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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Today, Explained Vox

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    • 4.5, 4.7K Ratings

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.7K Ratings

4.7K Ratings

Voltairelivi ,

The absolute best!

I use overcast but I downloaded this app just so I could leave a review for “Today Explained.” It is that great!
I listen to it and The Daily and Up First by NPR even when they discuss the same topic. On the day that they both interviewed the Lawyer behind taking away a woman’s right to choose in Alabama, I was really grateful. Sean pushed back, he sounded angry for women. He felt like a true ally. He was professional and respectful but he also gave the guy a hard time. In a world where news media outlets take it easy for “professional” reasons, we need a podcast like this, it felt more human, more honest.
Today Explained doesn’t only cover American news, they actually talk about what’s going on elsewhere from the perspective of student protesters and local journalists.... The host also has family around the world, family that was touched by terrorist attacks and his tiny aside to explain it to his listeners has still left an imprint on me.
This podcast will also give you hilarious information like the “robocall” episode, still my favorite to this day.
For old teachers like me, you’ll also get to hear about new music and controversies. (Thank you for introducing me to “Old Town Road”, I actually knew what my students were singing for once and it also reaffirmed that I’m old now. If you need a news podcast to tell you what to listen to, it’s too late).
The music and audio is fantastic, the host actually has a sense of humor, the commercials are homegrown and funny. I love the ones with Sean’s mom or this little kid Desmond. A podcast where you don’t have to fast forward through the adds? Does it get any better? I *almost* bit the bullet and bought a quip, twice!
Lastly, on the episode about Instagram, the very young journalist they interviewed replied on a question with Facebook versus Instagram: “let’s say you follow your old high-school teacher and you’re sick of seeing pictures of her dog...” That hurt man. I’m that teacher! ... but I teach middle school and my dog has his separate Instagram account so the joke is on her!
I look forward to being horrified and entertained by what they are about to teach me every day. I’m sure you will too.

Avern ,

Never miss an episode

This podcast has opened my eyes to so many things going on in the world I’d never research on my own and gets right to the point without taking up too much time.

Spete85 ,

Biased and subtle agenda

I was excited to listen to this podcast as a short and sweet way to get facts on various daily news events. It became clear from the first episode that I wouldn’t be getting all of the facts but rather a compilation of guest speakers and recordings that support a specific agenda. I would love a podcast that offered all of the details and lacked biased rhetoric. I appreciate hearing all sides and opinions to be able to make educated and thoroughly understood opinions of my own. This podcast is yet another media outlet swayed by personal opinion and subtle agenda-pushing. Womp womp.

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