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The New Abnormal

The Daily Beast

Blunt truth and dark humor for a world in chaos. A Daily Beast podcast hosted by Danielle Moodie & Andy Levy. Tune in every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

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Our Editor's Take

Listeners looking for a fresh, biting, and humorous take on current events and global politics will love The New Abnormal. Launched at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, co-hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Andy Levy jumped right into hot topics. They cover the most talked-about trends, from Donald Trump to civil unrest. Every episode follows a similar formula consisting of politics, pop culture, and the power that comes with both. No topic is off-limits for this feisty, forward-thinking podcast.

Jong-Fast is a published writer hailing from a New York-based family of literary giants. Her experience as a writer for The Atlantic and Vogue provides a unique point of view. In 2022, Jong-Fast was joined by American commentator Andrew Levy, replacing Rick Wilson as her co-host. Levy brings his signature straight-faced humor and left-leaning political views to the show. He embodies his catchphrase, “I apologize for nothing,” in each episode.

The New Abnormal features guest appearances by scientists, elected officials, and respected reporters, providing clarity and perspective on relevant news. Guests on the podcast have included Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Messenger, and the founder of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Dr. Eric Topol.

Each new episode presents a thought-provoking and engaging dialogue on the news in the world. Not sure how to handle this new normal? Tune into The New Abnormal on Amazon Music.

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