Episodes

  • For this Independence Day, we’re dedicating this special episode to journalism and the role it plays in our democracy.
    Journalism is in danger. It’s under attack and distrusted by many. Tens of thousands of journalists are out of work mostly in local news, where trust is highest.

    Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, The Oaklandside's Tasneem Raja, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penelope Muse Abernathy

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    Pledges to save local news are growing.

    The Oaklandside

    News deserts and ghost newspapers: Will local newspapers survive?


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  • Elderly people in nursing homes make up 45% of COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S. Nursing home alternatives have been on the rise for the last decade, but the pandemic has made those alternatives more urgent.

    Plus, the U.K. offers to protect the freedoms of Hong Kongers, as China arrested protesters under a new security law.

    And, a new survey by Pew Research Center shows a portion of Americans believe conspiracy theories and other false information about the coronavirus pandemic.


    Guests: Axios' Kim Hart, Dave Lawler and Mike Allen.

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    Replacing the nursing home

    U.K. offers citizenship path to Hong Kongers due to China's security law


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  • The first stimulus package was a lifeline for millions of Americans. The beginning of July means we've got just a few more weeks before all those benefits expire.
    Unlike when the first bill passed in March, Congress is divided on whether people need another stimulus.

    Plus, shake-ups on the Trump campaign rattle an already chaotic White House.

    And, new data shows more inland homes are at risk of flooding than expected.


    Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Mike Allen, and Amy Harder.

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    Scoop: Kushner changes top Trump campaign staff

    Millions more homes face flood risk than previously thought

    Coronavirus bankrupts Cirque du Soleil


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  • Almost 40% of our workforce is made up of working parents. It's been a huge struggle to juggle homeschooling and work in the middle of a pandemic — and it's likely going to get worse. Though many workplaces could reopen this fall, many K-12 schools aren’t.

    Plus, China secretly passed a new law on Tuesday that gives it broad power over Hong Kong and and democratic freedoms that citizens have fought Beijing to maintain.

    And, conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices have sided with their liberal counterparts on three important cases for Trump's agenda.


    Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Mike Allen.

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    The coming childcare crisis

    Millions more homes face flood risk than previously thought

    Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law

    Indian government bans 59 Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok


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  • The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated our cashless society and deepened the divide between those who depend on it and those who now live mostly without it.

    Plus, President Trump's doubling down on messaging to his base at the exclusion of the broader country spells trouble for him in November.

    And, the pandemic is causing colleges to cut their sports programs. It's also put pressure on the NCAA to re-examine its reliance on sports for revenue.


    Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Mike Allen and Kendall Baker.

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    The (near) cashless society arrives

    Universities cut sports teams, as they struggle with coronavirus fallout

    Trump's superpower turns to kryptonite


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  • For years, some Democrats and Black leaders have called for reparations from the U.S. government for slavery. Axios business reporter Courtenay Brown says reparations may move faster in the private sector, where some corporations are trying to make amends.

    Plus, our new beer barometer tells us how much people are going out to bars and restaurants during the pandemic.

    And White House editor Margaret Talev tells us what to expect in the upcoming primaries after watching mayhem in Kentucky.


    Guests: Axios' Courtenay Brown, Hans Nichols, and Margaret Talev.

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    The beer barometer and the reopening of America

    A small star not far from Earth may host a planet suitable for life

    Corporations grapple with slavery reparations


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  • The consensus among economists is that the U.S. recovery will most likely be something in between a V and a W — a sharp drop, a relatively small bounce back, and then a long period of slow growth.


    Time to pay attention again: The coronavirus surge is real, and it's everywhere in the United States.

    And Axios co-founder Mike Allen tells us what to expect at the virtual Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.


    Guests: Axios' Felix Salmon, Sam Baker, and Mike Allen.

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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    The coronavirus surge is real, and it's everywhere

    Biden to accept nomination at pared-down Milwaukee convention


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  • In February, the U.S. job market was at a 60 year peak. Now, months into a pandemic and an economic recession, many of the job losses are more permanent than previously thought. The pandemic will shift what kinds of work will be available and the skills required to do it.

    Plus, why Axios and other news organizations are now capitalizing the "B" in Black when referring to people, or communities who identify as Black.

    Why wearing a mask is now less about the risk of getting infected and more about our views about the best way of getting back to "normal life.'

    And, Major League Baseball is officially happening this summer. Just 60 games, no public crowds and many details still to be sorted out. Start date will be July 23 or 24.


    Guests: Axios' Erica Pandey, Sara Kehaulani Goo, and Bryan Walsh.

    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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    How the pandemic will reshape the job market
    COVID-19 sweeps the South
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  • In the past few weeks, bestseller lists and streaming platforms have been full of books, shows and songs about racism in America. As demand for this type of content grows, streaming companies are featuring more prominently — and it could have a lasting impact.

    Plus, how PresidentTrump is using the coronavirus pandemic to push his immigration agenda.

    And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares a new poll showing how college students feel about going back to school and partying during the pandemic.



    Plus, how President Trump is using the coronavirus pandemic to push his immigration agenda.

    And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares a new poll showing how college students feel about going back to school and partying during the pandemic.


    Guests: Axios' Sara Fischer, Stef Kight and Mike Allen.
    Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, Nuria Marquez Martinez and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. At Pushkin, our executive producers are Leital Molad and Jacob Weisberg.. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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    America's must reads: The nation studies its flaws

    Trump to expand coronavirus-related immigration restrictions


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  • The Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns are beginning to look familiar. Even as he slides in the polls, President Trump's presidential campaign is doubling down on 2016 messaging and focusing on his base. Meanwhile, Biden has shifted his focus to health care and will bring on former president Barack Obama to the help raise money.

    Plus, inexperienced young day traders are using Robinhood and other apps to drive up the stock market.

    And Axios co-founder Mike Allen shares what Trump told us about Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.


    Guests: Axios' Alexi McCammond, Margaret Talev, Dion Rabouin and Mike Allen.

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    Biden campaign plans to hit Trump on efforts to dismantle Obamacare
    Trump returns to the campaign circuit: "So far tonight I'm average"
    How retail investors are beating the pros at their own game
    Exclusive: Trump cold on Guaidó, would consider meeting Maduro

    Credits: “Axios Today” is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes: Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Cara Shillenn, Naomi Shavin, and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. At Pushkin, our executive producers are Leital Molad and Jacob Weisberg. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.
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