Vox Conversations

Vox Conversations brings you discussions between the brightest minds and the deepest thinkers; conversations that will cause you to question old assumptions and think about the world and our role in it in a new light. Join Sean Illing, Jamil Smith, and their colleagues across the Vox newsroom for new episodes every Monday and Thursday.

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Politics
News Commentary
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How social democrats won Europe — then lost it
64 min
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In defense of white-backlash politics
96 min
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Identity, nationalism, and fatherhood
103 min
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An ex-libertarian’s quest to rebuild the center...
81 min
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How whiteness distorts our democracy, with Eddi...
86 min
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Pete Buttigieg’s theory of political change
56 min
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Meet the policy architect behind the Green New ...
79 min
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The somewhat fractured state of American conser...
58 min
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American politics after Christianity, with Ross...
74 min
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Why Gov. Jay Inslee is running for president on...
62 min
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ICYMI: Julia Galef
88 min
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The roots of extremism, with Deeyah Khan
79 min
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ICYMI: Paul Krugman
94 min
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Pop music can make you smarter
21 min
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Life after climate change, with David Wallace-W...
69 min
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Pramila Jayapal thinks we can get to Medicare-f...
54 min
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Noah Rothman on the "unjustice" of social justi...
67 min
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Why should we care about deficits?
62 min
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Anniversary special: Rachel Maddow
98 min
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Andrew Sullivan and I work out our differences
121 min
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The core contradiction of American politics
63 min
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Leftists vs. liberals, with Elizabeth Bruenig
76 min
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The world according to Ralph Nader
80 min
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This conversation will change how you understan...
131 min
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Ending the age of animal cruelty, with Bruce Fr...
75 min
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Robert Sapolsky on the toxic intersection of po...
75 min
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Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational
57 min
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Sean Decatur doesn’t see a free speech crisis o...
75 min
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Cal Newport has an answer for digital burnout
66 min
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Eric Holder’s plan to save democracy
60 min
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Anil Dash on the biases of tech
77 min
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Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions
90 min
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Best of: N.K. Jemisin
80 min
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Best-of: Bryan Stevenson
89 min
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Kara Swisher interviews me on the Future of Jou...
90 min
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TED’s Chris Anderson on the lessons of listening
66 min
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Rep. Katie Porter on how capitalism is failing
76 min
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How Hasan Minhaj is reinventing political comedy
98 min
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Adam Serwer on white political correctness
47 min
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Will Storr on why you are not yourself
82 min
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How to be a better carnivore
32 min
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Peter Beinart on anti-Semitism in America and i...
83 min
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Where Jonathan Haidt thinks the American mind w...
108 min
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The Impact: Deportation without representation
30 min
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Molly Ball on Nancy Pelosi’s future and Paul Ry...
59 min
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Whitney Phillips explains how Trump controls th...
106 min
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Ask Ezra Anything
92 min
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Presidents in crisis with Slow Burn’s Leon Neyfakh
80 min
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Sandy Darity has a plan to close the wealth gap
47 min
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How identity politics elected Donald Trump
94 min
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Rep. Mark Sanford on losing the Republican Part...
60 min
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Doris Kearns Goodwin (live!) on how great presi...
79 min
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What Nate Silver's learned about forecasting el...
75 min
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Jay Rosen is pessimistic about the media. So am I.
78 min
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Why Bill Gates is worried
56 min
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Reihan Salam makes the case against open borders
86 min
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Jose Antonio Vargas on living undocumented in T...
84 min
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Rebecca Traister: Women's rage is transforming ...
67 min
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Patrick Deneen says liberalism has failed. Is h...
56 min
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Francis Fukuyama’s case against identity politics
88 min
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Carol Anderson on the myth of American democracy
52 min
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Martha C. Nussbaum on how fear deforms our poli...
54 min
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David French on “The Great White Culture War"
89 min
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Your attention is being hijacked. Chris Bailey ...
62 min
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Anand Giridharadas on the elite charade of chan...
90 min
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I build a world with fantasy master N.K. Jemisin
79 min
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Reup: Zephyr Teachout vs. Corruption
89 min
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Is our economy totally screwed? Andrew Yang and...
68 min
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Chef Marcus Samuelsson on immigration, creativi...
69 min
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Why online politics gets so extreme so fast
62 min
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Taking Trump’s corruption seriously
62 min
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The surprising story of how American politics p...
62 min
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The most important idea for understanding Ameri...
73 min
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What economists and politicians get wrong about...
54 min
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How to disagree better
94 min
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Jaron Lanier’s case for deleting social media r...
77 min
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The most clarifying conversation I’ve had about...
65 min
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The Supreme Court vs. Democracy
64 min
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Eric Garcetti on the lessons of Los Angeles
60 min
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What Ellen Pao saw coming
51 min
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The Green Pill
57 min
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How Jane Mayer exposed Eric Schneiderman, Bush’...
71 min
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Political power and the racial wealth gap
77 min
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Tyler Cowen on the painful end of American comp...
84 min
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A mind-expanding conversation with Michael Pollan
79 min
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Optimism about America
78 min
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The New York Times’s lead Clinton reporter refl...
55 min
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The age of "mega-identity" politics
74 min
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Is American democracy really in decline? A debate.
110 min
390
Special episode: The Syrian conflict, explained...
57 min
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Is modern society making us depressed?
87 min
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Carol Anderson on White Rage and Donald Trump
91 min
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The Sam Harris Debate
128 min
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Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and...
46 min
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Is Mitch Landrieu the "White, Southern Anti-Tru...
80 min
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Melinda Gates (live!) on stopping climate chang...
50 min
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A better conversation on guns
49 min
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This isn’t Joe Kennedy’s grandfather’s Democrat...
61 min
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Amy Chua on how tribalism is tearing America apart
59 min
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How technology brings out the worst in us, with...
69 min