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Post Reports

By: The Washington Post
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  • Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post, for your ears. Martine Powers and Elahe Izadi are your hosts, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays around 5 p.m. Eastern time.
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  • The Campaign Moment: Down-ballot Dems try to lift Biden
    May 24 2024

    It’s Friday, so it’s time for The Campaign Moment — our weekly roundtable conversation to help you keep track of the biggest developments of the 2024 campaign.

    Senior political reporter Aaron Blake, who writes The Post's new Campaign Moment newsletter, is out sick this week, so national political reporter Michael Scherer and White House reporter Tyler Pager join Martine Powers this week.

    They talk about how the Biden campaign may need more popular Democratic candidates down ballot to boost turnout in key battleground states, Donald Trump’s claims that President Biden was prepared to “take me out” when the Department of Justice raided Mar-a-Lago in 2022, and the controversy swirling around political-flag-flying at Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s homes.

    Today’s show was produced by Ted Muldoon and Laura Benshoff. It was edited by Renita Jablonski and Mary Jo Murphy and mixed by Rennie Svirnovskiy.

    Subscribe to Aaron’s newsletter, The Campaign Moment, here.

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    31 mins
  • The ripple effects of the coup in Niger
    May 23 2024

    Niger has been a key U.S. ally in West Africa in the fight against growing threats from Islamist extremist groups. But a military coup last July soured that relationship. Now, the U.S. says it will withdraw from the country by mid-September.


    For more than a decade, the U.S. military presence in Niger has enabled U.S. intelligence gathering, monitoring and support to Niger, as it works to contain extremist groups.


    After last year’s coup, many Nigeriens support their country’s new leadership, hoping they can better fight violence from these groups. But discussions between the United States and Niger’s military junta have broken down.


    Today on “Post Reports,” West Africa bureau chief Rachel Chason shares what she learned in an exclusive interview with Niger’s prime minister, Ali Mahaman Lamine Zeine, and what this could all mean for Nigerien and American national security interests.


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    U.S. lays out plans for withdrawing troops from Niger


    U.S. threats led to rupture of vital military ties, Nigerien leader says


    Why the Islamic State is surging in Africa


    Today’s show was produced by Elana Gordon. It was edited by Ted Muldoon and Lucy Perkins and mixed by Sean Carter.

    

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    34 mins
  • A vote for the soul of the Republican Party
    May 22 2024

    In a place with a long history of hate, a rebel Republican bloc mobilizes against far-right extremism within the local party.

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    A generation ago, community activists were able to bankrupt and push out a white supremacist hate group that took root among the tall pines and crystal lakes of North Idaho. It was a hard-fought triumph — one North Idaho residents took pride in.

    But today, some of those activists and residents worry that hateful ideologies are returning to their region.

    This time, they say, the threat is no longer on the fringes of society, dressed in Nazi garb at a hideout in the woods. Instead, they say they see it in the leadership of the local Republican Party, which has mirrored the lurch to the right of the national conservative movement during the Trump era on matters of race, religion and sexuality. The bigotry of the past, they say, now has mainstream political cover.

    Today on “Post Reports,” extremism and domestic terrorism reporter Hannah Allam talks with host Martine Powers about the self-described “traditional” Republicans who spent the past two years planning to wrest back control from leaders they accused of steering the local GOP toward extremism — charges those officials vehemently denied. And Hannah gives an update on their plight.

    Today’s show was produced by Rennie Svirnovskiy. It was edited by Renita Jablonski and Ted Muldoon, who also mixed the episode.

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    55 mins

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very informative

very eye pushing. the podcast said that you would put the like to Jeff's story in the notes, but the link is not currently in the episode notes. can you add please.

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Great Insight

I enjoy hearing in-depth reporting and hearing the story beyond the story reported in the paper.

Being a news-junkie, listening while preparing dinner is a real highlight to my day.

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  • 09-29-22

The Sibilance are near torture. Please de-es your vocals.

I miss the Washington Post daily digest. It was discontinued because apparently it was decided that podcasts had made it irrelevant. Podcasts are no substitute in any way shape or form. Its like comparing apples and libraries.

But when the digest was discontinued I was forced to compromise with the post digest.

I like the hosts and they do a good job.

I wish they weren’t posted the day after.

The main issue I have is that the sibilance are near torture. They are so painful especially when wearing headphones which I assume is how most people listen. De-essing is a thing. Please do it. The guests are particularly bad for this, I assume because they are not professionals speaking into professional mics with pop filters at an appropriate distance.

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  • 06-26-22

Simply the best news program available!

Martine Powers brings intelligence and a joyous attitude to the daily podcast. She asks interviewees the questions that I haven’t thought of yet and pursues the responses with energy and purpose. Go Martine!!!

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I miss the digest

Every morning I knew I could catch up on what was going on in the country and the world AND get world class comments and opinions. Now… I get a short podcast on one subject. They are, in all honesty, well done. I just miss the news summary.

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Sad substitute for digest

Pretty lame substitute for what what once the full Washington Post digest.

Lacks breadth and ads are fairly annoying.

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why aren't these things clearly dated?

my library is full of these but they are transitory in value and context is unclear

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