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Today, Explained podcast

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.

 

#793

CICADAPOCALYPSE 2021

Or maybe, after listening to this episode, it’ll be more like CICADAPALOOZA! Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

09 Apr 2021

27 MINS

27:55

09 Apr 2021


#792

Taylor Swift rewrites her story

One of the biggest pop stars in the world is rerecording her first six albums at the artistic peak of her career. The Atlantic’s Shirley Li explains Swift’s gambit to reclaim her catalog. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

09 Apr 2021

29 MINS

29:01

09 Apr 2021


#791

KKK High

A group of students in Topeka, Kansas, discovered their high school was named after an exalted cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan. Then they tried to change it. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

07 Apr 2021

31 MINS

31:03

07 Apr 2021


#790

Hot Senate procedural news

On Monday night, the Senate parliamentarian gave Democrats an unprecedented blessing. Vox’s Ella Nilsen and Li Zhou explain what they might do with it. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

06 Apr 2021

19 MINS

19:48

06 Apr 2021


#789

MLB to Georgia: You’re out!

Major League Baseball, Delta, and Coke are calling out Georgia for its new voting reforms, but some of these corporations were involved in crafting the legislation. WABE’s Emma Hurt explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

06 Apr 2021

28 MINS

28:52

06 Apr 2021


#788

“My friend” has a question about the vaccine

We asked if you still had vaccine questions, and you did. We found answers. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

02 Apr 2021

29 MINS

29:53

02 Apr 2021


#787

High crimes

New York is the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana, but President Joe Biden won’t budge. This means that it’s possible to become a billionaire or a convicted felon for selling weed in the US. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

01 Apr 2021

28 MINS

28:48

01 Apr 2021


#786

Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan

It’s infrastructure week in America. President Joe Biden unveiled a plan to spend trillions on bridges, roads, housing, and clean energy to prove it. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

31 Mar 2021

24 MINS

24:28

31 Mar 2021


#785

Making tennis a misdemeanor

More than half of US states are working to ban, or even criminalize, trans athletes playing sports. Vox contributor Katelyn Burns explains how conservative politicians came to care so much about women’s sports. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Mar 2021

32 MINS

32:51

30 Mar 2021


#784

Ship happens

After six days, a very big boat is finally afloat. While stuck, it brought international trade through the Suez Canal to a halt and cost companies billions of dollars. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

29 Mar 2021

23 MINS

23:54

29 Mar 2021


#783

The original anti-vaxxer

When a Swedish American pastor refused to get a smallpox vaccine in 1902, he ended up in the United States Supreme Court. The Atlantic’s new podcast The Experiment tells the story of Pastor Henning Jacobson. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

26 Mar 2021

41 MINS

41:39

26 Mar 2021


#782

The end of minty cigarettes?

With Democrats in charge, there is a lot of talk about big ideas for the country, including … banning menthol cigarettes? Politico’s Sarah Owermohle explains why Black lawmakers are split over whether a ban would help or hurt Black communities. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

25 Mar 2021

29 MINS

29:56

25 Mar 2021


#781

Would NOT demanding gun control be more effective?

The Trace’s Jennifer Mascia explains why two gun reform bills the House recently passed are likely to fail in the Senate. Patrick Blanchfield from the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research argues the American gun control debate is a big part of the problem. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

24 Mar 2021

26 MINS

26:47

24 Mar 2021