News O'Clock

News O'Clock

Get the good, the bad, and the “wait, what???” of everything happening online & IRL each day. Hosted by Hayes Brown and Casey Rackham, dropping every weekday evening.... Show More

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September 17, 2020 26 min

The Department of Justice reportedly looked into charging officials in Portland and Seattle this summer as protests were ongoing. The newest “American Girl” doll is from the distant past aka 1986. We’ve discovered the new-ish kids movie “Anastasia: Once Upon A Time” and it’s broken our brains. And we talked with Dr. Jenn Conti — co-host of “The V-Word” — about why it’s still so hard for women to get treated for their medical needs....

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September 16, 2020 24 min

President Trump held a town hall last night and it went...well, it went. Hurricane Sally decided that she was going to linger on the Gulf Coast and is already doing tons of damage. Madonna is going to be co-writing and directing her own biopic. Cardi B and Offset are donezo after three years of marriage. And the Department of Health and Human Services usually lets the CDC just do its thing. But as Politico healthcare reporter Sarah...

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September 15, 2020 30 min

Louisville has agreed to pay Breonna Taylor’s family $12 million in a settlement that also includes police reforms. The family of Carol Baskin’s missing husband bought an ad that aired during her first episode of “Dancing With The Stars.” Chris Evans finally said something about that picture...you know the one. You have the chance to “help” Hayes and Casey drink homemade Dew-garitas. And we talk with Dr. Ayana Johnson, co-host of t...

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September 14, 2020 23 min

Naomi Osaka won the US Open while wearing facemasks featuring the names of Black victims of police brutality. TikTok has chosen its US partner and uh, sure, that was a choice? Big Plastic apparently has been lying to us about recycling for decades. The best TikTok currently on your timeline is from an actual paleontologist. And 2020 is shaping up to be a lost year for people of all ages, something BuzzFeed News explored in six prof...

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The first year of the 2020s has left us all asking: How will we move forward from here? Join Pete Buttigieg, former presidential candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, in conversation with leading activists, politicians, authors, scholars, entertainers and more to confront America’s greatest challenges and discuss the ideas and actions that will shape the times we are about to live through.

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September 11, 2020 22 min

Oregon’s wildfires are, uh, intense and have caused over half a million people to evacuate already. A CDC study says that even outdoor dining may carry a higher risk of COVID-19 infection. Kate Winslet def regrets working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski. And we talk with Washington Post columnist Alyssa Rosenberg about what TV is going to look like as shows start wrapping the coronavirus into their plot lines. 


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September 10, 2020 21 min

A whistleblower told Congress that the Department of Homeland Security is trying to manipulate intelligence reports to match Trump’s beliefs. More than 29 million people are receiving unemployment benefits in the US. Niecy Nash’s love is the very queer story we need right now. Facebook is rolling back the clock to 2004 as it launches “Facebook Campus.” And with the western US on fire, we thought it was a good idea to talk with ProP...

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September 9, 2020 27 min

President Trump knew how deadly the coronavirus is back in February — and there’s tape to prove it. The Oscars will start requiring diversity for movies to get a Best Picture nomination...eventually. Casey needs help trying to decide if a Reddit post about a husband catfishing his wife is real. And Trump reportedly called military members who died in combat “losers” and “suckers” for serving — we spoke with Defense One reporter Kat...

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We’re back from hiatus and the world has kept on at it, apparently. A gender reveal party sparked one of the more than two dozen wildfires California is currently fighting. Lupita Nyongo issued a heartbreaking statement over Chadwick Boseman’s death. BTS is topping the charts for the second week in a row — but “Jurassic World: Dominion” stars Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum are gunning for that spot. And we’re fortunate to speak with w...

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 It’s our last day of summer break! And for our final flashback, we’ve got two classic interviews lined up. Today includes Business Insider columnist Manny Fidel about why “white savior movies” are, uh, not what we need as a culture right now. We also have a throwback to Pride Month with Bobby Berk and Tan France of Netflix’s “Queer Eye.” Come take a listen as we talk about their hit show and what it meant to them that the Black Li...

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 A double dose of pop culture conversations in today’s flashbacks! First, we dust off our roundtable conversation with television writer Alanna Bennett about how we should handle TV shows and movies that used blackface. And then, we look back at our chat with Bleacher Report’s Master Tesfatsion on why the Chicago Bulls/Michael Jordan documentary series “The Last Dance” resonated so hard with audiences. 

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September 2, 2020 25 min

Our summer flashbacks roll on with today’s look back at two more classic interviews. First up, we talked to Brian Baumgartner — aka Kevin from “The Office” — when his podcast “An Oral History of the Office” first premiered. (Plus, we got to ask him about That Chili Scene.) Then, we take a trip back to June, when we spoke with two former CrossFit gym owners about the infamous Zoom call that led to the company’s CEO stepping down.

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September 1, 2020 25 min

 It’s day two of our hiatus week! And our classic interviews today are pretty great. First, we Bob the Drag Queen, talking about her HBO show “We’re Here” and why more Black cis men need to say trans lives matter. Then we have our chat with the fabulous Jenny Slate about her movie “Sunlit Night” and her decision to step away from her role on Netflix’s “Big Mouth.” 

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August 31, 2020 22 min

Hey, guys! We’re taking a bit of a recharge week, but we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss us too badly. So we’ve got some of our favorite interviews from the last few months lined up to share with you all week! First up, we have our chat with Issa Rae from when her Netflix romcom “The Lovebirds” premeried. (We also had a great chat about our favorite romcoms with her!) We also wanted to go back to our talk with business editor a...

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The Republican National Convention wrapped up at the White House with another dire set of warnings from the president and his allies — and a few surprisingly heartfelt moments. Thousands attended a new March on Washington to speak out against police violence. Christina Aguilera dropped a new version of “Reflection” ahead of the live-action “Mulan.” And we have BuzzFeed’s favorite adviser disher-outer Stephen LaConte back with us to...

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August 27, 2020 27 min

The NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks kicked off a wildcat strike in support of Black Lives Matters protesters — one that spread across the league and the sports world. A 17-year-old obsessed with law enforcement was arrested for shooting two protesters in Kenosha, WI. The CDC changed its recommendations for who should get tested for COVID-19. 👀 “Ammonite” is the sad, gay scientist film that we crave. And we talk to BuzzFeed News’ Megh...

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August 26, 2020 22 min

Two people were shot dead after armed civilians clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters in Wisconsin. The power of the federal government is being used as a campaign prop for President Trump. Kate McKinnon is going to be Carol Baskin in a new NBC show. And we talk with BuzzFeed News White House reporter Kadia Goba about just who the Republican National Convention is targeting with its message, how they’re (mostly) ignoring the p...

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August 25, 2020 28 min

The first night of the Republican National Convention sure did occur! Hurricane Laura might hit the Gulf coast as a Category 3 storm. The cast of “The West Wing” is having a reunion special ahead of the election. We bring you another edition of “No Bad News.” And Rainn Wilson is with us to talk about his mini-documentary series “An Idiot’s Guide to Climate Change,” why we need to get serious if we’re going to fix this planet, and w...

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August 24, 2020 24 min

TikTok is suing the Trump administration ahead of next month’s threatened ban. The FDA cleared a COVID-19 treatment for use...after it’s already being used to so-so effect. Vanessa Bryant had an emotional tribute to Kobe on his first birthday after his death . The Snyder Cut of “Justice League” is going to be four hours long. And we talk with Ritu Arya, one of the breakout favorites from season two of “The Umbrella Academy” about h...

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August 21, 2020 18 min

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden went all in on empathy during his acceptance speech. Almost two dozen wildfires are actively burning in California — and COVID-19 is affecting the state’s incarcerated firefighters. Megan Thee Stallion explained why she didn’t immediately tell the police she’d been shot. “The Great British Bake-Off” has finished filming its latest season, despite the pandemic! And Sen. Tom Carper had a bit ...

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