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The Impact

The Impact is a weekly narrative podcast about the consequences that laws have on real people's lives. You can listen to it, and more Vox podcasts, here.

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Where the US already has a border wall with Mexico

Free college tuition helps, but it’s not a silver bullet

How Canada lifted nearly 300,000 kids out of poverty in a single year

Why some Australians are paying for private health care they don’t want to use

Taiwan’s single-payer system is popular — but it might be in trouble

How Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world

A plan to reverse the war on drugs, from the Vietnam War era

How an epidemic begins and ends

Denmark gives new fathers paid leave. Why do so few take it?

13 of Vox’s best podcast episodes of 2018

Baltimore is starkly segregated by race and class. A housing program is trying to change that. 

Lawsuits and slashed tires: Vermont’s school funding battle

Healthy options — or soda taxes? How two cities are tackling obesity.

Seattle’s radical plan to fight big money in politics

Sit in a circle. Talk to other pregnant women. Save your baby’s life?

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11 podcast episodes to broaden your mind over Labor Day weekend

The US maternal death rate is unacceptably high. It doesn't have to be.

Is this the best way to care for patients with severe mental illness?

Robot uteruses and the quest to end unintended pregnancy