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    • 4.6 • 372 Ratings

Vox Conversations brings you weekly discussions between the brightest minds and the deepest thinkers; conversations that will cause you to question old assumptions and think about the world and our role in it in a new light, including five years' worth of episodes hosted by Vox co-founder Ezra Klein.

    Who owns the Western?

    Who owns the Western?

    Vox book critic Constance Grady talks with Vox gender identities reporter and novelist Anna North about Anna's new book Outlawed. They discuss creating an alternative history, reimagining the Western, and having fun with the usually fraught topics of gender and identity.
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    • 51 min
    A Watchmen writer on race, TV, and tech giants

    A Watchmen writer on race, TV, and tech giants

    The Undefeated's culture critic Soraya Nadia McDonald talks with Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer Cord Jefferson. They discuss the transition from journalism to TV, delving into Jefferson's move from Gawker to writing for hit shows like Succession, The Good Place, and Watchmen. They also touch on what needs to change about TV writer's rooms, and what our current era of streaming giants and tech barons means for news and pop culture.
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    • 54 min
    Uncovering the history of psychedelics in Christianity

    Uncovering the history of psychedelics in Christianity

    Vox's Sean Illing talks about the the little-known history of psychedelics and spirituality in the Western world with Brian Muraresku, author of The Immortality Key. What role did psychedelic drugs play in the rise and spread of Christianity — and could they save the church today?
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    • 53 min
    Biden's immigration architect on racism, reform, and the Obama legacy

    Biden's immigration architect on racism, reform, and the Obama legacy

    NPR journalist, memoirist, and host of the upcoming WBEZ podcast The Art of Power Aarti Shahani talks with Cecilia Muñoz, a former aide to Obama and part of Biden's transition team. It's a conversation about immigration policy reform and the challenges ahead for President Biden — and for a country wrestling with changing demographics, racism, and its history.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Capitol Siege and American Revolution

    The Capitol Siege and American Revolution

    Vox's Dylan Matthews talks with author and Revolutions podcaster Mike Duncan about what history can tell us about the insurrection at the US Capitol. Is America experiencing a true moment of revolution? So many republics throughout history have crumbled - could this one be next?
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    • 46 min
    Why fascism in Post-Trump America isn't going away

    Why fascism in Post-Trump America isn't going away

    Vox's Sean Illing talks to Yale professor and author Jason Stanley about why American democracy provides such fertile soil for fascism, how Donald Trump demonstrated how easy it was for our country to flirt with a fascist future and what we can do about it.
    Correction 2/1: Professor Stanley suggested in this conversation that West Virginia declined to expand the Medicaid option in 2013. In fact, the state did expand the program and has gradually added enrollment since 2013.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
372 Ratings

372 Ratings

rebeldean420 ,

I ❤️ nuance

By chance this was my entry into podcast listening and since then I keep coming back to this show because it is one of the podcasts with the most substance in every episode and you are guaranteed to gain some valuable insight/argument on a given topic. It has helped me learn so much about general but useful knowledge related to politics and economics which is a rare opportunity within something as simple as listening to a podcast. Keep the critical discussions filled with nuance coming!

ProfesrP ,

makes me smarter

EK show makes me smarter

statishgrg ,

Great podcast!

The show is so thorough and fun. Also thanks for the reading lists.

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