Year in Sound – The New York Times

Our first episode of 2019 opened the year with a question: “What will Democrats do with their new power?” One of our last offered an answer: impeach the president.

The weeks in between were filled with sounds both familiar and foreign. The year began with the same fights as in 2018, including a federal furlough that stretched into the longest government shutdown in history. And cities across America again heard the sound of gunfire: There have been more mass shootings in 2019 in the country than there are days in the year.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll revisit some of our favorite episodes of the year and check in on what has happened since the stories ran. We’ll be off for the Christmas and New Year holidays, and will be back with a new episode on Friday, Jan. 3.

Tune in, and tell us what you think. Email us at Follow Michael Barbaro on Twitter: @mikiebarb. And if you’re interested in advertising with “The Daily,” write to us at

Our 2019 “Year in Sound” was produced by Clare Toeniskoetter and edited by Wendy Dorr.

“The Daily” is made by Theo Balcomb, Andy Mills, Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Alexandra Leigh Young, Jonathan Wolfe, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, Adizah Eghan, Kelly Prime, Julia Longoria, Sindhu Gnanasambandan, Jazmín Aguilera, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Austin Mitchell, Sayre Quevedo, Monika Evstatieva, Neena Pathak and Dave Shaw. Our theme music is by Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk of Wonderly. Special thanks to Sam Dolnick, Mikayla Bouchard, Stella Tan, Julia Simon and Lauren Jackson.

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