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Mostly political news told in a whiney often exaggerated way. Suppostedly a big idea and three other things you need to know but often misses both that days top news story (especially if it's something good like the economy) and often other lesser stories that are more important then the three he's (James Holman) picked. New content posting is suppoed to occur Monday thru Friday unless it's a holiday but there are times when this doesn't happen. Not sure what time the daily is supposed to be available but it's inconsistent. Sometimes it's available around 7 a.m. other times not until 9 a.m.ish. Narrator's voice is often whiney and sad when he deems the news bad and overly enthusiastic at good things. Occasionally a negative story about Democrats (like the one he did on Seth Moulton and the speaker of the house selection), but it's rare even though there's plenty of fodder for more.
News and insights in a form that is not too long or short. I like the “big idea” story format and the shorter topics. It’s a perfect summmary for me while I drink my coffee in the morn. This news often contains serious political content, and as a smart person you will get a chance to think objectively about issues affecting our country.
Update: The content is updated every weekday by approximately 7:45am ET despite what some reviews claim. The author/broadcaster (James Hohmann gives a very good read. His bio says he studied as a historian which seems like a plus in journalism.
The content is good, but the upload time is not. The briefing is often uploaded close to 8 am, when most people have left home and are in their cars already. What’s the point of having a morning briefing for a smart home device if the briefing comes in when you’re not there?
A terrific podcast. 3 important topics plus a “Big Idea”. My only criticism is the news is frequently a day behind. In today’s 24 hour news cycle news that is 12 hours old is stale. In 24 hours mold starts to form. That said, if news and politics is not a high priority in your life, this is a great way to stay informed on the hot button issues of the week.
I put the daily 202 as the first briefing in my daily flash. If I don’t have time to listen through the rest, this is the most important. I enjoy the daily detail, facts and observations provided plus a few extra headlines for awareness.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2018
A reality based news breifing that’s likely only to appeal to a reality based audience. There’s no attempt here at anodyne presentation and this is greatly appreciated. Conditions are dire and the Daily 202’s, James Hohmann delivers an honest, well sourced human voice.
James presents the facts and backup to the facts. This briefing offers a concise, detailed, summary of the top news stories hitting our country. I look forward every morning to this singular podcast, and I applaud the team for the structure in which its given to it's listeners.
The host clearly doesn't practice reading any of what's on the show--it's almost like Anchorman where he puts emphasis on the wrong syllables and ends statements with a question mark, not to mention the odd pauses added to middle of the sentences. If there were a better host it would be ok.