Today, Explained

Today, Explained

By Vox

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.

Episodes

TikTok, on the clock, Donald says your time is up

President Trump is threatening to ban TikTok, but Microsoft might be able to stop the clock. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/2026m 6s

Florida’s Covid-19 tragedy

The state saw Covid-19 coming. It still became an outbreak epicenter. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/2022m 51s

What’s going on in Lebanon

A chemical blast has made a very bad situation worse for Lebanon. Journalist Habib Battah explains from Beirut. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/2022m 26s

Everything that could go wrong with the November election

A worsening pandemic. A poll worker shortage. A hobbled postal service. Russian hacking. Donald Trump. Vox’s Ella Nilsen explains the many obstacles facing the United States as Election Day nears. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/2021m 5s

Who’s “Karen?” And what’s BIPOC?

A Washington Post columnist named Karen explains her feelings about “Karen.” A University of Arizona linguist named Sonja explains BIPOC and the capitalization of “Black” and “White.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/2022m 32s

The Island of Explained: Election Day

It’s Election Day on the Island of Explained! Will the candidate with the most votes win, or will the island’s Electoral College determine a different leader? Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for a discussion guide and election activities, including how to craft the perfect persuasive speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/07/2026m 50s

Tim, Mark, Jeff, and Sundar

The leaders of Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google testified before Congress on Wednesday in what The Verge’s Casey Newton says might have been the most important Webex in human history. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/07/2027m 47s

Life after Covid-19, explained by Carl (who had it)

Some people walk away from Covid-19 feeling fine. Others are dealing with a long list of lingering health issues. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/2023m 18s

Stimulating America

Democrats and Republicans have a $2 trillion disagreement on how to relieve Americans from the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/2025m 7s

Rural America meets Black Lives Matter

In Bethel, Ohio, a Black Lives Matter rally became a standoff between armed bikers and peaceful protesters. BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/2024m 26s

Houston, we have a problem

Baseball’s back, but fans won’t get the chance to boo the cheating Astros. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/2024m 8s

The Anti-maskers

The United States has now confirmed 4 million cases of Covid-19. Some Americans still don’t want to wear a mask. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/07/2022m 43s

Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan

Joe Biden is tacking to the left and embracing a historic climate plan. Vox’s David Roberts explains whether it stands a chance. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/2021m 56s

Tucker Carlson’s America

The most popular host in the history of cable news returned from a week-long vacation after his head writer was exposed as a raging bigot. The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple explains why the scandal won’t stick. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/2027m 18s

When the feds came to Portland

They came in military camouflage and unmarked vans. Now the state of Oregon is suing the federal government over its policing tactics. Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Conrad Wilson explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/2021m 59s

The Island of Explained: Vaccines

We return to the magical Island of Explained with a microbiologist and a talking moth to find out what it will take to produce a coronavirus vaccine. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedlearning to find a germ-y experiment that will teach you more about the scientific method. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/07/2025m 14s

#CancelRent

Eviction bans and expanded unemployment benefits are expiring, leaving millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes by the end of the summer. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/07/2021m 16s

What happened to California?

California once looked like an example of how to handle the pandemic. Now it’s a warning for other states looking to reopen. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/2023m 21s

The Washington Football Team

The District of Columbia's football team is abandoning the name it adopted almost a century ago. Paul Chaat Smith, a curator at the National Museum of the American Indian, hopes the country is at long last ready to reckon with its past. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/2020m 17s

Stone free

President Trump commuted Roger Stone’s sentence in what Vox’s Andrew Prokop says is a particularly troubling variety of political corruption. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/2027m 3s

A million international students in limbo

The Trump administration announced it would send a million international students home this week. But Vox’s Nicole Narea says the students are collateral in a bigger political play. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/07/2024m 8s

Supreme Tax Court

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
09/07/2021m 50s

“SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!”

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
08/07/2021m 38s

Surfaces vs. droplets vs. aerosols

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
07/07/2025m 19s

Netflix has no chill

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
06/07/2042m 25s

How AI makes policing more racist

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
02/07/2020m 55s

A bounty on American troops

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
01/07/2022m 52s

Helicopter policing

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
30/06/2022m 51s

Lockdown, reopen, repeat

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
29/06/2021m 36s

Justice for Breonna Taylor

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
26/06/2030m 55s

Black Lives Matter is working

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
25/06/2024m 25s

Brazil’s coronavirus disaster

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
24/06/2022m 10s

A world without bail?

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
23/06/2023m 16s

How not to fire someone

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
22/06/2021m 31s

Celebrate Juneteenth!

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
19/06/2018m 44s

A good day for DREAMers

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
18/06/2020m 12s

The return of sports

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
17/06/2021m 10s

Welcome to CHAZ

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
16/06/2020m 22s

A landmark LGBTQ ruling

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
15/06/2018m 28s

Copaganda

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
13/06/2023m 55s

Is this the second wave?

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
11/06/2018m 3s

Can Congress reform the police?

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
10/06/2025m 2s

Minneapolis commits to “dismantling” the police

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
09/06/2022m 34s

Biden his time

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
08/06/2021m 6s

The Talk

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
05/06/2027m 28s

What “abolish the police” means

It’s not what you think. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/2021m 15s

The problem with police unions

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
03/06/2023m 16s

Antifa?

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
02/06/2026m 28s

American Nightmare

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
01/06/2022m 46s

“I can’t breathe.” Again.

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
29/05/2020m 24s

100,000 is an undercount

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
28/05/2020m 50s

"First Hong Kong, then the world"

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
27/05/2018m 19s

One giant leap for SpaceX

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
26/05/2021m 52s

Today, Explained: Greatest Hits

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
22/05/2028m 16s

Blame WHO?

President Trump would like to. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2022m 25s

The case for reopening parks

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
20/05/2018m 34s

Is this Trump's fault?

Ezra Klein has some thoughts. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2024m 27s

Elongate

Elon Musk fought the law and Elon won. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2028m 6s

The Class of 2020

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
15/05/2026m 29s

Facebook’s PTSD payout

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
14/05/2025m 41s

Covid, kids, and a mystery illness

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
13/05/2018m 45s

Will Ahmaud Arbery’s killing change Georgia law?

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
12/05/2025m 4s

A few men in fishing boats try to take Venezuela

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
11/05/2018m 45s

Quarantine dreams

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
08/05/2026m 44s

The Reopening States of America

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
07/05/2023m 0s

Why Sweden stayed open

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
06/05/2021m 57s

How to be happy

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
05/05/2026m 2s

Tara Reade alleges, Joe Biden denies

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
04/05/2019m 56s

The Island of Explained

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
01/05/2026m 16s

The Invisible Man

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
30/04/2020m 58s

Overflowing farms, desperate food banks

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
29/04/2027m 32s

Inside the world's biggest lockdown

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
28/04/2025m 19s

Oil is broke. Green New Deal with it?

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
27/04/2024m 21s

Georgia on my mind

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
24/04/2019m 45s

Conspiracy-19

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
23/04/2025m 0s

This one's for Earth

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
22/04/2022m 48s

One day, three healthcare workers

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
21/04/2024m 48s

The epicenter of the epicenter

Covid-19's victims, and the people they leave behind. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/2025m 17s

Long shot

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
17/04/2028m 6s

Zeke Emanuel’s exit strategy

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
16/04/2028m 9s

Death Cab for The Postal Service?

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
15/04/2028m 41s

All praise, no pay

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
14/04/2028m 51s

Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too

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
13/04/2054m 9s

The loneliness pandemic

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
10/04/2022m 22s

Six feet away from God

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
09/04/2027m 44s

Vote and die

Wisconsinites had to choose between catching Covid-19 and voting on Tuesday. Is the rest of the country next? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2027m 16s

"The Great Equalizer"

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
07/04/2025m 22s

The immunity test

A vaccine will take a while, but Vox’s Umair Irfan says the global effort to test for immunity and treat Covid-19 is well underway. (An earlier version of this episode misidentified hydroxychloroquine as an active ingredient in aquarium cleaner. That's chloroquine phosphate.) (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/2022m 6s

Mask on? Mask off?

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
03/04/2028m 8s

6.6 million more unemployed

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
02/04/2029m 47s

Lockdown while locked up

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
01/04/2028m 34s

The trouble with Trump’s daily briefings

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
31/03/2028m 7s

How Covid-19 attacks your body

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
30/03/2027m 21s

Your coronavirus questions, answered (Part II)

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
27/03/2027m 1s

The emergency room emergency

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
26/03/2028m 43s

The two trillion dollar question

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
25/03/2028m 0s

Asia's second wave

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
24/03/2024m 45s

Giving birth in a pandemic

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
23/03/2027m 2s

Your coronavirus questions, answered

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
20/03/2025m 57s

Six feet away

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
19/03/2022m 39s

TFW your dad gives you Covid-19

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
18/03/2030m 28s

Can President Trump fix this?

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
17/03/2025m 11s

School's out for Covid

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
16/03/2018m 32s

Living in lockdown

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
13/03/2020m 14s

How to slow down coronavirus

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
12/03/2022m 9s

Old Country for Old Men

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
11/03/2026m 14s

Coronavirus hits the markets

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
10/03/2021m 2s

James Carville thinks Trump will lose

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
09/03/2022m 57s

So you think you have Covid-19

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
06/03/2023m 32s

Roe v. Wade v. Roberts

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
05/03/2020m 47s

Thanks, Obama

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
04/03/2024m 54s

Covid-19, explained by Carl (who has it)

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
03/03/2026m 46s

Tuesday, Explained

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
02/03/2024m 52s

Make America Doubt Again

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
28/02/2027m 35s

The last stronghold in Syria

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
27/02/2022m 17s

Pandemic?

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
26/02/2029m 41s

Putin his thumb on the scale

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
25/02/2022m 19s

Weekend at Bernie’s

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
24/02/2024m 52s

The sixth sense (the real one)

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
21/02/2025m 33s

Ok, Bloomberg

Enter the Bloomberg! Exit the Bloomberg? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/2022m 17s

Where Medicare-for-all is real

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
19/02/2021m 41s

The floating petri dish

One coronavirus. Two cruise ships. Lots of mistakes. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2024m 43s

Love Me Tinder

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
14/02/2027m 0s

Between a Stone and a hard place

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
13/02/2030m 24s

Bernie, bro.

New Hampshire felt the Bern. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/2024m 10s

Old Hampshire vs. New Hampshire

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
11/02/2022m 10s

President Trump's "Africa ban"

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
10/02/2021m 21s

Why the wrong movies win Oscars

Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson would like to blame the Academy. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/2026m 32s

How will coronavirus end?

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
06/02/2021m 12s

Acquitted

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
05/02/2021m 51s

Iowhaaaaat?!

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
04/02/2023m 2s

Whyowa?

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
03/02/2023m 20s

The invisible border

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
31/01/2030m 16s

Let’s talk about how to talk about Kobe

Kobe Bryant’s death stunned the world. Then people started arguing. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/2023m 26s

From Nobel Peace Prize to denying genocide

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
29/01/2032m 48s

The Bolton's back in town

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
28/01/2029m 18s

Shaken like a polarized picture

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
27/01/2026m 41s

The Crown Prince and the Amazon King

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
24/01/2024m 51s

Coronavirus

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
23/01/2025m 3s

A George Washington Bridge too far

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
22/01/2025m 44s

The Senate trial begins

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
21/01/2024m 25s

The 100 year fight for equal rights

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
17/01/2023m 20s

Ukraine International Flight 752

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
16/01/2027m 14s

Booker blames the rules

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
15/01/2024m 42s

Elizabeth Warren needs a poster boy

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
14/01/2033m 16s

One billion animals dead

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
13/01/2023m 28s

Megxit

Meghan Markle and her husband have announced their own personal Brexit. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2025m 45s

The (first) trial of Harvey Weinstein

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
09/01/2025m 47s

What about Iraq?

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
08/01/2021m 47s

The view from Iran

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
07/01/2025m 23s

War with Iran?

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
06/01/2025m 56s

Should we burn our recycling?

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
03/01/2027m 19s

The other TV president

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
02/01/2021m 40s

Trump of the Year

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
30/12/1921m 26s

Song of the Year

“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
27/12/1923m 34s

Person of the Year

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
26/12/1916m 31s

The Queen of Christmas

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
23/12/1922m 17s

Debate 6: Enter the Wine Cave

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
20/12/1923m 29s

Aging in America

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
19/12/1920m 39s

Impeachment Day

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
19/12/1917m 25s

Trump v. Taxes

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
17/12/1916m 23s

Big Bezos is watching you

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
16/12/1925m 37s

Space Farce

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
13/12/1918m 10s

India's Muslim ban

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
12/12/1916m 9s

The cost of PrEP

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
12/12/1923m 32s

Articles of impeachment

House Democrats made history today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/1919m 44s

Rudolph the former mayor

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
09/12/1927m 31s

“This will end when one of us dies”

ProPublica’s Lizzie Presser explains why Americans are being jailed for their medical debt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/1916m 7s

Giving justice an extension

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
06/12/1922m 15s

Impeachment TV: Law & Disorder

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
04/12/1922m 18s

Don't curl your lashes and talk about Uighurs on TikTok

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
03/12/1919m 1s

ICE University

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
02/12/1918m 39s

Amazon's preppers

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
29/11/1922m 52s

A tribe called keto

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
27/11/1921m 0s

Can a billionaire buy the presidency?

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
26/11/1928m 7s

Showdown at High Nunes

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
25/11/1926m 26s

Ok boomer

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
22/11/1925m 28s

The Dems Went Down to Georgia

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
21/11/1922m 50s

Impeachment TV: Mr. Sondland Goes to Washington

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
21/11/1924m 23s

Impeachment TV (Part 2 of 2)

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
20/11/1910m 42s

Impeachment TV (Part 1 of 2)

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
19/11/1914m 14s

Let's talk about that party in Spain

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
18/11/1923m 36s

Noise will be noise

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
15/11/1922m 42s

Hotel ISIS

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
14/11/1926m 38s

Bill and Kent's congressional adventure

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
14/11/1920m 32s

Who is above the law?

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
12/11/1918m 23s

The world's most profitable company

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
11/11/1921m 23s

Streaming: Infinity War

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
08/11/1923m 21s

Behind closed doors

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
07/11/1917m 15s

California Dreamin'

A new California law limits how early school can start in the state. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/1915m 57s

Inside a Trump rally

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
05/11/1922m 19s

Just one year to go!

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
04/11/1926m 5s

Instagram's war on nipples

Vox’s Reset podcast explores how Instagram's nipple ban affects art and identity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/1927m 30s

The first impeachment vote

Nancy: 1 / Donald: 0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/1921m 37s

Why is the world protesting?

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
30/10/1917m 34s

California's blackouts

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
29/10/1917m 11s

The death of al-Baghdadi

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
28/10/1923m 11s

WeWorked

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
25/10/1923m 9s

The right to sell out

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
24/10/1918m 7s

Taylor: Look What You Made Me Do

Ambassador William Taylor finally testified on Tuesday and it was a doozy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/1921m 46s

Yes We Canada?

Justin Trudeau won re-election on Tuesday, but it wasn't pretty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/1922m 1s

Where are the troops going?

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
21/10/1916m 42s

Introducing Reset

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
20/10/1923m 48s

Trumpster fire

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
18/10/1916m 54s

Should Facebook let Trump lie?

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
17/10/1918m 0s

DEB4TE

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
16/10/1922m 38s

A new war in Syria

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
15/10/1921m 13s

Indigenous Peoples' Delegate

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
14/10/1922m 31s

Did China just dunk on the NBA?

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
11/10/1923m 21s

The nine impeachment scenarios

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
10/10/1915m 22s

Stonewalling the impeachment inquiry

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
09/10/1921m 44s

Leaving Syria (and the Kurds)

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
09/10/1922m 29s

SCOTUS raises the stakes

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
07/10/1922m 4s

Inside a Facebook all-staff

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
04/10/1922m 38s

Meanwhile in Ukraine....

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
03/10/1920m 9s

It's not easy whistleblowin'

The whistleblower’s attorneys say their client is in danger. That’s not unusual. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/1926m 4s

The impeachment counternarrative

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
01/10/1924m 6s

"No contract! No cars!"

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
30/09/1923m 12s

UN-for-Greta-ble

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
27/09/1926m 53s

The whistleblower complaint

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
26/09/1921m 22s

The "transcript"

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
25/09/1918m 19s

Pelosi calls for impeachment inquiry

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
24/09/1916m 35s

Son of a Biden

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
23/09/1924m 5s

Burn, baby, burn

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
20/09/1927m 59s

The 51st state?

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
19/09/1926m 34s

To Bibi or not to Bibi

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
18/09/1916m 23s

When it's time to die

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
17/09/1921m 48s

How do you remove an egg from an omelette?

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
16/09/1922m 49s

ABCDebate

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
13/09/1926m 30s

The president's hit list

“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
12/09/1925m 50s

Like, bye

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
11/09/1924m 21s

John Boltin'

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
10/09/1918m 20s

Am I gonna die from vaping?

Maybe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/1921m 48s

Gerry with the bad maps

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
06/09/1918m 13s

CNN's climate marathon in 20 minutes

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
05/09/1921m 33s

#FreedMeekMill

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
04/09/1924m 52s

Missing history

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
03/09/1925m 0s

Still not safe to drink

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
30/08/1919m 27s

Death of a Koch brother

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
29/08/1921m 25s

Don't try CRISPR at home

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
28/08/1922m 31s

Biofuel duel

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
27/08/1923m 36s

Alaska's missing police force

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
26/08/1922m 31s

When killing is "necessary"

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
23/08/1921m 51s

Hope for Hong Kong

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
22/08/1922m 7s

Coal's last stand

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
21/08/1925m 0s

Ending the endless war

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
20/08/1921m 8s

Do sanctions work?

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
19/08/1926m 9s

The warehouse of forgotten evidence

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
16/08/1922m 21s

What's up with the yield curve?

Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why everyone's whispering about a recession. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/1914m 48s

(Don't) give me your poor

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
14/08/1915m 43s

Death behind bars

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
13/08/1921m 45s

Deep fried podcast

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
12/08/1921m 8s

Latinos after El Paso

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
09/08/1926m 10s

Six rivers, three countries, one Kashmir

India is escalating its 70-year fight for Kashmir. The winner gets the water. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/1923m 46s

Amazon Crime

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
07/08/1924m 52s

Disown your kid to pay for college

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
06/08/1921m 54s

A Green New Deal, but for guns

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
05/08/1922m 10s

Reviving death

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
02/08/1920m 27s

Dem Debates 2: Election Boogaloo

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
01/08/1923m 11s

Life's a breach

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
31/07/1916m 49s

Coats checks out

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
30/07/1919m 0s

Where we’re going, we still need roads

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
29/07/1922m 6s

No such thing as free lunch

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
26/07/1923m 10s

BoJo

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
25/07/1923m 45s

Mueller reports

At long last, former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/07/1919m 0s

#RickyRenuncia

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
23/07/1923m 34s

Five years after Eric Garner

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
22/07/1919m 21s

Holy shit

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
19/07/1923m 39s

"Send her back"

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
18/07/1923m 43s

How to solve the asylum crisis

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
17/07/1923m 34s

The Prince of Blackwater

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
16/07/1927m 6s

What raids?

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
15/07/1922m 21s

Don't stop, make it pop

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
12/07/1925m 54s

The government will sleep in your bed

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
11/07/1923m 20s

A preexisting debate

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
10/07/1922m 2s

The renegade general

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
09/07/1921m 37s

Switch to Mitch

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
08/07/1928m 23s

Know your enemy (Part II)

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
05/07/1919m 53s

Know your enemy (Part I)

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
03/07/1924m 15s

Equal pay is the goooooaaaaaallllllllll!

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
02/07/1924m 24s

40 acres and a bill

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
01/07/1923m 35s

Two days, Explained

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
28/06/1921m 7s

Supreme Count

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
27/06/1920m 2s

"Safe and sanitary"

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
26/06/1917m 26s

Republicans on the run

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
25/06/1921m 10s

The rise and fall of R. Kelly

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
24/06/1933m 37s

Never forget

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
21/06/1925m 54s

Drone down

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
20/06/1921m 16s

I see fake people

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
19/06/1921m 33s

Change for a 20?

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
18/06/1920m 17s

After the ouster

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
18/06/1924m 18s

Little pink houses for nobody

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
14/06/1919m 0s

Hong Kong in the streets

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
13/06/1926m 51s

Guatemala’s corruption conundrum

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
12/06/1922m 19s

Planting dreams

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
11/06/1924m 50s

Mushroom magic

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
10/06/1925m 41s

My Brexit brings all the boys to the yard

Right-wing politicians in the UK are under attack. Delicious, sticky attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/1919m 50s

Crisis of faith

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
05/06/1923m 11s

The new secession

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
04/06/1921m 3s

It’s hard to ratify U-S-M-C-A

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
03/06/1920m 27s

Sex and branding

Nxivm: sounds like a drug, looks like a cult. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/05/1924m 11s

Agent Assange?

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
30/05/1922m 15s

Mueller speaks

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
29/05/1917m 33s

Hack to the Future

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
28/05/1921m 7s

How to save a life

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
24/05/1924m 26s

"Keep our honor clean"

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
23/05/1922m 10s

Tissue issues

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
22/05/1919m 28s

The mother of all elections

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
21/05/1923m 21s

How to kill a gram

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
20/05/1922m 48s

All shows must die

What do we say to the God of Death? Not today. Explained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/1924m 46s

The race to ban abortion

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
16/05/1923m 37s

Make America Trade Again

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
15/05/1919m 1s

The fight for your face

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
14/05/1917m 10s

Life sentence, no trial

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
13/05/1924m 25s

Missile in a bottle

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
10/05/1922m 33s

Uber but for strikes

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
09/05/1923m 28s

Who framed Mayor Pete?

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
08/05/1920m 34s

“Awwww, Shucky Ducky!”

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
07/05/1923m 57s

Sarah Kliff vs. Zuckerberg General

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
06/05/1923m 22s

A Mueller walks into a Barr

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
03/05/1922m 14s

Track and Female

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
03/05/1924m 58s

Bovine intervention

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
01/05/1923m 16s

After the smoke clears

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
30/04/1924m 8s

Standoff at the NRA

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
29/04/1917m 21s

Subpoena season

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
26/04/1921m 59s

Tuition: Impossible

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
25/04/1922m 7s

Follow the drugs

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
24/04/1921m 56s

Martin Sheen 2020?

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
23/04/1922m 53s

Sri Lanka's Easter attacks

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
22/04/1923m 22s

Frankenswine

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
19/04/1922m 46s

It's Robert Time!

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
18/04/1921m 49s

The Jeffrey Epstein scandal isn't over

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
17/04/1924m 14s

My lovely lady pumps

Check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/1920m 40s

It's a great time to cheat on your taxes

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
15/04/1920m 57s

Maximum Pressure

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
12/04/1921m 56s

They called it (a revolution)

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
11/04/1921m 10s

Medicare Bears

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
10/04/1925m 17s

Achy Breaky Charts

“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
09/04/1925m 47s

A brutal new law in Brunei

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
08/04/1919m 23s

The Art of the Green New Deal

It's the hottest resolution since sliced bread. But is it just empty calories? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/1923m 5s

Banned: Aid

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
04/04/1919m 5s

RU$H HOUR

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
03/04/1920m 59s

What women really want

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
02/04/1920m 7s

The right to refuse

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
01/04/1923m 37s

Once, twice, three times a Brexit

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
29/03/1924m 18s

Grounded

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
28/03/1919m 28s

I got 5G on it

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
27/03/1924m 55s

The Golan Heights

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
26/03/1919m 11s

The report on the report

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
25/03/1923m 2s

Jacinda

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
22/03/1925m 15s

Electoral College dropout

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
21/03/1920m 35s

Tried six times for the same crime

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
20/03/1923m 41s

CBD? TBD.

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
19/03/1922m 50s

American hate

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
18/03/1925m 1s

A mass shooting, live-streamed

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
15/03/1916m 13s

Boeing 737 Max

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
14/03/1923m 46s

Becky with the bad grades

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
13/03/1921m 16s

For all eyes only

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
12/03/1917m 4s

Sailing a boat on an alien sea

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
11/03/1924m 37s

Trump's money man

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
08/03/1924m 39s

The Title X factor

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
07/03/1918m 35s

Uh-oh, Trudeau!

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
06/03/1922m 10s

Outbreak

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
05/03/1923m 34s

Michael Jackson, allegedly

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
04/03/1927m 21s

Friends without benefits

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
01/03/1925m 31s

Terrorism, airstrikes, tea

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
28/02/1924m 15s

Michael Cohen LIVE

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
27/02/1922m 28s

Your money is under arrest

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
26/02/1922m 5s

Aiding chaos

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
25/02/1917m 18s

Jussie Smollett's worst enemy

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
22/02/1925m 35s

Train takes a bullet

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
21/02/1920m 19s

HQ2-1

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
20/02/1924m 46s

A little privacy, please

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
19/02/1920m 11s

2020 vision

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
18/02/1920m 17s

Emergency podcast!

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
15/02/1922m 12s

The 400% interest rate

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
14/02/1919m 53s

Race runs through it

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
13/02/1918m 29s

Killing Sears

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
12/02/1921m 33s

Virginia is for scandals

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
11/02/1922m 25s

Alexa, disable camera

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
08/02/1921m 43s

Inauguration investigation

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
07/02/1920m 36s

Pushing opioids over lunch

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
06/02/1920m 22s

The State of the World

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
05/02/1919m 40s

The Shadow Rulers

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
04/02/1922m 14s

Written in blood

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
01/02/1924m 52s

They're calling it a revolution

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
31/01/1920m 32s

All your data for $20

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
30/01/1918m 41s

Peace with the Taliban

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
29/01/1918m 58s

Grounding the shutdown

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
28/01/1919m 9s

The Man with the Nixon Tattoo

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
25/01/1925m 39s

Venezuela's two presidents

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
24/01/1919m 24s

Ebola is back

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
23/01/1919m 56s

SHUTDATE UPDOWN

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
22/01/1918m 44s

28 Days Later

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
18/01/1921m 9s

When your power company is a felon

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
17/01/1923m 31s

The Roberts Court

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
16/01/1921m 58s

The $600 EpiPen

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
15/01/1923m 10s

Chapo Big House

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
14/01/1928m 31s

The shutdown gets very, very real

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
11/01/1923m 3s

What can the president do during a national emergency?

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
10/01/1923m 21s
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