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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 Echo Park eviction

    The Echo Park eviction

    The recent police crackdown on a tent camp in Los Angeles has left the city divided. One thing everyone agrees on is the dire need for lasting solutions to the growing homelessness crisis in the United States.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 30 min
    Gaetzgate

    Gaetzgate

    Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz’s sex scandal.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.
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    • 29 min
    Johnson & Johnson & Problems

    Johnson & Johnson & Problems

    The US government is calling for an immediate pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after six recipients (out of millions) developed blood clots. ProPublica’s Caroline Chen explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    • 26 min
    Vaccine passport, please

    Vaccine passport, please

    Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains how proving you got the shot became controversial. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    • 24 min
    CICADAPOCALYPSE 2021

    CICADAPOCALYPSE 2021

    Or maybe, after listening to this episode, it’ll be more like CICADAPALOOZA!
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    • 27 min
    Taylor Swift rewrites her story

    Taylor Swift rewrites her story

    One of the biggest pop stars in the world is rerecording her first six albums at the artistic peak of her career. The Atlantic’s Shirley Li explains Swift’s gambit to reclaim her catalog.
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    • 29 min

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Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

This particular podcast’s episode got me thinking. It never stops. When you get to a certain age patterns we Americans experience in this political duopoly become abundantly clear. Take the much needed improvement of our infrastructure as an example. On both local and national levels politicians from both sides often play a game of kicking infrastructure plans down the road and vote no since many are either awfully stupid about economics or simply because they don’t realize putting off infrastructure needs will never become cheaper.

As each year passes, then decades, things inevitably become more expensive. Finally, a seasoned politician like Biden became president who is wise to not delay updating and improving infrastructure which will soon help improve the economy as well as the future of our economy.

Carfield76 ,

Just bought Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

Today Explained is my daily podcast even being “stuck” overseas now. I was very touched by today (4/8) story about Taylor Swift and the bullying she and many artists faced in the entertainment industry. I love the early works by Taylor and today I bought the new version and will remove the old version from my App music. I agree with the hosts that her new version shows a growth and perhaps is closer to what she wants in the first place. Support artists!

Jamie AnneMarie ,

Hearing What You Don’t Want to Hear, But Need T

I’ve just finished the episode regarding gun violence and the Atlanta and Colorado mass shootings and I want to thank Sean and the Team for the courage it took to create an episode that I’m sure they knew was going to make A LOT of people upset, but was absolutely what we needed to hear. I so appreciate the way this show often forces listeners to hear a new perspective and challenges their own assumptions or opinions, even when it’s uncomfortable. Thank you for this, Today Explained Team, it’s uncomfortable, but the important stuff always is.

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