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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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2020 makes no census

2020 makes no census

2020-08-1323:071

The 2020 census is fighting a losing battle against the coronavirus and President Trump. NPR’s Hansi Lo Wang explains how a decade of money and power are at stake. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kamala

Kamala

2020-08-1223:222

Biden picked Harris. Vox’s Fabiola Cineas explains the role race is already playing in the election, and Ezra Klein argues Donald Trump is making things easy for his opponents. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The longtime leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is facing nationwide protests and accusations that he stole Sunday’s election. His opponent, a 37-year-old homemaker who entered the race in place of her imprisoned husband, has fled the country. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Trump wants to resolve the congressional deadlock over stimulus relief by himself. Vox’s Li Zhou rummages through the mixed bag. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
President Trump is threatening to ban TikTok, but Microsoft might be able to stop the clock. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The state saw Covid-19 coming. It still became an outbreak epicenter. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A chemical blast has made a very bad situation worse for Lebanon. Journalist Habib Battah explains from Beirut. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A worsening pandemic. A poll worker shortage. A hobbled postal service. Russian hacking. Donald Trump. Vox’s Ella Nilsen explains the many obstacles facing the United States as Election Day nears. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Washington Post columnist named Karen explains her feelings about “Karen.” A University of Arizona linguist named Sonja explains BIPOC and the capitalization of “Black” and “White.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It’s Election Day on the Island of Explained! Will the candidate with the most votes win, or will the island’s Electoral College determine a different leader? Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for a discussion guide and election activities, including how to craft the perfect persuasive speech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The leaders of Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google testified before Congress on Wednesday in what The Verge’s Casey Newton says might have been the most important Webex in human history. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Some people walk away from Covid-19 feeling fine. Others are dealing with a long list of lingering health issues. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stimulating America

Stimulating America

2020-07-2824:294

Democrats and Republicans have a $2 trillion disagreement on how to relieve Americans from the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Bethel, Ohio, a Black Lives Matter rally became a standoff between armed bikers and peaceful protesters. BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Baseball’s back, but fans won’t get the chance to boo the cheating Astros. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Anti-maskers

The Anti-maskers

2020-07-2321:353

The United States has now confirmed 4 million cases of Covid-19. Some Americans still don’t want to wear a mask. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joe Biden is tacking to the left and embracing a historic climate plan. Vox’s David Roberts explains whether it stands a chance. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The most popular host in the history of cable news returned from a week-long vacation after his head writer was exposed as a raging bigot. The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple explains why the scandal won’t stick. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
They came in military camouflage and unmarked vans. Now the state of Oregon is suing the federal government over its policing tactics. Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Conrad Wilson explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We return to the magical Island of Explained with a microbiologist and a talking moth to find out what it will take to produce a coronavirus vaccine. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedlearning to find a germ-y experiment that will teach you more about the scientific method. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ghost Rider

the podcast is broken

Aug 13th
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Kjst

Sure it's not that he's pissed at Sarah Cooper doing him on tiktok?

Aug 10th
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CraggyPete

all of these "teens" on tiktok are just paid Soros actors who are just doing his bidding to make trump look bad. I mean just watch the axios interview and you see a strong smart and truth telling trump! I was so impressed by how trump handled that deep state democrat reporter who was trying to use fake stats to make trump look bad but trump said oh hell no YOU CAN'T DO THAT! you can't use fake news with trump because he knows all the truth and even has easy to read graphs! God when will these libtards admit they lost the war and jump on the trump Train! He's giving us all $400 a week because he loves us and wants to help, I've heard it's his own money he's sending us like last time! I'm so glad we have the richest man in the world as president so he can use his money for good and for God! Trump will put God above everything and if you are not Christian than you can go back to where you came from and enjoy your shit hole country! America is the best country on earth and if you don't agree than you are the problem and the enemy who needs to be put in jail! I can't wait till trump throws Hillary AOC and the rest of the evil democrats in jail for life for being so evil and stupid! We need 4 maybe 8 more years of Trump then we will be the biggest and best that American has ever been, fuck your feelings the silent majority is here to take over libtards! Trump will save us from the evil Hollywood and finance types who just want to enslave children for their Andrenochrome, get on YouTube and do some research into Q and you will see the truth about Bill gates and his evil 5G plan, but trump can stop him so we MUST re-elect trump! #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder #KeepAmericaGreat #Trump2020 #trump2024 #WWG1WGA #qarmy

Aug 9th
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Francis Olajide

Great episode! but there's a slight audio issue between the 8:09 to 9:15 mark. The audio is repeated.

Aug 6th
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Althea Washington

Such a gooood & necessary conversation about BIPOC with Dr. Sonja. Thank you!

Aug 4th
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Jason Anderson

the protest every night have antagonists, it escalates to unreal levels in criminal behavior . our city suffers heavily for it. protesters arent policing themselves ,police have there hands tied . what do you guys suggest? let the the violent ones run a muck?

Jul 21st
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Eric Hall

Good!! lock those commie assholes in prison where they belong!!

Jul 21st
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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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