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Land of the Giants
In Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine how Netflix got where it is today and whether or not it can maintain its streaming supremacy. Hear from Netflix’s founders and top executives as well as its competitors, critics and more — covering everything from its unusual internal culture to its battle with Blockbuster, its disruption of Hollywood and the upcoming streaming wars.
The Ezra Klein Show
Each week, Ezra Klein brings you far-reaching conversations about hard problems, big ideas, illuminating theories, and cutting-edge research. Want to know how Mark Zuckerberg intends to govern Facebook? What Barack Obama regrets in Obamacare? The dangers Yuval Harari sees in our future? What Michael Pollan learned on psychedelics? The lessons Bryan Stevenson learned freeing the wrongly convicted on death row? The way N.K. Jemisin imagines new worlds? This is the podcast for you.
Today, Explained is Vox's daily explainer podcast. Host Sean Rameswaram will guide you through the most important stories at the end of each day.
Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Tune in every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday mornings as Vox’s Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything.
In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston, and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including health care, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters.
We live in a confusing time, bombarded every day with news stories from around the world that can be hard to follow or fully understand. Let Worldly be your guide. Every Thursday, senior writer Zack Beauchamp, senior foreign editor Jennifer Williams, and staff defense writer Alex Ward give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you.
What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the industry's most acclaimed media editors, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians, and fellow podcasters to get their take. Tune in every Thursday to hear from people like New Yorker editor David Remnick, Full Frontal host Samantha Bee, and the host of the New York Times's The Daily, Michael Barbaro.
Switched on Pop
Switched on Pop reveals the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. Every Tuesday, musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding pull back the curtain on how pop hits work their magic. You’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.
Understanding impeachment demands grappling questions that don't always get covered in the daily news. Impeachment, Explained with Ezra Klein does just that through deep conversations with Vox reporters and leading policy voices.
Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. That’s never felt more urgent than it does today. But the truth is that humankind has faced crises throughout our history, leaving behind rich wisdom for us to draw from.
In our new limited series, The Way Through, we’re looking to belief systems, philosophies, and wisdom traditions to help us navigate what we’re living through today. In eight episodes hosted by Vox’s Sean Illing and Sigal Samuel, we’ll talk to thought leaders who can help us see a larger context, and perhaps help us find something meaningful, ennobling, and even fortifying in our common experience. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
The Impact focuses on how policy affects people. In Washington, the story often ends when Congress passes a law. For us, that’s where the story begins. We focus on the human consequences — positive and negative, expected and unexpected — when government bodies, nonprofits, or even academic institutions decide to start doing something differently.
Dig into the hidden history of television with Vox’s critic-at-large, Emily VanDerWerff. Each season, we explore the tragic, comedic, and occasionally world-changing stories that have marked a medium that’s dominated the global conversation for the past 75 years. First up: TV’s relationship with the presidency, featuring deep dives into The West Wing, 24, Veep, and more. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.