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Today, Explained is Vox's daily news explainer podcast. Hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King will guide you through the most important stories of the day.

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    • 4.7 • 57 Ratings

Today, Explained is Vox's daily news explainer podcast. Hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King will guide you through the most important stories of the day.

Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    We’re drowning in credit card debt

    We’re drowning in credit card debt

    Americans owe more than $1 trillion to credit card companies, a record sum that’s likely to keep growing as rising interest rates prevent cardholders from paying down their debt. CNET’s Nick Wolny explains.
    This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and Amina Al-Sadi, engineered by Andrea Kristinsdottir and Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Jonquilyn Hill.
    Transcript at vox.com/today-explained-podcast
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    • 26 min
    Was that antisemitic?

    Was that antisemitic?

    Since October 7 there has been a lot of debate over what is and isn’t antisemitic. Rabbi Jill Jacobs and Harvard law professor Noah Feldman explain why the definition is so important.
    This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Patrick Boyd and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Noel King.
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    • 25 min
    Tiktalk therapy

    Tiktalk therapy

    Some therapists are turning to TikTok as a way to make more money and avoid burnout, but is a nightly scroll through therapy content enough to help solve our mental health crisis?
    This episode was produced by Denise Guerra, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Patrick Boyd and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Jonquilyn Hill.
    Transcript at vox.com/today-explained-podcast
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    • 25 min
    The last good day on the internet

    The last good day on the internet

    Remember when the only thing anybody could talk about was white and gold versus blue and black? NatGeo’s Brian Resnick does. And the Atlantic’s Charlie Warzel explains why there might never be another The Dress.
    This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Rob Byers and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/today-explained-podcast
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    • 26 min
    A win for democracy in India

    A win for democracy in India

    India's prime minister suffered a humiliating win this week. Vox's Zack Beauchamp explains a shocking election.
    This episode was produced by Peter Balonon-Rosen, edited by Miranda Kennedy, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by David Herman and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/today-explained-podcast
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    • 25 min
    Immigration lemonade

    Immigration lemonade

    When it comes to immigration solutions, the federal government is handing out lemons. Denver Mayor Mike Johnston is making lemonade.
    This episode was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by David Herman and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/today-explained-podcast
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Mum, Dad, 6 & 4. ,

Great podcast for serious news, handled lightly

I have listened to today, explained since it’s very first episode and it’s one of a very few that I still make a point of catching every episode. Sean has a great presenting style and excellent guests. The topics are always highly relevant and timely and there’s barely an episode that doesn’t make me smile at some witticism or clever analysis. The ads are always entertaining and I love hearing from all the today, explained team - most of all Sean’s Mum who is just the best. The songs (haven’t heard one for a while though!) are very amusing and I love the fresh take on important events that today, explained always brings. Thank you to the whole team, I should have written this review many months ago. Truly love the show, please keep it up and thanks to the advertisers too, all the way from the Southern Hemisphere.

Clarebg ,

Panders to popular misinformation

Not a place proper information and journalism.. instead ensures a North American filter is applied.

Rizmatron ,

Used to be great

A mediocre ad read show with a distinct news like after taste. Two stars for the attempt at being a news show, minus three star for the ads.
Unsubscribing. Not recommended.

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