Vox Quick Hits

A bite-sized daily podcast from the Culture and The Goods teams at Vox that goes wherever our (and your!) pop culture and consumerism curiosities take us. 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.

Society & Culture
The Republican(!) plan to give parents money | ...
Romney's plan would provide up to $350 a month per child to American parents
9 min
Biden's immigration architect on racism, reform...
NPR's Aarti Shahani in conversation with Cecilia Muñoz, an architect of Biden's immigration plan.
9 min
A skateboard in my 30s | The Best Money I Ever ...
It was the easiest decision Steve Rousseau ever made, despite the fact that he’s 32 years old and has no health insurance.
11 min
Vaccine hoarding | Today, Explained in 10
It could take years for many low-income countries to start Covid-19 vaccination campaigns
8 min
How cops became Hollywood's heroes | One Good A...
For decades, police procedurals have featured heroic cops. That’s not an accident.
9 min
What we're missing about the Covid relief bill ...
Vox's Ella Nilsen joins Matt and Dara to discuss the overlooked implications of Biden's rescue bill, and the debate surrounding it
3 min
How Section 230 came to be | Today, Explained i...
A quarter-century after it was signed, Section 230, the law that made the modern internet, has done the impossible: united Democrats and Republicans.
9 min
Jeff Bezos’s second act | Recode Daily
Will he follow in the footsteps of other former CEOs?
7 min
Why the U.S. can’t figure out reopening schools...
Nearly a year into the pandemic, the country still hasn’t quite figured out how to keep students and teachers safe at school.
9 min
Capitol punishment | Today, Explained in 10
In order to convict the former president, 17 Republican senators would need to vote with their Democratic colleagues. Early signs suggest that's unlikely.
9 min
Books about everyday delight | Ask a Book Critic
A caller from Colorado is searching for books that find joy in the daily minutiae.
6 min
Robinhood, meet the Dotcom bubble | Tell Me More
The Redditors of WallStreetBets should maybe take a look at the 1990s before piling into their next trade.
7 min
All Creatures Great and Small on PBS | What to ...
The new PBS series is cozy as a mug of tea on a rainy day.
6 min
Myanmar’s coup has no heroes | Worldly in 10
Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the recent coup in Myanmar.
8 min
The Arab Spring, 10 years later | Today, Explai...
The effects of a year of revolutions across the Arab world still play out today
7 min
Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle | Vox Co...
An excerpt from Ezra Klein's conversation with Anne Helen Petersen and Derek Thompson.
10 min
The Capitol Siege and American Revolution | Vox...
Vox's Dylan Matthews talks with author and Revolutions podcaster Mike Duncan about what history can tell us about the insurrection at the US Capitol.
5 min
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “loony lies” | Today, ...
The House will vote on Thursday on whether to strip Representative Greene's committee positions.
8 min
Books for a long winter | Ask a Book Critic
A caller from Canada seeks cerebral mysteries to help him get through the brutal winter,
5 min
What can be done to speed up vaccinations? | Th...
German Lopez joins Matt and Dara to discuss obstacles to vaccine distribution — and some possible solutions.
8 min
The coup in Myanmar | Today, Explained in 10
Dr. Van Tran explains why the military that always held a fair amount of power in Myanmar decided to take it all.
9 min
Biden’s climate policy reset | Tell Me More
President Biden is hitting the ground running on climate and trying to make up for lost ground under the Trump administration.
8 min
Investigating military extremism | Today, Expla...
Gangs and extremist groups have plagued the US military since before the revolution.
9 min
The wild world of Victorian thrillers | Ask a B...
Vox's book critic Constance Grady recommends books for Wilkie Collins fans. Spontaneous combustion included.
2 min
Brexit is done ... ish | Tell Me More
fter years of haggling, two prime ministers, and countless fits and starts, the United Kingdom has finally completed its split from the European Union — at least, mostly.
8 min