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A Strange Moment for the U.S. Economy
Why is the economic recovery from the pandemic so uneven? Why are companies finding it hard to hire? And why are the prices of used cars surging?
Recent economic reports have commentators scratching their heads. We dig into the theories behind this strange moment for the American economy.
Guest: Ben Casselman, an economics and business reporter for The New York Times.
Prosecuting the Capitol Rioters
In the months since a pro-Trump mob breached the walls of the Capitol building, some 420 people have been arrested and charged in connection with the attack. And that number is expected to rise.
As federal prosecutors prepare for a unique challenge, we look at the twists and turns of bringing those who were in the building to justice.
Guest: Alan Feuer, a reporter covering courts and criminal justice for The New York Times.
From The Sunday Read Archive: ‘Weird Al Yankovic’s Weirdly Enduring Appeal’
In this episode of The Sunday Read, we revisit a story from our archives.
Sam Anderson claims Weird Al Yankovic is not just a parody singer — he’s “a full-on rock star, a legitimate performance monster and a spiritual technician doing important work down in the engine room of the American soul.” In these absurd times, Sam reaches into his childhood to explain the enduring appeal of an absurd artist.
A Conversation With a Dogecoin Millionaire
This episode contains strong language.
What started out as a kind of inside joke in the world of cryptocurrency has quickly become, for some, a very serious path to wealth. Today we explore the latest frenzy around a digital currency, what it tells us about the flaws in the old economy — and the risks and rewards of the new one.
Guest: Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The New York Times, spoke with Glauber Contessoto about his investment in dogecoin.
The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Reignited
In the past few days, the deadliest violence in years has erupted between Israel and the Palestinians. Hundreds of missiles are streaking back and forth between Gaza and cities across Israel, and there have been shocking scenes of mob violence on the streets.
Why is this happening and how much worse could it get?
Guest: Isabel Kershner, a correspondent for The New York Times based in Jerusalem.
‘Ignoring the Lie Emboldens the Liar’
Today, Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, is expected to be removed from her leadership position.
She has found herself on a lonely political island by continuing to speak out against former President Donald Trump.
We look at the factors behind her ouster and the new requirements for Republican leadership.
Guest: Catie Edmondson, a reporter in The New York Times’s Washington bureau.
The New York Times is Propoganda
Listen to Dan Crenshaw’s podcast instead of these ideological scum bags. If you can’t see the New York Times for what they are then you’re just as stupid and ideological.
The best part my very early morning beach walks is to listen to The Daily. Love Michael Barbara’s style of interviewing and the episodes are thorough and thought provoking. Starts my day out just right. I would recommend The Daily