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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
Mask on? Mask off?
1688
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
1714
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
1687
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
1641
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
1485
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
1622
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
1557
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?
1511
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
1112
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
1214
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
1329
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
1574
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
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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?
1272
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
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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
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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
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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
1482
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
1996
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?
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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)
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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'
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
1358
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
1304
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'
1564
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
1613
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
1590
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'
1100
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
1268
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
1268
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
1570
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
1426
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
1492
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
1314
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
1330
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
1227
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
1391
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
1009
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
1140
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
1326
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
1390
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
1425
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
1140
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
1414
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
1161
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
1419
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"
1423
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
1414
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
1626
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?
1341
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
1554
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
1400
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
1322
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
1297
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
1703
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)
1193
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)
1455
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!
1464
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
1415
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
1267
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
1202
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"
1046
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
1270
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
2017
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
1554
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
1276
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
1293
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?
1217
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
1458
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
1140
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
1611
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
1339
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
1490
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
1541
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
1190
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
1391
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
1227
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
1451
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?
1335
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
1053
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
1267
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
1466
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"
1330
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
1168
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
1401
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
1368
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
1486
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
1417
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
1141
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
1030
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
1465
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
1353
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
1408
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?
1234
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!”
1437
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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Vox's Sarah Kliff has been writing about surprise ER bills for a year, but the practices at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital were unlike anything she had seen before. Her reporting changed them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2019
A Mueller walks into a Barr
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This week in Mueller report aftermath: An incendiary letter leaks; the attorney general spars with senators and then cancels a date with the House. Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick reflects on what might be a constitutional crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2019
Track and Female
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The track and field world is trying to figure out what it means to be female. South African Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya’s future is caught in the balance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2019
Bovine intervention
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Burger King announced it's going nationwide with a meatless Whopper that tastes like the real thing. Is this the end for Big Meat? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2019
After the smoke clears
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Sri Lanka is both returning to normalcy and struggling with last week’s Easter attacks. Roel Raymond provides an update from Colombo and Amarnath Amarasingam explains how nations can battle extremism without violating human rights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2019
Standoff at the NRA
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Things are so bad at the NRA that President Trump told the organization to get its act together today. Infighting, self-dealing, and lavish spending have led to a state investigation and turmoil at the top. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2019
Subpoena season
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Post-Mueller, President Trump is navigating a sea of subpoenas. He says he doesn't want his aides to testify, setting the stage for a showdown with the House. Vox's Dylan Scott explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2019
Tuition: Impossible
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel your college debt. To pay for it, she wants to tax the ultra-rich and take more than just their income. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2019
Follow the drugs
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For the first time, federal prosecutors have brought drug trafficking charges against pharmaceutical executives. It's one way to fight the opioid crisis. Vox's German Lopez went to Vermont in search of another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2019
Martin Sheen 2020?
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Ukraine elected a new president on Sunday and his only meaningful preparation for the position was playing the president on TV. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2019
Sri Lanka's Easter attacks
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Almost 300 people were killed in a string of bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. Roel Raymond reports from Colombo and Amarnath Amarasingam explains how this attack was both familiar and unprecedented. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2019
Frankenswine
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Maybe you've heard about the pig brains that were resuscitated by Yale researchers? But did you hear about the human brain genes that were inserted into monkey embryos in China? Vox's Brian Resnick and Sigal Samuel explain some scary science. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2019
It's Robert Time!
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Attorney General William Barr released Robert Mueller’s report today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop reads between the redactions and Ezra Klein explains what it all means. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2019
The Jeffrey Epstein scandal isn't over
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A Florida millionaire created a system to sexually abuse around 80 young girls. The sitting Secretary of Labor who let him off easy might now be held accountable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2019
My lovely lady pumps
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Check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2019
It's a great time to cheat on your taxes
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The IRS is in a bit of a crisis. ProPublica’s Paul Kiel explains how a profitable government agency succumbed to politics and ended up losing tens of billions in revenue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2019
Maximum Pressure
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Earlier this week, President Trump designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. It is the first time the United States has ever given such a designation to a part of another nation’s government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2019
They called it (a revolution)
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After 30 years in power, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the authoritarian leader of Sudan, has been ousted. Reporter Reem Abbas explains how the Sudanese people reclaimed power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2019
Medicare Bears
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Senator Bernie Sanders rolled out a new Medicare-for-all bill today. Vox’s Sarah Kliff explains how such a huge overhaul of the healthcare system went from fringe to mainstream. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2019
Achy Breaky Charts
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“Old Town Road” officially became the most popular song in America today. But it’s also the most controversial. Vox’s Allegra Frank chronicles Lil Nas X’s challenges with the charts and Charlie Harding, co-host of the “Switched on Pop” podcast, attempts to figure out what counts as country. *An earlier version of our episode misstated the origins of “country trap.” Lil Nas X calls Young Thug a pioneer in the genre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2019
A brutal new law in Brunei
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Sex between men will now get you stoned to death in Brunei. It’s a strict reading of Sharia by a sultan who seems to have little regard for it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2019
The Art of the Green New Deal
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It's the hottest resolution since sliced bread. But is it just empty calories? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2019
Banned: Aid
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After months of threats, President Donald Trump has officially taken steps to cut off aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Vox's Dara Lind explains what this might mean for the current unprecedented wave of family migration to the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2019
RU$H HOUR
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New York City wants to charge drivers a congestion fee to slim down traffic. We travel the world to see if it’s a good idea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2019
What women really want
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To mark Equal Pay Day 2019, Vox’s Sarah Kliff reveals the very simple reason women earn less than men. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2019
The right to refuse
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The Texas Senate is debating a bill that would give state-licensed professionals the freedom to deny services based on religious beliefs. Lauren McGaughy from the Dallas Morning News says the state's LGBT community feels directly threatened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2019
Once, twice, three times a Brexit
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Theresa May staked her prime ministership on her Brexit deal and, for the third time, the British Parliament rejected it. Vox's Jen Kirby explains a very bad day for Theresa May. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2019
Grounded
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Unsettling details continue to arise about Boeing's 737 Max and now Congress is pressing the FAA and America's largest manufacturing exporter for answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2019
I got 5G on it
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You've heard about the trade war, but how about the phone war? Politico's Steven Overly explains why the US and China are fighting over Huawei and 5G. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2019
The Golan Heights
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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, breaking with decades of United States policy. The move could alter the Middle East forever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2019
The report on the report
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Robert Mueller's investigation has ended and Attorney General William Barr has furnished a four-page summary. Vox's Andrew Prokop says this is far from over. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2019
Jacinda
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The terrorist attacks in New Zealand have thrust Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into the spotlight. Radio New Zealand’s Jane Patterson explains the 38-year-old's improbable rise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2019
Electoral College dropout
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Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are calling to abolish the Electoral College and a dozen states have signed on to a plan that would subvert it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2019
Tried six times for the same crime
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Today the Supreme Court hears oral arguments about Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime: a quadruple homicide at a furniture store in Mississippi. Madeleine Baran, host of the “In the Dark” podcast, explains how this case represents a fundamental problem with jury selection in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2019
CBD? TBD.
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CBD is winding up in your lattes, your gummies, and your massages, but what exactly is it? And is anyone regulating it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2019
American hate
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The Christchurch shooting took place thousands of miles from the United States, but for Muslims in America, the threat of white supremacy remains very real. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2019
A mass shooting, live-streamed
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A terrorist attacked two mosques in New Zealand during Friday prayer, killing at least 49 people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2019
Boeing 737 Max
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Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed on Sunday killing all 157 aboard. The response was unprecedented. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2019
Becky with the bad grades
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Remember Aunt Becky from Full House? She might be heading to the big house. Fifty grown-ups, including Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, are facing federal charges over college admissions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2019
For all eyes only
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Can't pass an FBI background check? Not a problem. That's the Trump administration's approach to top secret security clearances for some White House officials. Now Democrats are launching an investigation. Vox's Ella Nilsen explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2019
Sailing a boat on an alien sea
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SpaceX and Blue Origin have been driving much of the excitement around space travel for the past several years, but NASA got back in the game today. Dr. Ellen Stofan, the agency’s former chief scientist, explains what’s next for us, Mars, infinity and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2019
Trump's money man
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Michael Cohen mentioned one name multiple times during his Congressional testimony: accountant Allen Weisselberg. We peel back the curtain on the keeper of Trump's fiercely guarded secrets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2019
The Title X factor
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The Trump administration got a lot closer to defunding Planned Parenthood this week — 21 states are fighting back with a sweeping new lawsuit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2019
Uh-oh, Trudeau!
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Canada’s prime minister is accused of pressuring his attorney general to go easy on a wealthy corporation, and two cabinet officials resigned in protest. With an election mere months away, can Justin Trudeau survive? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2019
Outbreak
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The United States officially eliminated measles in 2000. But the deadly disease is making a comeback, and the anti-vaccine movement is largely to thank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2019
Michael Jackson, allegedly
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Two men accuse Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them as children in a new HBO documentary. Sean Rameswaram speaks with the film's director and a lawyer representing the estate of Michael Jackson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2019
Friends without benefits
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Facebook moderators watch suicides, decapitations, and drone attacks so you don’t have to—and they’re paid just a fraction of what the average Facebook employee makes. The Verge’s Casey Newton got a rare glimpse inside “the Trauma Floor.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2019
Terrorism, airstrikes, tea
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The long-simmering feud between nuclear powers India and Pakistan is boiling over. Ankit Panda from The Diplomat explains why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2019
Michael Cohen LIVE
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After weeks of delays and drama, President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, testified before Congress today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop says his statements amount to much more than blockbuster political theater. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2019
Your money is under arrest
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Police can seize your property without ever charging you with a crime. And you probably won’t get it back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2019
Aiding chaos
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Venezuela's whole “two presidents” thing has turned lethal. Emiliana Duarte spent the weekend at Venezuela’s border with Colombia where security forces faced off against protesters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2019
Jussie Smollett's worst enemy
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Jussie Smollett was the victim of a racist, homophobic hate crime last month. Or at least that’s what he’d have you believe. The Advocate’s Zach Stafford tells the Smollett saga from its shocking start to its outrageous end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2019
Train takes a bullet
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Californians were promised high-speed rail. Eleven years and billions of dollars later, all they have is a fight with President Trump. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias laments a train in vain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2019
HQ2-1
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Amazon decided on two headquarters: one in New York and the other in Arlington, Virginia. One deal fell apart, the other just might work out perfectly. Today, Explained’s Noam Hassenfeld finds out why. ************** Clarification: We noted that New York offered $3 billion in subsidies to Amazon. We have clarified that this was a mix of both cash grants and tax incentives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2019
A little privacy, please
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The Verge's Casey Newton says a California privacy law to protect your online data might finally push federal legislators to come up with one set of rules for the entire country. Recode's Kara Swisher says it's high time big tech gets its act together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2019
2020 vision
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Nearly a dozen candidates have announced their run for the presidency and 2019 has only just begun. John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest explains the endless American tradition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2019
Emergency podcast!
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President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency today. It’s the latest installment in his controversial “Build the wall!” series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2019
The 400% interest rate
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Remember the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? It’s not doing so well. Enforcement is down by 75 percent, employees are leaving in droves, and now regulations are being rolled back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2019
Race runs through it
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Virginia: birthplace of American democracy and American slavery, first state to elect a black governor and maybe the first to have a governor with a KKK costume on his yearbook page. Christy Coleman from the American Civil War Museum in Richmond explains the duality of Old Dominion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2019
Killing Sears
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Sears was on its way to the graveyard of American icons when its former CEO, a reclusive billionaire named Eddie Lampert, stepped in to buy it. Unfortunately, he’s the same CEO who led the company into bankruptcy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2019
Virginia is for scandals
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First it was blackface. And maybe the KKK? Then there was an accusation of sexual assault. Then more blackface. Then another sexual assault. Welcome to Virginia 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2019
Alexa, disable camera
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Jeff Bezos. Donald Trump. The Washington Post. The National Enquirer. This dick pic is not like the others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2019
Inauguration investigation
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President Trump’s inaugural committee this week received a sweeping subpoena. Federal prosecutors in New York want to know where a record-breaking amount of money came from and where exactly it went. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2019
Pushing opioids over lunch
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Let's do lunch! And talk Oxy! A new study suggests a correlation between aggressive marketing and opioid overdoses. The timing isn't great for Purdue Pharma. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2019
The State of the World
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President Trump delivers his second State of the Union tonight, but how’s the world doing? Believe it or not, Vox’s Dylan Matthews says things are getting much, much better. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2019
The Shadow Rulers
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Big changes are afoot at the second-biggest federal agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs. ProPublica’s Isaac Arnsdorf explains how a trio of President Trump’s friends has been leading the charge from outside the VA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2019
Written in blood
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For 31 years, Joe Bryan has been in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. He was convicted based on bloodstain-pattern analysis, but ProPublica’s Pamela Colloff says it's way less scientific than you might think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2019
They're calling it a revolution
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Historic protests threaten to topple Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir. Reporter Reem Abbas speaks to Sean Rameswaram after being tear gassed in Khartoum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2019
All your data for $20
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Facebook has been paying 13- to 35-year-olds $20 in exchange for access to their phones and Apple isn't happy about it. The Verge’s Casey Newton explains what happens when your hardware gets mad at your software. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2019
Peace with the Taliban
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The US and the Taliban are working out a deal to end America’s longest war. Afghanistan is nervous. Vox’s Jennifer Williams explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2019
Grounding the shutdown
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Air traffic controllers aren’t allowed to strike, but they may have found another way to end the government shutdown on Friday. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias determines whether the country learned anything from its pointless and painful political exercise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2019
The Man with the Nixon Tattoo
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It’s been quite a day for Roger Stone. Arrested before dawn. Released on $250,000 bond. Called Alex Jones. Gave a circus of a press conference. Vox's Andrew Prokop explains the latest development in the Mueller investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2019
Venezuela's two presidents
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In one corner, there’s Nicolás Maduro, the incumbent presiding over a failing economy. In the other, you have Juan Guaidó, a 35-year-old lawmaker who just declared himself president, backed by the United States and most of Latin America. Journalist Mariana Zuniga explains the standoff from Caracas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2019
Ebola is back
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The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history is spreading toward a major city. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains whether you should panic now, later, or maybe never. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2019
SHUTDATE UPDOWN
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President Donald Trump would very much like a deal to end his shutdown. The Republican-controlled Senate is with him. Vox’s Dara Lind explains why the road ahead remains long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2019
28 Days Later
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The partial government shutdown is now officially a record-breaking, trip-cancelling, State of the Union-postponing, Cardi B-angering hot mess. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2019
When your power company is a felon
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What if your utility were a felon filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy? You would be one of 16 million in California. KQED’s Marisa Lagos lays out Pacific Gas and Electric’s woes and Vox’s Umair Irfan says this is just the beginning of our power problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2019
The Roberts Court
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The Supreme Court is back in session and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick says Chief Justice John Roberts is ready to take a swing at balancing an increasingly partisan bench. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2019
The $600 EpiPen
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If there’s one thing pretty much everyone in the government can agree on, it’s this: prescription drug prices are too damn high. But how to fix them? Vox’s Dylan Scott showcases seven solutions floating around Congress. ***************************************************************** Are you interested in more discussions around health care policy? Join Vox's Facebook community for conversation and updates. bit.ly/VoxCareFBgroup Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2019
Chapo Big House
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Brooklyn really does have everything: a basketball team, a laundromat-pinball bar, and now the drug lord trial of the century. Keegan Hamilton, host of the “Chapo” podcast from Vice News, explains what it’s like to stare deep into the eyes of former Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, aka “El Chapo”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2019
The shutdown gets very, very real
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Come midnight, the government shutdown will be the longest in US history. Vox’s Li Zhou runs through the consequences for federal workers and the rest of America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2019
What can the president do during a national emergency?
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This morning, the president doubled down on his threat to declare a national emergency to build a border wall. Such a declaration could also allow him to send in the troops, freeze your bank account, and shut down the internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2019
Let's talk about tax, baby. Let's talk about AOC.
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Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has floated a marginal tax rate of 70% for top earners in America. A lot of people are upset, and even more have no idea how it works. *********************************** Check out this easy video on how tax brackets work: https://youtu.be/VJhsjUPDulw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2019
The troop withdrawal withdrawal
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National security advisor John Bolton traveled to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan, who cancelled today. It's the latest development in a very messy troop withdrawal President Trump announced in late December. Vox's Jennifer Williams explains what the clusterf**k happened. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2019
The nine lives of Obamacare
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Obamacare’s back in the crosshairs. Vox’s Sarah Kliff breaks down a lawsuit that’s pitting states’ attorneys general against each other, and how the new House will defend the landmark legislation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2019
You should not throw away your shot
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Around 80,000 people died of the flu last season. Despite that, Sean doesn’t want to get the flu shot. Luckily, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health is here to hit him with some hard and fast facts. And history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2019
Who is Paul Whelan and why does Russia think he’s a spy?
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Paul Whelan went to Moscow for a wedding. The Russians arrested him, and today charged him with espionage. Amie Ferris-Rotman, Moscow correspondent for the Washington Post, explains how Russia might be using him as leverage to win back one of its own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2019
Shutdown
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It’s Day 12 of the government shutdown. Vox’s Li Zhou explains what that means for the country and Matthew Yglesias argues that the core issue of the wall is fundamentally dumb. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2019
Let's Explain "Today, Explained"
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If you like this trailer, then you're going to love this show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 01, 2019
All my friends are robocalls
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Why even answer the phone anymore? All your questions about all those pesky automated phone calls are answered in this holiday rebroadcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2018
The Stanford Prison Correction
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In 1971, a professor locked a bunch of young men in a basement to understand evil. The results were explosive. This summer, it all came crashing down. Vox’s Brian Resnick explains what’s going on with the Stanford Prison Experiment in this holiday rebroadcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2018
Black Panther is (still) the most important movie of 2018
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We called it! Sean Rameswaram attends a "Black Panther"-themed engagement party and speaks to Evan Narcisse, writer of the "Rise of the Black Panther" comic books, in this holiday rebroadcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2018
"A horrible miscarriage of justice"
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A Florida millionaire created a system to rape or abuse at least 80 young girls for years. The current Secretary of Labor may have helped him get away with it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2018
The most powerful woman in the world
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is officially planning her exit from politics. The Guardian’s Kate Connolly explains how an awkward scientist became the most powerful woman in the world and defined a global immigration crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2018
Take a penny, take a penny
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The Trump Foundation is shutting down. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold shares a series of increasingly unbelievable stories about the charity's shenanigans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2018
The World in 2018
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The North Korea summit. Brexit chaos. The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The hosts of Vox's Worldly podcast look back on the biggest international stories of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2018
Tumblr's war on sex
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Tumblr is removing adult content from its platform today. Vox’s Aja Romano says it's about much more than banning “female-presenting nipples". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2018
This episode is unrated
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"The House That Jack Built" opens in select theaters across the country today, but it’s not the version director Lars von Trier wanted you to see. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) put the kibosh on the director’s cut. Some say it’s censorship, but Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson explains how the MPAA is trying to save Hollywood from itself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2018
Paul Ryan vs. himself
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After 20 years, Speaker Paul Ryan is set to leave the House of Representatives in early January. Ezra Klein says Paul Ryan’s legacy would be a big let down to… Paul Ryan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2018
Fraud, actually
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One man in North Carolina may have swung an election by defrauding voters. But North Carolina is interested in stopping a different type of voter fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2018
The Replacements
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President Trump is looking to fill some key positions. One pick is a former attorney general, another comes from "Fox & Friends". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2018
"Totally clears the President. Thank you!"
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Except it doesn't. Vox's Andrew Prokop explains why the latest pieces of Robert Mueller's puzzle are bad news for President Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2018
Wait, why did Canada arrest a Chinese CFO?
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Canada arrested a Chinese executive at the request of the United States this week. It may set off a whole new Cold War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2018
Don Jr.
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There used to be one Trump Tower controversy. Now there are two. Donald Trump Jr. is in the middle of both of them. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold explains what Don Jr. has been up to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2018
Power, stripped
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Wisconsin Republicans are scrambling to pass last-minute measures that would strip the incoming Democratic governor of a lot of his powers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2018
Is it time to delete Facebook?
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The Verge’s Casey Newton explains the pros and cons of staying on Facebook after the latest scandal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2018
One-term wonder
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George H. W. Bush went from a record-breaking 89 percent approval rating after the Gulf War to losing his re-election bid to an upstart from Arkansas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2018
Humans 2.0
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A Chinese scientist says he has genetically engineered two human babies, with another on the way. Is this the beginning of the end? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2018
Madam Speaker
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Nancy Pelosi is now officially the nominee for Speaker of the House. Time's Molly Ball explains who's happy and who's mad about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2018
Mandatory minimums
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President Trump and both parties actually agree on something: mandatory minimum sentences are too harsh. Can they fix them? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2018
Battleship: Russia vs. Ukraine
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Russia rammed one of its ships into a Ukrainian tug boat, further straining an already strung-out relationship. Vox’s Alex Ward takes us on a voyage to the Black Sea. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2018
From bad to worse at the border
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U.S. Border Patrol tear-gassed asylum seekers who rushed the border yesterday. Maya Averbuch was there reporting for the New York Times. Vox’s Dara Lind explains how the Trump administration might deal with its asylum problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2018
When dogs fly
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Airlines are getting tough on emotional support animals. Some people think they're a scam. Science isn’t sure. An expert weighs in, as does an emotional support dog. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2018
Those weird Cuban attacks
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The Trump administration is punishing Cuba in response to mysterious attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana. ProPublica's Sebastian Rotella explains what we know and what we don't. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2018
Still burning
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The Camp Fire is the most destructive fire in California history, surpassing a record set just a few months ago. Vox’s Umair Irfan heads to Paradise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2018
Do it for the gram
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Massive news: Scientists in France voted to officially redefine the kilogram today. They’ve been weighing their options for centuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2018
The simplest way to fix our gun laws
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California has the strictest gun laws in the country, but they didn't prevent last week’s mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. Vox’s German Lopez explains the flaws in California’s laws, and points to a far-away state doing a better job. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2018
The citizenship question
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The Trump administration would very much like to know if you’re a citizen come the 2020 census. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang explains how that might break the census. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2018
Sit in a circle. Save your baby’s life.
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South Carolina used to be one of the most dangerous places in America to have a baby. But now, it’s reducing infant mortality with an unconventional approach: having pregnant women talk to each other. Listen and subscribe to The Impact: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Overcast | Pocket Casts | RadioPublic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2018
Total Recount
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Almost a week after the midterm elections, several key races remain undecided and recounts are coming. The president calls shenanigans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2018
Could one man’s death change the conflict in Yemen?
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The journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has put the spotlight on an unlikely place: Yemen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2018
thank u, next (Attorney General remix)
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out. His replacement has criticized the Mueller probe. Is the investigation safe? Vox’s Andrew Prokop isn’t so sure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2018
What now?
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The results are in! Vox’s Libby Nelson provides a rundown. Matthew Yglesias predicts the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2018
Why is voting optional?
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For answers, we head to Australia where it isn't. Turnout surpasses 90% and elections are celebrated with democracy sausages on the barbie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2018
Everything you need to know about tomorrow’s midterms
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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the midterm elections are tomorrow. A pair of Vox’s congressional reporters take a tour of key races before Ezra Klein takes a deep breath and talks stakes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2018
Can I hack it? (Yes, you can.)
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Hacking our elections is so easy, a 7-year-old can do it. (Really.) How we got here and why the best solution is one you might not expect. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2018
$$ FREE MONEY FREE MONEY $$
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What if the government just gave everyone money? No strings attached. Crazier things have happened. Nixon even tried to implement such a program once. The Atlantic's Annie Lowrey explains how universal basic income could work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2018
What the frack is up with Colorado
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Colorado's Proposition 112 is dividing the state. The ballot measure could severely limit oil and gas production, including fracking. Sean Rameswaram speaks with Cody Doane, who's Team Fracking, even though there was a lethal natural gas explosion near his kids' pre-school. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2018
One week to midterms, 5000 troops to border
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THE CARAVAN IS COMING! DISEASE! MUSLIMS! DANGER! LOCK THE BORDER! Or maybe just listen to this episode in which Vox’s Dara Lind separates truth from fiction about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2018
Tree of Life
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A mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has confirmed what many believed to be true: Anti-Semitism is on the rise in America, and it's fueling white nationalism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2018
The Purge
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More than 50,000 voters in Georgia have found themselves on a “pending list.” One candidate for governor is responsible for it. The other is fighting it. The outcome could turn Georgia purple and make Stacey Abrams the first black woman to run an American state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2018
Bombs in the mail
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America’s favorite Democrats are getting pipe bombs in the mail. Who even mails bombs anymore? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2018
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Kill the Treaty
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The Trump administration announced it’s throwing out a decades-old arms treaty with Russia. Arms control specialist Alexandra Bell explains why this news pairs well with a stiff drink. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2018
What the transgender memo means
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A leaked Health and Human Services memo has left transgender Americans feeling like the Trump administration wants to define them out of existence. Dominic Holden from BuzzFeed News says the whole situation is much more complicated. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2018
We're gonna need a bigger vote
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A ballot initiative on November 6 might re-enfranchise over a million Floridians. Demetrius Jifunza explains what it would mean to regain the right to vote. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2018
FW: FW: FW: SECRETS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM
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Metabolism is one of the greatest mysteries of the human body. Vox’s Julia Belluz spends a day in a metabolic chamber and emerges with some answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2018
Consequences
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It is now almost certain that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered at the hands of the Saudi government. As more and more gruesome details emerge, things get worse and worse for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2018
Affirmative reaction
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Harvard is on trial. A group of Asian Americans is facing off against the college in court, where it might dismantle the very affirmative action law that was meant to help minorities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2018
Beto and Ted's Excellent Adventure
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Everything’s bigger in Texas, including a Senate race that feels more like a presidential one. Texas Monthly’s Eric Benson explains how Beto O’Rourke might break the Democrats’ dry spell in the Lone Star State on the eve of the second O’Rourke-Cruz debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2018
Remember, remember the 6th of November
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Midterm elections are three weeks and a day away. Vox’s Dylan Scott says if you think the country's polarized, you ain't seen nothing yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2018
The $629 Band-Aid
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Imagine a world where a Band-Aid costs $629. Bad news: you live in that world. Vox’s Sarah Kliff explains how American hospitals tack on “facility fees” to cover their expansive costs, and a new solution that's getting bipartisan support. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2018
Disappeared
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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, but he never left. Now, Turkish officials claim he was killed and then dismembered with a bone saw. Saudi dissident Ghanem al-Masarir al-Dosari explains how speaking out against the Saudi government became a matter of life or death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2018
Earth is cancelled due to weather
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The United Nations now says the planet has 12 years to avoid catastrophic climate change. Vox’s Umair Irfan explores the options humanity has left. ******************************************** Vox crunched 3.1T of data so you can see how much and how fast America is warming. You can see how fast your city is warming here: https://www.vox.com/a/weather-climate-change-us-cities-global-warming Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2018
Nikki out
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Surprise! Nikki Haley, President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned. Vox’s Alex Ward explains why one of the most popular members of the Trump cabinet would want to leave. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2018
The death penalty and the gopher frog
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Brett Kavanaugh starts his new job tomorrow. The Washington Post’s Robert Barnes previews the Supreme Court’s new term and Vox’s Matthew Yglesias says his first day cements a shift 25 years in the making. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2018
All my friends are robocalls
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Why even answer the phone anymore? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2018
The Kavanaugh report is here and no, you can't see it
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The FBI has finished its investigation of Brett Kavanaugh. Today, senators entered a highly secured room to review it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2018
How to run for president from a hospital bed
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One candidate was stabbed. Another is sitting in jail. His replacement was slapped with corruption charges. Just your friendly neighborhood candidates for president in Brazil. *********** Correction: This episode mistakenly notes that a leading presidential candidate died in a helicopter crash in 2014. Eduardo Campos actually died in a plane crash. *********** Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2018
Good news for Canadians who like milk
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The United States, Mexico, and Canada have a new trade deal. It’s called USMCA, or “the new NAFTA.” Vox’s Jen Kirby breaks it down before political scientist Ian Bremmer determines who's really going to benefit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2018
Internet fist fight
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California passed the strongest net neutrality law the country’s ever seen this weekend. The Department of Justice immediately sued. Who’s gonna win this broadband spat? ******************************** Tap here to find out more about Vox Media's new podcasts: https://www.voxmedia.com/about-vox-media/2018/9/24/17882894/vmpn-fall-2018-slate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2018
"Somebody's gotta explain this to Trump"
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After tense words and a walkout, the Republicans got their man and the Democrats got their FBI investigation. Vox's Ezra Klein explains how both sides sorta won. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2018
Testimony (Part 2 of 2)
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Today, Brett Kavanaugh responded to Christine Blasey Ford's testimony that he tried to rape her in high school. (An episode on Ford's testimony was released earlier today.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2018
Testimony (Part 1 of 2)
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Today, Christine Blasey Ford publicly testified about her allegations that Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in high school. (Expect an additional episode about Kavanaugh's testimony in a few hours.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2018
The ghost of Florence
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Dozens died, millions of animals drowned, billions of dollars worth in damage done, and Hurricane Florence isn’t even over yet. Before rebuilding begins, the government offers a way out. ******************************** Tap here to find out more about Vox Media's new podcasts:  https://www.voxmedia.com/about-vox-media/2018/9/24/17882894/vmpn-fall-2018-slate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2018
Red light, green card
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The Trump administration wants to make it a whole lot harder to get a green card. Vox's Dara Lind explains the newest proposal to rein in legal immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2018
Accusers, plural
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing more accusations of sexual misconduct. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2018
Chicago on trial
1423
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times. His murder trial began this week, four years after Laquan was killed. WBEZ's Shannon Heffernan explains how this shooting has changed Chicago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2018
elon r u ok
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Elon Musk is having a bit of a week, a month, a year. Now the Department of Justice is investigating him, as is Today, Explained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2018
China's concentration camps
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China has a secret that’s slowly slipping out: roughly a million Uighurs are being held in “reeducation camps”. Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist, explains how reporting on China’s human rights abuses against Muslims led to the disappearance of 23 of her relatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2018
Now’s a great time to commit some white-collar crime
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The Mueller investigation has revealed how easy it is to get away with white-collar crime in the United States. ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger explains how we got here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2018
What the letter said
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Christine Blasey Ford has come forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Vox's Li Zhou recounts the alleged assault and Emily Bazelon from the New York Times Magazine explains what might come next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2018
Back to Juul
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The FDA announced this week it’s cracking down on e-cigarettes, demanding that manufacturers like Juul prove within 60 days they aren’t harmful to youth. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains why kids love vaping and why they shouldn't. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2018
Have you talked to God about this?
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Today, Pope Francis met with American bishops at the Vatican to discuss the fallout from a report on decades of abuse by priests. A religion reporter explains the widening crisis within the Church, before a Jesuit priest and a few everyday Catholics struggle with how it affects their faith. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2018
CAROLINAS, PLEASE EVACUATE
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Meteorologist Angela Fritz forecasts the catastrophic storm that's about to slam the Carolinas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2018
Deadname
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Three transgender women of color have been murdered in the past two weeks. ProPublica’s Lucas Waldron explains why so many murders of trans people remain unsolved, and why a lot of it boils down to something called a “deadname.” ****************************************** Watch the Vox-ProPublica video on how ID laws can put trans people in danger: https://bit.ly/2MkETod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2018
Game, Upset, Match
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Naomi Osaka defeated her lifelong hero Serena Williams to win the US Open on Saturday. The match might be remembered for the wrong reasons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2018
Arrested for reporting a massacre
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Two Reuters reporters have been sentenced to seven years in prison for calling attention to a recent massacre in Myanmar. The United Nations says it's part of a larger genocide to wipe Rohingya from the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2018
But his emails!
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Brett Kavanaugh’s emails are spilling out and they’re causing waves on Capitol Hill. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2018
Bad blood
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The scandal-plagued blood-testing startup Theranos is shutting down. The Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou chronicles the rise and fall of a $10 billion business built on lies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2018
Confirmation screamings
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Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings for the United States Supreme Court began today. Slate's Dahlia Lithwick say they were unlike any she'd seen before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2018
America's worst defense attorney
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Who is Robert Mueller? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2018
Don't call it a comeback
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Louis CK surprised New York City's Comedy Cellar with a fresh set of jokes Sunday night. Some were not amused. Vox's Constance Grady explains how to apologize. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2018
Take a penny, take a penny
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New York investigators are turning up the heat on the Trump Foundation this summer. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold shares a series of increasingly unbelievable stories about the organization’s shenanigans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2018
False profit
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The top student loan officer in the country kicked off the school year by quitting. He says the Trump administration "turned its back on young people and their financial futures." Vox’s Libby Nelson explains one contentious call: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has rolled back Obama-era regulations on for-profit colleges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2018
The empty seat in Arizona
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Love him, hate him, or both, Senator John McCain will be remembered as a towering figure of American politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2018
Kill me maybe
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The EPA is rolling back Obama-era regulations on coal-fired plants. It says its decision will kill 1400 Americans per year by 2030. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2018
Insecurity complex
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The president has threatened to revoke the national security clearances for current and former government officials. The Washington Post's Shane Harris explains why this is a bad idea for basically everyone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2018
Guilty. Guilty. Guilty?
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In an unprecedented one-two punch Donald Trump’s personal lawyer pleaded guilty to and his campaign manager was found guilty of serious crimes yesterday evening. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explores the implications. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2018
19 cents per hour
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Inmates nationwide go on strike today to protest conditions they call “modern-day slavery": incarcerated Americans are paid pennies on the dollar for cooking food, making license plates, even fighting fires. The Marshall Project’s Nicole Lewis explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2018
No fair, ride share
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New York City has approved the first cap in the U.S. on Uber and Lyft vehicles. WIRED’s Aarian Marshall explains who’ll be impacted the most, and whether this is scooters’ big chance to zip ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2018
Never tweet
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Twitter temporarily banned Alex Jones and Infowars this week. Why'd it take so long? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2018
Saw something, said nothing
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A Pennsylvania grand jury has released a 1300-page report on child sex abuses within the state's Catholic Church. Jack Jenkins from Religion News Service peels back the curtain on 70 years of heinous assaults. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2018
Crazy. Rich. And finally seen.
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Crazy Rich Asians hits theaters today. Los Angeles Times film critic Jen Yamato says it's been 25 years in the making. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2018
Democracy Dies in Daylight
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Democracies can fall many ways: military coups, assassinations, mass protests. But what does it look like when a democracy quietly backslides into autocracy? Vox’s Zack Beauchamp went on a trip to Hungary to explore (with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2018
NASA shoots a billion dollars at the sun
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You might have missed it this weekend, but NASA shot a spaceship at the sun. Once it gets there, the Parker Solar Probe might find the secret to keeping our big hot star from destroying us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2018
"These bastards tried to kill me"
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Aubtin Heydari tells the story of how he was almost murdered by a white supremacist at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2018
This too shall MoviePass
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MoviePass is changing the way we see movies, but it's going to have to get its act together. Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2018
When a season lasts a year
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California’s Mendocino Complex Fire is now the biggest in the state’s recorded history, surpassing a record set… last year. Vox’s Umair Irfan says the worst is yet to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2018
Wrestling with Ohio State
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Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan wants to be the next Speaker of the House, but a pack of wrestlers could be blocking his path. Corky Siemaszko broke the story for NBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2018
HQ2
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Amazon will soon announce which city will land its second headquarters along with 50,000 new jobs. There’s a lot to win and maybe just as much to lose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2018
Is the economy great again?
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The US economy is booming, unemployment keeps dropping, and the country is in the midst of one of the longest economic expansions in our history. Guest host Ezra Klein talks with economist Betsey Stevenson about what's driving this growth — and whether President Trump deserves credit for it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2018
You must sign here
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An immigration lawyer at the border says ICE agents are pressuring parents into being deported with their children. Vox’s Dara Lind broke the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2018
Ready, print, fire
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Today was supposed to be a big day for people who wanted to make their own guns with 3D printers. But last night, a federal judge in Seattle temporarily banned a man named Cody Wilson from sharing blueprints for his weapons online. WIRED’s Andy Greenberg makes his own AR-15 and explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2018
How to solve the opioid crisis
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Vox's German Lopez explains America's opioid crisis and goes looking for a solution. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2018
Manafort, day in court
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The first trial of the Mueller investigation begins tomorrow. Vox’s Andrew Prokop runs through the many, many charges Paul Manafort is facing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2018
Delete your account
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Dan Harmon quit Twitter. James Gunn was fired by Disney. Sarah Silverman defended a nine-year-old joke about molestation. Vox’s Aja Romano explains why internet mobs are digging up celebrities’ old social media posts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2018
Cricketer-in-Chief
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A thrice-married, nightclub-loving cricket star just won Pakistan’s election. Mehreen Zahra-Malik explains why the military backed Imran Khan and Brookings’ Madiha Afzal explains why democracy in Pakistan never seems to last long. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2018
Soy Story
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The Trump administration stirred up a flurry of trade disputes that threatened to put farmers in the red. Then it threw out a lifesaver: $12 billion in emergency relief. A farmer in Minnesota tells us what she really thinks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2018
Graduating Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
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What’s up with the Parkland teens? Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School inspired over a million people to march for gun control a few months ago, but it’s been relatively quiet since. Turns out they’ve been busier than ever. David Hogg speaks to Sean Rameswaram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2018
The Endangered Endangered Species Act
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The White House has proposed stripping the Endangered Species Act of key provisions - the same legislation that helped save the grizzly bear, bald eagle and humpback whale. But Congressional Republicans say protecting some critters is hurting farmers and businesses in big ways. Vox’s Umair Irfan explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2018
Mr. Trump's wild week
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What a week. President Trump sided with President Putin, then he didn’t, then he did, then he didn’t again. Vox’s Alex Ward tries to keep up.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2018
The Stanford Prison Correction
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In 1971, a professor locked a bunch of young men in a basement to understand evil. The results were explosive. This summer, it all came crashing down. Vox’s Brian Resnick explains what’s going on with the Stanford Prison Experiment. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2018
Open casket, reopened case
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One of the most brutal murder cases in American history has been reopened. The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery explains how Emmett Till’s family might finally find justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2018
Does America need Sacha Baron Cohen?
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Bernie Sanders, Sarah Palin, and Dick Cheney walk into an interview. Sacha Baron Cohen is waiting for them. Vox’s Todd VanDerWerff explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2018
Vladimir's best day ever
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Vladimir Putin flatly denied Russian interference in the United States’s 2016 elections and President Trump refused to call him out. Former ambassador Nicholas Burns says it’s a sad day for America. Then Vox’s Andrew Prokop digs into the fresh indictments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2018
What are Democrats doing even?
1334
Republicans control the White House, Congress and most state legislatures. Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer explains how Democrats can dig themselves out of this hole. ************************************************************* CORRECTION: In this episode, we incorrectly state that the majority of white millennials voted for Donald Trump. Trump won the youngest white demographic (ages 18-29), but he won a plurality (47%) not a majority. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2018
I can't believe it's not breastmilk
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Breastmilk. Research says it’s the best, so why did the U.S. threaten to shut down a breastfeeding proposal at the World Health Assembly? Vox’s Julia Belluz says it all boils down to baby formula, the $70 billion industry lurking in the shadows. ******************************************* Are you pregnant? Have you ever been? Vox wants to provide more explainers on women's health and would love your help. You can fill out the survey here: http://bit.ly/voxpregnancy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2018
Brexiting is hard to do
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is losing cabinet members left and right. She can’t figure out how to Brexit. BBC's Rob Watson says the UK's breakup with the European Union is turning into its biggest political crisis since the Second World War. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2018
The New Justice
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Brett Kavanaugh is President Trump’s pick to replace Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. The New York Times Magazine’s Emily Bazelon says the nomination was decades in the making. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2018
Roe v. Wade v. Trump
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Tonight the president announces who might replace Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. During his campaign, he promised he would choose pro-life justices to dismantle the abortion case Roe v. Wade. Mary Ziegler, author of "After Roe", explains what the country might look like if the 1973 decision is overturned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2018
Say goodbye to Pruitt
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It’s official: Scott Pruitt will no longer lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Vox’s Umair Irfan explains why it doesn’t really matter who replaces him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2018
Tonight. Midnight. Trade war.
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When the clock strikes twelve tonight, the US government plans to hit Chinese goods with $34 billion in tariffs. China plans to lash back. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains who this trade war will hurt the most. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2018
Abolish ICE?
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#AbolishICE has gone from an online murmur to a national movement, but a lot of Americans are confused about what exactly Immigration and Customs Enforcement does. Vox’s Dara Lind explains the short history of the controversial agency and what it might mean to see it dissolved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2018
They call him AMLO
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Meet Mexico’s next president: Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Call him AMLO. He’s a leftist, a populist, and wasn’t shy about calling Donald Trump a “neo-fascist”. Professor Carlos Bravo Regidor explains how AMLO went from losing the presidency twice to winning it in a landslide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2018
We need to talk about Yemen
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The Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban this week, making it all but impossible for the citizens of seven countries to enter the United States. One of those countries is Yemen, which the United Nations says is undergoing the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. International Crisis Group’s Joost Hiltermann explains how things got so bad, and why they could get a lot worse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2018
Born to run
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to become the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress this November. The 28-year-old Democratic Socialist defeated ten-term Representative Joe Crowley in a massive upset for the Democratic Party. Vox’s Kay Steiger explains whether socialism is the future of the left. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2018
The most powerful man in America retires
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After 30 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement today. Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick explains what the departure of the swing vote means for the Court and the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2018
Yes we ban
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In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban. Emily Bazelon from The New York Times Magazine explains the opinion, a fiery dissent, and how the justices used this case to undo one of the Court’s most racist decisions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2018
Controversy for controversy's sake
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A 32-year-old from Santa Monica, California, helped President Trump conceive of the most divisive immigration policy in decades. The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins explains how Stephen Miller went from high school troll to West Wing advisor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2018
Redesigning life on Earth
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Bill and Melinda Gates are messing with nature. But they’re doing it to save the world. This week, their foundation gave away millions to make malaria-carrying mosquitoes extinct before long. On the way, they’ll have to tweak some DNA. Vox’s Joss Fong explains. ****************************************************** Check out the Vox Video on the ethical debate over using genetically modified mosquitoes: https://bit.ly/2kBle83 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2018
What the executive order doesn't fix
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President Trump signed an executive order which aims to end his own policy of family separation at the border. Yeah... it's confusing. Martha Mendoza from the Associated Press tries to parse it out, and immigration lawyer Anne Chandler explains the chaos families are still experiencing at the border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2018
UNHRC ya later
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The United States has been threatening to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council for some time, but President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley made it official last night. The announcement comes just one day after the council called the act of separating kids from their parents “unconscionable.” Foreign Policy’s Colum Lynch explains why the withdrawal is bad news for the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2018
Happy Juneteenth!
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It's Juneteenth! What is this holiday that hardly anyone fully understands? UCLA's Brenda Stevenson explains the history, and argues that the celebration of emancipation is more important now than ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2018
2,000
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That’s how many kids have been separated from their parents at border crossings over a six-week span since the Trump administration’s new zero tolerance policy took effect in April. CBS’s David Begnaud tours a holding facility in Texas. Then Vox’s Dara Lind explains why some conservatives are denouncing Trump’s new policy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2018
Little summer vampires
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Tiny blood-sucking Lyme-disease-carrying ticks are out to ruin your summer. Since 1991, Lyme disease has doubled in the United States due to a variety of factors, including global warming and suburbanization. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains how to avoid ticks and, if worse comes to worst, deal with Lyme disease. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2018
Mo Salah will make you care about soccer
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The World Cup kicks off today. Looking for a country to cheer for? Consider Egypt. The team might not be the most storied or stacked, but it’s got Mohamed Salah. The New York Times’ chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith explains how the Muslim player who prays after every goal (and there are many) has the potential to transcend xenophobia, Islamophobia, and run-of-the-mill racism on the road to Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2018
The Sessions Doctrine
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On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it harder for Central Americans fleeing gang violence or women escaping domestic violence to gain asylum in the United States. This comes after the Trump administration made a practice of separating families who have entered the country illegally. Vox’s Dara Lind explains how U.S. immigration policy is dramatically shifting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2018
How do you solve a problem like Korea?
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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made history today. Or did they? NPR’s Elise Hu was there. She explains what happened and what didn’t. Plus, The New Yorker’s Robin Wright recounts United States summit history. She says there are two keys to a successful summit, and Singapore's meeting lacked both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2018
Will work for healthcare
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Good news for poor Americans: Medicaid is expanding in several states. Bad news for poor Americans: Medicaid is expanding in several states with work requirements. How do poor people who can’t find work prove that they’re working to qualify for Medicaid? Vox’s Sarah Kliff explains this is an experiment that’s never been tried before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2018
Riding in cars without boys
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This week, the Saudi government issued driver’s licenses to women for the first time in the country’s history. But London School of Economics professor Madawi al Rasheed says Saudi women are hardly even people under the law. She explains what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia, and Vox’s Jenn Williams tells Sean Rameswaram about the Saudi prince who says he wants reform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2018
You're tariffing us apart
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North America isn't getting along anymore. Canada's Prime Minister is having testy phone calls with President Trump about the War of 1812. Mexico has slapped the United States with a $3 billion dollar tax bill. It all comes down to steel. Today, U.S. senators from both aisles announced new attempts to curb the president's tariffs power. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains how steel sparked a trade war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2018
Pardon me
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Scooter Libby. Dinesh D'Souza. So far, none of President Donald Trump’s pardons have had anything to do with his administration, but many believe he is flexing this particular muscle for an audience of one: Robert Mueller. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains why the president is dropping hints about pardoning himself and how American democracy may soon be tested. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2018
When your president acts like a dictator
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Nicaragua is spiraling into a state of national catastrophe, as clashes between police and student protesters over the past two months have left more than 100 dead. Reuters' Delphine Schrank explains why much of that anger is aimed towards President Daniel Ortega, who critics say is acting more and more like the dictator he helped kick out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2018
You can't have your cake
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Today the Supreme Court issued a decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, or as it’s colloquially known, the “gay cake” case. The 7-2 ruling sided with a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Most experts say the justices failed to make any rulings on same-sex rights versus religious freedoms, and The New York Times Magazine’s Emily Bazelon says that’s just the top layer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2018
2 Big 2 Fail
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Congress is rolling back the bank regulations implemented after the 2008 financial crisis. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why, and what it means for the country’s financial future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2018
Why does everyone hate George Soros?
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There are three things you need to know about George Soros: 1) You’re pronouncing his name wrong. 2) He’s richer than rich. 3) He’s one of the most hated people in the world. Roseanne tweeted that the Holocaust survivor was a Nazi on Tuesday, and Hungary is currently trying to pass legislation that would ban him. Foreign Policy’s Emily Tamkin explains how the financier-philanthropist came to have so many haters even though he gives away his money to the poor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2018
Roseanne gets canned
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ABC canceled the popular reboot of Roseanne after its star likened President Obama’s former advisor, an African-American woman, to an ape on Twitter. Today, Roseanne Barr blamed her tweets on Ambien. The manufacturer responded that “racism is not a known side effect.” Vox’s Todd VanDerWerff explores why the Trump-era reboot was so well received, and whether TV can bring opposite poles of the American political spectrum together. ******************************************** Big news: A Harvard study says over 4,600 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria - a far cry from the official estimate of 64. Listen to our explainer on how things got so bad in Puerto Rico: https://art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/75841e00-a9cd-4031-9d47-43d522b64a2c Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2018
We've updated our privacy policy
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You know those privacy policy emails flooding your inbox lately? Turns out those are thanks to the European Union’s crackdown on websites that collect your personal data. The Verge’s Russell Brandom explains the regulation known as the GDPR and why Europe seems to care about your security more than America. ******************************************* Ireland passed a historic referendum over the weekend, voting to legalize abortion. You can hear about one of the strictest abortion bans in the world in our episode here: https://art19.com/shows/today-explained/episodes/e66e8aca-b398-46a8-8468-8ffb3f823184 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2018
The poorest rich country in the world
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Venezuela has been crippled by poverty, starvation, five-figure inflation, and on Sunday, an election that many countries didn’t recognize as legit. Bloomberg’s Patricia Laya shares reactions to Nicolás Maduro’s new term from her base in Caracas before NYU’s Alejandro Velasco explains how having the most oil in the world got Venezuela into all this trouble. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2018
We'll never have Singapore
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President Trump cancelled his historic Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today. The announcement comes after a North Korean official called Vice President Pence “ignorant and stupid” for likening their country to Libya, which crumbled after it gave up its nuclear program. Vox’s Alex Ward explains what went wrong and why war is back on the table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2018
Kneecapped
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Today the National Football League released a statement saying players will be fined if they kneel during the national anthem. It’s the ultimate response to a protest that began with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016, and became a cause célèbre for President Trump. SB Nation’s Tyler Tynes explains the significance of this moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2018
Arbitration Nation
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The Supreme Court may have taken away your ability to file a class action lawsuit against your employer. In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the Court decided that workers who signed contracts with arbitration clauses aren’t allowed to band together and sue their employers. Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern says the ruling is just the latest setback to tens of millions of American workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2018
Ireland's great divide
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This Friday, Ireland holds a historic vote that could overturn one of the strictest abortion policies in the world. The race is razor-tight: Facebook and Google have banned foreign political ads, U2 has weighed in, and there's been a massive uptick in voter registration. Sarah Bardon from The Irish Times explains the history and the magnitude of this moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2018
A cynic's guide to the royal wedding
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you might have heard that there’s a royal wedding happening this Saturday. (Even Sean’s mom is tuning in!) England’s Prince Harry is set to wed American actress Meghan Markle with great fanfare, to the ballpark cost of $43 million. Kristen Meinzer, co-host of the When Meghan met Harry podcast, tells Sean why he should care. ************************************************************** For more info on how British royals plan a wedding, check out Vox Video here: https://youtu.be/jNTyQPUoFHs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2018
Go ahead. Legalize it.
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This week, the Supreme Court of the United States fundamentally changed... sports. It struck down a 1992 law that prevented states from legalizing sports gambling. Now, New Jersey is at the head of a long line of states looking to allow their citizens to bet it all on the home team. New York Times Magazine writer Emily Bazelon takes us to Court and The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis explains how this might change professional sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2018
Hawaii versus the volcano
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Explosions are ramping up on Hawaii’s Big Island this week, as the Kilauea volcano continues to spew lava and blow a 12,000-foot plume of ash into the air. The volcanic gas and lava have already destroyed 25 homes and prompted the evacuation of nearly 2,000 residents. Vox’s Umair Irfan shares the latest news and explains why we choose to live next to exploding mountains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2018
What you need to know about Gaza
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Sixty Palestinians were killed at the Israel-Gaza border yesterday, the day the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem. Vox’s Yochi Dreazen breaks down the conflict, the history, and whether there’s a way forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2018
Jordan Peterson explains himself
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Jordan Peterson has gone from being an obscure Canadian academic to a kind of political rock star for the right. Overnight. Vox’s Zack Beauchamp unpacks Peterson’s controversial ideology and explains how the clinical psychologist gained a following of millions. Then, Sean Rameswaram gives Peterson a call and asks him to explain himself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2018
#MeToo's big betrayal
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned Monday after four women accused him of physical assault. The news was a rough blow to the #MeToo movement, where Schneiderman was aiding an investigation into Harvey Weinstein. Today news broke that President Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen were informed of the assault allegations years ago - around the time that Schneiderman and Trump were entangled in a legal battle over Trump University. The lawyer who told Cohen about the alleged abuse later said, “I realized… [Cohen] may want to use that information against his adversary.” Vox’s Anna North take us inside the story of Eric Schneiderman and its impact on #MeToo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2018
Dial C for Cohen
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