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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Make America Doubt Again

2/28/2020
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

Duration:00:27:35

The last stronghold in Syria

2/27/2020
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

Duration:00:21:32

Pandemic?

2/26/2020
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

Duration:00:30:11

Putin his thumb on the scale

2/25/2020
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

Duration:00:21:22

Weekend at Bernie’s

2/24/2020
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

Duration:00:25:05

The sixth sense (the real one)

2/21/2020
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

Duration:00:24:40

Ok, Bloomberg

2/20/2020
Enter the Bloomberg! Exit the Bloomberg? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:53

Where Medicare-for-all is real

2/19/2020
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

Duration:00:21:31

The floating petri dish

2/18/2020
One coronavirus. Two cruise ships. Lots of mistakes. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:34

Love Me Tinder

2/14/2020
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

Duration:00:26:02

Between a Stone and a hard place

2/13/2020
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

Duration:00:29:46

Bernie, bro.

2/12/2020
New Hampshire felt the Bern. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:10

Old Hampshire vs. New Hampshire

2/11/2020
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

Duration:00:22:07

President Trump's "Africa ban"

2/10/2020
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

Duration:00:21:42

Why the wrong movies win Oscars

2/7/2020
Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson would like to blame the Academy. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:20

How will coronavirus end?

2/6/2020
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

Duration:00:19:52

Acquitted

2/5/2020
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

Duration:00:21:31

Iowhaaaaat?!

2/4/2020
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

Duration:00:22:24

Whyowa?

2/3/2020
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

Duration:00:19:50

The invisible border

1/31/2020
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

Duration:00:28:05