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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 and Sabrina Tavernise. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at nytimes.com/audioapp

    The Crypto Comeback

    The Crypto Comeback

    This month, customers of FTX — Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency exchange, which collapsed in 2022 — were told that they would get their money back, with interest.

    David Yaffe-Bellany, our technology reporter, explains what was behind this change in fortune and what it says about the improbable resurgence of crypto.

    Guest: David Yaffe-Bellany, a technology reporter for The New York Times, covering the crypto industry from San Francisco.

    • 23 min
    Was the 401(k) a Mistake?

    Was the 401(k) a Mistake?

    The first generation to be fully reliant on 401(k) plans is now starting to retire. As that happens, it is becoming clear just how broken the system is. Michael Steinberger, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, explains.

    • 29 min
    The Sunday Read: ‘Why Did This Guy Put a Song About Me on Spotify?’

    The Sunday Read: ‘Why Did This Guy Put a Song About Me on Spotify?’

    Have you heard the song “Brett Martin, You a Nice Man, Yes”?

    Probably not. On Spotify, “Brett Martin, You a Nice Man, Yes” has not yet accumulated enough streams to even register a tally. Even Brett Martin, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the titular Nice Man, didn’t hear the 1 minute 14 second song until last summer, a full 11 years after it was uploaded by an artist credited as Papa Razzi and the Photogs.

    When Martin stumbled on “Brett Martin, You a Nice Man, Yes,” he naturally assumed it was about a different, more famous Brett Martin: perhaps Brett Martin, the left-handed reliever who until recently played for the Texas Rangers; or Brett Martin, the legendary Australian squash player; or even Clara Brett Martin, the Canadian who in 1897 became the British Empire’s first female lawyer. Only when the singer began referencing details of stories that he made for public radio’s “This American Life” almost 20 years ago did he realize the song was actually about him. The song ended, “I really like you/Will you be my friend?/Will you call me on the phone?” Then it gave a phone number, with a New Hampshire area code.

    So, he called.

    • 30 min
    'The Interview': Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Has an Antidote to Our Climate Delusions

    'The Interview': Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Has an Antidote to Our Climate Delusions

    The scientist talks to David Marchese about how to overcome the “soft” climate denial that keeps us buying junk.

    • 28 min
    The Campus Protesters Explain Themselves

    The Campus Protesters Explain Themselves

    This episode contains explicit language.

    Over recent months, protests over the war in Gaza have rocked college campuses across the United States.

    As students graduate and go home for the summer, three joined “The Daily” to discuss why they got involved, what they wanted to say and how they ended up facing off against each other.

    • 50 min
    The Make-or-Break Testimony of Michael Cohen

    The Make-or-Break Testimony of Michael Cohen

    This episode contains explicit language.

    Michael Cohen, Donald J. Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, took the stand in the former president’s hush-money trial.
    Jonah E. Bromwich, a criminal justice reporter, discusses how Mr. Cohen could cause problems for Mr. Trump himself.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
96.1K Ratings

96.1K Ratings

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Doing the best they can

I appreciate the difficulty in covering any story in this insane lack of facts environment we live in. Even if I don’t totally agree with every podcast I appreciate the journalistic integrity. These are highly qualified reporters.

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On the decline

Used to be my favorite, must listen to news pod every day. But even as a left leaning liberal Democrat, the bias towards far left viewpoints has gone so far it’s obnoxious. I come for good journalistic integrity, and I truly think this has been compromised, especially since the Israel-Gaza conflict started and associated campus reactions (though not limited to this topic). Sabrina Tavernise’s emotional reactions and ardent validation she expresses to guests in interviews is distracting. Least of evils I guess though if looking for pods like this…

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Michael

Thank you for pushing details from the 401K dude. Is he saying 401K is good or bad? -Lana

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