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
Let's all go to the drive-in | What to Watch
Grab some popcorn and a giant soda.
12 min
MAGA, but for coffee | Tell Me More
Right-wing coffee shops are popping up across the country, proving yet again that America can make pretty much anything political.
14 min
A kayak that made me appreciate where I come fr...
On surviving the pandemic and connecting to a familiar place.
8 min
The 51st state | Tell Me More
The House of Representatives recently voted to make Washington, DC, the 51st state in the union, something many residents have wanted for a long time.
11 min
Questlove made the music documentary of the sum...
Summer of Soul tells an important, forgotten story — and it's a total blast.
8 min
No, Biden isn’t coming for your burger | Tell M...
A rumor has taken hold among some Republicans that President Joe Biden wants to curtail America’s meat consumption — a rumor that, to be clear, isn’t true.
14 min
Apocalypse books, now! | Ask A Book Critic
The world of apocalyptic fiction.
8 min
Air travel sucks now | Tell Me More
Terry Nguyen, a reporter at The Goods by Vox, explains why air travel this summer is so chaotic.
10 min
Don’t fear the wrinkle | What's the Story?
Why wrinkles are having their day in the sun
11 min
Fast, Furious, and a helluva good time | What t...
Vroom vroom.
12 min
Did mask mandates and school closures make a di...
Vox’s Dylan Scott discusses what did and didn’t work in America’s pandemic response, and why it’s hard to even begin to figure it out.
14 min
The simple joys of the NYC ferry | The Best Mon...
Reason No. 1 to take the ferry: It’s not the subway.
7 min
Why the internet is a luxury | Tell Me More
America already had a problem with internet access. The pandemic showed us just how bad that problem was.
12 min
The death of ‘girlboss’ | What's the Story?
The real meaning behind ‘gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss’
13 min
Cops, kink, and Pride | Tell Me More
June is Pride Month, a moment to celebrate the queer community and advocate for LGBTQ rights.
12 min
The adventures of cool old ladies | Ask a Book ...
It's a tough request considering the publishing industry hasn't demonstrated much interest in these types of stories.
4 min
A housing bubble? | Tell Me More
The last time we saw such a frenzy in the housing market, about 15 years ago, it ended in a crash. Now, it’s hard not to wonder whether the US economy is headed in the same direction.
13 min
The enduring legacy of Dawsoncrying.gif | Tell ...
The definitive oral history behind the legendary internet artifact
12 min
“In the Heights” rocks! | What to Watch
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit couldn’t have come at a better moment.
11 min
Where on the internet is Donald Trump? | Tell M...
The former president was kicked off social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in the wake of the Capitol riots. Where is he now?
12 min
Learning to skateboard in my 30s | The Best Mon...
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
Corporate America is over the pandemic | Tell M...
After a pandemic year of brands telling us “we’re all in this together” and corporations calling their workers “heroes,” companies are ready to move on.
14 min
Why everyone’s favorite TikTok stars are boring...
Why the TikTok to Hollywood pipeline doesn’t always produce the most interesting stars
9 min
Let's all go to the drive-in | What to Watch
Drive-in movie theaters have made a comeback.
12 min
The problem with work is work | Tell Me More
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed America’s problem with work culture.
8 min