Post Reports

Post Reports

By The Washington Post

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.


Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and the future for Democrats

Today on Post Reports, national political reporter Annie Linskey breaks down the reasons behind Joe Biden’s historic choice of Sen. Kamala D. Harris as his running mate. Sports columnist Sally Jenkins on why it takes courage to hit pause on college football. Sarah Dadouch reports on the shattered lives left behind after the blasts in Beirut last week — plus, the story of a doctor whose wedding video shoot accidentally captured the explosions and went viral. Read more:Inside Biden’s unusual VP pick process: Tough questions, 11 finalists and many lawyers.An emotional moment for Black women.Big Ten and Pac-12 leaders had the courage to exercise a rare American trait: Caution.At Beirut’s shattered port, a crater nearly 50 yards deep and small signs of previous lives.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
12/08/2029m 33s

More mail-in ballots, more problems?

Today on Post Reports, Elise Viebeck on the anxieties around voting by mail ahead of November. Phil Rucker explains how the White House failed to contain the coronavirus as the summer cases crept up. And Shibani Mahtani reports on the crackdown in Hong Kong. Read more: Anxieties about mail ballots were on full display in the latest round of primaries, highlighting worries for fall. The lost days of summer: How Trump fell short in containing the virus. Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law as political structures unravel. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
11/08/2028m 0s

America’s eviction crisis

Today on Post Reports, Renae Merle reports on why the expiration of rent relief will trigger a wave of evictions in at-risk communities. Dino Grandoni explains the fight to keep the lights on in households across the country. And, Teddy Amenabar on how to read your coronavirus test results. Read more:Evictions are likely to skyrocket as jobs remain scarce. Black renters will be hard hit. And landlords are pushing back on a federal moratorium.Congress faces pressure as states lift electricity shut-off bans during the coronavirus crisis. From swabs to antibodies: How to understand your coronavirus test results.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
10/08/2019m 29s

A new gentrification crisis

Today on Post Reports: Tracy Jan on how the pandemic is exacerbating the effects of gentrification in cities like Los Angeles. From Linah Mohammad and Hira Qureshi, how the Hulu series “Ramy” tackles taboos, and why it’s gotten criticism from the Muslim community. And Brittany Renee Mayes explains why Black-owned bookstores are seeing a boom in orders of anti-racist literature.Read more:Ethnic enclaves are struggling to fight gentrification during the pandemic.The Hulu show “Ramy” tackles taboos. But it’s also gotten criticism from the Muslim community.Demand for anti-racist literature is up. Black bookstore owners are hoping it will last.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
07/08/2023m 53s

How negligence killed scores in Beirut

Today on Post Reports, Sarah Dadouch brings us on the ground in Beirut, and Liz Sly reports on how the massive explosion there has thrown the city into deeper crisis. Columnist Jerry Brewer ruminates on how sports won’t be sports in the time of covid-19. And a Black doctor on how his scrubs are a form of armor.Read more:Shock turns to anger as Beirut assesses damage inflicted by massive explosion. Sports used to be an escape from the world. Now, they’re a window into it.A Black doctor on why he wears his scrubs everywhere now.Subscribe to The Washington Post: 
06/08/2028m 6s

The organ transplant aftershock

Early on in the pandemic, we solicited queries from Post Reports listeners about covid-19. We received all kinds of responses — about masks, social distancing, food safety, testing, symptoms. And we received an email from one listener, Charlotte Cudd of Jacksonville, Fla., who was curious about whether people who die of covid-19 can still become organ donors. On today’s episode, we seek to answer her question — and we ask a few of our own.Surgeons perform first known U.S. lung transplant for covid-19 patientPatients are still delaying essential care out of fear of coronavirusThe Post’s View: Many die waiting for organs. The Trump administration could help.
05/08/2027m 37s

America’s vanishing economy

Heather Long on the economy’s decline, Madhulika Sikka talks to “Indian Matchmaking” creator Smirti Mundhra. Plus, the “Can He Do That?” podcast examines why we do polling.Read more: We’re in a recession. If Congress fails to act, a lot of damage could be permanent.Netflix’s new hit “Indian Matchmaking” misses the full story on arranged marriageHow America votes is inherently unpredictable. So why do polling?
04/08/2029m 44s

How the pandemic left America behind

As countries around the world are emerging from lockdowns and cautiously returning to life as normal, it’s beginning to feel like most of the world is showing up to a post-pandemic celebration party where Americans are not invited. On today’s “Post Reports,” we ask the question: Where did the U.S. go wrong? What’s it like in places where the curve has successfully been flattened? Which countries are still struggling with covid-19? And how has the American failure in pandemic response shifted the way that the U.S. is viewed on the global stage?The crisis that shocked the world: America’s response to the coronavirusBeijing’s summer is more oppressive than usual, but most prefer the heat over the virusWith American tourists banned from Italy, Amalfi Coast workers are sliding into povertyBrazil ignored the warnings. Now, while other countries fret over a second coronavirus wave, it can’t get past its first.Coronavirus has weakened the West’s nationalists
03/08/2033m 3s

Capital B for Black

In a newsroom, it’s rare that a question of whether to capitalize a word sparks intense discussion and debate. But in June, an issue of textual style became an urgent topic at The Washington Post: Should journalists begin capitalizing the word “Black” when used as a racial identifier? And if so … what does that mean for “White”? And “Brown”? “During my lifetime, this decision has come up a lot,” says Jesse Lewis, who leads The Post’s copy editing desk. “I was born in the ’50s, and at the time, ‘Negro’ was the preferred term. … Then you get to the late ’60s, early ’70s, ‘African-American’ was used as the term of discussion. There are things that happen in society that bring these issues to the forefront.” The story of how The Post’s final decision came about — with intense discussions within our newsroom and throughout the journalism industry — says a lot about our moment of racial reckoning, and the thoughtfulness and deliberation that moment demands. And the results can be controversial — especially when it came to the decision on whether to identify America’s White community with a capital W. “There’s a certain denialism to the idea that race isn’t an issue,” Lewis said, arguing for the need to classify White as a racial identity. “Writers have said, maybe you just uppercase ‘White’ because then it’s recognized, or Whites recognize it as a racial category, and they will have to deal with the consequences of being categorized by race.”Read more:The Washington Post memo on writing style changes for racial and ethnic identifiers: The Post will capitalize Black to identify groups that make up the African diaspora.Nell Irvin Painter: Why ‘White’ should be capitalized, too.Eve Ewing: I’m a Black Scholar Who Studies Race. Here’s Why I Capitalize ‘White.’Kwame Anthony Appiah: The Case for Capitalizing the B in Black.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
31/07/2023m 44s

Can police learn to de-escalate?

Police officers around the country are fielding an increasing number of mental-health calls. Hannah Dreier documents what it’s been like for one officer who recently completed his department’s de-escalation training. And, Michelle Boorstein reports on how gospel choirs are adapting to the pandemic’s socially distanced reality.Read more:Converging in a tense section of Huntsville: A White police officer fresh from de-escalation training, a troubled Black woman with a gun, and a crowd with cellphones ready to record.Her gospel choir brought her closer to God. Now she can only hum from home.Can a president delay a U.S. election? The Washington Post’s ‘Can He Do That’ podcast unpacks the question.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
30/07/2034m 0s

The attorney general’s defense

Amber Phillips recaps Attorney General William P. Barr’s combative testimony on Capitol Hill. Peter Whoriskey uncovers how Johnson & Johnson companies used a “super poppy” to make narcotics for America’s most abused opioid pills. Plus, Michael Andor Brodeur on the sound of the pandemic. Read more:Takeaways from Attorney General Barr’s contentious congressional hearingJohnson & Johnson companies used a ‘super poppy’ to make narcotics for popular opioid pillsMusic for the pandemicSubscribe to The Washington Post:
29/07/2029m 10s

No really, how long before a coronavirus vaccine?

Trying to find 30,000 test subjects for a coronavirus vaccine, from Carolyn Y. Johnson. How white moms on the front line of Portland, Ore., protests are trying to balance power with privilege, according to the people who spoke with reporter Marissa Lang. Plus, a seismically quiet Earth during the pandemic’s shutdowns, from science reporter Joel Achenbach.Read more:Trials for coronavirus vaccines are underway, but we still have a long way to go.The “Wall of Moms” participating in Portland’s protests are also becoming the face of the movement. Here’s why that might be a problem. A drop in seismic “noise” during shutdowns around the world.Get all of the questions you might have about the coronavirus answered with this FAQ from The Post.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
28/07/2026m 27s

Public vs. private: The pandemic education gap

Perry Stein on the private-school choice parents are making as public classrooms remain closed. Geoff Fowler guides us through the privacy risks on TikTok. And Michele Norris explains the significance of John Lewis’s final journey. Read more:As public schools go all virtual in the fall, parents eye private schools that promise to open their campuses.Is it time to delete TikTok? A guide to the rumors and real privacy risks. The late congressman John Lewis lies in state at the Capitol.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
27/07/2023m 26s

Policing while black

As a black police officer in Plainfield, N.J., Martesse Gilliam thought he could change policing from the inside — until he ended up on the outside. Plus, Steven Zeitchik on how movie theaters are adjusting to the pandemic. Read more:The duty and burden of the black police officerAs movie theaters reopen, they’re tackling a role they never expected to play: PsychologistTell us what you think of Post Reports, and all of The Washington Post’s audio projects, by filling out our audience survey.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
24/07/2019m 19s

A show of force in American cities

Matt Zapotosky dissects the deployment of federal agents to American cities. Max Bearak reports on the surprising effects of the coronavirus on Kenya’s wildlife preservation. And Dave Sheinin on the changes to baseball on Opening Day. Read more:Trump announces an increase in the use of federal law enforcement in U.S. cities.Coronavirus is crushing tourism — and cutting off a lifeline for wildlife.Opening day amid coronavirus: Masks, empty parks, social justice.Tell us what you think of Post Reports, and all of The Washington Post’s audio projects, by filling out our audience survey.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
23/07/2027m 24s

A looming deadline for tens of millions of Americans

Today on Post Reports, Jeff Stein tracks the GOP infighting complicating the trillion-dollar stimulus deal. As President Trump nears the end of his first term, Juliet Eilperin explains what’s at stake in the environmental world. And Christopher Rowland, on the race to make enough small glass vials to deliver coronavirus vaccines around the world. Read more:A rift forms between the White House and Senate Republicans as they stumble to formulate a unified coronavirus budget plan.Nixon signed this key environmental law. Trump plans to change it to speed up pipelines, highway projects and more. Glass vials for vaccines are in demand, as governments and drug companies rush to lock down supply. All Told: How a public school teacher and his students are confronting the challenges of life without a classroom. Tell us what you think of Post Reports, and all of The Washington Post’s audio projects, by filling out our audience survey.
22/07/2029m 36s

The Gettysburg Troll

Investigative reporter Dalton Bennett goes on a quest to find the shadowy figure behind a number of social media hoaxes –– the most recent played out in Gettysburg on Independence Day –– that have riled far-right extremists and repeatedly duped media outlets. Read more:The Troll: A fake flag burning at Gettysburg was only his latest hoax.Tell us what you think of Post Reports, and all of The Washington Post’s audio projects.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
21/07/2031m 10s

Federal agents storm Portland

Today on Post Reports, Devlin Barrett and Marissa Lang explain why federal tactical units have been deployed to Portland, Ore. — over the protest of city officials. And Jonathan Capehart, on the life and legacy of John Lewis.Read more:Federal officials ignore city officials’ calls to leave Portland as clashes with protesters continue.Civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis died on Friday. Jonathan Capehart remembers the life and legacy of one of the original freedom fighters. Hear more from and about John Lewis on Post podcasts Cape Up and Constitutional.Tell us what you think of Post Reports, and all of The Washington Post’s audio projects.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
20/07/2023m 5s

Inside the Houston surge

Full emergency rooms. Expanded ICUs. Double shifts. 3 a.m. phone calls to patients’ families. A look inside the hospitals at Texas Medical Center in Houston — the epicenter of the state’s new surge in coronavirus cases.Read more:As coronavirus cases skyrocket across Texas, hospitals grapple with patient influxes.At least 135,000 people have died from coronavirus in the U.S.Tell us how you feel about Post Reports –– and all The Washington Post’s audio projects –– by filling out this survey.
17/07/2035m 46s

A tale of two vaccine searches

Carolyn Y. Johnson explains how the unsuccessful years-long hunt for an HIV vaccine could give scientists a leg up in developing a novel coronavirus vaccine. Carlos Lozada dissects Mary L. Trump’s new book. And Ben Golliver shares a glimpse from inside the NBA bubble at Disney World. Read more:Decades of research on an HIV vaccine boost the bid for one against coronavirus.The real villain of Mary L. Trump’s family tell-all isn’t Donald. It’s Fred.What’s it like in the NBA’s Disney bubble? For one reporter: Hotel room workouts and lots of time to think.Tell us what you think about Post Reports, and all The Washington Post’s audio projects.
16/07/2029m 7s

A crisis for education

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner on the decision to keep public schools online in the fall. Laura Meckler explains the delicate dance local districts are facing with whether to allow students on campus. And Nick Anderson, on a victory for international college students.Read more:California’s two largest districts will keep students home as the pandemic worsens.With coronavirus science still iffy, U.S. schools hope to reopen for 56.6 million K-12 students.The Trump administration has dropped its plan to strip international college students taking only online classes of their visas.Tell us what you think of Post Reports, and all The Washington Post’s audio projects.
15/07/2026m 5s

How some campus health centers fail students

Jenn Abelson describes the state of college campus health-care centers. William Wan reports on the recurring supply shortages challenging health-care workers. And, Emily Heil explains the boycott against Goya.Read more:As students return to college amid the coronavirus pandemic, campus health-care centers across the country face their biggest test. What’s your experience been like with college health centers? Tell us your story.America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again.A Goya boycott has people sharing alternatives for adobo, sazón and more pantry staples.Tell us what you think of Post Reports, and all The Washington Post’s audio projects.
14/07/2029m 28s

How Trump rewards loyalty

Toluse Olorunnipa reports on the fallout of Roger Stone’s commutation. Marissa Lang discusses the concerns of organizations that help victims of domestic violence. And Robert McCartney explains how Washington’s NFL team is dropping its name. Read more:Trump commuted his confidant’s sentence. Roger Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering.Domestic violence is rising amid coronavirus lockdowns.Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites’ opinions are driving the Washington Redskins name change — not Native Americans. Tell us what you think of Post Reports, and all The Washington Post’s audio projects.
13/07/2024m 47s

A new Hong Kong

Shibani Mahtani reports on the security law sending a chill through Hong Kong. Abha Bhattarai explains why workers are being laid off — again. And Cleve Wootson on the implications of reopening Disney World in Florida.Read more:With the introduction of a security law, hope for a democratic Hong Kong disappears. Workers are being laid off for a second time, as coronavirus surge puts the brakes on reopening the economy. Florida invited the nation to its reopening. Then it became a new coronavirus epicenter. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
10/07/2020m 52s

Will we ever see Trump’s taxes?

Today on Post Reports, David Fahrenthold explains the Supreme Court’s rulings on Trump’s tax records, and why the public still may never see them. Debbie Cenziper on how a nursing home administered a cocktail of unapproved drugs to its residents. And music critic Michael Andor Brodeur ventures out to hear live music for the first time since the pandemic began. Read more:Supreme Court rules Manhattan’s District Attorney may subpoena Trump’s tax records, denies Congress access for now. ‘The covid cocktail’: How a Pa. nursing home gave some veterans hydroxychloroquine even without covid-19 testing.Going to my first concert of the pandemic felt like preparing for battle. Then I got there. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
09/07/2030m 14s

Black women to Biden: You owe us

Today on Post Reports, Errin Haines on what black female voters want from the Democratic Party. Michael Scherer explores the relevance of political conventions during a pandemic. And Tiana Clark on getting divorced over videoconference. Read more:Black women show up at the polls. Will the Democratic party show up for them?How conventions will be different during the pandemic.The surreal anticlimax of getting divorced over videoconference. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
08/07/2027m 54s

Teaching the human body to fight covid-19

Today on Post Reports, Carolyn Johnson explains that in the rush to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, scientists are turning to an elegant but unproven method. Jonathan O’Connell  reports on how the Small Business Administration funneled relief funds to major chains and private-equity investors. And, Taylor Turner on how historically black colleges and universities face unique challenges during the pandemic.Read more:RNA vaccines have leapt to the front of the fight against the coronavirus. Will they work?Data shows small business loans went to big business, members of Congress.SBA data: Businesses that received more than $1 million in PPP loansDespite the coronavirus, historically black colleges continue to help their students weather any storm. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
07/07/2027m 12s

Will there be another stimulus bill?

Congress has adjourned for a two-week recess without addressing the alarming rise in coronavirus infections or the ongoing economic crisis. Erica Werner explains what might come next. Aaron Blake reports on how some Republicans lawmakers are moving toward mandating masks, even as Trump continues to question how dangerous the coronavirus really is. And Ben Guarino on the new elevator etiquette amid a pandemic. Read more:Congress departs for two-week recess without addressing coronavirus spikes, economic strains.President Trump, coronavirus truther.Going back to the office? What public health experts say about using the elevator.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
06/07/2027m 2s

“The Cursed Platoon,” Part 2

This is the second episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe started talking to his platoon, and the story that unraveled was about what happens when your reality is questioned by the president and Fox News. Read more:The soldiers of 1st Platoon tell their story. If you’re a veteran, The Post wants to hear your response to this story and what happened with Clint Lorance.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
03/07/2024m 37s

“The Cursed Platoon,” Part 1

This is the first episode of a two-part series. After a second-degree murder conviction, Clint Lorance was pardoned by President Trump and received a hero’s welcome in his small hometown in Texas. Reporter Greg Jaffe started talking to his platoon, and the story that unraveled was about what happens when your reality is questioned by the president and Fox News. Read more:The soldiers of 1st Platoon tell their story. If you’re a veteran, The Post wants to hear your response to this story and what happened with Clint Lorance.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
02/07/2031m 49s

Why would Russia pay the Taliban to kill U.S. troops?

Ellen Nakashima explains the story behind Russia-backed bounties on American troops in Afghanistan. Sarah Kaplan explains the practical effects of a coronavirus mutation. And, Damian Paletta on the future of the fireworks industry.Read more:Intelligence assessments find that Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in the deaths of U.S. troops.This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why. Trump’s tariffs could fizzle fireworks, an American tradition that’s 95 percent made in China.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
01/07/2027m 55s

The child-care problem

How the lack of child care during the pandemic is hurting families and businesses, from Heather Long. Why women are more affected by this economic downturn, from Samantha Schmidt. And what it’s like to join Alcoholics Anonymous over Zoom, from Sarah Pulliam Bailey.Read more:The pandemic upended child care. It could be devastating for women.The pandemic’s effect on the economy is not like the “mancession” of 2007.Alcoholics Anonymous adjusts and adapts during the pandemic.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
30/06/2022m 12s

A reprieve for abortion rights

Robert Barnes and Caroline Kitchener on a Supreme Court decision that upholds abortion rights. Lenny Bernstein on surging coronavirus infections in the United States. And, Mississippi votes to remove the Confederate symbol from its state flag.Read more:The Supreme Court strikes down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law that would have closed clinics.The Supreme Court just delivered a major victory for abortion rights. Providers say it’s hard to celebrate.Coronavirus deaths lag behind surging infections but may catch up soon.U.S. coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infections.Mississippi House and Senate vote to remove Confederate symbol from state flag.Subscribe to The Washington Post: 
29/06/2029m 19s

Policing the black imagination

Today on Post Reports, Chris Richards on how rapper Drakeo the Ruler dropped an urgent and timely album from jail. And Fredrick Kunkle on the history of germs, and how the discovery of pathogens changed the way we live. Read more:The most urgent rap album of 2020? Drakeo the Ruler just recorded it from jail.The discovery of pathogens changed the way we function. Will covid-19 do the same?Subscribe to The Washington Post:
26/06/2029m 25s

Tamir Rice’s mother on the trauma of loss

In 2014, Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a police officer while playing with a toy gun. He was 12 years old. Video editor Taylor Turner speaks with his mother, Samaria Rice, on the trauma she still carries. And, Samantha Schmidt on why the decrease in reports of child abuse isn’t cause for celebration.Read more:WATCH: On Tamir Rice’s 18th birthday, his mother addresses PTSD and police brutality. With kids stuck at home, emergency doctors report more severe cases of child abuse. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
25/06/2020m 23s

The economics of Trump’s visa restrictions

On today’s Post Reports, Nick Miroff explains President Trump’s restrictions on foreign visas and why they are a long-awaited victory for immigration hardliners. Joseph Marks reports on how we can learn from recent primaries ahead of the general election in November. And sports columnist Jerry Brewer explains the deepening NASCAR drama.Read more:Trump’s new restrictions on foreign workers, explained.Reports of mail-in ballots and difficulty voting spell trouble for November. What we see in a flag or a noose or a black racer is telling. Sports opinion writer Jerry Brewer says we can do better. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
24/06/2030m 38s

Times are changing. The president's message is not.

Today on Post Reports, Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker on how a week of defeat for President Trump could play out. Jerry Brewer explains how NASCAR has become front and center in discussions about systemic racism. Read more:President Trump rallies in red states to a sea of empty blue seats. NASCAR doubles down in support for Bubba Wallace, the only black driver in the major circuit, after a noose was found in his garage after the league bans Confederate flags at its events. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
23/06/2027m 36s

How to develop a vaccine — quickly and ethically

Carolyn Johnson reports on the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus and how it could pit countries against one another. Ben Guarino on why bioethicists are thinking hard about coronavirus vaccine testing. And Maura Judkis on why so many people are convinced that they had covid-19 already.Read more:The biggest challenge for a coronavirus vaccine could be getting countries to share.Volunteers are signing up to put their lives on the line for a coronavirus vaccine.Many are convinced that they’ve already had covid-19.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
22/06/2030m 15s

Why Americans don’t learn about Tulsa, or Juneteenth

Michele Norris on what happened in Tulsa — and why Americans don’t learn this history in school. Nicole Ellis on the history of Juneteenth. And Taylor Turner talks about her personal connection to the holiday.Read more:Opinion: The diabolical irony of Trump in Tulsa.Trump rally in Tulsa, site of a race massacre, on Juneteenth was “almost blasphemous,” historian says.What Juneteenth tells us about the value of black life in America. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
19/06/2028m 38s

What’s next for the ‘dreamers’?

Robert Barnes reports on the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA. We hear from dreamers about what’s next and why their fight isn’t over. And Marc Fisher on the elderly people becoming radio DJs to connect with one another. Read more:Supreme Court rules against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA, a win for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.Coronavirus isolated them in their rooms. Now, old-age home residents reconnect by spinning Elvis on the radio.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
18/06/2026m 17s

The NFL after George Floyd

Jerry Brewer on the NFL’s moment of reckoning over Black Lives Matter. Amber Phillips on the policing bill unveiled by the Senate GOP. And, Sarah Kaplan on the most famous skyscraper in New York going green. Read more:At the lowest moment of my life, I rediscovered sports’ greatest gift: Hope.Senate GOP unveils policing bill that would discourage, but not ban, tactics such as chokeholds and no-knock warrants.New York’s most famous skyscraper shrank its planet-warming emissions by 40 percent. Can the rest of the city do the same?Subscribe to The Washington Post:
17/06/2030m 39s

How BLM is challenging Big Tech

Geoffrey Fowler describes the questions Black Lives Matter is raising for Big Tech. Ben Golliver considers the future of professional sports. And Marisa Iati, on how one data scientist is pushing back against faulty coronavirus stats in Florida. Read more:Black Lives Matter could change facial recognition forever – if Big Tech doesn’t stand in the way.The NBA has a plan for the playoffs. But players and fans have questions. Florida fired its coronavirus data scientist. Now she’s publishing the statistics on her own.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
16/06/2029m 48s

SCOTUS rules in favor of LGBTQ workers

Robert Barnes walks through the Supreme Court decision that protects gay and transgender people in the workplace. Karla Adam explains why minority and immigrant doctors are feeling the brunt of the coronavirus burden in Britain. And Eugene Scott describes how it feels to be a Black journalist right now. Read more:The Supreme Court has said that gay and transgender workers are protected by federal law, forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex.Minority doctors are among the worst hit by the coronavirus in Britain.What it’s like to cover the protests – as a Black journalist.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
15/06/2025m 48s

Why Hollywood loves cop stories

Alyssa Rosenberg on 100 years of police in pop culture and why we need to rethink cop stories on TV. And, fashion critic Robin Givhan on the symbolism of clothing on Capitol Hill this week. Read more:Shut down all police movies and TV shows. Now.Dragnets, Dirty Harry and dying hard: 100 years of the police in pop culture.Congress’s kente-cloth spectacle was a mess of contradictions.George Floyd’s brother came to Washington to speak. But his power was in the silences.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
12/06/2034m 22s

What it means to ‘defund the police’

Katie Mettler and Georgetown’s Christy Lopez delve into the movement to “defund the police.” Michael Kranish looks into Joe Biden’s complicated history on criminal justice. And Lenny Bernstein reports on a new hope for patients whose lungs have suffered from covid-19.Read more:Defund the police? Here’s what that really means. Joe Biden let police groups write his crime bill. Now, his agenda has changed.Surgeons perform the first known lung transplant for a coronavirus patient in the U.S. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
11/06/2033m 12s

Why a vaccine won’t be a silver bullet

Joel Achenbach tracks the rising coronavirus caseloads in some parts of the country. William Wan explains how the virus could become the next measles or chickenpox. And Ben Guarino talks us through a time-tested method for disease containment. Read more:As the economy reopens, coronavirus transmission remains high in much of the U.S.Coronavirus may never go away — even with a vaccine. Reopening the country safely means deploying “disease detectives” — contact tracers — as soon as possible.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
10/06/2027m 14s

A funeral, and a call to justice

George Floyd is laid to rest in Texas. We hear from some of the people who knew him. President Trump and federal law enforcement vs. Washington, D.C. And how a black police officer responded to protests.
09/06/2025m 53s

Why police convictions are so rare

Marissa Lang and Clarence Williams report from Washington, D.C., as protests continue across the country. Georgetown University’s Paul Butler explains why it’s so difficult to prosecute police. And Heather Long looks at why black Americans have been left out of the economic recovery. Read more:Protesters gather on the streets of Washington, D.C., and around the world. Filing charges in George Floyd’s death was the easy part. Now comes the hard part.Digging deeper into the latest jobs report — and how black Americans are getting left behind.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
08/06/2029m 13s

The legacy of American riots

Kellie Carter Jackson on the double standard that guides who can protest – and how – in the United States. And, Rachel Chason and Rebecca Tan examine what nursing home residents are experiencing during the pandemic.Read more:“There needs to be much more honesty about how we look back at the past and decipher what is violence, and what is a response to violence.”Nursing homes have been hard-hit by the coronavirus. Hear from residents in these facilities.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
05/06/2021m 28s

The failure to protect black Americans from covid-19

Reporter Robert Samuels talks about how disastrous and present coronavirus has been in the black community. Emily Rauhala on President Trump’s decision to sever ties with the World Health Organization during a pandemic. And Rachel Lerman on the pros and cons of surveillance for racial injustice protesters and police. Read more:Blacks are suffering from covid-19 at an alarming rate. Here’s how U.S. cities failed one of their most vulnerable populations.President Trump pledges to divert funds from the World Health Organization and complicates the U.S.’s relationship with Beijing. Racial injustice protesters can find themselves in the crosshairs of facial recognition technology, while other cameras seem to help their cause.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
04/06/2026m 15s

Racism, protests and the challenge for Joe Biden

How Joe Biden is responding to protests across the United States, from political reporter Cleve R. Wootson Jr. How President Trump uses religion as a political tool, from White House reporter Toluse Olorunnipa. And we hear from the protesters in their own words.Read more:Protests pose a challenge for Biden: Appealing to older and younger black voters. Trump’s naked use of religion as a political tool draws rebukes from some faith leaders. We’ve been hearing a lot about the protests in cities across the country after the death of George Floyd — now we hear from the protestors themselves. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
03/06/2027m 1s

Protesters vs. a presidential photo-op

Why gas was used on peaceful protesters outside the White House, from Ashley Parker. How the U.S. has scaled back police reform efforts, according to Matt Zapotosky. And, one young woman says “Let it burn” after her family’s business gets caught up in the destruction.Read more:Police cleared the path for President Trump to take a photo, using gas and rubber bullets on a peaceful crowd. The Trump administration abandoned Obama-era police reform efforts. Now critics want them restored.“Let it burn,” says the daughter of business owners in Minneapolis.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
02/06/2026m 15s

Anger and anguish across America

Devlin Barrett on how police tactics may be exacerbating tensions. Shane Harris on the officials who are trying to blame outsiders. And Christian Davenport talks about a historic launch into space. Read more:How police are feeding into the violence that erupted over the weekend.Who is actually attending these protests?Also, over the weekend: The historic SpaceX launch.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
01/06/2031m 49s

One hundred thousand.

The U.S. death toll has reached a stark milestone: 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. The pandemic has exposed the nation’s vulnerabilities and dangerous divide.Read more:The U.S. death toll has reached 100,000. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
30/05/2020m 16s

‘We woke up to a city of ash’

Holly Bailey reports from Minneapolis, where anger and violence are boiling over in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing by police. Errin Haines explains what really happened in Central Park. And Sebastian Smee with an appreciation for a powerful painting that captures another unsettling time in America.Read more:Protests in Minneapolis raged through the night, following the tragic killing of George Floyd. On Friday, the police officer was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. In New York’s Central Park, a white woman called the police on an African American man after he asked her to leash her dog, per park rules. Understanding the fraught dynamic and legacy of calling the cops. This powerful painting from 1967 captures another unsettling time in America.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
29/05/2032m 43s

Trump vs. Big Tech

Cat Zakrzewski reports on Trump’s expected executive order, which takes aim at a law that protects big tech companies. Tracy Jan reports that Asian American health-care workers are fighting racism as well as the coronavirus. And, Natalie Compton on what to expect next time you take a flight. Read more:On Thursday, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order that could fundamentally change free speech regulations on social media.Asian American health-care workers are facing increased discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. More people are traveling by air again. Here’s what to expect at airports and on planes.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
28/05/2023m 32s

It’s not normal for so many Americans to feel depressed

William Wan reports on the staggering numbers of Americans experiencing depression and anxiety during the pandemic. National reporter Reis Thebault on how the pandemic is shifting away from cities and gaining a foothold in rural America. And writer Ellen McCarthy on why we can’t bring ourselves to do the dishes. Read more:One-third of Americans show signs of clinical depression amid coronavirus pandemic, according to new census data. The pandemic is making its way into rural America. Our hearts are heavy, our sinks are full. Why the dishes will never be done. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
27/05/2025m 33s

Will Hong Kong be changed forever?

Shibani Mahtani and Emily Rauhala explain what Beijing’s new security laws could mean for the future of Hong Kong. Steven Zeitchik on summer cinema in 2020. And a New York bus driver on the dangers such workers face. Read more:Hong Kong police use tear gas against thousands protesting Beijing’s new lawThe fate of the summer movie season rests on one Christopher Nolan filmNYC bus drivers risk their health to keep city moving through pandemicSubscribe to The Washington Post:
26/05/2029m 31s

Why the need to go might prevent us from going out

Americans are making it clear: They won’t be ready to go out to their favorite destinations until they feel confident about being able to go. To the bathroom, that is.Read more:The need to go is a big barrier to going out. Why public bathrooms are a stumbling block for reopening.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
23/05/2016m 33s

Who is Hillary without Bill?

Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld imagines another life for Hillary Rodham –– one without Bill Clinton. And, what we’re missing when we’re missing human touch. Read more:Some readers are calling Curtis Sittenfeld’s new book a work of ‘Pantsuit Nation fanfiction.’ She doesn’t mind at all.  Skin-to-skin contact is often suggested for newborns. But we all need touch.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
22/05/2025m 18s

The end of retail as we know it?

Abha Bhattarai and Damian Paletta unfold the retail bankruptcies weighing down the greater financial system. Chris Davenport explains the stakes of the first launch of NASA crews from the United States in nearly a decade. And, Hira Qureshi on the online community that’s breaking the fast together, each night of Ramadan.Read more:After years of debt, major department store chains are running out of cash –– and fast. SpaceX faces its toughest test.Millennials can’t celebrate in person this Ramadan. So they’re sharing food photos with strangers instead.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
21/05/2029m 3s

Vote by mail? Harder than it sounds.

Joseph Marks describes the challenges of preparing for massive mail-in voting. Juliet Eilperin breaks down why people aren’t getting tested, in places that have plenty of tests. Plus, Min Joo Kim explains how a new outbreak in South Korea has pushed its LGBTQ community into the spotlight. Read more:Two primaries underscore dueling paths to holding elections during coronavirus pandemicAs coronavirus testing expands, a new problem arises: Not enough people are getting testedTracing South Korea’s latest virus outbreak shoves LGBTQ community into unwelcome spotlightSubscribe to The Washington Post:
20/05/2027m 58s

Fighting covid-19: A tale of two countries

Linah Mohammad reflects on the strict lockdown in Jordan. Ishaan Tharoor unpacks how the “Swedish model” for battling coronavirus is not quite what it seems. Plus, Amanda Coletta explains why expanding your household’s bubble could be a headache. Read more:Jordan uses its army to put its capital, Amman, on lockdown.Sweden’s coronavirus strategy is not what it seems.Canadian provinces allow locked-down households to pair up – threatening hurt feelings all around.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
19/05/2027m 14s

What happens when the watchdog gets fired

Phil Rucker reports on Trump’s dismissal of the State Department’s inspector general. George Washington University’s Kathryn Newcomer on why these positions matter in overseeing the executive branch. Plus, Faiz Siddiqui investigates the pandemic-time deliveries of alcoholic beverages.Read more:The State Department inspector general fired by President Trump was looking into allegations that a staffer for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was performing domestic errands and chores.According to California regulators, food delivery apps fueled alcohol sales to minors.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
18/05/2024m 52s

What comes after reparations

In 1923, an all-white mob burned down the small mill town of Rosewood, Fla., killing at least six people and driving out black residents. Decades later, the survivors won reparations from Florida legislators, including a scholarship that allowed any Rosewood descendants to attend any of the state’s public universities. Robert Samuels reports on a conversation around the complicated legacy and effects of those reparations. Read more:How a scholarship helped — and didn't help — descendants of victims of the Rosewood racial massacre.Photos of the Rosewood descendants that keep a once-forgotten history alive. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
15/05/2019m 16s

Choosing between a paycheck and your health

Today on Post Reports, Holly Bailey and Tony Romm report that as some states begin to reopen, people returning to work face life-or-death decisions. Aaron Davis explains how an ousted U.S. health official testifies that 2020 may be “the darkest winter in modern history.” And, author Mary Beard on what she’s reading during this pandemic — she recommends Rebecca Solnit’s “Recollections of My Nonexistence.”Read more:People returning to work in states that are beginning to ease social distancing measures are forced to weigh their financial well-being and the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Ousted U.S. health official Richard Bright is blowing the whistle on the Trump administration’s handling of the early weeks of the pandemic. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
14/05/2034m 50s

Is dining out officially dead?

Today on Post Reports, investigative reporter Amy Brittain on the truth about Project Airbridge, a White House program set up to deliver badly needed personal protective equipment. Food reporter Laura Reiley explains the long road to recovery for restaurants. And Rachel Lerman says bartering is back in the time of the coronavirus. Read more:Trump promised that Project Airbridge would deliver essential supplies to medical workers, but a Post investigation reveals the emergency program is swathed in secrecy and exaggeration. As some states begin to open up, there’s concern that the dining experience will be forever changed by the pandemic. What would you trade for a roll of toilet paper? Bartering is back in the time of the coronavirus. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
13/05/2028m 46s

Bill Barr’s attempt to undo the Mueller investigation

Matt Zapotosky reports on the Justice Department’s recent moves to undercut the Mueller investigation. Aaron Gregg on the small-business loans that are going to large companies instead. And Monica Hesse on the power and popularity of Purell.Read more:Why the Justice Department moved to erase Michael Flynn’s guilty plea in the Russia investigation.Are Small Business Administration loans — part of coronavirus relief efforts — actually getting to small businesses?Delving into the history and mystery of a coronavirus staple: hand sanitizer.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
12/05/2024m 8s

What happened with Ahmaud Arbery’s case?

Cleve Wootson on why it took so long for the suspects to be charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s death. William Wan on the coronavirus’s toll on mental health. And Jacqueline Alemany on the young people left out of the virus relief efforts.Read more:It took 74 days for suspects to be charged in the death of a black jogger.The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental-health crisis.Young people are being left out of coronavirus economic relief efforts. That could be a big problem.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
11/05/2027m 40s

The sound of silence

What does the pandemic sound like? Mostly, silence, according to critic Robin Givhan. Read more:What does a pandemic sound like? For many of us at home, it’s a heartbreaking silence.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
09/05/2012m 48s

‘You have all the jobs’: Motherhood during the pandemic

What being a working mom is like during a pandemic from Helena Andrews-Dyer. And how learning Bach could be an expression of grief from Philip Kennicott.Read more:This Mother’s Day, stories of women balancing careers and kids concede that thriving is out of reach. Surviving is enough in the time of the coronavirus.How one reporter found solace in Bach after losing his mother.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
08/05/2030m 59s

Your money and the pandemic

Advice for managing your money, from personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary. What happens when people are too scared to seek medical care, from Frances Stead Sellers and Jessica Contrera. And what we wear when we’re stuck at home, and what it says about us, from fashion critic Robin Givhan. Read more:Your money and the pandemic: We answer your most pressing personal finance questions on the economic fallout of covid-19.Patients with heart attacks, strokes and even appendicitis vanish from hospitals.Patients in pain, dentists in distress: In a pandemic, the problem with teeth.Our clothes tell our story. What happens when the narrative is just pajamas and sweats?Subscribe to The Washington Post:
07/05/2029m 15s

A pandemic playbook for political campaigns

Michael Scherer describes how candidates have rewritten their campaigns during the pandemic. Jessica Contrera asks how we weigh risk against necessity, longing and fear. And Emily Heil on the anxiety-filled hellscape that is the grocery store. Read more:Political candidates – and not just the presidential ones – are reinventing how they campaign in the age of the pandemic.As the country moves to reopen, Americans weigh risk against necessity, longing and fear. Grocery shopping used to be a mundane errand. Now, we’re all feeling the stress.Vote for Post Reports in the Webby Awards. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
06/05/2022m 54s

The deaths that haven’t been counted

Emma Brown on which deaths count toward the covid-19 death toll. Jeff Stein reports on the $500 billion the Federal Reserve plans to lend big corporations with little restrictions. Plus, Reed Albergotti explores what happens when cannabis is deemed an essential service.Read more:U.S. deaths soared in early weeks of the pandemic, far more than previously known. The U.S. plans to lend $500 billion to large companies. It won’t require them to preserve jobs or limit executive pay.Weed is deemed ‘essential’ in California, but many pot businesses are on the brink of failureSubscribe to The Washington Post:
05/05/2029m 9s

The changing face of grief

How people are dealing with grief and loss during the pandemic. And Melinda Hunt, the director of Hart Island in New York explains the challenges of burying the city’s dead. Read more:The coronavirus is rewriting how we grieve. Unable to gather in person, people are finding new ways to mourn.An island in New York that has historically housed the city’s dead is being stretched by the coronavirus. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
04/05/2023m 51s

The rise of sourdough bread baking

In the pandemic times, sourdough bread is king. Post Reports producer Reena Flores goes on a journey to find out why, with King Arthur Flour co-chief executive Karen Colberg and ancient bread maker Seamus Blackley. Read more:People are baking bread like crazy, and now we’re running out of flour and yeast.Now is the ideal time to learn to make sourdough bread. Here’s how.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
02/05/2019m 50s

Two thousand hours of Louis Armstrong

Geoff Edgers on how the Louis Armstrong Museum is finding a new life online during the coronavirus pandemic -- and, just a warning, this segment contains explicit language. From The Post’s podcast “All Told,” how one blues musician is changing his act under self isolation. And Reena Flores on a new kind of romantic comedy on Netflix.Read more:Jazz legend Louis Armstrong is being honored in a new way at a nonprofit museum that’s going digital during the pandemic.Blues in self isolation, with Facebook Live.Listen and subscribe to “All Told” for more stories from the pandemic. A new rom-com with platonic love in focus.If you love “Post Reports,” vote for us for a Webby Award! to The Washington Post: 
01/05/2029m 53s

What is Tara Reade accusing Joe Biden of?

Matt Viser on the allegations against the presumptive presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. Rick Noack on how nations that had a robust response to the coronavirus pandemic are beginning to cautiously reopen.Read more:Nations around the world that were praised for their robust responses to the coronavirus pandemic are beginning to reopen. Allegations against the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.If you love Post Reports, vote for us for a Webby Award! to The Washington Post:
30/04/2027m 31s

What we know — and still don’t — about the coronavirus

Leonard Bernstein on what we know (and still don’t) about the coronavirus. Laura Meckler explains the changes schools might have to make to reopen in the fall. And Anna Fifield on Kim Jong Un, missing in action.Read more:What you need to know about the coronavirus.Alternating schedules. Lunch in the classroom. Students in masks. No football. School districts will have to change things up if they want to reopen in the fall.Where is North Korea’s leader?Vote for Post Reports in the Webby Awards: to The Washington Post:
29/04/2027m 20s

The pandemic at sea

Rosalind Helderman explains how the cruise industry carried the coronavirus around the globe. Greg Miller on the virus briefings Trump skipped. And, how young caregivers are impacted by social distancing, from Tara Bahrampour.Read more:Cruise ships kept sailing for weeks after the coronavirus was first detected, carrying the virus around the globe.President’s intelligence briefing book repeatedly cited the coronavirus threat. He skipped them. Young caregivers are used to social isolation. Covid-19 is bringing added stress as it threatens resources they depend upon.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
28/04/2025m 41s

The mysterious clotting in covid-19 patients

Two doctors on the mysterious blood-clotting complication killing coronavirus patients. Heather Long explains why the economy won’t just bounce back in a “V-shaped” recovery. Plus, Lindsey Sitz on why washing your hands a lot doesn’t mean you’re “so OCD.” Read more:Doctors say that a blood-clotting complication is killing coronavirus patients.What is a W-shaped economic recovery? (Hint: It’s scary.)If you wash your hands a lot, it doesn’t mean you’re “so OCD.” Here’s what it’s really like to have it. If you want to learn more about OCD, there are helpful resources at to The Washington Post:
27/04/2026m 51s

The history of American antipathy toward masks

Even as governors, mayors and the federal government urge or require Americans to wear masks to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the nation is divided about whether to comply.Read more:Will Americans wear masks to prevent coronavirus spread? Politics, history, race and crime factor into tough decisions.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
25/04/2018m 33s

A coronavirus crisis in the Navy

Dan Lamothe explains how the Navy tried and failed to control a coronavirus outbreak -- and a crisis of confidence -- on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Plus, child psychiatrist Matthew Biel on how to talk to kids about the global pandemic. Read more:How an outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt became a defining moment for the U.S. military.Parents are the filter for how kids understand the pandemic. Tips on how to talk to them about the coronavirus.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
24/04/2023m 7s

Why reopening states is a ‘deadly mistake’

Georgia will begin reopening businesses Friday, against the advice of experts and the White House. William Wan reports on what will happen next. For survivors of AIDS, an eerie deja vu, from reporter Jada Yuan. And, what Trump’s new immigration policy actually means, from Nick Miroff. Read more:States rushing to reopen are likely making a deadly error, coronavirus models and experts warn.They survived the HIV crisis. Now New York’s aging gay population is confronting another plague.Trump signs order pausing immigration for 60 days, with exceptions.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
23/04/2019m 51s

Can we all be better Earthlings?

On Earth Day, Sarah Kaplan asks how we can be better Earthlings. Seung Min Kim analyzes the new coronavirus response bill working its way through Congress. And Monica Hesse explains why we’re all having extra-weird dreams.Read more:What does it mean to be a good Earthling?The Senate has passed a $484 billion bill that would expand small-business aid and boost money for hospitals and testing. Will it be enough?You’re not the only one having weird dreams. Being trapped in our homes has made our subconsciouses run wild.Follow The Post’s live coronavirus coverage here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
22/04/2019m 21s

What’s slowing down coronavirus testing

Juliet Eilperin explains the delays in widespread testing. Young people aren’t as vulnerable to the coronavirus, but the crisis is affirming their political frustrations, Hannah Knowles reports. And Michelle Lee on campaign fundraising in a pandemic.Read more:Why is it taking so long to ramp up coronavirus testing?Generation Z is fed up with the status quo. Coronavirus could affirm their beliefs.Joe Biden posted the biggest monthly fundraising haul of his campaign in March. Will the pandemic slow him down?Follow the Post’s live coronavirus coverage here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
21/04/2026m 5s

Why shelves are empty at the grocery store

Laura Reiley explains the kinks in the food supply chain leaving grocery shelves bare. Grocery workers share their well-founded fears with Abha Bhattarai. Erin Patrick O’Connor hears from sanitation workers on the pandemic’s front line.Read more:The industry says we have enough food. Here’s why some grocery store shelves are empty anyway.The grocery workers on the front line of the pandemic never thought of their jobs as risky. Now, they’re scared to go to work.Sanitation workers are exposed to the coronavirus every day they go to work.Follow the Post’s live coronavirus coverage here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
20/04/2028m 0s

Finding solace in paintings of parties

Over the past few weeks, many people have said they feel like figures in an Edward Hopper painting. On this bonus episode of Post Reports, art critic Sebastian Smee has a reminder from Renoir and Manet that the good times will return. Read more:We’re all alone. So let’s get lost in these paintings of parties.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
18/04/209m 15s

Life for a medical worker in a pandemic

Alaa Daghlas, a physician assistant at a Bronx hospital, grapples with her decision to return to work after recovering from covid-19. And Jon Gerberg reports from an ICU in Brooklyn scrambling to keep up with the influx of coronavirus patients.Read more:Alaa Daghlas prepares for her first day back on the front lines of a Bronx hospital after contracting covid-19. Inside a Brooklyn ICU, health-care workers risk their lives to care for coronavirus patients in critical condition. Follow the Post’s live coronavirus coverage here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
17/04/2025m 17s

The coronavirus is killing Americans under age 50

Chris Mooney reports on the science of why some younger people are getting better, while others are dying of covid-19. Griff Witte reports on how parties and gatherings became clusters. And Annie Gowen on coronavirus deniers. Read more:The medical mystery of why some people under age 50 are dying of covid-19.The coronavirus had already reached the United States, but the parties went on. Experts say the inconsistent manner that social gatherings shut down across states gave the illness a head start.Some people deny the seriousness of the global pandemic as a plot to get President Trump.  Follow the Post’s live coronavirus coverage here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
16/04/2026m 28s

How coronavirus will reshape the world’s borders

Martine Powers and Ishaan Tharoor explore the meaning of borders in a pandemic, and how coronavirus might change travel and migration in the future. And Mary Beth Sheridan walks us through public service announcements from around the world.Read more:Countries are slamming borders shut.  What will it look like when they reopen? From Japan to Uganda, global public service announcements are emerging to help fight coronavirus. Check out our episode from December about “sober curiosity,” which one listener said is helping him through social distancing.   Follow The Post’s live coronavirus coverage here.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
15/04/2030m 16s

The economy in limbo

On today’s Post Reports, Heather Long on how opening up the economy will be less like flipping a switch and more like a slow rehabilitation. Drew Harwell on the privacy complications around Zoom. And author J. Courtney Sullivan on what she’s reading for comfort. Read more:The economy came to a grinding halt when the coronavirus hit. The recovery will likely be the opposite. More and more people are relying on Zoom video conferencing for work and staying connected with others, but that comes at a risk: Thousands of videos have been left viewable on the open web. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
14/04/2023m 12s

How do we reopen the country safely?

The president talks about reopening the U.S. economy, but Lena Sun reports that experts say it would require widespread testing and contact tracing to do that safely. Long lines — and no relaxed restrictions — strain the nation’s food banks, Jenna Johnson reports. And, from Anna Fifield, how New Zealand didn’t just flatten the curve, but squashed it.Read more:A plan to defeat coronavirus finally emerges, but it’s not from the White House.Food banks sought relaxed federal rules to minimize contact. The USDA has stalled those requests, officials say.New Zealand isn’t just flattening the curve. It’s squashing it.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
13/04/2025m 56s

The great toilet paper shortage of 2020

For your weekend listening pleasure, senior editor Marc Fisher reads his story about the great toilet paper shortage, and what we can learn from it.Read more:Flushing out the true cause of the global toilet paper shortage amid coronavirus pandemicSubscribe to The Washington Post:
11/04/2012m 8s

Life as a black American in a pandemic

Robert Samuels reports on the stark disparities in how covid-19 affects black Americans. Tracy Jan examines how wearing a face mask in public is different for black men. And Jordan-Marie Smith navigates the politics of hair during a pandemic.Read more:The coronavirus is ravaging black communities. One Milwaukee neighborhood is trying to fight back.As the nation is told to wear masks, how black Americans are weighing the risks of racial profiling.The underlying meaning behind the care of black men and women’s hair during a pandemic.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
10/04/2024m 36s

When you can’t wash your hands in a pandemic

Damian Paletta looks ahead and outlines a bleak, new post-pandemic economic reality. Isaac Stanley-Becker reports on what happens when you can’t wash your hands in the midst of a public health crisis. And Emily Rauhala offers a glimpse into Wuhan before and after the lockdown lifts.Read more:With more than 17 million unemployment claims filed in the past four weeks, economists say the unemployment rate is now the worst since the Great Depression.We’ve all been told to wash our hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But what do you do when the water is shut off? Relief and sorrow as the lockdown in Wuhan is lifted.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
09/04/2028m 50s

The risks of unproven drugs for coronavirus

Bernie Sanders ends his White House bid. Sean Sullivan discusses the impact of his campaign. There have been only a few anecdotal studies showing benefits of antimalarial drugs in coronavirus patients, yet the FDA has authorized the widespread use of the drugs. Chris Rowland reports. Phil Rucker on why Trump has been pushing the drug hydroxychloroquine, despite warnings from some public health officials about dangerous side effects and uncertain results. And Style editor Steve Kolowich remembers musician John Prine, who died Tuesday of coronavirus complications. Read more:Bernie Sanders drops out of the race.FDA authorizes widespread use of unproven drugs to treat coronavirus, saying possible benefit outweighs risk.‘What do you have to lose?’: Inside Trump’s embrace of a risky drug against coronavirus.John Prine’s lyrical one-liners could take your breath away.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
08/04/2030m 55s

Voting in a pandemic

Wisconsin’s primary is threatening to become a worst-case scenario for elections amid a pandemic. Amber Phillips reports on why it’s still so hard to put vote-by-mail systems in place. Undocumented workers are often ‘essential’ — but afraid of seeking health care, and won’t get government benefits if they’re laid off, says Tracy Jan. And Nantucket island has just three ventilators, and is preparing for the worst as summer residents flock to the island from cities, reports Caroline Kitchener. Read more:Wisconsin’s decision to hold its primary is threatening to become a worst-case scenario for elections amid a pandemic.Undocumented workers among those hit first — and worst — by the coronavirus shutdown.Nantucket has three ventilators. Year-round residents are asking summer residents to stay away, but people have continued to flock to the island as they flee cities like New York.Follow The Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Instructions from the Mayor of Kauai, for how to make “MacGyver ice cream”Subscribe to The Washington Post:
07/04/2026m 7s

It’s proving really hard to give away $350 billion

Aaron Gregg on the realities of getting a small business loan under the stimulus plan. Nicole Dungca reports that the federal government lagged for months in helping local officials respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Karin Bruilliard reports that the plight of tigers around the United States goes beyond what we saw in the Netflix documentary “Tiger King.”Read more:If you’re a small business, here’s how to get a loan under the $349 billion aid bill.While President Trump declared the coronavirus under control, local leaders faced confusion and chaos as cases piled up.How ‘Tiger King’ became a tale more about people than big cats.Follow The Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
06/04/2030m 26s

Feeling lonely?

Older people can face serious health effects from being isolated — and yet, being isolated is the only thing that can keep them safe, Senior Producer Maggie Penman reports. Plus, Global Opinions writer Jason Rezaian on how he survived solitary confinement in Iran — and how you can survive social distancing, too. And, though we may be apart, a reminder that we’re not alone, from science reporter Sarah Kaplan.Read more:I survived solitary confinement. You can survive self-isolating.Human connection bolsters the immune system. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be kind.Follow The Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
03/04/2023m 54s

A New York hospital transformed by the pandemic

Inside a New York hospital on the front lines of the pandemic. And how health-care workers are forced to face their own mortality. Read more:Inside a major New York City hospital system battling coronavirusAs they rush to save lives, health-care workers are updating their own wills and funeral plansFollow The Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
02/04/2032m 6s

Should everyone be wearing a face mask?

How Europe is weathering the crisis, from the U.K. to Hungary. The federal government’s internal debate over whether to tell all Americans to cover their faces in public, from health reporter Lena Sun. And the linen company that’s making medical masks, from reporter Arelis R. Hernández.Read more:Europe is deeply in crisis, or preparing for the worst,Memos from the CDC to the White House lay out the rationale for possible widespread use of face coverings.Cruise ships canceled orders. Then hotels. Now, a linen company is making medical masks.Follow The Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
01/04/2027m 42s

The ethics of incarceration during a pandemic

What coronavirus means for crowded prisons, from reporter Kimberly Kindy. The tension in a community that’s dealing with a deadly outbreak but reluctant to shut down its economy, from Cleve Wootson. And, how the virus is separating extended families, from Caitlin Gibson.Read more:Amid fears that the coronavirus will be particularly deadly in the crowded prisons and jails, counties and states are releasing thousands of inmates.A pro-Trump community in Florida, hit early by virus, sits at emotional nexus of national debate over reopening economy amid health crisisKids are coronavirus carriers. Their grandparents are their caretakers, and they’re vulnerable.Follow The Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
31/03/2030m 0s

How do you 'shelter in place' when you're homeless?

White House economics reporter Jeff Stein explains how corporations are benefiting from the stimulus package. And Hannah Dreier on why “sheltering in place” isn’t really an option for people who are homeless.Read more:What’s in the Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package?For the homeless, coronavirus is a new menace in a perilous life.Follow The Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
30/03/2026m 34s

School’s out forever?

School closures are a big deal for kids and parents, says education reporter Moriah Balingit. How the shift to online learning has exposed America’s deep digital divide from Tony Romm. And an audio diary of working from home with kids, from Alexis Diao.Read more:The unintended consequences of closing schools.The move to online learning is exposing Internet-access inequality among kids in the U.S.Online learning has a curve.Post Reports producer Alexis Diao keeps a diary of working from home with kids. Here are tips for working from home and keeping your sanity.Follow the Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
27/03/2025m 21s

Will the biggest stimulus bill in U.S. history be enough?

Many Americans will receive a check during the pandemic –– but how much, and when? Heather Long explains the federal relief package. Emily Heil checks in with laid-off restaurant workers. And, Abha Bhattarai on those who can’t afford to stock up.Read more:Who’s set to receive a check from the government during the pandemic? Find out here.Laid-off restaurant industry workers are trying to find a way to live during this pandemic.Imagine a 69-year-old woman unable to buy the groceries she needs during the outbreak. She’s not alone.Follow the Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Do you qualify for a stimulus check? Find out with this calculator.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
26/03/2028m 23s

Why cruises kept sailing despite coronavirus dangers

Cruise ships continued to sail as the coronavirus spread. Beth Reinhard explains why. Michael Scherer reports on the awkwardness of campaigning during a pandemic. And Simon Denyer on how Japan is handling covid-19.Read more: Cruises didn’t stop operations until it was too late. Health experts are asking why.How do you campaign for president during a pandemic?Japan is handling the coronavirus in its own way. Here’s what that looks like.Follow the Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
25/03/2029m 24s

The quiet genius of a zombie virus

Brady Dennis reports on the growing number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States. Sarah Kaplan explains the science of why this virus is so dangerous. And, Rick Maese on the Tokyo Olympics, now postponed until 2021. Read more:‘It’s going to get bad’: As outbreak surges, nation faces tough start to a grim week.The science behind what makes this coronavirus so sneaky, deadly and difficult to defeat.The 2020 Olympics will be postponed. We talked to athletes about how they’re feeling.Follow the Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
24/03/2022m 16s

The pandemic warnings that were ignored

Shane Harris on what U.S. officials knew about the global threat of the novel coronavirus, and when they knew it. Chris Mooney on why the coronavirus is killing more men. And, Dan Zak reflects on our shifting sense of time and space during the pandemic.Read more:U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic. Why was the government so slow to respond?The coronavirus is killing far more men than women. Epidemiologists are trying to figure out why.Coronavirus is a test that no one knows how to pass.Follow the Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus here.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
23/03/2021m 55s

Tiny decisions will determine our collective future

William Wan on how the novel coronavirus will radically alter the United States. Maura Judkis on social distancing with roommates. Plus, Julie Zauzmer’s dispatch from churches deciding what’s more important: fellowship and prayer, or public health?Read more:Here’s what may lie ahead based on math models, hospital projections and past pandemicsWhose bedroom becomes the infirmary? Group-house living just got a whole lot trickier.Without guidance from the top, Americans have been left to figure out their own coronavirus solutions - including whether or not to hold church services.Follow the Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus here.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
20/03/2019m 35s

Republicans’ radical about-face on bailouts

Phil Rucker on how Republicans are throwing out the political playbook by supporting a massive bailout for the economy. Chris Rowland on the search for a treatment for the coronavirus. And Min Joo Kim reports on how South Korea got testing right.Read more:Trump’s $1 trillion stimulus package composed of bailouts and personal checks is gaining support from Republicans, a tactic the party has traditionally opposed.As scientists race to find a treatment for the novel coronavirus, they’re looking at experimental drugs from past outbreaks.How South Korea got testing right. Follow the Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
19/03/2024m 34s

Trump’s economic Hail Mary

Jeff Stein explains Trump’s plan to bail out companies hit hard by the coronavirus. Tony Romm on whether Silicon Valley and the White House could use location data to fight the outbreak. And Julie Zauzmer on the Christians who say this isn’t the end of the world, though it feels like it.Read more:In an effort to alleviate the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, the White House says it is considering different scenarios, including a bailout for hard-hit companies. The White House and Silicon Valley are considering using location data from mobile phones to help fight coronavirus — but what does that mean for our privacy?Everything is fine: It’s not the end of the world as we know it (according to biblical texts). Follow the Post’s live coverage of coronavirus here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
18/03/2027m 58s

Social distancing may be our only hope

Lena Sun clears up what “social distancing” means and why it’s important. William Wan explains why it’ll probably take months — not weeks — for the coronavirus threat to subside. And Caroline Kitchener with tips on how to talk to friends about staying home. Read more:It’s a make-or-break moment with coronavirus to test a basic — but disruptive — public health tool.How long will social distancing for coronavirus have to last? Depends on a few factors.How to talk to your friends about social distancing when they’re still hitting the clubs.Follow the Post’s live coverage here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
17/03/2026m 36s

Will the coronavirus derail the Democratic primary?

Today on Post Reports, Elise Viebeck explains how the coronavirus could impact the presidential election. Andrew Freedman on why the coronavirus won’t necessarily go away in the summer. And how new health screenings at airports are playing out, from Post Reports executive producer Madhulika Sikka. Read more:The coronavirus outbreak is rattling voters and election officials ahead of Tuesday’s primaries.Will the coronavirus be thwarted by a change of seasons? New travel restrictions are meant to help slow the spread of coronavirus — but they’re also causing headaches for travelers and major delays at airports.Follow the Post’s live coverage of the coronavirus here.Subscribe to The Washington Post: 
16/03/2022m 41s

What went wrong with coronavirus testing in the U.S.

Neena Satija explains what went wrong with coronavirus testing in the United States. And Brady Dennis on the effect the outbreak is having on carbon emissions. Read more:Trump has said that “anybody” who wants to be tested for the coronavirus could be, but that’s not true. One consequence of the coronavirus? It could halt emissions growth. Follow our live coverage here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
13/03/2023m 7s

Trump's Europe travel ban causes confusion

Katie Zezima explains the new U.S. travel restrictions from Europe. Peter Whoriskey and Abha Bhattarai report on how paid sick leave, or lack thereof, is exposing vulnerabilities in the U.S. And, Ben Golliver on the NBA’s suspended season.Read more:Trump announced late Wednesday that flights from Europe to the U.S. would be halted starting Friday. It’s the most aggressive move by the federal government in response to the coronavirus, but is it enough?Millions of workers lack sick pay. This will affect how the outbreak will spread in the U.S. NBA suspends season indefinitely after a Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus.Follow the Post’s live coverage of coronavirus here. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
12/03/2023m 16s

Coronavirus is sparing children. No one knows why.

The WHO has declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. On today’s Post Reports, William Wan says the virus is sparing kids — and understanding why could be key to finding a treatment or vaccine. Political reporter Aaron Blake reports on Biden’s “Big Tuesday” wins. And Robert Samuels talks to a Bernie supporter who is second-guessing his behavior online.Read more:The coronavirus seems to be sparing kids, and understanding why may be crucial to defeat the virus. Follow our live coverage here.The results from Tuesday’s primary contests are still coming in, but Joe Biden pulled ahead of Bernie Sanders as the clear front-runner in the Democratic race for the White House. Sanders supporters are beginning to wonder whether the campaign tactics help or hurt his chance of a presidency. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
11/03/2031m 32s

Can we quarantine the economy?

Today on Post Reports, Chico Harlan with a dispatch from Italy after a country-wide lockdown goes into effect. Heather Long answers your questions about the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the markets. And, Ben Guarino on the audacious efforts to reforest the planet to fight climate change.Read more:Italy is under lockdown in an attempt to contain the coronavirus. It is the most aggressive step taken in the West to curb the outbreak. All eyes are on the stock market Wednesday after a stunning drop on Tuesday over coronavirus concerns. Read the Post’s ongoing coronavirus coverage here. The world’s climate is changing. Read about the audacious efforts to stop that with this timeless practice. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
10/03/2027m 19s

The irony of Trump’s casual attitude toward coronavirus

Today on Post Reports, Toluse Olorunnipa on how the coronavirus is testing President Trump’s leadership. Susannah George and Missy Ryan on how Afghanistan’s instability could affect peace talks. And remembering an English village that self-quarantined during the bubonic plague. Read more:More than 500 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States, including an attendee of a conference where President Trump spoke. Follow our live coverage here. In Afghanistan, rival presidential inaugurations took place Monday — a day before negotiations between the government and the Taliban were expected to start. As governments around the world impose quarantines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it is worth remembering the extraordinary story of an English village that faced an outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 17th century.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
09/03/2027m 2s

The fight for the soul of America’s political parties

Political reporter Dan Balz on the ebb and flow of the two political parties and how much power they actually have. And Jada Yuan on whether celebrity endorsements make a difference for presidential candidates.Read more:The Democrats seem split between an “establishment” candidate and a candidate who isn’t a Democrat at all. Dan Balz on what’s up with the Democratic Party and how much power the establishment actually has.Do celebrity endorsements make a difference for presidential candidates? The short answer is no. Well, except for that one time.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
06/03/2020m 59s

And then there were two

Annie Linskey and Amber Phillips consider the end of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign and what it means for the delegates she won. Aaron Blake explains why you should care about a scuffle between Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. And, a portrait of a portrait, from Sebastian Smee.Read more:Now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is out of the presidential race, how will her delegates swing?A dust-up between Sen. Chuck Schumer and U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, explained. The beauty of a painting, of a girl arranging her hair. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
05/03/2029m 3s

So ... Biden?

Today on Post Reports, Philip Bump talks through the Super Tuesday results and the narrowing field of Democratic candidates. Heather Long explains the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates in response to the coronavirus outbreak. And the proper way to wash your hands, according to a microbiologist.Read more:The Democrats’ race for the nomination is reshaped after Joe Biden’s surge on Super Tuesday. The Federal Reserve is cutting interest rates in response to the coronavirus. One economist says it’s like putting a Band-Aid on your arm to cure a headache.The right way to wash your hands, according to an expert. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
04/03/2025m 50s

Abortion in the age of a conservative Supreme Court

Caroline Kitchener on the abortion restriction being tested at the Supreme Court. William Wan on how the coronavirus epidemic could play out. And an island full of Buttigiegs, from Chico Harlan.Read more: An abortion case out of Louisiana is a first test for Trump’s Supreme Court justices.How is the coronavirus outbreak going to end? Here’s how similar epidemics played out.In this village, 1 in every 14 people is a Buttigieg.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
03/03/2024m 55s

Super Tuesday, in 16 dispatches.

On Super Tuesday, more states hold contests to pick a presidential nominee, more voters have a chance to go to the polls and more delegates are allotted to candidates than on any other day on the primary calendar. We bring you to each of the 14 states holding primaries, as well as the global primary for Americans abroad and one U.S. territory.  What is Super Tuesday and why is it important?Subscribe to The Washington Post:
02/03/2035m 23s

Your questions about coronavirus, answered

Health reporters Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein answer your questions about the coronavirus. Marian Liu talks about the discrimination Asian Americans have experienced since the start of the outbreak. And Week 4 of being quarantined with your partner ... and your mother-in-law. Everything you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak.  How coronavirus is being used as a justification for racism. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
28/02/2026m 30s

What millennial voters care about in 2020

Eugene Scott describes the impact young voters may have on the presidential election. Drew Harwell on the psychological toll of Web-connected cameras. And Dan Keating explains whether the stop-and-frisk program is actually what lowered the crime rate in New York City, as former mayor Michael Bloomberg claims. Read more:What do young South Carolina Democrats want most in the upcoming election? Big change.Ring, Nest and other Internet-connected cameras have normalized surveillance and created a nation of voyeurs. An analysis of crime data in New York City suggests that the stop-and-frisk program championed by former mayor Mike Bloomberg wasn’t a major component in dropping crime rates.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
27/02/2027m 38s

The ‘radical feminists’ working against trans rights

Abha Bhattarai unpacks Walmart’s “Great Workplace” program, and why it means layoffs for workers. Samantha Schmidt on a strain of feminism that rejects the existence of transgender identity. And Shibani Mahtani explains how China’s ambitions are choking the Mekong River. Read more:Walmart employees say they’re preparing for job cuts as the retailer rolls out its “Great Workplace” program.Conservatives have found an unlikely ally in fighting transgender rights: so-called “radical feminists.”A journey down the Mekong River reveals displaced villages and a ruined ecosystem.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
26/02/2025m 6s

Reparations, rebranded

Matt Viser and Lenny Bernstein on how an old field of candidates changes the norms around the presidency. Tracy Jan looks into Rep. James Clyburn’s anti-poverty program, recast as reparations. Plus, Monica Hesse examines how Harvey Weinstein’s conviction changed the way we talk about rape. Read more:Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) proposed a race-neutral anti-poverty program a decade ago. Presidential candidates recast it as compensation for slavery.A historically old field of candidates refuses to release their health records.Why Harvey Weinstein’s conviction was revolutionary. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
25/02/2027m 57s

Mayors back Bloomberg’s bid

Fenit Nirappil asks why D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser supports Michael Bloomberg, even as he gets slammed by critics on race and gender issues. Joanna Slater discusses Trump’s visit to India. And NASA mourns the death of Katherine Johnson, a “hidden figure” during the 1960s space race, who died at 101.Read more:Trump visits India. Critics slam Bloomberg on race, gender. D.C.’s black, female mayor has his back.Katherine Johnson, ‘hidden figure’ at NASA during 1960s space race, dies at 101.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
24/02/2025m 16s

Shopping under the influence

Shane Harris talks about the lingering threat of Russian election interference and how the administration is responding. Abha Bhattarai on a new gimmick from retailers. And Gillian Brockell and Jessica Contrera on the CIA’s rebellious neighbors.Read more: President Trump chooses a new acting director of national intelligence, following revelations that Russia wants President Trump reelected.Boozy shopping is a thing now. Find out why stores like Whole Foods and Nordstrom are hooked.In 1933, two rebellious women bought a home in Virginia’s woods. Then the CIA moved in.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
21/02/2022m 27s

Kids are using Trump’s words to bully their classmates

Michael Scherer on the heated Nevada Democratic debate. And John Woodrow Cox andHannah Natanson talk about how President Trump’s rhetoric has affected bullying in American schools. Read more: Mike Bloomberg made his prime-time debut at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas — and he didn’t get a warm welcome from the other candidates. The president’s rhetoric has changed the way hundreds of children are harassed in American classrooms.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
20/02/2029m 6s

ICE is using therapy notes to deport young immigrants

Hannah Dreier on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses therapists’ notes to keep young immigrants detained. Damian Paletta discusses how the coronavirus is affecting American companies. And Ishaan Tharoor on the Nordic governing Bernie Sanders loves so much.Read more:Notes from therapists who work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement can be used against detained young immigrants in court.The coronavirus is disrupting manufacturing in China. That’s not great for American companies such as Apple and Nike.Why some think the “Nordic model” could be a version of the American Dream. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
19/02/2027m 40s

The profane ‘wit and wisdom’ of Mike Bloomberg

Political investigative reporter Michael Kranish on Mike Bloomberg’s long history of alleged sexism and profanity. And Travis DeShong describes a new kind of card game meant to make even people at dinner parties more vulnerable.Read more:Newly uncovered documents show Mike Bloomberg’s long history of alleged sexism and profanity in the workplace. Don’t like people, or even yourself? Try a vulnerability card game.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
18/02/2023m 29s

The loves and scandals of President Harding

Steamy love letters. Jazz. Scandal. Psychics. Newspapers. The Hope Diamond.In this Presidents’ Day special from Post Reports, we revisit an episode of The Post’s “Presidential” podcast with host Lillian Cunningham. Cunningham and Nicole Hemmer of the University of Virginia's Miller Center helps guide us through the wild life and presidency of Warren G. Harding — and the interesting connection between his presidency and The Washington Post.Read more:Listen and learn more by checking out the Washington Post podcast “Presidential” — a deep dive into the life and legacy of every U.S. president. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
17/02/2045m 55s

How a non-binary teen claimed their identity

Tara Bahrampour on what coming of age looks like for a non-binary teen. And, revisiting the wisdom of George Washington with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Read more:Becoming Eli: Getting their parents to accept their new name means everything to this non-binary teen. The wisdom of the first president, with Doris Kearns Goodwin, who spoke with Lillian Cunningham, host of The Post’s “Presidential” podcast.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
14/02/2020m 49s

Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation

Kim Bellware on how disinformation about the coronavirus is spreading online. Danielle Paquette on the drawdown of Firestone’s factories in Liberia, where the tire company has been central to the economy. And Rick Maese takes us inside a Tokyo dojo.Read more:As the coronavirus spreads, so does disinformation about the outbreak, stoking fears and racism.The tire company Firestone has a long, complicated history with Liberia. The drawdown of its factories is devastating workers there and causing a seismic chasm in the country’s economy. Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, but Japan’s iconic sport will be absent from the lineup. Only men are allowed to compete professionally, but some women are pushing their way in. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
13/02/2022m 22s

The politicization of the Justice Department

Today on Post Reports, Matt Zapotosky reports on the fight for independence within the Justice Department after Attorney General William P. Barr intervened in the sentencing guidelines for Roger Stone. Political reporter Aaron Blake breaks down the New Hampshire primary results, and what they mean for the Democrat’s race for the White House. And columnist Monica Hesse says that questions of Elizabeth Warren’s electability are a self-fulfilling prophecy for her supporters.Read more:Four prosecutors quit after Attorney General William P. Barr shortened Roger Stone’s sentencing request, one sign of turmoil engulfing the Justice Department. Sanders takes the New Hampshire primary. Can he keep up the momentum to Nevada? Since 2016, the question of a candidate’s electability has mutated into an abstract panic over whether any woman can be elected in 2020. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
12/02/2028m 14s

The CIA’s ‘coup of the century’

Greg Miller on how governments all over the world got played by the CIA. Simon Denyer and Lenny Bernstein on the increasingly desperate situation aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess. And Griff Witte says there are few signs of President Trump’s “blue-collar boom’ in New Hampshire’s poorest city.Read more:‘The intelligence coup of the century’: For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.The increasingly desperate situation aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where cases of coronavirus have doubled. ‘We’re hurting’: In New Hampshire’s poorest city, few signs of Trump’s ‘blue-collar boom.’Subscribe to The Washington Post:
11/02/2032m 1s

What Trump’s company charges the Secret Service

Eugene Scott weighs the stakes of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. David Fahrenthold reports on what Trump’s companies are charging the government. And Teddy Amenabar reflects on the gendered perceptions of 2-in-1 shampoos.Read more:The still-crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates faces its next contest: the New Hampshire primary. Will it narrow the field at all?The Secret Service has paid rates as high as $650 a night for rooms at President Trump’s properties. That’s according to federal records and people who have seen the receipts. The Internet’s proof that men don’t care about grooming: 2-in-1 shampoos. But their bad reputation may be undeserved.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
10/02/2023m 1s

‘Unshackled and unleashed’: Trump, post-acquittal

Today on Post Reports, Philip Rucker describes what the presidency could look like post-impeachment. And ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Sarah Hashemi considers whether gendered categories should be eliminated from award shows. Read more:Historians and legal experts say President Trump’s acquittal could have profound ramifications for what future presidents consider permissible conduct. The Oscars have a gender problem. Non-binary actors have some solutions.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
07/02/2021m 31s

The race to find a cure for the coronavirus

Today on Post Reports, Anna Fifield describes the eerie emptiness that has taken hold across China under the threat of the coronavirus. David Lynch reports on the epidemic’s impact on the global economy. Carolyn Johnson explains the hurdles disease specialists are facing in creating a vaccine for the virus. And Justin George on Bernie Madoff’s plea for “compassionate release.”Read more:Major Chinese cities are becoming quiet ghost towns, as residents lock themselves away from the threat of the coronavirus. Read more about how this is affecting domestic and international industry.Public health experts say they’re struggling to understand the virus’s spread and its symptoms. Read more about how fast science has to move to keep up. Ponzi scheme king Bernie Madoff has asked for compassionate medical release from prison. Hear from the man himself.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
06/02/2020m 26s

Iowa and the future of election technology

Today on Post Reports: Tony Romm on the makers of the app that set back the results of the Iowa caucuses. Samantha Schmidt describes how sex education classes in some states are reacting to the #MeToo era. And Mike DeBonis on a surprise moment in the Senate impeachment trial.Read more:An untested app rolled out and broke down during the Iowa caucuses. Read more about the company that delivered it.Propelled by the #MeToo movement, a growing number of states are mandating consent be taught in sex education classes. The Senate impeachment trial went pretty much as predicted — with one notable exception on its last day. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
05/02/2020m 50s

Inside the chaos of the Iowa caucuses

Today on Post Reports, Jenna Johnson explains the result delays at the Iowa caucuses. Juliet Eilperin fills us in on the many environmental policy changes we’ve missed while distracted by impeachment and the election. And Abha Bhattarai on the mindful appeal of Legos.Read more:An epic breakdown in Iowa shines a spotlight on the caucus system as a whole. While impeachment and the election have held our attention, President Trump has dismantled age-old policies in the environmental world –– among them, one protecting migratory birds. The world’s largest toymaker is pitching its bricks as a form of mindfulness. Read more about the adults gladly playing along.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
04/02/2028m 1s

The new targets of Trump’s travel ban

Today on Post Reports, national reporter Abigail Hauslohner outlines the expansion of President Trump’s travel ban. Beth Reinhard looks into how presidential pardoning has evolved under Trump. And Dan Balz explores whether a president can be impeached more than once. Read more:President Trump’s expanded travel ban has been blasted by Democrats as “clearly discriminatory” against people from predominantly black and Muslim nations. In his first three years of office, Trump issued a record-low number of decisions on pardon requests and left thousands of petitioners in limbo. Can a president be impeached more than once? How that process could go down. Subscribe to The Washington Post:
03/02/2028m 11s

How do caucuses work, anyway?

Kayla Epstein explains the chaotic, confusing, bizarre process that is the Iowa caucuses. And political reporter Aaron Blake tells us how the GOP succeeded in blocking witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more: Kayla Epstein explains how the 2020 primaries begin, with the “giant game of musical chairs” that is the Iowa caucuses.Aaron Blake on Republicans blocking witnesses.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
01/02/2024m 56s

Is the White House ready for the new coronavirus?

Lena Sun and Yasmeen Abutaleb explain the dangers of the coronavirus outbreak. Amber Phillips talks about that moment with Rand Paul. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee on the Trump donors who are going from zero to 60 with big contributions.Read more:Impeachment questions come to an end with little resolved.Lena Sun and Yasmeen Abutaleb on the panic surrounding the coronavirus.Michelle Ye Hee Lee covers the people throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars at Trump.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
31/01/2026m 42s

Majority of black Americans call Trump 'racist'

Aaron Blake says the debate over whether to call witnesses still hangs over the impeachment trial. Vanessa Williams reports on why 8 in 10 black Americans say President Trump is racist. And many questions remain as Britain prepares to leave the E.U.Read more:All eyes are on the moderate Republicans as the Senate impeachment trial enters a new phase. Most black Americans say Trump is “racist.”Impending Brexit leaves loose ends.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
30/01/2028m 28s

Who’s paying for Trump’s lawyers?

As the president’s impeachment defense rests, Ann Marimow explains who is paying for his lawyers. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro tells The Post's Anthony Faiola that he's still firmly in control. And Marian Liu on the branding genius of K-pop group BTS.Read more:Who is paying for Trump’s defense in the impeachment trial?Reporter Anthony Faiola sat down with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. BTS is more than a K-pop group. It’s a booming business.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
28/01/2024m 26s

The Bolton question hangs over impeachment trial

Today on Post Reports, political reporter Aaron Blake breaks down President Trump’s impeachment defense. Kyle Swenson explains the cluster of HIV cases in West Virginia. And sports columnist Jerry Brewer reflects on Kobe Bryant’s stardom on and off the court, as well as his sexual assault case. Read more:The Senate impeachment trial continues and President Trump’s defense team says their piece. Read live impeachment trial updates.Post reporter Kyle Swenson says one of the many side effects of the opioid crisis in West Virginia has been a burst of HIV cases. Read how people are trying to treat these cases.Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Read about his life from sports columnist Jerry Brewer.Subscribe to The Washington Post:
28/01/2029m 29s

What reparations mean to one American family

Today on Post Reports, business reporter Tracy Jan tells the story of one family for whom reparations mean more than money. Geoff Edgers explains the hidden history of Roberta Flack’s hit song “Killing Me Softly.Read more:This family faced slavery and internment during World War II. To them, reparations mean more than money.The true story behind the song ‘Killing me softly.’Subscribe to The Washington Post:
24/01/2031m 21s

‘Hello MBS.’ How the world’s richest man was hacked.

Amber Phillips tells us about the latest antics by the world’s greatest deliberative body: One senator read a book Thursday while one doodled through another day of the impeachment trial. After Jeff Bezos and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia exchanged numbers at a dinner party, Bezos was hacked. Marc Fisher explains how the hack went down. And, Emily Yahr on why we’re obsessed with Wikipedia’s “personal life” section. Background reading: The Senate impeachment trial continues. Read live impeachment trial updates from The Washington Post: ‘Hello MBS,’ Jeff Bezos wrote in a text. Then, he was hacked: with Wikipedia ‘personal life’ entries? You’re not alone:
24/01/2022m 50s

Can Democrats keep impeachment spicy?

Amber Phillips on the opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial. Anna Fifield and Lena Sun on the rapidly spreading coronavirus. And David Fahrenthold reports on how Trump’s D.C. hotel blurs lines of private interests and public life.
23/01/2025m 33s

The rules of engagement

Aaron Blake explains Tuesday’s Senate debate on the rules for Trump’s impeachment trial. Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig on their new book “A Very Stable Genius.” And Rosalind Helderman answers your questions on impeachment.
22/01/2031m 20s

A crumbling bridge and restorative justice

Robert Samuels on the opportunity black activists see in a city’s crumbling highway section. And DeNeen L. Brown tells the surprising story of how Martin Luther King Jr. got his name.
20/01/2020m 10s

The politics of hair for black women

Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s video about her battle with alopecia has renewed conversations around the politics of hair. Jena McGregor outlines the growing protections against race-based hair discrimination. And Chico Harlan on the tensions between two popes.
17/01/2018m 59s

Trump, Giuliani and a guy called Lev

The Senate gavels in for the impeachment trial. Paul Sonne unpacks the latest evidence implicating President Trump in the Ukraine scandal. Drew Harwell on the tech companies manufacturing diversity. And Philip Bump brings us the “Impeachment Polka.”
16/01/2029m 35s

What’s next in impeachment

Rosalind S. Helderman explains what’s happening with impeachment — and the new documents made public by House Democrats. Robert Costa on Bernie Sanders and the candidate’s quiet rise in Iowa. And a new contract for the WNBA.
15/01/2028m 28s

A campaign with unlimited money

Michael Scherer on Mike Bloomberg’s campaign strategy. Shane Harris explains the administration’s conflicting rationales for the strike on Iran’s Qasem Soleimani. And Drew Harwell unpacks the effect of doctored photos on politics.
14/01/2027m 57s

Women in the workforce: ‘I’m back, baby!’

Rachel Siegel reports women outnumber men in the U.S. workforce for just the second time. Moriah Balingit on how a book-burning at Georgia Southern ignited a conversation about race. And Arelis Hernández on the earthquakes rattling Puerto Rico.
13/01/2028m 21s

Selective memory: The U.S. and Iran

Jason Rezaian contextualizes the current relationship between the United States and Iran and describes what leaders can illuminate from the past about the present.
10/01/2033m 0s

Australia burning

Kate Shuttleworth and Sarah Kaplan on the wildfires ravaging Australia. Colby Itkowitz breaks down how President Trump has reshaped the most important courts in the country. And Jennifer Hassan gives context to Britain’s “Megxit.”
09/01/2024m 45s

Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’

Ishaan Tharoor unpacks the White House response to attacks from Iran. Paul Kane reports from the chambers of the least deliberative Senate in modern history. And Abha Bhattarai on a new approach to thank-you cards.
08/01/2025m 15s

Impeachment trial? What impeachment trial?

Mike DeBonis explains the impeachment trial’s delay. Liz Sly unravels the fraught history of U.S.-Iraq relations. And Kayla Epstein assuages young people’s concerns about the draft.
07/01/2026m 45s

Inside the plan to kill Soleimani

Shane Harris explains how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaped the decision to kill a top Iranian military commander. Phil Rucker describes President Trump’s wartime posture. And Anthony Faiola on the fight over Venezuela’s National Assembly.
06/01/2026m 50s

What Iran’s ‘severe revenge’ vow means for the U.S.

Missy Ryan examines the fallout of a U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. Plus, Sebastian Smee describes the stunning photo that changed how we see our planet.
03/01/2019m 43s

What’s in and out for 2020

The Washington Post’s annual guide to what’s out from 2019 and what’s in for 2020. And, how gender bias in science also affects lab rats.
02/01/2022m 9s

Black women on race and genre

Martine Powers talks with N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory and Lauren Wilkinson about challenging narrow perceptions of race in literary genres. And Bilal Qureshi discusses Toni Morrison’s legacy.
31/12/1922m 8s

A tale of two billionaires: Trump and Bloomberg

Michael Kranish dives into the tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Mike Bloomberg. Plus: Robin Givhan remembers a bombastic legend of the fashion world.
30/12/1913m 32s

How the ’60s’ most disastrous concert turned deadly

Altamont 1969 was meant to be the Woodstock of the West. Eyewitnesses recount how this free concert turned into a deadly disaster.
27/12/1938m 54s

How the ’60s’ most disastrous concert came to be

It was meant to be the Woodstock of the West, but it was chaos. How the free rock concert in Altamont, Calif., 50 years ago came to be.
26/12/1925m 42s

Fashion in the age of climate change

Robin Givhan considers whether it’s possible to dress fashionably and ethically. Caitlin Gibson and Monica Hesse take a day to watch every film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” ahead of the new movie.
24/12/1920m 28s

The rise of the ‘zombie mall’

Abha Bhattarai explains why most shopping malls are on the decline — and why a few are thriving. Maggie Penman on making sobriety hip. Plus, Lauren Tierney tracks down the origin of your Christmas tree.
23/12/1923m 10s

What sex trafficking in the U.S. actually looks like

Jessica Contrera unpacks a legal case challenging how courts understand sexual violence. And Moriah Balingit describes the plight of educators using the impeachment trial to teach history in real time.
20/12/1927m 18s

What comes next in impeachment

Amber Phillips previews the Senate’s impeachment trial next month. Griff Witte on why red states are choosing to welcome more refugees. And Sarah Hashemi describes the reach of the new “L Word.”
19/12/1931m 4s

The impeachment of President Trump

Mike DeBonis, Seung Min Kim and Paul Kane take the temperature of Capitol Hill. And Aaron Blake breaks down the partisan debate that led to the impeachment of President Trump.
19/12/1926m 59s

Voices from the war in Afghanistan

People who experienced the war in Afghanistan respond to uncovered documents and secret audio recordings. Juliet Eilperin on the drilling effort dividing an Arctic village. Joanna Slater shares what’s going on with India’s controversial citizenship law.
17/12/1929m 6s

The racial reckoning of Pete Buttigieg

William Booth on what Boris Johnson’s sweeping majority means for Brexit. Robert Samuels on Pete Buttigieg’s often clumsy attempts to understand the black experience. And the downside of a new cutting-edge wireless network.
16/12/1927m 31s

Selling treatments to incurable diseases

Rhonda Colvin on the Judiciary Committee vote to advance impeachment articles. Laurie McGinley and William Wan explain how clinics are profiting by selling cellular therapies for incurable diseases. And Michael Rosenwald remembers Caroll Spinney.
13/12/1931m 4s

Who’s losing out in the automated economy? Women.

Heather Long on how older women are being left behind in the new automated economy. Reed Albergotti investigates unwanted sexual behavior on iPhone chat apps. And Julie Zauzmer on Trump’s executive order to combat anti-Semitism on college campuses.
12/12/1924m 50s

The fight over the FBI’s Russia probe

Matt Zapotosky on the fight over the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. Kevin Sieff on the cycle of debt for migrants. Plus, Lena Felton explores how women use sci-fi to explore gender and sexuality.
11/12/1929m 41s

The Democrats’ case against President Trump

Aaron Blake explains House Democrats’ articles of impeachment. Darryl Fears on the disease threatening Florida’s citrus crop. And Hawken Miller on how video gaming creates opportunities for people living with disabilities.
10/12/1925m 36s

The Afghanistan Papers

After a three-year legal battle, The Post obtains hundreds of records of candid interviews assessing the war in Afghanistan and its failures.Read the full story:
09/12/1946m 46s

The fight for a gender-neutral Spanish

Samantha Schmidt talks to the Argentine teens promoting a more inclusive Spanish. And Kevin Sieff reports from a squalid tent city in Matamoros, Mexico, where refugees are forced to wait for their asylum requests to be processed by the United States.
06/12/1920m 26s

Can Boris Johnson keep his seat?

William Booth lays out the factors shaping Britain’s upcoming general election. Ovetta Wiggins on the legal and media battle that won five prison exonerees millions from Maryland. And the House will move forward with drafting articles of impeachment.
05/12/1925m 31s

The NBA star courting Congress on Turkey

Shane Harris interprets the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report. Jacob Bogage explains why lawmakers are lining up to back NBA player and Turkish dissident Enes Kanter. And Maura Judkis reads her horoscope.
04/12/1929m 41s

How the Mueller investigation led Giuliani to Ukraine

Rosalind S. Helderman traces the origin of Rudolph W. Giuliani’s involvement in Ukraine. Eugene Scott on the end of Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign. And Anna Fifield on China’s rapid robotic revolution.
03/12/1926m 1s

The human cost of food delivery in China

Mike DeBonis unpacks the White House’s strategy as the impeachment inquiry unfolds. Gerry Shih describes the human toll of the food delivery industry in China. And Valerie Strauss on the lengths to which teachers will go to get classroom supplies.
02/12/1925m 33s

How a black activist managed to take over a neo-Nazi group

Katie Mettler unpacks the complicated life of black activist James Stern and how he came to take control of Jeff Schoep’s neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement.
29/11/1933m 15s

What’s stalling the self-driving car revolution

Faiz Siddiqui explains the engineering challenge behind training self-driving cars. Madhulika Sikka shares the story of an author and filmmaker excavating the experiences of black Americans. Plus, Matt Viser unpacks a Dukakis family tradition.
27/11/1929m 15s

Trump touts law freeing inmates. But the Justice Department wants them behind bars.

Neena Satija on the tensions underlying a major piece of criminal justice legislation. Amber Phillips outlines what comes next in the impeachment process. And Antonia Noori Farzan describes how one town is addressing its “food desert.”
26/11/1932m 26s

How crib bumpers have paralyzed a U.S. consumer regulation agency

Michael Scherer with a look into how Mike Bloomberg’s wealth could influence the 2020 race. Todd Frankel reports on an agency struggling with an internal dispute over crib bumpers. And Alex Horton on a powerful weapon’s role in the impeachment inquiry.
25/11/1925m 2s

They escaped China’s crackdown. Now, they wait.

Emily Rauhala tracks the plight of a Uighur family that escaped internment in western China. And Michael Ruane describes a newly digitized wealth of recordings and documents from the postwar Nuremberg Trial.
22/11/1918m 56s

Two weeks. Seven hearings. Now what?

Shane Harris recaps the second week of public impeachment hearings. Jay Greene examines the vast counterfeit-product market on Amazon.
21/11/1920m 16s

A race to stand out before Democratic field thins

Political reporters Michael Scherer, Annie Linskey and Cleve Wootson break down key moments from Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.
21/11/1918m 43s

‘Was there a "quid pro quo"? … The answer is yes.’

Shane Harris unpacks Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s public testimony. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on where he sees the party going. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee explains how merchandise sales have altered the campaign fundraising game.
20/11/1928m 25s

The call that sparked the whistleblower complaint

Shane Harris and Lisa Rein share what another day of public impeachment hearings revealed. Mary Beth Sheridan connects the political crises unfolding across Latin America. And Lena Sun describes the growing threat posed by superbugs.
19/11/1929m 13s

The free-for-all over Medicare-for-all

Jeff Stein describes how Medicare-for-all would work. Rachel Siegel explains what President Trump’s trade war is doing to lobster fishing towns in Maine. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee on single-dollar donors.
18/11/1928m 20s

As Yovanovitch testifies, Trump attacks her on Twitter

Shane Harris on how Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony prompted accusations of witness intimidation. Elahe Izadi describes how comedian Jenny Slate works through her stage fright. And Chico Harlan wades through the tidewaters submerging Venice.
15/11/1932m 14s

Late to the party: Even more Democrats enter the race for 2020

Matt Viser on late entries into the 2020 race. Neena Satija investigates the policies that ensnared child migrants in a bureaucratic nightmare. And author Jacqueline Woodson with untold stories about black family life in her latest, “Red at the Bone.”
14/11/1931m 4s

The public impeachment inquiry hearings: Day One

Shane Harris explains what we learned on the first day of the impeachment inquiry’s public phase. Shibani Mahtani on a flashpoint in Hong Kong.
13/11/1923m 18s

America’s new ‘progressive prosecutors’ are getting pushback

Mark Berman on the reality facing “progressive prosecutors.” Amber Phillips looks into Wednesday’s key witnesses: William B. Taylor and George Kent. Plus, Mustafa Salim on the unconventional role of Iraq’s tuk-tuks.
12/11/1928m 14s

The impeachment inquiry finally goes public

Paul Kane previews the next stage of the impeachment inquiry. Annie Gowen on the ongoing mental health crisis facing America’s farmers. Plus, Laura Reiley covers the challenges of marketing and selling CBD products.
11/11/1926m 35s

How Pete Buttigieg plans to diversify his base

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg lays out his plan to capture broader appeal. And Tara Bahrampour on a 94-year-old woman who wanted to leave life on her own terms.
08/11/1922m 8s

The future of a drug company blamed for helping fuel the opioid crisis

Chris Rowland explains why one of the companies accused of fueling the opioid epidemic is declaring bankruptcy. Griff Witte looks at why Republican legislators feel they can’t stray from Trump. And Ellen Nakashima discusses Saudi Arabia’s Twitter spies.
07/11/1926m 41s

What Tuesday’s election results could mean for 2020

Robert Costa with the major takeaways from Tuesday’s elections. Abby Ohlheiser explains how a tracking app is transforming parent-child relationships. Plus, Rick Noack on what a 10-year-old burger says about capitalism.
06/11/1929m 18s

The Texas teenagers who allegedly smuggled immigrants across the southern border

Karoun Demirjian on what we’ve learned from the impeachment inquiry transcripts released this week. Maria Sacchetti on the role U.S. citizens play in immigration smuggling. And Rebecca Tan explains part of the new generation’s enthusiasm for cricket.
05/11/1925m 2s

Guns in the gym: The NRA’s charity arm raffles off weapons in American schools

Beth Reinhard on why the NRA is raffling off guns in American schools. Jason Rezaian examines Iran’s history of hostage-taking. And Joel Achenbach considers the uncertain fate of the universe.
04/11/1931m 11s

Restoring Afghanistan’s lost era of film

Siobhán O’Grady visits the archivists restoring film reels hidden during the Taliban era. And Peter Finn explains how an adventure-seeking socialite became the first American woman in uniform captured by the Nazis.
01/11/1919m 31s

The Canadian islands crumbling into the sea

Brady Dennis examines the effect of climate change on Canadian islands. Karen DeYoung clarifies the complicated U.S.-Turkey relationship. Maura Judkis on a cradle of outlandish Halloween costumes. And Tracy Grant celebrates D.C.’s World Series win.
31/10/1925m 55s

A California utility that cut off power to curb wildfires may have caused them

Douglas MacMillan reports on a utility’s controversial plan to prevent California wildfires. Heather Long explains why the deficit is ballooning under Trump. And Ben Strauss on the changing rules for college athletes.
31/10/1920m 40s

House Democrats prepare for first impeachment vote

Mike DeBonis on what the upcoming impeachment vote means. Josh White on why the Supreme Court is considering whether a D.C. sniper should be resentenced. And Hawken Miller on the people getting coaches to improve their video game playing.
29/10/1929m 10s

How Baghdadi’s death could be rallying cry for ISIS

Missy Ryan on how U.S. troops closed in on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Peter Whoriskey explains the ethical uncertainty of what goes into a chocolate bar. And Danielle Paquette reports that rising temperatures means more female sea turtles.
28/10/1925m 25s

Doors are closing for Syrian refugees

Kareem Fahim travels with a refugee couple seeking a new life outside of Syria. And Julie Zauzmer on a Republican PAC working to get the Amish population out to vote.
25/10/1920m 28s

An interview with an algorithm

Drew Harwell and Carolyn Y. Johnson examine the algorithms measuring your worth. Danielle Douglas-Gabriel explains why the Education Department gave millions in student loans to ineligible colleges. And Sarah Dadouch on the ongoing protests in Lebanon.
24/10/1924m 54s

A princess, an international custody dispute — and Rudy Giuliani

Dalton Bennett on the unexpected meeting between Rudolph W. Giuliani and an Emirati princess. Aaron Blake sums up the latest developments of the impeachment inquiry. And Rick Maese explains how coastal sports teams are planning for climate change.
23/10/1925m 46s

How Vladimir Putin soured the president on Ukraine

Greg Miller describes Vladimir Putin’s role in shaping Trump’s view of Ukraine. Griff Witte spends time with refugees who sought asylum in Australia and ended up in Texas. And Martine Powers on how a city responds to its team’s first World Series.
22/10/1924m 1s

Cracks in Trump’s Republican firewall

Ashley Parker on an increasingly embattled White House. Debbie Cenziper on the thousands of children in foster care after their parents fell victim to the opioid epidemic. And William Booth explains the latest fight over Brexit.
21/10/1928m 21s

Trump awards a massive government contract – to himself

David Fahrenthold scrutinizes the president’s decision to award a major government contract — to himself. U.S. star Rose Lavelle discusses the future of women’s soccer. And Sonia Rao shares what indie studio A24 is doing right.
18/10/1930m 40s

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggles to balance truth and free speech

Tony Romm examines what Facebook sees as its role in policing speech ahead the 2020 election. Jenna Portnoy and Paul Kane recount the life and legacy of Rep. Elijah Cummings. And Simon Denyer on the cultural tradition behind Japan’s dolphin hunt.
17/10/1926m 41s

A Democratic debate, in the shadow of impeachment

Amber Phillips shares her takeaways from the fourth Democratic presidential debate. Aaron Davis explains the ascent of the U.S. ambassador to the E.U. And Keith Alexander describes how D.C. changed during the reign of drug kingpin Rayful Edmond III.
16/10/1929m 28s

Some colleges are tracking students before they even apply

Douglas MacMillan explains how colleges track potential students before they even apply. Alex Andrejev follows a video-game designer’s path from refugee to CEO. And Louisa Loveluck on the young people who feel locked out of Iraq’s political system.
15/10/1928m 5s

As U.S. military plans pullout, a stunning unraveling in Syria

Missy Ryan talks about how the fight in Syria connects to U.S. diplomacy. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on the army of consultants behind Trump’s reelection campaign. Plus, Scott Wilson on the unpopular way California utility companies are fighting wildfires.
14/10/1928m 25s

Why a suburb's integrated schools are still failing black students

Laura Meckler goes back to her hometown of Shaker Heights, Ohio, to try to understand why integration efforts in schools there are still not closing the achievement gap. And Steve Mufson reports on Jane Fonda’s plan to protest inaction on climate change.
11/10/1927m 45s

How China called foul on American businesses

Jeanne Whalen examines how Western businesses are bowing to political pressure from China. Samantha Schmidt on how a vulnerable community of transgender sex workers takes care of its own. And Luisa Beck unpacks the implications of a shooting in Germany.
10/10/1925m 55s

‘Not so much a legal document as a political screed’

Karoun Demirjian tracks how the White House has pushed back against impeachment. Anna Fifield explains a new phase in China’s forcible assimilation of its Uighur population. And Ben Guarino on the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry.
09/10/1927m 1s

The fallout of a U.S. troop withdrawal from northern Syria

Ishaan Tharoor on what the withdrawal of troops from Syria means for the Kurds. Eli Rosenberg reports from the picket line of the United Auto Workers strike. And Caroline Kitchener on the stakes of a Supreme Court case focused on LGBT discrimination.
08/10/1927m 38s

Inside the Republican reckoning over Trump’s possible impeachment.

Phil Rucker on how the impeachment inquiry into the president is paralyzing the GOP. Anton Troianovski reports on what climate change means in Siberia. And voices from the Hong Kong protest movement.
07/10/1929m 52s

Why every Jessica you know is turning 30

The Lily’s Caroline Kitchener explores what it’s like to turn 30 in 2019. Plus, David Betancourt on the best “Joker.”
04/10/1926m 36s

The story of Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine

Michael Kranish looks into Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. Julie Zauzmer rides along with two pastors working to revive shrinking churches. Plus, Jemar Tisby on the burden of forgiveness for black Americans.
03/10/1925m 46s

How the White House rehabilitated Saudi Arabia’s reputation after the death of Jamal Khashoggi

John Hudson examines the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, one year after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Nick Miroff on an interview with DHS’s isolated acting chief. And Mike Ruane with a newly discovered audio recording of the D-Day invasion.
02/10/1931m 15s

Uber says safety is its first priority. Employees aren’t so sure.

Greg Bensinger on Uber’s company-centric safety policies. Matt Zapotsky examines how Attorney General William Barr fits into the impeachment inquiry. And Anne Midgette remembers opera singer Jessye Norman.
01/10/1929m 15s

How 2020 Democrats are navigating the impeachment inquiry

Sean Sullivan tracks how Democratic presidential candidates are responding to the impeachment inquiry. Wesley Lowery unpacks the argument for reparations. And Anna Fifield explains how pork prices are overshadowing China’s national day celebrations.
30/09/1928m 15s

50 years, three presidents: How impeachment inquiries change the nation

Chief political correspondent Dan Balz on covering two presidential impeachment inquiries. And Elahe Izadi examines the rarefied place in pop culture that “Saturday Night Live’s” Kenan Thompson occupies.
27/09/1926m 16s

The ‘highly detailed and arresting’ whistleblower complaint against Trump

Shane Harris takes us through the newly released whistleblower complaint. Juliet Eilperin on the conflicted attitudes of oil and gas executives toward climate change. And Laura Reiley digs into the religious debates behind plant-based meat and shrimp.
26/09/1927m 55s

‘A piece of a broader narrative’: Trump’s call at the center of whistleblower complaint

Shane Harris examines the rough transcript of Trump’s call to Ukraine. Greg Miller unpacks the shadow agenda pursued by Rudolph W. Giuliani in Ukraine. And Samantha Schmidt on the future of the Boy Scouts.
25/09/1927m 17s

Impeachment inquiry launched against Trump: How we got here

Politics reporter Aaron Blake explains House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to move forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, bringing an end to an extended debate within the Democratic Party.
25/09/1919m 27s

‘It’s going to be an enormous battle’: Black college students fight for voting access in Texas

Amy Gardner on a case of alleged racial bias in the administration of a local election in Texas. Jerry Brewer examines where the NFL went wrong with Antonio Brown. And Aaron Gregg tracks the military funding diverted for President Trump’s border wall.
24/09/1926m 24s

Whistleblower allegation against Trump revives the call for impeachment

Rachael Bade explains whether impeachment is on the table after a whistleblower complaint. Gerry Shih on the new targets of China’s crackdown against Muslims. And Zachary Pincus-Roth examines the continued watchability of “The Shawshank Redemption.”
23/09/1926m 24s

‘They weren’t listening’: How Congress failed to act on a deadly drug’s harrowing rise

Katie Zezima on why federal money has a limited impact in communities fighting the opioid crisis. And Emily Giambalvo tracks the lives of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation.
20/09/1933m 5s

Intel official blows a whistle on Trump's interaction with world leader

Shane Harris on the whistleblower rattling the intelligence community. Juliet Eilperin explains the president’s move to take away California’s ability to set its own emission standards. And Maura Judkis on the legal challenges of opening a cannabis cafe.
19/09/1926m 48s

‘They see that swagger when Harris speaks’: How Howard University shaped Kamala Harris

Robin Givhan examines Sen. Kamala Harris’s political and racial identity. Ruth Eglash breaks down the negotiations for a new government in Israel. And Caroline Kitchener on who die-hard Hillary Clinton supporters will back in 2020.
18/09/1930m 17s

‘He's got competing instincts here’: Trump’s shifting response to Saudi oil-field attack

Anne Gearan explains the White House’s shifting messaging on Iran. Drew Harwell on how Beijing-based TikTok is suspected of censoring the Hong Kong protests. And Maura Judkis takes us into the kitchen with “Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski.
17/09/1926m 21s

What the opioid crackdown means for chronic pain patients

Joel Achenbach reports on chronic pain and opioids. Sarah Kaplan on how American teens are channeling their anxiety over climate change into activism. And Max Bearak visits a Kenyan community whose members say its source of power was stolen.
16/09/1926m 6s

‘The city didn’t need another statement of failure’: Baltimore still reeling after Freddie Gray

Aaron Blake shares his takeaways from the third Democratic debate. And Erin Cox describes the healing and reawakening of Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray.
13/09/1927m 35s

A report card on school segregation in America

Laura Meckler examines what school segregation looks like today. Heather Long on the minority women changing the makeup of the U.S. workforce. And Nick Miroff explains the Supreme Court’s move on a Trump administration asylum policy.
12/09/1930m 35s

The ‘South Atlantic blob’: The vulnerability of the world’s warming oceans

Chris Mooney, John Muyskens and Carolyn Van Houten on the dangerous hot zones spreading around the world. David Weigel previews the next Democratic presidential debate. And Sarah Kaplan describes a ‘Super Earth’ 110 light-years away.
11/09/1931m 22s

What John Bolton’s departure means for Trump’s foreign policy

John Hudson on the ouster of national security adviser John Bolton. Reed Albergotti describes Apple’s dual role in the app economy. And Lena Sun breaks down the chemical linked to recent vaping-related illnesses and deaths.
10/09/1923m 6s

‘As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead.’ How Trump’s peace talks with the Taliban broke down.

Karen DeYoung explains the collapse of U.S. peace talks in Afghanistan. Rachael Bade on the implications of an impeachment probe. And Anthony Faiola describes the human toll and destruction of Hurricane Dorian.
09/09/1931m 50s

The power of black motherhood: Finding joy beyond the numbers on maternal mortality

Helena Andrews-Dyer looks for joy in her pregnancy in the face of scary statistics about black women and childbirth. And Peter Holley explains what life after death could look like, thanks to new technology.
06/09/1920m 36s

Protests, defections, rebellions — a chaotic week for British politics

Kevin Sullivan breaks down Boris Johnson’s Brexit battle. Caroline Kitchener describes the state of women’s health care in Maine. And Danielle Paquette takes us on a ride with an African delivery service.
05/09/1923m 21s

An intoxicated pathologist misdiagnosed 3,000 cases. VA failed to stop him.

Taylor Telford on Walmart’s response to multiple mass shootings. Lisa Rein looks at oversight failures in the Department of Veterans Affairs. And Jessica Contrera reports from what might be the most dramatic dog park in the country.
04/09/1927m 45s

After prison, a different kind of punishment

Philip Rucker on what White House advisers and aides are really thinking as the summer winds down. Tracy Jan explains what’s missing in the conversation about criminal justice reform. And Jason Samenow forecasts the hurricanes of the future.
03/09/1929m 6s

Getting through the world with face blindness

Post reporter Sadie Dingfelder used to think she was just really bad at recognizing people. Then she learned she might have a condition called prosopagnosia — better known as face blindness — and set about getting an official diagnosis.
02/09/1921m 36s

How American classrooms gloss over slavery and its enduring legacy

Joe Heim examines the glossing over of the history of slavery in American textbooks and schools. Plus, Lisa Bonos and Linah Mohammad question the supposed magic of the summer fling.
30/08/1921m 50s

‘Finish the wall’: Trump tells aides he’ll pardon misdeeds, say current and former officials

Nick Miroff explains how the president is encouraging misdeeds to get his wall built. Geoffrey Fowler talks about how his credit cards have let companies buy his data. And Rachel Hatzipanagos on anxiety in the Latino community under Trump.
29/08/1924m 55s

Security or surveillance? How smart doorbell company Ring partners with police

Drew Harwell on doorbell-camera company Ring turning its focus to surveillance. Laura Reiley on the war over what plant-based brands can call themselves. Adam Taylor on Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament, and debate, ahead of the Brexit deadline.
28/08/1922m 31s

“This is a landmark.” The court decision that could shape the future of the opioid crisis.

Lenny Bernstein on what a court ruling in Oklahoma could mean for the opioid epidemic. Carol D. Leonnig reports on Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers speaking out in court. And transportation reporter Luz Lazo explains why there may be Braille on your e-scooter.
27/08/1924m 49s

Goodbye Biarritz, Hello … Trump National Doral? Trump makes a pitch for next year’s G-7

David Fahrenthold explains President Trump’s unusual pitch for next year’s G-7 summit: hosting it at his own resort. Sari Horwitz on how fentanyl is crossing the border. And Jerry Brewer on quarterback Andrew Luck’s early retirement from the NFL.
26/08/1923m 51s

‘Publishing is still a business that is owned by white men’: Three women on race and genre

Martine Powers talks with N.K. Jemisin, Jasmine Guillory and Lauren Wilkinson about challenging narrow perceptions of race in literary genres. And Marian Liu on the segregation of American music awards.
23/08/1918m 29s

‘People were always so welcoming, so kind, so helpful.’ And then the president arrived.

From a community divided by xenophobic chants, Griff Witte explains what the president’s rhetoric can do on the ground. Jeff Stein on the aging problem in the U.S. And Andrew Freedman on the record-breaking number of fires in the Amazon.
22/08/1927m 37s

Where does President Trump stand on gun reform? Depends on the day.

Josh Dawsey and David Nakamura on the dimming prospect of Trump-led gun reform. Pam Constable and Jon Gerberg track the U.S.-Taliban peace talks and their impact on violence in Afghanistan. And an animal love story from Luisa Beck and Rick Noack.
21/08/1927m 21s

The Trump translator: How Stephen Miller became so powerful in the West Wing

Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey on the outsize influence of Stephen Miller on Trump’s immigration policy. Former Mass. governor Bill Weld makes a long-shot case for the Republican presidential nomination. And a summer field trip with Joel Achenbach. 
20/08/1928m 31s

48 hours at the Iowa State Fair

Holly Bailey and Kevin Uhrmacher outline 2020 takeaways from the Iowa State Fair. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) explains his case to Martine Powers. And Matt Collette introduces us to the fair’s nonpolitical competitors.
19/08/1931m 52s

Non-binary, pregnant and taking on the most gendered role of all: motherhood

Samantha Schmidt on the sacrifices one person has made to become a mother. And Geoff Edgers remembers Aretha Franklin, one year after her death.
16/08/1925m 26s

How small-dollar donors could choose our next president

Anu Narayanswamy crunches the numbers on small-dollar donations. Niha Masih and Joanna Slater explain the changes and turmoil in Kashmir. And Travis DeShong on what it takes to become the voice inside someone’s head.
15/08/1927m 51s

He witnessed Michael Brown’s killing. Now Dorian Johnson is trying to get his life back on track.

Wesley Lowery takes us back to the night Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. Damian Paletta warns of a possible recession. And Rebecca Tan on the community a simple piano can create.
14/08/1930m 16s

For many Americans, dramatic climate change has already arrived

Chris Mooney shows us where to see the future of climate change right now. Michael Kranish on President Trump’s relationship with his late alcoholic brother. And Timothy McLaughlin and Gerry Shih explain the clashes in Hong Kong.
13/08/1929m 52s

‘This is an issue that we can win’: Cory Booker on his gun control plan

Sen. Cory Booker lays out his gun policy proposal. Matt Zapotosky on what convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in federal custody can tell us about the case moving forward. And Alex Horton gives us a reality check on a meme.
12/08/1923m 46s

Nearly all mass shootings are committed by men. Why isn’t masculinity a bigger part of the debate?

Nicki DeMarco reports on the often-overlooked connection between masculinity and gun violence. And Geoff Edgers on a run of Vegas shows that defined Elvis’s legacy.
09/08/1923m 43s

Forced from Paradise: Finding home after California’s Camp Fire

Greg Miller unpacks the calls for a redirection of U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Frances Stead Sellers and Whitney Leaming on people’s search for home after the Camp Fire. And Monica Hesse pokes holes in the gender-reveal party trend.
08/08/1931m 11s

‘Crops aren’t moving. There’s no market’: Why so many family farms are facing bankruptcy

Annie Gowen explains how the trade war is impacting American farmers. Joy Sharon Yi on one woman’s unseen losses after the Charleston, S.C., shooting. And Drew Harwell on the shutdown of a site that’s become a refuge for racists and extremists.
07/08/1926m 20s

Why China is playing the long game in its trade battle with the U.S.

Damian Paletta unpacks the most recent battles in the trade war with China. Mike DeBonis on the many retiring House members leaving Republicans in a lurch. And Bilal Qureshi on Toni Morrison’s legacy.
06/08/1929m 16s

After mass shootings, Trump condemns white supremacy. Critics say he inspires it.

Mark Berman tracks the mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. Plus, Philip Rucker on President Trump’s response to the tragedies. And Andrew Freedman on last month’s record-breaking heat.
05/08/1925m 51s

Finding America’s last-known slave ship — and confronting a monstrous past

Nicole Ellis tells the story of the Clotilda, the last-known ship of the illegal slave trade in the U.S. And Oyinkan Braithwaite ruminates on the unexpected relatability of her novel, “My Sister, the Serial Killer.”
02/08/1917m 11s

For the Democratic field, the path to nomination goes through Joe Biden

Amber Phillips analyzes the liberal-moderate divide on display at the Democratic debates. Plus, Beth Reinhard details President Trump’s history with Jeffrey Epstein. And Elahe Izadi on the politicization of the word “squad.”
01/08/1925m 58s

How Trump wants to one-up Democrats on health care

Yasmeen Abutaleb on the White House’s scramble for a health-care win. Moriah Balingit explains how e-cigarettes may lead to more than nicotine addiction. And Heather Long on the Federal Reserve’s gamble on the economy.
31/07/1925m 31s

How secure are U.S. elections? (Hint: Still much less than you might think.)

Karoun Demirjian paints a grim picture of election security. Sam Schmidt on the 2020 Democrats flaunting Spanish skills — and the Latino candidate who isn’t. Plus, Marina Lopes explains Brazil’s C-section parties.
30/07/1920m 16s

Trump upends U.S. intel agencies with spy-chief pick

Shane Harris unpacks the state of the intelligence community amid the departure of spy chief Daniel Coats. Plus, Shibani Mahtani visits a Philippine troll farm that’s transforming discourse online, and Rick Maese on how rising temperatures affect athletes
29/07/1925m 16s

Not your neurotypical romance novel: The appeal of Helen Hoang

Lisa Bonos on an author working to make the romance genre more inclusive of people on the autism spectrum. And Travis M. Andrews on why you should stop pretending to like outdoor concerts.
26/07/1922m 13s

California’s secret climate deal with automakers bypasses Trump administration regulations

Juliet Eilperin explains the secret deal between California and four major automakers. Plus, Elizabeth Dwoskin on the lives of content moderators across the ocean and Jeff Stein on whether we can expect a four-day workweek anytime soon.
25/07/1930m 47s

A ‘living message’: What we learned from Robert Mueller’s testimony

Rachael Bade and Rosalind S. Helderman annotate the Mueller testimony, and Arelis Hernández explains the turmoil in Puerto Rico.
24/07/1926m 58s

Britain's next prime minister: Boris Johnson, the ‘frat boy’ of Brexit

William Booth unpacks what a Boris Johnson-led Brexit could look like. Plus, Aaron Davis on the companies at the center of the opioid epidemic and Ellie Krieger deconstructs the vocabulary of diet culture.
23/07/1927m 16s

What Mueller’s testimony will add to our knowledge of the investigation: Probably not much

Rosalind Helderman previews Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday. Todd Frankel on the dangers of home elevators. Plus, Dan Zak talks to an evangelical Christian climate scientist.
22/07/1924m 56s

The origin story of the lunar landing

Lillian Cunningham on the United States’ path to being the first to have astronauts walk on the moon. Plus, Sebastian Smee on an iconic photo of Mother Earth.
19/07/1920m 49s

Trump’s racist tweets, and the politics of white identity

Michael Scherer explains the president’s identity politics. Plus, Eugene Scott on the history underpinning the “go back” refrain. And readers tell us how it feels to be told you don’t belong.
18/07/1929m 1s

Seven years, 76 billion pain pills - tracking the opioid epidemic in the U.S.

Scott Higham and Steven Rich unpack the DEA’s pain pill database. Sean Sullivan explains what’s missing in presidential candidates’ appeals to Hispanic voters. And Justin Moyer on an alternative currency.
17/07/1926m 39s

What happened to Beto O’Rourke?

Damian Paletta explains how the U.S. government got behind on its bills. Plus, Jenna Johnson unpacks Beto O’Rourke’s lackluster fundraising numbers. And Sarah Kaplan on NASA’s upcoming experiments on old moon rocks.
16/07/1925m 35s

The immigration policies causing further uncertainty for asylum seekers

Nick Miroff and Kevin Sieff on the policies causing further uncertainty for asylum seekers. Plus, Amy Goldstein explains another threat to the ACA. And Rick Maese on the 10-year-old hoping to skateboard into the Olympics.
15/07/1930m 51s

‘You do know the banjo is an African instrument, right?!’: The black roots of country music

Emily Yahr, Valerie June and Dina Bennett talk about how black people have been largely excluded from country music -- an art form rooted in black history. And Danielle Paquette on how controversy over a black Ariel gets mermaid lore wrong.
12/07/1919m 1s

‘A constant state of drowning’: 40% of Americans say they struggle to pay bills

Heather Long on the not-so-booming economy. Mike DeBonis explains the Democratic rifts in the House. And as far as Europe’s “flight shame” movement goes, Hannah Sampson says it has no chance in the United States.
11/07/1930m 4s

The FBI and ICE are scanning millions of Americans’ faces — without their knowledge or consent

Drew Harwell on how the FBI and ICE are using local DMV photos for facial-recognition searches. Dave Weigel talks about how Bernie Sanders has evolved on the campaign trail. And Anna Fifield on the bare bellies creating controversy in Beijing.
10/07/1925m 14s

Trump digs in on 2020 Census question over citizenship

Aaron Blake on how the citizenship question might make its way onto the census. Beth Reinhard on how the Newtown massacre created a rift within the National Rifle Association. Plus, Peter Whoriskey on the price of cocoa.
09/07/1924m 32s

New sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein — and the story behind a decade-old plea deal

Matt Zapotosky reports on the new abuse charges against well-connected multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Michael Kranish talks about how Donald Trump got into Wharton. Plus, Chico Harlan on Italy’s cheese-authentication wars.
08/07/1930m 1s

Keeping the music on: How go-go became the center of D.C.’s gentrification battle

Marissa Lang on how a D.C. store’s booming go-go beats became a focus of Washington’s gentrification dilemma. And Sally Jenkins explains what she believes is the first truly woman-powered franchise in sports history.
05/07/1921m 57s

How a trade war could blow up the U.S. fireworks supply

Taylor Telford explains how the United States became reliant on China for fireworks — and what the ongoing trade war might mean for future Fourth of July celebrations. And science reporter Lena Sun explains her obsession with sour cherries.
04/07/1914m 58s

Will President Trump's Fourth of July be a rally or a celebration?

Juliet Eilperin details President Trump’s plans for a grandiose Independence Day event. Greg Miller and Souad Mekhennet explain how ISIS-inspired killings helped radicalize Europe’s far right. And, Roxanne Roberts finds the White House’s oldest volunteer.
03/07/1927m 59s

As the tear gas clears, a turning point in Hong Kong’s protests

Shibani Mahtani explains how Hong Kong’s demonstrations are at a crossroads. Plus, Luisa Beck on how people’s tours of concentration camps are colored by present-day anxieties. And Hannah Sampson on why you’re not alone in the “Mile Cry Club.”
02/07/1924m 33s

Trump’s meeting with Kim was great for ratings, but was it good for denuclearization?

Seung Min Kim and Anna Fifield on President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Plus, Geoff Fowler on how airport facial recognition is a scam. And Caitlin Gibson on the rise of the only child.
01/07/1926m 37s

Bringing agency to the black man at the heart of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Amber Phillips dissects the first Democratic primary debates. Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe on the toll of playing Tom Robinson in Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And Joy Harjo on her role as the first Native American poet laureate of the U.S.
28/06/1930m 21s

Why the Supreme Court is blocking a citizenship question in the 2020 Census — for now

Robert Barnes explains the Supreme Court rulings in two closely watched cases. Michelle Lee analyzes the ways 2020 candidates use Facebook. And Gillian Brockell on how New York CIty is remembering two women at the center of the Stonewall riots.
27/06/1931m 40s

Behind the story Kirsten Gillibrand tells about her change of heart on guns

Nick Miroff on the growing crisis at the border. Robert Samuels examines how Kirsten Gillibrand’s past informs her present on guns. And Abha Bhattarai reports on yet another item on millennials’ kill list: traditional wedding registries.
26/06/1928m 10s

From women’s advocate to favored Trump defender: Judge Jeanine Pirro’s evolution

Sarah Ellison untangles Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Trump-like political evolution. Rhonda Colvin delves into three lawmakers’ personal encounters with gun violence. And Jacob Bogage explains how Michigan’s baseball team recruited racial diversity — and won.
25/06/1927m 4s

Joe Biden vs. the rest of the Democratic field

Matt Viser on why Joe Biden is campaigning with an air of inevitability. Karla Adam on who could become Britain’s next prime minister. Plus, Gillian Brockell on a gay first lady’s love letters.Get unlimited access to The Washington Post’s website and apps for less than $1 a week. Go to to access a special offer for podcast listeners.
24/06/1922m 28s

“I had a teardrop that floated in front of me.” Astronauts on what it’s like to be in space.

Chris Davenport on The Washington Post’s project for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing: 50 astronauts on what it’s like to be in space. And art critic Sebastian Smee on Frida Kahlo, after the release of a recording thought to be her voice.Get unlimited access to The Washington Post’s website and apps for less than $1 a week. Go to to access a special offer for podcast listeners.
21/06/1922m 25s

Political donors are mostly white men. These women of color are trying to change that.

Josh Dawsey explains how the White House is handling escalating tension with Iran. Michelle Ye Hee Lee finds the women of color working to change the political donor class. Plus, Daron Taylor on why it’s probably fine to eat expired food.
20/06/1927m 48s

Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement

Carol Morello talks about the U.N. investigator’s report about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Lena Sun on the Manhattan couple donating millions to anti-vax groups. And Rachel Siegel on new ad standards in Britain.Get unlimited access to The Washington Post’s website and apps for less than $1 a week. Go to to access a special offer for podcast listeners.
19/06/1931m 15s

Former defense pick tells The Post, “Bad things can happen to good families”

Aaron Davis on conversations with Trump’s former acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan about domestic violence incidents in his family. Maria Sacchetti on planned mass deportations of migrant families. And Ashley Parker on Trump’s reelection bid.Get unlimited access to The Washington Post’s website and apps for less than $1 a week. Go to to access a special offer for podcast listeners.
18/06/1922m 22s

A once-in-a-generation expedition to the Arctic

Rick Noack explains why tensions between the U.S. and Iran have reached new heights. Science reporter Sarah Kaplan on an expedition to the Arctic. And Kareem Fahim on the death of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president.Get unlimited access to The Washington Post’s website and apps for less than $1 a week. Go to to access a special offer for podcast listeners.
17/06/1927m 10s

Why ‘Queer Eye’s’ Tan France is an expert at hard conversations

“Queer Eye” star Tan France on his new book “Naturally Tan.” Plus, Travis Andrews on how to hack the Billboard charts.
14/06/1920m 28s

For Bernie Sanders, the path to power began Halloween night in a public-housing laundry room

Marc Fisher talks about the only executive office Bernie Sanders has held: mayor of Burlington, Vt. Anna Fifield on her new book, “The Great Successor,” examining North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And Shibani Mahtani explains the protests in Hong Kong.
13/06/1932m 50s

‘I can’t breathe:’ Five years later, Eric Garner’s family is still seeking justice

Wesley Lowery on the disciplinary hearing for the officer involved in Eric Garner’s death. Ashley Parker about what President Trump calls “the I-word.” And Steven Goff unpacks criticism of the U.S. women’s domination in their first World Cup game.
12/06/1925m 40s

‘I hate elephants’: How Botswana’s giants became the center of a political clash

Max Bearak on the political background of the lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban. Peter Jamison on a public housing complex at the heart of a D.C. housing debate. Plus, Luisa Beck on the Bauhaus movement 100 years later.
11/06/1926m 45s

How the NRA directed money to the people who oversee its finances

Mary Beth Sheridan explains the Trump-Mexico tariff deal. Beth Reinhard on growing allegations of exorbitant spending by the National Rifle Association’s top executives. And Steven Zeitchik on whether Broadway has a place on streaming platforms.
10/06/1922m 22s

A T. rex exhibit 66 million years in the making

Steve Hendrix and Peggy McGlone track the journey of a T. rex fossil to the newly reopened fossil hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Peter Holley shares how content about prison is making a space for former inmates on YouTube.
07/06/1925m 17s

Allegations of harassment, cash gifts: A West Virginia bishop’s fall from grace

Michelle Boorstein on new details about a Catholic bishop suspended from ministry in March. Theater critic Peter Marks with actress Laurie Metcalf on playing Hillary Clinton. And Barry Svrluga on his grandfather’s World War II journal.
06/06/1928m 40s

President Trump is bullish on foreign policy. In a secret recording, Mike Pompeo has doubts.

John Hudson talks about the secret recording of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peter Whoriskey on the child labor problem in chocolate production. Plus, Sarah Kaplan looks at the unexpected consequences of gender discrimination against lab rats.
05/06/1932m 26s

Dick’s Sporting Goods lost money when it changed its gun policies. CEO Ed Stack is fine with that.

Rachel Siegel talks to the CEO putting gun policies over profits. Anne Gearan on President Trump’s London visit. Plus, Emily Yahr details the end of a “Jeopardy!” era.
04/06/1921m 28s

Trump is using tariffs as a bargaining chip for a border crackdown. Will it work?

Mary Beth Sheridan on U.S.-Mexico trade negotiations and how migrants’ lives are in the mix. Todd Frankel on the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play recall. Plus, Simon Denyer on why Japan is defending a small object in the ivory trade fight.
03/06/1921m 24s

The Great Forgetting: How China erased the Tiananmen Square massacre

Abby Hauslohner reports that Border Patrol often holds unaccompanied minors for far longer than is legal. How the government erased the Tiananmen Square massacre from memory in China. And book critic Ron Charles on breaking the rules of summer reading.
31/05/1926m 31s

Why Nancy Pelosi is reluctant to impeach the president

Rachael Bade on the impeachment divide among Democrats. Loveday Morris reports on why Israel will hold a second parliamentary election. Plus, Brady Dennis explains why dead puffins in Alaska may be a harbinger for climate change.
30/05/1921m 33s

Mueller closes up shop: ‘The work speaks for itself’

Rosalind S. Helderman on Robert S. Mueller III’s first public comments on the Russia investigation. Reis Thebault on the latest state to take up a “heartbeat bill” -- and the Democratic governor who has said he’ll sign it. And the existence of UFOs.
29/05/1927m 37s

Health officials are targeting communities battling measles. Anti-vaxxers are, too.

Lena Sun explores the rise of the modern anti-vaccine movement. Michael Kranish analyzes President Trump’s changing rhetoric on Iran. Plus, Michael Birnbaum explains the Green parties’ surge in the European Parliament election.
28/05/1925m 6s

When ‘school choice’ tests parents’ personal values

Education reporter Perry Stein discusses a family weighing a decision of where to send their eighth-grader for high school — and how that decision has tested their political and social values.
27/05/1917m 28s

Pitchers are throwing faster than ever — and it’s ruining baseball

William Booth breaks down Theresa May’s resignation and what it means for Brexit. Dave Sheinin fields questions on the velocity of baseball pitches. And Andrea Sachs raises the alarm on travel scams.
24/05/1921m 33s

A Georgia clinic braces for the state’s new abortion law

Caroline Kitchener visits a Georgia abortion clinic. Damian Paletta explains the next front in the U.S.-China trade war. And DeNeen Brown discusses why Harriet Tubman won’t be on the $20 bill anytime soon.
23/05/1927m 45s

President Trump vowed to fight opioids. But the fentanyl crisis keeps getting worse.

Jeff Stein on what an IRS draft memo means for the fight over President Trump’s taxes. Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham on the Trump administration’s response to the fentanyl crisis. And Carol Leonnig on the meticulous lawyer subpoenaed by Congress.
22/05/1930m 26s

One conservative's quest to reshape U.S. courts

Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg discuss the man reshaping the federal judiciary. Laura Meckler examines the power of a high school’s controversial mock funeral. And Jennifer Hassan dissects a new form of British protest.
21/05/1926m 27s

Private companies are reviving the Space Coast. Can it last?

Joanna Slater on India’s election, the largest exercise of democracy ever. Christian Davenport on the business resurgence along Florida’s Space Coast. And a gift for Morehouse College 2019 graduates.
20/05/1922m 24s

The new Howard Stern on the old one: ‘I don’t know who that guy is’

The bold new strategy in the fight against abortion rightsFor years, antiabortion advocates have tried to chip away at Roe v. Wade incrementally. They pushed legislatures to impose waiting periods and mandate hallway widths in clinics and generally make it more onerous for abortion clinics to operate and for women to access the procedure.Now, the pretense is being thrown out as states such as Georgia and Missouri impose much more restrictive bans. In Alabama, a law passed that outlawed the procedure almost entirely, without exceptions for rape or incest.Aaron Blake is a senior political reporter for The Fix. He explains the thinking behind their strategy — and how it could backfire.More on this topic:In Alabama, the GOP goes big on overturning Roe v. Wade. It could regret it.States racing to overturn Roe v. Wade look to a Supreme Court that prefers gradual changeGovernor signs Alabama abortion ban that has galvanized support on both sides, setting up a lengthy fightThe new Howard Stern says the old Howard Stern makes him ‘cringe’Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” was mostly known for mocking everyone and objectifying women on his TV and radio shows. But, he told The Post’s Geoff Edgers, that’s all behind him now.“I tried to watch some of my old Letterman [appearances],” Stern said during an interview at his SiriusXM radio studio. “I couldn’t get through two minutes of it. It’s just not me. I don’t know who that guy is.”In a new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” Stern hopes marks his evolution from an impatient and often nasty blabbermouth to a master conversationalist.More on this topic:Meet the new Howard Stern. He’d like to make amends for the old Howard Stern.The art world is out of touch A rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons just sold for $91.1 million — a record breaking figure. When an artwork fetches that kind of price at auction, the first question everyone silently asks is: “Could it really be worth that?”“The first and best answer, obviously, is no,” says Post art critic Sebastian Smee. He sees the sale as evidence that the art world is increasingly untethered from reality.More on this topic:A bunny sculpture by Jeff Koons just sold for $91.1 million — another sign that the art world is untethered from reality
17/05/1932m 46s

A medical mystery on a college campus

Is having so many candidates bad for Democrats?So many Democrats are running for president that some will not qualify for the first debate — even though it allows for 20 candidates.Michael Scherer covers campaigns for The Post. He says some Democratic leaders are worried the party will struggle to coalesce around one candidate in time to mount the strongest possible campaign against a president they urgently want to defeat.More on this topic:As presidential field swells to unheard-of size, Democrats may struggle to choose a nominee and messageHow university officials left their students in the dark about a viral outbreakIn late 2018, University of Maryland student Olivia Paregol was stricken with a mysterious illness. For more than two weeks, university officials remained silent about the reason — a viral outbreak.Amy Brittain and Jenn Abelson are investigative reporters for The Post. They explored the consequences of the university’s decision through the story of this 18-year-old student.More on this topic:Adenovirus at the University of Maryland: Officials waited 18 days to inform students of the threatTrash at the bottom of the oceanTrash is everywhere — even in places where no human has set foot before.More on this topic:He went where no human had gone before. Our trash had already beaten him there.
16/05/1930m 44s

‘He’s entwined his business with his presidency . . . and it’s not going well.’

How Trump’s presidency is hurting the Trump brandTrump’s prized Doral golf resort in Miami is crucial to his overall finances, says David Fahrenthold, who covers the Trump Organization for The Post.But, according to company documents and exclusive video obtained by The Post, the Doral resort is in steep decline.“They are severely underperforming,” tax consultant Jessica Vachiratevanurak told a Miami-Dade County official in a bid to lower the property’s tax bill. The reason, she said: “There is some negative connotation that is associated with the brand.”“He’s entwined his business more than any modern president with his presidency,” Fahrenthold says. “And it’s not going well.”More on this topic:Trump’s prized Doral resort is in steep decline, according to company documents, showing his business problems are mountingTensions mounting with IranTension between the United States and Iran has been rising steadily. Tehran has indicated it may curtail its full cooperation with the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement, and the Trump administration spoke of “planned or contemplated attacks” by Iran against U.S. forces and friends in the Middle East.“Things have escalated very quickly in terms of our mind-set, our posture about Iran,” says national security reporter John Hudson, “but there’s a lot of confusion about exactly what the U.S. is responding to.Hudson explains the responses the White House is considering — including deploying troops — even as lawmakers from both parties complained that the White House has not fully briefed them on the escalating tensions.More on this topic:Trump administration considers responses to potential Iranian attacks, including troop increaseIranian threats led to White House’s deployment announcement, U.S. officials sayPompeo crashes Brussels meeting of E.U. diplomats but changes few minds on IranPoliticians who run for office and run marathonsAll successful politicians are competitive — that’s how they got elected, right? But some find that relentless drive not just on the campaign trail but also in the weight room, in a road race or on the basketball court.Graphics reporter Bonnie Berkowitz lists the most impressive athletic feats by lawmakers.More on this topic:They never stop running: For some lawmakers, over-the-top competition isn’t limited to elections. Our panel rated the athletic feats of 20 politicians.
15/05/1927m 48s

Bible study before recess: ‘It’s more important than any other book’

Nick Miroff on what was happening behind the scenes before the purge at DHS. Julie Zauzmer on the conservative effort to get Bible classes in public schools. Plus, Ellen McCarthy on the could-be first gentleman.
14/05/1929m 30s

The state legislatures trying to overturn Roe v. Wade

Deanna Paul explains the state laws aimed at getting the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe. Political reporter Holly Bailey on the millionaire running on a universal basic income platform. And, the impact of climate change on surfing, with Rick Maese.
13/05/1925m 15s

A battle in West Virginia: A coal mine versus crayfish.

Juliet Eilperin on the battle over coal mining in West Virginia. Sarah Kaplan on how scientists plan for a catastrophic asteroid strike. Plus, Caitlin Gibson on the weird psychology behind the baby-on-board sticker.
10/05/1926m 57s

One man’s fight to save the world’s tigers

Terrence McCoy on tiger farms in Laos. Chelsea Janes on the electability of 2020 candidates. Plus, Adrian Higgins on the man keeping orchids alive.
09/05/1931m 6s

How a father-daughter relationship is helping define one 2020 candidate.

Ashley Parker on Trump’s attempts to recast his response to Charlottesville. Ben Terris on how Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s relationship with her father has defined her candidacy. Plus, Anna Fifield on China’s attempt to recover from the one-child policy.
08/05/1926m 25s

The U.S. and China: It’s complicated

Damian Paletta on the new tariffs President Trump wants to impose on China. Griff Witte on how Germany’s apprenticeship programs help refugees. Plus, Michael Kranish on America’s first black sports hero.
07/05/1923m 55s

Inside Boeing’s boardroom during the 737 Max crisis

Douglas MacMillan on how Boeing’s board didn’t focus on safety issues during the 737 Max crisis. Sally Jenkins on the morality of horse racing. Plus, Elahe Izadi on a new Hulu show exploring being young and religious in America.
06/05/1927m 31s

Why the president's probable nominee for the Fed backed out

Heather Long on why President Trump’s presumed nominee stepped away from the Federal Reserve Board. DeNeen L. Brown on the enslaved African woman documented in Jamestown. Plus, Rachel Hatzipanagos on co-workers of color who are confused for each other.
03/05/1924m 5s

Police test facial recognition in Oregon. But privacy advocates have serious concerns.

Drew Harwell on the implications of using facial-recognition software in police work. Amie Ferris-Rotman on Afghanistan’s first lady speaking out for women’s rights. Plus, Deanna Paul on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
02/05/1925m 38s

Barr answers for his handling of the Mueller report

Devlin Barrett on Attorney General William P. Barr’s testimony. Maria Sacchetti on the Trump administration saying it may charge asylum seekers looking for refuge. Plus, Rick Maese on what happened when a female runner’s hormones came under scrutiny.
01/05/1927m 31s

U.S. agencies want to 'Russia-proof' 2020. The White House isn't on board.

Lena Sun on the growing cases of measles in the U.S. Shane Harris on the White House’s downplaying of warning signs of Russian interference ahead of the 2020 election. Plus, Simon Denyer on the end of an era in Japan.
30/04/1924m 46s

President Trump leans on Fox host Lou Dobbs for policy advice

Matt Zapotosky with a preview for Attorney General William P. Barr’s Mueller report testimony before Congress. Manuel Roig-Franzia on Lou Dobbs’s influence on President Trump. Plus, Samantha Schmidt on the ride service for K-12th-graders.
29/04/1925m 23s

‘There are monsters in my room:’ How a smart home security system failed

Reed Albergotti on how Nest, designed to keep intruders out, allowed access to hackers. Will Hobson on the ousting of the women’s basketball coach at UNC-Chapel Hill. And food critic Tom Sietsema with a proportional plea.
26/04/1920m 20s

And then there were 20: Biden (finally) enters the race

Matt Viser on former vice president Joe Biden jumping into the 2020 race. Gillian Brockell and Drew Harwell on the complications of grieving on social media. And what is breaking “Jeopardy!”? Emily Yahr explains.
25/04/1931m 7s

‘This is a political war between the White House and Congress’

Robert Costa on the White House’s attempts to keep aides from testifying to Congress. Jeff Stein on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student-loan forgiveness plan. And Niha Masih on how far India will go for one vote.
24/04/1921m 42s

‘The numbers are just staggering’: Death toll rises in Sri Lanka

Joanna Slater and Tony Romm with analysis on the Sri Lanka attacks and the government’s response. Rachael Bade on why Speaker Pelosi is tapping the brakes on impeachment talk. Aynne Kokas on China’s first sci-fi blockbuster coming to Netflix.
23/04/1925m 39s

The method of Mueller: Inside the special counsel’s investigation

Rosalind S. Helderman with in-depth analysis of the Mueller investigation and where it hit dead ends. Dan Zak on Al Gore’s climate strategy. Plus, Philip Rucker on how President Trump uses the Marine One helicopter during news conferences.
22/04/1922m 30s

Trump ordered them to thwart Mueller. White House aides refused.

Philip Rucker on the obstruction that could have been. Kimberly Kindy on how the pork industry could soon take more control of food safety checks. Plus, Maura Judkis on the cannabis cookbooks that put pot in your potluck.
19/04/1930m 10s

Everything you need to know from the Mueller report.

Post reporters Rosalind S. Helderman, Shane Harris and Carol D. Leonnig break down the key findings of the redacted Mueller report released today by Attorney General William P. Barr.
18/04/1933m 30s

Trump shifting DHS focus from counterterrorism to immigration

Nick Miroff reports on the major shift in focus at the Department of Homeland Security. Carlos Lozada dissects the brain trust surrounding Trump, the anti-intellectual president. Plus Joe Fox and Lauren Tierney visit a shrinking national landmark.
17/04/1924m 49s

Why banning fringe users doesn't keep conspiracy theories off YouTube

Philip Kennicott envisions Notre Dame’s reconstruction. Abby Ohlheiser reports on the resurfacing of Internet conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And Emily Yahr talks about the Backstreet Boys and their hit single “I Want It That Way.”
16/04/1922m 12s

‘I saw the image ... and just gasped’: Shock, devastation as Notre Dame burns

Robert McCartney reflects on the massive fire at Paris’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral. Toluse Olorunnipa breaks down 2020 candidates’ campaign finance reports. And Matt Bonesteel mulls Tiger Woods’s “return to glory.”
15/04/1917m 49s

The culture clash at the center of New York’s measles outbreak

Lenny Bernstein on New York City’s mandatory vaccination order; Juliet Eilperin on how the military is approaching climate change differently than the White House; and Ryan Pfeffer on what it’s like to die on “Game of Thrones.”
12/04/1924m 59s

The U.S. case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Ellen Nakashima on Julian Assange’s arrest in London. Moriah Balingit on challenges for low-income Asian American students. Plus, Marian Anderson and the concert that changed America.
11/04/1925m 5s

Why is Julián Castro the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan?

Michael Scherer on why Julián Castro is the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan. Emily Rauhala on Yazidi refugees in Canada. And Joel Achenbach on the first picture of a black hole.
10/04/1926m 23s

Mayor Pete Buttigieg on a religious left revival

Toluse Olorunnipa on the staffing turmoil within the Department of Homeland Security. Sarah Pulliam Bailey on likely presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s faith. Plus, Emily Yahr and Bethonie Butler on “Old Town Road.”
09/04/1925m 42s

High-risk lending caused the Great Recession. Could it happen again?

Damian Paletta explains the dangers of leveraged loans. Loveday Morris examines Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s standing ahead of the Israeli legislative elections. Plus, Simon Denyer in Japan’s “city of whales.”
08/04/1921m 59s

He fought for justice. Now he’s facing misconduct allegations.

Neena Satija and Wesley Lowery on the misconduct allegations against the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Sarah Ellison on Rupert Murdoch’s son and the fate of Fox News. Plus, Peter Holley on the Bible designed for Instagram.
05/04/1928m 47s

What did AG Barr hold back from his Mueller report summary?

Rosalind S. Helderman on the people upset about what was left out of the Mueller report summary. David Ignatius on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing six months later. Plus, Jonathan Capehart on voices from the civil rights movement.
04/04/1927m 32s

Britax strollers kept crashing. Why wasn't there a recall?

Tara Bahrampour on how the census going digital could expose it to hacking and disinformation campaigns. Todd C. Frankel on how a stroller company made a case against its products go away. Plus, Joanna Slater on cockfights in India.
03/04/1924m 0s

The Supreme Court’s mixed messages on religious rights for death row inmates

Robert Barnes on the Supreme Court’s differing decisions on religious rights. Patricia Sullivan on how Amazon’s new headquarters in Virginia could threaten a nearby Latino neighborhood. Plus, Canada persuades foreign tech talent to move from the U.S.
02/04/1923m 54s

Joe Biden is an affectionate guy. Is that a problem for a 2020 run?

Elise Viebeck on scrutiny over Joe Biden’s interactions with women. Caroline Kitchener on the only new Republican woman in the House. Plus, Christopher Ingraham on the amount of sex Americans are having.
01/04/1926m 38s

Thought the fight over Obamacare was done? Think again.

Paige Winfield Cunningham on Obamacare and the recent Justice Department efforts to overturn it. Carlos Lozada on lessons learned from past reports on presidential conduct. Plus, Anton Troianovski on a celebrity turned politician in Ukraine.
29/03/1929m 52s

Will all 2020 Democrats release their tax returns?

Holly Bailey on whether 2020 Democrats will release their tax returns. Laurie McGinley on the new FDA-approved depression treatments. Plus, Jon Gerberg and Michael Robinson Chavez on life in Venezuela.
28/03/1925m 48s

Questions about suicide and guns, after three deaths

Katie Zezima and Joel Achenbach on gun control and the public health crisis of suicides. Anton Troianovski and Shane Harris on how Russia interfered in American elections. Plus, Reed Albergotti on Apple switching up its business model.
27/03/1928m 15s

With $270 million settlement, Purdue Pharma starts paying for the opioid crisis

Katie Zezima on the pharmaceutical company’s landmark settlement. Amy Gardner on voting rights for felons in Florida. And Dan Zak on butterflies and the border wall.
26/03/1917m 25s

What happens after Mueller? ‘There’s a long way to go.’

Josh Dawsey and Karoun Demirjian report on Washington’s response to Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of Robert S. Mueller III's Russia investigation. And Jeff Stein on Puerto Rico’s loss of food stamp funding.
25/03/1922m 36s

Mueller finds no conspiracy with Russia but does not draw a conclusion on obstruction of justice

Robert Mueller did not find evidence the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a letter Attorney General William Barr delivered to Congress on Sunday. Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins Martine Powers for an extra episode of Post Reports.
24/03/1911m 58s

Roseanne Barr just can’t shut up

Paul Sonne on potential impacts of the Pentagon’s plan to fund the border wall; Geoff Edgers on his trip to Israel with Roseanne; and Ben Guarino on the “zombie theory” of birth order.
22/03/1927m 5s

As a top prosecutor, Klobuchar often declined to pursue charges in police-involved killings

Elise Viebeck and Michelle Lee on presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar’s history as a county prosecutor; Lenny Bernstein on a lack of HIV prevention drugs where they’re needed; and Elahe Izadi on the horror-movie renaissance.
21/03/1928m 19s

The white candidates struggling to appeal to black voters

Heather Long on the #MeToo moment in the field of economics; Cleve Wootson on 2020 candidates struggling to bridge the race gap; Rick Maese on another year without a near-mythical race.
20/03/1925m 30s

After discrimination charges, Facebook making big changes to its ad system

Tracy Jan explains expected changes to Facebook’s targeted ad system. Kate Woodsome on married couples in bureaucratic limbo because of Trump’s travel ban. Anna Fifield on the power of Haka.
19/03/1922m 50s

How intelligence agencies grapple with the global reach of domestic terrorism

Shane Harris on how intelligence agencies share domestic terrorism threats; Rosalind S. Helderman on what we already know about the special counsel’s investigation; and the growing list of states that want to change the electoral process.
18/03/1923m 32s

How the New Zealand mosque shootings moved across social media

Hamza Shaban on how YouTube, Facebook and Twitter failed to stop the spread of a violent video from the Christchurch mosque shootings. William Booth with an update on Brexit. And Geoffrey Fowler on the costs of “free” tax-prep services.
15/03/1919m 33s

Pilots raised the alarm after last year’s Boeing crash. Then another plane went down.

Aaron Gregg investigates pilot complaints to Boeing. Glenn Kessler dissects what socialism really means. And Brady Dennis reports on the young climate activists going on strike.
14/03/1922m 24s

How the Obama administration missed the fentanyl crisis

A Post investigation uncovers how federal officials failed to address the rising threat of synthetic opioids. Emily Rauhala breaks down Justin Trudeau’s first major political scandal. And Isabelle Khurshudyan on the changing face of hockey referees.
13/03/1927m 55s

'Operation Varsity Blues': A college entrance bribery scheme

An elaborate college entrance bribery scheme. When veterans take their lives in the very places they sought help. Plus, a space name odyssey.
12/03/1930m 38s

Questions for Boeing after second deadly plane crash

Brian Fung explains Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push to crack down on tech companies. Aaron Gregg delves into the tragic crash of a commercial Boeing plane in Ethiopia. And Simon Denyer revisits Fukushima, the site of one of Japan’s worst nuclear disasters.
11/03/1925m 24s

From $22 an hour to $11: What the GM layoffs mean for workers

Heather Long tells us about an uncertain future for laid-off autoworkers. Devlin Barrett explains why terrorists in the U.S. are rarely charged with “terrorism.” And Shelly Tan discusses a long-awaited superhero.
08/03/1926m 48s

Joe Biden's 1975 rhetoric on race

Matt Viser on what we can learn from an interview with Joe Biden from the 1970s. Cat Zakrzewski on Facebook’s privacy overhaul. Plus, Lavanya Ramanathan on the rebranding of veganism.
07/03/1923m 16s

‘I take full responsibility’: How Kamala Harris dealt with a scandal as DA

Michael Kranish on some questions Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) might face about her record as a prosecutor as 2020 heats up. Science reporter Carolyn Y. Johnson on what we still don’t understand about pregnancy. Plus, LeBron James could break a record.
06/03/1926m 29s

A second patient is free of HIV, offering new hope for a cure

Carolyn Y. Johnson on the second patient who may be cured of HIV, and Karoun Demirjian on the Democrats’ post-Cohen strategy. Plus, Avi Selk on a Harvard professor who believes in aliens.
05/03/1920m 13s

A surge in border crossings that wouldn’t be solved by a wall

Nick Miroff on a surge in border crossings that is expected to go up. Peggy McGlone on a philanthropic family’s ties to the opioid crisis. And the president is on the phone ... just to talk.
04/03/1924m 46s

Will 'Leaving Neverland' make fans leave Michael Jackson?

Hank Stuever on the new documentary about alleged sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. Joanna Slater explains the recent clashes in ongoing India-Pakistan border tensions. Plus, Avi Selk on waiting for the Mueller investigation’s final report.
01/03/1925m 9s

The fragility of citizenship

Philip Rucker's debriefing on the Trump-Kim Hanoi summit. Ishaan Tharoor on the question of citizenship for westerners in the Islamic State. Plus, the Pentagon’s new effort to count civilian casualties in war from Missy Ryan.
28/02/1925m 58s

‘I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.’

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney, appeared before a congressional committee today. Post reporters Karoun Demirjian, Rosalind S. Helderman, David Fahrenthold and Aaron Blake guide us through his testimony.
27/02/1922m 16s

Trump and Kim look for a grand bargain in Hanoi

Simon Denyer on what to expect from the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Rosalind Helderman on the new details Michael Cohen’s testimony could offer. Plus, Tamer El-Ghobashy reports on the world of pigeon racing in Iraq.
26/02/1917m 31s

Democrats ready 'no' vote on national emergency

Toluse Olorunnipa explains why House Democrats are challenging Trump’s national emergency. Nicole Ellis on her personal journey to figure out whether egg freezing was right for her. And the plight of adjunct professors, with Danielle Douglas-Gabriel.
25/02/1921m 50s

The teenagers trying to save the world

Anne Gearan on the Trump administration’s aid dilemma in Venezuela. Sarah Kaplan on the kids who are done waiting on adults to address climate change. And Emily Yahr on the mess that is this year’s Oscars.
22/02/1920m 7s

Facebook’s billion-dollar blunder

Tony Romm on Facebook potentially paying up after Cambridge Analytica. Christian Davenport on how rocket launches are muddying air travel. Plus, Orion Donovan-Smith on Liberian immigrants losing protections after decades.
21/02/1918m 36s

With scandals growing, Catholic leaders gather for Vatican summit on sex abuse

Chico Harlan on Roman Catholic Church leaders gathering for a summit about sex abuse. scandals. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on how small donors matter in a presidential race. Plus, Adam Giannelli on his stutter and how canvassing helped him find his voice.
20/02/1929m 1s

Bernie Sanders surprised everyone in 2016. Can he do it again?

Aaron Blake on Bernie Sanders’s second presidential run. Steven Rich on the emotional impact of a school lockdown. Plus, Robin Givhan on the life and complexities of the late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld.
19/02/1922m 41s

Can impeachment appear legitimate in a hyperpartisan universe?

Carlos Lozada on the legitimacy of impeachment in a partisan climate. Plus, columnist David Ignatius examines the state of U.S.-Saudi relations after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
18/02/1922m 2s

Trump braces for challenges to emergency declaration

Damian Paletta on the details of President Trump's emergency declaration. Anthony Faiola on the continuing political battle in Venezuela. Plus, Geoffrey A. Fowler on Marie Kondo-ing your digital life.
15/02/1924m 22s

Why President Trump is declaring a national emergency

Josh Dawsey on Trump’s plans to avoid another shutdown but still declare a national emergency. Rosalind S. Helderman on how Paul Manafort lied to investigators. And what “I love you” means literally.
14/02/1921m 49s

A smaller refund this year? That doesn’t mean your taxes went up.

Heather Long explains why your tax refund may be smaller this year. Lenny Bernstein on organ transplant oversight in the United States. And Sarah Kaplan with a sweet farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity.
13/02/1931m 2s

There’s a deal to avert a government shutdown — but is Trump on board?

Josh Dawsey on whether we’re heading for another shutdown. Juliet Eilperin on how late-term abortions have become political. And a Post reader on what John Dingell’s death meant to him.
12/02/1923m 16s

Loyal bulldog, furious fixer: The two Michael Cohens

Paul Schwartzman on the path that led Michael Cohen to Donald Trump. Lena Sun on the preventable measles outbreak in Washington state. And Anna Fifield on China’s “leftover women.”
11/02/1927m 47s

Jeff Bezos takes on the National Enquirer

Marc Fisher on the evolution of Jeff Bezos’s tabloid scandal — and its potential political implications. Plus, Geoff Edgers on how Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. changed pop culture. And, Ellen McCarthy on the job that shaped Nancy Pelosi’s speakership.
08/02/1928m 43s
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