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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

    Putin Is in a Dangerous Spot

    Putin Is in a Dangerous Spot

    With the war turning towards Ukraine’s favor, Vladimir Putin is becoming more isolated and more dangerous. Can Ukrainians expel the Russians—or the Russians expel Putin—while avoiding the worst-case scenario?

    Guest: Bryan Bender, senior national correspondent for POLITICO.

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    • 25 min
    TBD | Could the Supreme Court Kill the Internet As We Know It?

    TBD | Could the Supreme Court Kill the Internet As We Know It?

    Twenty-six words defined the internet as we know it today. What happens if they’re deleted?
    Guest: Jeff Kosseff
    Host: Lizzie O'Leary

    The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet
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    • 30 min
    Congress Can't Quit the Stock Market

    Congress Can't Quit the Stock Market

    A bipartisan effort to prevent members of Congress from trading stock while in office is wildly popular. But so far, no such bill has gained much traction on Capitol Hill. Why? 
    Guest: Sam Brodey, congressional reporter for The Daily Beast. 
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    • 26 min
    The Baby Formula Crisis Is Still Happening

    The Baby Formula Crisis Is Still Happening

    The drastic shortage of infant formula this spring revealed how flaws in food regulation and the supply chain can threaten this most vulnerable part of our population—and everyone else.
    Guest: Helena Bottemiller Evich, founder of Food Fix, a publication about food policy.

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    • 27 min
    What Venezuelan Migrants Are Fleeing

    What Venezuelan Migrants Are Fleeing

    Venezuela has lost about a fifth of its population since its economic collapse in 2014. Roughly 6.8 million people have fled the country, creating one of the largest refugee crises in the world. Why does Venezuela’s free-fall continue? And how is the U.S. government responding to increasing numbers of Venezuelan refugees?
    Guest: Cindy Arnson, a distinguished fellow at The Wilson Center and former director of its Latin American Program.
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    • 28 min
    TBD | The Philosopher With Silicon Valley's Ear

    TBD | The Philosopher With Silicon Valley's Ear

    Longtermism, the idea that positively influencing the future is a key moral priority of our time, is hot in Silicon Valley. But does it miss the bigger picture?
    Guests: William MacAskill, Robert Wright
    Host: Lizzie O'Leary

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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Audio mixing

When listening on our car stereo, the voices come in at all different volumes. I find myself turning the volume down when the host is speaking and during commercials and back up when other audio clips / speakers come on.
I love the reporting but I wish the levels were even across all recordings/speakers for an easier and more enjoyable listening experience.

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“Right?”

A lot of the topics are interesting. I want to listen. But, when the guest and then the host continually say “Right?” after making a point, then I have to stop listening. If you constantly need validation that someone is listening or understanding, we’ll, then, maybe you are not the expert needed for this discussion. I understand that it is just a phrase. But, this podcast has professional editors and producers. Cut the unnecessary (and annoying) filler. Make your production sound professional and confident.

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