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Straight to the heart of the stories that are driving national conversation, from experts with on-the-ground access. Hosted by Brad Mielke and powered by ABC News. Twenty minutes, every weekday, available by 6am.

Straight to the heart of the stories that are driving national conversation, from experts with on-the-ground access. Hosted by Brad Mielke and powered by ABC News. Twenty minutes, every weekday, available by 6am.

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Straight to the heart of the stories that are driving national conversation, from experts with on-the-ground access. Hosted by Brad Mielke and powered by ABC News. Twenty minutes, every weekday, available by 6am.

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Episodes

Mike Drop

2/20/2020
Some of the most devastating blows of the 2020 campaign arrived on one night -- and they were all aimed at Michael Bloomberg. As Washington braces for fireworks at the Department of Justice, the Pentagon sheds some top brass of its own. And Britain starts to implement an immigration plan straight out of the Trump playbook. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:22:21

Bloomberg's Biggest Bet

2/19/2020
In one of the most anticipated debate matchups yet, former mayor and current billionaire Michael Bloomberg joins the fray in Nevada. President Trump issues a flurry of clemency actions to white collar criminals, including to personal acquaintances. And Apple is absorbing a slowdown in China -- but a lot of companies don't have Apple's deep pockets. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:20:27

#MeToo's Biggest Moment Yet

2/18/2020
After two years of outrage and three weeks of testimony, a jury finally weighs charges against Harvey Weinstein. American cruise ship passengers did everything they could to avoid coronavirus, only to be told they might have been exposed on the bus ride to the airport. And it's become more than a cheating scandal -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is facing open criticism from players, and doubts over baseball's immediate future. Like the show? Leave a review:...

Duration:00:21:12

COVID-19: Cruise Control

2/17/2020
After two weeks of coronavirus horror stories, the US State Department sends in charter jets to get Americans off a cruise ship in Japan. Caucusing has already begun in Nevada. And ABC's James Longman travels through northeastern Syria to answer a simple question: if ISIS is defeated, why is everyone so nervous about a resurgence? Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:22:41

Does This Clear the Barr?

2/14/2020
In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Attorney General William Barr criticizes the president for inserting himself in the Roger Stone case. A judge halts a massive Pentagon technology project over concerns that Amazon lost the bid because of a Trump beef. And after a year of widespread wildfires, a tribe in the Amazon goes to war -- literally -- with the illegal logging industry. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content,...

Duration:00:25:06

Sentence Fragment

2/13/2020
Attorney General William Barr faces questions over why a presidential ally suddenly received a lesser sentencing recommendation. In an alarming moment for the Middle East, American service members exchange fire with Syrian forces. And two years after the Parkland massacre, families continue to take different approaches to activism. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:22:04

"Bernie Has an Army"

2/12/2020
The "first in the nation" primary ends with a Bernie Sanders victory -- so why isn't Sanders a runaway favorite for the nomination? Four DOJ prosecutors walk off the case after their recommended sentence was overruled by their bosses. And New York police arrest a man for allegedly beginning a sex trafficking scheme out of his daughter's dorm room. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:23:00

New Hampshire Just Kicked Up a Notch

2/11/2020
Voting is already underway in New Hampshire, and Brad is up in its famous North Country to see midnight voting up close. Elsewhere, candidates are still attempting convince undecided voters. And FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver says Joe Biden's not necessarily done yet. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:19:20

Knock Knock, Who's There? Some Desperate Candidates.

2/10/2020
Coming off strong Iowa performances, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg appear to be separating from the New Hampshire pack -- so we asked George Stephanopoulos to break down each campaign's chances. President Trump gets warned against a post-impeachment purge, and does it anyway. And coronavirus just became a more deadly killer than SARS. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:24:02

Take Nothing for Granite: The New Hampshire Debate

2/8/2020
In a special edition of Start Here, Brad gets an all-access pass to last night's Democratic debate in Manchester, New Hampshire. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starthereabc Discover more ABC News podcasts: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com Start Here is...

Duration:00:21:52

Same Split, Different Day

2/7/2020
With the New Hampshire debate looming, Bernie Sanders re-ignites a war with the Democratic National Committee. President Trump basks in the glow of acquittal, why signaling possible retribution to his enemies. And the first witness to speak on Harvey Weinstein's behalf gets torched in cross-examination. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:21:25

The Verdict: Not Guilty

2/6/2020
The impeachment of President Trump ends with an acquittal in the Senate - and a single Republican vote to convict. The results of the Iowa caucus finally come into focus, but the answer to "who won?" remains fuzzy. And researchers are fast-tracking studies of coronavirus as the race quickens to create a vaccine. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc -...

Duration:00:20:17

There's an App for That

2/5/2020
Democrats try to figure out how an app failure derailed the Iowa Caucuses as number still come in. One night before he is set to be acquitted at his impeachment trial, President Trump presents his State of the Union Address. And a small American town in the middle of a new debate about racism after a man's comments at a school meeting. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:19:14

Derailed in Des Moines

2/4/2020
It was supposed to be a clarifying moment. Instead, last night's Iowa caucuses turned into a fiasco. In a special edition of Start Here, we walk through one of the most bizarre nights in recent political history -- and ask what it means for the future of nominating contests. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:16:38

Iowa's Super Bowl

2/3/2020
It's the biggest moment of the 2020 presidential race so far. In a special edition of Start Here, Iowans get ready for tonight's First in the Nation caucuses. Brad is zig-zagging the state talking to reporters, experts, and the caucus-goers who could shape this year and beyond. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:20:17

The Statement That Ended the Trump Trial?

1/31/2020
In an extraordinary late-night statement, Sen. Lamar Alexander says he'll vote against witnesses and removal, while acknowledging that he thinks President Trump did what he's accused of doing. After years of arguments, Britain breaks off from the European Union today. And officials issue a "wanted" poster for a Boston-based scientists, who they say was gathering secrets for China. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show...

Duration:00:24:23

Loaded Questions

1/30/2020
The first day of questions in President Trump's impeachment trial revolved around one central question: will Republicans vote to hear from witnesses? Moderate Democrats start to panic about a potential Bernie Sanders sweep. And after initially claiming no Americans were harmed by an Iranian strike, the injury toll is up to 50. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter:...

Duration:00:21:27

The Defense Rests. At Least, They'd Like To.

1/29/2020
As opening arguments end, Republican leaders admit they don't have the votes to avoid witnesses. President Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu unveil their peace plan, without the participation of Palestinians. And Americans board the last flight out of Wuhan, China. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc -...

Duration:00:20:14

Exhibit B(olton)

1/28/2020
A "no" vote on witnesses may no longer be a foregone conclusion in the Senate, after new revelations from John Bolton. The NTSB examines what brought Kobe Bryant's helicopter down. And David Muir accompanies Holocaust survivors back to Auschwitz, 75 years after being rescued. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook:...

Duration:00:21:22

The Most Shocking Loss in Sports

1/27/2020
A helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter goes down in Southern California. A series of revelations challenge senators ahead of another impeachment trial day. And China goes hardcore on quarantines. Like the show? Leave a review: http://bit.ly/ReviewStartHere Follow @StartHereABC for exclusive content, show updates and more: - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/starthereabc - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starthereabc - Instagram:...

Duration:00:23:52