Today, Explained

154 EpisodesProduced by Vox and Stitcher

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more.

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Chicago on trial

September 21st, 2018


Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot Laquan McDonald 16 times. His murder trial began this week, four years after Laquan was killed. WBEZ's …

elon r u ok

September 20th, 2018


Elon Musk is having a bit of a week, a month, a year. Now the Department of Justice is investigating him, as is Today, Explained.

China's concentration camps

September 19th, 2018


China has a secret that’s slowly slipping out: roughly a million Uighurs are being held in “reeducation camps”. Gulchehra Hoja, a Uighur journalist, …

Now’s a great time to commit some white-collar crime

September 18th, 2018


The Mueller investigation has revealed how easy it is to get away with white-collar crime in the United States. ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger explains …

What the letter said

September 17th, 2018


Christine Blasey Ford has come forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Vox's Li Zhou recounts the alleged assault and Emily Bazelon from …

Back to Juul

September 14th, 2018


The FDA announced this week it’s cracking down on e-cigarettes, demanding that manufacturers like Juul prove within 60 days they aren’t harmful to …

Have you talked to God about this?

September 13th, 2018


Today, Pope Francis met with American bishops at the Vatican to discuss the fallout from a report on decades of abuse by priests. A religion reporter explains the widening crisis within the Church, before a Jesuit …


September 12th, 2018


Meteorologist Angela Fritz forecasts the catastrophic storm that's about to slam the Carolinas.


September 11th, 2018


Three transgender women of color have been murdered in the past two weeks. ProPublica’s Lucas Waldron explains why so many murders of trans people …

Game, Upset, Match

September 11th, 2018


Naomi Osaka defeated her lifelong hero Serena Williams to win the US Open on Saturday. The match might be remembered for the wrong reasons.

Let's Explain "Today, Explained"

February 7th, 2018


Please enjoy the trailer for “Today, Explained” from Vox. This podcast will help you understand the news every afternoon, Monday to Friday, beginning February 19th. Sing along!

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