Today, Explained

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.... Show More

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October 23, 2020 33 min
In the third of our five-part series, Vox’s Andrew Prokop says there’s one key takeaway from the Mueller investigation and impeachment: Trump will do anything to win an election. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Bill Barr and Elizabeth Warren have found a common enemy. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 21, 2020 22 min
Last Christmas, I gave you my health. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 20, 2020 23 min
The 2020 election is well underway, as are efforts to prevent people from voting. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 19, 2020 28 min
Live from New York, impressions are trite! Vox critic-at-large Emily VanDerWerff explains why late-night TV struggles to satirize President Trump, and argues the internet is doing a much better job. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 16, 2020 27 min
In the second of our five-part series, Vox’s Nicole Narea and Jenn Williams explain how President Trump has fundamentally changed the perception of the United States at home and abroad. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 15, 2020 22 min
A Los Angeles magician struck gold with a glorified Zoom meeting. Some are asking if he’s figured out how to save theater. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 14, 2020 26 min
The judge isn’t saying much in her confirmation hearing, but Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains how her legal theory will guide her on the Supreme Court. 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
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October 13, 2020 24 min
Even if Democrats win the White House, take the Senate, and hold the House, most of their legislation could be doomed because of the filibuster. Vox’s Ezra Klein says it’s filibusted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 9, 2020 24 min
In the first of our five-part series, Vox’s Matthew Yglesias explains why President Donald Trump seldom boasts about his biggest accomplishment. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 8, 2020 25 min
In June, nine members of the Minneapolis City Council stood onstage at a community rally and pledged to dismantle the police. Council member Alondra Cano returns to explain why it’s taking so long. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 7, 2020 23 min
After months of downplaying the risks, the White House has come down with Covid-19. Vox’s Aaron Rupar gives the updates, and Future Perfect’s Sigal Samuel sifts through the moral complexities in the gleeful reactions. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 6, 2020 20 min
President Trump told a fringe group of misogynistic racists to “stand back and stand by” at the first presidential debate. Vox’s Jane Coaston explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 5, 2020 31 min
President Trump is battling Covid-19 and the vice-presidential debate is days away. McKay Coppins from the Atlantic explains the man waiting in the wings. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 2, 2020 20 min
The president had a very busy week, then tested positive for the coronavirus. Vox’s Aaron Rupar traces his steps and Ella Nilsen explores the possible scenarios. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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October 1, 2020 36 min
A forgotten protest movement in a seaside Florida town helped end legal segregation in the United States. Vox’s Ranjani Chakraborty explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 30, 2020 27 min
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
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September 29, 2020 24 min
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
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September 28, 2020 22 min
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
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September 25, 2020 23 min
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
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