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Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Our host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world -- from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity® - a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time. About Axios: Axios is a digital media company launched in 2017. Axios - which means “worthy” in Greek - helps you become smarter, faster with news and information across politics, tech, business, media, science and the world. Subscribe to our newsletters at axios.com/newsletters and download our mobile app at axios.com/app. About Pushkin Industries: Pushkin Industries is the audio production company co-founded by Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg and is home to hit shows such as Against the Rules with Michael Lewis, Cautionary Tales, The Happiness Lab, The Last Archive, and Gladwell's own Revisionist History. Visit pushkin.fm for a full lineup of shows. About Niala Boodhoo: Niala Boodhoo is the host of Axios Today. She was the host and executive producer of the award-winning news program The 21st, a Knight-Wallace fellow and a board member for the AAJA.

Latest Episodes

The financial toll of the pandemic

The extra unemployment benefits have expired and the stimulus checks the government sent out have dried up. Now, a growing number of American families are struggling to stay afloat. Without more government aid, their dire financial situations will get worse. Plus, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a three-pronged approach to defeating Donald Trump. And, news you can use about how to vote in your state. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Hans Nichols and Stef Kight Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Death spiral for consumers Harris previews dual role in debut speech: Attacking Trump and humanizing Biden When and how to vote in all 50 states Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN3 h ago
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The financial toll of the pandemic

The Biden-Harris chemistry test

Last night, Joe Biden made the most important decision in his campaign with a historic pick of Senator Kamala Devi Harris as his vice-presidential candidate. But it’s the next 48 hours that are truly crucial for the campaign to prove they have the chemistry to win the presidency. Plus, how the coronavirus has pulled the plug on college sports. And, where to look for the best meteor shower of the year. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Jeff Tracy Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate PAC-12 and Big Ten postpone fall sports due to coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN1 d ago
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The Biden-Harris chemistry test

Hong Kong's political freedom ends

It’s been about a month since the Chinese Communist Party forced a national security law on Hong Kong. This new law made it illegal for anyone anywhere in the world to promote democratic reform in the region. Recent arrests of top media and political figures have made it clear that Hong Kong's relatively free political system is over. Plus, the risk of space attacks against U.S. satellites is growing. And, some hopeful pandemic parenting advice from Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Miriam Kramer and special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the Asian American Journalists Association. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: China's iron curtain descends on Hong Kong The U.S. is at risk of attacks in space Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN2 d ago
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Hong Kong's political freedom ends

Indoor air is the next virus hot spot

There's growing evidence that coronavirus contaminated particles can hang in the air, possibly for hours. As more schools and businesses attempt to reopen, protecting the air in indoor spaces is becoming front and center in the fight to control the virus. Plus, a reality check on President Trump’s executive orders. And, the struggle to keep high school sports alive. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Mike Allen and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline The return of high school sports hangs in the balance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN3 d ago
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Indoor air is the next virus hot spot

The post-Covid city

It's too soon to know what downtown cities will look like after the coronavirus pandemic. What we do know is that no business will be spared. Both small mom and pops and big retailers will have to shut their doors and move away from dense city centers. That could mean landowners, consumers and retailers will have to work together to imagine the new iteration of the American city. Plus, the more we learn about kids and the coronavirus, the riskier it seems to resume in-person schools. And, the 2020 presidential election won't like anything we've ever seen. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Caitlin Owens, and Sara Goo. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The next wave to hit Main Street There's not much good news about kids and coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN6 d ago
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The post-Covid city

The dangerous tech of nuclear war

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Since the end of the Cold War, the threat of a nuclear attack has seemed far fetched. However, the rise of cyber hacks and artificial intelligence could disrupt the precarious balance between nations in the modern nuclear arms race. Plus, what's at stake for Joe Biden as he narrows his choice for vice president to two candidates. And, the latest coronavirus numbers from around the country. Also, an introduction to Ceasar the No Drama Llama. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Mike Allen and Sam Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: How new tech raises the risk of nuclear war Coronavirus hotspots begin to improve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN1 w ago
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The dangerous tech of nuclear war

The conspiracy theory virus

The events of 2020 have created an online world where conspiracy theories are easy to spread and grow. One example of this is QAnon - once a far-right fringe conspiracy theory that pushes the idea that the deep state is trying to take down President Trump. But this theory has now moved away from the corners of the internet and into our political discourse. Plus, how the pandemic could undo decades of progress for women in the workplace. And, an update on the stimulus bill. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Erica Pandey, and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: QAnon's 2020 resurgence Setting back a generation of women Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The conspiracy theory virus

The vote by mail election

Voting by mail has become a controversial issue for President Trump's re-election campaign. He talked to chief political correspondent Jonathan Swan about his lack of confidence in the system in yesterday's Axios on HBO interview. While Trump continues to sow fear around mail-in voting, the new Axios-Ipsos poll shows a partisan divide on the dangers of in-person voting. Plus, how the U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules. And, the rise in women-focused newsrooms. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Scott Rosenberg, and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Trump stokes fears of election-night mail voting fraud The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules Women-focused newsrooms rising Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN1 w ago
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The vote by mail election

Biden’s decision matrix

This week, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is supposed to decide on his pick for a running mate. How he’s selecting her says a lot about how Biden might govern. Plus, how the virtual school year could push retailers even closer to the brink. And, the behind the scenes of the White House’s latest Tik Tok announcement. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Joe Biden's painstaking path to the VP choice Microsoft moves ahead with talks to buy TikTok after consulting Trump Two NASA astronauts return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN1 w ago
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Biden’s decision matrix

The untold mental toll of COVID-19

We know the news reports about the skyrocketing number of coronavirus patients, the shortage of frontline healthcare workers, and the importance of social distancing. Another problem that needs our focus is the emotional toll this pandemic has on all of us. Guests: Axios' Eileen O'Reilly, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center chaplain Kevin Deegan, New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: The risk of loneliness and trauma from COVID-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The untold mental toll of COVID-19

Latest Episodes

The financial toll of the pandemic

The extra unemployment benefits have expired and the stimulus checks the government sent out have dried up. Now, a growing number of American families are struggling to stay afloat. Without more government aid, their dire financial situations will get worse. Plus, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a three-pronged approach to defeating Donald Trump. And, news you can use about how to vote in your state. Guests: Axios' Jennifer Kingson, Hans Nichols and Stef Kight Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Death spiral for consumers Harris previews dual role in debut speech: Attacking Trump and humanizing Biden When and how to vote in all 50 states Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN3 h ago
Comments
The financial toll of the pandemic

The Biden-Harris chemistry test

Last night, Joe Biden made the most important decision in his campaign with a historic pick of Senator Kamala Devi Harris as his vice-presidential candidate. But it’s the next 48 hours that are truly crucial for the campaign to prove they have the chemistry to win the presidency. Plus, how the coronavirus has pulled the plug on college sports. And, where to look for the best meteor shower of the year. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols and Jeff Tracy Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate PAC-12 and Big Ten postpone fall sports due to coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The Biden-Harris chemistry test

Hong Kong's political freedom ends

It’s been about a month since the Chinese Communist Party forced a national security law on Hong Kong. This new law made it illegal for anyone anywhere in the world to promote democratic reform in the region. Recent arrests of top media and political figures have made it clear that Hong Kong's relatively free political system is over. Plus, the risk of space attacks against U.S. satellites is growing. And, some hopeful pandemic parenting advice from Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Guests: Axios' Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, and Miriam Kramer and special thanks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the Asian American Journalists Association. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: China's iron curtain descends on Hong Kong The U.S. is at risk of attacks in space Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Hong Kong's political freedom ends

Indoor air is the next virus hot spot

There's growing evidence that coronavirus contaminated particles can hang in the air, possibly for hours. As more schools and businesses attempt to reopen, protecting the air in indoor spaces is becoming front and center in the fight to control the virus. Plus, a reality check on President Trump’s executive orders. And, the struggle to keep high school sports alive. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Mike Allen and Kendall Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline The return of high school sports hangs in the balance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Indoor air is the next virus hot spot

The post-Covid city

It's too soon to know what downtown cities will look like after the coronavirus pandemic. What we do know is that no business will be spared. Both small mom and pops and big retailers will have to shut their doors and move away from dense city centers. That could mean landowners, consumers and retailers will have to work together to imagine the new iteration of the American city. Plus, the more we learn about kids and the coronavirus, the riskier it seems to resume in-person schools. And, the 2020 presidential election won't like anything we've ever seen. Guests: Axios' Dion Rabouin, Caitlin Owens, and Sara Goo. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: The next wave to hit Main Street There's not much good news about kids and coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN6 d ago
Comments
The post-Covid city

The dangerous tech of nuclear war

On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Since the end of the Cold War, the threat of a nuclear attack has seemed far fetched. However, the rise of cyber hacks and artificial intelligence could disrupt the precarious balance between nations in the modern nuclear arms race. Plus, what's at stake for Joe Biden as he narrows his choice for vice president to two candidates. And, the latest coronavirus numbers from around the country. Also, an introduction to Ceasar the No Drama Llama. Guests: Axios' Bryan Walsh, Mike Allen and Sam Baker. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: How new tech raises the risk of nuclear war Coronavirus hotspots begin to improve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The dangerous tech of nuclear war

The conspiracy theory virus

The events of 2020 have created an online world where conspiracy theories are easy to spread and grow. One example of this is QAnon - once a far-right fringe conspiracy theory that pushes the idea that the deep state is trying to take down President Trump. But this theory has now moved away from the corners of the internet and into our political discourse. Plus, how the pandemic could undo decades of progress for women in the workplace. And, an update on the stimulus bill. Guests: Axios' Stef Kight, Erica Pandey, and Alayna Treene. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: QAnon's 2020 resurgence Setting back a generation of women Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The conspiracy theory virus

The vote by mail election

Voting by mail has become a controversial issue for President Trump's re-election campaign. He talked to chief political correspondent Jonathan Swan about his lack of confidence in the system in yesterday's Axios on HBO interview. While Trump continues to sow fear around mail-in voting, the new Axios-Ipsos poll shows a partisan divide on the dangers of in-person voting. Plus, how the U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules. And, the rise in women-focused newsrooms. Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev, Scott Rosenberg, and Sara Fischer. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Exclusive: Trump stokes fears of election-night mail voting fraud The U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules Women-focused newsrooms rising Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The vote by mail election

Biden’s decision matrix

This week, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is supposed to decide on his pick for a running mate. How he’s selecting her says a lot about how Biden might govern. Plus, how the virtual school year could push retailers even closer to the brink. And, the behind the scenes of the White House’s latest Tik Tok announcement. Guests: Axios' Hans Nichols, Courtenay Brown and Mike Allen. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go deeper: Joe Biden's painstaking path to the VP choice Microsoft moves ahead with talks to buy TikTok after consulting Trump Two NASA astronauts return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Biden’s decision matrix

The untold mental toll of COVID-19

We know the news reports about the skyrocketing number of coronavirus patients, the shortage of frontline healthcare workers, and the importance of social distancing. Another problem that needs our focus is the emotional toll this pandemic has on all of us. Guests: Axios' Eileen O'Reilly, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center chaplain Kevin Deegan, New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg. Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Carol Alderman, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Naomi Shavin and Alex Sugiura. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com. Go Deeper: The risk of loneliness and trauma from COVID-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11 MIN1 w ago
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The untold mental toll of COVID-19
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