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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 and his colleagues across the Vox newsroom for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. Transcripts of the show are available here.

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Here are the 9 most interesting conversations I had in 2021

A good life is painful

The father of environmental justice, on whether we’re all doomed

Elon Musk’s imaginary world

The remote work revolution hasn’t happened yet

The limits of popularism

We’re all famous now

The paradox of American freedom

The anti-antiracist

A contrarian take on the disinformation panic

Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s definition of “freedom” still matters

Bryan Stevenson on tracing the legacy of American enslavement to mass incarceration

The status games we all play

The case for a more radical climate movement

Ken Burns’s latest is on the Greatest

America is still stuck in the world 9/11 built

Clint Smith III on confronting slavery’s legacy in America

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

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