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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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Never forget

Never forget

2019-06-2100:26:52

The 9/11 first responders and Jon Stewart are fighting Congress for what they hope is the last time. (Transcript here.)
Drone down

Drone down

2019-06-2000:22:077

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. (Transcript here.)
I see fake people

I see fake people

2019-06-1900:21:337

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. (Transcript here.)
Change for a 20?

Change for a 20?

2019-06-1800:20:175

As Washington gears up for the 2020 elections, it's fighting over who should be on the $20 bill. (Transcript here.)
After the ouster

After the ouster

2019-06-1800:24:183

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. (Transcript here.)
Little pink houses for nobody

Little pink houses for nobody

2019-06-1400:19:0010

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. (Transcript here.)
Hong Kong in the streets

Hong Kong in the streets

2019-06-1300:27:202

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. (Transcript here.)
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. (Daniel Alarcón of Radio Ambulante guest hosts. Transcript here.)
Planting dreams

Planting dreams

2019-06-1100:24:509

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. Transcript here.)
Mushroom magic

Mushroom magic

2019-06-1000:25:4118

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. (Transcript here.)
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Comments (151)

Chandan Balu

Holy Fuck!!

Jun 20th
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Gabrielle

Keep your face dont think to change me about what amount of money I should make or that you have already made keep my face without the bs

Jun 19th
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Gloria Watson

This is an idiotic analysis because you have just ignored the restrained manner in which Mueller operates and expresses himself and therefore makes false deductions about his reasoning. He clearly is not a millennial New Yorker and should never have been evaluated out of context. This was irresponsible.

Jun 18th
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Gloria Watson

It is important to evaluate, not just what Mueller did say today, but the climate or context for doing so. It seemed evident that making a public statement within in the DOJ and in effect, counteracting what his superior, Barr has stated was in itself a loud rebuke.

Jun 18th
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Gloria Watson

He also made it clear that the "report speaks for itself".

Jun 18th
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Balitong

Erica's story is inspiring.

Jun 12th
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Chris Crawford

Serendipity put these two episodes next to each other on my playlist. I have no answers, just adding to the discussion. https://castbox.fm/vb/160591129

Jun 6th
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Travis Tern

disgustingly liberal..

May 23rd
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William M Westcott

Travis Tern Go back to your Ben Shapiro hellhole.

Jun 3rd
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MrMajk898

abortion means ending a beating heart... is it ok to end a shorter life for a longer one to be more free? or fair? vox is a joke! weak people with no morals kill babies...

May 23rd
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Maggie Brown

MrMajk898 you're so idiot, please get informed and don't post ur opinion online

May 23rd
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Shannon OC

Please, please let Bran win the game of thrones hahaha ♥

May 18th
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Yama

The closing credits of this episode are the most wonderful thing I have heard all day.

May 17th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Yama Agreed! They made me so happy! lolol

May 18th
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Surya Rajan

This is great news. I hope this law gets extended to private companies misusing such data too.

May 14th
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William M Westcott

So Uber and lyft drovers put taxicabs out of business because they are cheaper and don’t get paid as much, and once those taxicabs are out of service they are bitching about not making enough money. Lolololololol kinda made their own beds didn’t they?

May 14th
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TheGoldenHonesty

Great show to listen to! 👌🏽

May 12th
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ZNK AUTOMATIC

as a muslim, I see a lot of people from my community getting it instead of the filet o fish to enjoy the taste that famous McDonald's burgers !

May 9th
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Joseph Chandy

A really well made podcast. My daily jogging companion. I'm from India and they don't have much india related content, but love it nonetheless. Great job.

May 8th
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Antonio Andrade

What do you mean by "catastrophy"? (min 14:20) this is just a political issue. Catastrophy is what is going on in Venezuela: power outage, lack of food, medicines, water, paramilitary directed and founded by the government.

May 4th
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Maaz Rahman

Clearly a discrimination

May 3rd
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T.J. Bondy

Music at 8:25 min is awesome and fits the show well. Please use again

Apr 28th
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Ryan McHutchon

guys, this is not a complicated thing. have a look at other countries and what they do. US tertiary education is a scam. I know I had to experience it.

Apr 26th
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