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
A Watchmen writer on race, TV, and tech giants ...
8 min
Andrew Cuomo's fall from grace | Today, Explain...
A scandal around how his state counted covid deaths in nursing homes has tarnished Governor Cuomo's image.
9 min
What is the #FreeBritney movement? | One Good A...
And who’s to blame for the pop star’s loss of agency?
10 min
What won't be in the stimulus? | The Weeds in 10
In this Vox Quick Hits exclusive, Vox's Emily Stewart joins Matt and Dara to issue dreary prognostications on the fate of the $15 minimum wage
4 min
Stimu-less | Today, Explained in 10
What's next for the Covid-19 stimulus bill
9 min
Vaccine equity | Tell Me More
Black and brown communities have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, on both the health and economic fronts.
9 min
Googliath | Today, Explained in 10
Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary and tech journalist Alex Kantrowitz explain Google’s origins in the Computer Science department of Stanford University.
9 min
Should we watch the Golden Globes? | What's the...
Will award shows become obsolete?
10 min
What would it take to fix America’s police? | T...
Vox editor Sean Collins discusses two proposals that activists say could make an important difference and what progress after the protests could look like.
9 min
A tough week for Texas | Today, Explained in 10
By Friday, power had been restored to much of the state. But millions remained without access to clean water.
9 min
Minari on streaming platforms | What to Watch
A stunning drama about a Korean-American family.
7 min
The world’s great powers | Worldly
Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down one of the DC foreign policy world’s hottest new catchphrases: “great power competition.”
9 min
Rush Limbaugh’s legacy | Today, Explained in 10
Conservative shock jock Rush Limbaugh passed away from cancer this week
9 min
Uncovering the history of psychedelics in Chris...
What role did psychedelic drugs play in the rise and spread of Christianity — and could they save the church today?
8 min
Biden at the border | Today, Explained in 10
Thousands of migrants have been waiting at the US southern border, many of them for years, since Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy took effect
9 min
Books that read like an Edward Hopper painting ...
A caller from Chicago seeks reads that capture the eerie mood and mystery of a Hopper painting.
3 min
What's next for Donald Trump? | The Weeds in 10
Matt, Dara, and Vox's Emily Stewart ponder what will come next for the twice-impeached former president.
6 min
57-43 | Today, Explained in 10
Donald Trump's second impeachment acquittal
9 min
Imagine a life without Google | Recode Daily
Australian lawmakers are pushing for some regulations on Google and in response, the Silicon Valley giant has threatened to turn off its services in the country.
7 min
The problem with more Harry Potter | What's the...
Renegotiating relationships with the books we love
9 min
The politics of stimulus checks | Tell Me More
In 2020, the conversation around giving people money changed — namely, the federal government got much more on board with the idea.
7 min
Cupid-19 | Today, Explained in 10
For some, Covid-19 has made love and physical intimacy a lot tougher. For others, it's played match maker.
10 min
#FreeBritney | Today, Explained in 10
Britney Spears has been under conservatorship since 2008
10 min
Protesting farmers, India's democracy, and Riha...
Zack, Jenn, and Alex discuss the huge farmers’ protests in India.
8 min
Our favorite TV | What to Watch
Why you should add The Comeback, The Simpsons, Deadwood and High Maintenance to your to-watch list.
10 min