The Beat with Ari Melber

MSNBC

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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NY

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Grammy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. on diversity, and the future of industry awards

2/2/2023
In this podcast extra, MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Harvey Mason Junior, CEO of the Recording Academy, in charge of the Grammys, for a wide ranging interview on this year’s performers and diversity within the Academy's judging body. Plus, a look back at Ari's breakdown of a socially conscious song up for a Grammy this season, "God Did." Featuring reactions by DJ Khaled and Jay-Z.

Duration:00:34:49

After WH showdown, McCarthy faces test on corralling GOP

2/2/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, February 2 and reports on the “spectacularly slow” start to the new Congress and Donald Trump’s latest fundraising efforts. Plus, Bill Bar’s response to a bombshell New York Times report. Katty Kay, Sam Rodriguez, Andrew Weissman, Stephen A. Smith, and Mike Barnicle join.

Duration:00:41:01

Pres. Biden stares down McCarthy at WH

2/1/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, February 1, and reports on the first meeting between President Biden and Speaker McCarthy, and Ron DeSantis’ controversial education policy. Plus, Melber sits down with Grammy CEO Harvey Mason Junior. Chai Komanduri, Brendan Buck, and Alencia Johnson also join.

Duration:00:41:31

“Same answer”: Trump pleads 5th 400 times

1/31/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 31, and reports on the escalating pressure in several Trump legal cases, the latest twist in the George Santos melodrama, and Rep. Matt Gaetz’s latest appearance on “The Beat.” Eli Honig, Emily Bazelon, and Howard Dean join.

Duration:00:41:20

Rep. Matt Gaetz on “The Beat"

1/30/2023
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, January 30, and is joined by Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz for a wide-ranging interview, discussing the GOP agenda, the contentious fight over Kevin McCarthy's Speaker of the House bid, Jan. 6, and more. Plus, Melber reports on the latest escalation in the Trump criminal investigation. Chai Komanduri and David Henderson also join.

Duration:00:46:05

Sports icon Stephen A. Smith on presidential athletics, hard work and politics

1/30/2023
In this podcast extra, MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith in a wide ranging interview on sports and politics. Plus, MSNBC Contributor Mike Barnicle joins Melber and Smith for Fallback Friday, discussing GOP lawmaker George Santos, Gov. Ron DeSantis, and more.

Duration:00:27:24

Graphic footage shows hammer attack on Paul Pelosi

1/27/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 27, and reports on the newly-released footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi, the latest in Peter Navarro’s criminal trial, and the RNC election. Maya Wiley, Josh Marshall, and Joyce Vance join.

Duration:00:41:18

Five ex-police officers indicted for murder

1/26/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, January 26 and reports on former Memphis Police officers who are facing murder charges in the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Plus, President Biden fires back at Republicans, as some GOP lawmakers threaten to use the debt ceiling to impose spending cuts on Medicare and Social Security. Marq Claxton, Alencia Johnson, Chai Komanduri, and John Flannery join.

Duration:00:41:14

GOP "eyes" gutting Medicare, social security as some threaten debt default

1/25/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 25 and reports on the debt ceiling fight in Congress, with some in the GOP eyeing cuts to Medicare, social security. Plus, Memphis police under fire with calls for criminal charges in the death of Tyre Nichols who died after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Eugene Robinson, Jason Johnson, Fmr. Sen. Byron Dorgan and Maya Wiley join.

Duration:00:41:04

DOJ presses sedition cases 2 years after widespread outrage

1/24/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 24, and reports on the DOJ’s push to convict three separate sedition trials and Dominion Voting’s legal action against far-right networks. Plus, special appearances from sports journalist Stephen A. Smith and comedian Matt Friend. Neal Katyal also joins.

Duration:00:41:16

Oath Keepers convicted as Proud Boys stand trial for Jan. 6

1/23/2023
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, January 23, and reports on the Proud Boys trial, the billion-dollar defamation suit against Fox News, and the latest insurrection conviction. Jim Kavanaugh, Joyce Vance, and Michael Steele join.

Duration:00:47:27

Counter-protests at anti-abortion rally in D.C.

1/20/2023
Melissa Murray hosts “The Beat” on Friday, January 20, and reports on counter-protests at an anti-abortion rally in D.C., GOP chaos, and Donald Trump’s latest legal woe. Plus, Murray reports on Wisconsin Republicans caught celebrating voter suppression. Cecile Richards, Jen Psaki, Howard Dean, Joyce Vance, Steven Mazie, and Senator Latonya Johnson join.

Duration:00:42:25

Legal earthquake rocks Fox News empire

1/19/2023
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat" on Thursday, January 19, and reports on Rupert Murdoch’s deposition in Dominion Voting's $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News. Plus, Melber reports on gerrymandering in Michigan. David Corn, Michael Moore, and Betsy Coffia join.

Duration:00:41:28

McCarthy rewards MAGA extremists with new prizes; "Beat" 5 year highlights

1/18/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 18 and reports on Speaker McCarthy rewarding MAGA extremists in the House with committee assignments. Plus, looking back at some of the highlights from the past five years of "The Beat" featuring politics and music guests. James Carville and Joan Walsh join.

Duration:00:41:03

Special report: Feared from warzones to Congress, Counsel Jack Smith leads Trump probe

1/17/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 17 and reports on the New Mexico Republican arrested for allegedly targeting Democratic lawmakers in a string of shootings. Plus, a special report on Special Counsel Jack Smith's long career from prosecuting war crimes to now leading probes of Trump. Andrew Weissmann and Michael Steele join.

Duration:00:42:37

MLK Day: Biden touts MLK's legacy and voting rights push

1/16/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, January 16 and reports on the legacy of Martin King Luther Jr. Day, with President Biden marking MLK's legacy. Plus, special reporting on the leading causes of deaths for police in the line of duty with special guests Marcia Ferranto of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and retired NYPD detective Marq Claxton. Michael Schmidt, Maya Wiley and David Folkenflik join.

Duration:00:43:00

After Trump tried to corrupt DOJ, Garland appoints Trump vet as special counsel

1/13/2023
MSNBC anchor Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 13 and reports on AG Garland appointing Trump vet Robert Hur as special counsel overseeing the Biden classified documents probe, a move some have lambasted as motivated by optics. Plus, Ransom and Elie Mystal join for Fallback Friday! David Kelley and Alencia Johnson join.

Duration:00:43:17

A.G. Garland roils D.C. with surprise announcement

1/12/2023
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, January 12 and reports on Attorney General Garland appointing a special counsel to oversee the investigation of classified documents found in President Biden’s old office and home. Plus, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy defends George Santos’s epic lies. Emily Bazelon, Karen Loeffler, Howard Dean, and Barbara Boxer join.

Duration:00:40:41

House GOP struggles in pivot to governing; More classified docs found in Biden office

1/11/2023
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, January 11 and reports on House GOP chaos amid Speaker McCarthy's first week, the discovery of more classified documents in a Biden office, and new evidence from the Jan. 6 committee that could inform Special Counsel Jack Smith's probe of Trump. Libby Casey, Katty Kay and Joyce Vance join, plus acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe.

Duration:00:43:20

McCarthy's bargain: Secret rules with MAGA fringe for speakership

1/10/2023
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 10 and reports on the "shadow rules" now governing the House GOP. Plus, President Biden answers questions on classified documents found in an office used while he was Vice President. Eugene Robinson, Molly Ball and Chai Komanduri join.

Duration:00:49:37