Show cover of The Beat with Ari Melber

The Beat with Ari Melber

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.

Tracks

Indicted ex-FBI informant claims he had Russian contacts
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, February 21 and reports on the FBI informant who provided false information about Hunter Biden, Donald Trump's sneaker grift, Trump's legal battles and President Biden using TikTok as a campaign platform. Josh Marshall, Tony Schwartz, David Plouffe and Olivia Julianna join to discuss.
41:24 2/22/24
GOP infighting escalates over war in Ukraine
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, February 20 and reports on GOP politics, Tucker Carlson's Putin interview, Donald Trump's legal battles, growing political polarization and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Joan Walsh, Chai Komanduri, Emily Bazelon and William Ury join to discuss.
41:33 2/21/24
Trump's legal fees top half a billion dollars
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, February 19, and reports on Donald Trump's mounting legal fees, the fallout from New York's special election, an FBI informant indicted for lies about Hunter Biden and the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Neal Katyal joins to discuss. Plus, award-winning actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner joins Melber to discuss recent politics and Reiner's upcoming documentary "God & Country."
41:28 2/20/24
Judge rules Trump must pay $355 million in civil fraud trial
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, February 16, and reports on the ruling in Trump's civil fraud trial and the second day of D.A. Fani Willis' misconduct hearing. Kristy Greenberg, Russ Buettner, Dan Alexander, Bill Kristol and J. Tom Morgan join to discuss.
50:13 2/17/24
D.A. Fani Willis takes the stand in Trump RICO case
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, February 15, and reports on testimony from District Attorney Fani Willis in Donald Trump's RICO case. Maya Wiley, Manny Arora and Leslie Caldwell join to discuss. Plus, Trump's first criminal trial date is set for March.
45:51 2/16/24
Deadly mass shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, February 14, and reports on the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade, with updates from city officials. Jesse Kirsch, Jim Cavanaugh, Cedric Alexander, Maxwell Frost and Jemele Hill join. Plus, Melber delivers instant analysis to the breaking news that Jack Smith filed a SCOTUS response to Trump's immunity filing. Andrew Weissmann, Neal Katyal and Gordon Sondland join.
55:23 2/15/24
Trump appointee Robert Hur faces credibility crisis as DOJ vets blast his report
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, February 13, and reports on GOP politicians weaponizing President Biden's age, New York's special election to replace former Representative George Santos, Jon Stewart's return to the Daily Show and Super Bowl politics. Paul Krugman, Chai Komanduri and Molly Ball join to discuss. Plus, lightning round answers from Melber's latest Summit Series interview with award-winning film producer Brian Grazer. The full interview can be found on msnbc.com/summit.
41:50 2/14/24
Obama AG Eric Holder on DOJ's Biden docs report
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, February 12, and reports on Trump's immunity appeal to the Supreme Court, Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on President Biden and the global backlash to Trump's comments about Russia and NATO. Melissa Murray, Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, and Ivo Daalder join to discuss.
41:34 2/13/24
Supreme Court likely to let Trump run for president again
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, February 8, and reports on today's oral arguments at the Supreme Court about Colorado's decision to remove former President Donald Trump from its primary ballot. Rick Hasen, Melissa Murray, James Schultz and David Kelley join to discuss.
40:01 2/9/24
SCOTUS eyes two cases about Trump's efforts to steal 2020 race
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, February 7, and reports on the Supreme Court as it eyes two cases about Donald Trump's efforts to steal the 2020 election. Eugene Robinson, Ankush Khardori and Jason Johnson join to discuss. Plus, award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay joins Melber to discuss her new film "Origin."
41:34 2/8/24
Appeals court: “Citizen Trump” is not immune from prosecution
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, February 6, and reports on a federal appeals court's rejection of Donald Trump's claims of immunity and the House's vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. Neal Katyal, Leslie Caldwell, Melissa Murray, Kristy Greenberg, and Emily Bazelon join to discuss.
45:44 2/7/24
GOP lawmakers pushing new ways to undermine voters in 2024
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, February 5, and reports on lawmakers supporting false electors and the 2024 Grammy Awards. Neal Katyal, Andrew Weissmann, and Chai Komanduri join to discuss. Plus, Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer joins Melber in a special edition of The Summit Series.
41:15 2/6/24
U.S. forces strike more than 85 targets in Iraq and Syria
MSNBC's Katy Tur hosts "The Beat" on Friday, February 2, and reports on the U.S. launching strikes against Iran-backed militias in response to the killings of 3 American soldiers. Kelly O'Donnell, Keir Simmons, James Stavridis, Matt Bradley, Dan De Luce, Andrea Mitchell, Hooman Majd, Dennis Ross, Elise Labott, Barry McCaffrey, John Garamendi, Courtney Kube, Jen Psaki, David Rothkopf and Marc Ginsberg join to discuss.
60:14 2/3/24
Report: Trump spent more than he raised in 2023
MSNBC's Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, February 1, and reports on Trump's legal battles, GOP politics, lawmakers defying SCOTUS and backlash from a new luxury closet trend. Renato Mariotti, Leah Litman, Fernand Amandi, Juanita Tolliver, Michael Beschloss and Brittney Cooper join to discuss. Plus, how did a recent tweet from Elmo break the internet? Listen here to find out.
41:34 2/2/24
All eyes on Taylor Swift from MAGA to Grammys
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 31, and reports on the RNC's closed-door meeting, the GOP primaries, Donald Trump's legal battles and how Taylor Swift has become enmeshed in politics. Howard Dean, Andrew Weissmann and Jessica Valenti join to discuss. Plus, singer-songwriter Madison Cunningham joins Melber ahead of the 2024 Grammys where she is nominated for "Best American Roots Performance."
41:25 2/1/24
Tennessee woman running for office after fleeing state for abortion
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 30, and reports on RNC controversies, Trump's legal battles, Justice Sotomayor's frustrations with the Supreme Court and clashes over abortion bans. Chai Komanduri, David Kochel and Allie Phillips join to discuss. Plus, music producer and rapper Hit-Boy joins Melber ahead of the 2024 Grammys where he is nominated for producer of the year.
41:46 1/31/24
E. Jean Carroll's win comes after a long road for justice
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 29, and reports on the fallout from Trump's defamation case, the long road for justice taken by E. Jean Carroll, Nikki Haley's attacks against Trump and labor union involvement in the presidential election. Nancy Erika Smith, Robbie Myers and Jessica Bennett join to discuss. Plus, CEO of The Recording Academy Harvey Mason Jr. joins Melber ahead of the 2024 Grammys.
37:05 1/30/24
Trump must pay $83 million for defaming accuser
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 26, and reports on the verdict in Trump's defamation case, RNC politics and the latest in the GOP primary election. Kristy Greenberg, Lisa Rubin, Emily Bazelon, Katie Phang, and Howard Dean join to discuss. Plus, rapper Wyclef Jean and Republican strategist Bill Kristol join Melber in the latest "Fallback" installment.
46:17 1/27/24
Economy grows by more than 3%, defying expectations
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, January 25, and reports on Donald Trump taking the stand today in his defamation case, former Trump staffer Peter Navarro's sentencing, good news on the economy and the recent allegations against Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Joyce Vance, John Flannery, and Ben Labolt join to discuss the politics. Plus, rapper Benny the Butcher and Reverend Al Sharpton join Melber in the latest "Fallback" installment.
41:24 1/26/24
Polls overestimate Trump's edge in the primaries
Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 24, and reports on last night's New Hampshire primary, looking at what the results might mean for the fights ahead for Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. As many report a commanding win by Trump in New Hampshire, does history tell a different story? What might Haley's continued run mean for the former president? James Carville, Michael Steele, and Christine Todd Whitman join to discuss.
41:22 1/25/24
GOP fight becomes 2-person race as DeSantis drops out
Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 22, and reports on the latest election news on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Trump's trail of former lawyers, reflections on DeSantis' campaign ending, and Republicans changing their minds about Trump. NBC News Correspondent Garrett Haake joins live from New Hampshire. John Kasich, Margaret Carlson, and Chai Komanduri also join to discuss.
41:18 1/23/24
Judge strikes down controversial Texas book ban law
Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 19, and reports on new deposition tapes in Trump's civil fraud case, the latest on Trump's immunity claims, the GOP 2024 primary election, and the state of abortion rights on Capitol Hill. Dave Aronberg, Renato Mariotti, Emily Bazelon, Mark Leibovich, Molly Jong Fast, and Jennifer Klein join to discuss. Plus, Suzanne Nossel joins to discuss recent trends in book bans and censorship in America.
42:08 1/20/24
Voters matter more than polls, pundits
Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, January 18, and reports on the 2024 election, America's growing political divide, and the latest on Trump's legal battles. Chai Komanduri and Carrie Sheffield join. Plus, Lindsay Owens joins to discuss recent allegations against big corporations for price gouging in so-called "greedflation."
41:16 1/19/24
Supreme Court to weigh in on federal agency power
Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 17, and reports on the 2024 election, Trump's legal battles and the latest SCOTUS hearing that could potentially overturn four decades of precedent. Plus, Gavin Rossdale and Steve Kornacki join for the latest "Fallback" installment. Melissa Murray, Eugene Robinson and Christopher Galdieri also join.
40:59 1/18/24
Trump wins Iowa as DeSantis and Haley nearly tie for 2nd
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 16, and reports on the Iowa caucus results, the 2024 election and Donald Trump's legal battles. Tim Palatore, James Carville and Bill Kristol join.
41:25 1/17/24
2024 Primaries Begin
In this special edition of "The Beat," MSNBC's Ari Melber and MSNBC's Jen Psaki deliver in-depth analysis and reporting on the Iowa caucuses. Jason Johnson, Heather McGhee, Governor Asa Hutchinson and Howard Dean join.
41:19 1/16/24
Trump seeks to avoid prison amid 2024 campaign
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 12, and reports on Donald Trump, the Iowa caucuses, book bans and Obamacare. Neera Tanden, Steve Kornacki and Rachel Paine Caufield join.
41:32 1/13/24
Trump seeks to avoid prison amid 2024 campaign
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, January 11, and reports on Donald Trump's fraud trial, the Iowa caucuses and the 2024 election. Plus, Cornell Belcher and Yvette Nicole Brown join for the latest "Fallback Friday" installment. James Pindell, Kristy Greenberg and Dan Alexander join.
44:47 1/12/24
Extreme snowstorm collides with pivotal Iowa caucus
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 10, and reports on the extreme weather ahead of the Iowa caucuses and Donald Trump's legal trials. John Kasich, Jason Johnson and David Kochel join.
41:45 1/11/24
Trump lawyer: POTUS has license to murder if he ducks impeachment
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 9, and reports on Donald Trump's immunity argument and the Iowa caucuses. Priscilla Thompson, Emily Bazelon, Leslie Caldwell and James Schultz join.
41:40 1/10/24

Similar podcasts