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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    What Israel Does Now

    What Israel Does Now

    Over the weekend Iran fired flocks of missiles and drones towards Israel, but the damage was minimal. What role did Israel’s new network of regional allies play in tamping down the attack? —and how committed to war was Iran to begin with?

    Guest: Graeme Wood, staff writer at The Atlantic.

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    • 25 min
    What Israel Does Now

    What Israel Does Now

    Over the weekend Iran fired flocks of missiles and drones towards Israel, but the damage was minimal. What role did Israel’s new network of regional allies play in tamping down the attack? —and how committed to war was Iran to begin with?

    Guest: Graeme Wood, staff writer at The Atlantic.

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    Trump In (Criminal) Court

    Trump In (Criminal) Court

    Donald Trump is appearing in court today as a criminal defendant. Why did this case take so long to go to trial, and what’s at stake for the former president? 

    Guest: Jeremy Stahl, jurisprudence editor at Slate.

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    • 26 min
    TBD | Is America Ready for Legal Psychedelics?

    TBD | Is America Ready for Legal Psychedelics?

    How the semi-legalization of marijuana has drawn a road map for legalizing psychedelics—and also provided a list of pitfalls to be avoided. 

    Guest: Jane C. Hu, science journalist and author of the newsletter The Microdose.

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    • 26 min
    TBD | Does Google Suck Now?

    TBD | Does Google Suck Now?

    Why lately our search engines just don’t seem to deliver results. 

    Guest: Jason Koebler, cofounder of 404 Media and co-host of the 404 Media Podcast. 

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    • 26 min
    The Judge Protecting Trump

    The Judge Protecting Trump

    How Florida Judge Aileen Cannon is delaying Donald Trump’s trial over classified documents taken to Mar-a-Lago—and what special prosecutor Jack Smith can do to get things moving.

    Guest: Lee Kovarsky, professor of law at University of Texas, co-director of the UT Capital Punishment Center

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Jill-lyn ,

Too many ads

I’m torn on this because I love the in depth content but the ads are long, far too frequent and so darn repetitive. Five stars if this problem is fixed!

Phototoaster lover ,

Find a new topic

Is there any other topic than bashing Trump? The ominous music you play in the background when talking about him is great too😎

Mme Blink ,

Trash audio quality

Good topics, but the audio on this podcast is too often unacceptable. There is no excuse for poor and inconsistent audio quality on a PODCAST.

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