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The Beat with Ari Melber

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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

MAGA extremists embrace violent rhetoric ahead of midterms; Oath Keepers leader on trial for seditious conspiracy

10/5/2022
Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, October 5 and reports on a New York Times story that shows online mentions of "civil war," apparently "ignited by the Mar-A-Lago search," have spiked 3000% on Twitter ahead of the midterms. Plus, newly released audio evidence of Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes indicates he said his "only regret" was the group "should have brought rifles" on Jan. 6. Fordham political science professor Christina Greer and Guardian Reporter Hugo Lowell join, as well...

GOP on defense over abortion bans and Herschel Walker abortion scandal

10/4/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, October 4 and reports on the growing mobilization of women and women's rights supporters after the Dobbs decision leading into midterm elections. Plus, Donald Trump's legal team making an unusual appeal to the Supreme Court in the classified documents probe. Michelle Goldberg, Cornell Belcher and Maya Wiley join.

Outcry after Trump says McConnell has a 'death wish'; Bannon spreads 'big lie' in Brazil

10/3/2022
Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Monday, October 3 and reports on Donald Trump writing Mitch McConnell has a "Death wish" because he negotiated a government funding deal with Democrats. Plus, the National Archives revealing some records from the Trump White House are still missing. Juanita Tolliver, Mark Leibovich, and Tim Snyder join.

Hurricane Ian latest; ‘Significant information’ obtained by Jan. 6 committee amid Ginni Thomas interview

9/30/2022
Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Friday, September 30 and reports on the latest on Hurricane Ian as it makes second landfall in South Carolina. Plus, new information as the January 6th Committee prepares for its likely final hearing as the chairman reveals “significant information” has not been revealed yet. It comes after the committee interviewed conservative activist Ginni Thomas, who is also the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Craig Fugate, Carlos Curbelo and Bill Nye join.

Explosive January 6 “road map to an insurrection” and Italy’s new prime minister’s neo-fascist ties | Podcast extra

9/30/2022
In this bonus podcast clip, MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber walks through the latest updates in the January 6 probe ahead of its next and possibly final hearing. Plus, a conversation with Former GOP Congressman and Jan. 6 committee insider Denver Riggleman about the possible involvement of all three branches of government in the insurrection and the explosive text evidence that showcased a “roadmap to an insurrection.” Finally, Melber presents a breakdown of the Italian...

Continuing coverage of the catastrophic destruction from Hurricane Ian

9/29/2022
Ayman Mohyeldin hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 29 and reports on Hurricane Ian's catastrophic destruction, President Biden saying it could be the "deadliest hurricane in Florida's history." Rob Gaudet, founder of volunteer group Cajun Navy, Angela Eady, City Commissioner for Kissimmee, Florida and former FEMA spokesperson Daniel Watson, join.

Duration:00:44:07

Hurricane Ian slams into the west coast of Florida as category 4 hurricane

9/28/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 28 and reports on Hurricane Ian making landfall in Florida as a category 4 hurricane. NBC’ Ali Velshi, Morgan Chesky and the National Hurricane Center’s Jamie Rhome join, along with The American Red Cross’ Jennifer Pipa.

Duration:00:44:19

Jan 6 committee insider interview; Special report on Italy and the rise of fascism

9/27/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, September 27 and reports on the January 6 committee postponing its next hearing and new evidence expected to be shown on Roger Stone. Plus, a special report on Italy and the rise of fascism, as right-wing politician Giorgia Meloni is poised to become the next prime minister of Italy. Jan. 6 committee insider Denver Riggleman joins for a special interview, plus fascism scholar Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Chai Komanduri and Melissa Murray.

New heat on Trump adviser Roger Stone; Ginni Thomas agrees to Jan. 6 committee interview

9/26/2022
MSNBC's Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Monday, September 26 and reports on new heat on longtime Trump ally Roger Stone ahead of the next Jan. 6 hearing. Plus, Ginni Thomas agrees to sit for an interview with the Jan. 6 committee, and Ron DeSantis facing lawsuits over his latest migrant stunt. Neal Katyal, Jackie Alemany and Barbara McQuade join.

Fallout after NY hits Trump with sweeping fraud case

9/23/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, September 23 and reports on the fallout after the sweeping NY case adds to Trump’s legal crises in DC, GA and FL. Plus, Hot 97’s Ebro joins Melber on the upcoming Jan. 6 hearing and how some in MAGA are unapologetic for the insurrection. Neal Katyal, Sam Nunberg and Joan Walsh join.

Why the blockbuster Jan. 6 Report may change everything | Podcast extra Melber breakdown

9/23/2022
The January 6th committee will issue a congressional report with new evidence and never-before-seen material as well as its full findings and recommendations. Will the committee recommend criminal charges for former President Trump? MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber, who has reported extensively on January 6th from that day in 2021 onward, including a special report on the crimes that may have been committed, announces the forthcoming Jan. 6 Report (available via Harper Collins...

Trump suffers another setback in doc scandal probe; Michael Cohen on NY AG Trump lawsuit

9/22/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 22 and reports on the special master in the Trump document probe reportedly skeptical of Trump’s document declassification claims. Plus, an appeals court granting the DOJ access to seized documents and the latest updates in the sweeping NY AG fraud lawsuit. Asha Rangappa, Michael Cohen and Neil DeGrasse Tyson join.

Duration:00:43:02

Trump sued by New York AG Letitia James for fraud

9/21/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 21 and reports on Donald Trump being sued by the New York state Attorney General Letitia James in a sweeping fraud lawsuit. The suit alleges more than 200 instances of false and misleading asset valuations. Melissa Murray, Nick Akerman and David Enrich join.

Duration:00:43:12

DOJ, Trump face off with special master; Jan. 6 special report ahead of ninth hearing

9/20/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, September 20 and reports on Donald Trump's legal team meeting with the DOJ in court before the newly appointed special master. Plus, MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber previews a forthcoming key January 6 report featuring a new forward by Melber. John Flannery, Chai Komanduri and Dave Aronberg join.

Duration:00:42:56

Trump touts QAnon, posing danger for GOP ahead of midterms

9/19/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, September 19 and reports on a bizarre Trump rally in Ohio for GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance. The New York Times reports music Trump played resembled a QAnon song and the crowds reacted to it with a salute. It comes after Trump openly embraced QAnon conspiracy theories online and in recent actions. Will Sommer and David Rothkopf join. Plus, the incomparable Jenifer Lewis joins on her new book "Walking in My Joy: In These Streets."

Duration:00:43:39

Immigrants misled in "cruel" Ron DeSantis political stunt; WH helps broker talks avoiding railroad labor strike

9/15/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 15 and reports on Florida MAGA Governor Ron DeSantis flying 50 undocumented immigrants to the island of Martha's Vineyard as a kind of performance art designed to "own the libs". Plus, the Biden administration celebrating what it calls a another win by avoiding a major railway strike. Former DNC Chair Howard Dean and Fmr. RNC Chair Michael Steele join.

Duration:00:43:02

Trump insider Mike Lindell has phone seized by Feds; Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck on criminal justice

9/14/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 14 and reports on another Trump insider, "Pillow Guy" Mike Lindell's phone being seized by the FBI. Plus, Innocence Project Co-Founder Barry Scheck joins on DNA evidence, wrongful convictions and criminal justice reform. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, Fmr. ODNI General Counsel Robert Litt and Mother Jones' David Corn join.

Duration:00:43:10

GOP pushing for national abortion ban with midterms 8 weeks away

9/14/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, September 13 and reports on the GOP escalating its push to roll back women's rights -- just 8 weeks before the midterms, with Senator Lindsey Graham introducing a bill that would ban abortion nationwide. Plus, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates joins Ari for a special interview. Political strategist Chai Komanduri and former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman join.

Duration:00:42:53

New Jan. 6 subpoenas reportedly focus on Trump’s rally as DOJ seizes phones from ‘top’ Trump aides

9/12/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, September 12 and reports on a breaking New York Times article on an intensifying January 6th federal probe with the Department of Justice issuing 40 new subpoenas to people close to Trump. The Times also reports on two Trump advisors having their phones seized as evidence. Legal experts Emily Bazelon and Maya Wiley join.

Duration:00:42:08

Trump doc scandal reportedly includes nuclear intel; Obama WH portraits unveiled

9/7/2022
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, September 7 and reports on new details in the Trump document scandal, as The Washington Post reports Trump had nuclear intelligence documents at Mar-A-Lago. Plus, Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr saying the DOJ is “getting very close” in its technical case to indict Trump. Fmr. SDNY attorney David Kelley and Fmr. FBI official Frank Figliuzzi join.

Duration:00:43:17