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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
Supreme Tax Court
1310
The Supreme Court issued its remaining decisions today for the 2020 term, including the biggie: Trump’s tax returns. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
“SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!”
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President Trump says students and teachers must return to the classroom. Reality says this is going to be the toughest reopening yet. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2020
Surfaces vs. droplets vs. aerosols
1519
239 scientists have signed a letter urging the World Health Organization to warn people about airborne transmission of the coronavirus. Professor Jose-Luis Jimenez, who helped write the letter, explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Netflix has no chill
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Netflix grew so popular during lockdown, it almost broke the internet. Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect explains how the company has upended tech, Hollywood, and how we spend our free time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
How AI makes policing more racist
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Turns out it’s just as biased as people are. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
A bounty on American troops
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Russia allegedly paid the Taliban to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. But President Trump’s response may be the real scandal. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
Helicopter policing
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Police across the country have responded to recent protests with military tactics and equipment. The Washington Post’s Alex Horton investigated how two military helicopters were used as a show of force against protesters in the nation’s capital. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Lockdown, reopen, repeat
1296
Hospitals are stretched to their breaking point in Texas, Arizona, and other states where Covid-19 cases are rising sharply. Vox’s Dylan Scott says the US could be in store for more lockdowns. And more reopenings. And more lockdowns… Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Justice for Breonna Taylor
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There hasn’t been an arrest in the case in the three months since police shot and killed Taylor in her home in Louisville, Kentucky. But now the “Justice for Breonna” movement has the potential to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Black Lives Matter is working
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America is undergoing a new racial reckoning. The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer explains why this time is different. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Brazil’s coronavirus disaster
1330
President Jair Bolsonaro called it the "sniffles" and recommended hydroxychloroquine. Now the country has over a million confirmed cases. Reporter Gustavo Ribeiro explains how Brazil could become the next epicenter. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
A world without bail?
1396
With the wave of protests came waves of arrests and record-breaking donations to bail funds across the US, but reformers hope for a reckoning of one of the only for-profit bail systems in the world. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
How not to fire someone
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Attorney General William Barr tried to quietly push out the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan on Friday night. Then everybody noticed. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Celebrate Juneteenth!
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The celebration of emancipation is as vital today as ever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
A good day for DREAMers
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In a major decision from the Supreme Court, DACA lives to fight another day. But it's not in the clear yet. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
The return of sports
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There are two ways to do it: safely or not so safely. Guess which one we’re heading toward in the United States? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
Welcome to CHAZ
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Some are calling six blocks of a Seattle neighborhood the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. KUOW’s Casey Martin spent a week within its loosely guarded walls. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
A landmark LGBTQ ruling
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The Supreme Court of the United States has decided the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Copaganda
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After 33 seasons, the reality TV show Cops was canceled this week. Should scripted police dramas follow? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2020
Is this the second wave?
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Vox’s Dylan Scott says it’s hard to tell because the United States is riding 50 different Covid-19 waves. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
Can Congress reform the police?
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The United States has a policing problem and Congress wants to fix it. Vox’s Li Zhou explains whether the Democrats’ new bill will go anywhere. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2020
Minneapolis commits to “dismantling” the police
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Minneapolis City Council member Alondra Cano explains what the city wants to do and what might get in the way. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Biden his time
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Pandemic, protests, and the best poll numbers yet for Joe Biden. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
The Talk
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Two mothers talk to their teenage sons about race and police brutality in the United States. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
What “abolish the police” means
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It’s not what you think. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
The problem with police unions
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Even after Derek Chauvin was captured on video killing George Floyd, he could still get his job back. BuzzFeed’s Melissa Segura explains how. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Antifa?
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 President Trump wants to blame the unrest on antifa. Vox’s Zack Beauchamp explains why he can’t. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
American Nightmare
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Professor Ibram X. Kendi explains how the protests and unrest are a result of black America’s living nightmare and what it will take to wake up. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
“I can’t breathe.” Again.
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The former police officer who killed George Floyd has been charged with murder. But Floyd’s case is just one of many recent incidents of police brutality in Minneapolis. The Marshall Project’s Simone Weichselbaum explains why police reform hasn’t worked in the city. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
100,000 is an undercount
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It could take years for all the Covid-19 deaths to be counted properly. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why the Trump administration is pushing for an undercount. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
"First Hong Kong, then the world"
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While most of the world was distracted by the pandemic, China unveiled a law to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy, setting off a new wave of protests in the city. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
One giant leap for SpaceX
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For the first time in almost a decade, an American rocket is launching people into space. The Verge’s Loren Grush explains why the launch could fundamentally alter the future of spaceflight. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Today, Explained: Greatest Hits
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You asked. We answered. Sean and Noam break down all the original songs in Today, Explained's back catalog. Today, Explained: Greatest Hits is now streaming everywhere! Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Blame WHO?
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President Trump would like to. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
The case for reopening parks
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Reopening America’s parks could help fight the pandemic. It’s a good time to rethink streets, too. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
Is this Trump's fault?
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Ezra Klein has some thoughts. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Elongate
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Elon Musk fought the law and Elon won. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
The Class of 2020
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Graduate? In this economy!? The Atlantic's Annie Lowrey explains the economic reality new graduates face and Sean offers one graduating senior a commencement speech. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Facebook’s PTSD payout
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Facebook has agreed to pay a $52 million settlement to its content moderators. Reporting by The Verge’s Casey Newton was a game changer. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Covid, kids, and a mystery illness
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Dozens of children have fallen ill with an inflammatory syndrome that may be linked to Covid-19. Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Kevin Friedman explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
Will Ahmaud Arbery’s killing change Georgia law?
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Two white men are accused of killing a black jogger. Georgia state Rep. Jasmine Clark wants to change the laws that could be used to defend them. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
A few men in fishing boats try to take Venezuela
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While the world was distracted by a pandemic, a ragtag team of Americans and Venezuelans attempted to overthrow President Maduro. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Quarantine dreams
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Think you’ve been having exceptionally strange dreams lately? Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett says it’s not a figment of your imagination. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
The Reopening States of America
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Dr. Richard Besser, former head of the Centers for Disease Control, explains how states can reopen without putting lives in danger. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Why Sweden stayed open
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The Kingdom of Sweden watched the world lock down and decided to do the opposite. Swedish journalist Nathalie Rothschild explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
How to be happy
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The most popular course in Yale's 300-year history is all about achieving happiness. The pandemic has made it more relevant than ever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Tara Reade alleges, Joe Biden denies
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Vox's Laura McGann explains the sexual assault allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden, and the implications for his campaign. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
The Island of Explained
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Come with us to the magical Island of Explained, where we’ll climb trees and venture into caves to answer kids’ biggest coronavirus questions. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedlearning to find supplemental activities, from testing how far snot travels to coloring in a map of the Island of Explained. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
The Invisible Man
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Vox's Alex Ward explains what's going on with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Overflowing farms, desperate food banks
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American farmers are destroying their crops while demand is mounting at food banks. Politico food and agriculture reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich explains. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
Inside the world's biggest lockdown
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered 1.4 billion Indians to stay home. The world had never seen anything like it. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Oil is broke. Green New Deal with it?
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Oil just went negative for the first time in history. Vox's David Roberts says that creates an opportunity to make more history. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Georgia on my mind
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As the state reopens, Vox's Jillian Weinberger zooms to rural Georgia to hear how a Covid-19 outbreak spiraled out of control. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Conspiracy-19
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Vox’s science editor, Eliza Barclay, arms you with the facts you need to fight your uncle’s favorite coronavirus conspiracy theories. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
This one's for Earth
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Cryptic treehunters. Unknown apples. Flowers fighting back. On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Vox’s Umair Irfan and Brian Resnick explain what we learned about the planet in the last year. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
One day, three healthcare workers
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A nurse, a paramedic, and a physician’s assistant record themselves throughout the course of a day in the fight against Covid-19. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
The epicenter of the epicenter
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Covid-19's victims, and the people they leave behind. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
Long shot
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 It could be a year or more before the vaccine is ready, but there’s a radical plan to speed up the process. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Zeke Emanuel’s exit strategy
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President Trump wants to reopen the country yesterday. Bioethicist Zeke Emanuel, who served as a health policy advisor to former President Obama, offers a safe path. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Death Cab for The Postal Service?
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The United States Postal Service is on the brink of collapse. Vox's Matthew Yglesias explains how and why the country should save it. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
All praise, no pay
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Essential workers in the food, transportation, and retail industries are being called American heroes. They want to be paid as such. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too
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Friend of the show Ezra Klein speaks to Sen. Elizabeth Warren about several plans she has proposed to combat this pandemic. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
The loneliness pandemic
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Coronavirus has led to another pandemic: social isolation. Vox’s Ezra Klein says this sickness has a cure. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Six feet away from God
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While a few religious leaders flout shelter in place ordinances, Easter, Passover, and Ramadan are inspiring most to get creative with worship. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Vote and die
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Wisconsin voters had to choose between catching Covid-19 and voting on Tuesday. Is the rest of the country next? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
"The Great Equalizer"
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Madonna was wrong. Covid-19 isn't an equalizer. It's coming for America's most vulnerable populations. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
The immunity test
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A vaccine will take a while, but Vox's Umair Irfan says the global effort to test for immunity and treat Covid-19 is well underway. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Mask on? Mask off?
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In an about-face, the Centers for Disease Control would now like you to cover your mouth and nose when you go outside. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
6.6 million more unemployed
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Last week's unemployment numbers shattered all records. This week, they doubled. Vox's Matthew Yglesias, host of The Weeds podcast, proposes a way out of this mess. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Lockdown while locked up
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Arthur Longworth calls Sean from Washington State Reformatory to explain what it's like to serve a life sentence at a prison where the coronavirus is spreading. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
The trouble with Trump’s daily briefings
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Part rally, part media-bashing, part critical updates on the coronavirus crisis, President Trump's daily press briefings are muddying the message. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
How Covid-19 attacks your body
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In this episode of Vox's Reset podcast Ed Yong from The Atlantic explains how a little spiky ball called Covid-19 brought the world to its knees. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Your coronavirus questions, answered (Part II)
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On today's show, more listener questions: Why isn't everyone social distancing? Will I be immune after I get it? When will this end? My anxiety is spiking!(Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
The emergency room emergency
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The Atlantic's James Hamblin explains why America has a critical shortage of medical supplies. New York City ER doctor Calvin Sun says, “It’s like a lottery that we don’t want to play, but we’re forced to play.” (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
The two trillion dollar question
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Congress has settled on an historic stimulus package, but Ezra Klein is worried it might not be enough. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
Asia's second wave
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Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore managed to contain Covid-19, but then they let their guards down. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Giving birth in a pandemic
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Vox's Julia Belluz went from covering the global coronavirus pandemic to giving birth in the middle of it. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Your coronavirus questions, answered
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A team of experts answer listener questions: Why is there no TP? Will we run out of food? Can I get the virus from sex? Should I finally write my will? How can I help? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
Six feet away
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Vox’s Brian Resnick (safely) meets Sean in a Washington, D.C. park to deliver the Five Commandments of social distancing. Start your #SixFeetAwaySong journey at vox.com/today-explained. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
TFW your dad gives you Covid-19
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Sean speaks to a Brooklyn family that has Covid-19, and Vox’s Dylan Scott explains how the United States is still trying to get its act together on testing. Subscribe to the Voxcare newsletter here: http://vox.com/voxcare. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
Can President Trump fix this?
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After dismissing coronavirus concerns for months, President Donald is pivoting to serious action to slow the crisis in the United States. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
School's out for Covid
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The country’s largest school district told a million kids to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s creating chaos for teachers, students, and parents. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
Living in lockdown
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Italy has quarantined the whole country in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains why the US might look like Italy soon.(Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2020
How to slow down coronavirus
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President Trump has banned most Europeans from traveling to the US. Vox’s Jen Kirby explains why that won’t stop the novel coronavirus from spreading, and Eliza Barclay tells us what we can do to slow the spread. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2020
Old Country for Old Men
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After last night, Joe Biden is one step closer to the nomination, but no matter who wins, the next president will be over 70. The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson explains why that could be a problem. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2020
Coronavirus hits the markets
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The stock market’s going haywire. Major companies are telling their employees to stay home. Austin has canceled SXSW. Vox’s Matthew Yglesias says governments across the world have to act fast to save the global economy. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
James Carville thinks Trump will lose
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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
1592
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
1311
The Senate has acquitted President Trump. Vox’s Ezra Klein argues it’s time to change the Constitution. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2020
Iowhaaaaat?!
1382
Iowa caucuses? More like caucus chaos. Or a raucous caucus. Or an Iowasca trip. Somebody's got some explaining to do. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
Whyowa?
1400
Iowa gets to take the first swing at nominating the Democratic presidential candidate today. But why? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
The invisible border
1816
After nearly four years of acrimony, Britain finally Brexits tonight. But it risks plunging Northern Ireland back into a living nightmare. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2020
Let’s talk about how to talk about Kobe
1406
Kobe Bryant’s death stunned the world. Then people started arguing. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2020
From Nobel Peace Prize to denying genocide
1968
The International Court of Justice is ordering Myanmar to protect the Rohingya from genocide, but no one knows if Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will heed the call. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
The Bolton's back in town
1758
Vox's Andrew Prokop explains why John Bolton’s leaked manuscript has upended the GOP’s hopes to wrap up the impeachment trial quickly without calling witnesses. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
Shaken like a polarized picture
1601
The political polarization of America didn’t start with Donald Trump and it won’t end in 2020 either. Ezra Klein explains "Why We're Polarized." (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2020
The Crown Prince and the Amazon King
1491
Did Mohammed Bin Salman hack Jeff Bezos? Recode’s Peter Kafka returns with an update and Kara Swisher explains Saudi Arabia's impunity in the tech world. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2020
Coronavirus
1503
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
1544
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
1465
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
1547
Irin Carmon from New York magazine explains how #MeToo is on trial alongside Harvey Weinstein. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2020
What about Iraq?
1307
Iran fired back. The United States issued a statement. Iraq wishes its allies would fight somewhere else. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2020
The view from Iran
1523
Iran analyst Dina Esfandiary explains why the killing of Qassem Soleimani was “the greatest gift the Trump administration could have given the Iranian government.” And an Iranian-American family disagrees on the meaning of Soleimani’s death. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
War with Iran?
1556
The United States killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq last week. Vox's Alex Ward explains what might happen next. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Should we burn our recycling?
1639
The vast majority of our plastic isn’t being recycled. It might be time to consider lighting it on fire. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2020
The other TV president
1300
Before stumbling into the biggest American political scandal in a generation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was best known for playing the president on TV. (Transcript here.)
Jan 02, 2020
Trump of the Year
1286
On the cusp of a big election year, Vox’s Matthew Yglesias reviews President Trump’s accomplishments thus far. (Transcript here.)
Dec 30, 2019
Song of the Year
1414
“Old Town Road” is unlike anything that’s ever happened in American popular music. (Transcript here.)
Dec 27, 2019
Person of the Year
991
Time named Greta Thunberg its ‘Person of the Year.’ David Wallace-Wells from New York Magazine explains why. (Transcript here.)
Dec 26, 2019
The Queen of Christmas
1337
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.)
Dec 23, 2019
Debate 6: Enter the Wine Cave
1409
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.)
Dec 20, 2019
Aging in America
1239
By 2035, there will be more elderly people than children in America. The country isn’t ready. (Transcript here.)
Dec 19, 2019
Impeachment Day
1045
The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains what comes next. (Transcript here.)
Dec 19, 2019
Trump v. Taxes
983
The Supreme Court will decide whether President Trump has to turn over his tax returns, but WNYC's Andrea Bernstein says the Court is really deciding whether Trump can literally get away with murder. (Transcript here.)
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.)
Dec 16, 2019
Space Farce
1090

The Democrats gave President Trump his Space Force this week. But what is it? (Transcript here.)

Dec 13, 2019
India's Muslim ban
969

The second-largest Muslim nation in the world just got closer to becoming a Hindu state. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

Dec 12, 2019
Articles of impeachment
1184

House Democrats made history today. (Transcript here.)

Dec 10, 2019
Rudolph the former mayor
1651

How Rudy Giuliani went from "America's mayor" to the inadvertent architect of Donald Trump's pending impeachment. (Transcript here.)

Dec 09, 2019
“This will end when one of us dies”
967

ProPublica’s Lizzie Presser explains why Americans are being jailed for their medical debt. (Transcript here.)

Dec 06, 2019
Giving justice an extension
1335

This week New Jersey joined a growing number of states that are extending statutes of limitations, making it easier to report childhood sexual abuse decades after it occurs. (Transcript here.)

Dec 06, 2019
Impeachment TV: Law & Disorder
1338

Four law professors walked into a room and the next phase of the impeachment began. (Transcript here.)

Dec 04, 2019
Don't curl your lashes and talk about Uighurs on TikTok
1141

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. (Transcript here.)

Dec 03, 2019
ICE University
1119

Immigration and Customs Enforcement created a fake university with no teachers and no classes. Then they arrested the students who signed up. Vox’s Nicole Narea explains. (Transcript here.)

Dec 02, 2019
Amazon's preppers
1372

A good number of Amazon packages make a pitstop in Roundup, Montana. Vox's Reset podcast explains why. (Transcript here.)

Nov 29, 2019
A tribe called keto
1260

Some say the Kardashian-endorsed keto diet craze that’s sweeping the nation could help fight epilepsy and cancer, too. Vox’s Julia Belluz separates fat from fiction. (Transcript here.)

Nov 27, 2019
Can a billionaire buy the presidency?
1687

A self-described "short, Jewish, divorced billionaire" thinks he can beat Donald Trump in 2020. (Transcript here.)

Nov 26, 2019
Showdown at High Nunes
1586

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. (Transcript here.)

Nov 25, 2019
Ok boomer
1528

TikTok's hottest meme is pitting the Youngs against the Olds, but the truth about this generational standoff can be found in its shades of gray. (Transcript here.)

Nov 22, 2019
The Dems Went Down to Georgia
1370

We’re taking a break from impeachment to talk about the fifth Democratic debate and the Buttigieg Bump. (Transcript here.)

Nov 21, 2019
Impeachment TV: Mr. Sondland Goes to Washington
1463

The most-anticipated testimony of the House impeachment inquiry was held today on Capitol Hill. It did not disappoint. (Transcript here.)

Nov 21, 2019
Impeachment TV (Part 2 of 2)
642

The House impeachment inquiry just had its biggest day yet. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how things changed when Republicans called witnesses. (Transcript here.)

Nov 20, 2019
Impeachment TV (Part 1 of 2)
854

The House impeachment inquiry just had its biggest day yet. It was so big we couldn't fit it all into one episode. (Transcript here.)

Nov 19, 2019
Let's talk about that party in Spain
1416

Spain's far-right party just won more than 50 seats in its parliament, reminding some of the country's fascist past. Yes, the party is called "VOX". (Transcript here.)

Nov 18, 2019
Noise will be noise
1362

After hearing a mysterious whine in suburban Arizona, Karthic Thallikar started on a journey that would ultimately lead to the center of the internet. (Transcript here.)

Nov 15, 2019
Hotel ISIS
1598

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. (Transcript here.)

Nov 14, 2019
Bill and Kent's congressional adventure
1232

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. (Transcript here.)

Nov 14, 2019
Who is above the law?
1103

Today the Supreme Court heard the case about a border patrol agent who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. Ian Millhiser explains why it could make holding federal agents accountable a lot harder. (Transcript here.)

Nov 12, 2019
The world's most profitable company
1283

Aramco, the secretive oil company that made Saudi Arabia rich, is going public after 86 years. Some say the timing couldn’t be worse. (Transcript here.)

Nov 11, 2019
Streaming: Infinity War
1401

Disney+. Apple TV+. Netflix. HBO Max. Peacock. Which streaming service will win the great war to come? (Transcript here.)

Nov 08, 2019
Behind closed doors
1035

This week the House released transcripts from closed-door impeachment testimonies. Vox's Andrew Prokop pored through them for revelations. (Transcript here.)

Nov 07, 2019
California Dreamin'
957

A new California law limits how early school can start in the state. (Transcript here.)

Nov 06, 2019
Inside a Trump rally
1339

Last night 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. (Transcript here.)

Nov 05, 2019
Just one year to go!
1565

The election is now one year away. Ezra Klein offers Democrats a strategy to win in 2020. (Transcript here.)

Nov 04, 2019
Instagram's war on nipples
1650

Vox’s Reset podcast explores how Instagram's nipple ban affects art and identity. (Transcript here.) Subscribe to Reset: pod.link/reset

Nov 01, 2019
The first impeachment vote
1297

Nancy: 1 / Donald: 0

(Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

Oct 29, 2019
The death of al-Baghdadi
1391

ISIS has lost its leader, but that doesn't mean the world is any safer. (Transcript here.)

Oct 28, 2019
WeWorked
1389

America’s most controversial startup was finally bought out this week, but WeWork is a symptom of a much larger problem. (Transcript here.)

Oct 25, 2019
The right to sell out
1087

California is going to let college athletes make money from sneaker deals and commercials. Will the rest of the country follow suit? (Transcript here.)

Oct 24, 2019
Taylor: Look What You Made Me Do
1306

Ambassador William Taylor finally testified on Tuesday and it was a doozy. (Transcript here.)

Oct 23, 2019
Yes We Canada?
1321

Justin Trudeau won re-election on Tuesday, but it wasn't pretty. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

Oct 21, 2019
Introducing Reset
1428

Students across the country are graded by artificial intelligence. But does an algorithm really know how to write?

Oct 20, 2019
Trumpster fire
1014

Last week, the White House stonewalled the impeachment inquiry. This week, the stonewall came crumbling down. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

Oct 03, 2019
It's not easy whistleblowin'
1564

The whistleblower’s attorneys say their client is in danger. That’s not unusual. (Transcript here.)

Oct 02, 2019
The impeachment counternarrative
1446

Listen as Vox’s Andrew Prokop meticulously debunks the White House talking points around the whistleblower scandal. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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? (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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 tomorrow. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)

Sep 12, 2019
Like, bye
1461

Facebook and Instagram are thinking about ditching the thumbs and hearts. What would life be like without "Likes"? (Transcript here.)

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. (Transcript here.)


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Sep 10, 2019
Am I gonna die from vaping?
1308

Maybe. (Transcript here.)


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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. (Transcript here.)


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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. (Transcript here.)


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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. (Transcript here.)


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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. (Transcript here.)


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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? (Transcript here.)


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Aug 30, 2019
Death of a Koch brother
1285
Aug 29, 2019
Don't try CRISPR at home
1351
Aug 28, 2019
Biofuel duel
1416
Aug 27, 2019
Alaska's missing police force
1351
Aug 26, 2019
When killing is "necessary"
1311
Aug 23, 2019
Hope for Hong Kong
1327
Aug 22, 2019
Coal's last stand
1500
Aug 21, 2019
Ending the endless war
1268
Aug 20, 2019
Do sanctions work?
1569
Aug 19, 2019
The warehouse of forgotten evidence
1341
Aug 16, 2019
What's up with the yield curve?
888
Aug 15, 2019
(Don't) give me your poor
943
Aug 14, 2019
Death behind bars
1305
Aug 13, 2019
Deep fried podcast
1268
Aug 12, 2019
Latinos after El Paso
1570
Aug 09, 2019
Six rivers, three countries, one Kashmir
1426
Aug 08, 2019
Amazon Crime
1492
Aug 07, 2019
Disown your kid to pay for college
1314
Aug 06, 2019
A Green New Deal, but for guns
1330
Aug 05, 2019
Reviving death
1227
Aug 02, 2019
Dem Debates 2: Election Boogaloo
1391
Aug 01, 2019
Life's a breach
1009
Jul 31, 2019
Coats checks out
1140
Jul 30, 2019
Where we’re going, we still need roads
1326
Jul 29, 2019
No such thing as free lunch
1390
Jul 26, 2019
BoJo
1425
Jul 25, 2019
Mueller reports
1140
Jul 24, 2019
#RickyRenuncia
1414
Jul 23, 2019
Five years after Eric Garner
1161
Jul 22, 2019
Holy shit
1419
Jul 19, 2019
"Send her back"
1423
Jul 18, 2019
How to solve the asylum crisis
1414
Jul 17, 2019
The Prince of Blackwater
1626
Jul 16, 2019
What raids?
1341
Jul 15, 2019
Don't stop, make it pop
1554
Jul 12, 2019
The government will sleep in your bed
1400
Jul 11, 2019
A preexisting debate
1322
Jul 10, 2019
The renegade general
1297
Jul 09, 2019
Switch to Mitch
1703
Jul 08, 2019
Know your enemy (Part II)
1193
Jul 05, 2019
Know your enemy (Part I)
1455
Jul 03, 2019
Equal pay is the goooooaaaaaallllllllll!
1464
Jul 02, 2019
40 acres and a bill
1415
Jul 01, 2019
Two days, Explained
1267
Jun 28, 2019
Supreme Count
1202
Jun 27, 2019
"Safe and sanitary"
1046
Jun 26, 2019
Republicans on the run
1270
Jun 25, 2019
The rise and fall of R. Kelly
2017
Jun 24, 2019
Never forget
1554
Jun 21, 2019
Drone down
1276
Jun 20, 2019
I see fake people
1293
Jun 19, 2019
Change for a 20?
1217
Jun 18, 2019
After the ouster
1458
Jun 18, 2019
Little pink houses for nobody
1140
Jun 14, 2019
Hong Kong in the streets
1611
Jun 13, 2019
Guatemala’s corruption conundrum
1339
Jun 12, 2019
Planting dreams
1490
Jun 11, 2019
Mushroom magic
1541
Jun 10, 2019
My Brexit brings all the boys to the yard
1190
Jun 07, 2019
Crisis of faith
1391
Jun 05, 2019
The new secession
1263
Jun 04, 2019
It’s hard to ratify U-S-M-C-A
1227
Jun 03, 2019
Sex and branding
1451
May 31, 2019
Agent Assange?
1335
May 30, 2019
Mueller speaks
1053
May 29, 2019
Hack to the Future
1267
May 28, 2019
How to save a life
1466
May 24, 2019
"Keep our honor clean"
1330
May 23, 2019
Tissue issues
1168
May 22, 2019
The mother of all elections
1401
May 21, 2019
How to kill a gram
1368
May 20, 2019
All shows must die
1486
May 17, 2019
The race to ban abortion
1417
May 16, 2019
Make America Trade Again
1141
May 15, 2019
The fight for your face
1030
May 14, 2019
Life sentence, no trial
1465
May 13, 2019
Missile in a bottle
1353
May 10, 2019
Uber but for strikes
1408
May 09, 2019
Who framed Mayor Pete?
1234
May 08, 2019
“Awwww, Shucky Ducky!”
1437
May 07, 2019
Sarah Kliff vs. Zuckerberg General
1402
May 06, 2019
A Mueller walks into a Barr
1334
May 03, 2019
Track and Female
1498
May 03, 2019
Bovine intervention
1396
May 01, 2019
After the smoke clears
1448
Apr 30, 2019
Standoff at the NRA
1041
Apr 29, 2019
Subpoena season
1319
Apr 26, 2019
Tuition: Impossible
1327
Apr 25, 2019
Follow the drugs
1316
Apr 24, 2019
Martin Sheen 2020?
1373
Apr 23, 2019
Sri Lanka's Easter attacks
1402
Apr 22, 2019
Frankenswine
1366
Apr 19, 2019
It's Robert Time!
1309
Apr 18, 2019
The Jeffrey Epstein scandal isn't over
1454
Apr 17, 2019
My lovely lady pumps
1240
Apr 16, 2019
It's a great time to cheat on your taxes
1257
Apr 15, 2019
Maximum Pressure
1316
Apr 12, 2019
They called it (a revolution)
1270
Apr 11, 2019
Medicare Bears
1517
Apr 10, 2019
Achy Breaky Charts
1547
Apr 09, 2019
A brutal new law in Brunei
1163
Apr 08, 2019
The Art of the Green New Deal
1385
Apr 05, 2019
Banned: Aid
1145
Apr 04, 2019
RU$H HOUR
1259
Apr 03, 2019
What women really want
1207
Apr 02, 2019
The right to refuse
1417
Apr 01, 2019
Once, twice, three times a Brexit
1458
Mar 29, 2019
Grounded
1168
Mar 28, 2019
I got 5G on it
1495
Mar 27, 2019
The Golan Heights
1151
Mar 26, 2019
The report on the report
1382
Mar 25, 2019
Jacinda
1515
Mar 22, 2019
Electoral College dropout
1235
Mar 21, 2019
Tried six times for the same crime
1421
Mar 20, 2019
CBD? TBD.
1370
Mar 19, 2019
American hate
1501
Mar 18, 2019
A mass shooting, live-streamed
973
Mar 15, 2019
Boeing 737 Max
1426
Mar 14, 2019
Becky with the bad grades
1276
Mar 13, 2019
For all eyes only
1024
Mar 12, 2019
Sailing a boat on an alien sea
1477
Mar 11, 2019
Trump's money man
1479
Mar 08, 2019
The Title X factor
1115
Mar 07, 2019
Uh-oh, Trudeau!
1330
Mar 06, 2019
Outbreak
1414
Mar 05, 2019
Michael Jackson, allegedly
1641
Mar 04, 2019
Friends without benefits
1531
Mar 01, 2019
Terrorism, airstrikes, tea
1455
Feb 28, 2019
Michael Cohen LIVE
1348
Feb 27, 2019
Your money is under arrest
1325
Feb 26, 2019
Aiding chaos
1038
Feb 25, 2019
Jussie Smollett's worst enemy
1535
Feb 22, 2019
Train takes a bullet
1219
Feb 21, 2019
HQ2-1
1486
Feb 20, 2019
A little privacy, please
1211
Feb 19, 2019
2020 vision
1217
Feb 18, 2019
Emergency podcast!
1332
Feb 15, 2019
The 400% interest rate
1193
Feb 14, 2019
Race runs through it
1109
Feb 13, 2019
Killing Sears
1293
Feb 12, 2019
Virginia is for scandals
1345
Feb 11, 2019
Alexa, disable camera
1303
Feb 08, 2019
Inauguration investigation
1236
Feb 07, 2019
Pushing opioids over lunch
1222
Feb 06, 2019
The State of the World
1180
Feb 05, 2019
The Shadow Rulers
1334
Feb 04, 2019
Written in blood
1492
Feb 01, 2019
They're calling it a revolution
1232
Jan 31, 2019
All your data for $20
1121
Jan 30, 2019
Peace with the Taliban
1138
Jan 29, 2019
Grounding the shutdown
1149
Jan 28, 2019
The Man with the Nixon Tattoo
1539
Jan 25, 2019
Venezuela's two presidents
1164
Jan 24, 2019
Ebola is back
1196
Jan 23, 2019
SHUTDATE UPDOWN
1124
Jan 22, 2019
28 Days Later
1269
Jan 18, 2019
When your power company is a felon
1411
Jan 17, 2019
The Roberts Court
1318
Jan 16, 2019
The $600 EpiPen
1390
Jan 15, 2019
Chapo Big House
1711
Jan 14, 2019
The shutdown gets very, very real
1383
Jan 11, 2019
What can the president do during a national emergency?
1401
Jan 10, 2019
Let's talk about tax, baby. Let's talk about AOC.
1365
Jan 09, 2019
The troop withdrawal withdrawal
1349
Jan 08, 2019
The nine lives of Obamacare
1395
Jan 07, 2019
You should not throw away your shot
1274
Jan 04, 2019
Who is Paul Whelan and why does Russia think he’s a spy?
1108
Jan 03, 2019
Shutdown
1074
Jan 02, 2019
Let's Explain "Today, Explained"
106
Jan 01, 2019
All my friends are robocalls
1378
Dec 28, 2018
The Stanford Prison Correction
1409
Dec 27, 2018
Black Panther is (still) the most important movie of 2018
1050
Dec 26, 2018
"A horrible miscarriage of justice"
1381
Dec 21, 2018
The most powerful woman in the world
1365
Dec 20, 2018
Take a penny, take a penny
1558
Dec 19, 2018
The World in 2018
1348
Dec 18, 2018
Tumblr's war on sex
1083
Dec 17, 2018
This episode is unrated
1368
Dec 14, 2018
Paul Ryan vs. himself
1235
Dec 13, 2018
Fraud, actually
1081
Dec 12, 2018
The Replacements
1374
Dec 11, 2018
"Totally clears the President. Thank you!"
1181
Dec 10, 2018
Wait, why did Canada arrest a Chinese CFO?
1077
Dec 07, 2018
Don Jr.
1361