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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

It's Robert Time!

4/18/2019
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Attorney General William Barr released Robert Mueller’s report today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop reads between the redactions and Ezra Klein explains what it all means. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:48

The Jeffrey Epstein scandal isn't over

4/17/2019
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A Florida millionaire created a system to sexually abuse around 80 young girls. The sitting Secretary of Labor who let him off easy might now be held accountable. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:13

My lovely lady pumps

4/16/2019
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Check it out! (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:20:39

It's a great time to cheat on your taxes

4/15/2019
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The IRS is in a bit of a crisis. ProPublica’s Paul Kiel explains how a profitable government agency succumbed to politics and ended up losing tens of billions in revenue. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:20:57

Maximum Pressure

4/12/2019
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Earlier this week, President Trump designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. It is the first time the United States has ever given such a designation to a part of another nation’s government. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:55

They called it (a revolution)

4/11/2019
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After 30 years in power, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the authoritarian leader of Sudan, has been ousted. Reporter Reem Abbas explains how the Sudanese people reclaimed power. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:10

Medicare Bears

4/10/2019
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Senator Bernie Sanders rolled out a new Medicare-for-all bill today. Vox’s Sarah Kliff explains how such a huge overhaul of the healthcare system went from fringe to mainstream. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:25:17

Achy Breaky Charts

4/9/2019
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“Old Town Road” officially became the most popular song in America today. But it’s also the most controversial. Vox’s Allegra Frank chronicles Lil Nas X’s challenges with the charts and Charlie Harding, co-host of the “Switched on Pop” podcast, attempts to figure out what counts as country. (Transcript here.) *An earlier version of our episode misstated the origins of “country trap.” Lil Nas X calls Young Thug a pioneer in the genre.

Duration:00:25:54

A brutal new law in Brunei

4/8/2019
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Sex between men will now get you stoned to death in Brunei. It’s a strict reading of Sharia by a sultan who seems to have little regard for it.

Duration:00:19:22

The Art of the Green New Deal

4/5/2019
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It's the hottest resolution since sliced bread. But is it just empty calories? (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:05

Banned: Aid

4/4/2019
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After months of threats, President Donald Trump has officially taken steps to cut off aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Vox's Dara Lind explains what this might mean for the current unprecedented wave of family migration to the United States. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:19:04

RU$H HOUR

4/3/2019
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New York City wants to charge drivers a congestion fee to slim down traffic. We travel the world to see if it’s a good idea. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:20:58

What women really want

4/2/2019
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To mark Equal Pay Day 2019, Vox’s Sarah Kliff reveals the very simple reason women earn less than men. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:20:07

The right to refuse

4/1/2019
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The Texas Senate is debating a bill that would give state-licensed professionals the freedom to deny services based on religious beliefs. Lauren McGaughy from the Dallas Morning News says the state's LGBT community feels directly threatened. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:37

Once, twice, three times a Brexit

3/29/2019
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Theresa May staked her prime ministership on her Brexit deal and, for the third time, the British Parliament rejected it. Vox's Jen Kirby explains a very bad day for Theresa May. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:18

Grounded

3/28/2019
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Unsettling details continue to arise about Boeing's 737 Max and now Congress is pressing the FAA and America's largest manufacturing exporter for answers. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:19:28

I got 5G on it

3/27/2019
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You've heard about the trade war, but how about the phone war? Politico's Steven Overly explains why the US and China are fighting over Huawei and 5G. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:55

The Golan Heights

3/26/2019
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President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, breaking with decades of United States policy. The move could alter the Middle East forever.

Duration:00:19:11

The report on the report

3/25/2019
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Robert Mueller's investigation has ended and Attorney General William Barr has furnished a four-page summary. Vox's Andrew Prokop says this is far from over. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:02

Jacinda

3/22/2019
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The terrorist attacks in New Zealand have thrust Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into the spotlight. Radio New Zealand’s Jane Patterson explains the 38-year-old's improbable rise. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:25:15