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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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Class of Covid-19

Class of Covid-19

2020-09-1830:521

Colleges reopened. Outbreaks followed. Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explains why he still thinks bringing students back was the right decision. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A whistleblower complaint alleges immigrants being detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in Georgia have been subjected to involuntary procedures — including hysterectomies. Vox’s Nicole Narea explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After 16 seasons of wildfires, Glen Haydon has figured out how to cope. For everyone else, there’s an app for that. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trillions spent on the environment, caregiving, manufacturing, and the racial wealth gap: Vox’s Dylan Matthews explains how Biden wants to “Build Back Better.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Vox Media is conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Find it here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vox’s Ella Nilsen says the implausible is now looking possible. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Cupid-19

Cupid-19

2020-09-1124:166

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Americans from dating, hooking up, or tying the knot. In fact, lockdown has been helping people get down. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What was Putin the tea?

What was Putin the tea?

2020-09-1022:565

A chief political rival of Vladimir Putin has been poisoned in what Foreign Policy’s Amy MacKinnon says is a watershed moment for Russia. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Some people think it’s the only way out of the pandemic. Those people are very wrong. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As the election draws near, of fake news you must steer clear. For you (and your uncle), this episode is here. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The movies are back*

The movies are back*

2020-09-0431:503

*But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go see one. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Vox’s Emily Stewart clears up the mystery of the market, and Ella Nilsen offers an update on the stimulus that has collapsed into stalemate. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ventilation is key to reopening office buildings safely. But The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson says many workers aren’t going back, even when it’s safer. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company made an “operational mistake” in its handling of Kenosha militia groups. The Verge’s Casey Newton explains whether that has implications for November’s election. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wakanda forever

Wakanda forever

2020-08-3120:384

The actor Chadwick Boseman died of cancer on Friday, but because of Black Panther he’ll live forever. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
All summer long, we have been explaining complex news stories to kids. In our final summer camp journey to the Island of Explained, we tackle the fight for racial justice in the United States. Go to vox.com/todayexplainedkids for a discussion guide on implicit bias and the role it plays in our communities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Unconventional (Part II)

Unconventional (Part II)

2020-08-2830:597

The GOP proved that laws were made to be broken at its 2020 convention. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Kenosha

Kenosha

2020-08-2723:405

Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times by police and the protests escalated all the way to the NBA. Gina Barton, investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, explains. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Optimism in 2020

Optimism in 2020

2020-08-2631:322

Being an optimist can seem ridiculous right now, but in the inaugural episode of The Cut podcast, host Avery Trufelman is searching for some well-grounded positivity. She finds it in conversation with Cheer’s La’Darius Marshall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Plasmania

Plasmania

2020-08-2524:126

Covid’s hottest new treatment is plasma. Vox’s Umair Irfan explains why, and where the world stands on a vaccine. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What is QAnon?

What is QAnon?

2020-08-2424:314

As the Republican National Convention gets underway, a bonkers (and dangerous) conspiracy theory is gaining a foothold inside the GOP. President Trump appears to be okay with it. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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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 Rodden

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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Minglie Chen

m

Sep 6th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Haven't been to a theater in ages. Anythng worth watchng will eventually be available via digital streaming on 1 of a krillion sundry platforms; I don't mind waiting. Maybe I'm not getting the full big screen experience but I'm also ok w/ that as anythng worth watchng translates to various devices. I just can't be bothered to care. 🤷 I'm not a screenwriter, director, actor, or anything else related to the entertainment industry. My bar is low.

Sep 6th
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Mohammed Al Smadi

how sad must your reality be...

Sep 4th
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Toni Diane

I don't understand how this president gets away with blatantly breaking so many laws.

Aug 30th
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Carlos Ocrela

this doesn't present the case right. that kid was a minor but only because they attacked him

Aug 30th
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Nathanael Dollar

What a giant load of sh!t. Don't waste your time listening.

Aug 29th
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ToliG

Absolutely loved this episode. La'Darius is an inspiration :).

Aug 27th
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arty123

Very apt choice of closing music #thepostalservice #naturalanthem

Aug 18th
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such a catchy title I thought this show would be about all these online offers for magic money making -instead it is about universal income, which is a subject that is very important and critical to be talked about night now !!!

Aug 16th
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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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