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Vox's mission is to explain the news, but there's no reason that has to be done through writing alone. With our podcasts, we do what you love about our site — tackle big, complex, important topics — only on a different platform. They're perfect whether you hope to use your morning commute to understand Obamacare, learn how Bill Gates wants to fight climate change, or hear about what inspires the best TV shows. Give them a listen, and subscribe via your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode.


Land of the Giants

In less than two decades, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos scaled an online marketplace for books into the world's most valuable company. But at what cost? Vox and Recode's new podcast, Land of the Giants, addresses Amazon's rise to power with detailed, thought-provoking, measured reporting from host Jason Del Rey. And it's not just for insiders. This show is the essential guide to Amazon's backstory for those unfamiliar, and offers never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories for the Amazon-obsessed.


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Primetime

Dig into the hidden history of television with Vox’s critic-at-large, Todd 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.


Recode Decode

Recode’s Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s most revered journalist, hosts candid interviews with tech execs, politicians, celebrities, and more about their big ideas and how they’re changing our world. Tune in every week for enlightening conversations with people like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and many others.


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.


Pivot

With great power comes great scrutiny. Every Friday, Recode’s Kara Swisher and NYU professor Scott Galloway offer sharp, unfiltered insights into the way technology is shaping business and culture across media, advertising, politics, and more.


Today, Explained

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday, Today, Explained will be available in time for your evening commute. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram.

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The Weeds

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.

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Worldly

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.

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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.

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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.


The Impact

The Impact, hosted by Sarah Kliff, 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.

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Future Perfect

Explore provocative ideas with the potential to radically improve the world. Vox’s Dylan Matthews tackles big questions about the most effective ways to save lives, fight global warming, and end world poverty to create a more perfect future.


I Think You’re Interesting

The entertainment industry is brimming with interesting people who are responsible for your favorite movies, TV shows, and more. Join Vox’s critic-at-large Todd VanDerWerff every Thursday as he speaks with the very well-known, up-and-coming, and need-to-know folks responsible for the most exciting projects in art, entertainment, and pop culture – diving deep into their influences, inspirations, and careers in a frank, uncensored fashion.

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