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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.

    Haitians at the southern border

    Haitians at the southern border

    Vox’s Nicole Narea explains the latest border crisis, and Ayibopost’s Widlore Mérancourt documents deported Haitians’ return to Port-au-Prince.
    Today’s show was produced by 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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    • 28 min
    Xi Jinping cracks down on everything

    Xi Jinping cracks down on everything

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has kicked off a "rectification" campaign that’s affecting every sector of Chinese society and business. Lily Kuo, the Washington Post's China bureau chief, explains.
    Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh and Miles Bryan, 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
    Zemari Ahmadi

    Zemari Ahmadi

    A US drone strike in Afghanistan was meant to take out an ISIS-K target. Reporting on the ground shows an aid worker and several children were killed. Matthieu Aikins, reporter at the New York Times, explains from Kabul.
    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
    Havana syndrome

    Havana syndrome

    The US military is redoubling its efforts to figure out what’s behind reports of mysterious sonic attacks. So is Vox’s Unexplainable podcast.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 30 min
    Another bite at the Apple

    Another bite at the Apple

    A California judge weighed in on whether Apple has a monopoly. NPR’s Bobby Allyn unpacks the ruling. Sen. Amy Klobuchar explains why she wants the government to get serious about regulating Big Tech.
    Today’s show was produced by Will Reid with help from Hady Mawajdeh, 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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    • 24 min
    Biden’s second shot

    Biden’s second shot

    President Joe Biden is taking a new approach to fight the pandemic. Former acting CDC director Richard Besser explains the vaccine mandates and the booster shot debate.
    Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh with help from Miles Bryan, 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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    • 26 min

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7.3K Ratings

7.3K Ratings

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The kardashian episode was awesome

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I have been listening for quite some time and I love the timeliness of all of the reporting. The stories often intersect with my daily conversations.
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I do love this show but the how to forgive episode sounds like somebody who has been having kids and not paying attention for the last extremely important five years

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