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Vox Conversations brings you discussions between the brightest minds and the deepest thinkers; conversations that will cause you to question old assumptions and think about the world and our role in it in a new light. Join Sean Illing, Jamil Smith, and their colleagues across the Vox newsroom for new episodes every Monday and Thursday.

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America is still stuck in the world 9/11 built

Clint Smith III on confronting slavery’s legacy in America

A beginner’s guide to The Ezra Klein Show

Adam Serwer on the all-American politics of cruelty

Bill Maher on free speech, comedy, and his haters

Robert Reich wants you to fight the system

Marty Baron on truth, democracy, and the press in an age of distrust

“Progressive prosecutors” are working within the system to change it. How is that going?

The case for optimism about US democracy

Why we love drugs

Why America’s story requires revision

Why is it so hard to forgive?

Sean Illing and Jamil Smith bring a new kind of interview show to your ears

Ibram X. Kendi on anti-racism, Juneteenth, and the reckoning that wasn’t

Wildlife is in peril, but that doesn’t mean conservation has failed

The psychedelic roots of Christianity

What we learn about the middle class by studying the rich

Olivia Nuzzi and Sam Sanders talk about the final days of the Trump White House

The most important book I’ve read this year

The crisis isn’t Trump. It’s the Republican Party.

How Joe Biden changed, and changed, and changed — and made it to the White House

Stacey Abrams on minority rule, voting rights, and the future of democracy

Chris Hayes and Ezra Klein process this wild election

Nate Silver on why 2020 isn’t 2016

Sarah Kliff grades Biden’s and Trump’s health care plans

Trumpism never existed. It was always just Trump.

What should Democrats do about the Supreme Court?

Marilynne Robinson on writing, metaphysics, and the Donald Trump dilemma

The case for Trump’s foreign policy

Fareed Zakaria on how Biden and Trump see the world

How a climate bill becomes a reality

RBG, minority rule, and our looming legitimacy crisis

David French and I debate polarization, secession, and the filibuster 

A progressive vision to make America great

Race, policing, and the universal yearning for safety

How to think about coronavirus risk in your life 

Andrew Yang on 2020, UBI, and fixing government

Black Republicans, Donald Trump, and America’s “George Floyd moment”

Andrew Yang on UBI, the coronavirus, and his next job in politics

What the Iraq disaster can teach us about Trump