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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.

    The Capitol police speak

    The Capitol police speak

    Capitol police officers testified on Tuesday in the building they defended on January 6. Seamus Hughes, a former congressional investigator, explains whether their testimony will make a difference.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 25 min
    The Covid Olympics

    The Covid Olympics

    The 2020 Games were mired in scandal before they even started. Vox’s Jen Kirby explains how things are going now that the Olympics have finally begun.
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    • 20 min
    Panic! At The Delta

    Panic! At The Delta

    Vox’s Umair Irfan explains why the United States is seeing another Covid-19 surge. Dr. Rhea Boyd says the country is getting unvaccinated people all wrong.
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    • 25 min
    Infrastructure Pete

    Infrastructure Pete

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg explains what he and his boss are calling a once-in-a-generation spending plan.
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    • 21 min
    Human infrastructure

    Human infrastructure

    President Biden wants infrastructure spending to include child care, elder care, food assistance, even community college. Vox’s Anna North explains how he might convince Republicans in Congress.
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    • 24 min
    Our No. 2 problem

    Our No. 2 problem

    America’s sewage system is total crap, but there’s a new plumber in town.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7.2K Ratings

7.2K Ratings

Reviewer 105272156184380 ,

Love your voices

Don’t listen to the mean comments I love the way everyone talks shoutout Sean’s vocal fry

Kid Midas ,

Lacking in basic human empathy

Is a Panic at the Disco joke title really appropriate for talking about an ongoing global pandemic that has killed millions? I’d prefer it if you dropped the goofy / quirky attitude for certain topics which deserve a more respectful tone.

lisaolisaolisa ,

So lazy, so sloppy

... and with "I don't know if you can call it an animal if it's an invertebrate," it fully devolves into ignorable entertainment.

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