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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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    • 4.4 • 7.4K 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.

    Space trash

    Space trash

    Russia blew up a satellite and almost put the International Space Station in a precarious position. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how humans are trashing space. A space environmentalist (!) explains what cleanup might look like.
    Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 24 min
    Omicron

    Omicron

    AA-muh-kraan or OH-muh-kraan
    Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan and Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 23 min
    Salmonella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

    Salmonella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

    A deadly salmonella strain is spreading through American poultry, and there’s not much the government can do to stop it. ProPublica’s Bernice Yeung explains.
    Today’s show was produced by Will Reid with help from Grandma Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 25 min
    Kyle Rittenhouse and the “self-defense” defense

    Kyle Rittenhouse and the “self-defense” defense

    After the Chicago Tribune’s Stacy St. Clair runs through the Rittenhouse trial and verdict, legal scholar Eric Ruben explains how “self-defense” can apply to shooting unarmed people in public.
    Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh and Miles Bryan with help from Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 31 min
    The Future of Work: Retirement should be fun

    The Future of Work: Retirement should be fun

    But somehow it got very scary.
    Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 31 min
    Why it's hard to find rapid tests in the US

    Why it's hard to find rapid tests in the US

    And why they're easy to find in Europe (though they don't seem to be helping much at the moment).
    Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

ArieHammond ,

Like it

I enjoy the show but please never include the creepy/annoying fake grandma voice ever again.

Jclnyangel ,

Meh… annoying level sometimes supersedes factual purpose

I like this podcast, really cause I like the topics they cover. However, on every episode there’s always some obnoxious song or sound effect that sometimes makes me just want to fast forward through or the sound effect keeps happening so much that I end up fast forward or skipping the whole episode (samonella episode and the nail on a chalkboard sound of a turkey costantly throughout… there is a reason no one uses that sound… it’s jarring and annoying). The other part is the faux acting stuff (I can’t remember which episode but the one where the host is starting the episode pretending to drive and gets stuck in traffic… unless this is somehow related to the topic, i don’t need to hear a sound effect on traffic that most people experience every day. I’m here to learn a topic, not listen to news stories that is being poorly turned into an attempt at podcast entertainment. If you’re not going to take this seriously, then don’t waste your time making this.

angrylf ,

So woke it hurts

pure propaganda - if that’s what you’re looking for you’ll love it. Yikes.

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