to the fact that they probably will be infected; this variant is, relative to its predecessors and in most cases, milder; and there is universal vaccine access for those old enough to receive a shot.

    So, The Times commissioned a poll of 4,400 Americans to discover how they are thinking about the pandemic and gauge how, and when, we might pivot to living with the virus.

    We explore the results of this poll — and the divides in opinion by age, vaccination status and politics.

    • 26 min
    How Partying Could Be Boris Johnson’s Undoing

    How Partying Could Be Boris Johnson’s Undoing

    When allegations first emerged in November about parties held at 10 Downing Street, the residence and offices of the British prime minister, during a strict Covid lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson waved them away.

    Yet in the weeks since, the scandal has only grown, with public outrage building as more instances and details of lockdown parties at Downing Street have emerged.

    Some voters in Britain have long been willing to overlook the foibles of Mr. Johnson’s character, but this is a scandal that poses an existential threat to his leadership.

    • 25 min
    Documenting a Death by Euthanasia

    Documenting a Death by Euthanasia

    This episode contains strong language.

    Marieke Vervoort was a champion Paralympic athlete from Belgium. In 2016, Vervoort, who had a progressive disease, announced her retirement from professional sports and spoke of her desire to undergo euthanasia.

    Today, we hear Vervoort’s story from Lynsey Addario, a photojournalist who documented the end of her life.

    “In most of my experiences covering Iraq and Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of Congo and Darfur, I’m photographing people who are trying not to die,” Lynsey said. “Marieke was the first person I had really met who wanted to die.”

    • 36 min
    The Sunday Read: ‘How Disgust Explains Everything’

    The Sunday Read: ‘How Disgust Explains Everything’

    What is “disgust”? Molly Young, a journalist with The New York Times, considers the evolutionary and social uses of this “universal aspect of life” to identify the impact of disgust in its physical, psychological and linguistic manifestations.

    Young explains the different forms of disgust, analyzing how the reactions they elicit play out in the body and mind, and why it is in many ways cultural. She explains how disgust shapes our behavior, technology, relationships and even political leanings. It’s behind everyday purity rites; the reason we use toilet paper, wash our hands and hold cutlery; it has shadowed the rules that have governed emotion in every culture throughout time.

    Charles Darwin, the scholar William Ian Miller, the research psychologist Paul Rozin and the philosopher Aurel Kolnai, among the many others who felt compelled, Young explained, to investigate this most primal emotion.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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83.1K Ratings

83.1K Ratings

HcaZTaylor ,

Amazing show

I start every morning with Michael Barbaro. The show presents a great central story and spends time breaking down and spending time on a story. I also appreciate “here’s what else you need to know today” and giving a brief run down on other stories going on as well.

TuxDC ,

Fails without any actual Journalism

There doesn’t seem to be any vetting of people that come on, or asking legitimate questions to back up what they allow to be said on the show. If a podcast is going to talk science then have a scientist on. The host is too fine with going for mediocre entertainment show instead of podcast with journalistic integrity.

Starkinwinterfell77 ,

Yikes

Talk about slanted info

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