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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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    • 4.4 • 7.4K Ratings

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.

    The Supreme Court’s legitimacy crisis

    The Supreme Court’s legitimacy crisis

    Since the Supreme Court’s "shadow docket" decision to allow the Texas abortion ban to go into effect, a growing chorus of politicians and legal experts have questioned the court’s legitimacy. Vox's Ian Millhiser says the justices aren’t taking the criticism well.
    Today’s show was produced by Will Reid with help from Amina Al-Sadi, 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
    Steve Bannon in contempt

    Steve Bannon in contempt

    The House is holding Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena as part of its January 6 investigation. Journalist Andrea Bernstein explains.
    Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
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    • 27 min
    Out of stock

    Out of stock

    All I want for Christmas is a functional supply chain.
    Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
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    • 22 min
    What does Kyrsten Sinema want?

    What does Kyrsten Sinema want?

    Tim Murphy from Mother Jones explains how Sen. Kyrsten Sinema went from a left-wing activist to a Biden obstructionist.
    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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    • 32 min
    Iran’s hostage industrial complex

    Iran’s hostage industrial complex

    Iran is entering its fifth decade of taking hostages. One who made it out tells his story.
    Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Paul Mounsey, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
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    • 28 min
    How the iPhone changed everything

    How the iPhone changed everything

    In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced a product that would change our lives forever. The new season of Land of the Giants explores “The Apple Revolution.”
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7.4K Ratings

7.4K Ratings

Pcvdkc ,

Informative for the obsessively unexposed

I find this a great summary of the important topics hitting the world today - by delving in a little deeper with brackground and some analysis... and TRYING to keep it unbiased (there are times when it certainly isn't and other times when restraint is keenly obvious - but I think it is well done overall)... it is more informative and less inflamatory than what is thrown on your face from most outlets.

I DO NOT WATCH THE NEWS. I DO NOT LISTEN TO THE NEWS. I prefer a little ignnorance. My blood pressure is already too high for me to get super concerned with agendas that either have little consequence to my daily life or are just political shenanigans meant to rile the populace. I find that this show gives me a taste of what is being thrown about out there and why it is important to understand without bombarding me with all the negativity that is the anger-click-bait goal of the media.

Thank you.
I agree with another reviewer here that the music is not so great.

jujcor ,

Great podcast, horrible background music

I have loved this podcast for a long time and always feel like I learn something big when I listen. The background music however is extremely annoying and really takes away from the actual content of the episode. It’s distracting and doesn’t even really match the stories very well. Please do something about it 😭

bjohns383 ,

Is this VOX or Barstool…

I don’t hate it, except the host is annoying and the background music is too loud and most of the episodes seem less like “explaining today” than just some story they happened to have lying around. I started following because the episode on the TX abortion bill was really good; I cancelled a couple days later after the show about the Brazilian buns thing.

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