Vox Quick Hits

Vox Quick Hits cover the big, complex, important topics in news, politics and pop culture in just a fraction of the time. Check in daily to hear short updates from your favorite journalists and podcasts in the Vox Media Podcast Network. 

Society & Culture
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
Promising Young Woman | What to Watch
The new movie boasts an amazing performance by Carey Mulligan and an incisive look at rape culture and the patriarchy.
8 min
Was it terrorism? | Worldly
How the US Capitol insurrection fits into the broader spectrum of far-right political violence in the United States.
10 min
Okay, Google: unionize! | Today, Explained
The union has grown quickly to about 700 employees over the last two weeks.
8 min
$2,000 on a lawyer | The Best Money I Ever Spent
While on tour with his band in the 90s, writer Nabil Ayers learned that there was one surefire way to get out of trouble — money.
11 min
The people behind the insurrection | Today, Exp...
The crowds included Qanon believers, people armed with military gear, and regular Trump supporters
5 min
What we get wrong about the Declaration of Inde...
A preview of Ezra Klein's conversation with Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen.
11 min
What is "manifesting"? | One Good Answer
All over the internet, people are concentrating hard on what they want. Does it work? Vox's Rebecca Jennings explains.
5 min
America's eviction crisis | Tell Me More
An estimated 40 million people could face eviction in the months to come if the federal government doesn’t step in and deliver much-needed support for renters and landlords.
11 min
After the Capitol attack, what's next for Repub...
Matt Yglesias and Zack Beauchamp discuss the possible consequences of the Capitol insurrection for the GOP.
6 min
A second impeachment | Today, Explained
If Trump is impeached, the trial in the Senate may stretch into the opening days and months of Biden's first term
9 min
The danger of indulging Trump’s election lies |...
Who’s to blame when the president incites a mob and undermines a free and fair election?
9 min
The flamethrowers and the fire extinguishers | ...
GOP members of Congress thought there was no harm in humoring Trump's election fraud claims. After his supporters besieged the Capitol, many of them are having second thoughts.
9 min
A Teacher on Hulu | What to Watch
The FX series follows an affair between a high school teacher and her student, and the consequences of abuse.
6 min
America, humiliated | Worldly
Zack, Jenn, and Jen Kirby discuss the assault on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump insurrection that has shaken America to its core.
8 min
How security at the Capitol failed | Today, Exp...
The Capitol Police appeared unprepared for the number of Trump supporters who would attempt to break into the building.
9 min
The breach, explained by Rep. Maloney (locked i...
A mob of Trump supporters stormed the US capitol to prevent Congress from certifying the presidential election.
9 min
The psychedelic society | Ezra Klein Show shorts
A preview of Ezra Klein's conversation with Michael Pollan.
11 min
How (not) to distribute vaccines | The Weeds
What can be done to speed up the distribution of the Covid vaccine in the United States? Matt Yglesias and Dara Lind explain.
3 min
The virus gets more contagious | Today, Explained
Vox's Brian Resnick explains the science of the new UK variant of the virus.
7 min
Fiction by women of color | Ask a Book Critic
What to read that’s not by a white guy.
3 min
How will Biden handle the poverty crisis? | Tel...
Vox's Dylan Matthews explains
11 min
All eyes on Georgia | Today, Explained
Vox's Ella Nilsen explains Donald Trump's call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, on which he continued to deny he'd lost the state.
9 min
Fake news in Asian American communities | Tell ...
Vox's Terry Nguyen explains
8 min
Animals catch Covid-19, too | Today, Explained
Minks and dogs and tigers, oh my!
9 min