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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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Stone free

Stone free

2020-07-1326:002

President Trump commuted Roger Stone’s sentence in what Vox’s Andrew Prokop says is a particularly troubling variety of political corruption. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Trump administration announced it would send a million international students home this week. But Vox’s Nicole Narea says the students are collateral in a bigger political play. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Supreme Tax Court

Supreme Tax Court

2020-07-0923:094

The Supreme Court issued its remaining decisions today for the 2020 term, including the biggie: Trump’s tax returns. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Trump says students and teachers must return to the classroom. Reality says this is going to be the toughest reopening yet. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
239 scientists have signed a letter urging the World Health Organization to warn people about airborne transmission of the coronavirus. Professor Jose-Luis Jimenez, who helped write the letter, explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Netflix has no chill

Netflix has no chill

2020-07-0642:427

Netflix grew so popular during lockdown, it almost broke the internet. Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect explains how the company has upended tech, Hollywood, and how we spend our free time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Turns out it’s just as biased as people are. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Russia allegedly paid the Taliban to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. But President Trump’s response may be the real scandal. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Helicopter policing

Helicopter policing

2020-06-3022:284

Police across the country have responded to recent protests with military tactics and equipment. The Washington Post’s Alex Horton investigated how two military helicopters were used as a show of force against protesters in the nation’s capital. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lockdown, reopen, repeat

Lockdown, reopen, repeat

2020-06-2922:305

Hospitals are stretched to their breaking point in Texas, Arizona, and other states where Covid-19 cases are rising sharply. Vox’s Dylan Scott says the US could be in store for more lockdowns. And more reopenings. And more lockdowns… Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
There hasn’t been an arrest in the case in the three months since police shot and killed Taylor in her home in Louisville, Kentucky. But now the “Justice for Breonna” movement has the potential to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
America is undergoing a new racial reckoning. The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer explains why this time is different. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Jair Bolsonaro called it the "sniffles" and recommended hydroxychloroquine. Now the country has over a million confirmed cases. Reporter Gustavo Ribeiro explains how Brazil could become the next epicenter. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A world without bail?

A world without bail?

2020-06-2325:014

With the wave of protests came waves of arrests and record-breaking donations to bail funds across the US, but reformers hope for a reckoning of one of the only for-profit bail systems in the world. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How not to fire someone

How not to fire someone

2020-06-2222:103

Attorney General William Barr tried to quietly push out the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan on Friday night. Then everybody noticed. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Celebrate Juneteenth!

Celebrate Juneteenth!

2020-06-1918:287

The celebration of emancipation is as vital today as ever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A good day for DREAMers

A good day for DREAMers

2020-06-1819:552

In a major decision from the Supreme Court, DACA lives to fight another day. But it's not in the clear yet. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The return of sports

The return of sports

2020-06-1721:262

There are two ways to do it: safely or not so safely. Guess which one we’re heading toward in the United States? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to CHAZ

Welcome to CHAZ

2020-06-1618:173

Some are calling six blocks of a Seattle neighborhood the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. KUOW’s Casey Martin spent a week within its loosely guarded walls. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A landmark LGBTQ ruling

A landmark LGBTQ ruling

2020-06-1518:426

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Leslie Van Antwerp IV

is that a jojos reference?

Jul 14th
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dubaijiggy

Hahahah

Jul 12th
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Kavin W

Wu Tang is for the children

Jul 9th
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Toni Diane

I DO NOT like your coverage on this. This stuff is not a joke. You are very dismissive and giggly throughout. I usually love your show but this ain't it. Not at all.

Jun 17th
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Enzo Cross

Drill is the real MVP

Jun 15th
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Yasmine C

They don't want to get rid of police. They want to get rid of discriminatory practices. More training. More emphasis on de-escalation. There are other things...

Jun 13th
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Yasmine C

Even after Derek Chauvin was captured on video killing George Floyd, he could still get his job back.

Jun 10th
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Leslie Van Antwerp IV

probably the best description of antifa I've found

Jun 2nd
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John Lewis

where can I find the music that comes in at 18:40 mark. it very well describes what I'm feeling even if I can't put it into words

May 30th
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Rex Dinglehopper

good informed episode!

May 29th
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Jldubz

*overcount

May 29th
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Sayyed Hossein

HELP! I couldn't find the transcript.

May 27th
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E Williams

Sean I listened at 1x speed and it felt like I was underwater. I'm so used to hearing the music at 1.6x

May 23rd
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Jas

The answer to your question 'Why do the Republicans not make a bigger stimulus, if only for their re-election??' Because.. they are gonna steal your election!! And they are so sure of it that they won't even spend a little more now. And you will all be stunned, as will we in Europe. Stunned because of the act itself and because of their shamelessness. All swing states will be contested if they lose em. There will be widespread intimidation by people with guns. Do you think the GOP care about minorities dying in greater numbers? It will be beneficial for them on election day. And supreme court will be their final backstop. You are fucked 😥

May 21st
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Kathryn Ragsdale

This episode is the epitome of an upper class white person complaining. This woman is biased beyond belief and the lack of basic fact checking is shameful. Anyone that listens to this episode should research the situation of parks in 1918 and during the other H1N1 pandemics in Asia to discover how incorrect this episode is.

May 20th
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Eduardo Escárez Gómez

Best episode ever! Also they show use more the intro of this episode!

May 1st
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George Evans

Thank you, Zeke, for so determinedly avoiding politicizing this the way so many others have.

Apr 30th
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Mohammed Al Smadi

fuckkkk Ben Shapiro

Apr 29th
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Steve Zhang

fake news all especially the guest who says ...hey China is good guy not bad man

Apr 28th
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Zank Frappe

...not a lot of actual debunking here. I would've liked to hear more details of why each scenario is unlikely. Unfortunately though, no amount of factual data will convince idiots like @CraggyPete who prefer to believe Russian disinformation.

Apr 24th
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