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News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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ABCDebate

ABCDebate

2019-09-1300:26:302

After Vox's Tara Golshan reviews the third Democratic debate, Matthew Yglesias explains how Joe Biden wins even when he loses. (Transcript here.)
The president's hit list

The president's hit list

2019-09-1200:25:507

“I’d be happy to slaughter them,” President Rodrigo Duterte said about three million drug users in the Philippines. It appears he is following through. (Transcript here.)
Like, bye

Like, bye

2019-09-1100:24:218

Facebook and Instagram are thinking about ditching the thumbs and hearts. What would life be like without "Likes"? (Transcript here.)
John Boltin'

John Boltin'

2019-09-1000:18:206

John Bolton is out. Vox’s Alex Ward explains why he was at odds with his boss from Day 1. (Transcript here.)
Am I gonna die from vaping?

Am I gonna die from vaping?

2019-09-0900:21:484

Maybe. (Transcript here.)Did you learn something new in this episode? Text it to a friend so they can learn something too! Sharing with a friend is also the best way to help Today, Explained grow. So if you love our show, help us spread the word.
Gerry with the bad maps

Gerry with the bad maps

2019-09-0600:18:1310

A historic court decision erased some of the most gerrymandered maps in the country this week. North Carolina now has two weeks to redraw them. (Transcript here.)Did you learn something new in this episode? Text it to a friend so they can learn something too! Sharing with a friend is also the best way to help Today, Explained grow. So if you love our show, help us spread the word.
We watched seven straight hours of Democrats discussing climate policy so you wouldn't have to. (Transcript here.)Did you learn something new in this episode? Text it to a friend so they can learn something too! Sharing with a friend is also the best way to help Today, Explained grow. So if you love our show, help us spread the word.
#FreedMeekMill

#FreedMeekMill

2019-09-0400:24:551

Rapper Meek Mill was arrested on drug and weapons charges as a teen in 2007, but the case didn't close until last week. NPR's Bobby Allyn explains how a police officer and a judge helped keep Meek Mill in the criminal justice system for over a decade. (Transcript here.)Did you learn something new in this episode? Text it to a friend so they can learn something too! Sharing with a friend is also the best way to help Today, Explained grow. So if you love our show, help us spread the word.
Missing history

Missing history

2019-09-0300:24:5116

Kids in school don’t learn much about American slavery. Professor Hasan Kwame Jeffries says students deserve the real story. (Transcript here.)Did you learn something new in this episode? Text it to a friend so they can learn something too! Sharing with a friend is also the best way to help Today, Explained grow. So if you love our show, help us spread the word.
Still not safe to drink

Still not safe to drink

2019-08-3000:19:271

First it was Flint, now it's Newark. Why do American cities keep contaminating their water? (Transcript here.)Did you learn something new in this episode? Text it to a friend so they can learn something too! Sharing with a friend is also the best way to help Today, Explained grow. So if you love our show, help us spread the word.
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Comments (239)

Jess D

this is without a doubt the dumbest episode of T,E to date.

Sep 12th
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Carter Waite

I really didn't need the ACDC songs, but this was a good episode!

Sep 7th
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Althea Washington

Wonderful episode!

Sep 4th
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Carson Chiu

"horrified" probably more like bad PR and went to distance himself as much as possible, only $$$ matters

Aug 30th
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Gene

This story makes me so angry. Not just at the rapist but the total utter incompetence of American police departments and their absurd bias towards women stemming from a male dominated work culture. Fire those cops, fire them all and parade their abysmal record all over the internet so no one will ever forget what they did and will never hire them again. I want their kids to be reminded of what their father did every time they go up on the internet and be ashamed of being related to him for the rest of their life.

Aug 17th
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Marcus Phillips

Prez Trump did not start the policy it's been done that way for years Obama even did it

Aug 13th
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Cassandra Collins

Marcus Phillips 🤔👌

Aug 13th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

*Latinx

Aug 10th
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Guilherme Magalhães

Thanks for finally raising awareness to what's going on in brazil. Please keep doing it, please go through all the scandals and what was revealed in the recent leaks of public prosecutors and judges messages. The Intercept BR lead by Glen Greenwald is doing an amazing job along with others unveiling one of the biggest corruption scandals in our judiciary.

Aug 8th
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Jenny Gordon

It's like yelling "but Hillary" because you can't defend him. The bottom line is that you can't defend him.

Jul 24th
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Doreen Perry

Jenny Gordon 😔😔😔

Jul 25th
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The Real Skynny Podcast

this Podcast is yet another example of the Liberal Democrats & their BULLSHIT! THE SQUAD by the way are racist & they've proven it. if you are white, straight, Jewish, Republican or conservative or even a man, they openly hate you, but amazingly none of you say anything about that! If you can't see where you are wrong folks then you are certainly part of the problem & ya'll can't say you're not racist if you only ever condone them & further drive the division. Omar is a hateful racist person & we don't need that in Congress period!!!!

Jul 22nd
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Fido Wood

The Real Skynny Podcast 🤔🤔🤔

Jul 23rd
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Jason Huntley

Unlike some people who claim to be conservatives, I'm not going to apologize for what Trump said. I don't agree with what he said, but am I supposed to seriously believe democrats are seriously offended with what Trump said when "The Squad" has made anti-semitic statements, threatened, and called the president a mother-f-er? The democrats, instead of condemning anti-semitism and Omar, write up a ridiculous statement condemning all "discrimination". Or that time leaders in North Carolina came out as having dive racist acts and democrats did nothing. Spare me your fake outrage. Again, I don't condone what Trump said, but those who apologize for all Republicans or conservatives, you're weak minded snowflakes and have the memory of a goldfish.

Jul 19th
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Trevor F

Jason Huntley This current president has destroyed, perhaps forever, the last shreds of credibility the Republicans had. Just this week the GOP voted to balloon the deficit even higher. Fiscal responsibility is supposed to be their thing. Haha wow. If you don't have that, you have nothing. I thought those tax cuts were going to pay for themselves and reduce the deficit by exploding growth to 'unprecedented levels'? The economy was more productive the final few years of Obama's administration than it currently is. President Obama reduced the deficit during his second term after the economy recovered and the wars drew down. Hmmmm. . .

Jul 25th
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Trevor F

Jason Huntley You can literally ask 'What if Obama did it?' about 85% of Trump's behavior, words, actions, and style and you'll know precisely why most Conservatives still defend Trump. It's partisan. But the behavior is so bad, Republicans will, if they're consistent, have to refrain from going after little things future Democratic presidents do they don't like, little slip-ups, and 'unpresidential' tan suits, healthy school-lunches, and legitimate civil-rights investigations. The GOP and Fox News ran around like chickens with their heads cutoff over Obama's supposed 'divisive rhetoric on race.' Now look at them. Awwwwwww. So cute, their infant-level intellects wilting in the hot Sun of utter hypocrisy. Poor things.

Jul 25th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I'm so hurt over this. I want to apologize to people of color for how they've been treated and how they must be feeling. And I want the rest of the world to know that we don't all support Trump. Such scary times! I am overwhelmed and sad and feeling hopeless.

Jul 19th
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Balitong

Andi-Roo Libecap Stay strong. As a non American, we know the electoral college and gerrymandering has gutted your democracy.

Jul 19th
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Rita Moore

Andi-Roo Libecap 😨😨

Jul 19th
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Eric Larsen

I can't help but feel that this is the end for us. For the US, anyway.

Jul 18th
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Ryan Pena

Eric Larsen I still have hope. hopefully this will turn off the general electorate in 2020 although this is really far out. this white nationalism we're seeing is a cry for attention because society is changing and becoming more inclusive. they're scared how much is changing and I'm optimistic that despite this dark time we'll progress just like we always have. unfortunately we have to drag these people kicking and screaming but too bad for them.

Jul 19th
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OliviaLee

Eric Larsen same 😓

Jul 18th
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Ekaterina Manannikova

I used to like this show a lot but over time it has lost its ability to bring up interesting topics. Whenever listening the only thing that i hear is the electric toothbrush ad. I think this podcast has become a better advertiser for the toothbrush than a good discussion platform.

Jul 16th
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Ryan Pena

wow what a great episode! amazing when he admits that what's wrong with the world is him. damn...stunning admission

Jul 10th
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Sergio Silva

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Jul 5th
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Princess Woof Woof

a lot of times these people are just uninformed, unexposed and frustrated. hope people would approach them more the way she did. all the fighting is getting old and tiresome.

Jul 5th
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Balitong

Deeyah Khan, you're a brave filmmaker. Thank you for your work.

Jul 4th
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Chandan Balu

Holy Fuck!!

Jun 20th
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Gabrielle

Keep your face dont think to change me about what amount of money I should make or that you have already made keep my face without the bs

Jun 19th
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