By Kerry Flynn, CNN Business Updated 1436 GMT (2236 HKT) December 4, 2020 The New York Times (NYT)’ podcast “The Daily” typically airs every day of the week except for Saturdays. But on November 7, a major news event took place that warranted a special Saturday episode. That event also proved to be a turning point in the podcast’s history. “Alex, Maggie, Jim, thank you for joining us on kind of short notice,” host Michael Barbaro said at the top to Alexander Burns, Maggie Haberman and Jim Rutenberg, his Times colleagues who have been covering politics and the Trump administration for the last four years. “We now have President-elect Joe Biden and I just want to take a moment and have you reflect on the significance of that call.” That was the opening to a 37-minute episode that covered the week’s biggest story — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historic win of the White House — but it also served as a coda for a daily news podcast that started at the beginning of the Trump presidency, averaging one million daily downloads by June 2018 and growing to a staggering 4 million daily downloads as Trump’s final day in office… Read full this story
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