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
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
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
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 psychedelic society | Ezra Klein Show shorts
A preview of Ezra Klein's conversation with Michael Pollan.
11 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
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