The Beat with Ari Melber

By Ari Melber, MSNBC

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 Apr 15, 2022
I would give a five star review but I don't understand why play foreign language adds on an english language podcast. I don't know what it is even about as the people that speak that language don't ( for the most part) understand english. I originally gave a one star review and when I checked on it there were three stars. Talk about unethical! I will unsubscribe now.

 Jun 11, 2019

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 Jan 28, 2019
He's so handsome... Oh and damned good at his job.

 Sep 17, 2018
intelligent, detailed, funny, accurate. An absolute must for those interested in all things: trump, russia


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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AG Garland marks victory in Jan 6 case as Oath Keepers leader convicted
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 30 and reports on Attorney General Merrick Garland speaking after the conviction of Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes for seditious conspiracy. Also, delayed GOP condemnation of Donald Trump's meeting with white supremacist Nick Fuentes. Neal Katyal, Bill Kristol and Politico reporter Olivia Beavers join.
Dec 01, 2022
Bonus: Jeff Goldblum On ‘Insect Politics,’ Weird Roles, Dream Directors, Judaism, Jazz & Xmas Music | Podcast extra
Award-winning actor Jeff Goldblum talks to MSNBC’s Ari Melber for nearly an hour in this candid, sprawling and sometimes goofy conversation, as the two discuss Goldblum’s work with directors such as Steven Spielberg and Wes Anderson, his many iconic roles, what he loves about jazz, and having his “weirdness” affirmed. In this wide-ranging interview, Ari and Goldblum also tackle “insect politics”, taxonomy, rap lyrics, poetry, and being a “craft obsessive” and he reveals who he most wants to collaborate with next in this newest installment of “Mavericks with Ari Melber,” a series of interviews with artists, musicians and cultural icons.
Nov 30, 2022
Convicted: Oath Keepers leader seditious conspiracy charge, GOP "autopsy" after red wave fizzles
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 29 and reports on Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes convicted of seditious conspiracy and the GOP and RNC conducting an "autopsy" after midterm disappointments. Filmmaker Michael Moore and Chai Komanduri join. Plus, the latest edition of Mavericks with actor Jeff Goldblum.
Nov 30, 2022
GOP struggles with narrow House majority; Trump under fire for white supremacist meeting
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, November 28 and reports on Kevin McCarthy's imperiled bid for House Speaker. Plus, Donald Trump's controversial hosting of white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Ye at Mar-A-Lago. Michael Steele and Joan Walsh join. Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner joins as part of the Summit series of interviews.
Nov 29, 2022
Mass shootings in U.S. rising in last 5 years as Walmart employee kills 6 in VA, CO suspect appears in court
MSNBC's Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 23 and reports on mass shootings rising in the U.S. as an employee in a Virginia Walmart kills 6. Rep. Bobby Scott and Shannon Watts join on the gun violence issue. Plus, former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti and "The Guardian's" Hugo Lowell join on Mike Pence reportedly "considering" speaking to the DOJ regarding January 6 and as Donald Trump's tax returns are set to go to Congress.
Nov 24, 2022
Trump tax returns going to Congress as Supreme Court rejects Trump bid
MSNBC's Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 22 and reports on a Trump tax bombshell as the Supreme Court rejects his bid to shield his tax returns from Congress. Jill Wine-Banks and Susanne Craig join. Plus, Molly Jong-Fast on the latest in the Colorado massacre as the Colorado Springs police chief says officials are still looking at charges. Rep. Ro Khanna joins on the House GOP focusing on investigating Hunter Biden.
Nov 23, 2022
DOJ appoints special counsel for Trump criminal probes
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, November 18 and reports on the Department of Justice naming a special counsel for Trump criminal probes. Joyce Vance, David Kelley and Elie Mystal join. Plus, Fat Joe joins on his new memoir and to help celebrate 5 years of “The Beat.”
Nov 22, 2022
Colorado officials investigating massacre at LGBTQ club
MSNBC’s Katie Phang hosts “The Beat” on Monday, November 21 and reports on the Colorado nightclub massacre that left 5 murdered, 19 hurt. Maya Wiley and Sally Kohn join. Plus, Neal Katyal joins on the appointment of a special counsel to oversee Trump criminal probes and Roger McNamee on the chaos at Twitter.
Nov 22, 2022
Nancy Pelosi marks end of historic run as Dem leader
MSNBC’S Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, November 17 and reports on Nancy Pelosi stepping down as Democratic party leader, though she will remain in the House. Joan Walsh, Maya Wiley and Mark Leibovich join. Plus, Tony Schwartz joins on Trump’s 2024 campaign.
Nov 19, 2022
NBC projects GOP wins control of House by razor thin margin as chaos hits party
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 16 and reports on the breaking news as NBC projects the GOP takes control of the House of Representatives. NBC News Chief Political Analyst Steve Kornacki joins. Plus, new legal heat on Trump as former WH aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified before the GA election probe grand jury and Michael Flynn ordered to testify next week. Chai Komanduri, David Kelley and Rev. Al Sharpton join.
Nov 17, 2022
GOP clashes erupt after tough midterms as McConnell faces leadership challenge
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 15 and reports on the chaos within the GOP post midterms, with Sen. Mitch McConnell facing a leadership challenge. Plus, two missiles hitting and killing two people in Poland, setting up new tensions in the Ukraine war. Eugene Robinson, Chai Komanduri and Evelyn Farkas join. Ken Burns joins on his new photography book.
Nov 16, 2022
MAGA drags down GOP ticket as Democrats clinch Senate
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, November 14 and reports on the Democrats retaining control of the Senate. Political strategist James Carville who predicted Democrats would overperform, joins to discuss the hold of MAGA on the Republican party. Plus, radio legend Big Boy joins for a special interview about politics and music.
Nov 15, 2022
GOP turning on Trump after midterm disappointments;
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday November 11 and reports on many in the GOP and in right-wing media turning on Trump after the midterms which failed to produce a "red wave." Political science professor Jason Johnson and Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson join. Plus, comedian and host The Kid Mero and MSNBC host Alicia Menendez join for Fallback Friday.
Nov 12, 2022
US voters rebuff "red wave"; Senate control hangs on three open races
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, November 10 and reports on the results of the 2022 midterms, with voters shattering any expected "red wave." With the control of Congress still undecided, three key open races will determine the balance of power. Filmmaker Michael Moore, strategist Chai Komanduri, correspondent April Ryan and representative-elect Maxwell Frost join.
Nov 11, 2022
Record breaking early vote on election eve; Carville on closing arguments
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, November 7 and reports on the record breaking early vote totals on the eve of the 2022 midterm elections. Campaign guru James Carville joins on the closing arguments of both parties and what the voting numbers mean. Plus, SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher joins alongside NFL Player's Association member Antoine Bethea on the new "Actors & Athletes: Unions for Democracy" initiative to protect voting rights.
Nov 08, 2022
Midterm turnout higher than Trump midterms; Oprah endorses Fetterman; Trump blows past subpoena deadline
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, November 4 and reports on the final days of the midterms as turnout breaks 2018 records, Oprah endorses John Fetterman and Ron Johnson won't commit to accept election results. Plus, Trump blows past the Jan. 6 subpoena deadline to submit evidence. Comedian Neal Brennan joins, along with Sen. Barbara Boxer, David Plouffe.
Nov 04, 2022
Trump lawyer vowed "combat" with left; Michael Moore predicts Dem sweep; Pharrell on "Mighty Dream Forum"
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, November 3 and reports on explosive new audio showing Trump lawyer was prepping for "combat" with left. Plus, Filmmaker Michael Moore joins with one week out until the midterm elections, predicting a Democratic sweep. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina and civil rights activist Maya Wiley join. And, Pharrell Williams tells Melber about his Mighty Dream Forum.
Nov 03, 2022
Biden to speak on Democracy under threat; Grover Norquist on midterm policy
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, November 2 and reports on record early voting turnout, Biden speaking on GOP candidates set to refuse to accept election results and Democracy under threat. Conservative activist Grover Norquist joins. Plus, music mogul Kevin Liles joins on his #ProtectBlackArt initiative.
Nov 03, 2022
Early voting turnout surge; Comedian Bill Maher on Obama, Fox News and more
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 1 and reports on early voting surging in the 2022 midterms as former presidents Obama and Trump are stumping for candidates. Plus, Comedian Bill Maher joins on the midterms, his history of political comedy and more. Chai Komanduri and Carol Lam join.
Nov 02, 2022
Federal and state charges for suspected attacker at Pelosi's home
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, October 31 and reports on charges for the suspected attacker at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's house. Plus, Obama hitting the campaign trail for democrats. WI Senate candidate Mandela Barnes joins.
Nov 01, 2022
Nancy Pelosi's husband violently attacked; Obama and Biden hit the midterm campaign trail
Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Friday October 28th and reports on the chilling violent attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband. Plus, Former President Obama returns to the stump for Democrats in Georgia. Jake Ward, Kurt Bardella, Cornell Belcher, Michael Beschloss, Joyce Vance, Roger McNamee and Florida Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist join.
Oct 28, 2022
GOP hits crime as Dems talk democracy in midterm closing arguments
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, October 27 and reports on the closing arguments both parties are making in the last 12 days of the midterms. Plus, new development in one of the criminal probes into Donald Trump as video shows Trump lawyers entering a federal courthouse in Washington. Obama veterans David Plouffe and Chai Komanduri join, as well as veteran journalist Bob Woodward on explosive audio tapes of interviews with Donald Trump, and NC Senate candidate Cheri Beasley.
Oct 27, 2022
Early voting smashes records; Fmr. Ambassador rebukes Trump
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, October 26 and reports on early voting shattering previous midterm turnout. Plus, Former Ambassador Gordon Sondland rebukes Trump for Jan. 6 and a special report on Dall-E 2, a new AI art tool that allows anyone to create images from a simple word prompt. Joanne Jang, Dall-E product lead, joins.
Oct 26, 2022
Midterm turnout surging as debate set in key state that could decide senate
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, October 25 and reports on the midterms as many see the midterms as a referendum on the economy, democracy and freedom and as three debates are set to happen in key states. Plus, updates in the DOJ Jan. 6 probe. Steve Kornacki, Jason Johnson and Errin Haines join.
Oct 26, 2022
Early voting underway and breaking records; Obama speechwriter on midterms
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, October 24 and reports on the midterms as early voting is setting records and as fears of voter intimidation spread. Officials in Arizona releasing images after complaints of armed people stationed outside a ballot box. Plus, President Obama's former top speechwriter Cody Keenan on Obama's message for the midterms. James Carville, Neal Katyal and Juanita Tolliver join.
Oct 24, 2022
Trump hit with historic Jan. 6 subpoena; Bannon sentenced to four months prison
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, October 21 and reports on the historic Jan. 6 committee subpoena delivered to Donald Trump which implies he is guilty of elector fraud. Plus, former Trump aide Steve Bannon sentenced to four months in prison. Civil rights activist Maya Wiley, former Watergate Prosecutor Nick Akerman and New York Times reporter and author Robert Draper join.
Oct 21, 2022
Midterm clashes escalate as Obama hits campaign trail and GOP gains edge in House polling
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, October 20th and reports on the midterms as campaign clashes escalate and President Obama hits the campaign trail and new polling shows a GOP edge in the House. Plus, Trump hiring a law firm to handle his forthcoming Jan. 6 subpoena as the committee huddles to finalize details. Fmr. DNC Chair Howard Dean, Fmr. RNC Chair Michael Steele and Harvard professor Dr. Erica Chenoweth join.
Oct 20, 2022
GOP candidates backtrack on 2020 lies in midterms homestretch as Obama and Sanders hit campaign trail for Dems
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday October 19 and reports on the midterms as many in the GOP are attempting to backtrack on their 2020 election lies and as Democrats tap heavy-hitters to campaign including Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. Plus, Politico reporting that Trump signed court document that "knowingly included false voter fraud" information. Errin Haines, Karoun Demirjian, David Kelley join, as well as CPAC chair Matt Schlapp.
Oct 19, 2022
Scrutiny on MAGA extremism as midterms loom; "Mavericks" with Billy Porter
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, October 18 and reports on the midterms as MAGA extremism and abortion rights have become two focal points of the campaign season. Trump-era special counsel John Durham embarrassed in a second loss in his over three-year investigation. Plus, the latest installment of "Mavericks with Ari Melber" featuring the acclaimed Billy Porter. Chai Komanduri, Katty Kay and Melissa Murray join.
Oct 18, 2022
In midterm homestretch, clashes over economy, choice and democracy
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, October 17 and reports on the midterms homestretch as the New York Times reports that 370 GOP candidates are running on a platform of denying or casting doubt the 2020 election. Plus, the DOJ now recommending 6 months in prison for Trump ally Steve Bannon ahead of Trump's official subpoena for testimony and documents. Columnists Eugene Robinson and Michelle Goldberg join, as well as former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.
Oct 17, 2022
Explosive Jan. 6 video reveals Trump's inaction during insurrection
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, October 14 and reports on explosive newly revealed video from January 6 which shows Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer scrambling to save the Capitol and pleading for law enforcement help. Plus, Liz Cheney highlighting that 30 witnesses have plead the fifth amendment to the committee. Fmr. DNC Chair Howard Dean joins, alongside Michael Beschloss and Emily Bazelon.
Oct 17, 2022
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Trump in historic action
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday October 13 and reports on the groundbreaking final planned January 6 committee hearing in which former President Donald Trump was subpoenaed. Plus, shocking video of Sens. Pelosi and Schumer pleading with then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to ask Trump to call off insurrectionists on Jan. 6. Andrew Weissmann, Maya Wiley and Asha Rangappa join.
Oct 14, 2022
Alex Jones faces record-breaking $1bn punishment for Sandy Hook lies
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, October 12 and reports on the record-breaking verdict in right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' case for defamation and emotional distress inflicted upon Sandy Hook survivors' families. Nearly $1bn in damages to be awarded to the families. Plus, previewing the next and final planned January 6 committee hearing. The Daily Beast's Will Sommer and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti join.
Oct 14, 2022
Special report: Killings surge at Rikers Island, NYC's notorious jail
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" and reports on the latest in midterms politics and the DOJ urging the Supreme Court to reject Donald Trump's appeal in the Mar-a-Lago case. Plus, a special report on criminal justice and the squalid conditions at NYC's Rikers Island jail. Former RNC Chair Michael Steele and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen join.
Oct 11, 2022
GOP launches racial attacks in midterms homestretch
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on October 10 and reports on some in the GOP turning to fear tactics, tropes and racial references ahead of the midterms. Sen. John Kennedy running a campaign ad referencing “woke leaders” and “crackhead[s].” Plus, Trump holding a rally in a small town called Minden, NV which has a history as a “sundown town;” places which historically had ordinances that required Native Americans to leave towns by 6:30pm. Fordham professor Christina Greer and producer and activist Michael Hirschorn join.
Oct 10, 2022
Biden pardons marijuana crimes after years pushing drug war
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, October 7 and reports on President Biden pardoning all Federal marijuana possession crimes. Plus, the latest in the Oath Keepers sedition trial, and rapper Freddie Gibbs joins for a special Fallback Friday.
Oct 07, 2022
GOP's midterm slate dominated by "big lie" backers
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, October 6 and reports on new Washington Post reporting indicating 299 election deniers are among the GOP midterm nominees. Plus, Biden's pardon on marijuana offenses, the scandal engulfing GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker and the latest on Hunter Biden. Former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal, former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and former SDNY chief David Kelley join.
Oct 06, 2022
MAGA extremists embrace violent rhetoric ahead of midterms; Oath Keepers leader on trial for seditious conspiracy
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 as Congressional candidate Adam Frisch.
Oct 05, 2022
GOP on defense over abortion bans and Herschel Walker abortion scandal
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.
Oct 04, 2022
Outcry after Trump says McConnell has a 'death wish'; Bannon spreads 'big lie' in Brazil
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.
Oct 03, 2022
Hurricane Ian latest; ‘Significant information’ obtained by Jan. 6 committee amid Ginni Thomas interview
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.
Sep 30, 2022
Explosive January 6 “road map to an insurrection” and Italy’s new prime minister’s neo-fascist ties | Podcast extra
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 election, as far-right Giorgia Meloni is poised to become the next prime minster. Her connections to Trump ally Steve Bannon and party ties to Mussolini, explained. These segments originally appeared on “The Beat with Ari Melber” and are presented together here as a podcast extra.
Sep 30, 2022
Continuing coverage of the catastrophic destruction from Hurricane Ian
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.
Sep 29, 2022
Hurricane Ian slams into the west coast of Florida as category 4 hurricane
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.
Sep 28, 2022
Jan 6 committee insider interview; Special report on Italy and the rise of fascism
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.
Sep 27, 2022
New heat on Trump adviser Roger Stone; Ginni Thomas agrees to Jan. 6 committee interview
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.
Sep 27, 2022
Fallout after NY hits Trump with sweeping fraud case
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.
Sep 24, 2022
Why the blockbuster Jan. 6 Report may change everything | Podcast extra Melber breakdown
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 with a special foreword by Ari Melber). Plus, a look back at past probes and lessons learned from the historic 9/11 report and the baseball steroid scandal.
Sep 23, 2022
Trump suffers another setback in doc scandal probe; Michael Cohen on NY AG Trump lawsuit
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.
Sep 22, 2022
Trump sued by New York AG Letitia James for fraud
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.
Sep 22, 2022
DOJ, Trump face off with special master; Jan. 6 special report ahead of ninth hearing
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.
Sep 21, 2022
Trump touts QAnon, posing danger for GOP ahead of midterms
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."
Sep 19, 2022
Immigrants misled in "cruel" Ron DeSantis political stunt; WH helps broker talks avoiding railroad labor strike
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.
Sep 15, 2022
Trump insider Mike Lindell has phone seized by Feds; Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck on criminal justice
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.
Sep 14, 2022
GOP pushing for national abortion ban with midterms 8 weeks away
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.
Sep 14, 2022
New Jan. 6 subpoenas reportedly focus on Trump’s rally as DOJ seizes phones from ‘top’ Trump aides
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.
Sep 13, 2022
Trump doc scandal reportedly includes nuclear intel; Obama WH portraits unveiled
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.
Sep 07, 2022
Biden slams MAGA GOP as threat to democracy; Special report on Black leaders and artists protesting injustice
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, September 6 and reports on Biden slamming MAGA GOP and Trump as the race to the midterms kicks into high gear. Plus, a special report on how Black activists and artists have confronted government racism, both in their work and their own lives. Chai Komanduri and Mother Jones' David Corn join.
Sep 07, 2022
Special master to review classified docs from Trump’s Mar-A-Lago
Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, September 5 and reports on a judge granting Donald Trump’s request for a special master to review the documents seized in last month’s Mar-A-Lago search. Fmr. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and NYU law professor Melissa Murray join.
Sep 06, 2022
Unsealed Mar-A-Lago search inventory reveals Trump doc bombshells
Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Friday, September 2 and reports on a judge unsealing the FBI search inventory of Trump’s Mar-A-Lago. Revelations include that Trump reportedly had 48 empty folders labeled “classified” at his home and that he mixed secret documents with clothes. Former US Attorney Joyce Vance and Former FBI Special Agent Asha Rangappa join.
Sep 03, 2022
Hear Jay-Z talk to Ari about Beat report on “God Did” and the drug war
In this exclusive podcast extra, listen to Jay-Z and DJ Khaled respond to Ari Melber’s full “Beat” special report breaking down the failed Nixon-Trump drug war and Jay-Z’s epic new verse on “God Did.”
Sep 02, 2022
DOJ, Trump lawyers face off over special master; Jan. 6 Committee seeks Newt Gingrich interview
Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, September 1 and reports on Trump’s lawyers and the DOJ squaring off over Trump’s “special master” request. Plus, breaking news that the Jan. 6 committee is requesting to interview former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Fmr. US Attorney Barbara McQuade and Fmr. CIA officer David Priess join.
Sep 01, 2022
New DOJ filing suggests Trump team hid, moved docs
Katie Phang hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 31 and reports on a new DOJ filing that suggests Donald Trump's team may have hidden and moved documents, possible evidence of obstruction. Plus, a new photo circulating that shows for the first time some of the classified documents found at Mar-A-Lago. Danya Perry, Hugo Lowell and House Intel. Cmte. member Rep. Peter Welch join.
Sep 01, 2022
Biden blasts “MAGA Republicans” on threats to law enforcement after Trump search; Special report – War on drugs
President Biden rebuking MAGA lawmakers in a speech just days after accusing them of “semi-fascism.” Biden calling out members of the GOP for claiming to support law enforcement but seemingly only when it’s Black Americans being policed. Plus, a special report on the “war on drugs” in America featuring Jay-Z’s new music which addresses discriminatory drug law enforcement. Chai Komanduri, Nick Akerman and singer Carole King join.
Aug 30, 2022
GOP talks up “riots” if Trump is indicted as DOJ eyes two roads to Trump charges
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 29th and reports on Lindsey Graham threatening riots and unrest if prosecutors indict Donald Trump. Plus Georgia Governor Brian kemp has been ordered to testify in an election probe as the Trump legal team reportedly “scrambles to find an argument” according to the New York Times. DOJ veteran Neal Katyal, law professor Melissa Murray and reporters Joan Walsh and Will Sommer join.
Aug 30, 2022
Unsealed Trump search info shows he defied requests for over 6 months
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, August 26th and reports on the newly unsealed, heavily redacted Trump search affidavit. The information reveals more about the unprecedented search of Mar-A-Lago and suspicion over criminal evidence. Former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and authors Mark Liebovich and Jay McInerney join.
Aug 26, 2022
New heat in Trump’s secret doc scandal; Democrats ‘outperforming’ in special elections
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, August 25 and reports on new signs that Democratic voters are galvanized by the abortion fight, with the New York Times reporting now: “Democrats Dare to Dream.” Plus, the DOJ filing its proposed redactions to the Trump affidavit. Political science professor Christina Greer, Fmr. CIA officer David Priess and environmentalist Bill McKibben join.
Aug 26, 2022
MAGA election deniers winning more primaries, putting spotlight on GOP plot to end democracy
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 24 and reports on Republican candidates who are avowed election deniers winning GOP primaries, setting up a clash over the nonpartisan administration of American elections. Plus, Susan Rice joins on President Biden’s new student loan forgiveness plan. Chai Komanduri, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Fmr. Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt join.
Aug 25, 2022
Trump intel scandal escalates as NYT reports 300+ classified docs seized
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and reports on dramatic new details from the New York Times revealing that the government found Trump had 300+ classified documents at Mar-A-Lago, and he “went through the boxes himself.” The government saying some of the material included the US’s most closely guarded secrets. Civil rights activist Maya Wiley and retired NYPD detective Marq Claxton join. Plus, acclaimed director James Burrows reflects on “Will & Grace” and “Cheers.”
Aug 23, 2022
Trump requests new review of intel. docs; “The Devil’s Advocate” turns 25 as Trump tests how far real-life lawyers will go
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 22, 2022 and reports on Donald Trump’s legal team filing a motion to appoint a special master for an extra layer of review over seized documents from Mar-A-Lago. Plus, how recent Trump controversies, including the DOJ reviewing whether his lawyers illegally lied and Rudy Giuliani being formally “targeted” for charges in Georgia, echo some of the themes in the classic legal film “The Devil’s Advocate,” such as “how far” lawyers will go for their client and when do they become part of potential crimes they are supposed to defend. “The Devil’s Advocate” author Andrew Neiderman joins “The Beat” on the 25th anniversary of the film, along with Chai Komanduri, NYU law professor Melissa Murray and Fmr. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.
Aug 22, 2022
Trump rattled over Georgia probe setbacks as Giuliani and Graham must testify; Henry Winkler joins for Fallback Friday
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, August 19, 2022, and reports on the Trump criminal probe in Georgia where Rudy Giuliani is targeted for indictment and now Lindsey Graham is ordered to testify. Ron DeSantis dealt a legal blow in a free speech case. Plus, a seasoned lawyer who declined an offer to represent Trump, Jon Sale, joins "The Beat." Henry Winkler and Ayman Mohyeldin join for Fallback Friday. Henry Winkler
Aug 19, 2022
Judge paves way for release of more Trump search info; Trump Org. CFO pleads guilty
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, August 18th and reports on a judge ruling to unseal parts of the DOJ roadmap on the unprecedented search of Trump's Mar-A-Lago property. Plus, former Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads guilty to 15 felonies related to tax fraud charges. Former FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann, Juanita Tolliver, and former Rudy Giuliani campaign press secretary Ken Frydman join.
Aug 18, 2022
Giuliani testifies before GA grand jury; Special report - Double standard of MAGA “just comply” rhetoric
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 17 and reports on Rudy Giuliani testifying before a grand jury in the GA election probe. Plus, a special report on how attacks on the FBI search of Trump's home reveal a deeper double standard, as MAGA leaders continue resisting lawful probes and subpoenas while lecturing other suspects to “just comply." BBC's Katty Kay, law professor Melissa Murray and historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat join.
Aug 17, 2022
Historic win for Biden signing spending bill as Trump legal heat intensifies
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 16th, and reports on an historic win for President Biden as he signs the Inflation Reduction Act into law. The bill is signed amid new reporting from the NYT that the FBI grilled two top Trump White House lawyers about what it views as stolen secret documents. Plus, Melber is joined by hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg in the latest installment of "Mavericks with Ari Melber."
Aug 16, 2022
Trump lawyer Giuliani named a criminal target in GA election probe; DOJ subpoenas Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 15, and reports on Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani reportedly being named a criminal target in the Georgia election probe. Plus, former Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann is subpoenaed by the Justice Department. Former acting solicitor General Neal Katyal, WSJ reporter Sadie Gurman and NYU law professor Melissa Murray join.
Aug 15, 2022
Trump search warrant unsealed, reveals FBI found “top secret” docs at Trump home
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, August 12 and reports on the unsealing of the search warrant of Trump's Mar-A-Lago property, the revelations that the FBI found "top secret" documents there, and the legal implications of the three potential felonies cited in the warrant. Fmr. CIA officer David Priess and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson join.
Aug 13, 2022
AG Garland faces down Trump in sober briefing; DOJ moves to make Trump search warrant public
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, August 11 and reports on the Department of Justice moving to make the search warrant for Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago property public. AG Garland, in a rare public briefing, reporting that he personally approved the search. This comes as The New York Times reports that Trump was subpoenaed in the Spring, far ahead of the FBI search. Fmr. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Mary Trump join.
Aug 12, 2022
Trump takes the 5th, raising the prospect of his own criminal conduct
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 3. In a once unthinkable step, a former President pleads the fifth, refusing to answer questions under oath in a New York. The deposition comes after losing a long battle to duck testimony with New York Attorney General Letitia James. Asha Rangappa, a former FBI Special Agent and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele join.
Aug 11, 2022
FBI searches Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home in unprecedented raid
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 9th, and reports on the unprecedented FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's property, the history of prosecuting government officials for mishandling government secrets and what it may mean for Trump going forward. Former FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann and Former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen join.
Aug 10, 2022
Joe-mentum: Democrats tout climate and drug bill victory; Jan. 6 evidence sparks debate over indicting ex-president
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, August 8, 2022 and reports on the historic passage of President Biden’s climate and drug bill. Plus, a special report on the debate over indicting a former head of state, drawing on foreign and domestic precedent. Pollster Cornell Belcher, Civil rights activist Maya Wiley and Mother Jones’ David Corn join.
Aug 09, 2022
Alex Jones hit with millions in fines for Sandy Hook lies; White House Press Sec. on Biden win streak
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, August 4, 2022 and reports on right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hit with $4.1m in compensatory damages to Sandy Hook parents. Plus, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s recent win streak on climate, Al-Qaeda and more. Reporters Ben Collins, Will Sommer and Former Federal prosecutor Paul Butler join.
Aug 04, 2022
Deep red Kansas votes to protect abortion rights; DOJ subpoenas key Trump WH lawyer Cipollone
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, August 3 and reports on Kansas voters rejecting a state Constitutional amendment, protecting some abortion rights. Plus, the DOJ subpoenas Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, and a legal bombshell as Alex Jones is confronted by his own texts on the stand in his defamation trial. KS Rep. Sharice Davids and Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman join.
Aug 04, 2022
High stakes first election since fall of Roe; Fox News downplaying Al-Qaeda leader killing
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, August 2, and reports on the polls opening today in five states amid the first elections since the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Plus, new reporting on the NY probe of the Trump organization, Fox News downplaying the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri and Alex Jones confronted by Sandy Hook parents in court. Howard Dean and Yamiche Alcindor join.
Aug 03, 2022
US strike reportedly kills Al-Qaeda terrorist leader; Fox News continues to ‘bypass’ Trump
Breaking international news as President Biden is set to address the nation on a strike that reportedly killed Al-Qaeda terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Plus, the continuing schism between Fox News and Trump. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Ret. General Barry McCaffrey join.
Aug 02, 2022
Special report - “Inside Trump’s Election Plot”
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the evidence of actual, "criminal intent" by Trump and his aides, a requirement for any indictment and criminal trial, and documents eight different plots to overturn the 2020 election for this MSNBC Special Report, "Inside Trump's Election Plot." NYU Law professor Melissa Murray joins.
Jul 30, 2022
Breakthrough for Biden agenda as climate deal reached; Trump Fox News split continues
President Biden on the cusp of a major win for his agenda, as Senators Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer appear to have struck a deal on climate legislation. Plus, new DOJ evidence in criminal electors probe, and the continuing split between Fox News and Trump. WH Communications Director Kate Bedingfield and Chai Komanduri join.
Jul 29, 2022
DOJ asking witnesses about Trump in Jan 6 probe
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, July 27, and reports on the DOJ eyeing Trump. Former Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann responds. Former party chairs Howard Dean and Michael Steele talk about Murdoch’s Fox News ignoring Trump and comedian Samantha Bee joins The Beat.
Jul 28, 2022
Murdoch's Fox-NY Post empire turns on Trump as Ron Desantis surges; Alex Jones defamation trial begins
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, July 26, and reports on the new evidence emerging related to the Trump fake electors plot as well as Pence aides testifying before a grand jury. Plus, the continuing split among the Murdoch Fox News-NY Post media empire over Trump and reporting that indicates Murdoch now favors Ron DeSantis over Trump. Political strategist Chai Komanduri and Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen join.
Jul 27, 2022
Trump’s new Jan. 6 nightmare: Right-wing outlets turn on Trump as new evidence is revealed
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, July 25, and reports on the new Jan. 6 committee evidence revealing an unseen Trump draft speech and new testimony from Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Plus, new reports of some right-wing media outlets turning on Trump, and the scandal around Senator Josh Hawley. “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead and Retired Admiral Steve Abbot join.
Jul 26, 2022
Trump aide Bannon found guilty

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, July 22, and reports on the verdict in Trump ally Steve Bannon's criminal trial, Republican Senator Josh Hawley's hypocrisy, and the final Jan. 6 hearing. John Flannery and Joyce Vance join.

Jul 22, 2022
"He was watching TV": New testimony on Trump's inaction during riot

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, July 21, and reports on the final Jan. 6 hearing, Steve Bannon's criminal trial, and Donald Trump's potential criminal culpability. Nick Akerman and Mara Gay join.

Jul 21, 2022
Final hearing probes Trumps' "failure" to do anything to stop the insurrection

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, July 19, and reports on the final Jan. 6 hearing, the recently leaked memo putting scrutiny on the DOJ, the trial of Trump ally Steve Bannon, the Democratic lawmakers arrested at an abortion rights rally outside of SCOTUS, and climate change. Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Dick Durbin, Neal Katyal, and Chai Komanduri join.

Jul 20, 2022
Trump hid Jan. 6 march plan, showing illicit intent

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, July 18, and reports on Trump ally Steve Bannon's criminal trial, the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, rising temperatures across the globe, GOP attacks on gay marriage, and the rising prices across the U.S. David Corn, Juanita Tolliver and the Director of Biden's National Economic Council, Brian Deese, join.

Jul 18, 2022
Congress mulls subpoenaing Trump

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, July 14, and reports on the latest developments in the Jan. 6 probe, the new heat on the DOJ over probing Donald Trump, Steve Bannon's upcoming criminal trial, and the fight over abortion rights. Maya Wiley joins.

Jul 14, 2022
New calls to indict Trump amidst evidence he planned march

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, July 13, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, the renewed calls to indict Donald Trump for his role in planning the march on the Capitol that led to the insurrection, and the fight for abortion rights. Phoebe Bridgers joins. 

Jul 14, 2022
New: Trump planned Capitol march in advance

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, July 12, and reports on the new evidence in the Jan. 6 probe linking Donald Trump to the march on the Capitol that led to the insurrection and what this evidence means moving forward. David Kelley, Michelle Goldberg, and Andrew Weissmann join. 

Jul 13, 2022
Trump Sidekick Steve Bannon Surrenders to Panel Amid Growing Coup Evidence; Jan. 6 Rally Organizer Exclusive Interview
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Monday, July 11, and reports on Steve Bannon folding and saying he will testify before the House Jan. 6 committee. In a “Beat” exclusive interview, January 6 organizer Dustin Stockton, who worked closely with Bannon, joins Ari on the impact of the hearings and coordination between the Trump WH and rally organizers.
Jul 12, 2022
Trump White House counsel testifies for Jan. 6 committee

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, July 8, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, Elon Musk's Twitter deal, the fight for abortion rights, and protest anthems. Michael Hirschorn and John Flannery join.

Jul 09, 2022
Trump White House lawyer to testify before Jan. 6 committee

MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson fills in for MSNBC's Ari Melber to host "The Beat" on Wednesday, July 6, and reports on the latest in the Jan. 6 probe, the Trump criminal probe in Georgia, the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Akron, Ohio, and the clash over abortion rights. Elie Mystal and Melissa Murray join.

Jul 07, 2022
BONUS: Trump's secret Jan. 6 plot exposed

In this bonus podcast, MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber highlights his coverage of the Jan. 6 probe and his interviews with Trump allies like Peter Navarro and  Boris Epshteyn. Melber also features his conversations with an organizer of the Jan. 6 rally, Michael Cohen, and a witness from the Jan. 6 committee's first public hearing.

Jun 14, 2022
News from Ari: How to Listen to The January 6th Hearings

Ari Melber will be contributing to MSNBC’s special coverage of the January 6th Hearings this month, beginning on Thursday, June 9th. Good news: you can listen to the full hearings, plus the team’s analysis before and after each hearing, as podcasts. The episodes will be dropping into The Rachel Maddow Show feed. Head there now and hit “follow” so you don’t miss a moment:

Jun 09, 2022
BONUS: To end "Roe," GOP-appointed Justice says pregnant women were prosecuted in 1600s

The unprecedented leak of a draft opinion by Justice Alito to overturn abortion rights is stoking nationwide debate, as many advocates and commentators warned GOP-appointed Justices would take this approach despite pledging otherwise at confirmation hearings. Ahead of the Supreme Court's final decision on "Roe," MSNBC's Ari Melber highlights his reporting on the topic, including his breaking coverage of the issue from the steps of the Supreme Court and his interviews on the topic with Margaret Atwood, Cecile Richards, and Samantha Bee. 

Jun 09, 2022
BONUS: Music mogul Scooter Braun and Grammy-winning J Balvin on the music industry and more

In this special bonus podcast, MSNBC's Ari Melber spotlights his interviews with pioneering music manager turned multi-media mogul Scooter Braun and Grammy-winning Colombian artist J Balvin. Braun opens up to Melber about his unique approach to spotting and launching artists, as well as the current state of the music industry. J Balvin, who is managed by Braun, discusses the industry, as well as his album "Jose" and his advocacy for mental health.

May 28, 2022
BONUS: Tucker Carlson’s Debunked Conspiracy Theory Cited By Buffalo Shooting Suspect

In this bonus podcast, MSNBC's Ari Melber highlights some of his coverage of the racist conspiracy theory known as "great replacement theory." The theory is the xenophobic idea that racial and religious minorities will "replace" the white majority. While the theory used to be fringe, it has recently been amplified and repeated by some top conservatives, including Fox News' Tucker Carlson.

May 23, 2022
BONUS: Heat on Clarence and Ginni Thomas over bombshell texts, KBJ's historic confirmation and more

In this bonus podcast, MSNBC's Ari Melber highlights several conversations previously featured on "The Beat" that relate to the Supreme Court. Listeners will hear Melber's conversation with cult expert and mental health professional Dr. Steven Hassan, who discusses Ginni Thomas' relationship with the "cult" of QAnon and her past experience with the so-called cult of Lifespring; Melber's conversation with former Senator Barbara Boxer regarding Ginni Thomas' texts to Trump's Chief of Staff encouraging efforts to overturn the 2020 election; and, finally, Melber's conversation with Maya Wiley and former Senator Carol Moseley Braun about Ketanji Brown Jackson's historic confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Apr 12, 2022
BONUS: 'The answer is racism': Angie Martinez on bias against Black poetry & interviewing Obama & 2Pac

From Barack Obama hailing her as "The Voice of New York" to Snoop and Mary J Blige bringing her backstage at the 2022 Super Bowl, Angie Martinez has built herself into one of the most acclaimed radio hosts and interviewers in American music. The Grammy-nominated Martinez has established herself as an essential stop on rap and pop artists' roads to stardom, which is why she's sat with everyone from 2Pac and Biggie to Drake, Queen Latifah, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, and Ice Cube. In this in-depth interview with MSNBC anchor and music obsessive Ari Melber, Martinez shares her top 5 MCs recording right now (and presses Melber for his); reflects on the art and politics of 2Pac; explores the double standard and bias against Black poetry in hip hop; the accomplishments and challenges for women in the industry; and shares the best advice she's received about life.

Mar 18, 2022
BONUS: What does the 1st Amendment protect? Floyd Abrams on speech, war, tech & 'canceling'

Republicans in Florida and Texas passed new laws targeting technology companies for banning or "canceling" certain speech -- an uphill battle, as a federal judge blocked the Texas law as unconstitutional. Renowned free speech lawyer Floyd Abrams agrees, saying the new GOP laws violate the First Amendment because media and tech companies have the legal right to decide what to publish. Abrams, the "most sought-after First Amendment litigator of his generation," according to New York Times, speaks out on those laws, free speech in the digital age, reporter's privilege, his litigation against Rudy Giuliani and for Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump's "danger," and a range of legal and political issues in this wide-ranging interview with Ari Melber, who used to practice law with Abrams. 

Mar 08, 2022
BONUS: On Trump, 'Jeen-Yuhs' director breaks with Kanye; talks drive, talent & the retainers with Ari

From rebuking Pres. Bush over Hurrican Katrina, to backing Pres. Trump, to mounting his own brief run for President, Ye (formerly Kanye West) has made himself a controversial, unavoidable part of American politics, music, culture, fashion, social media, and business for decades. Two of his oldest collaborators and friends, Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah, explain their belief and fascination in the artist and billionaire entrepreneur Ye -- even amidst some disagreements over politics, values, and business -- as they unveil one of the most unusual, long-running documentaries ever made, Netflix's "jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy." The new film draws on hundreds of hours of previously unseen footage, 20 years in the making, which began when Simmons decided to devote years to filming a then-unknown music producer. In one of the most extensive, in-depth interviews about the project, Simmons and Ozah talk with MSNBC anchor and music obsessive Ari Melber about Ye; his relationship with them, other artists and his mother Donda - whom they knew well; the complex backstory of the project; the racial dynamics that Ye faced in the industry; their discussions about Drake narrating the film; how anyone can tap the lessons of passion and a "genius" mindset; and, on a lighter note, the way a young Ye's retainers figured into his early years. Ye is a complex artist and person who has proven controversial, maddening, gifted, and inspiring to so many people around the world. This bonus podcast explores some of the reasons for that, with people who have studied his life and work. 

Mar 08, 2022
BONUS: Legend George Clinton on politics, seeing UFOs, and playing funk in his 80s

In this bonus episode, P-Funk legend George Clinton joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber for an extended interview, discussing Cardi B, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and sampling; performing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; art in the COVID era; delaying his retirement; advice on longevity in music and life; and an encounter that informs his belief that there is life beyond earth. The discussion was taped in June 2021, after Clinton played in Central Park in one of the first performances after the pandemic. This bonus episode also includes Melber's Fallback Friday conversations with Clinton. 

Nov 12, 2021
BONUS: J Balvin on vaccines, surviving COVID, truth in music & new album 'Jose'

Grammy-winning Colombian artist J Balvin had an intense 2020 -- battling a severe COVID case that he says "almost killed" him; releasing a new album that went quadruple platinum and made him one of the most streamed artists of the year; beginning work on a new album "Jose" (Sept 2021); and continuing his advocacy for mental health and connecting with his growing global fan base. The Reggaeton icon opens up about all of it in this extensive, in-person interview with MSNBC anchor Ari Melber. 

Oct 22, 2021
BONUS: Gary Vaynerchuk on crypto, hustling, and why his critics are wrong

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with MSNBC's Ari Melber in this extensive interview to discuss how he got his start, what it means to be an entrepreneur in the digital age, his thoughts on bitcoin, NFTs, social media -- and why he thinks the establishment will "never" love him. Note: This video contains some adult language.

Oct 20, 2021
BONUS: "Stomach-turning": MAGA riot’s confederate flag rebuked by Fran Lebowitz

Writer Fran Lebowitz applies her iconic candor and wit to the insurrection, voter suppression, feminism, the news media, comedy — and why she says she’s not a pessimist, despite her reputation— in this wide-ranging interview, a new installment of The Summit Series with Ari Melber, featuring discussions with leaders at the summit of their fields. The series debuted in 2021 with Melber’s interview with Bill Gates.

Oct 01, 2021
BONUS: Lil Baby on BLM, the trap, Drake, White House visit and his drawl

In an extensive interview from his Atlanta studio, Lil Baby talks about music, his signature "drawl," his approach to success, the trap, why he rarely orders platinum plaques for his hits and what it meant to make Barack Obama's playlist and meet with Vice President Kamala Harris. The 26-year-old talks with MSNBC anchor and music lover Ari Melber, and answers "lightning round" questions about what he thinks of artists like Drake, Jay Z, Young Thug and Diddy.

Sep 27, 2021
BONUS: Ending the Drug War & corporate robbery with Russ, hip hop's leading DIY artist

In this bonus edition of "The Beat's" podcast, rapper, singer and author Russ discusses music, creativity, business and independent thinking in a wide-ranging discussion for “Mavericks with Ari Melber,” a series of interviews with leading artists, musicians and cultural icons. The two also discuss Russ’s marijuana business and related advocacy; his views on hip hop’s relationship with mafia films; controversies in the music industry from unfair contracts to alleged fake streaming; and several references to Russ’s lyrics also arise over the course of the conversation.

Sep 11, 2021
Bonus: "Strange Fruit": How Black Artists Defied U.S. Racism, Got It Right And Paid The Price

In a special in-depth report, Ari Melber goes through history and examines the way black artists and activists confronted racism and police brutality in their music and their own lives. Melber traces history from the works of Sam Cooke and Billie Holiday to N.W.A and 2Pac, and how many of their messages ring true today. Melber also looks at politicians who attacked these artists, demonizing their music and message. New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries joins for a special conversation on the report.

Jul 12, 2020
BONUS: Playwright Jeremy O. Harris talks to Ari Melber from his lockdown pad in London

In this bonus podcast episode, Playwright Jeremy O. Harris talks with MSNBC's Ari Melber on Instagram live.

May 17, 2020
BONUS: MSNBC's Ari Melber sits down with Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Vic Mensa

This bonus podcast episode features Ari Melber's extended interviews with 50 Cent and Vic Mensa.

May 10, 2020
BONUS: Coronavirus pandemic in the United States

In this special report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on Gates’ past warnings, his public health work, his repeated efforts to personally lobby Donald Trump on these issues, and potential implications for battling this pandemic – and the next one. Melber also reports on Dr. Fauci becoming a leader in the pandemic response, tips to combat the stress of coronavirus and talks with Grammy-nominated rapper Jeezy, who has released music for his fans to enjoy during the health crisis.

Apr 06, 2020
BONUS: DJ D-Nice and Melissa Etheridge encourage everyone to #StayHome to slow the spread of coronavirus

In this bonus podcast episode, DJ D-Nice joins MSNBC's Ari Melber to discuss his virtual party, "Club Quarantine," that has gone viral during the coronavirus social isolation period, gaining over 100 viewers. D-Nice talks teaming up with Michelle Obama to "party with a purpose."

Grammy and Oscar winning singer Melissa Etheridge tells Ari about her daily concerts she is now streaming on Facebook as a way to improve her “own mental health,” while she also hopes it gives others a “feeling of connection” and an approach to healing during the public crisis.

Mar 31, 2020
BONUS: Coronavirus pandemic

In this bonus podcast episode, medial experts and doctors join MSNBC's Ari Melber to report on the latest impact of the novel coronavirus. Ari also talks to the first coronavirus vaccine patient, from Washington. "Art of the Deal" co-author Tony Schwartz discusses not being overcome by fear during our new reality.

Mar 23, 2020
BONUS: From Trump's desperation to Drake's 'blackness,' Joe Budden opens up in candid interview

In this extensive interview, rapper and new media entrepreneur Joe Budden talks to MSNBC’s Ari Melber about music, politics, race, the danger of secrets and the power of therapy and personal growth. Budden responds to several video clips, ranging from his early days in hip hop to greatest hits from his popular music show “The Joe Budden Podcast.” Melber and Budden also discuss Drake’s musical career, his verse in “Sicko Mode” about Kanye West and other recent comments; Donald Trump’s history as a sometime hip hop socialite and frequently name-checked character in songs; the evolving meaning of the term “For The Culture,” and whether Budden’s role in hi hop now focuses more on being a rapper or a media interviewer.

Feb 02, 2020
BONUS: Ari Melber’s exclusive interviews with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Dave Chappelle

In this special podcast episode, MSNBC’s Ari Melber sits down with Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) to discuss his favorite artists, some of his provocative lyrics and why Dave Chappelle is one of “his dearest friends for life.” We also dig into the archives from Ari’s 2018 interview with Dave Chappelle and then Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous, to discuss why Chappelle decided to endorse a political candidate, followed by a deep analysis of Chappelle’s comedy in the Trump era.

Jan 12, 2020
BONUS: Full House to vote this week on impeaching Trump

MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber hosts "Impeachment: White House in Crisis"

Dec 16, 2019
BONUS: Impeachment Debate with Rep. Jeffries, Maya Wiley, Bush DOJ veteran and more

PODCAST EXCLUSIVE: Ari Melber hosts a live podcast event in NY on the night the House Intelligence probe wrapped up its scheduled impeachment hearings, featuring analysis and debate of the new evidence, road ahead, and legal burden of proof required to vote to impeach the President. Ari is joined by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries legal experts John Flannery, Maya Wiley, Berit Berger, and John Malcolm.

Nov 22, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber sits down with legendary group R.E.M. to discuss MONSTER, and secrets to music success without corporate compromises

In this bonus podcast episode, MSNBC's Ari Melber sits down with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills to reflect on the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed album "Monster." The two also tackle their battles with the music industry, the meaning behind some of their most famous lyrics and their national debut on David Letterman's show.

Nov 10, 2019
BONUS: Experts on if Trump could lead to Trump's removal from office
Nov 05, 2019
BONUS: Growing evidence in impeachment case as new witnesses testify

Ari Melber hosts a special series on MSNBC: 'Trump and Ukraine: The Impeachment Crisis'

Oct 21, 2019
BONUS: Honoring Biggie Smalls with Havoc, Ebro, Hakeem Jeffries, Ari Melber & more

In this special Beat podcast extra, anchor Ari Melber leads discussions to mark the 25th anniversary of "Ready to Die," the classic debut album by The Notorious B.I.G., which revitalized East Coast hip hop.  Ari leads a discussion of Biggie's musical legacy with his collaborator Havoc (Mobb Deep); Lord Finesse, who produced the iconic final track on Ready to Die; and former Editor in Chief of The Source, Kim Osorio. Then Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Hot 97’s Ebro Darden talk to Ari about the wider issues of hip hop, politics and civil rights. Part two of the discussion also includes Jeffries and Darden discussing the potential impeachment of President Trump, how the 2016 Trump campaign stoked racial tensions to get elected, and challenges facing both the Republican and Democratic parties to address racial discrimination in national policy. This is a recording is of a public event in Brooklyn, N.Y., and includes some explicit language.

Oct 06, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber breaks down the federal case that can stop Trump's immigration plan in its tracks

MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on The Flores Agreement, a decades-old court settlement that is now more important than ever. The case controls how immigrant minors are treated in detention -- and is central to Trump’s family separation crisis.  In this special report, Melber examines how Trump's immigration agenda is thwarted by this Clinton-era case, how Trump actually echoes Obama on the immigration ruling but differs on protecting human rights, and what Congress can do to reform the entire system. 

Sep 22, 2019
Bonus: Mavericks with Ari Melber: Lee Daniels gets emotional over Halle Berry's historic oscar

In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber's exclusive interviews with Hollywood director and producer Lee Daniels for Mavericks with Ari Melber – a series of in-depth conversations with artists, musicians and cultural icons.

Sep 15, 2019
BONUS: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Jon Batiste explains 'Make Jazz Great Again'

In this bonus episode, MSNBC's Ari Melber talks to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Jon Batiste to discuss his latest album, Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard. Batiste also opens up on working with Stevie Wonder, taking jazz from the streets of New Orleans to New York and growing up in New Orleans. 

Aug 18, 2019
BONUS: White supremacy and terrorism in America

In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber explore the the relationship between white supremacy and the rise of domestic terrorism in Ameirca

Aug 11, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber breaks down Mueller's historic testimony with Trump's personal lawyer

In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber breaks down Mueller's historic testimony in front of Congress and discuss the next steps for the President with Trump's personal lawyer. 

Jul 28, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber talks with fashion icons Dapper Dan and Andre Leon Talley

In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber's exclusive interviews with Dapper Dan and Andre Leon Talley.

Jul 21, 2019
BONUS: Dapper Dan talks to Ari Melber on MSNBC’s "Uncorked"

In this week's episode of "Uncorked," fashion icon Dapper Dan joins Ari Melber to discuss his influence on culture and his new book, "Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir."

Jul 14, 2019
BONUS: Vic Mensa on Trump's relationship with hip hop

Ari talks with Chicago musician Vic Mensa about Trump, child separation, and guns in America. Later, an exclusive discussion of the arch of Donald Trump's relationship with hip hop.

Jun 30, 2019
Uncorked: An Ari Melber Extra featuring George Packer

Award-winning writer George Packer on being backstage with Obama, U.S. diplomacy, and his new book, “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” about the controversial career and rocky life of the legendary diplomat.

Jun 23, 2019
BONUS: Nadler on Mueller, Trump open to collusion

This week, Ari interviews House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler about getting Mueller to testify, and Trump admits that he is open to foreign assistance in the 2020 election.

Jun 16, 2019
BONUS: Democrats debate impeachment

This week, the debate about whether Democrats should begin impeachment hearings for Trump is coming to a head as Democrats go on offense against Trump’s stonewalling. Also, a new book delves into the chaos and “psychodrama” of the Trump White House and purports to quote secret memos from within Mueller’s team.

Jun 09, 2019
BONUS: Mueller resigns with historic statement

Special Counsel Robert Mueller resigns from the DOJ speaks publicly for the first time in nearly two years. In his prepared statement, Mueller declares only Congress may “accuse” President Trump of wrongdoing, essentially handing off any next steps to Congress. Mueller also downplays testifying before Congress. Lastly, AG Barr and the Trump administration responds to Mueller’s public statement.

Jun 02, 2019
BONUS: Extended interview with Kamala Harris

Presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris is launching a new plan to close the gender wage gap, that would force corporations to prove they are paying equally across genders or face strict fines from the federal government. In a new interview with MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, Harris also discusses the Mueller report and Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr, noting Barr “has clearly demonstrated his bias in favor of the President and not in favor of Justice.”
Plus, listen to Harris' first interview on "The Beat", recorded in 2017. 

May 26, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber's extended interview with 6 members of Wu-Tang Clan

In this extended 2019 interview with Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, RZA, Masta Killa, U-God, Inspectah Deck and Cappadonna, MSNBC host Ari Melber asks them about their music, their interest in chess and martial arts films, politics in the age of Trump, and how they look at music and life after 25 years together. RZA brings up J. Cole’s middle child to discuss the different generations in hip hop, and several of the artists discuss how music can be a form of therapy for young people who don’t otherwise “have an outlet for anger, frustration, emotions, sadness.” This interview is a digital exclusive that was part of Wu-Tang Clan’s 2019 appearance on “The Beat with Ari Melber,” an MSNBC show coveting news, politics and culture, which included another segment that aired on TV.

May 19, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber explains the Mueller report

In this bonus podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber's reporting and analysis on the Mueller report, including a special break down of the two paths forward, outlined by Mueller in the Russia probe report and why Mueller may have referred to both the Congressional power of impeachment and the possibility for former Presidents to be indicted. Plus, listen to Ari Melber's interview with former Acting Solicitor General, Neal Katyal, who wrote the DOJ rules governing a Special Counsel and why he believes Trump is worse than Nixon. Then, a break down of how Trump’s Attorney General Bill Barr was busted for misleading the public. 

Apr 28, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber panel at 92Y

Mueller did “not exonerate” Trump, so what should Congress do? CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, ABC’s Sunny Hostin & NBC’s Ari Melber discuss in  rare joint appearance.
Two crucial questions facing the Mueller Report are: How much evidence of obstruction does it detail against Trump, and what – if anything – should Congress do about it? Some of the top legal analysts from several networks tackle these questions in a rare joint appearance hosted by the 92nd Street Y Community Center in Manhattan, held in the crucial period between Mueller finishing the Russia probe and the DOJ releasing a redacted version of his report.  The discussion is divided into four parts: What is known based on Mueller’s indictments; what is known about the report (before its released); what is known based on the conduct of Pres. Trump and A.G. Bill Barr; and how the “narrators” in the press and online have shaped public understanding of the Mueller probe. The event was led by MSNBC Anchor and Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber.  

Apr 14, 2019
BONUS: Jeru The Damaja & Just Blaze

In this exclusive podcast, listen to Ari Melber's interviews with hip hop legends, rapper Jeru the Damaja and producer Just Blaze. Brooklyn rapper Jeru The Damaja talks about coming up with Notorious B.I.G. in the 1990s -- shooting down rumors he was criticizing the late artist in his songs knocking materialistic rap – and lists off his top favorite MCs of all time. Just Blaze discusses his career working with top artists like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and more.

Apr 07, 2019
BONUS: Exclusive reporting on Mueller probe

In this bonus podcast episode, listen to MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber's reporting an analysis from the week Mueller's Russia probe came to an end and Trump's Attorney General Bill Barr released his summary of the report. Former Attorney General Eric Holder tells Melber he believes Barr has handled the report in the "wrong" way. Plus, in an interview on the first working day after Barr's summary was released, Melber interview's President Trump's personal lawyer and presses him on what "no exoneration" means. 

Mar 31, 2019
BONUS: Fmr. SDNY Chiefs say a President can be indicted

In this exclusive extra podcast, listen to Ari Melber's extended interviews with two former U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara and Benito Romano. Plus, in a special report, Melber, examines how despite claims that the Russia probe is a “witch-hunt”, Bob Mueller has proven to be one of the fastest and most effective Special Counsels in U.S. history, racking up indictments at the fastest pace since Watergate.

Mar 24, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber on the Mueller probe: The system worked

The Mueller probe has ended and Special Counsel Mueller has filed his report with Attorney General Bill Barr. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, breaks down what we know about the report so far and speaks to experts including two Members of Congress to learn more. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff responds to the news for the first time on "The Beat", telling Melber, AG Barr mus "live up to the commitment to be as transparent as possible" and release the report. Senator Richard Blumenthal says Congress must "subpoena the facts and evidence" including Grand Jury material if necessary. 

Mar 22, 2019
BONUS: Tee Grizzley & exclusive reporting on Stormy Daniels story

In this exclusive bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber's interview with rapper Tee Grizzley. Plus exclusive reporting from "The Beat" this week, Ari Melber learned House Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings is requesting documents from former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone., who alleges the network buried the Stormy Daniels story before the 2016 election.

Mar 17, 2019
BONUS: Extended interviews with Elizabeth Warren & John Turturro

In this exclusive bonus podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber's extended interview with actor John Turturro from HBO's "The Night Of"., a fun interview with designer Isaac Mizrahi and NBC's Craig Melvin. Plus, Melber's extended interview with 2020 Candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Mar 10, 2019
BONUS: The Breakfast Club

In this series of extended special interviews, MSNBC anchor Ari Melber talks to all three Breakfast Club hosts about their favorite and wildest interviews - from Diddy to Dick Gregory - whether hip hop helped Barack Obama become President, how prison impacted Meek Mill and how the hosts try to get interviews subjects to open up. The popular radio show’s hosts also respond to a Fox News attack on Sen. Kamala Harris for a moment from an interview with her, when she discussed smoking pot in college and what type of rap she listens to now. DJ Envy tells MSNBC anchor Ari Melber that the right wing attacks on Harris’s comments were “absolutely, positively lies.”

Mar 03, 2019
BONUS: Extended interview with Andrew McCabe

In a news-making interview with MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber, former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe details a secret, never-released letter by Trump linking the firing of James Comey to Russia; explains what he thinks the “worst thing” Trump has done in office; previews the impending Mueller Report; discusses whether Rod Rosenstein wrote a misleading memo to justify Trump firing James Comey and -- under persistent questioning -- McCabe goes farther than he did in his book to acknowledge his own “mistakes” in the Clinton email investigation.

30.10 - Listen to Mother Jones' David Corn's reaction and analysis to the interview.

34.00 - Listen to Ari Melber's analysis of McCabe's firing in 2018, when it happened.

Feb 24, 2019
BONUS: Anti-abortion ruing boomerangs on Sen. Susan Collins

In this bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber report on how the Supreme Court is effectively one vote away from eliminating access to abortion and how Senator Susan Collins, despite claiming to be a “pro-choice moderate” who supports Roe vs. Wade, has voted to confirm three Justices who just voted to limit a key abortion protection.

Feb 17, 2019
BONUS: Nancy Pelosi's viral "clap back"

In this week's exclusive extra, listen to Ari Melber's reporting from Trump's State of the Union and Democrat Stacey Abrams' response. Plus, comedian Sinbad joins to discuss Nancy Pelosi's viral "clap back" during Trump's address!

Feb 10, 2019
BONUS: Extended interview with Royce da 5'9"

0.00 - In this bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber's extended conversation with legendary rapper and hip hop artist, Royce da 5'9", discussing his childhood, hip hop’s historic relationship with Trump, working with Eminem and why he believes his new song “Cocaine” is the “most important” on the album.

9.00 - Catch Ari Melber's break down of a job crisis within the Trump White House: proof that the Trump administration struggles to hire and keep White House employees.

Feb 03, 2019
BONUS: Ari Melber interviews 4 key Mueller witnesses

In this bonus podcast, listen to Ari Melber's entire unprecedented exclusive interview with 4 key witnesses involved in Bob Mueller’s Russia probe. The witnesses – Jerome Corsi, Sam Nunberg, Michael Caputo and Carter Page – are each linked to President Trump, are each directly involved in the Russia probe and have each given testimony to Federal investigators. Topics in the wide-ranging interview included Roger Stone, Trump Tower Moscow, the question of Russian collusion and possible additional indictments.

Jan 27, 2019
BONUS: Women in Congress

In this exclusive podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber's midterms panel with 8 women candidates from both sides of the aisle running for Congress, plus more from his catch up with four of those candidates - three of whom are now starting their first terms in Congress!

Jan 20, 2019
BONUS: The Office that could threaten Trump more than Mueller.

In this bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber's special report on the Federal Office that could pose a bigger threat to Trump's interests than even the Mueller probe. Plus, hear from two people who used to work with Trump, give their insight into his personality and business acumen. Trump's "Art of the Deal" co-author, Tony Schwartz, tells Ari Melber: "As a Dealmaker, he is really one of the worst I've ever come across".

Jan 13, 2019
BONUS: Trump gets destroyed over broken promise that Mexico would fund wall.

In this weekend bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber break down how Trump is violating his own campaign promise by shutting down the Government over border wall funding. Melber walks through how Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall and is now breaking his pledge and trying to pass on the bill to U.S. taxpayers. Melber also walks through how Trump’s entire career was built on selling the hoax of “something for nothing” and this same pattern is now being politicized through the border wall funding battle.

Jan 06, 2019
BONUS: A$AP Ferg on trapping, hustling, drugs and why rap beefs "aren't real"

In a bonus podcast episode, listen to Ari Melber's conversation with rapper A$AP Ferg. Ferg talks to MSNBC anchor Ari Melber about music, trapping, hustling, criminal justice and what many people don’t understand about rap beefs -- including the long-running feud between Drake and Pusha T. He also discusses how artists can best push for criminal justice reform, including addressing reports that Meek Mill considered meeting with the Trump administration about reform. Ferg also opens up about his mother’s advice to avoid drugs.

Following that, stay tuned for a special edition of "Fallback" with SNL's Chris Redd and the Today Show's Craig Melvin, calling out who or what they think needs to fall back for the whole of 2018.

Dec 30, 2018
BONUS: Ari, Maya Wiley, Nick Akerman holiday special

Listen to Ari Melber discuss how the Mueller probe progressed in 2018 and what will be the key issues in 2019 with friends of "The Beat", attorney Maya Wiley and Watergate Prosecutor Nick Akerman. Wiley and Akerman also talk about a whirlwind year of being regular guests on cable news as legal analysts. Wiley dishes on how getting recognized on the street in New York, being followed on Twitter by musician Vince Staples and having Cher call her a "queen" has made her kids respect her more!

Dec 23, 2018
BONUS: House of Cards actor Boris McGiver

In this exclusive extra podcast, listen to Ari Melber's extended interview with House of Cards actor Boris McGiver, where they discuss the latest season of the hit Netflix show, filming a scene with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and his acting process, including working with directors like Steven Spielberg.

Dec 09, 2018
BONUS: Full interview with Mueller witness Jerome Corsi

In this week's bonus episode, listen to Ari Melber's entire blockbuster interview with Jerome Corsi, a key witness in the Mueller probe and an associate of Roger Stone. Corsi admits to Melber that he lied to Congress, that he tried to get stolen Clinton emails back to the Trump campaign in 2016, that he “absolutely” intended to help the Trump campaign by doing so, that he told Roger Stone about John Podesta’s emails and that his lawyers are still communicating with Trump’s legal team “as if” there is a joint legal defense. Ari Melber also presses Corsi on being a leader of the “birther movement” which Ari describes as a “total and complete lie” and asks him whether he is auditioning for a Trump pardon by bringing the subject of pardons up during the interview.

Dec 02, 2018
BONUS: The Mueller probe and the blue wave

In this special podcast extra, listen to some of the biggest Mueller probe stories over the past week. With Democrats taking control of the House after the midterm blue wave, Ari Melber examines how the shift in power could have wider implications for President Trump, his associates and the probe.

Nov 18, 2018
BONUS: Ari Melber and Lawrence O'Donnell on midterm blue wave

Listen to Ari Melber bust the myth of a "divided" electorate in this week's bonus episode, showing how the 2018 midterm election was the largest "blue wave" in 40 years. Lawrence O'Donnell also joins for this week's extra, to discuss America's growing Democracy deficit and how the media should never forgive itself for failing to adequately call out Trump's birther movement as a lie.

Nov 11, 2018
BONUS: Ari, Maya Wiley and Liz Plank at 92nd Street Y

Listen to Ari Melber, Maya Wiley and Liz Plank's full conversation at the 92nd Street Y in New York, where they discussed the upcoming midterm elections, the Russia probe, how media companies cover the Trump administration and more!

Nov 04, 2018
BONUS: Stories you may have missed this week

Ari Melber breaks down some of the most important stories from last week, including a bombshell "New York Times" report about President Trump is using a personal iPhone that has been hacked by Russian and Chinese spies (0.00). Next, is Ari's breakdown of how Obamacare is now apparently so successful, that Republicans are running on parts of it ahead of the midterms, even though they voted to repeal it (7.15). Finally, Ari's interview with lead MC of "The Roots", discussing criminal justice reform (15.15).

Oct 28, 2018
BONUS: Extended interview with Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice Walker

In a podcast exclusive, listen to Ari Melber's extended interview with Pulitzer Prize winning author, Alice Walker. Walker learns for the first time during the interview that hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar quoted her lyrics in the song "Alright" and says she believes President Trump has "an inferiority complex", particularly when it comes to former President Barack Obama.

Oct 21, 2018
BONUS: Extended interview with 50 Cent

This week's special bonus episode features Ari Melber's entire extended interview with legendary hip hop artist, 50 Cent, including more of the discussion that what aired on TV. Plus, a special behind-the-scenes conversation about young artists and his relationship with Tekashi69.

Oct 07, 2018
BONUS: The Brett Kavanaugh hearings

Ari Melber walks through the key points of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process and breaks down what the public learned about Kavanaugh's character in his latest testimony before the Senate.

Sep 30, 2018
BONUS: John Kerry and

Listen to more from Ari Melber's interviews with former Secretary of State, John Kerry and musician from "The Black Eyed Peas".

Sep 23, 2018
BONUS: Why Paul Manafort pleaded guilty and flipped

President Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has flipped, pleading guilty in the Mueller probe and agreeing to cooperate fully with prosecutors. Manafort is the highest-ranking former Trump official to plead guilty and was involved in the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians. Listen to the top reporting and analysis from "The Beat" this week, to understand how this story unfolded.

Sep 16, 2018
BONUS: Trump Supreme Court nominee's fiery hearings

Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, faced fiery hearings in Washington D.C. Listen to more of Ari Melber's reporting from Capitol Hill and analysis from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Legal Defense Fund's Sherrilyn Ifill, President of Naral, Ilsye Hogue and NPR's Nina Totenberg

Sep 09, 2018
BONUS: Full extended interview with Sen. Elizabeth Warren

In this week's podcast extra, listen to Ari Melber's full extended interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren, where they discussed Sen. Warren's plan to take on corruption in politics, why she believes the Trump administration is "the most corrupt administration in living memory", what can be done to help Puerto Rico alleviate the debt crisis and the guilty plea and conviction of Trump associates Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.

Sep 02, 2018
BONUS: Steve Bannon's full interview with Ari Melber

In an exclusive interview, Steve Bannon sits down one-on-one with Ari Melber for his first ever interview on MSNBC. Bannon outlined, among other subjects: his new plans for the midterm elections and why he thinks impeachment is on the ballot; why he is critical of parts of the Trump administration’s economic program; his views of Bob Mueller and the Russia probe; his thoughts on Trump’s gender gap with women voters; and his opinion of the president’s response to the 2017 Charlottesville riot. During the interview, Bannon said for the first time that he has raised over $5 million for his midterm effort, confirmed he did sign an N.D.A. for Trump (but was not paid for it), and that it would be a problem if Donald Trump did know about the Trump Tower meeting in advance.

Aug 18, 2018
BONUS: Julian Assange associate Randy Credico's journey to a Mueller probe subpoena

This week "The Beat" reported exclusively that Special Counsel Mueller planned to subpoena Julian Assange associate, Randy Credico. In today's podcast bonus episode, Ari Melber examines Credico's news-making appearances on the show, from describing Mueller's agents confronting him in New York, to revealing that Julian Assange was "ready" to meet with Rep. Adam Schiff.

Aug 12, 2018
BONUS: Trump "Art of the Deal" co-author, Tony Schwartz

In this bonus episode, listen exclusively to Ari Melber's extended interviews with Trump's "Art of the Deal" co-author Tony Schwartz, recorded as part of a new series on the show called "State of Mind", where we dig into deeper issues of emotion, mental health and happiness particularly as they intersect with politics.

Aug 05, 2018
BONUS: ‘The Beat’ anniversary special with Michael Avenatti and Liz Plank

Ari Melber reflects on the first year of ‘The Beat’ on MSNBC with regular guests and friends of the show, Attorney Michael Avenatti and Vox Media’s Liz Plank. Michael Avenatti goes into more detail about his relationship with the media, why he is following Donald Trump’s lead in communicating with people through social media and why he’s not ruling out running for office. Liz Plank also comments on how both Democrats and the media must look to the success of candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who defeated incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in a New York primary and the particular way they use social media to reach voters.

Jul 29, 2018
BONUS: Ex-Fox analyst Ret. Col. Ralph Peters calls Trump a "slave" of Putin

In this bonus episode, listen to two interviews with Ret. Col. Ralph Peters, who has worked against the Russian military and who quit Fox News over its coverage of President Trump. Peters explains why he views Trump's actions at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "treason" and examines the impact Fox News has had on being a "propaganda machine" for Trump.

Jul 22, 2018
BONUS: Michael Avenatti extended interview

In a podcast exclusive, hear an extended version of Ari Melber's latest interview with lawyer Michael Avenatti, including his response to Michael Cohen hiring Clinton loyalist, Lanny Davis as his lawyer. Plus, hear more from a previous interview, where Michael Avenatti first discussed his view that Michael Cohen would flip.

Jul 15, 2018
BONUS: Law & Order star Sam Waterston talks to Ari Melber about defending Mueller

In this podcast exclusive, hear Ari Melber's extended conversation with Law & Order star Sam Waterston, where they discussed Waterston's campaign to defend Special counsel Mueller and the Russia probe, how he's following in his father's footsteps by launching the effort and how he channelled what people want out of the justice system in the way he played his role.

Jul 01, 2018
BONUS: Dave Chappelle talks to Ari Melber about why he’s getting into politics for the first time

Comedian Dave Chappelle is getting personally involved in politics for the first time in his career, by endorsing his friend and candidate for Governor of Maryland, Ben Jealous. Chappelle and Jealous join Ari Melber to discuss Trump, Chappelle’s Emmy award-winning SNL monologue and why he’s endorsing a candidate for the first time.

Jun 24, 2018
BONUS: Ari talks NFL protests, racism in the Trump era & music in an extended discussion with Hot 97 DJs Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez

In a special edition of “The Beat” Ari Melber speaks with hosts from Hot 97, the no. 1 hip hop radio in New York. The hosts debate the biggest stories in politics and hip hop, including Trump’s obsession with rap artists and how hip hop music responds to American issues like gun violence and criminal justice. Ebro breaks down the controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national album, noting the acceptance of black men using “their bodies to entertain" but not to advocate for their communities.

Jun 17, 2018