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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:

  • The Bachelor meets reality
    Beset by controversy, The Bachelor’s latest season is winding down with an identity crisis. It’s a rare case of reality TV reflecting our cultural reality. Transcript at Learn more... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-05
  • The surge of anti-Asian violence
    The United States is stumbling through two racial reckonings at once. Author Jeff Chang says it’s an inflection point centuries in the making. Transcript at Learn more about your... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-04
  • Manchin in the middle
    Joe Biden won the presidency, but it’s Joe Manchin from West Virginia who seems to be the decider. The Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Joe Severino shadowed Senator Joe in the spotlight. Mountain... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-03
  • The $15 dream
    Washington’s hottest policy fight is over raising the minimum wage to $15. Emily Stewart explains the Democrats’ effort to get it through Congress, and Dylan Matthews explains whether it will... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-02
  • How acid trips led to better policing
    Thirty years ago, Eugene, Oregon, figured out an alternative to the police. They called it CAHOOTS. Seriously. Transcript at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-01
  • Canceling Keystone XL
    President Biden finally wants to put the Keystone XL pipeline to bed. But if the last 12 years of environmental fights are any indication, it won’t be easy. Transcript at... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-26
  • The case for Covid-19 optimism
    Vox’s German Lopez explains why he feels optimistic about the end of the pandemic even though 500,000 Americans have died, the virus is mutating, and it’s going to take a... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-25
  • A tale of two governors
    Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom were hailed for their leadership early on in the pandemic. Now, the former is mired in scandal and the latter is facing a recall campaign.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-24