The Daily: What News Should Sound Like
Tired of reading all of these aggressive, scary, and hopeless articles? Trust me, we have pretty much all been there. But don’t give up your hunger for news in such an uncertain time; The Daily is the place for you. Hosted by journalist Michael Barbaro since 2017, The Daily is a podcast by The New York Times rated #1 on the Apple podcasts chart. This podcast covers an incredibly wide spectrum of content, ranging from current events updates to human interest stories. You can find the latest on the presidential race one day, and a story about the reunion of twins separated at birth the next. Interviewing guests such as, but definitely not limited to, medical workers, scientists, business owners, and restaurant-goers, Barbaro provides consumers with 20-40 minute insights into events that take us well beyond a surface level understanding.
The Daily’s unconventional storytelling generates a deeper connection to a particular event by following the story with a narrative of someone impacted by or passionate about said event. Especially in this age of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, The Daily opens channels for learning and provides much-needed glimmers of hope. From an ode to NYC, to first-hand accounts about restaurant owners laying off beloved staff, to personal stories of doctors’ home versus work-life right now, the Daily shows us snippets of real people’s lives. Through these lenses, we are able to configure a bigger picture of the world beyond our own homes.