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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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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.

    Fettermania

    Fettermania

    John Fetterman, the 6-foot-8, hoodie and cargo shorts-wearing Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania, may be the model for how progressives can win elections. He just needs to beat Dr. Oz.
    This episode was reported and produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Cristian Ayala and Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 28 min
    Small nukes

    Small nukes

    Vladimir Putin keeps threatening to use smaller nuclear weapons to win his war. Author J. Peter Scoblic says “there’s no such thing as small nukes.”
    This episode was produced by Miles Bryan and Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
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    • 27 min
    Student loan forgiveMESS

    Student loan forgiveMESS

    President Biden’s plan to forgive billions of dollars in student debt is both historic and controversial. Now some red states are suing to block it. NPR’s Cory Turner explains.
    This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin with help from Jillian Weinberger, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaran.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min
    Puerto Rico’s power crisis

    Puerto Rico’s power crisis

    Days after Ian, most Floridians now have their power back. Weeks after Fiona, more than 100,000 Puerto Rican households and businesses are still coping with blackouts and an outdated grid. The Washington Post’s Arelis Hernández explains.
    This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min
    The Supreme Court is back and “even more consequential”

    The Supreme Court is back and “even more consequential”

    According to Vox’s Ian Millhiser (and no, he hasn’t forgotten they just overturned Roe).
    This episode was produced by Siona Peterous, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Victoria Chamberlin and Laura Bullard with help from Miles Bryan, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey and Efim Shapiro, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min
    Brett Favre and the Mississippi welfare fraud

    Brett Favre and the Mississippi welfare fraud

    An extraordinary case of fraud is unfolding in Mississippi, where a chummy cadre of nonprofit leaders, elected officials, and professional athletes redirected tens of millions in welfare funds toward their own pet projects. Mississippi Today’s Anna Wolfe explains.
    This episode was produced by Hady Mawajdeh and Avishay Artsy, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey and Efim Shapiro, and hosted by Noel King.
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Jen

Jen makes Americans look bad. Trumps done that for the most part, but Jen, come on. Follow Germany’s energy saving guidelines, you selfish lil baby.

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Shame on you..

… Jen Kirby for not being willing to give up your long showers in Europe and laughing about it. There are people dying in Ukraine, and you can’t even give up your energy-consuming habits in a country that is struggling with energy shortages. Not all Americans are like you, as you seem to imply.

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