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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.

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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.

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By CoachBetts - Jan 24 2018
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Always interesting perspectives.

Fun and quick

By Krasavyets - May 23 2017
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Love this podcast. Quick and fun facts. Sometimes the audio quality is not very good.

iTunes Ratings

73 Ratings
Average Ratings
40
13
8
6
6

đź‘Ť

By CoachBetts - Jan 24 2018
Read more
Always interesting perspectives.

Fun and quick

By Krasavyets - May 23 2017
Read more
Love this podcast. Quick and fun facts. Sometimes the audio quality is not very good.
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Seven-Minute Explainers

Updated 1 day ago

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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.

Rank #1: Ep. 2: Where did the word 'dude' come from?

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A massive, decade-long "dude" research project has finally yielded convincing results

Jun 30 2016
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Rank #2: Ep. 3: How The Star-Spangled Banner went from battle poem to sporting-event mainstay

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Trapped on a boat during the War of 1812, lawyer Francis Scott Key was inspired to write a poem...

Jul 07 2016
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Rank #3: Ep. 53: China's plan to run the world

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The People's Republic is investing trillions to build railways, ports, and telecommunications in other countries. Here's everything you need to know.
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Jun 22 2017
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Rank #4: Ep. 50: How impeachment works

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With scandals swirling around the White House, the "I-word" is already being mentioned in Congress. But what's the origin of the process and how exactly is it used today? Here's everything you need to know.

Jun 01 2017
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Rank #5: Ep. 62: Multivitamins are useless. Here's why.

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Those daily pills aren't doing you any favors. In fact, they might be doing you some harm.
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Aug 24 2017
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Rank #6: Ep. 54: Our irrational fear of flying

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You're more likely to die from a lightning strike than in an airplane crash, and yet we just can't seem to shake our aviophobia.

Jun 29 2017
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Rank #7: Ep. 43: How sugar became Public Enemy No. 1

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Many experts believe that sweetened foods have caused a global health crisis. What's so bad about sugar?

Apr 13 2017
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Rank #8: Ep. 4: Nobody reads party platforms. They're still really important.

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Parties still play a vital role in organizing political life and enabling people to understand the choices they have in a representative democracy

Jul 14 2016
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Rank #9: Ep. 52: How to revolutionize the tax code with only 'find and replace'

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The simplest way to revolutionize the tax code? Just convert deductions to credits.

Jun 15 2017
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Rank #10: Ep. 18: Why ObamaCare is struggling

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Three years after it became law, the Affordable Care Act is facing a litany of problems. How serious are they? Here's everything you need to know.

Oct 20 2016
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Rank #11: Ep. 14: What Disney World's outrageous prices say about our unequal economy

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It's a rich man's world after all

Sep 22 2016
5 mins
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Rank #12: 37: The mainstreaming of mindfulness meditation

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Stressed-out Americans, from war veterans to Google workers, are embracing mindfulness meditation. Does it really work?

Mar 02 2017
7 mins
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Rank #13: Ep. 20: Hillary Clinton's email scandal, explained

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Everything you need to know about the damn emails

Nov 03 2016
7 mins
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Rank #14: Ep. 13: 8 questions employers should never ask job applicants

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Believe it or not, job interviews have rules.

Sep 15 2016
6 mins
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Rank #15: Ep. 19: The truth about America's illegal immigrants

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Donald Trump has made illegal immigration a major part of his presidential campaign. But America's illegal immigration controversy is a lot more complex than Trump's sound bites and policies. Let's dig into it.

Oct 27 2016
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Rank #16: Ep. 35: Life after the White House

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Once they've relinquished the highest office in the land, many presidents enjoy rewarding second acts

Feb 16 2017
6 mins
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Rank #17: Ep. 5: 'I know, right?': The anatomy of a wonderfully nonsensical phrase

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And why we insist on saying things that make no literal sense

Jul 21 2016
5 mins
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Rank #18: Ep. 72: The strange, circuitous history of Daylight Saving Time

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How war, the golf industry, and Big Candy got (most of) us an extra hour of sleep this weekend.

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Nov 02 2017
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Rank #19: Ep. 38: Why it's difficult to tell a Canadian accent from a Californian one

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Not so easy, eh?

Mar 09 2017
6 mins
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Rank #20: Ep. 29: Why extreme weather is the new normal

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Massive floods, prolonged heat waves, and destructive storms are becoming more common. Why? Here’s everything you need to know.

Jan 05 2017
6 mins
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