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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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Manchin in the middle

Manchin in the middle

2021-03-0326:17

Joe Biden won the presidency, but it’s Joe Manchin from West Virginia who seems to be the decider. The Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Joe Severino shadowed Senator Joe in the spotlight. Mountain State Spotlight’s Greg Moore explains why this is West Virginia’s moment. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The $15 dream

The $15 dream

2021-03-0223:521

Washington’s hottest policy fight is over raising the minimum wage to $15. Emily Stewart explains the Democrats’ effort to get it through Congress, and Dylan Matthews explains whether it will cost the country jobs. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thirty years ago, Eugene, Oregon, figured out an alternative to the police. They called it CAHOOTS. Seriously. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Canceling Keystone XL

Canceling Keystone XL

2021-02-2728:483

President Biden finally wants to put the Keystone XL pipeline to bed. But if the last 12 years of environmental fights are any indication, it won’t be easy. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vox’s German Lopez explains why he feels optimistic about the end of the pandemic even though 500,000 Americans have died, the virus is mutating, and it’s going to take a long time to vaccinate the world. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A tale of two governors

A tale of two governors

2021-02-2432:544

Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom were hailed for their leadership early on in the pandemic. Now, the former is mired in scandal and the latter is facing a recall campaign. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stimu-less

Stimu-less

2021-02-2326:583

What’s taking so long? What’s happening with those $1,400 checks? Are the Democrats betraying the people who voted for them? Vox’s Li Zhou and Andrew Prokop explain. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Googliath

Googliath

2021-02-2245:494

Australia just reined in Google. Dozens of other countries want in on the action. The latest season of Land of the Giants explains how two grad students turned a search engine into what might be the most powerful company in history. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A tough week for Texas

A tough week for Texas

2021-02-2026:401

First it was brutal winter weather, power outages followed, and then came a poorly timed trip to Cancun. Texas Public Radio’s Joey Palacios explains what comes next. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rush Limbaugh’s legacy

Rush Limbaugh’s legacy

2021-02-1928:512

Author Nicole Hemmer explains how Limbaugh helped pave the way for Fox News, OAN, and Newsmax. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Biden at the border

Biden at the border

2021-02-1729:162

President Biden says he wants to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, so why are some of them still in effect? The El Paso Times’s Lauren Villagran and the New Yorker’s Sarah Stillman explain. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
57-43

57-43

2021-02-1728:033

Democrats made a strong case against Donald Trump. Republicans are being punished for supporting it. Vox’s Zack Beauchamp explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#FreeBritney

#FreeBritney

2021-02-1327:364

The movement to liberate Britney Spears from her conservatorship may not succeed, but it’s revealing a lot about how we treat young women. Vox’s Constance Grady explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sen. Mitt Romney wants to throw money at parents, Andrew Yang-style. President Biden is into it, too. Vox’s Dylan Matthews explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vaccine hoarding

Vaccine hoarding

2021-02-1018:263

Poorer countries have received less than 1 percent of the Covid-19 vaccines distributed around the world. Vox’s Julia Belluz explains what the WHO is calling a “catastrophic moral failure.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26 Words

26 Words

2021-02-0927:532

A quarter-century after it was signed, Section 230, the law that made the modern internet, has done the impossible: united Democrats and Republicans. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Capitol punishment

Capitol punishment

2021-02-0929:087

Vox’s Andrew Prokop previews the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Law professor Alan Rozenshtein explains what the Justice Department can and cannot do to prosecute insurrectionists. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Senate voted on more than 40 pieces of legislation overnight. Vox’s Li Zhou explains what the “vote-a-rama” means for President Biden’s agenda. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ten years ago, a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire and set off a revolution across the Middle East and North Africa. The Independent’s Borzou Daragahi says the Arab Spring never ended. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vox’s Aaron Rupar explains why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has likened a fellow Republican’s views to cancer. And New York magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi explores what lawmakers peddling conspiracy theories means for the future of the GOP. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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redrose.blueviolet

It's frustrating that Obama's administration gets held up as having the best immigration policy... but we can't forget that he deported immigrants in record numbers earning him the nickname "Deporter-in-Chief"...

Feb 18th
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Aaron Billings

I have been a Democrat for 30 years and I honestly can't believe your ok with were the democratic party is right now guy's! The Republicans definitely have issues going on right now. But Democrats keep pushing with this censorship, punishing Trump supporters putting them on a watch lists calling for retribution, calling all Trump supporters white supremacist/ domestic terrorists. 2026 is just around the corner and the house will fall, do they remember the Tea party at all it's shameful now the election is over and there's no effort to unite this country what so ever!!!

Feb 17th
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Aaron Billings

I have been a Democrat for 30 years and I honestly can't believe your ok with were the democratic party is right now guy's! The Republicans definitely have issues going on right now. But Democrats keep pushing with this censorship, punishing Trump supporters putting them on a watch lists calling for retribution, calling all Trump supporters white supremacist/ domestic terrorists. 2026 is just around the corner and the house will fall, do they remember the Tea party at all it's shameful now the election is over and there's no effort to unite this country what so ever!!!

Feb 17th
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ForexTraderNYC

it's sad when someone control other ppl lives..against their will. specifically when u can't trust the person but he has legal power over what u can n can't do..bird in cage. celebs n artist need to be thick skin n assertive n shud only answer Qs related to their art, not personal lives. paparazzi shud b jailed.

Feb 16th
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Be James

Yikes...

Feb 4th
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ForexTraderNYC

love marriane's accent, so bold n courageous woman, she reminds me of Anna raeburn!

Feb 2nd
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mrturtle

WOW. Congratulations for having one of the worst analysis of the situation. No mention of the short float percent or how shitron tried their hardest to BANKRUPT GME. "Putting guardrail up" is also probably the dumbest fucking description I've heard so far on what Robihood is doing. Yeah guys artificially limiting demand is defiently what the free market is about. Fuck. This.

Feb 2nd
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Andrea Winn

Just to let you know, what Ms. Williamson said about Maine is true. I live in a small town near our second largest city. one neighbor flies a Confederate flag and has a yard tractor painted like the General Lee and another that has a Trump flag as big as the side of his house. And both had them decorated for Christmas. Makes me want to buy a gun.

Jan 26th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Incredibly interesting and equally disturbing!

Jan 25th
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Philly Burbs

Who will be the first Democrat to jump ship & vote with Republicans?

Jan 21st
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Philly Burbs

I have no idea if we heard the same speech. Biden talks in CLICHES! Every statement is a 3-5 word Cliche. He needs a new speechwriter. It's hard to follow him. People who talk in cliches, not sentences have a problem, it's called coming off fake. Don't get me wrong I hated Trump but anyone looking to succeed needs to study Trump. Marketing Genius.

Jan 21st
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James Krukowski

good

Jan 19th
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Neil Herman

Was the music at 7:00 from The Ten Commandments!?? 😂

Jan 12th
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Moncsi

I cried listening to this. it's just so sad and devastating. thank you for this episode!

Jan 11th
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Paz Ibarra-Muñoz

I wonder if they'll cover the South African variant of the virus.

Jan 6th
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D Uknow

You might attract more listeners if you eliminated the ridiculously irritating songs!

Jan 1st
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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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