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A bite-sized daily podcast from the Culture and The Goods teams at Vox that goes wherever our (and your!) pop culture and consumerism curiosities take us. Hear the stories behind the news and trends, get personal about purchases, and find your next book or binge watch. New episodes daily, Monday to Friday. Each 15 minutes or less.
 
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Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 15 game main 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, 7/27/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, …
 
A caller asks for books that feel like The Wonder Years. Vox book critic Constance Grady recommends three books that are perfect for summer nostalgia. Plus, Constance discusses the “free narrative” of The Princess Bride in a clip from the Vox Book Club Zoom event. Constance recommends: All Adults Here by Emma Straub Summer Sisters by Judy Blume The…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 7 game main 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, 7/26/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, an…
 
This week: Sports! You had to know we were going to talk about sports, right? Yes, the long-overdue 2020 Tokyo Olympics are here. Get in the competitive spirit with these movies, TV shows, and episodes. Fake It So Real The Rookie Nimrod Nation Brockmire The Office - season 4, episodes 1 and 2 Battlestar Galactica - season 3, episode 9 Did you love …
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 14 game main 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, 7/23/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, a…
 
It seems reasonable to assume that food packaging saying the contents are expired indicates inedible food. You can trust the labels on what you buy in the grocery store, can't you? Except America’s food label system isn’t standardized, and it has very little to do with food safety. In other words, you could be tossing eggs and milk and other goods …
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have an 8 game main 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, 7/22/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays,…
 
K-pop is hugely popular worldwide, and boy band BTS’s “Dynamite” was virtually inescapable in 2020. And yet, the genre is hard to find on American radio. Despite K-pop’s takeoff online in the US and all over the globe, radio DJs still find most of it too risky to play for a Top 40 audience. Aja Romano, a culture writer at Vox, explains why. Learn m…
 
Just like teen getting famous on TikTok over night, products are now going viral on the platform. Vox’s in-house TikTok expert Rebecca Jennings explain how this phenomenon works, the relationship between influencers and brands, plus the inevitable pitfalls that come with a rapid rise to recognition. Learn More: Read Rebecca’s story here. This episo…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have an 13 game main 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, 7/20/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays,…
 
Katherine Oung’s mother says “I love you” with plates of cut fruit. Katherine say it with cups of coffee. The Best Money I Ever Spent is a personal essay series from The Goods about the purchases that changed our lives in ways big and small. This episode was produced by Schuyler Swenson, edited by Alanna Okun and mixed by Paul Mounsey. You can read…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have an 11 game main 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, 7/19/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, …
 
Sometimes all you want to do on a sticky summer weekend is huddle up next to the air conditioner with a great, bingeable comedy. Emily VanDerWerff, Vox's critic at large, recommends three short-run TV comedies you can finish by Monday: We Are Lady Parts on NBC’s Peacock, Mythic Quest on Apple TV+, and Feel Good on Netflix. We’re conducting an audie…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 14 game main 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, 7/16/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, a…
 
In many parts of the world, insects are a regular part of people’s diets. That’s not the case in the United States, but perhaps it should be. Vox senior correspondent Dylan Matthews explains why eating bugs may be a more environmentally friendly alternative to eating meat, as well as what insect farming might look like. He also lays out why some pe…
 
There’s been a lot of pressure to become a better person during the pandemic — to pick up a new hobby, read more books, or learn a new language. And as life gets back to something like normal for many Americans, that pressure is coming around again. Some employers are reportedly asking job applicants about the "passion project" they pursued over th…
 
Nothing makes a corporation seem less evil than a shout-out to small business. Big companies love to talk about how much they support the little guys. But are they actually helping or harming and what can be done about their fraught relationship? Vox’s Emily Stewart explains how companies like Uber and Facebook and Amazon use the reputation of smal…
 
This week, Constance recommends novels about how being Extremely Online™ messes with our brains. Plus, hear Constance in conversation with Rumaan Alam about his book Leave the World Behind from Vox’s Book Club Zoom event in June. Constance recommends: Self Care by Leigh Stein Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lo…
 
Drive-in movie theaters have made a comeback — and today, we pretend we’re at one. From horror to weird cult classics, we pick our dream drive-in flicks. Grab some popcorn and a giant soda and join us! Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Quick Hits ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Looking for a new show or movie? We can help! No request is to…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 14 game main 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, 7/9/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, an…
 
Right-wing coffee shops are popping up across the country, proving yet again that America can make pretty much anything political. One sells blends such as “The Don” and “Sleepy Joe Decaf.” Another offers concealed-carry permit classes. Many have Donald Trump-themed decor and products. Reporter Luke Winkie discusses the MAGA coffee trend and why Re…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 7 game main 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, 7/8/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, a…
 
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 spend their downtime ambling through the very landscapes Max had once been so eager to leave behind. And he started to realize just how wrong he …
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 5 game early and 9 game main 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, 7/7/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownersh…
 
The House of Representatives recently voted to make Washington, DC, the 51st state in the union, something many residents have wanted for a long time. Even though momentum is building, the bill probably isn’t going anywhere in the Senate unless Democrats get rid of or change the filibuster rules. Vox policy reporter Jerusalem Demsas (@jerusalemdems…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 14 game main 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, 7/6/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, a…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 9 game main 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, 7/5/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, and…
 
Summer of Soul revives the forgotten, groovy history of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, a pivotal moment in Black culture sometimes dubbed “Black Woodstock.” This massive concert series spanned multiple weekends and featured everyone from Sly and the Family Stone to Nina Simone to Stevie Wonder to Mahalia Jackson. But the footage of the festival…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 14 game main 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, 7/2/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownership, value plays, an…
 
A rumor has taken hold among some Republicans that President Joe Biden wants to curtail America’s meat consumption — a rumor that, to be clear, isn’t true. The White House has no plans to limit people to eating certain amounts of beef as part of its climate proposal. However, that doesn’t mean meat has a positive impact on the environment. Food-rel…
 
Welcome back to another edition, another season of MLB DFS Quick Hits. Today we have a 5 game early and 7 game main 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, 7/1/21. Bubba analyzes pitchers and hitters to target and avoid, projected ownershi…
 
This week, a caller from Chicago requests books that take a deep dive into world building and world destroying. Think apocalyptic fiction! Plus, hear Naomi Alderman talk about her book, The Power, as we revisit the Vox Book Club zoom event from April. For books about the end of the world, Constance recommends: The Terra Incognita Trilogy by Ada Pal…
 
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