What A Day cuts through all the chaos and crimes to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 20 minutes. Hosts Tre’vell Anderson, Priyanka Aribindi and Josie Duffy Rice break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by people whose parents read to them as children. New episodes Monday through Friday at 5 a.m. EST.
Puff Puff Pardon
President Biden announced Thursday he will pardon federal marijuana convictions. The order will impact a few thousand people, since most cannabis convictions happen at the state level, but it will also revisit how cannabis is classified with other drugs under federal law.
As Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russia continues to gain ground, there are now signs of growing discontent from prominent Russian officials and supporters of the war.
And in headlines: a mass shooting at a daycare center in Thailand left at least 36 people dead, a high ranking member of the Proud Boys pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is expected to resign from Congress.
Can Russia Take Its Foot Off My OPEC?
President Biden visited Florida on Wednesday to survey the damage from Hurricane Ian, which has left at least 100 people dead in that state. So far, many of those victims are older adults. Dr. Sue Ann Bell, a disaster researcher at the University of Michigan, tells us why older people are especially vulnerable during natural disasters.
The OPEC Plus coalition, led by Russia and Saudi Arabia, said it will cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day, which is expected to push energy prices higher around the world. The move would benefit Russia, and help finance its war against Ukraine.
And in headlines: anti-government protests in Iran entered a third week, actor Alec Baldwin agreed to settle with the family of Halyna Hutchins, and longtime lesbian icon Velma Hinkley comes out in the latest Scooby Doo movie.
Herschel Walk Of Shame
Conservative leaders have rallied behind Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker, following a report that he paid for an abortion for an ex-girlfriend. It's one of the first October surprises to drop ahead of the high-stakes midterm elections.
The federal government has a history of underfunding our election infrastructure, even though the people who run state and local election departments play a critical role in our democracy. Tiana Epps-Johnson, co-founder of the Center for Tech and Civic Life, tells us why America's voting system needs an upgrade.
And in headlines: North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan for the first time in five years, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could chip away at the Voting Rights Act, and European regulators voted to standardize charging cables for portable devices.
L.A. Hopes For A New Sheriff In Town
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Puerto Rico on Monday, weeks after Hurricane Fiona tore through the island. The trip – and the pledges of support – was markedly different from when then-President Trump arrived after Hurricane Maria five years ago.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who is up for re-election in November, is embroiled in another controversy – this time, over a probe targeting a prominent local official, an outspoken critic of the sheriff.
And in headlines: UK Prime Minister Liz Truss dropped a plan to slash the tax rate for the wealthy, Native American activist and actor Sacheen Littlefeather has died, and Kim Kardashian settled with the SEC over an alleged cryptocurrency "pump and dump" scheme.
I'm Sorry, Justice Jackson
Florida's death toll from Hurricane Ian soared to at least 74 over the weekend, and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still do not have electricity. President Biden plans to visit the state Wednesday, after a stop in Puerto Rico to survey damage from Hurricane Fiona.
The Supreme Court begins its new term today, with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson becoming the first-ever Black woman to serve on the bench. But she joins a divided, conservative-majority court, which is set to hear major cases on affirmative action, voting, and LGBTQ rights.
And in headlines: at least 125 people died in the chaos following an Indonesian soccer match, American prisoners were released from Venezuela and Iran, and the makers of Monster energy drinks won a lawsuit against rival Bang Energy for false advertising.
Tracking The Devastation Of Hurricane Ian
After leaving a trail of destruction in southern Florida, Hurricane Ian is expected to make a second landfall in South Carolina on Friday. Officials in Charleston are bracing for intense rain, higher-than-usual tides, and a storm surge across the state’s coast.
Russian President Vladimir Putin today plans to formally annex separatist regions of Ukraine that supposedly voted to join the Russian Federation. Ukraine and its western allies have called it an illegal "land grab."
And in headlines: a group of Republican-led states sued the Biden administration over its plan to cancel some student debt, California made it easier for farm workers to join unions, and Ginni Thomas sat for an interview with the House January 6th committee.
I love this freakin’ show!!!
Every time I listen to the show, I crack up! The writers are great. The hosts are great. Love the music.
It’s the only way I can get my news with a smile on my face as depressing as the news can be these days.
But my favorite host has to be. Tre’vell Anderson, this person leaves me in stitches.
Thanks for all the wonderful content and keep up the good work!
From: A former military journalist
Episodes hosted by Tre’vell are unlistenable
I love Pod Save America, Hysteria, and Lovett or Leave It so much that I continued checking out other Crooked Media podcasts. What A Day seemed great at first when I was mostly hearing Gideon, but now Tre’vell seems to be the host they use most often, along with Priyanka. I find them both obnoxious to listen to. It’s like listening to high school students reading the news, simply spouting off some bullet points likely written by someone else, in a whiny manner, then following it up with their recycled, emotional terms to evaluate it, such as “horrifying” as if they need to hold the audience’s hand to make sure they reach that conclusion, even when it is obviously bad news. It’s borderline condescending. But Tre’vell is easily the more annoying of the two, always dragging out syllables in his words for what is probably meant to be comedic effect, but it all just comes off childish, and when I’m getting my news, childish is not the tone I want. I understand the value of the entertainment element making the information in the news more accessible to the audience, but there are better ways to do this. On Pod Save America, for example, they are far superior at finding this balance.
Tre’vell is awesome
I love getting the news from Tre’vell. So much more genuine and real than a bland Tom Brokaw clone