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Why is everyone talking about Section 230? | Te...
Lawmakers in Washington are fighting over an internet law you’ve probably never heard of.
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.
Was it terrorism? | Worldly
How the US Capitol insurrection fits into the broader spectrum of far-right political violence in the United States.
Okay, Google: unionize! | Today, Explained
The union has grown quickly to about 700 employees over the last two weeks.
$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.
The people behind the insurrection | Today, Exp...
The crowds included Qanon believers, people armed with military gear, and regular Trump supporters
What we get wrong about the Declaration of Inde...
A preview of Ezra Klein's conversation with Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The psychedelic society | Ezra Klein Show shorts
A preview of Ezra Klein's conversation with Michael Pollan.
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.
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.
The virus gets more contagious | Today, Explained
Vox's Brian Resnick explains the science of the new UK variant of the virus.
Fiction by women of color | Ask a Book Critic
What to read that’s not by a white guy.
How will Biden handle the poverty crisis? | Tel...
Vox's Dylan Matthews explains
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.
Fake news in Asian American communities | Tell ...
Vox's Terry Nguyen explains
Animals catch Covid-19, too | Today, Explained
Minks and dogs and tigers, oh my!
Pop culture from 2020 you shouldn’t miss | What...
Alissa Wilkinson and Emily VanDerWerff share their favorite films and shows of 2020.
Parents across the country are burnt out | Tell...
Vox's Anna North explains
Pop culture that got us through 2020 | What's t...
From podcasts to viral videos
Does Biden have a plan to reunite families? | T...
Vox's Nicole Narea explains
The end of Angela Merkel’s chancellorship | Wor...
Jenn, Alex, and Jen wrap up 2020 by discussing the biggest stories that flew under the radar this year because of, well, everything.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom | What to Watch
Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman shine in the Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s play.
How Pornhub's policy changes will impact sex wo...
Visa and Mastercard cut ties with Pornhub after an investigation found that the site hosted child abuse imagery.
Frances Lee on why bipartisanship is irrational...
A preview of Ezra Klein's conversation with Princeton political scientist Frances Lee.
Pornhub just deleted 80% of its videos | Today,...
What it means for the victims of child abuse imagery, and for sex workers
$80 on TSA PreCheck | The Best Money I Ever Spent
While an absolutely incredible value, TSA PreCheck absolutely shouldn’t exist, comedian and writer Josh Gondelman argues. Still, it's the best $80 he's ever spent.
How 'Coventry Carol' became a Christmas song | ...
This bummer of a Christmas song about murdering babies was actually performed for laughs at summer festivals during the Renaissance.
Your vaccine questions, answered | Today, Expla...
The vaccine is here, at least for healthcare workers and the elderly. All you need to know about its safety, efficacy, and how long you have to wait to get it.
The benefits of SSI for kids | The Weeds
New research shows that SSI benefits for children have long-term benefits for their siblings, too. Vox’s Dylan Matthews, Dara Lind, and Matt Yglesias explain.
How will the Biden administration treat big pha...
Vox's Dylan Scott explains
India’s farmers strike | Today, Explained
Hundreds of thousands of farmers have taken the streets to protest new agricultural reforms passed by India's central government
What's going on with Substack? | Tell Me More
Recode's Peter Kafka explains
Hygge for the holidays | What's the Story?
Bringing a whole new meaning to “sweater weather”
How to talk about the vaccine | Today, Explained
The vaccine is only as effective as the number of people who get it.
Brexit and the Ireland/Northern Ireland border ...
Vox's Jen Kirby explains
How to With John Wilson | What to Watch
HBO’s best new show is on a hilarious, poignant quest to understand the little things in life.
The vaccine, explained by Martin (who got it) |...
The Pfizer vaccine is the first to get rolled out in the United Kingdom
Joe Biden and "the new progressivism" | Ezra Kl...
A preview of Ezra Klein's conversation with Felicia Wong, the president and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute, a progressive think tank that has done some of the best work on the way the ideological firmament of politics is shifting.
Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle | Ezra K...
From the archives of The Ezra Klein Show.
No coup for you! | Today, Explained
Vox's Andrew Prokop explains President Trump's campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
The wild world of Victorian thrillers | Ask a B...
Vox's book critic Constance Grady recommends books for Wilkie Collins fans. Spontaneous combustion included
Biden’s most surprising cabinet pick | The Weeds
Vox’s Dara Lind, Matt Yglesias, and Alex Ward explore some unexpected choices from the president-elect.
How Melbourne eradicated Covid-19 | Today, Expl...
Vox's Dylan Scott explains what it took for a city to get rid of Covid-19 and whether cities in the United States could do the same.
Has addiction treatment gotten better during th...
Vox's German Lopez explains
It’s beginning to look a lot like stimulus | To...
Vox's Li Zhou explains how a last-minute bipartisan stimulus bill is coming together in Congress
The death of the department store | What's the ...
And what does it look like in movies and TV?
Getting out the vote in Georgia | Tell Me More
Vox's Ella Nilsen explains
E-commerce returns go in-person | Recode Daily
Receiving packages is still a lot easier than returning them
A woman’s work is never done | Today, Explained
The economic impact of Covid-19 has hit women harder than men
Beijing’s bad tweet | Worldly
Jenn, Alex, and Jen talk about the diplomatic spat between China and Australia that erupted this week after a Chinese official tweeted a fake image of an Australian soldier threatening a young Afghan child with a knife.
The future of Zoom | Recode Daily
How will they stay relevant in a post-pandemic world?
Hello, holiday season | What to Watch
There’s no shortage of movies to watch over the holiday season. Try these four if you need help deciding.
God-given right? | Today, Explained
Justice Amy Coney Barrett was the decisive vote in the 5-4 decision
The most important book I read this year | Ezra...
A preview of Ezra Klein's conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson, author of The Ministry for the Future.
Why Roku doesn’t carry HBO Max, for now | Recod...
Streaming services are fighting for more direct access to their consumers’ data
$60 on a sketchy palm reading | The Best Money ...
When Jo Livingstone got lost in a new city, they found a fortune teller and a path forward.
America Offline | Today, Explained
When colleges go remote, students without access to the internet are left behind
How likely is another Covid-19 relief bill? | T...
Vox’s Emily Stewart, Dara Lind, and Matthew Yglesias explain what Congress is thinking.
What it will take to distribute the vaccine | R...
Are we prepared?
Eggnog, explained | One Good Answer
Everything you need to know about the holiday’s most divisive drink.
The key to the Cabinet | Today, Explained
Blinken. Yellen. Klain. Biden's cabinet is stacked with experienced government officials. But will they be confirmed if Republicans maintain their majority in the Senate?