Stumbled onto this pod and started binge-listening while renovating our house last year. Now, I listen everyday, if not every second day. I'm not in the USA but find most episodes really interesting, The Daily is essentially my news catch up time.
Very good - interview-based format which includes clips from news reports and other actuality, informing you about current news stories. It's the one podcast I regularly listen to.
A slight problem is that it can be too long - '20 minutes' can be almost half an hour at times!