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The most-anticipated testimony of the House impeachment inquiry was held today on Capitol Hill. It did not disappoint. (Transcript here.)

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November 19, 2019 10 min

The House impeachment inquiry just had its biggest day yet. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how things changed when Republicans called witnesses. (Transcript here.)

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November 19, 2019 14 min

The House impeachment inquiry just had its biggest day yet. It was so big we couldn't fit it all into one episode. (Transcript here.)

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November 18, 2019 23 min

Spain's far-right party just won more than 50 seats in its parliament, reminding some of the country's fascist past. Yes, the party is called "VOX". (Transcript here.)

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November 15, 2019 22 min

After hearing a mysterious whine in suburban Arizona, Karthic Thallikar started on a journey that would ultimately lead to the center of the internet. (Transcript here.)

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November 14, 2019 26 min

Turkey says it’s “not a hotel” for ISIS, and is deporting fighters and their families. The problem is their native countries don’t want them back. (Transcript here.)

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November 13, 2019 20 min

The first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry was held today. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains the significance of the testimonies given by Ambassador William Taylor and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary at the State Department. (Transcript here.)

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November 12, 2019 18 min

Today the Supreme Court heard the case about a border patrol agent who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy. Ian Millhiser explains why it could make holding federal agents accountable a lot harder. (Transcript here.)

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November 11, 2019 21 min

Aramco, the secretive oil company that made Saudi Arabia rich, is going public after 86 years. Some say the timing couldn’t be worse. (Transcript here.)

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November 8, 2019 23 min

Disney+. Apple TV+. Netflix. HBO Max. Peacock. Which streaming service will win the great war to come? (Transcript here.)

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November 7, 2019 17 min

This week the House released transcripts from closed-door impeachment testimonies. Vox's Andrew Prokop pored through them for revelations. (Transcript here.)

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November 6, 2019 15 min

A new California law limits how early school can start in the state. (Transcript here.)

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November 5, 2019 22 min

At a Kentucky rally, President Trump's supporters ordered the media to "Do your job!" and reveal the identity of the Ukraine whistleblower. The Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender explains how these events have changed the American political landscape and Sean Rameswaram speaks with a superfan who has attended 18 rallies. And counting. (Transcript Read more

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November 4, 2019 26 min

The election is now one year away. Ezra Klein offers Democrats a strategy to win in 2020. (Transcript here.)

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November 1, 2019 27 min

Vox’s Reset podcast explores how Instagram's nipple ban affects art and identity. (Transcript here.) Subscribe to Reset: pod.link/reset

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October 31, 2019 21 min

Nancy: 1 / Donald: 0

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October 30, 2019 17 min

A WhatsApp tax, a metro fare hike, and a check to a South African model have inspired a wave of anti-government protests. (Transcript here.)

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October 29, 2019 17 min

The wildfires in California have gotten so bad the state's biggest utility is turning off the power on purpose. (Transcript here.)

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October 28, 2019 23 min

ISIS has lost its leader, but that doesn't mean the world is any safer. (Transcript here.)

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October 25, 2019 23 min

America’s most controversial startup was finally bought out this week, but WeWork is a symptom of a much larger problem. (Transcript here.)

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