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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, 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.

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