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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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    Investigators eye Trump's multi-state bid to steal election

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 43:43

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 25, and reports on the Jan. 6 probe, the investigation into the Trump campaign's fake electors plot, the GOP attacks on teaching "divisive" topics in schools, and MAGA's war on science. Neil deGrasse Tyson joins. 

    Trump lawyer admits to electors plot on MSNBC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 44:50

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 24, and reports on Biden's agenda, the Trump campaign's fraudulent electors plot, the January 6 probe, the formal censure of Sen. Sinema, and James Patterson's new novel. James Patterson joins. 

    Key January 6th witnesses speak out

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 47:37

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 21, and is joined by the former assistant to Donald Trump and trade adviser Peter Navarro; lawyer and former Trump campaign strategic adviser Boris Epshteyn; and one of the organizers of the Trump rally that occurred on January 6th, 2021, Dustin Stockton, for an exclusive panel to discuss the failed MAGA plot to overturn the presidential election, the House Select Committee's probe into the insurrection, the new sedition charges in the investigation, and the Trump campaign's fake electors plot. Melber fact checks Navarro, Epshteyn, and Stockton. 

    Jan. 6 Committee seeks testimony from Ivanka Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 43:11

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, January 20, and reports on the latest in the January 6th investigation, the Georgia criminal probe into Trump's effort to steal the election, one musician's rebuke of Sen. Manchin, and the death of fashion icon André Leon Talley.

    New: Trump loses SCOTUS case on Jan. 6 evidence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 19:53

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 19, and reports on Biden's longest press conference yet, the challenges Biden faces heading into the remainder of the year, and SCOTUS' decision to reject Trump's effort to stop the National Archives from giving the Jan. 6 Committee documents from his time in the White House. Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman and Democratic strategist James Carville join.Nick 

    Voting rights activists hammer lawmakers for quoting MLK while blocking voting rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 43:43

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 17, to report on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, the voting rights fight in Congress, the probe into the January 6th insurrection, Schumer's failed attempt at playing hardball, and the synagogue attack in Texas. Maya Wiley, Chai Komanduri, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries join.

    MAGA riot Committee debating whether to subpoena GOP leader McCarthy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 44:21

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 14, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 investigation, the top GOP leader refusing to cooperate with the Jan. 6 Committee, the sex crimes probe into Matt Gaetz, the SCOTUS decision to block President Biden's workplace vaccine rules, and how the coronavirus is upending Broadway. "American Utopia's" David Byrne and Bobby Wooten III join.

    Bombshell: Jan. 6 leader indicted for seditious conspiracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 43:54

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, January 13, and reports on the new bombshell charges in the DOJ criminal probe into the January 6th insurrection, SCOTUS' latest ruling regarding vaccine mandates, and Senator Sinema's move to reaffirm her support for the filibuster. v=Gov. Howard Dean, National Security Analyst Frank Figliuzzi, and Emily Bazelon join.

    Biden endorses changing Senate rules to protect voting rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 60:52

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 11, and reports on the voting rights fight in Congress, surging inflation in America, and the coronavirus. Professor Melissa Murray Joins. 

    Rioter brags about role on local news one year after Jan. 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 43:32

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 7, and reports on the probe into the January 6th insurrection, the coronavirus, job growth under President Biden, and the rising rate of suicide among police officers. Melber also debuts his interview with Chuck D. 

    American marks first Jan. 6 anniversary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 43:48

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, Jan. 6, and reports on the probe into the January 6th insurrection and the next coup. Jan. 6 Committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren joins.

    Garland: DOJ will hold all Jan. 6 perpetrators accountable

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 43:21

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 5, and reports on Fox News host Sean Hannity's explosive texts revealing he had "advance knowledge" of Trump's coup plot, the coronavirus, former Trump aide Peter Navarro's admission of the plot to overthrow the 2020 presidential election, and accountability for the January 6th riot. John Flannery, Maya Wiley, and Juanita Tolliver join.

    Trump aide admits plot to steal election from Biden

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 43:48

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 4, and reports on the evidence Fox News host Sean Hannity had "advance knowledge" of Trump's January 6th plans, the Democratic effort to end GOP obstruction in Congress, and the MAGA plot to overturn the 2020 election. Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro joins.

    U.S. averaging more than 400K COVID cases a day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 43:49

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 3, and reports on the coronavirus pandemic, the latest in the civil probe into the Trump Organization, the Democratic effort to stop Mitch McConnell's obstruction in Congress, and the global wealth gap. Neal Katyal and former Senator Barbara Boxer join.

    U.S. smashes pandemic records with more than 300K COVID cases daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 44:20

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, December 30, and reports on the coronavirus, President Biden's first year in office, the battle for the soul of the Democratic party ahead of the 2022 midterms, Ted Cruz's latest scandal, and the January 6th insurrection. Clive Davis, rapper Belly, and Michael Beschloss join.

    COVID surges, flights canceled, as Americans face another pandemic holiday season

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 44:28

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, December 29, and reports on the coronavirus, the verdict in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the legacy of Harry Reid, and the racial double standards regarding protests and policing. Professor Melissa Murray and Dr. Ebony Hilton join.

    CDC slashes isolation time to 5 days for asymptomatic COVID cases

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 44:16

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, December 28, and reports on the omicron surge of the coronavirus, the new revelations about the plot to stop the certification of Biden's election win, Biden's first year in office, and abortion rights. Chai Komanduri joins.

    Omicron drives COVID caseload to worst rate ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 40:56

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, December 27, and reports on the coronavirus, the probe into the January 6th insurrection, replacement theory, and the latest in the probe into MAGA Rep. Gaetz. David Sedaris joins.

    Omicron now in all 50 states

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 43:53

    MSNBC's Alicia Menendez fills in for Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Thursday, December 23, and reports on the coronavirus, Trump's latest effort to prevent the Jan. 6 Committee from accessing secret White House documents, the verdict in the Kim Potter trial, and the right-wing push to ban "offensive" books from Texas public libraries. Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks and Fernand Amandi join.

    MAGA riot Committee requests information from top GOP lawmaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 45:06

    MSNBC's Alicia Menendez fills in for Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Wednesday, December 22, and reports on the probe into the MAGA riot, the coronavirus, GOP extremism, President Biden's year of economic growth, and the new details on ICE's COVID response. Kurt Bardella and Juanita Tolliver join.

    Biden rallies exhausted nation to fight omicron variant

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 43:12

    MSNBC's Alicia Menendez fills in for Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Tuesday, December 21, and reports on the coronavirus, the probe into the January 6th riot, President Biden's agenda, and GOP extremism. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Julián Castro join.

    Manchin privately concerned child tax credit checks would be spent on drugs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 43:46

    MSNBC's Alicia Menendez fills in for Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Monday, December 20, and reports on Manchin's bombshell announcement he will not back President Biden's "Build Back Better" plan, Trump's move to sue New York Attorney General Letitia James, the Kim Potter trial, and the rising cases of the coronavirus. Neal Katyal, Eugene Robinson, and Mara Gay join.

    Trump ally Roger Stone pleads the 5th before Jan. 6 Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 43:29

    MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Friday, December 17, and reports on the latest in the January 6th probe, the coronavirus, and police brutality. Kurt Bardella joins.

    Jan. 6 probe reveals coup-plotting started hours after election day

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 43:31

    MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, December 16, and reports on the latest in the investigation into the January 6th insurrection, the evidence revealing the MAGA plot to overturn the election started earlier than previously thought, the latest on the coronavirus, and America's cash bail system. Malcolm Nance, Elie Mystal, and Juanita Tolliver join.

    Revealed: Rep. Jim Jordan sent text to Meadows on overturning election

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 43:50

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, December 15, and reports on the latest update in the January 6th investigation, how President Biden reduced child poverty in America, GOP voter fraud, the first Black woman to lead the NYPD, and A.I. Former Google CEO and Obama adviser Eric Schmidt joins.

    Fox hosts secretly asked Trump to stop Jan. 6 attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 44:04

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, December 14, and reports on the new evidence in the January 6th probe, why the media is tougher on President Biden than the GOP, the latest in the criminal probe into the Trump Organization, and GOP voter fraud. Political strategist Chai Komanduri joins.

    MAGA riot Committee to vote on holding Trump ally Mark Meadows in contempt

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 44:17

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, December 10, and reports on the upcoming vote on holding Trump ally Mark Meadows in contempt, President Biden's latest win in Congress, Steve Bannon's claim Trump will soon take the White House, and the backlash after a CEO fired 900 employees over Zoom. "Succession" actor Arian Moayed joins.

    Trump loses fight to hide Jan. 6 docs

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 42:41

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, December 9, and reports on the New York Attorney General's plan to depose Trump, Biden's efforts to "rebuild" America, the verdict in the Jussie Smollett trial, and the hit show "Succession." "Succession" star J. Smith-Cameron joins. 

    Judge sets July trial date for Bannon contempt charges

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 42:21

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 7, and reports on Trump's new startup, the GOP's penchant for running celebrity candidates, and the latest in the January 6th investigation. Actor and activist Kal Penn joins.

    NPR: COVID deaths 3x more likely in red counties

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 44:47

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, December 6, and reports on the coronavirus, the media's coverage of President Biden, the voting rights fight in Texas, and the white nationalists who recently marched at the Lincoln Memorial. Filmmaker Ken Burns joins.

    Special Preview: New MSNBC Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 2:41

    MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin gives a special preview of “American Radical,” MSNBC's newest podcast, which he hosts. In this five-part original series, Ayman explores the story of Rosanne Boyland, a woman from his own hometown who became a foot soldier in one of the most dangerous movements in America and died at the Capitol on January 6th. Listen to the first episode and follow or subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/americanradical_feed

    Preliminary studies show Omicron 3x more likely to cause reinfection

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 43:51

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, December 3, and reports on the Omicron variant, McConnell's refusal to discuss the GOP agenda, and the investigation into the January 6 insurrection. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky joins.

    Omicron confirmed in person who attended massive NYC convention

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 43:43

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, December 2, and reports on the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the GOP's efforts to undermine elections, the investigation into the January 6 insurrection, and the fatal Arizona police shooting of a man in a wheelchair. Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon joins.

    First Omicron cases detected in the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 43:36

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, December 1, and reports on the latest coronavirus news, the investigation into the January 6 insurrection, Stacey Abrams decision to run for Georgia governor, and the SCOTUS fight over abortion rights. Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol joins.

    Biden admin: New variant not detected in US yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 43:36

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 30, and reports on the new variant of the coronavirus, the Supreme Court's decision to hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade, and the latest on the probe into the January 6th insurrection. Juanita Tolliver and Neal Katyal join.

    "A lynching": Three white men guilty of murdering unarmed Black man

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 43:32

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 24, and reports on the verdict in the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, President Biden's agenda, Charlottesville verdict, and NASA's mission to knock an asteroid off course. Neil DeGrasse Tyson joins.

    Dr. Fauci on staying "COVID safe" during the holidays

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 43:51

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 23, and reports on Trump's legal woes, the investigation into the January 6th insurrection, the coronavirus, the GOP's fixation with masculine stereotypes, and the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery. Dr. Anthony Fauci joins.

    Defense claims "fear" led to killing unarmed Black man

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 43:55

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, November 22, and reports on the Rittenhouse trial, the murder trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, the passing of President Biden's Build Back Better bill, and the subpoenas of Alex Jones and Roger Stone. Author James Patterson joins.

    Not guilty: Jury sides with man who killed BLM protesters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 43:52

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, November 19, and reports on the Rittenhouse verdict, President Biden's historic spending bill, Trump ally Steve Bannon's efforts to stoke the "big lie," and gender inequality in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Go-Go's Gina Schock joins.

    Killer admits Ahmaud Arbery was unarmed and didn't verbally threaten anyone

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 44:02

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, November 18, and reports on Steve Bannon's criminal contempt case, the latest on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the murder trial for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and the communtation of Julius Jones' sentence to life in prison. Antoinette Jones, Julius' sister, joins. 

    MAGA lawmaker censured for video depicting murder of AOC

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 43:55

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 17, and reports on the Congress' move to censure Rep. Gosar after he posted a video depicting the killing of AOC, the Rittenhouse trial, the trial of the men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, and the latest in the case of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones. Juanita Tolliver and author Gary Shteyngart join.

    It's already happening: GOP lawmaker claims credit for Biden bill he voted against

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 43:45

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 16, and reports on President Biden's infrastructure bill, the probe into the January 6th insurrection, and the Rittenhouse trial. Chai Komanduri joins. 

    Trump ally Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 44:00

    MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Friday, November 12. Johnson reports on the indictment of Trump ally Steve Bannon and the Rittenhouse trial. Neal Katyal joins. 

    BONUS: Legend George Clinton on politics, seeing UFOs, and playing funk in his 80s

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 36:59

    In this bonus episode, P-Funk legend George Clinton joins MSNBC's Ari Melber for an extended interview, discussing Cardi B, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and sampling; performing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; art in the COVID era; delaying his retirement; advice on longevity in music and life; and an encounter that informs his belief that there is life beyond earth. The discussion was taped in June 2021, after Clinton played in Central Park in one of the first performances after the pandemic. This bonus episode also includes Melber's Fallback Friday conversations with Clinton. 

    New wave of violent right-wing threats

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 43:32

    MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for Ari Melber and hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, November 11. Johnson reports on GOP extremism, the Rittenhouse trial, the January 6th probe, and Veterans Day. Elie Mystal joins.

    GOP lawmaker gets death threats for supporting infrastructure bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 43:58

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 10, and reports on Biden's agenda, the legal pressure Trump faces in Georgia, the Rittenhouse trial, and Ted Cruz's clash with Big Bird. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger joins.

    "Sick": GOP Rep. shows animated video killing AOC as party leaders stay silent

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 43:53

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 9, and reports on the coronavirus pandemic, Biden's agenda, Trump's legal woes, and GOP extremism. Maya Wiley. 

    Pandemic uprising? Some companies on defense as leverage shifts to workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 43:38

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, November 8, and reports on President Biden's major bipartisan win, the probe into the January 6th insurrection, Trump's legal woes, how the pandemic is giving workers more leverage, and the coronavirus. Obama vet Neal Katyal joins.

    "Vigilante justice" focus of murder trials, Supreme Court arguments

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 43:47

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, November 5, and reports on President Biden's agenda, the probe into the Trump Organization, the January 6th investigation, and "vigilante justice." Mother Jones' David Corn joins.

    Report: New Trump Org charges could be coming

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 44:08

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 4, and reports on Trump's legal woes, vaccine mandates, the Ahmaud Arbery case, and Texas' abortion law. Melissa Murray and Elie Mystal join. 

    Vax cleared for kids, amidst new anti-vax threats

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 44:26

    MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 3, and reports on the Virginia election, the coronavirus, President Biden's spending agenda, and the SDNY case into Rudy Giuliani. Paul Krugman joins. 

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