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Vox audio helps you understand the world. From catching up on the most important news stories of the day to grappling with important discussions between deep thinkers to sparking curiosity about scientific mysteries, our podcasts offer an array of entry points to deeper understanding. Give them a listen and follow via your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode.

Today, Explained

Today, Explained is Vox's daily news explainer podcast. Hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King will guide you through the most important stories of the day. Today, Explained is now available to listen to on public radio stations across the US.

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The Gray Area

Resist certainty, embrace ambiguity. The Gray Area is a philosophical take on culture, politics, and everything in between with host Sean Illing. We don't pretend to have the answers, but we do offer a space for real dialogue. Get some cool takes on a very hot world. New episodes drop every Monday.

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Unexplainable takes listeners right up to the edge of what we know ... and then keeps right on going. This Vox podcast explores scientific mysteries, unanswered questions, and all the things we learn by diving into the unknown. New episodes every Wednesday.

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The Weeds

Politics is how people achieve power. Policy is what they do with it. Every week on The Weeds, host Jonquilyn Hill and guests break down the policies that shape our lives, from abortion to financial regulations to affirmative action to housing. We hear from leading experts, reporters, and the people impacted by these decisions, because we know that policy is personal. The show dives deep and gets wonky, but we have fun along the way. New episodes drop every Wednesday.

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In interviews with top nonfiction writers, editors, audio storytellers, and documentarians, Longform explores the work and careers of some of our era's greatest creators. Hosted by Aaron Lammer, Max Linsky, and Evan Ratliff, Longform is the go-to place to hear about the craft of true storytelling — from war reporting to art criticism — and the struggles and triumphs that never show up in the final work. It's the show where you'll hear the icons of nonfiction talk about their work, but also about their deeply human experiences, insecurities, triumphs, and struggles.

Recode Media

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.

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Land of the Giants

In Land of the Giants: The Facebook/Meta Disruption, senior reporters Shirin Ghaffary and Alex Heath bring us inside the company formerly known as Facebook during an unprecedented moment of transition. Now Meta, the company that defined social connection, community, and identity on the web has rebranded itself and is seeking to control the future of social experience in the metaverse. As its famous founder Mark Zuckerberg looks ahead, we ask how Facebook impacts our relationships, the social infrastructure of the web, and — even in a moment of vulnerability — still shapes lives across the globe?

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Recode Daily

The Recode Daily podcast is your guide to the most interesting and important tech and business news of the day. Learn how our digital world is changing — and changing us — five days a week, in 15 minutes or less.

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Future Perfect

Future Perfect explores provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. We tackle big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future.

In our new season, hosts Dylan Matthews and Sigal Samuel bring you stories about how the meat we eat affects us all, from the non-human animals, to the farmers and factory workers who raise those animals and slaughter them, to the environment. And you'll learn about some potential changes, big and small, that could make the food we eat more sustainable and more humane. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Vox Quick Hits

A bite-size daily podcast from The Goods and Culture team at Vox that goes wherever our (and your!) pop culture and consumerism curiosities go. Hear the stories behind the news and trends, get personal about purchases, and find your next book or binge-watch. New episodes daily, Monday to Friday. Each 15 minutes or less.

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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 foreign and national security reporter Jen Kirby give you the history and context you need to make sense of the moment and navigate the world around you.

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The Impact

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, and even academic institutions decide to start doing something differently.

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Impeachment, Explained

Understanding impeachment demands grappling with 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.

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