80 episodes

Your audio guide to everything you need to know about compelling and complex topics, from a variety of The Week's smart and witty writers, editors, and thinkers. Concise and entertaining, Seven-Minute Explainers packs a lot of information in a short amount of time.

Seven-Minute Explainers The Week

    • News

Your audio guide to everything you need to know about compelling and complex topics, from a variety of The Week's smart and witty writers, editors, and thinkers. Concise and entertaining, Seven-Minute Explainers packs a lot of information in a short amount of time.

    Ep. 79: Almost every language has a word for 'Christmas.' Few reference Christ.

    Ep. 79: Almost every language has a word for 'Christmas.' Few reference Christ.

    How’s that for a war on Christmas?

    • 5 min
    Ep. 78: Why so strangely Yoda speaks?

    Ep. 78: Why so strangely Yoda speaks?

    Hear something odd in his syntax, you do

    • 4 min
    Ep. 77: A brief timeline of tax reform

    Ep. 77: A brief timeline of tax reform

    How previous reforms led to the system we have today

    • 7 min
    Ep. 76: Did God have a wife?

    Ep. 76: Did God have a wife?

    The history and mystery of Asherah

    • 5 min
    Ep. 75: 6 unique Thanksgiving celebrations from around the world

    Ep. 75: 6 unique Thanksgiving celebrations from around the world

    The Macy's Day Parade, football, and Black Friday deals may be uniquely American, but giving thanks for a good harvest is a tradition that crosses cultures

    • 6 min
    Ep. 74: The secret history of cowboy socialism

    Ep. 74: The secret history of cowboy socialism

    The American West may fly the flag of individualism, but it was built on a bedrock of Big Government

    • 7 min

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