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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 hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

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    • News
    • 4.7 • 211 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 hosted by Sean Rameswaram and featuring the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

    Space trash

    Space trash

    Russia blew up a satellite and almost put the International Space Station in a precarious position. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how humans are trashing space. A space environmentalist (!) explains what cleanup might look like.
    Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 24 min
    Omicron

    Omicron

    AA-muh-kraan or OH-muh-kraan
    Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan and Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 23 min
    Salmonella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

    Salmonella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

    A deadly salmonella strain is spreading through American poultry, and there’s not much the government can do to stop it. ProPublica’s Bernice Yeung explains.
    Today’s show was produced by Will Reid with help from Grandma Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 25 min
    Kyle Rittenhouse and the “self-defense” defense

    Kyle Rittenhouse and the “self-defense” defense

    After the Chicago Tribune’s Stacy St. Clair runs through the Rittenhouse trial and verdict, legal scholar Eric Ruben explains how “self-defense” can apply to shooting unarmed people in public.
    Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh and Miles Bryan with help from Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 31 min
    The Future of Work: Retirement should be fun

    The Future of Work: Retirement should be fun

    But somehow it got very scary.
    Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 31 min
    Why it's hard to find rapid tests in the US

    Why it's hard to find rapid tests in the US

    And why they're easy to find in Europe (though they don't seem to be helping much at the moment).
    Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 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.

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.

Rorydddd ,

Changing show

Long time listener of show, and I feel as though it has become a lot less objective and is tending to lean very left of any topic. It is easy listening which is nice, but needs better experts and and a more central standpoint

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