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Radiolab
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The Guardian's Audio Long Reads podcasts are a selection of the Guardian’s long read articles which are published in the paper and online. It gives you the opportunity to get on with your day whilst listening to some of the finest journalism the Guardian has to offer: in-depth writing from around the world on immigration, crime, business, the arts and much more.
 
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The Daily
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This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
 
Science, culture and everything in between. Feel the heat. All species welcome.
 
Showcase, from PRX’s Radiotopia, features original podcast series of all stripes, from emerging and leading producers around the world.
 
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Earshot - ABC RN
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Earshot presents documentaries about people, places, stories and ideas, in all their diversity.
 
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Seriously...
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A rich selection of documentaries aimed at relentlessly curious minds, introduced by Rhianna Dhillon.
 
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Environment : NPR
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Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.
 
Sticky Notes is a classical music podcast for everyone. Whether you are a beginner just looking to get into classical music but don't know where to start, or a seasoned musician interested in the lives and ideas of your fellow artists, this podcast is for you. The show will feature interviews with the top artists of today, in-depth looks at specific pieces from the repertoire, and deep dives into each era of classical music, plus much more.
 
NPR's daily top stories that you can't miss. Exceptional, moving, offbeat, or just plain funny. Subscribe to the Story of the Day podcast.
 
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Scotland Outdoors
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Your free, weekly, pocket guide to the Scottish outdoors. A flavour of the countryside in 15 minutes! From BBC Radio Scotland
 
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Out of the Blocks
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Out of the Blocks is a uniquely immersive listening experience that emerges from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes on the streets of Baltimore. A custom-tailored score colors and connects this tapestry of stories hidden in plain sight.
 
You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.
 
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Alice Isn't Dead
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A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.
 
A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with ...
 
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
All In The Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into the mental universe, the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.
 
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RTÉ - Playback
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The best of the week's radio from RTÉ Radio 1
 
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Reveal
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The official free download of the award-winning radio program “Reveal,” produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hidden stories, uncovered – that's what this show is about. It takes you deep inside stories that impact your world, revealing injustice and holding the powerful accountable. The first-of-its-kind investigative program on public radio, "Reveal" is hosted by Al Letson and updated regularly.
 
To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them.
 
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Rumble Strip
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Good conversation that takes its time, hosted by Erica Heilman.
 
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Re:sound
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The most compelling and creative audio documentaries and features produced worldwide, curated by the Third Coast Festival's. Featuring audio treats such as producer profiles and more experimental work.
 
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Nocturne
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Peering into the dusty corners of the night. Produced by Vanessa Lowe. www.nocturnepodcast.org
 
The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
 
In 2189, Earth narrowly won a war against extraterrestrials. The Strange Case of Starship Iris is about what comes after. It's a story of outer space, survival, espionage, resistance, identity, friendship, found family, romance, and secrets. (Also, there’s jokes.) For more info, visit http://procyonpodcasts.com/starship-iris
 
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framework radio
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phonography, field-recording, the art of sound-hunting. open your ears and listen. podcast and stream from http://www.frameworkradio.net. 1 hour approx., updated weekly.
 
This podcast feed from Future Tense is closing because it's a duplication of our full program. So you don't miss an episode, search iTunes for Future Tense — ABC - RN or add this RSS feed to your preferred app: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/feed/2883726/podcast.xml
 
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HumaNature
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HumaNature is the podcast that explores where humans and our habitat meet. The show tells real stories about human experiences in nature. Along the way, we’ll meet people whose encounters help us reflect on our own place in the natural world.
 
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Science Vs
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There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle sex addiction, nuclear war, Lyme disease, and serial killers.
 
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Embedded
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Host Kelly McEvers takes a story from the news and goes deep. Whether that means digging into the Trump administration's past, the stories behind police shootings caught on video, or visiting a town ravaged by the opioid epidemic, Embedded takes you where the news is happening.
 
Sum of All Parts tells extraordinary stories about the unseen influence that numbers have on the way we think, feel and behave.
 
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Short Cuts
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Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long
 
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Undone
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When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.
 
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Invisibilia
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Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
 
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The Big Listen
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There are tens of thousands of podcasts out there. So how do you know what to listen to? On The Big Listen — THE broadcast about podcasts from WAMU and NPR — host Lauren Ober introduces you to podcasts you might not have ever heard of, and gives you the inside scoop on shows you already love. Through interviews, listener recommendations, show snippets and more, The Big Listen helps you curate your perfect playlist.
 
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Under the Weather
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Meteorologists Simon King and Clare Nasir love the weather. In this BBC podcast, they are joined by a range of experts as they answer some of weather’s most challenging questions.
 
Hate the typical pundits you see on cable news? Tired of hearing the same mainstream commentary on politics? Us too.​Rust Belt to Beltway is a new podcast devoted to analyzing politics, policies, and pop culture from different perspectives than the ones you normally hear on TV.Jordan and Jacob are from Youngstown, OH, and can speak to what life is actually like off the coasts in the Rust Belt. Brynna is from California and Texas and has worked in grassroots organizing in both places, giving ...
 
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The Habitat
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On a remote mountain in Hawaii, there's a fake planet Mars. Six volunteers are secluded in an imitation Mars habitat where they will work as imitation astronauts for one very real year. The goal: to help NASA understand what life might be like on the red planet—and plan for the day when the dress rehearsals are over, and we blast off for real. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling this experiment from the moment the crew set foot in their habitat, communicating with them through audio diaries ...
 
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Stepping Up
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Stepping Up tells fun, funny, surprising stories of Americans who are taking action on the greatest crisis of our time: climate change. 12-year-olds tackle ocean acidification. Grannies risk arrest. Clowns take to the street. Evangelicals battle climate chaos for their Lord. These smart, articulate, passionate individuals spark our imagination and show us how we can step up our game as well. These audio documentaries are story-driven, scene-based and sound- rich. Each one takes several month ...
 
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Homecoming
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The first scripted series from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, David Cross, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Mercedes Ruehl, Alia Shawkat, Chris Gethard, and Spike Jonze. Homecoming centers on a caseworker at an experimental facility, her ambitious supervisor, and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life — presented in an enigmatic collage of telephone calls, therapy sessions, and overheard conversations.
 
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Sandra
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Helen’s always dreamed of ditching her hometown, so when she lands a job at the company that makes Sandra, everyone's favorite A.I., she figures it’s the next-best thing. But working behind the curtain isn’t quite the escape from reality that Helen expected.Directed by Sebastian Silva; written by Kevin Moffett and Matthew Derby; executive produced by Mimi O'Donnell; produced by April Lamb, Katie Pastore and Matthew Boll; associate produced by MR Daniel; sound design and editing by Ryan Billi ...
 
From the PBS investigative series FRONTLINE - a new narrative podcast that expands the series’ tradition of tough, fair and deeply reported long-form journalism. Every episode will explore a different domestic or international story, told by producers and reporters around the globe. Produced at FRONTLINE’s headquarters at WGBH in Boston and powered by PRX. The FRONTLINE Dispatch is made possible by the Abrams Foundation Journalism Initiative.
 
The latest articles from New Sounds Podcasts
 
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A FACE PROJECT
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Podcast & magazine featuring first-person stories told by people from around the world that help to broaden our understanding of the human experience. Storyteller’s portraits and other images from each interview can be found on our website and in our quarterly print magazine.
 
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Kismet
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Kismet is a podcast about how people met and connections are made. Each week we capture the real memories of how friendships, rivalries, romances and adventures began. We weave stories with sounds and music to set the scene and document the separate sparks, the quickened hearts and the unintended consequences that lead to life-changing encounters.
 
Podcast by Wim de Bie
 
Bend the rules with Soundproof – art for your ears.
 
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Back in 2008 Facebook began writing a document. It was a constitution of sorts, laying out what could and what couldn’t be posted on the site. Back then, the rules were simple, outlawing nudity and gore. Today, they’re anything but. How do you define hate speech? Where’s the line between a joke and an attack? How much butt is too much butt? Fac ...…
 
Henk Blanken knows Parkinson’s disease might one day take him past the point at which he wants to carry on. Dutch law says it is legal for a doctor to help him die when the time comes – but there’s no guarantee that will happen • Read the text version here
 
Republicans in this year’s elections are casting one person as the symbol of everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party. Many Democrats are also turning on the same figure. Guest: Alexander Burns, who covers national politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.…
 
A mathematical gambler whose made millions. An art collector passionate about science. An atheist with a rational explanation of religion. Don’t pin me down.
 
Actor Tony Shalhoub is well known for his role as one of the few openly mentally ill characters in television – an obsessive compulsive detective on the long-running show Monk. In this bonus episode of The Great God of Depression, Shalhoub sits down with co-producer Karen Brown to read passages from William Styron's work, and share his perspect ...…
 
A story of heartbreak, a journey across Australia to take an Aboriginal child, a bitter court case and, in the middle of it all, two people who loved their child.
 
Donald Trump and his supporters have spoken of a Deep State in America, undermining his presidency from within - a shadowy coalition of security and intelligence services, hidden from plain sight, bent on sabotaging an elected government. The term has caught on, becoming part of political folklore. But what does the idea of a Deep State really ...…
 
We travel to Aurukun, an Indigenous community in far north Queensland, to hear the story of a Wik woman, a white engineer turned anthropologist, and their son Bruce.
 
When wildfire starts, a lot of people decide what areas should burn, and where a fire should be fought. One of those people is an archaeologist from the U.S. Forest Service.
 
This week, we're taking a look back at the premiere of Season 3, exploring 4 of the greatest pieces of the French master, Maurice Ravel. Through the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Tombeau de Couperin, and of course, Bolero, we dive into the incredibly unique and wonderful style of Ravel. There's no other compo ...…
 
A grand jury report found that Roman Catholic priests had abused more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania over a period of 70 years. Some church officials say the report reiterates issues that have already been addressed, but details suggest otherwise. Guest: Laurie Goodstein, a national religion correspondent for The New York Times. For more i ...…
 
As summer draws to a close, conservationists are getting ready for the annual Monarch butterfly migration. One scientist thinks the best way to help the migration is to create more Monarch habitats in big cities.
 
In Montana, the Howe Ridge Fire has burned nearly all the cabins at Kelly's Camp which is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Somini Sengupta, international climate reporter for The New York Times, discusses the dire consequences of rising temperatures, such as drought, famine, disease, war and increased migration.
 
Climate change is causing more severe flooding around the country, and a disproportionate number of Native American communities are on the front lines.
 
Climate change is causing more severe flooding around the country, and a disproportionate number of Native American communities are on the front lines.
 
Mark and Euan meet Charlie Gammack, a well known Speyside saddler at his shop in Aberlour
 
Turkey is on the verge of an economic meltdown that could infect the global financial system. We examine how the country’s slide toward authoritarianism helped trigger the crisis. Guest: Jim Tankersley, who covers economic policy for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.…
 
A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourists from visiting Florida's Gulf Coast. It's not the first such event, but it is especially intense.
 
A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.
 
This episode begins on the historic spot where two dirt roads intersected and consequently gave rise to the city of Atlanta. Today, that crossroads is a busy intersection, and it anchors a residential neighborhood that’s since experienced chapters of segregation, integration, devaluation, and gentrification. Hear more stories from the locals wh ...…
 
The country is accused of waging a state-sponsored campaign of massacre, rape and arson against Rohingya Muslims. Why, then, did the government allow a New York Times journalist to tour the epicenter of the reported atrocities? Guest: Hannah Beech, the Southeast Asia bureau chief of The New York Times, who recently visited Rakhine State, where ...…
 
Third time's the charm, except for when it's the third time your life has been completely upended. Then it's extremely disruptive. Maybe Tinder could help? Check out today's sponsors -- Talkspace -- talkspace.com/ttfa Brooklinen -- brooklinen.com The Great Courses Plus - thegreatcoursesplus.com/thanks…
 
It didn’t feel like fear. It felt like movement. The Alice Isn’t Dead novel is on sale October 30 – pre-order your signed edition today, and check out our 17 city book tour this fall. Over on the Alice Isn’t Dead store: a stunning Alice Isn’t Dead road map and Rob Wilson’s logo on an enamel pin. Support Alice Isn’t Dead, Part 3 on Patreon and g ...…
 
If you are a parent, you probably do not need an introduction to Fortnite Battle Royale. It's the online video game that's been absorbing the minds and time of millions of children and young adults since its launch last September. To the uninitiated, it's an online shooter game that has elements of The Hunger Games movies and the building video ...…
 
The embattled former special agent lost his place in the Russia investigation over text messages that criticized then-candidate Trump and has been under a political bull's-eye ever since.
 
No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? • Read the text version here
 
One year after white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed in Charlottesville, Va., the violence has long ended and the rest of the country has largely moved on. But the broken city is still struggling to contend with its past. Guest: Farah Stockman, who has been reporting for The New York Times on events in Charlottesville since the clash ...…
 
In a special edition of the science and comedy podcast to mark the 100th episode, Brian Cox and Robin Ince reminisce about their favourite moments from the show.
 
Celebrity chef and Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern has made a reputation as a culinary expert with an adventurous streak, traveling the world and sampling tree grubs, shark meat, tarantulas, and horse rectums among many other cuisines. But before his current fame, he was on the street, stealing handbags to fuel his alcoholism, which existed ...…
 
Our insatiable appetite for fish is growing, the way we hunt them is changing, yet fish farming for many still has a salty pong about it. Come visit the community of Port Stephens who are treading the choppy waters of aquaculture.
 
A flute player breaks into a British museum and makes off with a million dollars worth of dead birds.
 
Retaliatory tariffs on dairy may put dairy farmers in Wisconsin, a state won by Donald Trump in 2016, up for political grabs in this year's midterm elections.
 
What does it take to drag yourself off the couch and get motivated on a fitness regime? In all areas of life, to be well motivated we need to feel autonomous and find our own internal rewards. We hear from a renowned motivational psychologist and a personal trainer about what works.
 
The signals were weird. But was what happened afterwards even weirder?
 
Small towns have their own version of the housing crisis: not enough homes being built, plus a lack of move-in ready homes. Local leaders say it's hard to expand the tax base without more homes.
 
A compilation of the best of the week's radio on RTE Radio 1 presented by Fiona Kelly.
 
In Texas, the foster care system is failing the vulnerable children it’s meant to protect, leaving many without a safe place to live. Foster children often end up on the streets or in jail, which is one of the few places where they can receive treatment services. This week we look into the crisis in foster care, and efforts to fix it. Don’t mis ...…
 
Why is the world so damn cynical? Rather than surrendering to corrosive, hopeless snark, we look to some unexpected sources to make the case for sincerity. Guests: Jason Rohrer Christy Wampole Christian Picciolini Ingrid LaFleur Interviews in this hour: "You Are Our Miracle": A Game To Make You Love Your Fellow Player The Toll of Living Awash i ...…
 
Inside the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington state, acoustics experts have attempted to preserve a location free of human-made noise. They call it One Square Inch of Silence.
 
Former reality TV star and Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman spoke to NPR about explosive allegations in her new book, Unhinged, but part of her account changed in the interview.
 
A taste of some of our best interviews from 2017.By listen@ttbook.org (To The Best Of Our Knowledge).
 
I picked Amelia up at The Shelburne Museum the other day. It was a few hours before her soundcheck so she had some time to kill and we took a slow drive down by the lake. She drove. She’s a good driver. Amelia is one half of the band Sylvan Esso. Nick Sanborn is the other half. I’m not great at music genres but I’ve heard their music described ...…
 
Egg collecting was once a popular pastime. Now, the pristine specimens in one collection are a key resource for research on a range of topics, from the climate change to changes in bird populations.
 
Snowflake students have become the target of a new rightwing crusade. But exaggerated claims of censorship reveal a deeper anxiety at the core of modern conservatism • Read the text version here
 
This hour, we trot across middle America, with a story from a Nashville neighbourhood, and a Missouri payphone that won’t stop ringing. The Great Divide By Meribah Knight for The Promise from Nashville Public Radio (2018) Big Man, a public housing resident from Nashville’s Cayce Homes, walks across the street to meet the wealthy couple who live ...…
 
New data is challenging the popular portrait of Trump voters, and shedding light on why those who generally aren’t talked about may determine the outcome of the midterm elections. Guest: Nate Cohn, a domestic correspondent for The Upshot at The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.…
 
Horizontal stripes have been used to draw the eye and sign-post the audacious for centuries - from Medieval miniatures to the films of Tim Burton. Whether used on a lighthouse or a zebra crossing, stripes grab our attention and in the very same moment tell us to stay away. In nature they're often the mark of something that's out to confuse, or ...…
 
One controversial topic is whether utilities should have to pay for damage their equipment causes — even if the companies followed state safety regulations and laws.
 
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