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Today, Explained



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.


Latest Episodes:

  • Free college for everyone!
    President Biden wants to give Americans four more years of free school: two years of pre-K and two of community college. In a two-part series, Today, Explained’s Haleema Shah explores... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-24
  • The cost of free preschool
    President Biden wants to give Americans four more years of free school: two years of pre-K and two of community college. In a two-part series, Today, Explained’s Haleema Shah explores... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-23
  • The disappearance of Gabby Petito
    Vox’s Aja Romano explains why the internet stopped what it was doing to find one particular missing person. Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin and Hady Mawajdeh, edited by... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-22
  • Haitians at the southern border
    Vox’s Nicole Narea explains the latest border crisis, and Ayibopost’s Widlore Mérancourt documents deported Haitians’ return to Port-au-Prince. Today’s show was produced by Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-21
  • Xi Jinping cracks down on everything
    Chinese President Xi Jinping has kicked off a "rectification" campaign that’s affecting every sector of Chinese society and business. Lily Kuo, the Washington Post's China bureau chief, explains. Today’s show... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-20
  • Zemari Ahmadi
    A US drone strike in Afghanistan was meant to take out an ISIS-K target. Reporting on the ground shows an aid worker and several children were killed. Matthieu Aikins, reporter at the New York... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-17
  • Havana syndrome
    The US military is redoubling its efforts to figure out what’s behind reports of mysterious sonic attacks. So is Vox’s Unexplainable podcast. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-16
  • Another bite at the Apple
    A California judge weighed in on whether Apple has a monopoly. NPR’s Bobby Allyn unpacks the ruling. Sen. Amy Klobuchar explains why she wants the government to get serious about... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-15