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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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    • 4.4 • 8.9K 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.

    The Ozempic economy

    The Ozempic economy

    The weight loss drug is so profitable that its parent company, Danish health care giant Novo Nordisk, is propping up Denmark’s entire economy. It’s poised to transform America’s too.
    This episode was produced by Victoria Chamberlin edited by Jolie Myers, fact-checked by Kim Eggleston, engineered by Rob Byers, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 25 min
    Fight at the Museum

    Fight at the Museum

    New federal regulations are forcing museums across the United States to take down, cover up, or close their exhibits. ProPublica reporter Mary Hudetz and curator Catherine Roberts Shteynberg explain why.
    This episode was produced by Laura Bullard and Hady Mawajdeh. It was edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and Kim Eggleston, engineered by David Herman, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 26 min
    Florida man owes half a billion

    Florida man owes half a billion

    Former President Donald Trump has now lost back-to-back civil trials in New York. Reporter Andrea Bernstein says it’s a big problem for him. Vox’s Abdallah Fayyad says it’s a big problem for everyone.
    This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn and Avishay Artsy, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by David Herman, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 25 min
    The Panama Canal is drying up

    The Panama Canal is drying up

    A drought has dramatically reduced the Panama Canal’s capacity, leading to higher costs and big delays for US-bound goods. Reporter Mie Dahl and economics professor Sharat Ganapati deliver the shipping news.
    This episode was produced by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell and Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Patrick Boyd, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 25 min
    What dies with Alexei Navalny?

    What dies with Alexei Navalny?

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, 47, has died in an Arctic prison. The Guardian’s Luke Harding explains the life and death (and afterlife) of Vladimir Putin’s bravest adversary.
    This episode was produced by Miles Bryan and Jesse Alejandro Cottrell, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard with help from Avishay Artsy and Amanda Lewellyn, engineered by Rob Byers, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 26 min
    Rafah, the last “safe” zone

    Rafah, the last “safe” zone

    Palestinians are trapped in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city, where about 1.5 million people have sought refuge. After bombings this weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening a ground invasion. Palestinian journalist Aseel Mousa takes us inside Rafah, and the Economist’s Anton La Guardia explains why diplomatic efforts to halt the fighting have stalled.
    This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy, edited by Amina Al-Sadi, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and Kim Eggleston, engineered by David Herman, and hosted by Noel King.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

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Would be 5 Stars, but "breaks" are too long, too many ads

The content is top notch. The only beef is that there are too many "breaks" and ads. Take up 10-15% of the total podcast.

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Super biased

I used to love the show until I realize how politically biased they were. Honestly, they are on the same level as Fox News with their one-sided coverage.

hilarious and mindless ,

I listen to know current progressive liberal bias

I do not take this as news at face value, but as a glimpse into a specifically progressive liberal interpretation of the news. Sometimes I genuinely enjoy it and sometimes I find it nauseating, oozing with born rich/upper class entitlement and superiority.

I loved their episode related to children’s hospitals and medical care in America. 10/10

Their coverage on the Middle East or the US border has felt like borderline propaganda. 1/10

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