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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
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.
9 min
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.
5 min
Has addiction treatment gotten better during th...
Vox's German Lopez explains
8 min
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
9 min
The death of the department store | What's the ...
And what does it look like in movies and TV?
9 min
Getting out the vote in Georgia | Tell Me More
Vox's Ella Nilsen explains
8 min
E-commerce returns go in-person | Recode Daily
Receiving packages is still a lot easier than returning them
5 min
A woman’s work is never done | Today, Explained
The economic impact of Covid-19 has hit women harder than men
9 min
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.
5 min
The future of Zoom | Recode Daily
How will they stay relevant in a post-pandemic world?
6 min
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.
7 min
God-given right? | Today, Explained
Justice Amy Coney Barrett was the decisive vote in the 5-4 decision
9 min
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.
13 min
Why Roku doesn’t carry HBO Max, for now | Recod...
Streaming services are fighting for more direct access to their consumers’ data
6 min
$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.
6 min
America Offline | Today, Explained
When colleges go remote, students without access to the internet are left behind
8 min
How likely is another Covid-19 relief bill? | T...
Vox’s Emily Stewart, Dara Lind, and Matthew Yglesias explain what Congress is thinking.
4 min
What it will take to distribute the vaccine | R...
Are we prepared?
7 min
Eggnog, explained | One Good Answer
Everything you need to know about the holiday’s most divisive drink.
5 min
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?
9 min
Why remote learning worsens education inequalit...
And how educators are finding low-tech solutions to curb the gap
8 min
What if developing a vaccine was the easy part?...
Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer are nearing FDA approval and may be available to select groups by the end of the year
9 min
The death of department stores | Recode Daily
Many malls and department stores will never reopen
8 min
Thanksgiving weekend | What to Watch
Movies and shows that are delightful whether you’re with family or flying solo.
6 min
Unexplainable: Dark Matter | Today, Explained
Unexplainable, a new show from the team at Today, Explained.
9 min