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Vox Quick Hits is a playlist of bite-sized podcasts. Here, we go wherever our curiosities — and yours — take us. We explore and explain topics in news, politics, science, technology, pop culture, and beyond with your favorite journalists and podcasts from the Vox Media Podcast Network. Several new episodes, each 15 minutes or less, drop in the feed throughout the day, Monday to Friday.
 
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Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 6 game slate to preview. We will go over weather, totals, plays, and more to get your MLB DFS lineups ready. KC Bubba breaks down the DFS slate for Friday, 4/9/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, and cash…
 
Alissa loved Godzilla vs. Kong. She wishes she could have seen it on an IMAX screen. She breaks down the plot (spoiler-free!) and the most spectacular moments, shares her one major quibble with the film, and explains why, ultimately, Godzilla vs. Kong is the welcome, bombastic relief we all need right now. Read her review here. Godzilla vs. Kong (1…
 
Zack, Jenn, and Alex break down the royal drama that has roiled the normally quiet kingdom of Jordan this week: The king has accused his half-brother, the former crown prince, of a vague conspiracy against the crown and has put him under house arrest. References: Alex wrote Vox’s explainer on the royal family feud. This is the audio of Prince Hamza…
 
This is The Best Money I Ever Spent, a series of personal essays about the purchases we make – big and small — that make an impact on our lives. When Max Ufberg and his girlfriend left New York for Pennsylvania at the beginning of the pandemic, they assumed it would be a quick trip. But as weeks became months, they splurged on a kayak and began to …
 
Writer and Vox contributor Anne Helen Petersen talks with poet and novelist Patricia Lockwood about the experience of being extremely online. They discuss Lockwood's book No One Is Talking About This, writing and religious upbringing, the parts of life perfectly suited to the internet, and the human experiences that glitch the system. Enjoyed this …
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 7 game slate to preview. We will go over weather, totals, plays, and more to get your MLB DFS lineups ready. KC Bubba breaks down the DFS slate for Thursday, 4/8/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, and ca…
 
A group of students in Topeka, Kansas, discovered their high school was named after an exalted cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan. Then they tried to change it. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Quick Hits by subscribing in your favorite po…
 
One of the most famous moral panics in history, the Satanic Panic, may have been at its peak in the 80s, but did it ever really go away? Vox culture writer Aja Romano walks up through the history of this fear of the occult from the Mason family to Lil Nas X. Read Aja Romano’s full story at Vox.com Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and…
 
Matt and Dara are joined by Vox's Dylan Scott to examine the portion of Biden's infrastructure plan designated for the "caretaking economy." Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Quick Hits by subscribing in your favorite podcast app. Le…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 10 game slate to preview. We will go over weather, totals, plays, and more to get your MLB DFS lineups ready. KC Bubba breaks down the DFS slate for Wednesday, 4/7/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, and …
 
On Monday night, the Senate parliamentarian gave Democrats an unprecedented blessing. Vox’s Ella Nilsen and Li Zhou explain what they might do with it. Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Quick Hits by subscribing in your favorite podc…
 
One way that America can get “back to normal” is through what's called a digital vaccine passport. America is well underway with its covid vaccination rollout and while we still have a long way to go, more and more people are getting vaccinated. But while carrying a digital vaccine record sounds like a useful idea, experts warn of privacy issues an…
 
President Joe Biden has a decision to make by May 1: whether to pull troops from Afghanistan or have them stay. There is no easy answer; both options could have serious consequences. But a decision has to be made. President Donald Trump made a deal with the Taliban that troops would leave by May 1, but in the end, Biden has to make the call. What w…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have an 8 game slate to preview. We will go over weather, totals, plays, and more to get your MLB DFS lineups ready. KC Bubba breaks down the DFS slate for Tuesday, 4/6/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, and ca…
 
Not all mother-daughter relationships are sunny and cheerful. Vox book Critic Constance Grady recommended a few novels that unpack complicated dynamics in clever, original ways. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Hot Milk by Deborah Levy Ask a Book Critic is an exclusive series from Vox Quick Hits. New episodes ever…
 
A lot of people felt overworked before the pandemic. Now, well, you can imagine. American work culture has become increasingly untenable for many people. It's basically impossible to keep up with the demands of work and the rest of life, which is especially true for parents, even when we’re not living through a pandemic. The past year has exposed A…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 7 game slate to preview. We will go over weather, totals, plays, and more to get your MLB DFS lineups ready. KC Bubba breaks down the DFS slate for Monday, 4/5/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, and cash…
 
From the Vox Quick Hits archive (Feb. 19, 2021): Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson and critic-at-large Emily VanDerWerff recommend Minari. Minari is the story of Korean immigrants Jacob (Steven Yeun) and Monica (Yeri Han) who move their two small children (Noel Kate Cho and Alan S. Kim) from California to Arkansas in pursuit of Jacob’s dream of farm…
 
Zack, Alex, and returning guest Jen Kirby talk about the potential for a “bloodbath” in Myanmar. Since the military deposed the democratic government in a February 1 coup, pro-democracy protesters and armed ethnic groups have risen up against the junta. They’ve been met with extreme violence, leading to more than 500 dead and concerns from experts …
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 6 game slate to preview. We will go over weather, totals, plays, and more to get your MLB DFS lineups ready. KC Bubba breaks down the DFS slate for Friday, 4/2/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, and cash…
 
From the Vox Quick Hits archives (Jan. 21, 2021): A preview of Vox columnist Anne Helen Petersen's conversation with sociologist Rachel Sherman about Sherman's research into the anxieties of wealthy people and their desire to be seen as "middle class." Her work exposes the flawed stories we tell ourselves about who qualifies as middle class and who…
 
Vox's Worldly host Zack Beauchamp talks with author and New Statesman editor Emily Tamkin about the life and legacy of George Soros. How did a Hungarian billionaire philanthropist become the No. 1 boogeyman of right-wing nationalist movements on both sides of the Atlantic? They unpack the meaning of the smear campaign against him, and the inherent …
 
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