Axios Today
Axios Today
Oct 23, 2020
An actual presidential debate
11 min

ast night was the final presidential debate before election day. In contrast to the first debate, this time American voters actually heard where each of the candidates stand on the issues.

  • Plus, what you need to know about Nigeria’s police brutality protests.
  • And, how Europe is reckoning with its colonial past.


Guests: Axios' Margaret Talev and Rebecca Falconer.

Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. The team includes Niala Boodhoo, Carol Wu, Cara Shillenn, Nuria Marquez Martinez, Dan Bobkoff, Sara Kehaulani Goo, Alex Sugiura and Naomi Shavin. Music is composed by Evan Viola. You can reach us at podcasts@axios.com.

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