Today, Explained

Today, Explained

Today, Explained

CATEGORY: News
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.
  1. January 14, 2022
    27 min
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    Chile’s millennial president
    The 35-year-old president-elect in Chile loves tattoos, Taylor Swift, and progressive policies. Gabriel Boric will now try to overhaul the government as Chile rewrites its constitution.Today’s show was produced…
  2. January 13, 2022
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    Why Russia sent its janky version of NATO to Kazakhstan
    The speedy arrival of CSTO troops in Kazakhstan is unprecedented in the 30-year history of the Russia-backed regional security alliance.Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette…
  3. January 12, 2022
    28 min
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    "Break the Senate"
    President Joe Biden wants to change how the Senate works to pass voting reforms. Sen. Mitch McConnell is threatening hell if it happens.Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, edited…
  4. January 11, 2022
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    Novax Djokovic
    How the best-ranked men’s tennis player in the world went to Australia to become the greatest of all time and ended up being detained.Today’s show was produced by Will Reid with help from Victoria Chamberlin, e…
  5. January 10, 2022
    24 min
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    No substitutes for the substitutes
    What happens when all the teachers get sick?Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted b…
  6. January 07, 2022
    26 min
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    The high cost of cheap clothes
    Fast fashion took over the apparel industry, but consumers are tiring of its poor labor and environmental standards. Vox’s Terry Nguyen explains.Today’s show was produced by Amina Al-Sadi, edited by Matt Collet…
  7. January 06, 2022
    28 min
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    Life on the Russia-Ukraine border
    Russia has kept its military at Ukraine’s doorstep for almost a decade. But a recent escalation on the border is creating fears of a full-blown invasion.Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited…
  8. January 05, 2022
    25 min
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    Theranope
    A tech startup said it could start a medical revolution with a little machine and a drop of blood. It was a fraud, but research into smarter, less invasive blood testing is a reality.Today’s show was produced b…
  9. January 04, 2022
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    Will omicron speed up the pandemic’s end?
    The omicron variant is very transmissible, but it might make Covid-19 less miserable.Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, f…
  10. January 03, 2022
    34 min
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    America still can’t agree on its insurrection
    One year later, the United States is still trying to wrap its head around what happened on January 6, 2021. (It was an insurrection.) This year, our democracy once again will be tested.Today’s show was produced…
  11. December 30, 2021
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    2021
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  12. December 29, 2021
    37 min
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    Giannis Antetokounmpo’s American dream
    Giannis Antetokounmpo went from hawking watches and DVDs on the streets of Greece to winning an NBA championship for the Milwaukee Bucks. In this repodcast, the Ringer’s Mirin Fader tells the story of his impro…
  13. December 28, 2021
    30 min
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    Taylor’s version
    One of the biggest pop stars in the world is rerecording her first six albums at the artistic peak of her career. In this repodcast, the Atlantic’s Shirley Li explains Taylor Swift’s strategy.Today’s show was p…
  14. December 27, 2021
    50 min
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    The spike in gun violence
    America's homicide rate rose by almost 30 percent in 2020. It was the biggest spike in 60 years, and the murder rate was even higher in 2021. In this repodcast, ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis explains what might b…
  15. December 23, 2021
    27 min
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    Four days of work?
    The pandemic changed how we think about work. In this repodcast, Vox’s Anna North says it might be time to change how much we work, too.Today’s show was produced by Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineere…
  16. December 22, 2021
    20 min
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    Good news
    2021 was better than 2020. Here's proof.Today’s show was produced by Matt Collette, edited by Jillian Weinberger, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcr…
  17. December 21, 2021
    27 min
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    Vanessa Nakate’s climate optimism
    Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has been ridiculed, erased, and let down by the world's most powerful people. She explains how she remains hopeful for her movement and our planet.Today’s show was produc…
  18. December 20, 2021
    29 min
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    We scored Biden’s first year
    We scored Biden’s first yearThe New Yorker’s Evan Osnos evaluates President Biden’s first year in office and whether Biden managed to lower the temperature after the January 6 insurrection.Today’s show was prod…
  19. December 17, 2021
    33 min
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    Who killed Malcolm X?
    Nearly 60 years after the assassination of Malcolm X, some of the men wrongly put in prison for killing him are finally being redeemed. Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, from the documentary series "Who Killed Malcolm X?"…
  20. December 16, 2021
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    The blood diamond of batteries
    Cobalt is powering the electric vehicle revolution, but much of the world’s supply is mined under deadly conditions in Congo. Journalist Nicolas Niarchos explains Congo's resource curse.Today’s show was produce…

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