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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.

    How acid trips led to better policing

    How acid trips led to better policing

    Thirty years ago, Eugene, Oregon, figured out an alternative to the police. They called it CAHOOTS. Seriously.
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    • 32 min
    Canceling Keystone XL

    Canceling Keystone XL

    President Biden finally wants to put the Keystone XL pipeline to bed. But if the last 12 years of environmental fights are any indication, it won’t be easy.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 28 min
    The case for Covid-19 optimism

    The case for Covid-19 optimism

    Vox’s German Lopez explains why he feels optimistic about the end of the pandemic even though 500,000 Americans have died, the virus is mutating, and it’s going to take a long time to vaccinate the world.
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    • 24 min
    A tale of two governors

    A tale of two governors

    Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom were hailed for their leadership early on in the pandemic. Now, the former is mired in scandal and the latter is facing a recall campaign.
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    • 32 min
    Stimu-less

    Stimu-less

    What’s taking so long? What’s happening with those $1,400 checks? Are the Democrats betraying the people who voted for them? Vox’s Li Zhou and Andrew Prokop explain.
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    • 27 min
    Googliath

    Googliath

    Australia just reined in Google. Dozens of other countries want in on the action. The latest season of Land of the Giants explains how two grad students turned a search engine into what might be the most powerful company in history.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

Critique! ,

Great New content, Amateur Readers

I really enjoy the topics in Today Explained. The investigation behind the topics is always new and interesting. Googliath is fascinating.
The presentation of the material I find very distracting. The readers use a constant grind at the end of every single sentence. It’s very distracting to the content. Very elementary. I find myself counting the “grinds” and missing the content. The content draws me in and the presentation repels me. This podcast would be killer with a more styled or experienced presenter. The podcast sounds like its being read off a sheet of notebook paper or a smartphone. It could be so much better then that.

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Better than the daily no doubt

No doubt no doubt

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Downhill

This has gone downhill. Go elsewhere for news packaged less annoyingly. It’s like they decided to go after an audience that doesn’t take news seriously and needs it to be filled with odd background music and bad takes of commentary by the host.

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