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
Biden’s latest executive actions | Today, Expla...
From climate to healthcare, Biden is reforming the federal government one executive order at a time.
7 min
Lupin on Netflix | What to Watch
A French TV show about a master thief.
6 min
Why Putin wants Alexei Navalny dead | Worldly i...
Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the nationwide demonstrations in Russia in support of dissident opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
7 min
GameStock | Today, Explained in 10
GameStop's stock shot up thanks to a subreddit called r/wallstreetbets and the peculiarities of the stock market.
9 min
A sketchy palm reading in a new city | The Best...
When Jo Livingstone got lost in a new city, they found a fortune teller and a path forward.
6 min
Fascism in Post-Trump America isn't going away ...
Vox's Sean Illing talks with Yale professor and author Jason Stanley.
7 min
The military’s far-right problem | Today, Expla...
Many active-duty and retired military personnel stormed the US Capitol in early January
10 min
What is "manifesting"? | One Good Answer
All over the internet, people are concentrating hard on what they want. Does it work?
5 min
Does more police mean less crime? | The Weeds i...
Matt Yglesias, Dara Lind, and German Lopez discuss the research and the evidence.
7 min
Coronavirus, 365 days later | Today, Explained...
In the early months of the pandemic, we underestimated the novel coronavirus.
9 min
Can you convict an ex-president? | Tell Me More
Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial is on the horizon, even though he’s out of the White House.
7 min
Marianne Williamson on healing America’s soul |...
The former Democratic candidate for president says there can be no unity without accountability
9 min
The dark truth behind SoulCycle | What's the St...
Why it’s impossible to scale exclusivity
9 min
An actual federal Covid-19 response | Tell Me More
With Joe Biden in office, the United States has a chance to reset its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and address the crisis at hand.
9 min
Second in command, first in history | Today, Ex...
What Harris' historic Vice Presidency will mean for the country
10 min
Our favorite films | What to Watch
Four movies to stream at home -- no matter your mood.
9 min
Biden’s world | Worldly in 10
Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss how US foreign policy will differ under Biden and the surprising ways it might stay the same.
7 min
Biden’s first executive actions | Today, Explai...
Vox reporters give a quick synopsis of some of President Biden's first executive orders.
9 min
What it means to be a "good" rich person | Vox ...
Vox columnist Anne Helen Petersen talks with sociologist Rachel Sherman about her research into the anxieties of wealthy people and their desire to be seen as "middle class."
6 min
Why is everyone talking about Section 230? | Te...
Lawmakers in Washington are fighting over an internet law you’ve probably never heard of.
9 min
Biden's Inauguration | Today, Explained in 10
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in today and got straight to work. Vox’s Laura McGann explains Biden's inaugural speech.
9 min
Understanding Kamala Harris's multiracial ident...
Identity is complicated, and Kamala Harris shouldn’t have to choose just one.
9 min
Books to help you find yourself | Ask a Book Cr...
Or maybe you're thinking about the kind of person you want to be in this new year, which is an issue books tackle uniquely well.
5 min
Biden's $1.9 trillion recovery plan | The Weeds...
What's most important in the Covid rescue plan outlined by the Biden team?
4 min
Abolish the lame-duck period? | Today, Explaine...
The lame-duck period is enshrined in the constitution. But as Vox's Ian Millhiser argues, it should still be abolished.
9 min