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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more.

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Episodes

Trumpster fire

10/18/2019
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Last week, the White House stonewalled the impeachment inquiry. This week, the stonewall came crumbling down. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:16:53

Should Facebook let Trump lie?

10/17/2019
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President Trump lied in a Facebook ad and Facebook didn’t take it down so Elizabeth Warren lied, too. The Verge’s Casey Newton explains. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:18:00

DEB4TE

10/16/2019
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In the fourth Democratic debate, the candidates treated Elizabeth Warren as the frontrunner. Vox’s Ezra Klein explains what that means for the race ahead. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:37

A new war in Syria

10/15/2019
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The Trump administration just imposed sanctions on Turkey for invading northern Syria. But it may be too late for America’s Kurdish allies. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:13

Indigenous Peoples' Delegate

10/14/2019
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Nearly 200 years ago, the Treaty of New Echota offered the Cherokee Nation representation in Congress. Kimberly Teehee just became its first nominee. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:30

Did China just dunk on the NBA?

10/11/2019
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An NBA executive’s tweet supporting protests in Hong Kong has exposed how vulnerable the biggest American companies are to China. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:20

The nine impeachment scenarios

10/10/2019
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President Pence? President Pelosi? There are nearly a dozen ways the impeachment inquiry could end. Vox’s Laura McGann runs through each of them. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:15:25

Stonewalling the impeachment inquiry

10/9/2019
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Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains why the White House is now refusing to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. Ezra Klein scrutinizes the Republican strategy. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:44

Leaving Syria (and the Kurds)

10/8/2019
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Turkey is sending troops and tanks to its border with Syria hours after President Trump announced he would be removing US forces from the nation. Syrian Kurds feel betrayed and ISIS is watching. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:29

SCOTUS raises the stakes

10/7/2019
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After a sleepy spring term, the Supreme Court of the United States is back and looking to weigh in on abortion, immigration, and LGBTQ rights. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:04

Inside a Facebook all-staff

10/4/2019
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Audio of Mark Zuckerberg in a closed-door staff meeting leaked to Casey Newton of The Verge. Then Elizabeth Warren entered the fray. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:22:38

Meanwhile in Ukraine....

10/3/2019
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Ukraine finds itself at the center of the American impeachment drama, but President Trump is the least of the country's worries. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:20:09

It's not easy whistleblowin'

10/2/2019
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The whistleblower’s attorneys say their client is in danger. That’s not unusual. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:26:04

The impeachment counternarrative

10/1/2019
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Listen as Vox’s Andrew Prokop meticulously debunks the White House talking points around the whistleblower scandal. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:06

"No contract! No cars!"

9/30/2019
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The United Auto Workers is engaged in the biggest General Motors strike since the 1970s, all while union leaders are having their homes raided by the FBI. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:23:12

UN-for-Greta-ble

9/27/2019
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In just one week, she inspired global protests, mean-mugged President Trump, and chastised world leaders at the United Nations. David Wallace-Wells, editor at New York magazine, explains the rise of Greta Thunberg. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:26:53

The whistleblower complaint

9/26/2019
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The House Intelligence Committee released the whistleblower complaint minutes before Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire began his testimony before Congress. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:21:22

The "transcript"

9/25/2019
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The White House released a record of President Trump’s conversation with President Zelensky, then went on the defensive. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:18:20

Pelosi calls for impeachment inquiry

9/24/2019
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This evening Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House will begin an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains how everything changed in 24 hours. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:16:35

Son of a Biden

9/23/2019
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A whistleblower in the intelligence community has sparked a political scandal involving President Trump and a pair of Bidens. Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains. (Transcript here.)

Duration:00:24:04