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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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July 10, 2020 23 min
The World Health Organization now says “um, maybe COVID-19 can spread as an aerosol, I guess!” Goya’s CEO praised President Trump at the White House and now there’s a boycott of the brand. Casey does her valiant best to guess when the heck some of the biggest events of 2020 actually happened. And BuzzFeed News court reporter Zoe Tillman breaks down what yesterday’s big Supreme Court decisions on Trump’s taxes will mean for the elec...
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July 9, 2020 23 min
The Supreme Court ended this year’s term with a bang, issuing three historic decisions. The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing a Black blues singer over use of the name “Lady A.” Former Glee star Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead after a likely swimming accident. And we’re joined by New Statesman editor and author Emily Tamkin to discuss her new book about billionaire George Soros’ influence on the world and the...
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July 8, 2020 22 min
 The Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration can allow businesses not to cover birth control in their insurance plans. More than 3 million people in the US have had COVID-19. Demi Lovato opened up about why she left the Disney Channel. Kids have a new way to pretend that they’re on a phone call and it’s destroying us inside. And we talk to Deb Perelman, creator of the Smitten Kitchen cooking blog, about her New York Times...
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July 7, 2020 23 min
Brazil’s President has tested positive for COVID-19 after doing everything in his power to downplay COVID-19. ICE warns that international students at colleges staying online-only this fall need to leave the country. Halle Berry apologized for considering taking a role as a trans character. And we talk to the inimitable Jenny Slate about her upcoming film, The Sunlit Night, her decision to step away from the biracial character she ...
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President Trump is going all-in on making “statues good, protesters bad” his central campaign theme. Uber is offering over $2 BILLION to buy the delivery app Postmates. Hayes gets really excited about how a certain bird call has changed over time; Casey is less impressed. And we talk with the Washington Post’s William Wan about how even as the coronavirus ravages the U.S., drug overdose cases are spiking around the country. Learn ...
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The FBI arrested the late Jefferey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and charged her with luring the minors he allegedly assaulted. Today’s job numbers were good — with a pretty big caveat. Kim Kardashian? Not a billionaire, despite what Kanye says. We put our producer’s non-existent knowledge of “Hamilton” to the test ahead of its Disney+ premiere. And we ask NY Times cybersecurity correspondent Sheera Frenkel why hundreds of companies ...
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July 1, 2020 25 min
Some of Harvey Weinstein’s victims have agreed to a nearly $19 million potential settlement. Hong Kong police arrested dozens of pro-democracy protesters under China’s new security law. We quiz Casey on Eurovision winners in honor of the new Netflix comedy, and it goes great! And we talk to Harvard Medical assistant professor and epidemiologist Julia Marcus about the people who still refuse to wear face masks despite the pandemic —...
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June 30, 2020 24 min
It’s seeming more and more likely that President Trump ignored warnings that Russia was paying militants to hunt US soldiers in Afghanistan. According to Ann Hathaway, director Christopher Nolan might not let his actors sit down on set which seems...really weird? And we have a conversation with screenwriter Alanna Bennett (CW’s Roswell, New Mexico) about the recent wave of TV shows that have removed episodes that use blackface from...
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The Supreme Court struck down a law limiting access to abortion in Louisiana. The president is denying anyone ever told him about a Russian plot to pay militants to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan. Cam Newton might be the new starting quarterback for the New England Patriots??? Scaachi Koul explains why Netflix’s 365 Days, is, uh, bad. And we’ve got Meagan Hatcher-Mays, Director of Democracy Policy with Indivisible, with us to give...
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June 26, 2020 21 min
The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to get rid of Obamacare. Yes, all of it. Yes, in the middle of a pandemic. YouTube star Jenna Marbles has walked away from her channel, possibly forever. And the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots is this weekend. In this episode, we take you through what happened the night of the riots and talk to Elle Hearns, founder of the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, about the trans rights m...
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June 25, 2020 4 min
Join Jada Pinkett-Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield Norris as they open their home for a series of groundbreaking and healing conversations. Red Table Talk, a Facebook Watch Original, brings together three generations of women to tackle the most provocative topics of today, from race and sexuality to infidelity and addiction. No topic is off limits. Take a seat at the table by listening to the Red Table ...
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 The U.S. hit a new record with over 38,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday. If you see “The Chicks” in your iTunes library suddenly, country fans, don’t be alarmed. Chuck E. Cheese, which Casey visited at least once in her youth, has filed for bankruptcy. And we’ve got Stephen LaConte back with us for a fresh edition of DM 911, answering your questions about relationships of the romantic, platonic, or parental variety. ...
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June 24, 2020 22 min
Turns out the anti-police brutality protesters haven’t caused the coronavirus surges that some people were worried about. Rhode Island is dropping the word “Plantations” from its official name — oh, by the way, Rhode Island had the word “Plantations” in its official name. And there’s been an explosion of complaints about fireworks in cities across the country. We talked with BuzzFeed News reporter Caroline Haskins about what the he...
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June 23, 2020 24 min
The Trump administration is further limiting legal immigration, this time freezing visas for certain foreign workers. A private in the US army allegedly gave classified information to an anti-Semitic/pro-Nazi/pro-Satan group of white supremacists. Shaquille O’Neal has dished out the backstory to Aaron Carter’s song “That’s How I Beat Shaq.” Casey tries to stump Hayes with a ‘00s teen movie quotes quiz. And Yahoo Sports columnist Ja...
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June 22, 2020 23 min
The president’s rally in Tulsa was a bust, and there’s a lot of blame to go around! At the rally, President Trump told a “joke” about telling his administration to slow down coronavirus testing. Will Smith reveals how his daughter, Willow, taught him all about feelings. And BuzzFeed News legal reporter Zoe Tillman helps us make sense of the power play Attorney General William Barr tried — and kinda failed? — to pull off this weeken...
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It’s Juneteenth, which means it’s been 155 years since Black folks in Texas were first clued in to their freedom. So we’re doing things a bit differently with a special episode today! We’ve got Linqua Franqa, aka Mariah Parker, with us to drop some bars, talk about being a rapper AND politician in the South, and discuss her podcast, “Waiting on Reparations.” And the creators, writers and stars of “Sherman’s Showcase” — Bashir Salah...
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The Supreme Court says the Trump administration effed up when it rescinded DACA. “That 70’s Show” star Danny Masterson has been charged with rape in LA. Britain’s Foreign Secretary thinks Black Lives Matters protestors are kneeling...because of Game of Thrones?? And we catch up with Tan France and Bobby Berk from Netflix’s “Queer Eye” to talk about their new season, how they’ve been spending lockdown, and how they’re thinking about...
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The former cop who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in an Atlanta Wendy’s parking lot has been charged with felony murder. The makers of Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix and syrup are ditching their minstrel show mascot. Casey never played Pokemon Snap but Hayes is really excited for the new Switch version. And we talk with Gerald Bostock, whose case before the Supreme Court guaranteed, under federal law, that LGBTQ employees can not be fi...
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June 16, 2020 24 min
A militia member shot a protestor who was trying to get a racist statue taken down. Nuclear Summer: India and China are beefing, and North Korea is literally blowing up symbolic buildings. You have an extra two months to get your movie Oscar-ready, filmmakers. And we talk to the Washington Post’s Radley Balko about how we got cops patrolling the streets in armored cars and shit.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.ih...
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Atlanta’s police chief resigned after an officer shot and killed a black man in a Wendy’s parking lot. Nickelodeon may or may not have declared SpongeBob Squarepants an LGBTQ icon?! The Youths are on TikTok absolutely roasting millennials and...you know what, fair. And we talk to writer and editor Tom Gara about the looming economic crash that’s waiting for us in a matter of weeks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news....
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