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This is what the news should sound like. Hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by The New York Times' newsroom, The Daily brings listeners the biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. The Daily focuses on just one or two stories each weekday, offering listeners a 30-minute, deep, textured portrait of the characters and human stakes driving the news.

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I just want to encourage you to keep airing the program The Daily in its current 6 p.m. slot. This show keeps me listening closely during my commute home from Portland to Vancouver on the daily (ha, ha). I really enjoy listening to this show go in deep on one topic that is current. It is excellent. Thank you for having such a great station. - Luana, OPB listener

From the amount of positive listener feedback we continue to receive, WHQR listeners cannot get enough of The Daily. This program has become a "must listen to" staple in our evening lineup. The Daily provides thorough coverage of the topics that matter to us all. It is the perfect program to wind down to at the end of the day. – Michelle Rhinesmith, Station Manager, WHQR


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The Daily is available via ContentDepot and is a file-based program. Air window: 4:00 pm ET – 11:59 pm ET


Theo Balcomb, Executive Producer, The Daily and News Lisa Tobin, Executive Producer, NYT Audio


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Michael Barbaro

Host, The Daily

Michael Barbaro is the host of The Daily, a five-day-a-week audio show from The New York Times. In just one year, the show has built an audience of over one million listeners a day; become the most-downloaded new show in 2017 on Apple Podcasts; won a DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence; and been named a top podcast of the year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Esquire, Adweek, The New Yorker and New York Magazine. Before hosting The Daily, Barbaro was a national political correspondent for The New York Times and host of The Run-up, a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election. Previously, he covered New York's City Hall and the U.S. retail industry. He joined The New York Times in 2005 from The Washington Post, where he began in 2002 as a reporter covering the biotechnology industry. Barbaro graduated from Yale in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in history.

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Lisa Tobin, Michael Barbaro and Theo Balcomb.
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00:00 - 00:29

00:30 - 00:59
National Funder Credit

01:00 - 05:59
News Hole with Music Bed

06:00 - 17:29
Segment A (includes national funder credit)
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17:30 - 18:29
Floating Station Break (with music bed)
*Floating Break between Segments A & B starts between 13:00 - 21:00

18:30 - 28:59
Segment B (includes national funder credit and program close/forward promote)
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29:00 - 29:59
Music Bed

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The Daily is heard by nearly 2 million listeners each week.1

The Daily is carried by more than 150 public radio stations. (Dec. 2018)

The Daily audience2:

  • 43% female, 57% male.
  • Median age of 56, with 41% between 25 and 54.
  • 70% hold bachelor’s degrees or higher.
  • 63% have an annual household income of $75,000 or more.

1Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Fall '18
2Nielsen Audio, Nationwide DMA data, Persons 12+, Spring '18

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