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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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

Giving justice an extension

2019-12-0600:22:244

This week New Jersey joined a growing number of states that are extending statutes of limitations, making it easier to report childhood sexual abuse decades after it occurs. (Transcript here.)
Four law professors walked into a room and the next phase of the impeachment began. (Transcript here.)
TikTok, the video sharing app that has taken the tweens and 2019 by storm, is now facing stiff competition, concerns over censorship, and a federal investigation. (Transcript here.)
ICE University

ICE University

2019-12-0200:18:437

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

Amazon's preppers

2019-11-2900:22:488

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

A tribe called keto

2019-11-2700:21:2010

Some say the Kardashian-endorsed keto diet craze that’s sweeping the nation could help fight epilepsy and cancer, too. Vox’s Julia Belluz separates fat from fiction. (Transcript here.)
Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg thinks he can beat Donald Trump in 2020. (Transcript here.)
Showdown at High Nunes

Showdown at High Nunes

2019-11-2500:26:2714

California Republican Devin Nunes spent much of the last two weeks mocking the impeachment inquiry. After allegations surfaced that he may have been involved with Ukraine, he now finds himself caught up in it. (Transcript here.)
Ok boomer

Ok boomer

2019-11-2200:25:2322

TikTok's hottest meme is pitting the Youngs against the Olds, but the truth about this generational standoff can be found in its shades of gray. (Transcript here.)
We’re taking a break from impeachment to talk about the fifth Democratic debate and the Buttigieg Bump. (Transcript here.)
The most-anticipated testimony of the House impeachment inquiry was held today on Capitol Hill. It did not disappoint. (Transcript here.)
Impeachment TV (Part 2 of 2)

Impeachment TV (Part 2 of 2)

2019-11-2000:10:424

The House impeachment inquiry just had its biggest day yet. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how things changed when Republicans called witnesses. (Transcript here.)
Impeachment TV (Part 1 of 2)

Impeachment TV (Part 1 of 2)

2019-11-1900:23:363

The House impeachment inquiry just had its biggest day yet. It was so big we couldn't fit it all into one episode. (Transcript here.)
Spain's far-right party just won more than 50 seats in its parliament, reminding some of the country's fascist past. Yes, the party is called "VOX". (Transcript here.)
Noise will be noise

Noise will be noise

2019-11-1500:22:5213

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

Hotel ISIS

2019-11-1400:26:388

Turkey says it’s “not a hotel” for ISIS, and is deporting fighters and their families. The problem is their native countries don’t want them back. (Transcript here.)
The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry was held today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains the significance of the testimonies given by Ambassador William Taylor and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary at the State Department. (Transcript here.)
Who is above the law?

Who is above the law?

2019-11-1200:18:368

Today the Supreme Court heard the case about a border patrol agent who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. Ian Millhiser explains why it could make holding federal agents accountable a lot harder. (Transcript here.)
Aramco, the secretive oil company that made Saudi Arabia rich, is going public after 86 years. Some say the timing couldn’t be worse. (Transcript here.)
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Comments (269)

Vernon Shoemaker

This manifestation of Law fails to defend the weak, fails to resolve, fails to atone, fails to redeem. It is economic and political predation within a local setting. It is corruption supported by State bureaucracy.

Dec 7th
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zaktin100

interesting episode but check your unconscious bias. 抖音 is not "is a clone of TikTok". 抖音 launched in China first. If anything, TikTok is the clone.

Dec 7th
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Joe DiMeo

I just discovered this podcast! Only a few minutes into this episode and I'm already loving it!

Dec 3rd
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Osias Oliveira Quina

-ta

Nov 30th
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Mario Cipriano

it's patently untrue that the media has hesitated to draw clear lines. I would submit but that is the underlying problem they do draw conclusions when instead they should present the facts and let the viewer decide.

Nov 29th
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Watery Honey

Your problem is that you portray democrats as saints...

Nov 29th
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AL Hi

The section on epistemological aspects of the American public is significant. We used to get our news from somewhat limited, though diverse, news sources. That is no longer true today. We get information from SO many sources, it's difficult to them nor determine if the sources are credible. This barrage of information seems to be a factor in the polarization of American society and the breakdown of civil debate and the unwillingness to listen to the "other side." We no longer can evaluate the truth.

Nov 26th
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Winnie Perez

Softbank is one of the biggest phone and internet service providers in Japan. I think this is important to better understand the WeWork scheme. In Japan, wifi is not common in public places like cafés and food joints, even in urban locations such as Tokyo. Also, private space is a highly valued commodity, more than it is in the US and so there are many companies like WeWork that run successfully, particularly in rural settings. Thus, it occurs to me that the fact that this WeWork idea was so absurdly overfunded has also somewhat to do with Softbank not fully understanding how this business model couldn't be directly translated to the US but rather had to be modified in order to succeed. It was an interesting podcast. Nice work!

Nov 22nd
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Ssj_KAL

this show is trash and highly inaccurate. smh. lying to my face. #voxexposed

Nov 22nd
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Teens actually need 9.25 hours of sleep per night, so schools in California are gonna start later. Wish that'd happen in Ohio, but even if the State passed this kind of legislation, rural areas would be exempt. :'( Still, this is a super interesting concept!

Nov 17th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

SOUND is when you mow your lawn. NOISE is when your neighbor mows his lawn. MUSIC is when your neighbor mows your lawn. I've never heard such a succint way of defining and differentiating these terms. Mind = Blown.

Nov 16th
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Michael Bushart

libtards

Nov 12th
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Leigh OBrien

inside a Trump rally. Question: do you have any data on how many Trump supporters don't publicly state they are Trump supporters? Where's the data on the "silent majority" that is often associated with Trump? What segment of the population are they? thanks!

Nov 10th
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Leigh OBrien

Streaming: Infinity War. Dear Producers, the heavy use of the filler word "like" made this episode very hard to listen to.

Nov 10th
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Corey R

#Freedanipple

Nov 2nd
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Gwendolyn Schimpke

Great episode. I have definitely felt the way the individuals on this pod have felt this Oct. There has def. been a shift in what is happening here in CA.

Nov 1st
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daisy

shits getting crazy

Oct 24th
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daisy

when will this end????

Oct 20th
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장수진

Thank you for transcript! It helps a lot.

Oct 13th
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Patrick LeBlanc (Patrick)

bruh you know that we know how texting works right? we know that sending a text is slower than speaking... there was no need for these slow ass readings of the text messages 😂😂

Oct 10th
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