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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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Weekend at Bernie’s

Weekend at Bernie’s

2020-02-2400:23:581

Bernie Sanders took Nevada with a landslide coalition so diverse it has left Joe Biden feeling nervous heading into South Carolina. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A study at the National Institutes of Health offers a window into some of science’s biggest mysteries, from the origins of pain to how consciousness works. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ok, Bloomberg

Ok, Bloomberg

2020-02-2000:20:461

Enter the Bloomberg! Exit the Bloomberg? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Democratic presidential candidates keep having the same argument over Medicare-for-all at the televised debates. To spice up the conversation, Vox’s Dylan Scott takes Sean on a journey to Taiwan to explore how the idea works in practice. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The floating petri dish

The floating petri dish

2020-02-1800:23:432

One coronavirus. Two cruise ships. Lots of mistakes. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Love Me Tinder

Love Me Tinder

2020-02-1400:25:444

A new investigation reveals what you may have suspected: dating apps can be very dangerous. But there are safer ways to look for love online.(Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this, the 500th episode of your favorite daily news podcast, Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains why the sentencing of Roger Stone has thrown the United States Department of Justice into disarray. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bernie, bro.

Bernie, bro.

2020-02-1200:23:133

New Hampshire felt the Bern. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
House parties are key to picking a president in New Hampshire, but they’re quickly being replaced by impersonal rallies. New Hampshire Public Radio reporter Lauren Chooljian attends both to determine what’s being lost. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vox's Nicole Narea explains how new immigration restrictions that will hit a quarter of Africa's population might be President Trump's version of diplomacy. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson would like to blame the Academy. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How will coronavirus end?

How will coronavirus end?

2020-02-0600:19:567

In 2015, Dr. Vineet Menachery said a SARS-like virus could spread to humans more easily than previously believed. Now he explains what we can do to stop it. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Acquitted

Acquitted

2020-02-0500:21:151

The Senate has acquitted President Trump. Vox’s Ezra Klein argues it’s time to change the Constitution. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Iowhaaaaat?!

Iowhaaaaat?!

2020-02-0400:22:012

Iowa caucuses? More like caucus chaos. Or a raucous caucus. Or an Iowasca trip. Somebody's got some explaining to do. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Whyowa?

Whyowa?

2020-02-0300:20:041

Iowa gets to take the first swing at nominating the Democratic presidential candidate today. But why? (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The invisible border

The invisible border

2020-01-3100:28:224

After nearly four years of acrimony, Britain finally Brexits tonight. But it risks plunging Northern Ireland back into a living nightmare. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kobe Bryant’s death stunned the world. Then people started arguing. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The International Court of Justice is ordering Myanmar to protect the Rohingya from genocide, but no one knows if Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will heed the call. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Bolton's back in town

The Bolton's back in town

2020-01-2800:27:444

Vox's Andrew Prokop explains why John Bolton’s leaked manuscript has upended the GOP’s hopes to wrap up the impeachment trial quickly without calling witnesses. (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The political polarization of America didn’t start with Donald Trump and it won’t end in 2020 either. Ezra Klein explains "Why We're Polarized." (Transcript here.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Es Dawg

That ladies upspeak literally makes me want to throw my phone!

Feb 21st
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Susie Claire PH

More people die in the US than in Taiwan or the Netherlands because of Americans not having healthcare, having healthcare they can't afford to access and having poor health outcomes from US hospitals. That's the trade off to focus on! Why didn't you compare, for example, the infant mortality rates for these three countries?!

Feb 19th
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ncooty

This was not a very well argued piece, though it was clearly rhetorical. Is the argument that "sex offenders"--a deceptively broad category--who have served their sentences shouldn't be allowed to date? What does it mean to have served one's sentence? E.g., how does this view of perpetual guilt fit with liberals' support for restoration of voting rights for felons? I'm pretty tired of the persistent, shallow victimhood identity Vox so actively pushes.

Feb 15th
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Easy Money

The closing sequence was hilarious 😂😂

Feb 11th
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Jerry Howell

I think you are looking at the obvious, try some 'what if' questions; are we going to wait for a bad chatacter to get through one of security lacking countries. Why do people think they know more than the POTUS and his advisors' because they can't see all the information the president can see?

Feb 10th
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Whitney Rodden

So it basically comes down to who schmoozes the best.

Feb 10th
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Yama

That Michael Barbarro impression was everything!

Feb 8th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Campaigning defeats the purpose of celebrating the art and science of film making. Academy members often don't even see all the nominated films. That is beyond ridiculous! (But I'll still be watching.) #Oscars

Feb 8th
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Ernst Otto Oehler

it is crazy that bezos didn't had like the best antivirus software that could have prevented this from happening

Feb 8th
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Ruth Thornbury

Concise information. Great episode.

Jan 20th
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Constance Moylan

this was such a kid glove treatment on Meghan. it's far more complicated- Meghan has been targeted & harrassed & that's wrong. period. But their announcement was a very manipulative act- announcing that were keeping titles, Frogmore & funds to the world before anyone in royal family promised - essentially forcing things on the family- very calculated. She also has isolated Harry from his own family & homeland & Archie from his own heritage. and becoming celebrities won't stop the bad press anyways...

Jan 13th
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Tobias Simon

I had to stop listening all because of that laugh track

Jan 12th
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daisy

o man how did I miss this one?! "less ISIS in the world" lol

Jan 5th
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Bri W

once again, the race card pulls up..

Dec 27th
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ncooty

It'd be nice if more Vox commentators could speak like adults.

Dec 27th
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ncooty

Insufficient discussion of the implications for presumption of innocence.

Dec 27th
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ncooty

The laugh track was terrible.

Dec 26th
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daisy

yassss mimi!

Dec 23rd
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Jessica Carcieri

great context but the sitcom laughter is cringeworthy

Dec 20th
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daisy

ooof, this is tough and touching

Dec 19th
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