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Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night…

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    Trump dominates GOP with cult of personality

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 44:29

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, October 15, and reports on Trump's efforts to undermine democracy, vaccine mandate hysteria, Biden's agenda, the pandemic economy, and Texas' new abortion law. Rep. Karen Bass and Stevie Van Zandt join.

    MAGA riot investigators subpoena Trump DOJ vet

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 43:39


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, October 13, and reports on anti-vaccine hysteria, the investigation into the January 6th insurrection, how Democrats can win elections, and political comedy. Comedian Neal Brennan, James Carville, and Maya Wiley join.


    Pelosi signals major cuts to Biden spending plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 44:13


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, October 12, and reports on the latest in the January 6th investigation, the filibuster fight, anxiety in the age of the coronavirus, and U.S. policing. Obama vet Chai Komanduri joins.


    Majority of Americans support taxing the rich for Biden agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 44:23

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, October 11, and reports on Biden's agenda, Trump and the GOP's efforts to undermine Democracy, the path forward on race and women's rights, and economic inequality. Anita Hill joins. 

    Trump's possible 2024 run rattles GOP

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 43:50

    MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for MSNBC's Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Friday, October 8, and reports on Trump's efforts to withhold documents from the January 6th Committee, economic inequality, the bombshell "Pandora Papers," racial justice, and the new Nobel Peace Prize winners. NYU law professor Melissa Murray and Democratic strategist Juanita Tolliver join.

    New Senate report reveals how Trump coerced DOJ in "big lie" push

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 44:06

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, October 7, and reports on the new Senate report detailing how Trump pressured the DOJ to push his "big lie," the key Senate vote on debt, Fox News' effect on right-wing voters and politicians, and anti-vax hysteria. Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk joins.

    McConnell blinks in stare down with Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 44:03


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, October 6, and reports on McConnell's decision to back down from his debt threat, the probe into the January 6th insurrection, the DOJ investigation into Matt Gaetz, and the coronavirus. Neal Katyal joins.


    Biden shames GOP: "Hypocritical, dangerous, and disgraceful"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 43:36

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, October 4, and reports on the infrastructure vote, how the uber-rich avoid taxes, the GOP's hypocrisy on tax cuts and deficits, the January 6th probe, and vaccine hesitancy. Political strategist Chai Komanduri and Dr. Jason Johnson join.

    Dem talk on Biden agenda sparks new debate about spending priorities

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 43:41

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, October 1, and reports on the spending clash in Congress, how America decides what it pays for as a nation, and the Haitian migrant crisis. Charlamagne Tha God and David Corn join.

    'Stomach-turning': MAGA riot's confederate flag rebuked by Fran Lebowitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 43:29


    Writer Fran Lebowitz applies her iconic candor and wit to the insurrection, voter suppression, feminism, the news media, comedy — and why she says she's not a pessimist, despite her reputation— in this wide-ranging interview, a new installment of The Summit Series with Ari Melber, featuring discussions with leaders at the summit of their fields. The series debuted in 2021 with Melber's interview with Bill Gates.


    Dems race to pass Biden's economic agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 43:59


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 29, and reports on Biden's agenda, the new subpoenas issued in the January 6th investigation, and the latest update in Britney Spears' battle to end her conservatorship. The New York Times' Michelle Goldberg and Rep. Zoe Lofgren join.


    After GOP obstruction, government faces Thursday shutdown deadline

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 45:05

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, September 28, and reports on the GOP's hypocrisy on the debt ceiling, Biden's agenda, coronavirus misinformation, and more. Moët Hennessy's Seth Kaufman joins. 

    McConnell obstructs government funding, setting up potential shutdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 43:29


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, September 27, and reports on the spending battle in Congress, Trump's renewed effort to push election lies, the latest in the sex crimes probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz, post-Trump accountability, and more. MSNBC legal analyst Neal Katyal joins. 


    Lil Baby on BLM, the trap, Drake, White House visit and his drawl

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 38:47

    In an extensive interview from his Atlanta studio, Lil Baby talks about music, his signature "drawl," his approach to success, the trap, why he rarely orders platinum plaques for his hits and what it meant to make Barack Obama's playlist and meet with Vice President Kamala Harris. The 26-year-old talks with MSNBC anchor and music lover Ari Melber, and answers "lightning round" questions about what he thinks of artists like Drake, Jay Z, Young Thug and Diddy.

    Washington Post: Biden likely will release information on Trump and January 6th to Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 42:42

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 23, and reports on the latest in the January 6th probe, the rising calls for the unvaccinated to get the jab, the rise of GOP extremism, and Biden's big spending bill. Rapper 50 cent joins.

    Biden faces make-or-break moment on domestic agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 43:21

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 22, and reports on President Biden's agenda, the latest in the criminal probe into the Trump Organization, the fall of the GOP, and the coronavirus. Music mogul Clive Davis joins.

    Report: Trump campaign knew election claims were lies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 43:43

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, September 21, and reports on the fight for post-Trump accountability, how the politics of "anger" may boomerang on the GOP, the latest in the Trump Organization criminal probe, right-wing coronavirus misinformation, and one rapper's hip hop concert for incarcerated individuals. Rapper Lecrae and political strategist Chai Komanduri join.

    Trump expresses sympathy for violent January 6th rioters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 44:21

    MSNBC's Alicia Menendez fills in for Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 16, and reports on the upcoming MAGA rally on Capitol Hill, President Biden's agenda, the latest bombshell revelation about Facebook, Fox News' coronavirus hypocrisy and the Senate hearing on the handling of the Larry Nassar investigation. Joyce Vance and The Wall Street Journal's Keach Hagey.

    Trump's "loser mentality": MAGA embrace backfiring in California

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 43:04

    MSNBC's Alicia Menendez fills in for Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 15, and reports on Fox News' hypocritical stance on vaccines, the failure of Trumpism in the California recall, the DOJ's efforts to fight back against Texas as the state wages war against reproductive rights and the Senate hearing on the FBI's failure to act during the Larry Nassar investigation. Civil rights attorney Nancy Erika Smith and Julián Castro join.

    Biden rallies dems in CA recall race as GOP plays Trump "fraud" card

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 42:33


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, September 14 and reports on the California governor recall election, Biden's tax plans, and the additional officers involved in the George Floyd case facing arraignment in court. Melber also interviews rap icon Rick Ross on his new book, where he discusses Donald Trump and George Floyd. NYT columnist Michelle Goldberg and historian Jon Meacham joins. 


    GOP's hypocrisy on vaccine mandates exposed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 43:16

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, September 13, and reports on the California recall and GOP vaccine hypocrisy. Melber also debuts his special interview with Grammy-winning artist J Balvin. Political strategist Chai Komanduri also joins.

    Ending the Drug War & corporate robbery with Russ, hip hop's leading DIY artist

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 61:42

    In this bonus edition of "The Beat's" podcast, rapper, singer and author Russ discusses music, creativity, business and independent thinking in a wide-ranging discussion for “Mavericks with Ari Melber,” a series of interviews with leading artists, musicians and cultural icons. The two also discuss Russ's marijuana business and related advocacy; his views on hip hop's relationship with mafia films; controversies in the music industry from unfair contracts to alleged fake streaming; and several references to Russ's lyrics also arise over the course of the conversation.

    Biden slams GOP pushback to new vaccine mandate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2021 43:20

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, September 10, and reports on President Biden's new vaccine mandate, MAGA's plans for a new rally in D.C., a judge's decision to block Gov. DeSantis' "anti-riot" law and Giuliani associate Igor Fruman's recent guilty plea. Actress Vivica Fox joins.

    Biden mandates vaccines for millions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 43:50

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 9, and reports on President Biden's new vaccine mandate, the investigation into the January 6th insurrection, the removal of a confederate statue of Robert E. Lee, and the DOJ's effort to block Texas' new abortion ban. Political strategist Chai Komanduri and presidential historian Michael Beschloss join.

    New video released of Jan. 6 pipe bomb suspect

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 44:24

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 8, and reports on the latest in the probe into the insurrection at the Capitol, the coronavirus, Biden's infrastructure package, climate change and the GOP's recent attacks on voting rights and women's rights. MSNBC's Juanita Tolliver and Senior Adviser to President Biden, Cedric Richmond, join.

    Texas governor signs anti-voting law

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 43:32

    MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, September 7, and reports on Texas' new anti-voting law, the GOP's efforts to thwart the investigation into the January 6th riot at the Capitol, the recall of California Gov. Newsom and the death of “The Wire” actor Michael K. Williams. The Nation's Elie Mystal joins.

    SCOTUS refuses to block draconian Texas abortion law

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 43:50


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 2, and reports on the GOP effort to subvert democracy, Texas' abortion ban, the latest in the Trump Organization criminal probe, the new update in the Ahmaud Arbery case and climate change. Bill Nye joins.


    McCarthy threatens companies if they cooperate with January 6th probe

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 43:56

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 1, and reports on the probe into the January 6th riot, the COVID cover-up in Florida, the latest indictments in the death of Elijah McClain and Texas' new abortion law. Rapper Russ joins.

    Biden today: The war is now over

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 42:52

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 31, and reports on the end of the war in Afghanistan, President Biden's domestic agenda, Hurricane Ida, Flordia Gov. DeSantis' handling of the coronavirus and Rep. Cawthorn's recent false election claims. Filmmaker Michael Moore and NYU law professor Melissa Murray join.

    U.S. completely exits Afghanistan for the first time in 20 years

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 54:42

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 30, and reports on the end of the war in Afghanistan. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss joins.

    U.S. officials warn of danger as evacuations continue in Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 43:33

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, August 27, and reports on the crisis in Afghanistan, the latest on the coronavirus, Rep. Matt Gaetz and Facebook misinformation. Dr. Howard Dean and singer Willie Jones join.

    Riot probe targets Trump for first time

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 44:21

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 25, and reports on the January 6th riot probe, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the GOP's new recount effort, the GOP's war against vaccines and the first sentencing in the plot to kidnap Michigan's governor. Chai Komanduri and Joan Walsh join.

    House advances John Lewis voting rights act

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 43:30


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 24, and reports on Biden's agenda, the coronavirus, the investigation into the Jan. 6 probe, the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the new heat on Rudy Giuliani. Famed director Oliver Stone and Rep. Adam Schiff join.


    Biden celebrates FDA vaccine approval by urging Americans to get shot

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 43:32

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 23, and reports on the latest coronavirus news, the situation in Afghanistan, Facebook's misinformation problem and the House vote on Biden's agenda. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and former DNC Chair Howard Dean join.

    Trump's own security adviser blames him for Taliban surrender

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 43:37

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, August 20, and reports on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the latest in the probe into the Trump Organization, the surge in cases of the coronavirus and MAGA Rep. Matt Gaetz. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky joins.

    Biden faces intense bipartisan pressure on Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 40:43

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, August 19, and reports on the situation in Afghanistan, Fox News' decision to mandate vaccines for employees while the network's coverage leads to vaccine hesitancy, the probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz and New York City's "homecoming concert." Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and former DNC chair Howard Dean join.

    Biden unveils booster shot plan as COVID surges

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 43:46

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 19, and reports on the recent surge of the coronavirus, the situation in Afghanistan, the fight over qualified immunity, the probe into Rudy Giuliani and the Capitol Hill riot. Mother Jones' David Corn joins.

    Biden administration defends decision to withdraw from Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 43:47

    MSNBC'S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, August 17, and reports on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the new tests facing President Biden, the rising cases of the coronavirus and the new voting rights law being introduced in Congress. Political strategist Chai Komanduri joins. 

    These Covid-19 conspiracy theories can kill you, experts warn

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 43:51

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 16, and reports on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the coronavirus and vaccine hesitancy, and the earthquake that struck Haiti. The New Yorker's Robin Wright joins. 

    DHS issues warning on election fraud conspiracy theories

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 43:23


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, August 13, and reports on the new warning about election fraud conspiracy theories, coronavirus misinformation, Florida Gov. DeSantis' botched handling of Covid-19 and Melber's cameo in rapper Meek Mill's latest music video. The Daily Beast's Margaret Carlson, the Biden White House's former senior adviser for COVID response Andy Slavitt and rapper and actor Dave East join.


    Lil Baby on success: I got outside the trap and now I'm in the world

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 43:11

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, August 12, and reports on the coronavirus, right-wing extremism, the DOJ probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz and Rudy Giuliani's latest grift. Melber also debuts his exclusive interview with Atlanta rapper Lil Baby. Chai Komanduri joins.

    In surprise move, McConnell praises Biden: “Deserves a lot of credit”

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 43:17


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, August 11, and reports on the Senate's decision to advance Biden's sweeping $3.5 trillion safety net plan, Gov. DeSantis' handling of the coronavirus, new details about Trump's efforts to subvert democracy and Lil Baby. Former federal prosecutor Paul Butler and former DNC chair Howard Dean join.


    Biden scores bipartisan win as 19 GOP senators join Dems

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 44:53

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 10, and reports on the major win for Biden's infrastructure agenda, New York Gov. Cuomo's resignation, coronavirus politics and voting rights. Rep. Clyburn and The Nation's Joan Walsh join.

    U.S. at 100,000+ new daily covid cases, highest since Feb.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 43:39

    MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on 8/9 and reports on rising covid cases and GOP lawmakers facing backlash over lack of guidance, and often acknowledgment, on covid safety measures like masks and vaccines. Melber also reports on Trump under pressure as his DOJ officials testify and reveal just how involved he was in trying to overturn the 2020 election. Former RNC chair Michael Steele and NYU law professor Melissa Murray join.

    Yes we tan? Biden trolls GOP with controversial tan suit

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 44:05

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, August 6, and reports on Biden's agenda, the GOP's move to embrace authoritarianism, the investigation into Gov. Cuomo and Rep. Matt Gaetz's new podcast. Actor Chazz Palminteri joins.

    DOJ opens civil rights probe into Phoenix P.D.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 42:50

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, August 5, and reports on the January 6th riot, the coronavirus and the new evidence in Trump's criminal probe. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss joins.

    Worse than Watergate: Evidence incriminates Trump in 2020 plot

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 43:47

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, August 4, and reports on the new evidence proving Trump attempted to overturn the 2020 election, Trump's latest attempt to prevent Congress from accessing his taxes, the coronavirus, the new documentary tracking Obama's road to the White House and Chuck Schumer's savage jab at Mitch McConnell. The Nation's Joan Walsh, The New Yorker's Jelani Cobb and Nikki Fried join.

    Fears in Trumpworld over waning influence

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 43:12

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts “The Beat' on Tuesday, August 3, and reports on the coronavirus, Trump's waning political influence, the New York Attorney General's bombshell report on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Chuck Schumer's “drop the mic” moment. Sen. Richard Durbin and civil rights attorney Nancy Erika Smith join.

    Unprecedented: Jan. 6 panel may call lawmakers to testify

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 43:46


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 2, and reports on the Jan. 6 investigation, the latest news on the coronavirus, and police brutality. MSNBC's Neal Katyal joins.


    Trump to DOJ: "Just say the election was corrupt"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 43:24


    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, July 30, and reports on Trump's efforts to subvert the 2020 election, the coronavirus and the Arizona ballot audit. Fab 5 Freddy and Steve Kornacki join.


    Biden DOJ won't help Trump ally under fire for Jan. 6 speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 44:33

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, July 28, and reports on the probe into the January 6th insurrection, the Senate vote on Biden's infrastructure bill and the lawsuit against Trump ally Mo Brooks. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman join.

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