Today, Explained podcast

Today, Explained

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Today, Explained is Vox's daily news explainer podcast. Hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King will guide you through the most important stories of the day. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Today, Explained is Vox's daily news explainer podcast. Hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King will guide you through the most important stories of the day. Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

 

#1573

Is Russia winning now?

It sure seems like it. The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Luxmoore reports from Ukraine on why $60 billion of your tax money isn’t making much of a difference. This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Patrick Boyd and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

9 hrs Ago

25 MINS

25:38

9 hrs Ago


#1572

Amazon’s garbage book factory

Vox senior correspondent Constance Grady went inside the seedy underbelly of online self-publishing and lived to tell the tale. This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn with help from Peter Balonon-Rosen, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Rob Byers with help from Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Noel King. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

17 May 2024

25 MINS

25:36

17 May 2024


#1571

Cicada time

The last time these exact cicada broods emerged from the ground at the same time, Thomas Jefferson was president. The red-eyed bugs come out looking for love and change forest ecosystems forever. Vox’s Benji Jones thinks it’s magical. This show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Miranda Kennedy, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by David Herman, and hosted by Rebeca Ibarra. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts ] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

16 May 2024

25 MINS

25:55

16 May 2024


#1570

Florida man’s unhushed money

The hush money trial has exposed the ecosystem that once protected former president Donald Trump. Journalist Andrea Bernstein tells us what its like inside the courtroom, and Washington Post reporter Derek Hawkins helps us understand Trump's mindset from his Truth Social account. This show was produced by Haleema Shah with help from Avishay Artsy and Denise Guerra, edited by Miranda Kennedy, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by David Herman, and hosted by Rebeca Ibarra. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts ] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

15 May 2024

25 MINS

25:19

15 May 2024


#1569

What fixes medical debt

It's gotten so bad in America, people are crowdfunding their doctor bills. Vox's Dylan Scott and associate professor Nora Kenworthy explain an imperfect solution and offer a better one. This episode was produced by Denise Guerra and Avishay Artsy, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Matt Collette and Laura Bullard, engineered by Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Noel King. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

14 May 2024

25 MINS

25:38

14 May 2024


#1568

Separation of church and church

Leaders of the United Methodist Church, one of the largest Christian denominations in the US, gathered in North Carolina to hash out a disagreement that’s dividing the church. Today, Explained’s Laura Bullard and church historian Ashley Boggan explain what the Methodist split tells us about America. This episode reported by Laura Bullard, produced by Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Amina Al-Sadi, engineered by Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Noel King. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 May 2024

27 MINS

27:30

13 May 2024


#1567

The real victims of Baby Reindeer

The Netflix show Baby Reindeer is a hit. It's been viewed 56 million times. The writer claims it's a true story. Others call it slanderous fiction. The Ringer's Meecham Whitson Meriweather and Vox culture editor Meredith Haggerty on what we know for certain. This episode was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Matt Collette and Amanda Lewellyn, engineered by Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Noel King. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 May 2024

25 MINS

25:51

10 May 2024


#1566

Biden’s breaking point on Gaza

President Joe Biden says the US won’t supply further weapons if Israel is going to use them in Rafah. Axios reporter Barak Ravid explains what that means for the war. This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy and Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard with help from Amina Al-Sadi and Hady Mawajdeh, engineered by David Herman and Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts ] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Please take a second to help us learn more about you! [vox.com/podcastsurvey] (https://voxmedia.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80NiOhwtezB9wy2) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

09 May 2024

25 MINS

25:23

09 May 2024


#1565

Kendrick, Drake, and the last great rap beef

The best rapper in the world is beefing with the biggest rapper in the world. The Ringer’s Charles Holmes explains what their feud says about the state of hip-hop. This episode was produced by Zachary Mack, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Matt Collette, engineered by David Herman and Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts ] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

08 May 2024

27 MINS

27:00

08 May 2024


#1564

Israel, Gaza, and Eurovision

The pop music competition is facing boycott calls over Israel’s participation. Switched on Pop’s Charlie Harding and historian Tess Megginson explain why the apolitical event keeps getting political. This episode was produced by Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard with help from Amanda Lewellyn, engineered by Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Please take a second to help us learn more about you! [vox.com/podcastsurvey] (https://voxmedia.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80NiOhwtezB9wy2) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

07 May 2024

25 MINS

25:40

07 May 2024


#1563

Is divesting from Israel possible?

Yes, but it’s hard. Inside Higher Ed’s Josh Moody and UC Merced’s Charlie Eaton explain. This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Rob Byers, and hosted by Noel King. Transcript at [vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts ] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Please take a second to help us learn more about you! [vox.com/podcastsurvey] (https://voxmedia.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80NiOhwtezB9wy2) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

06 May 2024

25 MINS

25:39

06 May 2024


#1562

The tourist tax

Venice is drowning in tourists. A new fee for day-trippers is the latest tool aimed at keeping overtourism at bay. This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Rob Byers, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at [https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast] (https://www.vox.com/today-explained-podcast) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

03 May 2024

27 MINS

27:28

03 May 2024


#1561

Paramount’s looking for a deal they can’t refuse

Media behemoth Paramount Global is struggling. Stock prices are down. The CEO was just ousted. And the head of this family business is ready to cash out. Puck’s Matthew Belloni explains what comes next. This episode was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Matt Collette, engineered by Rob Byers, and hosted by Noel King. Transcript at [vox.com/todayexplained] (http://vox.com/todayexplained) Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! [vox.com/givepodcasts] (http://vox.com/givepodcasts) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

02 May 2024

25 MINS

25:37

02 May 2024