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Today, Explained

Written by on October 23, 2020

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:

  • All the mall things
    Retail was struggling. Then came the virus. Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains how the American mall will never be the same, and how the machines might save retail. Transcript at... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-20
  • The peacemaker’s civil war
    An ethnic conflict in Ethiopia has thrown the Horn of Africa into disarray and could upset order on the continent. Transcript at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-19
  • Badlands
    Covid-19 is surging across the United States, just in time for cold weather and major holidays. North Dakota is doing particularly badly. Vermont may offer hope. Transcript at Learn... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-18
  • America said yes to drugs
    Oregon decriminalized all drugs. Red states and blue states are doing the same with weed. It’s the culmination of a failed drug war. Transcript at Learn more about your... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-17
  • MAGAlomaniac
    A weekend of protests, violence, and enmity in DC revealed what Donald Trump has planned post-presidency. Transcript at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-16
  • (Home)school is cool
    Covid-19 is surging (again). Schools are closing (again). Kids are learning online (again). And more American parents than ever are turning to homeschool (for the very first time).  Transcript at... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-13
  • They fought the Lyft and the Lyft won
    California tried to strengthen labor rights for gig workers. Uber, Lyft, and their food-delivering cohorts responded with a $200 million propaganda offensive. Transcript at Learn more about your ad... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-12
  • Fox & Frenemies
    After a fraught Election Week, cable news is finally cutting away from President Trump’s falsehoods. Erik Wemple, media critic for the Washington Post, explains why it might not last. Learn... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-11

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