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Today, Explained

Today, Explained is Vox's daily news explainer podcast. Hosts Sean Rameswaram and Noel King will guide you through the most important stories of the day. You can listen to it, and more Vox podcasts, here. Today, Explained is now available on public radio stations across the US.

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The Today, Explained team includes Amina Al-Sadi, Matt Collette, Haleema Shah, Efim Shapiro, Victoria Chamberlin, Miles Bryan, Hady Mawajdeh, Paul Robert Mounsey, Avishay Artsy, Amanda Lewellyn, Siona Peterous, and Laura Bullard. The show is a production of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Transcripts of the show are available here. Download learning exercises to go along with our Today, Explained to Kids episodes.

Can art destruction save us from climate destruction?

Sen. Tammy Baldwin reflects on why the Respect for Marriage Act is necessary

Elon Musk’s tunnels to nowhere

China’s protests are testing the surveillance state

“I’ve always been the youngest person in the room”

Silicon Valley layoffs aren’t just a cost-cutting measure. They’re a culture reset.

Welcome to the crypto ice age

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How Kari Lake became a MAGA star, and possibly Arizona’s next governor

The backlash against Ron DeSantis’s puzzling voter fraud arrests

Why fighting inflation will disproportionately hurt Black workers

How The Woman King confronts Africa’s role in the slave trade

What election deniers want to do when they’re running elections

Even Putin allies are starting to speak out about the war

Delia Owens wrote the thriller Where the Crawdads Sing. Was she also involved in a murder?

Renewable energy, explained (to kids)

Are rap lyrics artistic expressions or confessions? Young Thug and Gunna will soon find out.

The power of listening, explained (to kids)

Trading Brittney Griner for the “Merchant of Death”

Plant-based diets, explained (to kids)

The case of the missing fireflies

We just got the most comprehensive study of pandemic learning loss

Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia, briefly explained

How one lawyer engineered the right’s (likely) successful crusade against Roe v. Wade

The isolation of Vladimir Putin

How to listen to Today, Explained on the radio

The real and imagined history of Ukraine

How history made this Atlanta neighborhood a secession battleground

Amanda Knox, in her own words

The Great Regression

YouTube’s kids app has a rabbit hole problem

Today, Explained looks at how the coronavirus pandemic reshaped the world 

Your biggest Covid-19 vaccine questions, answered

RSVP now: Dr. Fauci joins Today, Explained for a live conversation

A guide to the Trump administration’s biggest scandals, accomplishments, and policies 

“It isn’t a question of politics”: Fauci on calling out Sen. Rand Paul’s misinformation

Next time someone sends you fake news, share these essential tips 

Systemic racism, explained (to kids)

Why boredom can be good for you

Elections, explained (to kids)

How a vaccine gets made, explained (to kids)