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
It’s about to be a Thigh Guy Summer | What's th...
And this particular obsession has been a long time coming.
7 min
Should hot spots get more vaccines? | Tell Me More
For months, the primary tools we had to combat Covid-19 outbreaks were testing, distancing, and masks. Now there’s a new and highly effective tool: vaccines.
10 min
8 Oscar Best Picture nominees. 7 films worth wa...
“[This] movie should be thrown in prison.”
15 min
A plan to protect the planet | Today, Explained...
The New York Times' Catrin Einhorn breaks down the biodiversity crisis, the ‘30 by 30’ movement to counter it, and where indigenous communities fit into the picture.
14 min
Bonus: The Super League | Worldly
We gave Alex Ward, Vox's Chief Soccer Fan, 10 minutes to rant about the Super League
9 min
How Nigeria explains the climate crisis | Worldly
In a very special Earth Month episode, Zack, Jenn, and Alex use Nigeria as a case study to uncover the deep reasons why it’s so hard for the world to quit fossil fuels.
11 min
Is nuclear energy good or bad? | Today, Explain...
One way to power the future
14 min
The complicated history of wildlife conservatio...
What can the past tell us about the future of fighting extinction?
10 min
A HEPA filter for my parents | The Best Money I...
The complicated reality of clean air
7 min
It’s electric! | Today, Explained in 10
Last year, more than half of new cars sold in Norway were fully electric.
12 min
Books for a gardening novice | Ask a Book Critic
What makes gardens attractive and emotionally fulfilling
6 min
What can we learn from South Korea's pandemic r...
Vox's Dylan Scott joins Matt and Dara to talk about South Korea's response to Covid-19
7 min
The case for climate optimism | Today, Explaine...
A conversation with writer David Wallace-Wells about where he’s hopeful about our climate future.
14 min
The blunt truth about weed farms | Tell Me More
The environmental cost of growing marijuana is quite a bit higher than you might think, especially when growing indoors.
11 min
Peanut butter and jellyfish | Today, Explained ...
And other items from the lunch menu of 2050.
11 min
Welcome to the age of Big Shroom | What's the S...
From magic mushrooms to mushroom coffee
6 min
Will the superpowers unite on climate? | Tell M...
The United States and China play leading roles in the global response to climate change: Together, they account for 43 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions.
11 min
America awaits a verdict | Today, Explained in 10
The trial of Derek Chauvin
9 min
The strangest environmental film you’ll ever se...
An epic story of the universe inside the confines of one boring, ordinary house.
12 min
America is finally leaving Afghanistan | Worldly
Zack, Jenn, and Alex talk about President Joe Biden’s announcement that all remaining US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.
8 min
The Echo Park eviction | Today, Explained in 10
Los Angeles moved some unhoused residents into hotel rooms, but advocates say that won't be enough to address the nation's looming mass evictions.
9 min
How to replace everything in the industrialized...
A preview of climate writer and Vox contributor David Roberts' conversation with Jessika Trancik, Associate Professor at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at M.I.T.
10 min
The viral ghosts of long Covid | Unexplainable
Scientists don’t understand why so many people suffer from Covid-19 symptoms for months, long after they stop testing positive.
4 min
Gaetzgate | Today, Explained in 10
Rep. Gaetz is under investigation by the Department of Justice for allegedly paying women for sex and child sex trafficking
10 min
Why are Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya bo...
The Judas and the Black Messiah stars are both stuck with second fiddle.
10 min