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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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    • 4.8 • 48 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 Island of Explained: Listen up!

    The Island of Explained: Listen up!

    Kiarra and Izii are having an argument when they are unexpectedly transported to the Island of Explained. There, they meet an Engin-Ear and a magical unicorn who teach them how hearing works and why actively listening with empathy is key to resolving arguments between friends. 
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    • 21 min
    Liz Cheney is losing (and winning)

    Liz Cheney is losing (and winning)

    The Wyoming Republican will likely lose her primary, but she’s winning over a lot of Democrats in the process.
    This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Amina Al-Sadi and Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Efim Shapiro, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min
    The New Right’s pay pal

    The New Right’s pay pal

    From politicians to podcasters, one man’s money unites the New Right. Bloomberg’s Max Chafkin explains how Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is shaping the fledgling conservative movement in his own image.
    This episode was produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Mounsey and Efim Shapiro, and hosted by Noel King.
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    • 27 min
    Meet the New Right

    Meet the New Right

    The newest conservative dissidents want to radically reshape the Republican party and American democracy. Journalist James Pogue explains the confounding movement, which includes Senate candidates Blake Masters and J.D. Vance.
    This episode was produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Efim Shapiro, and hosted by Noel King.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min
    Raid-a-Lago

    Raid-a-Lago

    Florida man's beach house searched by FBI.
    This episode was produced by Haleema Shah and Avishay Artsy with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard with help from Amina Al-Sadi and Victoria Dominguez, engineered by Paul Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
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    • 28 min
    Brittney Griner for the Merchant of Death

    Brittney Griner for the Merchant of Death

    Viktor Bout might be the most successful arms dealer in history. The US could let him go free if Russia releases the WNBA star, who was just sentenced to nine years in prison. Bout’s biographer, Douglas Farah, explains.
    This episode was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 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.

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