What Next | Daily News and Analysis
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.
When Are We Going to Start Planning For Floods?
This week, we’re following the enormous flooding in the Midwest. Climate change is magnifying the shortcomings of our river policies. We build in the flood plains, and we bracket our rivers with dams and reservoirs. But is it folly to think that we can control where the rivers run?Guest: Tony Messenger, metro columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.
Court Packing Is Not That Extreme
Some of your favorite presidents have tried to pack the Supreme Court. So why does it sound like such an extreme tactic? And why are top Democrats finally embracing it as a way out of the wilderness?Guest: Mark Joseph Stern, Slate’s legal correspondent.Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.
How the Internet Makes Murderers
The Christchurch shooter lurked in corners of the internet that most people don’t understand. But there are ways to fight extremists who are radicalized online -- and the U.S. has done it quite recently.Guest: Robert Evans, writer for Bellingcat and host of the podcast Behind the Bastards.Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Anna Martin.
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