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Today, Explained

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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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Millions of women left the workforce as Covid-19 forced school closures, but that doesn’t mean they have less on their plates. Is government-funded child care the answer? Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
God-given right?

God-given right?

2020-12-0322:571

The Supreme Court ruled that New York state can’t limit how many people gather in church, even during a pandemic. Vox’s Ian Millhiser explains why this is one of the most significant religious liberty cases in the last 30 years. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
America Offline

America Offline

2020-12-0221:041

Low-income students are dropping out of college because many don’t have a reliable way to get online. Vox’s Emily Stewart says the solution is simple: Give everybody the internet. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The key to the Cabinet

The key to the Cabinet

2020-12-0123:581

President-elect Biden has started announcing his Cabinet nominees, but Matthew Yglesias says the most important positions aren’t the ones you’d think. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Covid-19 vaccines are coming out faster than many thought possible. But distributing the vaccines could be an even tougher challenge. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unexplainable

Unexplainable

2020-11-2432:189

Scientists all over the world are searching for dark matter: an invisible, untouchable substance that holds our universe together. But they haven’t found it. Are they chasing a ghost? We want to hear your feedback on Unexplainable! Email us at todayexplained@vox.com or let us know on Twitter @today_explained Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With two months left in the Trump presidency, the US is reducing the number of troops in Afghanistan in an attempt to end America's longest war. But Biden will still inherit the conflict. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All the mall things

All the mall things

2020-11-2022:144

Retail was struggling. Then came the virus. Recode’s Jason Del Rey explains how the American mall will never be the same, and how the machines might save retail. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An ethnic conflict in Ethiopia has thrown the Horn of Africa into disarray and could upset order on the continent. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Badlands

Badlands

2020-11-1824:106

Covid-19 is surging across the United States, just in time for cold weather and major holidays. North Dakota is doing particularly badly. Vermont may offer hope. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oregon decriminalized all drugs. Red states and blue states are doing the same with weed. It’s the culmination of a failed drug war. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
MAGAlomaniac

MAGAlomaniac

2020-11-1623:494

A weekend of protests, violence, and enmity in DC revealed what Donald Trump has planned post-presidency. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(Home)school is cool

(Home)school is cool

2020-11-1327:147

Covid-19 is surging (again). Schools are closing (again). Kids are learning online (again). And more American parents than ever are turning to homeschool (for the very first time).  Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
California tried to strengthen labor rights for gig workers. Uber, Lyft, and their food-delivering cohorts responded with a $200 million propaganda offensive. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fox & Frenemies

Fox & Frenemies

2020-11-1123:094

After a fraught Election Week, cable news is finally cutting away from President Trump’s falsehoods. Erik Wemple, media critic for the Washington Post, explains why it might not last. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
No concession!

No concession!

2020-11-1025:343

The 45th president of the United States has thus far refused to acknowledge the 46th. Political scientist Zeynep Tufekci explains this latest test of America’s democracy. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
And some big vaccine news, too. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joe Biden wins

Joe Biden wins

2020-11-0635:246

And Kamala Harris, too. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vox’s Ella Nilsen explains why Democrats are waving goodbye to the blue wave. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Biden?

President Biden?

2020-11-0432:123

Vox’s Andrew Prokop explains the latest election math, and Ezra Klein argues that, despite record-setting turnout, it wasn’t a great night for American democracy. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (408)

James Knight

yes! It will

Nov 23rd
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Andrés Mc Cormack

So all involved parties -workers, companies and users- were massively in favor and they expressed it democratically, but you present it as bad news. OK... I'd love to have that in my city, where we can't have Uber because the taxi union is too powerful and successfully uses violent methods to coerce the government.

Nov 16th
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Jennifer Kloeckner

Galena school district uses Khan Academy. My son loves it. Its a great platform.

Nov 14th
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Thomas Springston

Why don't you lean even more left so we know this is just a fanatical podcast and not worthwhile to tune into for a bipartisan view on anything. I want to hear two sides, not one side. Get your head out of your butt and look at the overall need of the American people...impartial leadership for the betterment of the American people not this slanted BS that you are clearly told to report on.

Nov 6th
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Chandan Balu

So much is still unclear right now, too early to make any judgment.

Nov 4th
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Drew Misner

this episode is terrifying.

Oct 29th
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ForexTraderNYC

why is female narrator keeps saying "I think..." makes her sound as if she is speculating and not telling the history/bio (constructive criticism alert!) overall great job covering RBG.

Oct 15th
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Lee Bryan

Is this a trick? LOL

Oct 13th
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redrose.blueviolet

ABOLISH THE POLICE AND REPLACE IT WITH COMMUNITY SAFETY COUNCILS. FUND COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE

Oct 12th
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Jeff B

this podcast is too full of commercials and doesn't add to what I hear elsewhere. unsubscribed

Oct 9th
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Jason Anderson

I guess all the people of color in leadership of proud boys are racist aswell? the founder seems to be, but not the whole of this group.

Oct 6th
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Rebecca Rice

Hey! The president actually said "Stand back and stand by." He didn't actually say stand down. Don't use the language that makes him look better, use what was actually said.

Oct 6th
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Jennifer Kloeckner

I also work for a company that will not disclose if you were exposed to Covid.

Sep 24th
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Gabriel Cortez

Please stop calling them wildfires. These fires are a result of human caused climate change

Sep 18th
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Eric Hall

bulllllllshit.

Sep 17th
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John Lewis

this one was hard to listen to... it needed to be said , and heard but man 2020 has been a dumpster fire... a depressing one

Sep 17th
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Janine White

ad for an app?

Sep 17th
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Patrick Anderson

crimate clisis?

Sep 16th
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Whitney Ivanoff

Good for them. I think my husband and I have had sex maybe 4 times since March. 😢

Sep 13th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Terrifying!

Sep 13th
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