Why do these conversations and interviews sound so canned? Its all “no way!? How did that happen?!” And the other individual says, “well let me tell you!” It’s just amateurish and poor acting. It sounds like anything you’d find on Instagram and unfortunately not NYT or WSJ. I’m in my early 30s but I abhor voice fray and reporters that sound like millennial influencers on Instagram.
Great pod cast and topic but the idea that Russian disinformation was worth sacrificing a source who knows an leader’s private conversations shows that the CIA was more interested in “political points” than protecting the nation.
New York Times is better off having a robot as the host than Sabrina. Sabrina doesn’t seem to be engaged, ask terrible follow up questions, and sounds monotone. I tend to skip those episodes when she’s the host.
I feel like since Michael B. has been a paternity leave, this show has fallen off. The stories are less poignant and there is no follow up on major stories. I understand Afghanistan is important but must there be a story on it every single week? Can we move on a little?
The entire Outer Banks is not in Dare County. The northern Outer Banks is in Currituck County. Also, It would have been nice if you’d had some research or an expert talk about how over building has contributed to the flooding. I’ve lived on the coast my entire life and we never had issues like this until the population explosion and mass building. The town with the river that floods??? Look upstream at what’s changed. I bet you’ll find the answer. Developers- Greed has caused a lot of this.
I lean right, and can usually listen to this show and absorb the facts and options just fine. However sometimes you can tell by the show title an episode is going to be a liberal opinion fluff piece presenting opinions as facts. I do still enjoy the factual news pieces about current legislation, which often have well balanced experts for the interview.
Finding fewer and fewer episodes are worth a listen. Not helping are Ested’s simplistic interviews and Apoorva’s almost annoyance at being asked CV-19 questions (not to mention her loose relationship with facts).
could it be that during trump admin trump’s cozying up with russia, having meetings with top Russians yucking it up but not allowing anyone to sit in and take notes as was sop nor allow US reporters in. i don’t know, trump is and has been a dirty little thief and i could easily see him selling lists of our cia assets. he will do anything that will line his pockets. nothing is sacrosanct for him.
I love Michael Barbaro but Ested is also wonderful. Would love to hear from him more. Not trying to be disloyal Michael. You’re both so good at asking the right question, leaving just enough silence to respect the subject matter etc…Love the Daily. Especially now that we’re coming out of the pandemic and don’t have three stories a week about Covid.
I was really enthusiastic about this podcast when it first came out, but I’ve been disappointed more recently by what I perceive to be an overt attempt to dramatize the discussion. This is not only annoying, it also wastes valuable time with sappy musical interludes that would be better used to deliver the high-quality intellectual content that I was excited about when Michael started this series.