The Daily (podcast)

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The Daily is a daily news podcast and radio show by the American newspaper The New York Times. Hosted by Times political journalist Michael Barbaro, its 20-minute episodes are based on the Times' reporting of the day.

The Daily is based on interviews with Times journalists,[1] in which they summarize and comment on their story, and is complemented by recordings related to the topic, or original reporting such as interviews with persons involved in the story. A summary of headlines concludes the podcast.

Started in January 2017, The Daily became a noted success for the Times; described it as "a phenomenon, an out-of-the-blue hit".[2] It had 3.8 million individual listeners by August 2017,[3] and was regularly in the top ten most-listened podcasts by autumn 2017.[2] The New Yorker attributed this success, in part, to the podcast's "conversational and intimate" tone, which made news more accessible, and to Barbaro's "idiosyncratic intonation".[1] The podcast began being syndicated to radio by American Public Media in 2018.[4]

The Daily is free to listen and financed by advertising. The Times has said it intends to build a news podcast franchise around it, beginning with a spin-off podcast, The New Washington, in summer 2017.[2] The New Washington ran from July 2017 until December of the same year.[5] A children's edition of The Daily is also planned.[6]


  1. ^ a b Mead, Rebecca (21 August 2017). "An Appreciation of Michael Barbaro and "The Daily"". The New Yorker. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Doctor, Ken (17 October 2017). "New York Times' breakthrough 'The Daily' soars past 100M download mark". TheStreet. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  3. ^ ""The Daily" Exceeds 100 Million Downloads". The New York Times Company. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  4. ^ Falk, Tyler. "New York Times' 'The Daily' podcast headed to public radio". Current. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  5. ^ Grinapol, Corinne, The New York Times Unveils Another Politics Podcast, Called The New Washington, retrieved 16 January 2019
  6. ^ "A regular New York Times kids' section and a kids' version of The Daily are on the way this month". Nieman Lab. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

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