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Inside The Times

Times Insider's Susan Lehman interviews Times journalists about their stories and takes listeners behind the scenes of The New York Times newsroom.

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Good, Bad and Mad: Paul Krugman on the News

Columnist Paul Krugman on Russian election interference, reporting on Donald Trump, efforts to repeal Obama Care and other news. Susan Lehman is host.

4mins

6 Jan 2017

Rank #1

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Cooking With The Times

Sam Sifton and Julia Moskin in conversation about food, recipes and restaurants.

36mins

25 Nov 2015

Rank #2

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What rhymes with orange? Times crossword puzzle editor and self-described “puzzlehead,” Will Shortz answers readers’ questions.

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Investigative Reporter Matt Apuzzo explains how he reported a story about a cigarette smuggling scam involving ATF agents. Susan Lehman is host.

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Charles Blow: Why We Must Not ‘Get Along’ With Donald Trump

The Opinion columnist Charles Blow: Donald Trump is a “fraud and a charlatan” and will remain the subject of “my withering gaze.”

8mins

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Daniel Jones, Jessica Alpert and Dan Barry discuss the ins and outs of the Modern Love column and podcast.

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Republican Attack on Voting Rights

Editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal on what he says is a partisan effort to keep minorities from voting.

14mins

11 Aug 2015

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Gail Collins and Frank Bruni: The Next Four Years With Donald J. Trump

At a Times Insider event on Thursday, Jan. 12, Gail Collins and Frank Bruni discussed what to expect from the next four years under President Trump.

54mins

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Rank #9

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Polls: What They Tell Us — and What They Don’t

David Leonhardt talks about what polls do — and don’t — measure, and, explains how listeners can best make sense of all that data.

19mins

9 Aug 2016

Rank #10

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Profanity, Vitriol, Slurs: Why The Times Published Trump Rally Video

David M. Halbfinger, a presidential campaign editor, and Erica Berenstein, a video journalist, talk about the decision to publish “Unfiltered Voices From Donald Trump’s Crowds.”

13mins

5 Aug 2016

Rank #11

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College Admissions: Stop The Madness!

Columnist Frank Bruni: You do NOT have to go to a college with less than a 10% acceptance rate in order to succeed, or, to have the destiny you want.

12mins

7 Apr 2016

Rank #12

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The Last Word: Inside the Times Obits Department

Obituary section editor Bill McDonald talks about “Obits,” the movie and “obits,” the job.

14mins

27 Apr 2016

Rank #13

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Times Editor Dean Baquet on Calling Out Donald Trump’s Lies.

The Times’s executive editor, Dean Baquet, talks about his decision to be more direct about calling out a presidential candidate’s lies.

14mins

23 Sep 2016

Rank #14

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Fall Movies: Insider Preview With A.O. Scott

The Times co-chief movie critic A.O. Scott talks about the fall movies, the film festival scene and highlights from the new season. Susan Lehman is host.

19mins

21 Sep 2016

Rank #15

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Former Jerusalem Bureau Chief Answers Reader’s Questions

Deputy international editor Jodi Rudoren, formerly based in Jerusalem, answers reader submitted questions about living in and covering Israel.

32mins

7 Mar 2016

Rank #16

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41 Murder Scenes, 57 Bodies, 35 Days in Manila: A Photographer’s Perspective

In this podcast, the Times photographer Daniel Berehulak describes chronicling the drug war by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines.

13mins

6 Dec 2016

Rank #17

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Inside The Times’ Political Coverage

Washington Bureau Chief and Political Editor Carolyn Ryan talks with Times Insider about the paper’s campaign coverage. Susan Lehman is host.

19mins

20 Aug 2015

Rank #18

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Sam Sifton and Tejal Rao: How The Times Covers Food

Listen in as Sam Sifton, the food editor at The New York Times, talks to Tejal Rao, a food reporter, at a Times Insider event in early December.

51mins

21 Dec 2016

Rank #19

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Times Editor Dean Baquet on the Future of The New York Times

Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, talks with the media columnist Jim Rutenberg about “a way of telling stories that is unimaginably different.”

58mins

27 Sep 2016

Rank #20