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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October 20, 2020 24 min

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against Google this morning, saying the tech giant is clinging to its monopoly on search and search advertising. Uber really wants Californians to vote against making them treat their employees like employees. Jeff Bridges went full The Dude to share some bummer news on Twitter. And Caroline Giuliani, daughter of Rudy Giuliani, talked with us about her fire piece in Vanity Fair last...

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October 19, 2020 26 min

Rudy Giuliani’s push to embarrass Biden before the election includes...texts that show how much he loves his son. Dr. Anthony Fauci gave his honest opinion about the country’s COVID-19 response and the president was not a fan. Issa Rae absolutely killed it in her Saturday Night Live debut. A Zamb-, er, an ice resurfacer caught fire and what a metaphor for this year. And BuzzFeed News’s Scaachi Koul is with us to talk about how the ...

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October 16, 2020 22 min

Trump and Biden’s dueling town halls were...pretty dang different, let’s put it that way. The White House has turned down California’s request for disaster aid despite last month’s fires being the most destructive in state history. Stevie Nicks said that if it she hadn’t had an abortion, there would be no “Fleetwood Mac.” And BuzzFeed’s own Stephen LaConte is with us to dole out even more of his world-class advice in a new “DM 911....

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October 15, 2020 24 min

Joe Biden’s campaign is rolling in dough — but Sen. Kamala Harris is quarantining after two members of her staff tested positive for the coronavirus. Poverty has risen big time as the economic impact of the pandemic hits some people harder than others. Rose McGowan says her criticism of the “Charmed” reboot has nothing to do with race and...sure, Jan. And we have Andy Slavitt, the former head of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicar...

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October 14, 2020 24 min

Breonnna Taylor’s boyfriend gave his first interview about what happened the night Louisville police killed her. The Supreme Court says that the Trump administration can wrap up its census count in the next few days. We’re getting a prequel for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and the cast looks amazing. What happens when a second grade class is left alone on Zoom when their teacher disconnects? Listen to find out! And yes, everyone is talking...

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October 13, 2020 24 min

The race for a coronavirus vaccine hit a slight snag as Johnson and Johnson paused its Stage 3 trial in the US. California’s GOP has placed illegal ballot drop-off boxes — but can’t say where or how many. Megan Thee Stallion wrote an op-ed calling on folks to stand up for Black women. The stars of the OG “Charmed” are mad at the stars of the reboot of “Charmed” and we have to say, we are not charmed. And host of “The Bachelor” fran...

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October 12, 2020 25 min

Day one of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings went about as well as one could expect. Thousands of North Carolina ballots are in limbo following a federal court ruling there. “Saturday Night Live” this weekend has left us utterly broken, in both good and bad ways. And BuzzFeed News White House reporter Kadia Goba talks to us about working at the White House when it’s ground zero of a coronavirus outbreak ...

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It’s been a heck of a week. And it’s not over yet for Louisiana, which has to deal with Hurricane Delta making landfall. Rapper Tory Lanez has been charged in LA for shooting Meghan Thee Stallion this summer. Mindy Kaling had a secret baby last month?! We just learned that Barbie has a vlog on YouTube and friends...it’s very good. And the legendary Gloria Estefan is with us to talk about her family’s spin-off of the hit Facebook Wa...

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October 8, 2020 28 min

The FBI says it’s foiled an alleged right-wing plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. After getting spotted on TikTok during a weekend of partying in ‘Bama, country music star Morgan Wallen got cut from his appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” TikTok musical theater nerds have created a thing of beauty. And BuzzFeed News politics writer and editor Katherine Miller joins us to break down last night’s Vice Presidential debate...

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October 7, 2020 28 min

The Department of Justice absolutely wanted kids taken away from their parents at the border in 2018, according to a draft inspector-general report. Sorry, no stimulus before the election, Trump says, to literally everyone’s dismay and confusion. A Texas county is actually charging Netflix with a felony for its promotion of the French movie “Cuties.” Our audio engineer Dan has a fitting tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen. And scre...

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October 6, 2020 26 min

Trump is back in the White House and wants you to know that you shouldn’t let the coronavirus dominate your life! (We are going to die.) Meanwhile, the CDC finally says, yes, the coronavirus can spread in the air across more than six feet. So, again, great timing, Mr. President. Rihanna had to apologize for using a song that samples a sacred Islamic text in her recent fashion show. And BuzzFeed News science reporter Stephanie Lee i...

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October 5, 2020 32 min

What. A. Weekend. We still don’t know exactly how sick President Trump is after he was checked into Walter Reed Military Hospital, thanks to some very unhelpful briefings. Megan Thee Stallion made a hell of a statement on “SNL” this weekend. There’s women working on all the cool nerd stuff you love, and in her new Twitch streaming show “WomenR,” Felicia Day is showing them off. And THEN we challenge Felicia to one of our HARDEST EV...

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October 2, 2020 29 min

President Donald Trump, after months of downplaying the threat, has COVID-19. It’s a development that upends what was already set to be a chaotic final sprint to Election Day. We also have new audio of Melania Trump all but saying “fuck Christmas.” Thankfully, this year’s “Savage x Fenty” show is here for us, so all blessings to Rihanna. And BuzzFeed’s Stephen LaConte delivers some much needed advice in a new edition of “DM 911” — ...

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October 1, 2020 25 min

President Trump was in Minnesota and warned his very white audience that Biden wants to make the whole state a refugee camp and got them to boo Somalis because racism. Millions of Americans are in danger of having their utilities shut off due to the economic recession. Chrissy Teigen shared her grief on Instagram and got a lot of love and sympathy in return. And with a wave of evictions still looming, culture writer Kovie Biakolo i...

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September 30, 2020 25 min

The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden was, to directly quote a CNN reporter, “a shitshow.” And that’s how President Trump apparently wanted it. Oh, also he refused to condemn white supremacists directly. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans had players test positive for COVID-19 and Disney is laying off 28,000 park and cruise employees. So it was a bit of a relief to flash back to the awkward, amazing years of...

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September 29, 2020 29 min

 Over a million people worldwide have died of COVID-19. It may shock you to learn that Trump was not doing great financially when “The Apprentice” first aired. We’re apparently getting a sequel to last year’s remake of “The Lion King,” this time directed by Barry Jenkins? FarmVille is finally withering on the vine at the end of this year. And we’re joined by Imara Jones, the host of the new TransLash podcast, about creating space f...

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September 28, 2020 26 min

President Trump only paid $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017, according to the New York Times. (Yes, that is $750, not $750 million or even $750 thousand.) Judge Amy Coney Barrett is Trump’s third pick for the Supreme Court and the Senate is set to hit the pedal to the floor to confirm her. (You can read all about her recent rulings here.) Mariah Carey was secretly doing vocals for an alt-rock band in the 1990s and we’re kinda s...

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September 25, 2020 17 min

President Trump announced a plan to give old people free money for their prescriptions. (The money will supposedly arrive just before the election, two things that are totally not related.) Immigrant women in ICE detention say a doctor performed gynecological procedures on them without their consent. Lizzo is actually pretty done with the “body positivity” movement and we can’t really blame her. And these Hungarian-Canadian wrestle...

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September 24, 2020 29 min

Protests broke out across the country, along with waves of sadness and exhaustion, with the news that nobody would be charged for Breonna Taylor’s death. Former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestants would like the fans to please, if they could, be less racist, that’d be great. We believe that everyday should be Bi Visibility Day, and so we bring to you our Salute to Bisexuals. And there’s a lot of lurid things about the Jeffrey Epstein ...

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September 23, 2020 24 min

None of the cops that shot Breonna Taylor were charged over her death. The Senate GOP investigated the Bidens actions towards Ukraine and found...nothing new. BTS fans have been breaking records donating to public radio stations after the group played NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. And Anne Helen Peterson, author of the new book “Can’t Even: How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation,” is here to talk about why we’re also so damn tire...

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