The Beat with Ari Melber

by Ari Melber, MSNBC
Ari Melber delivers the biggest political and news stories of the day, with interviews and original reporting from around the nation. An Emmy-winning journalist, attorney and former Senate staffer, Melber cuts through the spin and the noise to tell you what's really happening. Real news, every night.

Grammy-nominated jazz artist Samara Joy joins Ari Melber

In this podcast extra, MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Grammy nominated jazz artist Samara Joy, for a wide ranging interview on this year’s Grammy awards, and her musical inspirations.

Grammy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. on diversity, and the future of industry awards

In this podcast extra, MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Harvey Mason Junior, CEO of the Recording Academy, in charge of the Grammys, for a wide ranging interview on this year’s performers and diversity within the Academy's judging body. Plus, a look back at Ari's breakdown of a socially conscious song up for a Grammy this season, "God Did." Featuring reactions by DJ Khaled and Jay-Z.

After WH showdown, McCarthy faces test on corralling GOP

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, February 2 and reports on the “spectacularly slow” start to the new Congress and Donald Trump’s latest fundraising efforts. Plus, Bill Bar’s response to a bombshell New York Times report. Katty Kay, Sam Rodriguez, Andrew Weissman, Stephen A. Smith, and Mike Barnicle join.

Pres. Biden stares down McCarthy at WH

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, February 1, and reports on the first meeting between President Biden and Speaker McCarthy, and Ron DeSantis’ controversial education policy. Plus, Melber sits down with Grammy CEO Harvey Mason Junior. Chai Komanduri, Brendan Buck, and Alencia Johnson also join.

“Same answer”: Trump pleads 5th 400 times

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, January 31, and reports on the escalating pressure in several Trump legal cases, the latest twist in the George Santos melodrama, and Rep. Matt Gaetz’s latest appearance on “The Beat.” Eli Honig, Emily Bazelon, and Howard Dean join.

Rep. Matt Gaetz on “The Beat"

MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, January 30, and is joined by Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz for a wide-ranging interview, discussing the GOP agenda, the contentious fight over Kevin McCarthy's Speaker of the House bid, Jan. 6, and more. Plus, Melber reports on the latest escalation in the Trump criminal investigation. Chai Komanduri and David Henderson also join.

Sports icon Stephen A. Smith on presidential athletics, hard work and politics

In this podcast extra, MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith in a wide ranging interview on sports and politics. Plus, MSNBC Contributor Mike Barnicle joins Melber and Smith for Fallback Friday, discussing GOP lawmaker George Santos, Gov. Ron DeSantis, and more.

Graphic footage shows hammer attack on Paul Pelosi

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Friday, January 27, and reports on the newly-released footage of the attack on Paul Pelosi, the latest in Peter Navarro’s criminal trial, and the RNC election. Maya Wiley, Josh Marshall, and Joyce Vance join.

Five ex-police officers indicted for murder

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Thursday, January 26 and reports on former Memphis Police officers who are facing murder charges in the death of Tyre Nichols, who died after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Plus, President Biden fires back at Republicans, as some GOP lawmakers threaten to use the debt ceiling to impose spending cuts on Medicare and Social Security. Marq Claxton, Alencia Johnson, Chai Komanduri, and John Flannery join.

GOP "eyes" gutting Medicare, social security as some threaten debt default

MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, January 25 and reports on the debt ceiling fight in Congress, with some in the GOP eyeing cuts to Medicare, social security. Plus, Memphis police under fire with calls for criminal charges in the death of Tyre Nichols who died after being pulled over for a traffic stop. Eugene Robinson, Jason Johnson, Fmr. Sen. Byron Dorgan and Maya Wiley join.