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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 Miranda Kennedy, Amina Al-Sadi, Matt Collette, Haleema Shah, Victoria Chamberlin, Miles Bryan, Hady Mawajdeh, Patrick Boyd, Michael Raphael, Avishay Artsy, Amanda Lewellyn, Siona Peterous, Laura Bullard, and Serena Solin. 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.

How Israel fractured the left and united the right

Vox podcasts tackle the Israel-Hamas war 

Dog breed bans are about human prejudice — not the dogs

What Salt Lake City gets right about downtown

5 new books (and one very old one) to read in order to understand capitalism

How radical should you be when you’re trying to save the planet?

A climate scientist on how to recognize the new climate change denial

San Francisco’s robotaxi experiment is getting out of hand

Why do so many new songs sound familiar?

What to know about Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 

How Jordan Neely’s subway killing has divided New York City

The real reason prices aren’t coming down

Why fear of crime more than crime itself is holding back America’s downtowns

How the March for Our Lives activists see the country now

Why DC is stuck as America’s continental colony

Mexico’s top cop is on trial along with the war on drugs

Compost yourself

How Andrew Tate sells men on toxic masculinity

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