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 28, 2020 26 min

As Covid cases surge, countries across Europe are considering re-entering lockdown. Gulf states are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Zeta--the fifth named storm to hit Louisiana alone this year. And great news for L.A. Dodgers fans: the team won the World Series last night! Bad News for L.A. Dodgers players: their covid-positive teammate insisted on joining in on the celebration. An unwitting participant in the Borat sequel i...

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October 27, 2020 18 min

We’re just a week out from election day, and several states are still trying to figure out what’s going on with their absentee ballots. Philadelphia police are reviewing body camera footage after officers shot and killed a mentally ill black man armed with a knife, while his parents want to know why a taser wasn’t used instead. Emily Ratajowski reveals she’s pregnant and will not be sharing the gender with anyone, thankyouverymuch....

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October 26, 2020 26 min

Has the White House just given up on controlling Covid-19, and what exactly went down during President Trump’s dustup with Lesley Stahl on 60 minutes? Bette Midler says not only is “Hocus Pocus 2” actually happening, but that she and the other Sanderson sisters will be in it! Did you know Dame Judi Dench once gave mouth-to-mouth to a fish? And Kal Penn on engaging with young voters and why he was hesitant to a role on “Designated S...

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October 23, 2020 25 min

A 19-year-old busted with a car full of guns and explosives was seriously considering killing Joe Biden. Colorado’s wildfires are only getting worse and, shocker, it might be because of climate change. Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat sequel is out on Amazon Prime, and the film’s star had a special message for Rudy Giuliani. Matthew McConaughey turned down an obscene payday after he decided he was done with romcoms for good. Ariana Grande...

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October 22, 2020 25 min

Iran is allegedly circulating some weird emails to American voters. Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination before the Senate is official while Democrats boycotted it. Barack Obama’s new stump speech should be a Netflix standup comedy special. ABC really should have given Shonda Rhimes that Disney pass she wanted. And Jezebel’s Joan Summers joins us to talk about Chris Pratt maybe being a Republican or not.

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October 21, 2020 25 min

The Senate is for sure not going to be passing COVID-19 relief ahead of the election. Mama mia! — Pope Francis says he’s okay with same-sex civil unions in a new documentary. Dolly Parton made Stephen Colbert — and us! — cry with an impromptu serenade. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar raised awareness about voting while playing the smash game “Among Us” on Twitch. And BuzzFeed News reporter Clarissa-Jan Lim joins us to...

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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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