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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 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.

    Six feet away from God

    Six feet away from God

    While a few religious leaders flout shelter in place ordinances, Easter, Passover, and Ramadan are inspiring most to get creative with worship. (Transcript here.)
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    • 27 min
    Vote and die

    Vote and die

    Wisconsinites had to choose between catching Covid-19 and voting on Tuesday. Is the rest of the country next? (Transcript here.)
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    • 27 min
    "The Great Equalizer"

    "The Great Equalizer"

    Madonna was wrong. Covid-19 isn't an equalizer. It's coming for America's most vulnerable populations. (Transcript here.)
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    • 25 min
    The immunity test

    The immunity test

    A vaccine will take a while, but Vox’s Umair Irfan says the global effort to test for immunity and treat Covid-19 is well underway. (An earlier version of this episode misidentified hydroxychloroquine as an active ingredient in aquarium cleaner. That's chloroquine phosphate.) (Transcript here.)
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    • 22 min
    Mask on? Mask off?

    Mask on? Mask off?

    In an about-face, the Centers for Disease Control would now like you to cover your mouth and nose when you go outside. (Transcript here.)
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    • 28 min
    6.6 million more unemployed

    6.6 million more unemployed

    Last week's unemployment numbers shattered all records. This week, they doubled. Vox's Matthew Yglesias, host of The Weeds podcast, proposes a way out of this mess. (Transcript here.)
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    • 29 min

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