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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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    • 4.5 • 6.6K 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.

    Unexplainable

    Unexplainable

    Scientists all over the world are searching for dark matter: an invisible, untouchable substance that holds our universe together. But they haven’t found it. Are they chasing a ghost?

    We want to hear your feedback on Unexplainable! Email us at todayexplained@vox.com or let us know on Twitter @today_explained

    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 32 min
    Withdrawing won’t end the war

    Withdrawing won’t end the war

    With two months left in the Trump presidency, the US is reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan in an attempt to end America's longest war. But Biden will still inherit the conflict.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 23 min
    All the mall things

    All the mall things

    Retail was struggling. Then came the virus. Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains how the American mall will never be the same, and how the machines might save retail.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 23 min
    The peacemaker’s civil war

    The peacemaker’s civil war

    An ethnic conflict in Ethiopia has thrown the Horn of Africa into disarray and could upset order on the continent.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 21 min
    Badlands

    Badlands

    Covid-19 is surging across the United States, just in time for cold weather and major holidays. North Dakota is doing particularly badly. Vermont may offer hope.
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    • 23 min
    America said yes to drugs

    America said yes to drugs

    Oregon decriminalized all drugs. Red states and blue states are doing the same with weed. It’s the culmination of a failed drug war.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

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I like the jingles but lots of ads lately

Making Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin into a little tune made it easier for me to remember those three key states. I think the music produced in this show makes things more memorable and humorous. My criticism is that lately the ads have been getting to be a bit much. Pre, middle, and post. Gotta find the show I guess.

An underrated aspect is that the show often has interviews with random Americans from all over the country. I like that perspective. Like the time Sean interviewed some guy in prison.

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Good daily news podcast

This daily news podcast never fails to interest or entertain. I like how they focus on different topics from across the country, rather than mainly news stories from the east coast. The episode about COVID in North Dakota and Vermont was particularly well done. Definitely give it a listen! Also, for the other reviewers concerned about the ads, you can skip through them on most devices.

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Very biased information

This podcast keeps you updated but has super strong bias towards the left. It’s pretty much a CNN podcast. He skips over any news that may look bad for the left/democrats. Obsessed with calling Donald’s Trump “the other guy”.

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