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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 co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

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    • 4.6 • 234 Ratings

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 co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

    The fake nation of Kailasa

    The fake nation of Kailasa

    Newark officials rescinded a sister city agreement with the United States of Kailasa after finding out it wasn’t actually a real place. Reporter Sushmita Pathak explains how a fugitive cult leader from India created a fake nation that conned everyday people, government officials, and the UN.
    This episode was produced by Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Amina Al-Sadi and Amanda Lewellyn, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained  
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    • 27 min
    How Puffer Pope fooled us

    How Puffer Pope fooled us

    An AI-generated image of Cool Pope in immaculate drip went viral over the weekend and most everyone thought it was real. The Verge’s James Vincent explains how we should navigate our new internet reality.
    This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Avishay Artsy and Siona Peterous, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. 
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained  
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    • 27 min
    The Israeli-Israeli conflict

    The Israeli-Israeli conflict

    Far-right judicial reforms have inspired what might be the largest protests in the history of Israel. If adopted, the reforms could spell the end of democracy in the world’s only majority-Jewish country.
    This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Matthew Collette, Victoria Chamberlin and Siona Petrous, engineered by Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min
    New Mexico low-key fixes child care

    New Mexico low-key fixes child care

    The US has a child care crisis. But New Mexico just figured out a way to fix it (hint: they’re paying for it).
    This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Patrick Boyd and Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min
    City Limits: Should public transit be free?

    City Limits: Should public transit be free?

    Transit agencies nationwide are facing an existential crisis. Washington, DC’s city council has a paradoxical solution: make subways and buses free.
    This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Additional help from Miles Bryan and Jolie Myers.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained  
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    • 27 min
    Rep. Frost and David Hogg on what Gen Z wants

    Rep. Frost and David Hogg on what Gen Z wants

    Five years after March for Our Lives, one of the historic protest’s organizers and his historic friend explain why it’s easy to forget how much progress has been made. Plus, Rep. Frost breaks some news about his first proper piece of legislation.
    This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin and Siona Peterous, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained  
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

sheavsey ,

Head and shoulders above the rest of the daily news shows

Easily the best daily news podcast, in a field that is quite crowded with competition. Some episodes are so evergreen they have literally stuck with me for years at this point, like the episodes about Jordan Peterson, or incinerating recycling, or POOP ON THE MOON for heaven's sake. Easily worth 25 minutes of your weekday.

Mitchellvg ,

Watch out for the story arc of an episode

Stopped listening because they can be heavy on the story arc and lite on the research and analysis. E.g. The soft music over the personal monologues, not finding a counter argument to a view point.
Be careful not to get sucked in.

JoelleAntoinette ,

Great content but music backdrop annoying

Loving the content. Find the music as people talk too loud and annoying so need to fast track constantly. May need to stop listening due to this as not enjoyable to listen to the music sections.

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