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Today, Explained

By Vox  

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer, no filler, Monday to Friday news explainer hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

 

#602

How AI makes policing more racist

Turns out it’s just as biased as people are. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

02 Jul 2020

20 MINS

20:55

02 Jul 2020


#601

A bounty on American troops

Russia allegedly paid the Taliban to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. But President Trump’s response may be the real scandal. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

01 Jul 2020

22 MINS

22:52

01 Jul 2020


#600

Helicopter policing

Police across the country have responded to recent protests with military tactics and equipment. The Washington Post’s Alex Horton investigated how two military helicopters were used as a show of force against protesters in the nation’s capital. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Jun 2020

22 MINS

22:51

30 Jun 2020


#599

Lockdown, reopen, repeat

Hospitals are stretched to their breaking point in Texas, Arizona, and other states where Covid-19 cases are rising sharply. Vox’s Dylan Scott says the US could be in store for more lockdowns. And more reopenings. And more lockdowns… Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

29 Jun 2020

21 MINS

21:36

29 Jun 2020


#598

Justice for Breonna Taylor

There hasn’t been an arrest in the case in the three months since police shot and killed Taylor in her home in Louisville, Kentucky. But now the “Justice for Breonna” movement has the potential to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

26 Jun 2020

30 MINS

30:55

26 Jun 2020


#597

Black Lives Matter is working

America is undergoing a new racial reckoning. The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer explains why this time is different. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

25 Jun 2020

24 MINS

24:25

25 Jun 2020


#596

Brazil’s coronavirus disaster

President Jair Bolsonaro called it the "sniffles" and recommended hydroxychloroquine. Now the country has over a million confirmed cases. Reporter Gustavo Ribeiro explains how Brazil could become the next epicenter. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

24 Jun 2020

22 MINS

22:10

24 Jun 2020


#595

A world without bail?

With the wave of protests came waves of arrests and record-breaking donations to bail funds across the US, but reformers hope for a reckoning of one of the only for-profit bail systems in the world. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

23 Jun 2020

23 MINS

23:16

23 Jun 2020


#594

How not to fire someone

Attorney General William Barr tried to quietly push out the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan on Friday night. Then everybody noticed. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

22 Jun 2020

21 MINS

21:31

22 Jun 2020


#593

Celebrate Juneteenth!

The celebration of emancipation is as vital today as ever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

19 Jun 2020

18 MINS

18:44

19 Jun 2020


#592

A good day for DREAMers

In a major decision from the Supreme Court, DACA lives to fight another day. But it's not in the clear yet. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

18 Jun 2020

20 MINS

20:12

18 Jun 2020


#591

The return of sports

There are two ways to do it: safely or not so safely. Guess which one we’re heading toward in the United States? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

17 Jun 2020

21 MINS

21:10

17 Jun 2020


#590

Welcome to CHAZ

Some are calling six blocks of a Seattle neighborhood the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. KUOW’s Casey Martin spent a week within its loosely guarded walls. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

16 Jun 2020

20 MINS

20:22

16 Jun 2020


#589

A landmark LGBTQ ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

15 Jun 2020

18 MINS

18:28

15 Jun 2020


#588

Copaganda

After 33 seasons, the reality TV show Cops was canceled this week. Should scripted police dramas follow? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

13 Jun 2020

23 MINS

23:55

13 Jun 2020


#587

Is this the second wave?

Vox’s Dylan Scott says it’s hard to tell because the United States is riding 50 different Covid-19 waves. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

11 Jun 2020

18 MINS

18:03

11 Jun 2020


#586

Can Congress reform the police?

The United States has a policing problem and Congress wants to fix it. Vox’s Li Zhou explains whether the Democrats’ new bill will go anywhere. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

10 Jun 2020

25 MINS

25:02

10 Jun 2020


#585

Minneapolis commits to “dismantling” the police

Minneapolis City Council member Alondra Cano explains what the city wants to do and what might get in the way. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

09 Jun 2020

22 MINS

22:34

09 Jun 2020


#584

Biden his time

Pandemic, protests, and the best poll numbers yet for Joe Biden. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

08 Jun 2020

21 MINS

21:06

08 Jun 2020


#583

The Talk

Two mothers talk to their teenage sons about race and police brutality in the United States. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

05 Jun 2020

27 MINS

27:28

05 Jun 2020


#582

What “abolish the police” means

It’s not what you think. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

04 Jun 2020

21 MINS

21:15

04 Jun 2020


#581

The problem with police unions

Even after Derek Chauvin was captured on video killing George Floyd, he could still get his job back. BuzzFeed’s Melissa Segura explains how. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

03 Jun 2020

23 MINS

23:16

03 Jun 2020