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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

Episode Date
Unexplainable
1970
Scientists all over the world are searching for dark matter: an invisible, untouchable substance that holds our universe together. But they haven’t found it. Are they chasing a ghost? We want to hear your feedback on Unexplainable! Email us at todayexplained@vox.com or let us know on Twitter @today_explained Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Withdrawing won’t end the war
1390
With two months left in the Trump presidency, the US is reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan in an attempt to end America's longest war. But Biden will still inherit the conflict. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
All the mall things
1412
Retail was struggling. Then came the virus. Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains how the American mall will never be the same, and how the machines might save retail. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
The peacemaker’s civil war
1291
An ethnic conflict in Ethiopia has thrown the Horn of Africa into disarray and could upset order on the continent. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Badlands
1402
Covid-19 is surging across the United States, just in time for cold weather and major holidays. North Dakota is doing particularly badly. Vermont may offer hope. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
America said yes to drugs
1619
Oregon decriminalized all drugs. Red states and blue states are doing the same with weed. It’s the culmination of a failed drug war. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
MAGAlomaniac
1463
A weekend of protests, violence, and enmity in DC revealed what Donald Trump has planned post-presidency. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
(Home)school is cool
1613
Covid-19 is surging (again). Schools are closing (again). Kids are learning online (again). And more American parents than ever are turning to homeschool (for the very first time).  Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
They fought the Lyft and the Lyft won
1395
California tried to strengthen labor rights for gig workers. Uber, Lyft, and their food-delivering cohorts responded with a $200 million propaganda offensive. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Fox & Frenemies
1329
After a fraught Election Week, cable news is finally cutting away from President Trump’s falsehoods. Erik Wemple, media critic for the Washington Post, explains why it might not last. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
No concession!
1521
The 45th president of the United States has thus far refused to acknowledge the 46th. Political scientist Zeynep Tufekci explains this latest test of America’s democracy. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Biden’s coronavirus plan
1681
And some big vaccine news, too. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Joe Biden wins
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And Kamala Harris, too. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
What happened to Congress?
1357
Vox’s Ella Nilsen explains why Democrats are waving goodbye to the blue wave. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
President Biden?
1857
Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains the latest election math, and Ezra Klein argues that, despite record-setting turnout, it wasn’t a great night for American democracy. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Today (should be a holiday), Explained
1396
This Election Day, voter turnout is projected to break records in the United States, but it won’t get anywhere close to Australia’s. Professor Lisa Hill explains what happens when you make voting mandatory. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
What to expect when you’re electing
1753
Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how Joe Biden — or President Trump — could win 270 electoral votes. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
The Trump Years: State of our union
1855
In the final episode of our five-part series, New York Magazine’s Rebecca Traister and Vox’s Ezra Klein explain how four years of the Trump presidency have changed the American people and their politics. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
The Trump Years: Health of the nation
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In the fourth of our five-part series, Vox’s Dylan Scott explains how a president with no plan on health care evolved into a president with no plan for the pandemic. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
The Voters
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Election turnout is on track to be the highest in a century. Farmers, essential workers, prisoners, and two ladies named Ruth explain their 2020 presidential pick. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
The Supreme Court may disenfranchise you now
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Pandemic or not, the highest court in the land won’t extend Wisconsin’s deadline for mailed ballots. Good thing it’s not a swing state. Oh, wait ... Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
#EndSARS
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Alexis Akwagyiram, bureau chief for Reuters in Nigeria, explains how a protest to reform the country’s police made its way around the world. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
The Trump Years: Win at all costs
1995
In the third of our five-part series, Vox’s Andrew Prokop says there’s one key takeaway from the Mueller investigation and impeachment: Trump will do anything to win an election. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
“Hey Google,” the United States is suing you
1299
Bill Barr and Elizabeth Warren have found a common enemy. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Will Covid-19 cancel the holidays?
1333
Last Christmas, I gave you my health. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
Block the vote?
1399
The 2020 election is well underway, as are efforts to prevent people from voting. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
The parody-proof president
1728
Live from New York, impressions are trite! Vox critic-at-large Emily VanDerWerff explains why late-night TV struggles to satirize President Trump, and argues the internet is doing a much better job. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
The Trump Years: America First
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In the second of our five-part series, Vox’s Nicole Narea and Jenn Williams explain how President Trump has fundamentally changed the perception of the United States at home and abroad. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Do you believe in magic?
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A Los Angeles magician struck gold with a glorified Zoom meeting. Some are asking if he’s figured out how to save theater. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett’s originalism
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The judge isn’t saying much in her confirmation hearing, but Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains how her legal theory will guide her on the Supreme Court. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
The case for ending the filibuster
1491
Even if Democrats win the White House, take the Senate, and hold the House, most of their legislation could be doomed because of the filibuster. Vox’s Ezra Klein says it’s filibusted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
The Trump Years: Deregulator in chief
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In the first of our five-part series, Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why President Donald Trump seldom boasts about his biggest accomplishment. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
Did anyone defund the police?
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In June, nine members of the Minneapolis City Council stood onstage at a community rally and pledged to dismantle the police. Council member Alondra Cano returns to explain why it’s taking so long. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
1600 Coronavirus Avenue
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After months of downplaying the risks, the White House has come down with Covid-19. Vox’s Aaron Rupar gives the updates, and Future Perfect’s Sigal Samuel sifts through the moral complexities in the gleeful reactions. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Who are the Proud Boys?
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President Trump told a fringe group of misogynistic racists to “stand back and stand by” at the first presidential debate. Vox’s Jane Coaston explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
It’s time to talk about Mike Pence
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President Trump is battling Covid-19 and the vice-presidential debate is days away. McKay Coppins from the Atlantic explains the man waiting in the wings. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Contact tracing President Trump
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The president had a very busy week, then tested positive for the coronavirus. Vox’s Aaron Rupar traces his steps and Ella Nilsen explores the possible scenarios. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Missing Chapter
2191
A forgotten protest movement in a seaside Florida town helped end legal segregation in the United States. Vox’s Ranjani Chakraborty explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Joe Versus the Volcano
1658
While it might feel as though nothing could be worse than last night’s presidential debate, Vox’s Ezra Klein explains what could happen if President Trump loses the election and refuses to leave office. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett
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President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee first garnered attention after being questioned about her Catholic faith. Vox’s Ian Millhiser says that attention likely motivated her nomination. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
$750
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That's how much "billionaire" President Trump paid in federal income taxes his first year in office, according to reporting from the New York Times. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Justice For Breonna Taylor (Part II)
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One of the three officers who shot at Breonna Taylor’s apartment was indicted ... for endangering her neighbors. Tessa Duvall from the Louisville Courier-Journal explains. And Vox’s Fabiola Cineas says the ruling isn’t surprising. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
Dr. Fauci on pandemic politics
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With mounting concerns over the politicization of federal health agencies, Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why Americans should still trust the vaccine approval process. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Working from work
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What do a bus driver, a teacher, a McDonald’s employee, and a project manager with a conference on her calendar all have in common? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
RBG’s seat
1390
Republicans appear ready to fill the seat left vacant by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the end of the year. Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains Democrats’ last defense. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Supreme
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The fight over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat has already begun, but let’s not forget to celebrate her legendary life. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Class of Covid-19
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Colleges reopened. Outbreaks followed. Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains why he still thinks bringing students back was the right decision. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
ICE and involuntary hysterectomies
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A whistleblower complaint alleges immigrants being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in Georgia have been subjected to involuntary procedures — including hysterectomies. Vox’s Nicole Narea explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
A firefighter on battling wildfires
1514
After 16 seasons of wildfires, Glen Haydon has figured out how to cope. For everyone else, there’s an app for that. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
This is the future Joe Biden wants
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Trillions spent on the environment, caregiving, manufacturing, and the racial wealth gap: Vox’s Dylan Matthews explains how Biden wants to “Build Back Better.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Vox Media is conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Find it here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Can the Democrats take the Senate?
1530
Vox’s Ella Nilsen says the implausible is now looking possible. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Cupid-19
1424
The pandemic hasn’t stopped Americans from dating, hooking up, or tying the knot. In fact, lockdown has been helping people get down. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
What was Putin the tea?
1307
A chief political rival of Vladimir Putin has been poisoned in what Foreign Policy’s Amy MacKinnon says is a watershed moment for Russia. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
The truth about herd immunity
1271
Some people think it’s the only way out of the pandemic. Those people are very wrong. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
A Fake News Survival Guide
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As the election draws near, of fake news you must steer clear. For you (and your uncle), this episode is here. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
The movies are back*
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*But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go see one. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2020
Is the stock market bull?
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Vox’s Emily Stewart clears up the mystery of the market, and Ella Nilsen offers an update on the stimulus that has collapsed into stalemate. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Let’s talk about ventilation
1575
Ventilation is key to reopening office buildings safely. But The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson says many workers aren’t going back, even when it’s safer. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Is Facebook ready for the election?
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company made an “operational mistake” in its handling of Kenosha militia groups. The Verge’s Casey Newton explains whether that has implications for November’s election. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
Wakanda forever
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The actor Chadwick Boseman died of cancer on Friday, but because of Black Panther he’ll live forever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
The Island of Explained: A Summer of Protest
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All summer long, we have been explaining complex news stories to kids. In our final summer camp journey to the Island of Explained, we tackle the fight for racial justice in the United States. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for a discussion guide on implicit bias and the role it plays in our communities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2020
Unconventional (Part II)
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The GOP proved that laws were made to be broken at its 2020 convention. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Kenosha
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Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times by police and the protests escalated all the way to the NBA. Gina Barton, investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Optimism in 2020
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Being an optimist can seem ridiculous right now, but in the inaugural episode of The Cut podcast, host Avery Trufelman is searching for some well-grounded positivity. She finds it in conversation with Cheer’s La’Darius Marshall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
Plasmania
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Covid’s hottest new treatment is plasma. Vox’s Umair Irfan explains why, and where the world stands on a vaccine. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
What is QAnon?
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As the Republican National Convention gets underway, a bonkers (and dangerous) conspiracy theory is gaining a foothold inside the GOP. President Trump appears to be okay with it. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Unconventional
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The Democrats proved a virtual convention doesn't have to be a downer. Especially when Rhode Island brings calamari. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Who polices the police?
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ProPublica's Eric Umansky explains how the New York Police Department's Civilian Complaint Review Board has struggled for decades to hold the NYPD to account. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Class is in quarantine
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Schools in the US are reopening even though kids play a key role in community transmission of Covid-19. Georgia Public Broadcasting reporter Ellen Eldridge explains how going back to school in her state became a national controversy. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
A woman’s place is at the polls
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The 19th Amendment’s centenary is today, but the fight for universal suffrage in the United States continues. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
The mail, man
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The House of Representatives is cutting its vacation short to block changes at the United States Postal Service that could affect the integrity and outcome of the election. Rep. Gerry Connolly explains why he's going a step further and calling for the postmaster general to resign. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
The Island of Explained: Escape from Boredom
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After hearing from kids around the world who are grappling with serious boredom, Noam Hassenfeld and Byrd Pinkerton venture deep into the belly of a whale to learn how to have fun in quarantine. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for some laugh out loud activities that will help you say goodbye to boredom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2020
Well, this is awkward
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The coronavirus is complicating our relationships with family, friends, and strangers. But it’s also making us better at life?? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
2020 makes no census
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The 2020 census is fighting a losing battle against the coronavirus and President Trump. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang explains how a decade of money and power are at stake. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Kamala
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Biden picked Harris. Vox’s Fabiola Cineas explains the role race is already playing in the election, and Ezra Klein argues Donald Trump is making things easy for his opponents. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
The dictator vs. the homemaker
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The longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is facing nationwide protests and accusations that he stole Sunday’s election. His opponent, a 37-year-old homemaker who entered the race in place of her imprisoned husband, has fled the country. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2020
How Trump’s relief plan helps and hurts
1333
President Trump wants to resolve the congressional deadlock over stimulus relief by himself. Vox’s Li Zhou rummages through the mixed bag. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
TikTok, on the clock, Donald says your time is up
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President Trump is threatening to ban TikTok, but Microsoft might be able to stop the clock. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
Florida’s Covid-19 tragedy
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The state saw Covid-19 coming. It still became an outbreak epicenter. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
What’s going on in Lebanon
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A chemical blast has made a very bad situation worse for Lebanon. Journalist Habib Battah explains from Beirut. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Everything that could go wrong with the November election
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A worsening pandemic. A poll worker shortage. A hobbled postal service. Russian hacking. Donald Trump. Vox’s Ella Nilsen explains the many obstacles facing the United States as Election Day nears. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2020
Who’s “Karen?” And what’s BIPOC?
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A Washington Post columnist named Karen explains her feelings about “Karen.” A University of Arizona linguist named Sonja explains BIPOC and the capitalization of “Black” and “White.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
The Island of Explained: Election Day
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It’s Election Day on the Island of Explained! Will the candidate with the most votes win, or will the island’s Electoral College determine a different leader? Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for a discussion guide and election activities, including how to craft the perfect persuasive speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
Tim, Mark, Jeff, and Sundar
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The leaders of Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google testified before Congress on Wednesday in what The Verge’s Casey Newton says might have been the most important Webex in human history. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Life after Covid-19, explained by Carl (who had it)
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Some people walk away from Covid-19 feeling fine. Others are dealing with a long list of lingering health issues. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
Stimulating America
1507
Democrats and Republicans have a $2 trillion disagreement on how to relieve Americans from the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
Rural America meets Black Lives Matter
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In Bethel, Ohio, a Black Lives Matter rally became a standoff between armed bikers and peaceful protesters. BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Houston, we have a problem
1448
Baseball’s back, but fans won’t get the chance to boo the cheating Astros. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
The Anti-maskers
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The United States has now confirmed 4 million cases of Covid-19. Some Americans still don’t want to wear a mask. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan
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Joe Biden is tacking to the left and embracing a historic climate plan. Vox’s David Roberts explains whether it stands a chance. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
Tucker Carlson’s America
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The most popular host in the history of cable news returned from a week-long vacation after his head writer was exposed as a raging bigot. The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple explains why the scandal won’t stick. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2020
When the feds came to Portland
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They came in military camouflage and unmarked vans. Now the state of Oregon is suing the federal government over its policing tactics. Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Conrad Wilson explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
The Island of Explained: Vaccines
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We return to the magical Island of Explained with a microbiologist and a talking moth to find out what it will take to produce a coronavirus vaccine. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedlearning to find a germ-y experiment that will teach you more about the scientific method. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
#CancelRent
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Eviction bans and expanded unemployment benefits are expiring, leaving millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes by the end of the summer. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
What happened to California?
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California once looked like an example of how to handle the pandemic. Now it’s a warning for other states looking to reopen. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
The Washington Football Team
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The District of Columbia's football team is abandoning the name it adopted almost a century ago. Paul Chaat Smith, a curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, hopes the country is at long last ready to reckon with its past. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2020
Stone free
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President Trump commuted Roger Stone’s sentence in what Vox’s Andrew Prokop says is a particularly troubling variety of political corruption. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
A million international students in limbo
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The Trump administration announced it would send a million international students home this week. But Vox’s Nicole Narea says the students are collateral in a bigger political play. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
Supreme Tax Court
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The Supreme Court issued its remaining decisions today for the 2020 term, including the biggie: Trump’s tax returns. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
“SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!”
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President Trump says students and teachers must return to the classroom. Reality says this is going to be the toughest reopening yet. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Surfaces vs. droplets vs. aerosols
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239 scientists have signed a letter urging the World Health Organization to warn people about airborne transmission of the coronavirus. Professor Jose-Luis Jimenez, who helped write the letter, explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Netflix has no chill
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Netflix grew so popular during lockdown, it almost broke the internet. Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect explains how the company has upended tech, Hollywood, and how we spend our free time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
How AI makes policing more racist
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Turns out it’s just as biased as people are. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
A bounty on American troops
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Russia allegedly paid the Taliban to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. But President Trump’s response may be the real scandal. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
Helicopter policing
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Police across the country have responded to recent protests with military tactics and equipment. The Washington Post’s Alex Horton investigated how two military helicopters were used as a show of force against protesters in the nation’s capital. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Lockdown, reopen, repeat
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Hospitals are stretched to their breaking point in Texas, Arizona, and other states where Covid-19 cases are rising sharply. Vox’s Dylan Scott says the US could be in store for more lockdowns. And more reopenings. And more lockdowns… Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Justice for Breonna Taylor
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There hasn’t been an arrest in the case in the three months since police shot and killed Taylor in her home in Louisville, Kentucky. But now the “Justice for Breonna” movement has the potential to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Black Lives Matter is working
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America is undergoing a new racial reckoning. The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer explains why this time is different. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Brazil’s coronavirus disaster
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President Jair Bolsonaro called it the "sniffles" and recommended hydroxychloroquine. Now the country has over a million confirmed cases. Reporter Gustavo Ribeiro explains how Brazil could become the next epicenter. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
A world without bail?
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With the wave of protests came waves of arrests and record-breaking donations to bail funds across the US, but reformers hope for a reckoning of one of the only for-profit bail systems in the world. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
How not to fire someone
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Attorney General William Barr tried to quietly push out the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan on Friday night. Then everybody noticed. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Celebrate Juneteenth!
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The celebration of emancipation is as vital today as ever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
A good day for DREAMers
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In a major decision from the Supreme Court, DACA lives to fight another day. But it's not in the clear yet. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
The return of sports
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There are two ways to do it: safely or not so safely. Guess which one we’re heading toward in the United States? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Welcome to CHAZ
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Some are calling six blocks of a Seattle neighborhood the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. KUOW’s Casey Martin spent a week within its loosely guarded walls. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
A landmark LGBTQ ruling
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The Supreme Court of the United States has decided the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Copaganda
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After 33 seasons, the reality TV show Cops was canceled this week. Should scripted police dramas follow? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2020
Is this the second wave?
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Vox’s Dylan Scott says it’s hard to tell because the United States is riding 50 different Covid-19 waves. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Can Congress reform the police?
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The United States has a policing problem and Congress wants to fix it. Vox’s Li Zhou explains whether the Democrats’ new bill will go anywhere. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
Minneapolis commits to “dismantling” the police
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Minneapolis City Council member Alondra Cano explains what the city wants to do and what might get in the way. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Biden his time
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Pandemic, protests, and the best poll numbers yet for Joe Biden. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
The Talk
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Two mothers talk to their teenage sons about race and police brutality in the United States. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
What “abolish the police” means
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It’s not what you think. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
The problem with police unions
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Even after Derek Chauvin was captured on video killing George Floyd, he could still get his job back. BuzzFeed’s Melissa Segura explains how. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Antifa?
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President Trump wants to blame the unrest on antifa. Vox’s Zack Beauchamp explains why he can’t. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
American Nightmare
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Professor Ibram X. Kendi explains how the protests and unrest are a result of black America’s living nightmare and what it will take to wake up. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
“I can’t breathe.” Again.
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The former police officer who killed George Floyd has been charged with murder. But Floyd’s case is just one of many recent incidents of police brutality in Minneapolis. The Marshall Project’s Simone Weichselbaum explains why police reform hasn’t worked in the city. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
100,000 is an undercount
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It could take years for all the Covid-19 deaths to be counted properly. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why the Trump administration is pushing for an undercount. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
"First Hong Kong, then the world"
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While most of the world was distracted by the pandemic, China unveiled a law to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy, setting off a new wave of protests in the city. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
One giant leap for SpaceX
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For the first time in almost a decade, an American rocket is launching people into space. The Verge’s Loren Grush explains why the launch could fundamentally alter the future of spaceflight. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Today, Explained: Greatest Hits
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You asked. We answered. Sean and Noam break down all the original songs in Today, Explained's back catalog. Today, Explained: Greatest Hits is now streaming everywhere! Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Blame WHO?
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President Trump would like to. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
The case for reopening parks
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Reopening America’s parks could help fight the pandemic. It’s a good time to rethink streets, too. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Is this Trump's fault?
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Ezra Klein has some thoughts. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Elongate
1686
Elon Musk fought the law and Elon won. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
The Class of 2020
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Graduate? In this economy!? The Atlantic's Annie Lowrey explains the economic reality new graduates face and Sean offers one graduating senior a commencement speech. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Facebook’s PTSD payout
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Facebook has agreed to pay a $52 million settlement to its content moderators. Reporting by The Verge’s Casey Newton was a game changer. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Covid, kids, and a mystery illness
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Dozens of children have fallen ill with an inflammatory syndrome that may be linked to Covid-19. Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Kevin Friedman explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Will Ahmaud Arbery’s killing change Georgia law?
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Two white men are accused of killing a black jogger. Georgia state Rep. Jasmine Clark wants to change the laws that could be used to defend them. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
A few men in fishing boats try to take Venezuela
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While the world was distracted by a pandemic, a ragtag team of Americans and Venezuelans attempted to overthrow President Maduro. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Quarantine dreams
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Think you’ve been having exceptionally strange dreams lately? Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett says it’s not a figment of your imagination. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
The Reopening States of America
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Dr. Richard Besser, former head of the Centers for Disease Control, explains how states can reopen without putting lives in danger. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Why Sweden stayed open
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The Kingdom of Sweden watched the world lock down and decided to do the opposite. Swedish journalist Nathalie Rothschild explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
How to be happy
1562
The most popular course in Yale's 300-year history is all about achieving happiness. The pandemic has made it more relevant than ever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Tara Reade alleges, Joe Biden denies
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Vox's Laura McGann explains the sexual assault allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden, and the implications for his campaign. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
The Island of Explained
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Come with us to the magical Island of Explained, where we’ll climb trees and venture into caves to answer kids’ biggest coronavirus questions. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedlearning to find supplemental activities, from testing how far snot travels to coloring in a map of the Island of Explained. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
The Invisible Man
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Vox's Alex Ward explains what's going on with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Overflowing farms, desperate food banks
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American farmers are destroying their crops while demand is mounting at food banks. Politico food and agriculture reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich explains. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Inside the world's biggest lockdown
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered 1.4 billion Indians to stay home. The world had never seen anything like it. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Oil is broke. Green New Deal with it?
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Oil just went negative for the first time in history. Vox's David Roberts says that creates an opportunity to make more history. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Georgia on my mind
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As the state reopens, Vox's Jillian Weinberger zooms to rural Georgia to hear how a Covid-19 outbreak spiraled out of control. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Conspiracy-19
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Vox’s science editor, Eliza Barclay, arms you with the facts you need to fight your uncle’s favorite coronavirus conspiracy theories. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
This one's for Earth
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Cryptic treehunters. Unknown apples. Flowers fighting back. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Vox’s Umair Irfan and Brian Resnick explain what we learned about the planet in the last year. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
One day, three healthcare workers
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A nurse, a paramedic, and a physician’s assistant record themselves throughout the course of a day in the fight against Covid-19. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
The epicenter of the epicenter
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Covid-19's victims, and the people they leave behind. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
Long shot
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 It could be a year or more before the vaccine is ready, but there’s a radical plan to speed up the process. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Zeke Emanuel’s exit strategy
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President Trump wants to reopen the country yesterday. Bioethicist Zeke Emanuel, who served as a health policy advisor to former President Obama, offers a safe path. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Death Cab for The Postal Service?
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The United States Postal Service is on the brink of collapse. Vox's Matthew Yglesias explains how and why the country should save it. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
All praise, no pay
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Essential workers in the food, transportation, and retail industries are being called American heroes. They want to be paid as such. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too
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Friend of the show Ezra Klein speaks to Sen. Elizabeth Warren about several plans she has proposed to combat this pandemic. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
The loneliness pandemic
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Coronavirus has led to another pandemic: social isolation. Vox’s Ezra Klein says this sickness has a cure. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Six feet away from God
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While a few religious leaders flout shelter in place ordinances, Easter, Passover, and Ramadan are inspiring most to get creative with worship. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Vote and die
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Wisconsinites had to choose between catching Covid-19 and voting on Tuesday. Is the rest of the country next? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
"The Great Equalizer"
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Madonna was wrong. Covid-19 isn't an equalizer. It's coming for America's most vulnerable populations. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
The immunity test
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A vaccine will take a while, but Vox’s Umair Irfan says the global effort to test for immunity and treat Covid-19 is well underway. (An earlier version of this episode misidentified hydroxychloroquine as an active ingredient in aquarium cleaner. That's chloroquine phosphate.) (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Mask on? Mask off?
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In an about-face, the Centers for Disease Control would now like you to cover your mouth and nose when you go outside. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
6.6 million more unemployed
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Last week's unemployment numbers shattered all records. This week, they doubled. Vox's Matthew Yglesias, host of The Weeds podcast, proposes a way out of this mess. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Lockdown while locked up
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Arthur Longworth calls Sean from Washington State Reformatory to explain what it's like to serve a life sentence at a prison where the coronavirus is spreading. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
The trouble with Trump’s daily briefings
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Part rally, part media-bashing, part critical updates on the coronavirus crisis, President Trump's daily press briefings are muddying the message. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
How Covid-19 attacks your body
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In this episode of Vox's Reset podcast Ed Yong from The Atlantic explains how a little spiky ball called SARS-CoV2 brought the world to its knees. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Your coronavirus questions, answered (Part II)
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On today's show, more listener questions: Why isn't everyone social distancing? Will I be immune after I get it? When will this end? My anxiety is spiking!(Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
The emergency room emergency
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The Atlantic's James Hamblin explains why America has a critical shortage of medical supplies. New York City ER doctor Calvin Sun says, “It’s like a lottery that we don’t want to play, but we’re forced to play.” (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
The two trillion dollar question
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Congress has settled on an historic stimulus package, but Ezra Klein is worried it might not be enough. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
Asia's second wave
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Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore managed to contain Covid-19, but now things look less promising. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Giving birth in a pandemic
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Vox's Julia Belluz went from covering the global coronavirus pandemic to giving birth in the middle of it. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Your coronavirus questions, answered
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On today's show, we answer listener questions: Why is there no TP? Will we run out of food? Can I get the virus from sex? How can I help? (Transcript here.) An earlier version of this episode featured a section that could have been misconstrued as legal advice. It has been removed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
Six feet away
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Vox’s Brian Resnick (safely) meets Sean in a Washington, D.C. park to deliver the Five Commandments of social distancing. Start your #SixFeetAwaySong journey at vox.com/today-explained. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
TFW your dad gives you Covid-19
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Sean speaks to a Brooklyn family that has Covid-19, and Vox’s Dylan Scott explains how the United States is still trying to get its act together on testing. Subscribe to the Voxcare newsletter here: http://vox.com/voxcare. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
Can President Trump fix this?
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After dismissing coronavirus concerns for months, President Donald is pivoting to serious action to slow the crisis in the United States. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
School's out for Covid
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The country’s largest school district told a million kids to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s creating chaos for teachers, students, and parents. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Living in lockdown
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Italy has quarantined the whole country in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains why the US might look like Italy soon.(Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
How to slow down coronavirus
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President Trump has banned most Europeans from traveling to the US. Vox’s Jen Kirby explains why that won’t stop the novel coronavirus from spreading, and Eliza Barclay tells us what we can do to slow the spread. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Old Country for Old Men
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After last night, Joe Biden is one step closer to the nomination, but no matter who wins, the next president will be over 70. The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson explains why that could be a problem. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Coronavirus hits the markets
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The stock market’s going haywire. Major companies are telling their employees to stay home. Austin has canceled SXSW. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias says governments across the world have to act fast to save the global economy. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
James Carville thinks Trump will lose
1377
The veteran political strategist argues that Democrats are well-positioned to win back not only the White House, but the Senate, too. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
So you think you have Covid-19
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Thus far, the United States hasn't been doing the best job of testing for the novel coronavirus. ProPublica's Caroline Chen explains why. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2020
Roe v. Wade v. Roberts
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There's a new fight over abortion at the Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts is in the swing position. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2020
Thanks, Obama
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Vox's Andrew Prokop runs through Super Tuesday results, before Laura McGann explains Vice President Biden's "Joementum." (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2020
Covid-19, explained by Carl (who has it)
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Carl Goldman was on the Diamond Princess cruise ship and now he has Covid-19. He speaks to Sean Rameswaram from a CDC quarantine in Omaha, Nebraska. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
Tuesday, Explained
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Vox's Andrew Prokop explains what makes this Tuesday so super and performs some basic arithmetic to suggest how Democrats could end up with a contested convention. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
Make America Doubt Again
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McKay Coppins built a fake Facebook profile to fully experience President Trump's 2020 digital strategy. It didn't take long for him to start doubting reality. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2020
The last stronghold in Syria
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Idlib province in northwestern Syria is now the last stronghold of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad and one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
Pandemic?
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Covid-19 may be on the brink of becoming a pandemic. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what that p-word means and Brian Resnick breaks down what an outbreak response might look like in the United States. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2020
Putin his thumb on the scale
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Russian interference in U.S. elections could go from Vlad to worse as President Trump sidelines U.S. intelligence agencies. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
Weekend at Bernie’s
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Bernie Sanders took Nevada with a landslide coalition so diverse it has left Joe Biden feeling nervous heading into South Carolina. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
The sixth sense (the real one)
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A study at the National Institutes of Health offers a window into some of science’s biggest mysteries, from the origins of pain to how consciousness works. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2020
Ok, Bloomberg
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Enter the Bloomberg! Exit the Bloomberg? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2020
Where Medicare-for-all is real
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The Democratic presidential candidates keep having the same argument over Medicare-for-all at the televised debates. To spice up the conversation, Vox’s Dylan Scott takes Sean on a journey to Taiwan to explore how the idea works in practice. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2020
The floating petri dish
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One coronavirus. Two cruise ships. Lots of mistakes. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
Love Me Tinder
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A new investigation reveals what you may have suspected: dating apps can be very dangerous. But there are safer ways to look for love online.(Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2020
Between a Stone and a hard place
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In this, the 500th episode of your favorite daily news podcast, Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains why the sentencing of Roger Stone has thrown the United States Department of Justice into disarray. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2020
Bernie, bro.
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New Hampshire felt the Bern. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2020
Old Hampshire vs. New Hampshire
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House parties are key to picking a president in New Hampshire, but they’re quickly being replaced by impersonal rallies. New Hampshire Public Radio reporter Lauren Chooljian attends both to determine what’s being lost. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
President Trump's "Africa ban"
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Vox's Nicole Narea explains how new immigration restrictions that will hit a quarter of Africa's population might be President Trump's version of diplomacy. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
Why the wrong movies win Oscars
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Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson would like to blame the Academy. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2020
How will coronavirus end?
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In 2015, Dr. Vineet Menachery said a SARS-like virus could spread to humans more easily than previously believed. Now he explains what we can do to stop it. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2020
Acquitted
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The Senate has acquitted President Trump. Vox’s Ezra Klein argues it’s time to change the Constitution. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
Iowhaaaaat?!
1382
Iowa caucuses? More like caucus chaos. Or a raucous caucus. Or an Iowasca trip. Somebody's got some explaining to do. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Whyowa?
1400
Iowa gets to take the first swing at nominating the Democratic presidential candidate today. But why? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
The invisible border
1816
After nearly four years of acrimony, Britain finally Brexits tonight. But it risks plunging Northern Ireland back into a living nightmare. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2020
Let’s talk about how to talk about Kobe
1406
Kobe Bryant’s death stunned the world. Then people started arguing. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
From Nobel Peace Prize to denying genocide
1968
The International Court of Justice is ordering Myanmar to protect the Rohingya from genocide, but no one knows if Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will heed the call. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
The Bolton's back in town
1758
Vox's Andrew Prokop explains why John Bolton’s leaked manuscript has upended the GOP’s hopes to wrap up the impeachment trial quickly without calling witnesses. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Shaken like a polarized picture
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The political polarization of America didn’t start with Donald Trump and it won’t end in 2020 either. Ezra Klein explains "Why We're Polarized." (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
The Crown Prince and the Amazon King
1491
Did Mohammed Bin Salman hack Jeff Bezos? Recode’s Peter Kafka returns with an update and Kara Swisher explains Saudi Arabia's impunity in the tech world. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
Coronavirus
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A SARS-like virus has killed at least 17 people, quarantined millions in China, and made its way to the United States. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what's known and what's next. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2020
A George Washington Bridge too far
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The Supreme Court is trying to settle the fight over the biggest traffic jam in the history of American politics once and for all. WNYC's Matt Katz, author of "American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption," explains. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2020
The Senate trial begins
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Vox's Andrew Prokop explains everything you need to know as President Trump's Senate impeachment trial gets underway. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
The 100 year fight for equal rights
1400
Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment this week. Now, Congress is the only thing standing between the 28th amendment and the Constitution of the United States. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2020
Ukraine International Flight 752
1634
Canada now has the unfortunate job of dealing with the collateral damage from the conflict between Iran and the United States. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2020
Booker blames the rules
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Senator Cory Booker tells Sean Rameswaram why he never stood a chance and Vox's Ella Nilsen explains why Senators Warren and Sanders are fighting. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2020
Elizabeth Warren needs a poster boy
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Elizabeth Warren’s best bet to fight the opioid epidemic might be stealing a page from the battle against AIDS. Vox’s Jillian Weinberger explains how for The Impact. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
One billion animals dead
1408
Australia is suffering unprecedented damage from months of bush fires, but the country remains divided on the politics of climate change. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
Megxit
1545
Meghan Markle and her husband have announced their own personal Brexit. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2020
The (first) trial of Harvey Weinstein
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Irin Carmon from New York magazine explains how #MeToo is on trial alongside Harvey Weinstein. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
What about Iraq?
1307
Iran fired back. The United States issued a statement. Iraq wishes its allies would fight somewhere else. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
The view from Iran
1523
Iran analyst Dina Esfandiary explains why the killing of Qassem Soleimani was “the greatest gift the Trump administration could have given the Iranian government.” And an Iranian-American family disagrees on the meaning of Soleimani’s death. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
War with Iran?
1556
The United States killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq last week. Vox's Alex Ward explains what might happen next. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Should we burn our recycling?
1639
The vast majority of our plastic isn’t being recycled. It might be time to consider lighting it on fire. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
The other TV president
1300
Before stumbling into the biggest American political scandal in a generation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was best known for playing the president on TV. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2020
Trump of the Year
1286
On the cusp of a big election year, Vox’s Matthew Yglesias reviews President Trump’s accomplishments thus far. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
Song of the Year
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“Old Town Road” is unlike anything that’s ever happened in American popular music. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2019
Person of the Year
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Time named Greta Thunberg its ‘Person of the Year.’ David Wallace-Wells from New York Magazine explains why. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
The Queen of Christmas
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A quarter-century after its release, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has claimed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Call it a "Christmas Mariahcle." (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
Debate 6: Enter the Wine Cave
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The sixth and final Democratic debate of the year was less diverse, more substantive, and also featured a fight about a wine cave. Vox's Emily Stewart explains. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2019
Aging in America
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By 2035, there will be more elderly people than children in America. The country isn’t ready. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Impeachment Day
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The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains what comes next. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2019
Trump v. Taxes
983
The Supreme Court will decide whether President Trump has to turn over his tax returns, but WNYC's Andrea Bernstein says the Court is really deciding whether Trump can literally get away with murder. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
Big Bezos is watching you
1537
In under 20 years, Amazon grew from an online bookstore to the eyes and ears in our homes. OneZero's Will Oremus says we should be concerned about what comes next. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Space Farce
1090
The Democrats gave President Trump his Space Force this week. But what is it? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2019
India's Muslim ban
969
The second-largest Muslim nation in the world just got closer to becoming a Hindu state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
The cost of PrEP
1412
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Trump administration agree on one thing: the cost of HIV drugs is too high. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
Articles of impeachment
1184
House Democrats made history today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
Rudolph the former mayor
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How Rudy Giuliani went from "America's mayor" to the inadvertent architect of Donald Trump's pending impeachment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
“This will end when one of us dies”
967
ProPublica’s Lizzie Presser explains why Americans are being jailed for their medical debt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
Giving justice an extension
1335
This week New Jersey joined a growing number of states that are extending statutes of limitations, making it easier to report childhood sexual abuse decades after it occurs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2019
Impeachment TV: Law & Disorder
1338
Four law professors walked into a room and the next phase of the impeachment began. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Don't curl your lashes and talk about Uighurs on TikTok
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TikTok, the video sharing app that has taken the tweens and 2019 by storm, is now facing stiff competition, concerns over censorship, and a federal investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
ICE University
1119
Immigration and Customs Enforcement created a fake university with no teachers and no classes. Then they arrested the students who signed up. Vox’s Nicole Narea explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Amazon's preppers
1372
A good number of Amazon packages make a pitstop in Roundup, Montana. Vox's Reset podcast explains why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2019
A tribe called keto
1260
Some say the Kardashian-endorsed keto diet craze that’s sweeping the nation could help fight epilepsy and cancer, too. Vox’s Julia Belluz separates fat from fiction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Can a billionaire buy the presidency?
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Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg thinks he can beat Donald Trump in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
Showdown at High Nunes
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California Republican Devin Nunes spent much of the last two weeks mocking the impeachment inquiry. After allegations surfaced that he may have been involved with Ukraine, he now finds himself caught up in it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Ok boomer
1528
TikTok's hottest meme is pitting the Youngs against the Olds, but the truth about this generational standoff can be found in its shades of gray. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2019
The Dems Went Down to Georgia
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We’re taking a break from impeachment to talk about the fifth Democratic debate and the Buttigieg Bump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Impeachment TV: Mr. Sondland Goes to Washington
1463
The most-anticipated testimony of the House impeachment inquiry was held today on Capitol Hill. It did not disappoint. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2019
Impeachment TV (Part 2 of 2)
642
The House impeachment inquiry just had its biggest day yet. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how things changed when Republicans called witnesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Impeachment TV (Part 1 of 2)
854
The House impeachment inquiry just had its biggest day yet. It was so big we couldn't fit it all into one episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
Let's talk about that party in Spain
1416
Spain's far-right party just won more than 50 seats in its parliament, reminding some of the country's fascist past. Yes, the party is called "VOX". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
Noise will be noise
1362
After hearing a mysterious whine in suburban Arizona, Karthic Thallikar started on a journey that would ultimately lead to the center of the internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2019
Hotel ISIS
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Turkey says it’s “not a hotel” for ISIS, and is deporting fighters and their families. The problem is their native countries don’t want them back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Bill and Kent's congressional adventure
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The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry was held today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains the significance of the testimonies given by Ambassador William Taylor and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary at the State Department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2019
Who is above the law?
1103
Today the Supreme Court heard the case about a border patrol agent who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. Ian Millhiser explains why it could make holding federal agents accountable a lot harder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
The world's most profitable company
1283
Aramco, the secretive oil company that made Saudi Arabia rich, is going public after 86 years. Some say the timing couldn’t be worse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Streaming: Infinity War
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Disney+. Apple TV+. Netflix. HBO Max. Peacock. Which streaming service will win the great war to come? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
Behind closed doors
1035
This week the House released transcripts from closed-door impeachment testimonies. Vox's Andrew Prokop pored through them for revelations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2019
California Dreamin'
957
A new California law limits how early school can start in the state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Inside a Trump rally
1339
At a Kentucky rally, President Trump's supporters ordered the media to "Do your job!" and reveal the identity of the Ukraine whistleblower. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender explains how these events have changed the American political landscape and Sean Rameswaram speaks with a superfan who has attended 18 rallies. And counting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
Just one year to go!
1565
The election is now one year away. Ezra Klein offers Democrats a strategy to win in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Instagram's war on nipples
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Vox’s Reset podcast explores how Instagram's nipple ban affects art and identity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2019
The first impeachment vote
1297
Nancy: 1 / Donald: 0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Why is the world protesting?
1054
A WhatsApp tax, a metro fare hike, and a check to a South African model have inspired a wave of anti-government protests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
California's blackouts
1031
The wildfires in California have gotten so bad the state's biggest utility is turning off the power on purpose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
The death of al-Baghdadi
1391
ISIS has lost its leader, but that doesn't mean the world is any safer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
WeWorked
1389
America’s most controversial startup was finally bought out this week, but WeWork is a symptom of a much larger problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2019
The right to sell out
1087
California is going to let college athletes make money from sneaker deals and commercials. Will the rest of the country follow suit? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2019
Taylor: Look What You Made Me Do
1306
Ambassador William Taylor finally testified on Tuesday and it was a doozy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
Yes We Canada?
1321
Justin Trudeau won re-election on Tuesday, but it wasn't pretty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
Where are the troops going?
1002
President Trump is pulling out of Syria while sending more troops to Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Introducing Reset
1428
Students across the country are graded by artificial intelligence. But does an algorithm really know how to write? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2019
Trumpster fire
1014
Last week, the White House stonewalled the impeachment inquiry. This week, the stonewall came crumbling down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2019
Should Facebook let Trump lie?
1080
President Trump lied in a Facebook ad and Facebook didn’t take it down so Elizabeth Warren lied, too. The Verge’s Casey Newton explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2019
DEB4TE
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In the fourth Democratic debate, the candidates treated Elizabeth Warren as the frontrunner. Vox’s Ezra Klein explains what that means for the race ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
A new war in Syria
1273
The Trump administration just imposed sanctions on Turkey for invading northern Syria. But it may be too late for America’s Kurdish allies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2019
Indigenous Peoples' Delegate
1351
Nearly 200 years ago, the Treaty of New Echota offered the Cherokee Nation representation in Congress. Kimberly Teehee just became its first nominee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
Did China just dunk on the NBA?
1401
An NBA executive’s tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong has exposed how vulnerable the biggest American companies are to China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2019
The nine impeachment scenarios
922
President Pence? President Pelosi? There are nearly a dozen ways the impeachment inquiry could end. Vox’s Laura McGann runs through each of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2019
Stonewalling the impeachment inquiry
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Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains why the White House is now refusing to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. Ezra Klein scrutinizes the Republican strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2019
Leaving Syria (and the Kurds)
1349
Turkey is sending troops and tanks to its border with Syria hours after President Trump announced he would be removing US forces from the nation. Syrian Kurds feel betrayed and ISIS is watching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2019
SCOTUS raises the stakes
1324
After a sleepy spring term, the Supreme Court of the United States is back and looking to weigh in on abortion, immigration, and LGBT rights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2019
Inside a Facebook all-staff
1358
Audio of Mark Zuckerberg in a closed-door staff meeting leaked to Casey Newton of The Verge. Then Elizabeth Warren entered the fray. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2019
Meanwhile in Ukraine....
1209
Ukraine finds itself at the center of the American impeachment drama, but President Trump is the least of the country's worries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2019
It's not easy whistleblowin'
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The whistleblower’s attorneys say their client is in danger. That’s not unusual. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2019
The impeachment counternarrative
1446
Listen as Vox’s Andrew Prokop meticulously debunks the White House talking points around the whistleblower scandal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2019
"No contract! No cars!"
1392
The United Auto Workers is engaged in the biggest General Motors strike since the 1970s, all while union leaders are having their homes raided by the FBI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
UN-for-Greta-ble
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In just one week, she inspired global protests, mean-mugged President Trump, and chastised world leaders at the United Nations. David Wallace-Wells, editor at New York magazine, explains the rise of Greta Thunberg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2019
The whistleblower complaint
1282
The House Intelligence Committee released the whistleblower complaint minutes before Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire began his testimony before Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2019
The "transcript"
1099
The White House released a record of President Trump’s conversation with President Zelensky, then went on the defensive. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2019
Pelosi calls for impeachment inquiry
995
This evening Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House will begin an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how everything changed in 24 hours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2019
Son of a Biden
1445
A whistleblower in the intelligence community has sparked a political scandal involving President Trump and a pair of Bidens. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019
Burn, baby, burn
1679
The vast majority of your plastic isn’t being recycled. It might be time to consider lighting it on fire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2019
The 51st state?
1594
Residents in the District of Columbia have been living with "taxation without representation" from Day 1. Today, they take their call for statehood to Congress. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
To Bibi or not to Bibi
983
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s decade-long hold on power may be coming to an end. Anyone up for peace? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2019
When it's time to die
1308
This week Maine joins several states allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with medication. Cyndie Rogers explains why she eventually wants to take advantage of Maine’s Death with Dignity Act. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2019
How do you remove an egg from an omelette?
1369
Some say that’s how hard it is to remove the UK from the EU. Boris Johnson's Brexit strategy heads to the United Kingdom's highest court Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
ABCDebate
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After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2019
The president's hit list
1550
“I’d be happy to slaughter them,” President Rodrigo Duterte said about three million drug users in the Philippines. It appears he is following through. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2019
Like, bye
1461
Facebook and Instagram are thinking about ditching the thumbs and hearts. What would life be like without "Likes"? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2019
John Boltin'
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John Bolton is out. Vox’s Alex Ward explains why he was at odds with his boss from Day 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2019
Am I gonna die from vaping?
1308
Maybe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2019
Gerry with the bad maps
1093
A historic court decision erased some of the most gerrymandered maps in the country this week. North Carolina now has two weeks to redraw them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2019
CNN's climate marathon in 20 minutes
1293
We watched seven straight hours of Democrats discussing climate policy so you wouldn't have to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2019
#FreedMeekMill
1492
Rapper Meek Mill was arrested on drug and weapons charges as a teen in 2007, but the case didn't close until last week. NPR's Bobby Allyn explains how a police officer and a judge helped keep Meek Mill in the criminal justice system for over a decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2019
Missing history
1500
Kids in school don’t learn much about American slavery. Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries says students deserve the real story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2019
Still not safe to drink
1167
First it was Flint, now it's Newark. Why do American cities keep contaminating their water? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2019
Death of a Koch brother
1285
David Koch was one of the biggest and most influential donors in American politics. Mother Jones' Daniel Schulman explains his complicated legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2019
Don't try CRISPR at home
1351
Biohackers treat their bodies like a science project. But should they be allowed to edit their own DNA at home? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2019
Biofuel duel
1416
An EPA decision has left Iowan corn growers feeling betrayed by President Trump. Democrats are watching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2019
Alaska's missing police force
1351
A third of Alaskan communities don’t have cops. Kyle Hopkins, investigative reporter at the Anchorage Daily News, explains Alaska’s public safety emergency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2019
When killing is "necessary"
1311
This week California passed what some call the toughest law on police use of deadly force in the country. It hinges on one word: necessary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2019
Hope for Hong Kong
1327
Hong Kong ramped up its protests and China ramped up its propaganda machine. But the conflict may have finally reached a turning point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2019
Coal's last stand
1500
There’s a train full of coal sitting on the tracks in eastern Kentucky. It’s being blocked by a group of laid-off miners who want what they're owed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2019
Ending the endless war
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This weekend in Afghanistan was one of the deadliest this year. Vox’s Jenn Williams explains whether America can end its longest war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2019
Do sanctions work?
1569
The Trump administration is ramping up sanctions on Venezuela, but it may end up hurting the people they're meant to help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2019
The warehouse of forgotten evidence
1341
Reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty set out to investigate why police across the country often fail to catch serial rapists. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2019
What's up with the yield curve?
888
Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why everyone's whispering about a recession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
(Don't) give me your poor
943
The Trump administration is about to make it a lot harder for poor people to get a green card. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2019
Death behind bars
1305
Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide is unexpectedly shining a light on the conditions in America’s jails. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2019
Deep fried podcast
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Vox's Tara Golshan spent the weekend at the Iowa State Fair trying to figure out what eating deep fried Oreos has to do with running the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2019
Latinos after El Paso
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In the wake of Saturday’s shooting, Latinos across the United States are questioning their safety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2019
Six rivers, three countries, one Kashmir
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India is escalating its 70-year fight for Kashmir. The winner gets the water. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
Amazon Crime
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What started as a push to increase mining in the rainforest led to a murder. Ernesto Londoño, Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times, explains how President Jair Bolsonaro is speeding the destruction of the Amazon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2019
Disown your kid to pay for college
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This summer’s hottest college admissions scam is parents disowning their children. The Wall Street Journal’s Doug Belkin explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2019
A Green New Deal, but for guns
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Vox’s German Lopez explains why Democrats need a bold new plan for gun control. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2019
Reviving death
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After 16 years, the Trump administration is bringing back the federal death penalty. Reverend Sharon Risher, who lost her mother, two cousins, and a childhood friend in the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, explains how she feels about the possibility of Dylann Roof being executed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2019
Dem Debates 2: Election Boogaloo
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Bernie yelled at Ryan. Biden defended Obama. Warren destroyed Delaney. Vox's Tara Golshan explains the "fight for the heart of the party" and Ezra Klein says the frontrunners missed the mark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2019
Life's a breach
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Capital One got hacked. Equifax is trying to make up for its hack. And The Verge’s Russell Brandom explains why you should definitely prepare yourself for more hacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2019
Coats checks out
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Dan Coats is resigning, leaving a vacancy at the top of US intelligence. The Washington Post’s Shane Harris explains how his replacement may be a Trump loyalist who believes in a “deep state” conspiracy against the president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2019
Where we’re going, we still need roads
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Four of the world’s biggest carmakers have secretly negotiated an emissions deal with California, circumventing the Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2019
No such thing as free lunch
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A school district in Pennsylvania apologized this week for saying students with unpaid lunch debt might end up in foster care. The scandal is part of a nationwide crisis that has resulted in low-income students cleaning cafeterias or missing graduation ceremonies because of lunch debts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2019
BoJo
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Boris Johnson wanted a Brexit and now he’ll have to figure out how to make it happen. The Atlantic’s Tom McTague explains how a self-proclaimed “blithering idiot” became prime minister. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2019
Mueller reports
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At long last, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2019
#RickyRenuncia
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Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are demanding Governor Ricardo Roselló resign. David Begnaud from CBS News reports from San Juan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2019
Five years after Eric Garner
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After five years, a decision on the death of Eric Garner, who was put in a chokehold by an NYPD officer, creates further questions. The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery tries to answer them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019
Holy shit
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On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Vox’s Brian Resnick says astronauts left something up there that could unlock the origins of life itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2019
"Send her back"
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An ugly, racist week in America came to a head last night with a chant at a Trump rally. The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer says this is a defining moment for American democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2019
How to solve the asylum crisis
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On Tuesday, the Trump administration dramatically changed the rules governing asylum. A scholar who has helped shape US immigration policy since the 1980s explains why the rule change won't solve the crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2019
The Prince of Blackwater
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Betsy DeVos’s baby brother made a name for himself running one of America's top mercenary companies. The Intercept's Matthew Cole explains how Blackwater founder Erik Prince has reinvented himself since falling out of favor with the US government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2019
What raids?
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Immigrant communities across the United States spent the weekend on edge awaiting so-called "ICE raids." Reporter Tal Kopan explains what happened and immigration attorney Claudia Cubas describes the detention process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2019
Don't stop, make it pop
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Your favorite young person’s favorite app is TikTok. Vox’s Rebecca Jennings has been spending too much time trying to understand it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2019
The government will sleep in your bed
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This week, 22 UN ambassadors condemned China for detaining at least a million ethnic Uighurs in “reeducation camps.” After Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist, started reporting on the camps, over twenty of her relatives were imprisoned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2019
A preexisting debate
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Obamacare is back in court. Vox’s Li Zhou explains how the healthcare bill might finally meet its maker and Ezra Klein explains why that might be great news for Democrats in 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2019
The renegade general
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Libya’s ongoing civil war has escalated into one of its bloodiest moments yet—the bombing of a migrant detention center in Tripoli. Analyst Anas El Gomati explains why the likeliest culprit is a rogue Libyan general who worked with the CIA and once launched a coup online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2019
Switch to Mitch
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In the first Democratic debates, candidates seemed to be running against a powerful Republican who arrived long before Trump and will likely outlast him. NPR's Kelly McEvers explains the secret to Senator Mitch McConnell's dominance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2019
Know your enemy (Part II)
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When people see Deeyah Khan's documentary about white supremacists they tell her, "The real problem is jihad. You should spend time with jihadists." She says, "I did." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2019
Know your enemy (Part I)
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Documentary filmmaker Deeyah Khan grew tired of receiving death threats from white supremacists so she traveled to a Detroit motel to meet up with one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2019
Equal pay is the goooooaaaaaallllllllll!
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Team USA is having quite the World Cup, but the women made headlines even before the tournament started by suing the United States Soccer Federation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2019
40 acres and a bill
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Slavery reparations were once an untouchable idea in American politics, but now presidential candidates openly support it. And for the first time ever, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has Congress considering it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2019
Two days, Explained
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Twenty Democratic candidates. Two debates. Some awkward Spanish. Vox’s Ella Nilsen hits the highlights and Ezra Klein explains why Democrats should be worried. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2019
Supreme Count
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The Supreme Court dropped two doozies today. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang details a ruling on the 2020 census before Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how the Court finally weighed in on partisan gerrymandering. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2019
"Safe and sanitary"
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The Senate passed $4.6 billion in emergency aid for the crisis at the southwestern border today. Last night, the House passed its own version. Aid will help, but for lasting change Congress will have to deal with Flores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2019
Republicans on the run
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A landmark cap-and-trade bill in Oregon is on life support after Republicans fled the state to avoid voting on it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2019
The rise and fall of R. Kelly
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R. Kelly is facing new criminal charges, as well as investigations that involve the IRS, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security. Jim DeRogatis went from reviewing his music to documenting his alleged misdeeds against minors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2019
Never forget
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The 9/11 first responders and Jon Stewart are fighting Congress for what they hope is the last time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2019
Drone down
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Iran kicked off the day by blowing up a very expensive US surveillance drone. Vox's Alex Ward explains why tensions keep getting more tense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2019
I see fake people
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Doctored videos of Nancy Pelosi and Mark Zuckerberg have Congress worried about the nation’s grasp on reality. Drew Harwell from the Washington Post explains how “deepfakes” might corrupt upcoming elections. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2019
Change for a 20?
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As Washington gears up for the 2020 elections, it's fighting over who should be on the $20 bill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2019
After the ouster
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Sudanese protesters pulled off the impossible: ousting dictator Omar al-Bashir. Now, the protestors face a new adversary: al-Bashir's military. Reem Abbas reports on the latest from Khartoum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2019
Little pink houses for nobody
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California is the most populous state in the country, but people increasingly can’t afford to live there. Single family zoning is partly to blame, but state legislators haven’t been able to dump the housing policy. Minneapolis has. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2019
Hong Kong in the streets
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Hundreds of thousands of people are protesting in Hong Kong. CNN’s Matt Rivers is on the scene and the BBC's Helier Cheung explains how British colonialism complicated everything. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2019
Guatemala’s corruption conundrum
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There are nearly twenty candidates vying to be president of Guatemala. Some are being investigated for corruption by the country’s watchdog court, the CICIG. But corruption isn’t the only problem facing Guatemala right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2019
Planting dreams
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Erica Alfaro just got her master’s degree. But underneath the cap and gown is the story of migrant farm workers, a teen pregnancy, and domestic abuse. Wil Del Pilar explains why it’s time for colleges to do more to cater to first-generation college students like Erica and himself. (Daniel Alarcón of Radio Ambulante guest hosts.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2019
Mushroom magic
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Denver and Oakland have become the first US cities to effectively decriminalize magic mushrooms. Michael Pollan, author of “How to Change Your Mind,” explains how taking a trip could help treat depression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2019
My Brexit brings all the boys to the yard
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Right-wing politicians in the UK are under attack. Delicious, sticky attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2019
Crisis of faith
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Iraq’s Christian population has been fleeing the country en masse. The United States wants to help, so long as they don’t come here. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2019
The new secession
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Wealthy white residents are trying to secede from East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. The Atlantic’s Adam Harris says they’re part of a growing trend of school resegregation. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2019
It’s hard to ratify U-S-M-C-A
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President Trump wants his NAFTA replacement deal ratified. But President Trump appears to be standing in the way. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2019
Sex and branding
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Nxivm: sounds like a drug, looks like a cult. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2019
Agent Assange?
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Julian Assange was already in heaps of trouble when the United States indicted him under the Espionage Act last week. Now he (and journalism) might be put on trial. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2019
Mueller speaks
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Special counsel Robert Mueller made his first public statement about his investigation today. No questions. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2019
Hack to the Future
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Baltimore is under attack. Hackers have hijacked the city’s online services and are demanding $100,000 worth of bitcoin. ProPublica’s Renee Dudley explains how ransomware is threatening cities across the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2019
How to save a life
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Dylan Matthews, host of Vox's Future Perfect podcast, gave away his kidney because it felt like the right thing to do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2019
"Keep our honor clean"
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President Trump is reportedly considering issuing a series of pardons for alleged war crimes in time for Memorial Day. Some see parallels to Nixon’s handling of the My Lai massacre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2019
Tissue issues
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Stem cell clinics are popping up all over the United States. They're profitable and full of promises, but almost totally unregulated. ProPublica's Caroline Chen explores the shadier side of a booming business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2019
The mother of all elections
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When you have 900 million eligible voters, elections take a little longer. After 39 days of polling, India’s will be over this week. Journalist Ashish Malhotra explains what’s at stake from New Delhi. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2019
How to kill a gram
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Today, a new definition of the kilogram officially takes effect. But it's just one piece in the massively complicated history of weight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2019
All shows must die
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What do we say to the God of Death? Not today. Explained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2019
The race to ban abortion
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The governor of Alabama signed the nation’s strictest anti-abortion bill into law. Vox’s Anna North explains what the legislation means and Sean Rameswaram speaks with Eric Johnston, the man who helped write it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2019
Make America Trade Again
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President Trump's trade war with China just got a lot worse. Can you feel it? Vox's Matthew Yglesias says most Americans won't, but it's still bad for America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2019
The fight for your face
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Today San Francisco could become the first American city to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology. Vox’s Sigal Samuel explains how a cool sci-fi feature might now wreak havoc on civil liberties. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2019
Life sentence, no trial
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Terry Allen has been in prison for over 30 years without a conviction because of a little-known rule that was meant to reform the criminal justice system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2019
Missile in a bottle
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After a long hiatus, Kim Jong-un is back to launching missiles. A lot of people are up in arms, but Vox's Alex Ward says North Korea's Supreme Leader is only interested in one of them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2019
Uber but for strikes
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Uber drivers want some R-E-S-P-E-C-T. And it might actually be as easy as A-B-C. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2019
Who framed Mayor Pete?
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Two right-wing operatives tried to frame Mayor Pete Buttigieg for sexual assault. It didn’t go as planned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2019
“Awwww, Shucky Ducky!”
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President Trump has tried and failed to install two controversial candidates onto the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias argues that while failing the president might also be succeeding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2019
Sarah Kliff vs. Zuckerberg General
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