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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

The mother of all elections

5/21/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:20

How to kill a gram

5/20/2019
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Today, a new definition of the kilogram officially takes effect. But it's just one piece in the massively complicated history of weight. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:48

All shows must die

5/17/2019
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What do we say to the God of Death? Not today. Explained. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:46

The race to ban abortion

5/16/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:37

Make America Trade Again

5/15/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:19:01

The fight for your face

5/14/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:17:10

Life sentence, no trial

5/13/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:25

Missile in a bottle

5/10/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:33

Uber but for strikes

5/9/2019
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Uber drivers want some R-E-S-P-E-C-T. And it might actually be as easy as A-B-C. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:31

Who framed Mayor Pete?

5/8/2019
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Two right-wing operatives tried to frame Mayor Pete Buttigieg for sexual assault. It didn’t go as planned. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:20:33

“Awwww, Shucky Ducky!”

5/7/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:57

Sarah Kliff vs. Zuckerberg General

5/6/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:22

A Mueller walks into a Barr

5/3/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:14

Track and Female

5/2/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:58

Bovine intervention

5/1/2019
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Burger King announced it's going nationwide with a meatless Whopper that tastes like the real thing. Is this the end for Big Meat? (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:14

After the smoke clears

4/30/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:08

Standoff at the NRA

4/29/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:17:21

Subpoena season

4/26/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:59

Tuition: Impossible

4/25/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:07

Follow the drugs

4/24/2019
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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. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:56