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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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Episodes

Could one man’s death change the conflict in Yemen?

11/9/2018
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The journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has put the spotlight on an unlikely place: Yemen.

Duration:00:22:42

thank u, next (Attorney General remix)

11/8/2018
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out. His replacement has criticized the Mueller probe. Is the investigation safe? Vox’s Andrew Prokop isn’t so sure.

Duration:00:22:52

What now?

11/7/2018
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The results are in! Vox’s Libby Nelson provides a rundown. Matthew Yglesias predicts the future.

Duration:00:22:03

Why is voting optional?

11/6/2018
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For answers, we head to Australia where it isn't. Turnout surpasses 90% and elections are celebrated with democracy sausages on the barbie.

Duration:00:22:16

Everything you need to know about tomorrow’s midterms

11/5/2018
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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the midterm elections are tomorrow. A pair of Vox’s congressional reporters take a tour of key races before Ezra Klein takes a deep breath and talks stakes.

Duration:00:25:52

Can I hack it? (Yes, you can.)

11/2/2018
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Hacking our elections is so easy, a 7-year-old can do it. (Really.) How we got here and why the best solution is one you might not expect.

Duration:00:21:30

$$ FREE MONEY FREE MONEY $$

11/1/2018
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What if the government just gave everyone money? No strings attached. Crazier things have happened. Nixon even tried to implement such a program once. The Atlantic's Annie Lowrey explains how universal basic income could work.

Duration:00:21:22

What the frack is up with Colorado

10/31/2018
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Colorado's Proposition 112 is dividing the state. The ballot measure could severely limit oil and gas production, including fracking. Sean Rameswaram speaks with Cody Doane, who's Team Fracking, even though there was a lethal natural gas explosion near his kids' pre-school.

Duration:00:23:06

One week to midterms, 5000 troops to border

10/30/2018
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THE CARAVAN IS COMING! DISEASE! MUSLIMS! DANGER! LOCK THE BORDER! Or maybe just listen to this episode in which Vox’s Dara Lind separates truth from fiction about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S.

Duration:00:22:54

Tree of Life

10/29/2018
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A mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has confirmed what many believed to be true: Anti-Semitism is on the rise in America, and it's fueling white nationalism.

Duration:00:24:31

The Purge

10/26/2018
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More than 50,000 voters in Georgia have found themselves on a “pending list.” One candidate for governor is responsible for it. The other is fighting it. The outcome could turn Georgia purple and make Stacey Abrams the first black woman to run an American state.

Duration:00:23:05

Bombs in the mail

10/25/2018
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America’s favorite Democrats are getting pipe bombs in the mail. Who even mails bombs anymore?

Duration:00:17:43

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Kill the Treaty

10/24/2018
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The Trump administration announced it’s throwing out a decades-old arms treaty with Russia. Arms control specialist Alexandra Bell explains why this news pairs well with a stiff drink.

Duration:00:22:52

What the transgender memo means

10/23/2018
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A leaked Health and Human Services memo has left transgender Americans feeling like the Trump administration wants to define them out of existence. Dominic Holden from BuzzFeed News says the whole situation is much more complicated.

Duration:00:20:55

We're gonna need a bigger vote

10/22/2018
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A ballot initiative on November 6 might re-enfranchise over a million Floridians. Demetrius Jifunza explains what it would mean to regain the right to vote.

Duration:00:19:16

FW: FW: FW: SECRETS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

10/19/2018
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Metabolism is one of the greatest mysteries of the human body. Vox’s Julia Belluz spends a day in a metabolic chamber and emerges with some answers.

Duration:00:20:36

Consequences

10/18/2018
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It is now almost certain that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered at the hands of the Saudi government. As more and more gruesome details emerge, things get worse and worse for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Duration:00:24:43

Affirmative reaction

10/17/2018
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Harvard is on trial. A group of Asian Americans is facing off against the college in court, where it might dismantle the very affirmative action law that was meant to help minorities.

Duration:00:23:57

Beto and Ted's Excellent Adventure

10/16/2018
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Everything’s bigger in Texas, including a Senate race that feels more like a presidential one. Texas Monthly’s Eric Benson explains how Beto O’Rourke might break the Democrats’ dry spell in the Lone Star State on the eve of the second O’Rourke-Cruz debate.

Duration:00:22:24

Remember, remember the 6th of November

10/15/2018
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Midterm elections are three weeks and a day away. Vox’s Dylan Scott says if you think the country's polarized, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Duration:00:25:45