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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.

    Everything that could go wrong with the November election

    Everything that could go wrong with the November election

    A worsening pandemic. A poll worker shortage. A hobbled postal service. Russian hacking. Donald Trump. Vox’s Ella Nilsen explains the many obstacles facing the United States as Election Day nears. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 21 min
    Who’s “Karen?” And what’s BIPOC?

    Who’s “Karen?” And what’s BIPOC?

    A Washington Post columnist named Karen explains her feelings about “Karen.” A University of Arizona linguist named Sonja explains BIPOC and the capitalization of “Black” and “White.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. 
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    • 22 min
    The Island of Explained: Election Day

    The Island of Explained: Election Day

    It’s Election Day on the Island of Explained! Will the candidate with the most votes win, or will the island’s Electoral College determine a different leader? Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for a discussion guide and election activities, including how to craft the perfect persuasive speech.
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    • 26 min
    Tim, Mark, Jeff, and Sundar

    Tim, Mark, Jeff, and Sundar

    The leaders of Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google testified before Congress on Wednesday in what The Verge’s Casey Newton says might have been the most important Webex in human history.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 27 min
    Life after Covid-19, explained by Carl (who had it)

    Life after Covid-19, explained by Carl (who had it)

    Some people walk away from Covid-19 feeling fine. Others are dealing with a long list of lingering health issues.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 23 min
    Stimulating America

    Stimulating America

    Democrats and Republicans have a $2 trillion disagreement on how to relieve Americans from the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 25 min

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6.2K Ratings

Patty the Brazilian ,

Great show

Everyday I look forward to 5pm to listen to the latest episode because it generally takes the most important issue of the day and brings experts to talk about the issue in a relatable way, making it informative and fun to listen.

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I live in San Diego, so thanks for the Shout Out, Sean!

Loved the youthful conviction and clarity of MSD’s David Hogg. As usual T_E, well done.

Even Winsome Commercials!

Great topics. Even enjoy the commercials—especially Uber w/ Sean’s Mom!

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Loved the Ambassador Taylor/Ukraine/Quid Pro Quo episode. Got me to read Taylor’s 15-page intro to his Congressional testimony.

Really good to hear diagnosis of Syria as well as coverage of Baghdadi raid.

Sean and his team (including Sean’s Mom) are performing a valuable public service in an informative and entertaining fashion. Impressive combo!

COVID-19 side effects episode illuminating and pause-inducing. Who knew?!? I would have had no clue the invasive expanse of the disease w/out TE😷

P.S. I LIKE MATTHEW!

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Fun & Educational

While there absolutely is some left-leaning bias (it is Vox after all — just like with FoxNews you should expect what you’re getting beforehand), I think Today Explained does an excellent job of presenting current headlines in a fun way, with plenty of background and excellent reporting for context. Keep up the good work!!

P.S. Am I the only one who thinks Sean and Noam sound uncannily similar??

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