Best War Stories podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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This American Life
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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.
 
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The Moth
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Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Moth storytellers stand alone, under a spotlight, with only a microphone and a roomful of strangers. The storyteller and the audience embark on a high-wire act of shared experience which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Since 2008, The Moth podcast has featured many of our favorite stories told live on Moth stages around the country. For informa ...
 
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The Intelligence
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Get a daily burst of global illumination from The Economist’s worldwide network of correspondents as they dig past the headlines to get to the stories beneath—and to stories that aren’t making headlines, but should be.
 
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Conversations
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Spend an hour in someone else's life. Conversations draws you deeper into the life story of someone you may have heard about, but never met.
 
On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you’re driving with your children or just want to limit your kids’ screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.
 
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast ...
 
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Radio Diaries
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First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
 
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King Falls AM
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King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.New shows available the 1st and 15th of every month! Be sure to start from Sammy's first show (May 1st, 2015) to stay up to date with all your King Falls favorites.
 
Trojan War: The Podcast is a serialized telling of the stories that together comprise the epic story of the Trojan War. From The Judgement of Paris through The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships to Achilles’ Heel and Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts, this epic story has it all! Each podcast episode features one self-contained episode in the overall story arc, followed by about fifteen minutes of conversation and commentary on the compelling and provocative contemporary ideas that emerge from ...
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
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LeVar Burton Reads
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The best short fiction, handpicked by the world’s greatest storyteller. In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Roots, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath... Listen to ad-free episodes one week early, plus exclusive bonus episodes, on ...
 
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The Magnus Archives
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“Make your statement, face your fear.” A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back… New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.
 
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War And Conquest
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Dive deep into history and learn the stories too violent and crazy for the textbooks and documentaries. Sarcasm throughout but still as grounded to reality as possible. Battles, sieges, politics, and good old fashioned murder. Series are episodic, start at lowest decimal to get story in right order
 
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Myths and Legends
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Jason Weiser tells stories from myths, legends, and folklore that have shaped cultures throughout history. Some, like the stories of Aladdin, King Arthur, and Hercules are stories you think you know, but with surprising origins. Others are stories you might not have heard, but really should. All the stories are sourced from world folklore, but retold for modern ears. These are stories of wizards, knights, Vikings, dragons, princesses, and kings from the time when the world beyond the map was ...
 
The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth. The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and stra ...
 
Small businesses are the soul of America. This is where they tell their stories. Small Business War Stories is a weekly show recorded in person with small business owners. We discuss different topics and get the triumphs, struggles, and funny stories from our guests' everyday lives. Hosted by Pablo Fuentes, an entrepreneur and musician based in Austin, Texas.
 
Edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams, LIGHTSPEED is a Hugo Award-winning, critically-acclaimed digital magazine. In its pages, you'll find science fiction from near-future stories and sociological SF to far-future, star-spanning SF. Plus there's fantasy from epic sword-and-sorcery and contemporary urban tales to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folk tales. Each month, LIGHTSPEED brings you a mix of originals and reprints featuring a variety of authors, from the bestseller ...
 
Extraterrestrial invasion, the earth taken over by omniscient intelligences from Mars, the whole of humanity under siege and a nameless narrator who seems to be the lone survivor of the complete devastation of human civilization – scenes from a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster? Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a century ago and went on to become an iconic work in the science fiction genre, spawning a whole new genre of literature featuring alien invaders. It w ...
 
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Activated Stories
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Bringing you comedic folktales from somewhere on the road. Act!vated Stories is presented by Act!vated Story Theatre a national touring theatre troupe for children and their families. Join us for a family friendly story and travel tales.
 
World War II Chronicles is a weekly look back to 'This Week in World War II, 75 Years Ago.' Originally produced in coordination with the National Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the war, World War II Chronicles features original newsreel reports and archival footage to tell the story as it happened, week by week. Hosted by famed World War II newsreel anchor Ed Herlihy, World War II Chronicles is produced by the American Veterans Center.
 
Join the Big Finish team on their regular adventures through time, space, Victorian London, Mars, the 1960s and the Torchwood Hub in Cardiff for witty banter (ahem), free stories, news, interviews and exclusive trailers. We are best known for our Doctor Who ranges of audio plays starring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, David Tennant, as well as a world of spin off adventures with Jago and Litefoot, UNIT, Captain Jack Harkness among others. We also produce ...
 
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I, Survivor
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Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences.
 
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Futility Closet
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Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
 
Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace chronicles the lives of five Russian aristocratic families during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Many considered this book to be the best Russian work of literature of all time and it is massive in scale. The book is divided in four volumes and the chapters don't just contain the narrative of the plot to the novel but philosophical discussions as well. This may be intimidating to average book readers but they shouldn't be discouraged to try reading War and Peace. ...
 
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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.
 
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Arc Stories
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Arc Stories is simply stories. Imagine you're finishing dinner. Maybe you’re at a party, maybe it’s your family’s Sunday supper. You push back from the table while coffee is poured. You congregate out on the front porch because it’s cool enough now. Maybe the first sign of what’s to come is a laugh-tinged “You will never believe what happened to me at work...” Or a wistful “Do y’all remember that time...” But it always comes. Here, in our little corner of the country, they always come. The S ...
 
The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personalities, a man wakes up in the morgue. These are riveting, moving and often haunting stories that will stick with you long after you listen.
 
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The Spear
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The Spear is a podcast from the Modern War Institute at West Point. Each episode is built around an interview in which guests tell a story of a particular combat experience.
 
Here are tales of love and war, modesty and frivolity, laughter and tears. Louisa May Alcott wrote many, many short stories. This collection shares but 7 of them.
 
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast, 1001 Radio Days, and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. Alexa users say "Alexa, play the podcast ...
 
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War News Radio
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War News Radio fills the gaps in the media's coverage of the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond by providing balanced and in-depth reporting, historical perspective, and personal stories.
 
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Home of the Brave
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Home of the Brave: new and old stories from "This American Life" contributor Scott Carrier.
 
RN Breakfast daily stories separated out for easy listening. RN Breakfast is the program informed Australians wake up to.
 
Henry Beam Piper’s book “Five Sci-Fi Short Stories“ is a collection of: The Answer, Temple Trouble, Flight From Tomorrow, Police Operation and Graveyard of Dreams. “The Answer” is about two nuclear scientists who have successfully made a very powerful weapon and are planning to drop it from space on un-expecting earthlings. The story is set in 1984, many years after a supposed nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union had ended. The stories "Temple Trouble" and "Police Operation" deal ...
 
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
 
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. Nothing is known of his death, as he went missing while an observer with Pancho Villa’s army in 1913/14. (Summaries by Peter Yearsley)The Ways of Ghosts: Stories of encounters with the ghosts of the dead and dying. The spirits of the dead reach out to the living, to pass on a message or to pursue ...
 
(Order of stories changed to match how they originally aired each day, with stories from previous 6 programs included afterwards. See http://kevin.micke.com/ for details.)Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.
 
The Short Mystery Story Collection by Various is a real treat for intrigue enthusiasts! This volume features such greats as Ambrose Bierce, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Anton Chekov. Some unexpected names like P G Wodehouse and Kate Chopin also crop up, bending their prodigious talents to the genre. The ten stories contained in this volume range from events as diverse as the mysterious death of a sea-captain in a seedy boarding house, a group of women who deal with a crime committed by a frien ...
 
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Stephanomics
Weekly
 
Who will win the trade war, and how? If the job market is so strong, why does your paycheck seem so meager? What will drive the economy of the future? Stephanomics, a podcast hosted by Bloomberg Economics head Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor and chief market strategist for Europe at JPMorgan Asset Management, will take listeners on location each week to answer questions like these and bring the global economy to life.
 
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Outlook
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Extraordinary first person stories from around the world
 
Welcome to the world of Liberty – serialized sci-fi tales told audio drama podcasts. For centuries the colony of Atrius has been cut off from humanity and endured generations of civil war. What remains is a gleaming city and beyond its walls, a lawless expanse known as the Fringe.
 
The latest stories from www.wnyc.org
 
The infamous U boats deployed by Germany in the two World Wars have spawned several works of fiction and non-fiction. These deadly vessels were not just efficient and lethal killing machines, but they were also used very effectively in economic blockades. They were positioned primarily to obstruct the conveyance of fuel, food and other essential supplies which the enemy needed to sustain the war effort. In the Diary of a U Boat Commander, the author, Stephen King-Hall draws upon his vast per ...
 
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The War on Cars
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The War on Cars brings you news and commentary on the latest developments in the worldwide fight to undo a century's worth of damage wrought by the automobile and to make cities better. Hosted by Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek and produced by Curtis Fox. Music by Nathaniel Goodyear.
 
How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.
 
Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
 
Tell The Bartender is a storytelling podcast hosted by Katharine Heller
 
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Israel Story
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Israel Story is an award-winning podcast that tells true stories you won't hear on the news. Hosted by Mishy Harman, the bi-weekly show brings you extraordinary tales about ordinary Israelis. The show is distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, and produced in partnership with Tablet Magazine. For Hebrew episodes, see סיפור ישראלי.
 
WWII memoirs & interviews. Dunkirk, D-Day, London Blitz, North Africa, Women at War, POW stories ... much more.
 
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25 years after the Rwandan civil war, many survivors are still searching for relatives separated from them by the violence. The International Committee for the Red Cross has long been working to reunite families torn apart by the conflict.
 
Nic and Diane Atwood are serious about real estate in Austin. They work closely with their clients and they help people find special opportunities and off-market properties. They are also awesome people, and connect the community through a weekly open mic they host in South Austin. Which major artists launched their career at the Irie Bean open ...…
 
"Avengers: Endgame" is officially opened at movie theaters across the country. It’s the most highly-anticipated movie event of the year and is expected to set a new box office record. Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and the whole Avengers crew are back to do battle with super villain Thanos after he wiped away half of the universe’s pop ...…
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
The epic life story of a First Fleet rebel as told by Meg Keneally
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to cut taxes in his national address Thursday. But some social justice activists aren’t satisfied with his plans for reform.
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
Sri Lanka now believes 253 people died in the Easter Sunday attacks, down from 359, blaming a calculation error. Also: new cyclone batters Mozambique and Rami Malek to play James Bond villain.
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
Perhaps you started today with a cup of tea or coffee, hoping that little jolt of caffeine would give you an energy boost for the day. Well, it seems it's not only humans who benefit from caffeine.
 
Byron Bluesfest has come and gone for another year, but if you missed out, fear not! Our friends at Double J were there to record all the best sets, including one by Jack Johnson called 'Better'.
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
With Easter and ANZAC Day now over, the federal election will shift up a gear next week as the campaign fast approaches the half-way mark.
 
As Queensland farmers celebrate their most significant rainfall in years, WA graziers are bracing for a tough year ahead.
 
A new global study has found bigger waves and more extreme winds have hit the world's oceans over the past 33 years, as the Victorian coastline is set to be battered by a massive swell today.
 
The election race could be about to tighten, with the Liberal Party landing a potentially valuable preference deal with Clive Palmer.
 
RN Breakfast's Sports Commentator Warwick Hadfield joins RN Breakfast to bring you news from the world of sport.
 
"The Republican party is grappling with how to do better with Hispanics," Houston immigration attorney Jacob Monty told us. "If we don't do better with Hispanics, we're going to be a minority party." Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.…
 
Former US Vice President Joe Biden announces presidential run. Also, French President Emmanuel Macron has announced reforms in response to yellow vests. And, the protest movement Extinction Rebellion has announced a pause of actions in London.(Photo: Former US Vice President Joe Biden on announces his bid for the presidency in the 2020 election ...…
 
The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service.
 
Patrick McGinnis, creator of the term FOMO, engages business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and more about the paths they’ve taken in life – and what they’ve let go of. In this episode, he speaks with Zola CEO Shan-Lyn Ma and Female Founders Fund co-founder Anu Duggal about how women are driving diversity in the start-up world. "FOMO Sapie ...…
 
After you read this sentence, pause for a moment to think back on advertisements you first heard when you were a child. Perhaps you recall a favorite jingle or the catchphrase of a cereal mascot. You probably can remember more than just one. On this week's radio replay, we look at the shelf life of commercials. According to University of Arizon ...…
 
In the United States this morning, the Democratic Party has a new frontrunner in the race for the party's presidential nomination.
 
The number of the day is 75. Dollars, that is — it's the price Brent crude oil passed today before settling a bit lower by the end of the day. You might have noticed higher prices at the pump this year, but gas isn't the only thing that will get more expensive if this trend keeps up with new sanctions on Iran. We break it down. Plus: The big, n ...…
 
Labor is vowing to make the prevention of family violence a national priority if it's elected in May, unveiling a new funding package today that would see $660 million invested over four years.
 
The Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a multinational approach to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula, saying North Korea will need international guarantees to give up its nuclear arsenal.
 
Case #0120112 Statement of Alison Killala, regarding her time as friend and carer to special effects artist Neil Lagorio. Original statement given 1st December 2012. Audio recording by Jonathan Sims, the Archivist. Thanks to this week's Patrons: M. Waters, A Dog With Human Hands, Calvin Zeek, . Andrew Lehmann, Scott LaTour, Merlene Martigue, Fi ...…
 
Sabrina Cohen Hatton is one of the UK's most senior firefighters. But really what's remarkable about Sabrina's story is not the position she is in now but what she overcame to get there. After a tragic loss in the family Sabrina left home and ended up living rough on the streets of Wales at just 15 years old.Image and credit: Sabrina Cohen Hatton…
 
This is the story of a conch-shell, and the man who answered its call to adventure. The powerful and mysterious conch resided in a seaside temple on the outskirts of Peacetown. Whenever a resident of the town found themselves at life’s crossroads, wondering which path to take, notes from the conch-shell sounded in their ears and sang of what la ...…
 
Leaked discussions reveal that Britain is going against the grain of its “Five Eyes” security partners by letting Huawei supply kit for coming 5G networks. What are the risks—to security and to the alliance? Now that Robert Mueller’s report is in the hands of Congress, what should happen, and will American democracy be the better for it? And, a ...…
 
Navy SEAL commandos said they had seen their decorated platoon leader, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, commit war crimes. They were warned not to report it. They did so anyway. Guest: Dave Philipps, who covers the military for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: ...…
 
Joe Biden is expected to announce his candidacy today, becoming the 20th candidate to enter the 2020 Democratic primary.
 
The new governor of the U.S. territory recently issued a mental health state of emergency, after two hurricanes in 2017 caused widespread trauma and stress among islanders.
 
NPR's David Greene speaks with J.W. Verret, a former member of the Trump transition team, who says Congress should begin impeachment hearings against the president.
 
Tesla announced troubling first quarter earnings on Wednesday. The electric car company said that it had lost $702 million and its revenue had also dropped 37% compared to the previous quarter.
 
Robert Bainter lost his Apple Watch body surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif., only to have someone find and return it six months later. It still worked, according to KTLA.
 
New York City is rolling out a new solution to the problem of congestion, but questions remain about who exactly will foot the bill.
 
When Dolores O'Riordan died in 2018, she left behind vocal tracks of what was intended to be The Cranberries' new album. Now, remaining band members have completed the album in her memory.
 
Joe Biden announced Thursday morning that he is running for president. NPR's David Greene talks to Matt Bennett, co-founder of the center-left think tank Third Way, about the crowded Democratic field.
 
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