Episodes
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, November 25, and reports on Trump’s pardoning of Michael Flynn, what this pardon means going forward, and Obama’s latest interview on The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club host Charlamagne Tha God joins.
Published 11/26/20
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Tuesday, November 24, and reports on Biden's transition, Trump’s final political and legal maneuvering on his way out of office and more. Former Obama pollster Cornell Belcher, Rep. Karen Bass and "The Art of the Deal" co-author Tony Schwartz all join.
Published 11/25/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, November 23, and reports on Biden’s latest transition picks, GOP voter suppression efforts, Trump’s legal woes and his plans post-presidency. Stacey Abrams and Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis join.
Published 11/24/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, November 20, and reports on the GOP’s efforts to undermine the election results, the breaking news that Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for Covid-19, the latest on the pandemic and past transfers of power. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss, the Goo Goo Doll’s John Rzeznik and rapper Killer Mike all join.
Published 11/21/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, November 19, and reports on Trump’s court theatrics, the GOP’s continued support of the president and his false voter fraud claims, humor in politics and the latest on Covid-19. Comedian Larry Wilmore, former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter, Mary Trump and former RNC chairman Michael Steele all join. 
Published 11/20/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, November 18, and reports on the voting certification controversy in Michigan, Trump’s decision to request a partial recount in Wisconsin, Sen. Graham’s scandal over voter fraud and Obama’s new book. Former acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal, MSNBC political contributor Jason Johnson and author Kurt Andersen join.
Published 11/19/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, November 17, and reports on Trump’s legal challenges to the election results, new bombshell allegations against Lindsey Graham and the first Black astronaut to make it to the ISS. Late night host Amber Ruffin, former Obama pollster Cornell Belcher and Maya Wiley join. 
Published 11/18/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, November 16, and reports on Trump’s failing legal challenges to the election results, and the latest on the coronavirus and vaccine breakthroughs. Melber also interviews Rep. Adam Schiff in a special interview. Former federal prosecutor John Flannery and the second person to ever receive Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine both join. 
Published 11/17/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, November 13, and reports on Trump’s first public speaking event in over a week, Obama’s new public remarks slamming Trump’s voting “fraud” claims and the GOP, and Trump’s state of mind as his time in the White House comes to an end. Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, singer Carole King and rapper Fat Joe all join. 
Published 11/14/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, November 12, and reports on Trump’s continued denial of the election results, Trump’s anger at Fox News’s coverage, the latest on Trump’s election fraud cases and Obama’s latest memoir. “The Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz joins.
Published 11/13/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, November 10, and reports on the latest transition news, the GOP’s refusal to recognize Biden as the President-Elect and SCOTUS’s Obamacare hearing. Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen and Thrive Global’s CEO and founder Arianna Huffington join. 
Published 11/11/20
As a bonus for The Beat listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “Do No Harm”, a new, six-part original podcast series from NBC News and Wondery. “Do No Harm” is the terrifying true story of one family’s fight against a system so committed to protecting children, it sometimes fails to protect innocent parents. Hosted by NBC News Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh. Listen to the first two episodes and subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/dnh_drop
Published 11/10/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, November 9, and reports on Biden’s meeting with his Covid-19 task force, recent vaccine efforts, Trump’s refusal to concede and his legal cases concerning election results. Mary Trump and actor Robert De Niro both join. 
Published 11/10/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, November 6, and reports on the latest election results and Trump’s legal actions to undermine the election. MSNBC’s Neal Katyal and presidential historian Michael Beschloss both join. 
Published 11/08/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, November 4, and reports the latest on the historic presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Melber breaks down the path ahead of Biden to achieve 270 electoral votes, Trump’s legal challenges and explains what it takes to flip a state result. Political consultant James Carville and Obama campaign manager David Plouffe both join.
Published 11/05/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Monday, November 2, and reports on Biden and Trump’s last campaign efforts before Election Day, GOP voter suppression efforts and final early voting numbers. Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins.
Published 11/03/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Friday, October 30 and reports on the latest early voting data, GOP voter suppression efforts and the celebrities and athletes who are pushing people to get out and vote. NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace and filmmaker Michael Moore both join.
Published 10/31/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Thursday, October 29, and reports on the last push of campaigning ahead of Election Day, surging Covid-19 cases across the country and why some former Trump supporters now plan on voting for Joe Biden. Actor Jack Black, Rep. Ilhan Omar and Tenacious D member Kyle Gass all join.
Published 10/31/20
MSNBC's Ari Melber hosts "The Beat" on Wednesday, October 28 and reports on the latest in early voting and a controversial SCOTUS ruling. Melber also delivers a special report on racism in the Trump era. Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay joins.
Published 10/29/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on October 27, and reports on the latest updates in the 2020 presidential race. Melber hosts an exclusive panel with former Trump Organization associates and drops his interview with Wu-Tang Clan’s founding member RZA. Actress Debra Messing also joins. 
Published 10/28/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on October 26, and reports on the new Covid-19 outbreak engulfing the White House, the Democrats’ early voting lead, Obama’s latest rally for Joe Biden and the vote to confirm judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democratic political consultant James Carville and Mary Trump both join.
Published 10/27/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on October 23, and reports on the last presidential debate and the unprecedented nature of this election. Melber also delivers a special report on voter suppression. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and designer Kenneth Cole both join. 
Published 10/24/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on October 22, and reports on the last presidential debate and a new bombshell report of Russian election interference. Melber also hosts a special interview with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in his first appearance on “The Beat.” Political analyst Jason Johnson and SuperMajority’s Juanita Tolliver both join.
Published 10/23/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Wednesday, October 21, and reports on Obama’s first in-person campaign event for Biden and the state of the race 13 days out of Election Day. Pollster Cornell Belcher, The New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay and former Trump aide Rick Gates join.
Published 10/21/20
MSNBC’s Ari Melber hosts “The Beat” on Tuesday, October 20, and reports on the latest in early voting, this week’s final presidential debate and SCOTUS’s latest ruling. Mary Trump, niece of Donald Trump, also joins for a special interview. Finally, Melber recaps a rare conversation he hosted with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
Published 10/21/20