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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.

    The Latest: Bernie Sanders Drops Out

    The Latest: Bernie Sanders Drops Out

    Bernie Sanders has suspended his 2020 presidential campaign, marking the end of a quest to the White House that began five years ago. We look at why Sanders is calling his campaign an ideological victory, and how he plans to champion his messages as a senator working with the Democratic Party.

    “The Latest,” from the team behind “The Daily,” brings you the most important developments on today’s biggest news stories. You can find more information about it here.

    • 6 min
    A Crisis Inside the Navy

    A Crisis Inside the Navy

    Note: This episode contains strong language.

    The upheaval and anguish caused by the pandemic led to a series of actions that cost both the captain of an aircraft carrier and the head of the Navy their jobs. Today, we explore how the coronavirus has created a crisis inside the service.

    Guest: Eric Schmitt, who covers terrorism and national security for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

    Background reading: In a letter that leaked to the news media, Capt. Brett E. Crozier described what he said were the Navy’s failures to provide the resources to combat the virus spreading aboard his aircraft carrier. Now the captain himself has tested positive for Covid-19.Thomas B. Modly, acting Navy secretary, condemned the ousted captain to his former crew on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. Days later, Mr. Modly resigned.

    • 23 min
    Wisconsin's Pandemic Primary

    Wisconsin's Pandemic Primary

    Against the advice of public health officials and the wishes of its own governor, Wisconsin will hold its Democratic primary today — in the middle of a pandemic. So how did that happen? Guest: Astead W. Herndon, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

    Background reading: The political and legal fight between Wisconsin’s conservative state legislature and its Democratic governor was only the first round of an expected national fight over voting rights during the coronavirus crisis.

    • 29 min
    A Historic Unemployment Crisis

    A Historic Unemployment Crisis

    To contain the pandemic, the U.S. government has brought the economy to a halt. Today, we explore one result of their containment efforts: one of the worst unemployment crises in American history. Guest: Jim Tankersley, a reporter covering economic and tax policy for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

    Background reading: The national unemployment rate is probably around 13 percent, The Times estimated. “Scary things are going on in our life right now,” one idled Lyft driver said.Whole sectors of the U.S. economy have gone dark to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s what comes next.

    • 24 min
    The Sunday Read: The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune

    The Sunday Read: The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune

    On this week’s “Sunday Read,” the magazine writer Jack Hitt introduces his story of how one 1960s bondage-film actress waged legal combat with a toy company for ownership over her husband’s mail-order aquatic-pet empire. The story is as crazy as it sounds.

    This story was recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

    • 33 min
    A Bit of Relief: Introducing 'Sugar Calling'

    A Bit of Relief: Introducing 'Sugar Calling'

    Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from a new Times audio series called “Sugar Calling,” hosted by the best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. Each week, Cheryl will call a writer she admires in search of insight and courage. She’s turning to some of the most prolific writers of our time — all over the age of 60 — to ask the questions on all our minds: How do we stay calm when everything has been upended? How do we muster courage when fear is all around us?

    To start, Cheryl reaches out to the author George Saunders, her old friend and mentor.

    "Sugar Calling" is a new podcast by The New York Times. You can listen to the full version of the first episode here.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
57.8K Ratings

57.8K Ratings

Tennishomie555 ,

left leaning podcast - hear me out

I'm not necessarily democrat or republican, I believe in good people with worthy ideas. this podcast has a tendency to minimize and at times, demonize republicans while making democrats out to be victims. I've just started listening about two weeks ago and I don't think I've yet to hear anything halfway decent about the right. while they don't quite praise the left, the language used makes it clear where this podcast and the guests stand politically. I enjoy the format, it's well produced, and a lot of the information is interesting and well presented... but for example, the episode about the Wisconsin primary i just listened to... I'm in agreement with the democrats here, the primary should be postponed, but they took shots at republicans for about 30 minutes straight, asked what I felt were some leading questions, and interviewed a left leaning guest (as always). I'd expect more of a balanced perspective from a company that is so proud of over two decades of reporting, but hey, there's going to be biased in everything.

LRMH2 ,

Wouldn’t miss this. [HEY, few 🗣 are perfect]

Especially during this shared crises, but since its inception, this podcast has enriched my knowledge, understanding and my spirit. [I did wince once or twice at the tone/follow up ?s in the Fauci interview.]. I wouldn’t miss an episode. Thanks to the whole team involved (appreciate getting to know your individual roles) and the strength of the NYT that “feeds” it.

RBListening ,

A Lifeline!

The show has achieved such a great balance of very targeted Covid-19 stories and background human stories. I’m so impressed! Michael Barbaro echoes many of the concerns and anxieties I’ve been feeling, and the guest hosts provide an enlivening diversity of perspectives. This podcast is really a social service in these crazy times—a lifeline!

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