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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 co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

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    • 4.6 • 43 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 co-hosted by Sean Rameswaram and Noel King. Every episode features the finest reporters from the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond.

    8 billion humans

    8 billion humans

    The United Nations says humanity has reached 8 billion, but Western nations are worried about population decline. Africa isn’t, though. The continent is about to shape the rest of the century.
    This episode was produced by Haleema Shah, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Efim Shapiro and Cristian Ayala, and edited by Sean Rameswaram who also hosted.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 27 min
    China’s biggest protests since Tiananmen Square

    China’s biggest protests since Tiananmen Square

    The protests in China might force the government to back down from its extreme Covid restrictions and ramp up its extreme surveillance programs. The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Chin explains.
    This episode was produced by Amanda Lewellyn, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and edited by Sean Rameswaram who also hosted.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained  
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    • 27 min
    Disney’s boomerang CEO

    Disney’s boomerang CEO

    Disney’s board wished upon a star and brought back former CEO Bob Iger, who replaced his own replacement, the now-axed CEO Bob Chapek. The Hollywood Reporter’s Kim Masters explains.
    This episode was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Efim Shapiro, and edited by Matt Collette and Noel King, who also hosted.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 26 min
    Nancy podcast

    Nancy podcast

    Democrats vote on new leadership this week, meaning Nancy Pelosi is out. Time’s Molly Ball explains why the country might really miss her.
    This episode was produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained  
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    • 27 min
    Can you spare some climate change?

    Can you spare some climate change?

    In a UN-brokered agreement, more than 190 countries agreed to pay for “loss and damage” caused by climate change. But determining who owes what — and for what and to whom — will be a real challenge.
    This episode was produced by Avishay Artsy, edited by Matt Collette, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, engineered by Paul Robert Mounsey, and hosted by Noel King.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained  
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    • 25 min
    NASA wants to live in space

    NASA wants to live in space

    NASA’s Artemis mission is the first step toward a long-term human settlement on the moon. Vox’s Unexplainable examines whether humans are even capable of living far from Earth for an extended period of time.
    Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Katie Casey UL ,

Deeply interesting

This podcast chooses one topical issue and discusses it in detail - with an appropriate guest. It makes for an easy, informative listen.

Alskjdfhg ,

A refreshing kind of news digest

One of my favourite things about this show is that in the space of twenty minutes it can introduce you to an ongoing story you’ve heard nothing about and then bring you up to speed on all that’s happened, offer up competing perspectives, and draw some conclusions about all that’s happened. All that makes it the only news show that is actually at its best on a slow news day. It’s a daily podcast, so I recommend subscribing right away and just listening as new episodes are released, but for a taster, three great recent episodes are Democracy Dies in Daylight, Graduating Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Breastmilk. Favourite episode: The Survivors

P.S. The music is The Bomb Dot Com.

Gleesongleeson ,

Good explainer

Enjoying the podcast and hope to hear more

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