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Today, Explained is Vox's daily news explainer podcast. Hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King will guide you through the most important stories of the day.

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    • 4.3 • 9K Ratings

Today, Explained is Vox's daily news explainer podcast. Hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King will guide you through the most important stories of the day.

Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    America’s shellfish behavior

    America’s shellfish behavior

    Americans consume more shrimp than salmon and tuna combined. But where’s it all coming from? Listen to this episode of Gastropod before you throw another shrimp on the barbie this Memorial Day.

    Gastropod is a part of the Vox Media Podcast Network in partnership with Eater. This episode was produced by Cynthia Graber, and co-hosted by Nicola Twilley and Claudia Geib.

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    • 25 min
    How to steal a team

    How to steal a team

    The billionaire owner of the Oakland A’s is trying to move his team to Vegas, and he wants public money to do it. Writer Dan Moore explains how A’s fans are fighting back.
    This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy and Peter Balonon-Rosen, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Rob Byers and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Noam Hassenfeld.
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    • 26 min
    Red Lobster’s bankrupt-sea

    Red Lobster’s bankrupt-sea

    The seafood chain found itself deep in the red after a disastrous unlimited shrimp promotion. Wall Street Journal restaurant reporter Heather Haddon explains what sunk Red Lobster — and the troubled waters facing other casual dining chains.
    This episode was produced by Denise Guerra and Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by David Herman and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by David Pierce.
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    • 25 min
    The AI hype machine

    The AI hype machine

    Big Tech companies have rolled out a new batch of AI-powered products, improving upon what came before. But as Wired's Will Knight and investigative journalist Julia Angwin explain, they’re not even close to living up to the world-changing technology the Big Tech CEOs promised.
    This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by David Herman with help from Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by David Pierce.
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    • 25 min
    Weed did it, Joe

    Weed did it, Joe

    The federal government has moved to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous controlled substance. Politico cannabis policy reporter Natalie Fertig explains why it is and isn’t a big deal.
    This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy and Peter Balonon-Rosen, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Patrick Boyd and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
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    • 26 min
    Is Russia winning now?

    Is Russia winning now?

    It sure seems like it. The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Luxmoore reports from Ukraine on why $60 billion of your tax money isn’t making much of a difference.
    This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Patrick Boyd and Andrea Kristinsdottir, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9K Ratings

9K Ratings

Tyfgnm ,

Decent but really weak on actual issues

This podcast is really solid in having reporters and guests that don’t use the word “like” continually in their delivery This alone should give them subscription status because their discussion is clean and clear!

The topics shift - great

Skip the shows where the title doesn’t seem right except understand you might screw yourself on a great discussion.

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Love the insights

I love that they take one business topic and break it down to explain what happened and then add the implications for what comes next.

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