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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.

 

#666

Joe Versus the Volcano

While it might feel as though nothing could be worse than last night’s presidential debate, Vox’s Ezra Klein explains what could happen if President Trump loses the election and refuses to leave office. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Sep 2020

27 MINS

27:38

30 Sep 2020


#665

Amy Coney Barrett

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee first garnered attention after being questioned about her Catholic faith. Vox’s Ian Millhiser says that attention likely motivated her nomination. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

29 Sep 2020

24 MINS

24:12

29 Sep 2020


#664

$750

That's how much "billionaire" President Trump paid in federal income taxes his first year in office, according to reporting from the New York Times. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

28 Sep 2020

22 MINS

22:19

28 Sep 2020


#663

Justice For Breonna Taylor (Part II)

One of the three officers who shot at Breonna Taylor’s apartment was indicted ... for endangering her neighbors. Tessa Duvall from the Louisville Courier-Journal explains. And Vox’s Fabiola Cineas says the ruling isn’t surprising. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

25 Sep 2020

23 MINS

23:24

25 Sep 2020


#662

Dr. Fauci on pandemic politics

With mounting concerns over the politicization of federal health agencies, Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why Americans should still trust the vaccine approval process. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

24 Sep 2020

26 MINS

26:15

24 Sep 2020


#661

Working from work

What do a bus driver, a teacher, a McDonald’s employee, and a project manager with a conference on her calendar all have in common? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

23 Sep 2020

24 MINS

24:44

23 Sep 2020


#660

RBG’s seat

Republicans appear ready to fill the seat left vacant by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the end of the year. Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains Democrats’ last defense. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

22 Sep 2020

23 MINS

23:10

22 Sep 2020


#659

Supreme

The fight over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat has already begun, but let’s not forget to celebrate her legendary life. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

21 Sep 2020

31 MINS

31:36

21 Sep 2020


#658

Class of Covid-19

Colleges reopened. Outbreaks followed. Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains why he still thinks bringing students back was the right decision. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

18 Sep 2020

26 MINS

26:03

18 Sep 2020


#657

ICE and involuntary hysterectomies

A whistleblower complaint alleges immigrants being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in Georgia have been subjected to involuntary procedures — including hysterectomies. Vox’s Nicole Narea explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

17 Sep 2020

22 MINS

22:24

17 Sep 2020


#656

A firefighter on battling wildfires

After 16 seasons of wildfires, Glen Haydon has figured out how to cope. For everyone else, there’s an app for that. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

16 Sep 2020

25 MINS

25:14

16 Sep 2020


#655

This is the future Joe Biden wants

Trillions spent on the environment, caregiving, manufacturing, and the racial wealth gap: Vox’s Dylan Matthews explains how Biden wants to “Build Back Better.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Vox Media is conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Find it here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

15 Sep 2020

24 MINS

24:15

15 Sep 2020


#654

Can the Democrats take the Senate?

Vox’s Ella Nilsen says the implausible is now looking possible. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

14 Sep 2020

25 MINS

25:30

14 Sep 2020


#653

Cupid-19

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Americans from dating, hooking up, or tying the knot. In fact, lockdown has been helping people get down. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

11 Sep 2020

23 MINS

23:44

11 Sep 2020


#652

What was Putin the tea?

A chief political rival of Vladimir Putin has been poisoned in what Foreign Policy’s Amy MacKinnon says is a watershed moment for Russia. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

10 Sep 2020

21 MINS

21:47

10 Sep 2020


#651

The truth about herd immunity

Some people think it’s the only way out of the pandemic. Those people are very wrong. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

09 Sep 2020

21 MINS

21:11

09 Sep 2020


#650

A Fake News Survival Guide

As the election draws near, of fake news you must steer clear. For you (and your uncle), this episode is here. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

08 Sep 2020

24 MINS

24:21

08 Sep 2020


#649

The movies are back*

*But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go see one. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

04 Sep 2020

26 MINS

26:59

04 Sep 2020


#648

Is the stock market bull?

Vox’s Emily Stewart clears up the mystery of the market, and Ella Nilsen offers an update on the stimulus that has collapsed into stalemate. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

03 Sep 2020

22 MINS

22:26

03 Sep 2020


#647

Let’s talk about ventilation

Ventilation is key to reopening office buildings safely. But The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson says many workers aren’t going back, even when it’s safer. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

02 Sep 2020

26 MINS

26:15

02 Sep 2020


#646

Is Facebook ready for the election?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company made an “operational mistake” in its handling of Kenosha militia groups. The Verge’s Casey Newton explains whether that has implications for November’s election. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

01 Sep 2020

23 MINS

23:10

01 Sep 2020


#645

Wakanda forever

The actor Chadwick Boseman died of cancer on Friday, but because of Black Panther he’ll live forever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

31 Aug 2020

21 MINS

21:14

31 Aug 2020


#644

The Island of Explained: A Summer of Protest

All summer long, we have been explaining complex news stories to kids. In our final summer camp journey to the Island of Explained, we tackle the fight for racial justice in the United States. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for a discussion guide on implicit bias and the role it plays in our communities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

29 Aug 2020

26 MINS

26:10

29 Aug 2020


#643

Unconventional (Part II)

The GOP proved that laws were made to be broken at its 2020 convention. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

28 Aug 2020

25 MINS

25:59

28 Aug 2020


#642

Kenosha

Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times by police and the protests escalated all the way to the NBA. Gina Barton, investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

27 Aug 2020

23 MINS

23:04

27 Aug 2020


#641

Optimism in 2020

Being an optimist can seem ridiculous right now, but in the inaugural episode of The Cut podcast, host Avery Trufelman is searching for some well-grounded positivity. She finds it in conversation with Cheer’s La’Darius Marshall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

26 Aug 2020

31 MINS

31:28

26 Aug 2020