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Just like The Recount is the can’t-miss news source on Twitter, The Recount Daily Pod is the morning news source you’ll want to plug into every day. Hosted by journalist Reena Ninan, each episode breaks down important information in politics, tech, business and culture. Ninan interviews journalists who break news and give listeners the crucial context necessary to understand why these stories are important.
 
“Just Something About Her with Jennifer Palmieri” is hosted by the former communications director for the Obama White House and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Palmieri explores why — after decades of making steady progress — women find themselves banging up against the same glass ceilings. The show features interviews with powerful women from business, politics, the arts and journalism to learn how they found a way to break through and create their own path to success. See aca ...
 
Family-woman. Philanthropist. Beloved friend. Record-breaking tennis champion. In the second season of the series THE GOAT: Serena takes on the remarkable life of Serena Williams and her journey to becoming one of the greatest athletes of all time. THE GOAT: Serena runs 12-episodes and is hosted by tennis legends and Williams’ close friends Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin. Garrison and Rubin, along with other prominent figures in Serena’s life, recount the triumphs and tribulations of the mak ...
 
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When it comes to climate change, the U.S. has experienced a summer like none before. Fires raged in the west. Massive flooding washed away homes, cars and lives. Hurricanes left devastation and destruction in their wake. Are we prepared for this new reality? Washington Post Climate and Science reporter Sarah Kaplan helps us dig into it. Learn more …
 
For many, September has marked a return to a new sort of normal. Workers are starting to head back to the office and the majority of kids are back in school. That leaves many pets now facing a stark new reality: spending most of their days home, alone, for the first time in 19 months. What can you do to help your pet cope? Animal behaviorists Dr. N…
 
Americans' fascination with cults has been piqued in recent years by a deluge of podcasts and documentaries about the phenomenon. But what exactly is a cult? How do they recruit their members? And why are people so attracted to them? Author and cult expert Rick Alan Ross joins us to share his insights. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://ww…
 
This week’s special guests Common, Oscar and Grammy Award winning rapper, writer, actor, and activist, and Andy Roddick, former world No. 1 tennis player, join hosts Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison for a deep dive into the dazzling world Serena Williams occupies as one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities. We also hear from Serena’s sister, …
 
On August 29th, as the deadline for the U.S. to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan approached, the U.S. military carried out a deadly drone strike in Kabul. While the Pentagon claims it hit ISIS-K, a New York Times reporter investigated and found evidence of only a heartbroken family with 10 dead, including 7 children. Mattieu Aikins, the jou…
 
The Taliban's rapid takeover of power in Afghanistan precipitated an exodus like none ever before. It was the largest airlift evacuation in U.S. history with many tens of thousands of refugees now facing an uncertain future. What are the biggest challenges they face? JC Hendrickson, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at the International Rescue…
 
New York Times Columnist and thought leader Nicholas Kristof has been writing about poverty, education, women's rights and immigration for 20 years. President Joe Biden promises to advance an agenda that many progressives like Nick hold dear. Can he succeed? Nick Kristof joins us today to share his impressions on the progress so far and the road ah…
 
Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) is on the political frontlines of the US fight against COVID, a battle that is playing out in media across the nation. Crist joins us to talk about how his state is faring against the virus, the fight against climate change and his upcoming challenge to current Governor Ron DeSantis. List of websites with links for 9/11-re…
 
The path of tennis for Black players has been a long one filled with daunting obstacles and immense triumphs. Before Serena Williams, it was paved by Hall of Famers Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe along with our own Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin, among others. Serena, the greatest tennis player of all time and an icon in her own right, has inspired …
 
In 2017, a bombshell report surfaced that the Department of Defense was funding a secret $22 million program for investigating UFOs. Are UFOs real and what does the government know about them? A new docuseries on Showtime called "UFO" delves into these questions and more. Series Director Mark Monroe and one of the show's featured guests, Penn State…
 
Amid a surge in coronavirus cases nationally, children are, or will soon be, largely back to in-person education. The issue of vaccinating them has risen to the forefront of the debate on how to keep both them and us safe. Should vaccines be mandated? UC Hastings Law Professor Dorit Reiss joins us to break down the legal and persuasion arguments on…
 
When the pandemic forced technology workers across the US to work from home, many reconsidered their location options. Some moved to cheaper cities, others to be near family. What does this mean for the tech industry and how will it change cities? Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information, joins us today to help us make sense of the trend. Learn m…
 
Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, making her the most decorated singles tennis player of the Open era. The question is, what exactly makes an all-time Grand Slam singles champion? Starting with Serena’s first Grand Slam win at the US Open in 1999, hosts Zina Garrison and Chanda Rubin track her path to becoming the greatest of al…
 
The United States has officially ended its longest war, as Jennifer closes out our deep-dive into the war in Afghanistan during Part 2 of her conversation with Elise Jordan, which was originally recorded on August 24, 2021. (If you haven't listened to Part 1, we highly suggest you go back and listen to that first.) Elise worked for the National Sec…
 
Stress and trauma are normal parts of life that only rarely get the level of attention they deserve. The past 18 months have given us all experience with the former, some of us with the latter as well. How we process these complex emotions is crucial to getting through a challenging time. Psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Lisa…
 
Back in 2015, Elizabeth Holmes was a media darling, a tech startup figure who was the world's youngest self-made billionaire. Her company Theranos promised to revolutionize the blood testing business. Turns out, it was a lot more hype than reality. Rebecca Jarvis, host of “The Dropout'' podcast and ABC News chief business, technology & economics co…
 
Whether it's about US elections or COVID vaccines, misinformation continues to spread like wildfire on social media with very real and, in some cases, dire consequences. But some people are more vulnerable than others. Why? And what can be done to keep people safe? Bhaskar Chakravorti, dean of global business at The Fletcher School at Tufts Univers…
 
The issue of how the Taliban intends to treat women and girls under its rule has garnered international attention and scrutiny. A generation of women and girls have grown up with liberties and rights unimaginable under the previous Taliban regime. The new regime claims that they will respect women's rights. But can we trust them? Gayle Tzemach Lemm…
 
No GOAT has achieved exceptional levels of success on their own. In the case of Serena Williams, besides her one-of-a-kind talent, discipline, and ambition, she had the power of sisterhood to support her through the ups and downs of her tennis career and personal life. Hosts Chanda Rubin and Zina Garrison take an in-depth look at Serena and Venus W…
 
Before she was The Greatest of All Time, Serena Williams was the younger half of a tennis sister duo from Compton, California with raw talent and the promise of greatness. Hidden away from the world by their father Richard Williams, Serena and Venus Williams were shrouded in mystery. Only a select few had exclusive access to their training process,…
 
In Part 1 of this conversation with Elise Jordan, we begin our deep-dive into the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Elise has worked for the National Security Council and the State Department under President George W. Bush, and she has lived in Afghanistan for a United States Agency for International Development project and as a journalist. Elise j…
 
While there is little disagreement among political pundits that Trump is still the leader of the Republican party, some party stalwarts see a different path forward. In "Two Roads Diverged," former South Carolina Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford lays out his vision for how the Republican party can reclaim its conservative ideals while reaffirm…
 
"The Line" is a podcast about the war crimes case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. More broadly, it's also about the Forever Wars and what they've done to the hearts and minds of those we've sent to fight them. Documentarian Dan Taberski, executive producer of "The Line", joins us to talk about the blurry moral boundaries our soldiers are confronting …
 
Seventeen plus months in, the global pandemic continues to upend institutions of learning, including higher education. With many schools cancelling in-person classes some students were stuck going to college from their high school bedrooms. That made many rethink the value proposition. Was taking on the enormous debts that going to college requires…
 
Deep divisions in American politics and culture are everywhere these days, from Congress to state capitals, from school boards to city councils. But are these divisions threatening the very survival of our liberal democracy? And if so, what can be done about it? Tom Nichols, contributing writer at The Atlantic, talks with us about his new book "Our…
 
Errin Haines is the editor-at-large of The 19th*, where she writes about the intersection of gender, race, and politics. Amidst the 101st anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, when white women won the right to vote, Errin joins Jennifer on the show to discuss Black women's continued fight for access to the ballot, what we learned a…
 
More abortion restrictions were passed by state legislatures in 2021 than in any other year in history. Meanwhile, a now firmly conservative U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear a landmark case challenging Roe v. Wade this fall. What does the future hold for abortion rights? Dr. Mary Ziegler, law professor at Florida State University, lays out t…
 
George Floyd's murder and the groundswell of protests that followed have led communities across the US to question the purpose and role of police in society. Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Co-Founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity and a Yale professor of African-American studies and psychology, joins us to share his insights in his decade plus …
 
The GOAT: Serena is the second season in The GOAT series. This season looks at the remarkable career of one of the greatest of all time – tennis superstar Serena Williams. She is a record-breaking tennis champion, philanthropist, beloved friend and family-woman. The GOAT: Serena is hosted by tennis legends and Williams’ close friends Zina Garrison …
 
With the Taliban now firmly in control of the Afghan capital Kabul, it's impossible not to look at America's longest-running war and not ask: Was it all worth it? In today's daily deep dive, we re-air a recent interview with terrorism expert Colin P. Clarke, Director of Policy and Research at The Soufan Group, who puts the US war in Afghanistan int…
 
While the religious activities of cults are protected in the US by the First Amendment, the leader of secretive sex cult NXIVM committed crimes when he exploited and manipulated its adherents. What is it about cults that some find so attractive? Author and cult expert Rick Alan Ross speaks with Reena Ninan about the strategies NXIVM used to recruit…
 
The mythologies and stereotypes that prosecutors used to wrongfully convict Amanda Knox still linger in the zeitgeist. So much so, that her story has reportedly inspired a new movie, "Stillwater," starring Matt Damon, leading Amanda to question exactly what responsibility storytellers have when reinventing the traumas of real people. Amanda and Jen…
 
The shadowy world of Jeffrey Epstein, the financier and convicted sex offender who hung himself in his jail cell two years ago, was in many ways guarded by his accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell. Veteran journalist Vicky Ward, host of the new podcast "Chasing Ghislaine," joins us to share her experiences investigating it. Learn more about your ad-choices…
 
Vice President Kamala Harris has blazed an unconventional and remarkable path in politics. First woman Vice President. First Black Vice President. First South Asian Vice President. Will the media ever give her a fair shake? Jen Palmieri, former White House Communications Director and fellow podcast host at The Recount, gives us an insider's lens on…
 
Cybercrime, ransomware and brute force attacks - each has risen dramatically over the past year and a half, threatening both individuals and critical infrastructure around the world. Who are these attackers, what is the US doing about it and what do you need to know to protect your data? We dig into it with Bloomberg Cybersecurity Reporter Jamie Ta…
 
For decades, Hollywood, and its glamorous legion of movie stars, got comfortable as the premiere power brokers of American culture. Today, Hollywood's star has dramatically waned while social media's star only continues to rise. How is this classic story of power politics playing out in Hollywood? New York Times Technology Reporter Taylor Lorenz jo…
 
Amanda Litman is the host of "Battleground," another podcast from The Recount, as well as the co-founder and co-executive director of Run For Something, an organization that helps recruit and support young diverse progressives to run for local and state offices. Amanda joins Jennifer on the show to talk about how young people are wildly under-repre…
 
The NCAA rule change that college athletes can now use their name, image and likeness for financial benefit is a game changer. Sports fans have no idea what's coming. Terence Moore, national sports columnist for Forbes.com, helps us break it all down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
As US forces draw down in Afghanistan and Iraq, the possibility that Al Qaeda and the Islamic State will now have the room to reconstitute looms large. Should we be worried? Colin P. Clarke, Director of Policy and Research at The Soufan Group shares his sober assessment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Twenty million Americans don’t have enough to eat according to the US Census Bureau. An additional 42 million can’t always afford the kinds of food they want. The pandemic exacerbated both, particularly for Black and Latinx Americans. How can one of the richest countries in the world address this shocking disparity in wellness? Reena Ninan is joine…
 
Afton Vechery co-founded Modern Fertility so people with ovaries have information to be proactive about their reproductive health and futures. In starting her company, Afton realized just how under-researched women's health and reproductive systems have been throughout history. Afton joins Jennifer on the show to discuss how cultural stigmas, ancie…
 
US immigration policy has been broken for decades. But with migrants surging at the border and COVID restrictions still in place the clamor for fixing it has grown louder. Can the Biden administration fix what’s most broken? LA Times Immigration and Security Reporter Molly O’Toole joins us to break it all down. Learn more about your ad-choices at h…
 
The fight over voting rights has evolved into one of the most heated and partisan battles of the year. Democrats claim the Republicans are trying to disenfranchise voters in order to benefit their party. Attorney Marc Elias, founder of Democracy Docket, is helping them make their case. What’s their strategy? Learn more about your ad-choices at http…
 
As we look to Tokyo, where thousands of elite athletes are getting ready to compete in what might be the event of their lifetimes, we wanted to look at the emotional and mental strains that these people endure. Dr. Jessica Gold, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in St Louis, helps us dig into it. Learn more abou…
 
Texas State Representatives Gina Hinojosa and Mary González are two of 50+ Democrats from the Texas House of Representatives who are seeking refuge in Washington DC to stop a restrictive voting bill introduced by Republicans. It is the second time they have denied Texas Republicans a quorum to vote on election bills they deem unfair and undemocrati…
 
The issue of whether or not to include Critical Race Theory in curricula has become a political and social lightning rod. Heated conversations have been taking place at school boards and capitals across the nation for months now with little agreement, including what Critical Race Theory even is. We’re digging in to it today with David Kirkland, Pro…
 
The business of spying is booming as investigators around the world dig into trash bins, tail subjects and, in some cases, impersonate journalists to get incriminating information. Their findings are upending politics, business and personal lives. Reena Ninan speaks with journalist and author Barry Meier to pull back the curtain on this highly secr…
 
Amassing gargantuan fortunes has been an American way of life for well over a century. When the super rich then turn around and donate large sums of money, we call them generous. But are they really? Journalist and author Anand Giridharadas joins us to dig into the dirty details of the world of big philanthropy. Learn more about your ad-choices at …
 
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