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Finally, a Deal

Is it perfect? No, of course not.

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Episode Notes

Congress has agreed on another stimulus package, but to do so, both Republicans and Democrats had to give up on high-priority demands. Why did this bill take so long, and why isn’t anyone all that excited about it?

Guest: Jordan Weissmann, Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Davis Land with help from Frannie Kelley.

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About the Show

The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.

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