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The Daily

The Daily

The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. It's half an hour of context and humanity every evening.

Weeknights at 6:30pm

Lisa Tobin, Michael Barbaro and Theo Balcomb of The Daily
Lisa Tobin, Michael Barbaro and Theo Balcomb of The Daily
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Michael Barbaro is the host of The Daily, a five-day-a-week audio show from The New York Times. In just one year, the show has built an audience of over one million listeners a day; become the most-downloaded new show in 2017 on Apple Podcasts; won a DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence; and been named a top podcast of the year by TimeEntertainment WeeklyThe AtlanticEsquireAdweekThe New Yorker and New York Magazine. Before hosting The Daily, Barbaro was a national political correspondent for The New York Times and host of The Run-up, a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election. Previously, he covered New York's City Hall and the U.S. retail industry. He joined The New York Times in 2005 from The Washington Post, where he began in 2002 as a reporter covering the biotechnology industry. Barbaro graduated from Yale in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in history.