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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.

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    • 4.5 • 9.2K 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.

    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
    The Joe Biden experience

    The Joe Biden experience

    Ezra Klein is joined by Evan Osnos, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now to discuss our new president.
    President Biden has been in national politics for almost five decades. And so, people tend to understand the era of Joe Biden they encountered first — the centrist Senate dealmaker, or the overconfident foreign policy hand, or the meme-able vice president, or the grieving, grave father. But Biden, more so than most politicians, changes. And it’s how he changes, and why, that’s key to understanding his campaign, and his likely presidency. 
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
9.2K Ratings

9.2K Ratings

blackfincloud ,

Great Conversations, excellent episode

The podcast itself is well worth listening to, since the guests are always quite interesting and the chosen topics are compelling. This particular episode was fascinating in that the book was written by a trained Jesuit scholar. There is little question that psychedelics have played a major role in our humanity, so naturally we should not be shocked that they played a role in early Christian worship. Since we mostly seem to be past the notion of Colonialism maybe religion can focus more on its mystical roots. All the truth of region is found there anyway.

ed2121980 ,

Facebook = Bad

The podcast is great with interesting subjects but the ads are for Facebook. One of the worst companies on the planet. Hard to support a pod that gets paid by Facebook.

MonkMicah ,

Uncovering Psychedelics in Christianity

I’m aCatholic monk and priest. Thank you all. This was a wonderful Conversations podcast.

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