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A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

Customer Reviews

Great Podcast

Brad Mielke has an exceptional way of blending professional rawness with inviting approachability. His delivery is to-the-point, and I always feel equipped to start the day’s news research. This is a great podcast for people who are not “news junkies” but still want to be informed of the national happenings before going about their daily business.

I’m always impressed by how there is room for interviews, a touch of analysis, and a little encouraging news snippet at the end. Brad’s sense of humor keeps things afloat and his depth of knowledge keeps things anchored.

Great job, ABC!

The best! A++ 💯

So I listen to a lot of news and politics podcasts.

I used to listen to The Daily as my main daily news show.

But recently I’ve been “starting here” with Start Here instead.

I can’t really explain it, normally I don’t like podcasts from cable channels. Too sensational, too much like TV which I’m not a huge fan of.

But I love this one.

The host Brad Mielke is awesome, I love his voice, the tone and pacing of this show, the music transitions, everything.

This is now my favorite daily news podcast. Today (3/14/19) they even had Nate Silver from 538 on and that made me love it even more!

Love the 538 Politics podcast too. Nate is on that. Ok I’m rambling, but please, try the show!

You won’t have to force yourself to get into it. For me it drew me in immediately.

Happy listening 👍🏻

Switched From The Daily

Like many others, I tried The Daily from The NY Times but hated it. So, I decided to give this one a shot, and I really like it. It’s much more professional and easier to listen to. Keep up the good work!