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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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    • 4.7 • 40 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.

    The Kardashi-end

    The Kardashi-end

    Over 14 years and 20 seasons of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the show rewrote the rules of reality TV, social media, marketing, and popular culture. Next up? Politics.
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    • 29 min
    You know who kinda crushed Covid?

    You know who kinda crushed Covid?

    Senegal. Vox’s Jen Kirby flew there to find out how.
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    • 26 min
    Mare of New York

    Mare of New York

    New York City is picking a new mayor with a new election system. What could go wrong?
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    • 26 min
    Mexico’s deadly election

    Mexico’s deadly election

    Gangs and drug cartels killed dozens of candidates in Mexico’s midterm elections. Voters weren’t intimidated.
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    • 22 min
    Critical race theory

    Critical race theory

    Across the country, Republican lawmakers are pushing laws banning “critical race theory” in schools. It’s already had a chilling effect on teachers.
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    • 26 min
    It’s getting harder to vote in America

    It’s getting harder to vote in America

    Texas isn’t the only state advancing legislation that would disenfranchise voters in Democratic strongholds. Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains why some voter suppression efforts are worse than others.
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Katie Casey UL ,

Deeply interesting

This podcast chooses one topical issue and discusses it in detail - with an appropriate guest. It makes for an easy, informative listen.

Alskjdfhg ,

A refreshing kind of news digest

One of my favourite things about this show is that in the space of twenty minutes it can introduce you to an ongoing story you’ve heard nothing about and then bring you up to speed on all that’s happened, offer up competing perspectives, and draw some conclusions about all that’s happened. All that makes it the only news show that is actually at its best on a slow news day. It’s a daily podcast, so I recommend subscribing right away and just listening as new episodes are released, but for a taster, three great recent episodes are Democracy Dies in Daylight, Graduating Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Breastmilk. Favourite episode: The Survivors

P.S. The music is The Bomb Dot Com.

Gleesongleeson ,

Good explainer

Enjoying the podcast and hope to hear more

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