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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, 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.

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)

Professor Ibram X. Kendi on why it’s not enough to admit when you’re being racist

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What we learned from the third day of public impeachment hearings

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