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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • love mary

    i listen to a lot of news podcasts and mary harris is hands down the best interviewer in the podcast business. i really appreciate her pushing back with facts in the latest abortion episode

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    United Statesa month ago
  • Amazing

    Mary, The way you handled todays interview with the anti-choice doctor was beautifully navigated! I wish more journalists had your ability to speak truth without antagonizing. Bravo 👏

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    LaLa home
    United Statesa month ago
  • Love the show

    Love the show. Could you please do an episode on the Amazon Flex drivers who are filing claims over worker classification?

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    Lele NY
    United Statesa month ago
  • Ads too repetitive

    Had to unsubscribe

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    Isaac J.S.
    United Statesa month ago
  • Inexcusable Choice to Platform Hate

    The episode for the week of May 27th, which came out two days after Israel launched a missile attack that burned more than 30 displaced people living in tents alive in Rafah, features an interview with a young, sympathetic IDF reservist who casually drops lines like “They [Palestinians] started this, so why should I care?” She gets no *meaningful* pushback from Mary Harris, the host (someone who knows perfectly well what the Nakba is and when it happened). more

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    Amadeo Bordiga
    United States2 months ago

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