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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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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.

    Africa wants its stuff back

    Africa wants its stuff back

    The world’s most illustrious museums are finally having to reckon with the stolen art in their collections.
    Today’s show was produced by Haleema Shah, 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
    C is for Culture War

    C is for Culture War

    Big Bird got vaccinated, an Asian American Muppet moved in, and conservatives got really mad at Sesame Street.
    Today’s show was produced by Haleema Shah, 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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    • 29 min
    What happened to Peng Shuai

    What happened to Peng Shuai

    A tennis star accused a former top Chinese official of sexual assault. Then she vanished. Now her case is changing sports in China.
    Today's show was produced by Will Reid with help from Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Paul Mounsey, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 28 min
    Unraveling Roe

    Unraveling Roe

    The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains how the Court could undo Roe v. Wade without overruling it.
    Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin with help from 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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    • 22 min
    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

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