Coming to NHPR: The Daily

Jun 13, 2018

NHPR ADDS RADIO EDITION OF ACCLAIMED PODCAST TO EVENING LINE-UP

The Daily - an esteemed program from The New York Times and American Public Media - will offer listeners deep and thoughtful analysis on compelling stories in the news, each weekday on NHPR. 

New Hampshire Public Radio will be the first public media organization in New England to carry The Daily when the program begins airing on NHPR on Monday, July 9. The 30-minute show offers a conversational, approachable reflection on the news, and draws on the expertise and quality of The New York Times’ vast network of more than 1450 journalists worldwide.

The radio edition of The Daily launched earlier this year; the podcast from which it stems launched in 2017 to both popular and critical acclaim, becoming the most downloaded new show of 2017 on Apple Podcasts. The Daily podcast is popular with a wide audience: 4.5 million people listen to the podcast each month.

The program host is Michael Barbaro, a former national political correspondent for The New York Times; host of a political podcast The Run-Up; and a veteran of The Washington Post.    

Host Michael Barbaro

According to press materials from American Public Media:

In a tribute to The Daily, The New Yorker wrote: “In Barbaro’s hands—or, rather, in Barbaro’s voice—The Times becomes conversational and intimate, instead of inky and cumbersome. It’s a twenty-minute update murmured in your ear by a well-informed, sensitive, funny, modest friend—the kind of person who has as many questions as answers.” The Atlantic called Barbaro “America’s podcasting sweetheart and The Daily, the most impressive work of the year.”

The Daily is a wonderful addition to our broadcast line-up - a program that will provide an extra layer of context and synchronization with the long-form storytelling our newsroom is producing on a daily basis,” said Betsy Gardella, President & CEO of New Hampshire Public Radio. “Several staff on The Daily’s production team come from a public radio background; that respect and affinity for the public radio audience, combined with The Times’ commitment to fact-based journalism and its tradition of excellence, makes this a program we are very excited about bringing to New Hampshire listeners.”

PROGRAM DETAILS: The Daily

DATES: Starting Monday, July 9.

SHOW TIMES:

The program will air in the 6:30 to 7 p.m. time slot Mondays through Fridays on NHPR, just after Marketplace.

PODCAST:

https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily

SOCIAL SITES: For more about The Daily, follow Michael Barbaro here on Twitter

HOST BACKGROUND

Michael Barbaro is the host of The Daily, a five-day-a-week audio show from The New York Times. In just one year, the show has built an audience of more than one million listeners a day; become the most-downloaded new show in 2017 on Apple Podcasts; won a DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence; and been named a top podcast of the year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Esquire, Adweek, The New Yorker and New York Magazine. Before hosting The Daily, Barbaro was a national political correspondent for The New York Times and host of The Run-up, a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election. Previously, he covered New York’s City Hall and the U.S. retail industry. He joined The New York Times in 2005 from The Washington Post, where he began in 2002 as a reporter covering the biotechnology industry. Barbaro graduated from Yale in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in history.

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About NHPR

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is “Expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities.” NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week, NHPR is the choice of more than 170,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage, with thousands more viewing NHPR.org and NHPR social media sites. Each day, New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by its award-winning news team. Locally-produced programs include The Exchange, Word of Mouth, The Folk Show, Outside/In, Civics 101, and numerous podcasts. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcasts national weekly programs such as The Moth Radio Hour, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, and This American Life.

*Source: The New York Times.