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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. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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The James Webb Space Telescope

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 29:57

This Sunday, the greatest telescope in the history of humanity is scheduled to reach its destination nearly a million miles away from Earth. Vox's Unexplainable explored what it will do when it gets there. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Chile's millennial president

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 27:51

The 35-year-old president-elect in Chile loves tattoos, Taylor Swift, and progressive policies. Gabriel Boric will now try to overhaul the government as Chile rewrites its constitution. Today's show was produced by Haleema Shah and Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette and Noel King, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Why Russia sent its janky version of NATO to Kazakhstan

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 20:29

The speedy arrival of CSTO troops in Kazakhstan is unprecedented in the 30-year history of the Russia-backed regional security alliance. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette and Noel King, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

"Break the Senate"

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 28:37

President Joe Biden wants to change how the Senate works to pass voting reforms. Sen. Mitch McConnell is threatening hell if it happens. Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, edited by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Novax Djokovic

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 30:54

How the best-ranked men's tennis player in the world went to Australia to become the greatest of all time and ended up being detained. Today's show was produced by Will Reid with help from Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Paul Mounsey with help from Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

No substitutes for the substitutes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 24:56

What happens when all the teachers get sick? Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Haleema Shah. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The high cost of cheap clothes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 26:16

Fast fashion took over the apparel industry, but consumers are tiring of its poor labor and environmental standards. Vox's Terry Nguyen explains. Today's show was produced by Amina Al-Sadi, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Haleema Shah. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Life on the Russia-Ukraine border

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 28:19

Russia has kept its military at Ukraine's doorstep for almost a decade. But a recent escalation on the border is creating fears of a full-blown invasion. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Haleema Shah. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Theranope

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 25:54

A tech startup said it could start a medical revolution with a little machine and a drop of blood. It was a fraud, but research into smarter, less invasive blood testing is a reality. Today's show was produced by Will Reid and Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Haleema Shah. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Will omicron speed up the pandemic's end?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 24:27

The omicron variant is very transmissible, but it might make Covid-19 less miserable. Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Haleema Shah. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

America still can't agree on its insurrection

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 34:45

One year later, the United States is still trying to wrap its head around what happened on January 6, 2021. (It was an insurrection.) This year, our democracy once again will be tested. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

2021

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 4:43

2021, it was gonna be fun Get a couple shots and then you're done Then the second the year'd begun We had an insurrection 2021, it was gonna be fun Get a couple shots and then you're done Then the second the year'd begun We had an insurrection Yeah, it wasn't just what we hoped to see We might have started too optimistically So if we keep our expectations low Maybe the world won't seem so terrible Yeah, it wasn't just what we hoped to see We might have started too optimistically So if we keep our expectations low Maybe the world won't seem so terrible Dial back to when the year had begun We were looking forward to the end of hibernation But it didn't even last a week No, it didn't even last a week, mm-hmm On the sixth day of 2021 Vanilla Isis tried to flip the election But looking back we can't agree  On the facts, no, we can't agree, mm-mm Pretty soon we were signing up for shots (Shots!) Talking about shots (Shots!) Shots, shots, shots (Shots!) Everyone was a pharma fan With the Pfizer fam, the Moderna clan (J&J) But we should have known Delta would happen  Most of humanity not getting vaxxed and Fourth wave — fifth wave, in rhythm That's one more wave than feminism! (Woo!) 2021, it was gonna be fun Get a couple shots and then you're done But according to Joe Rogan You should take Ivermectin Yeah, it wasn't just what we hoped to see We might have started too optimistically So if we keep our expectations low Maybe the world won't seem so terrible A booster, I'm not sure I need it Dune on the IMAX, I seen it Back to the good life, I dreamed it (Arrakis) Wake up, reality, don't fit Hope you don't need a house or a condo (a condo) Hope you don't need a trip to Toronto (Toronto) Hope you don't need some gas for your Durango (Durango) Hope you don't need a can of dried mangos (dried mangos) Everyone is feeling frustration Quitting jobs — the Great Resignation Blaming Biden for rising inflation While billionaires shoot off to space, racing Did we fix the grid in Texas? (Yes!) Figure out how wide the Suez is? (Yes!) Don't ask me, all I see on TV  It's just fights on Critical Race Theory 2021, it was gonna be fun Get a couple shots and then you're done Moving onto issue number one: Whether to allow abortions Yeah, it wasn't just what we hoped to see We might have started too optimistically So if we keep our expectations low Maybe the world won't seem so terrible I just want to be free (I just want to be free) Of thinking about Covid-19 And I just want to see (I just want to see) Something done about global warming And I still don't get NFT's (Don't get NFTs) Can't understand crypto currency  And we can't agree on anything (No, we can't agree) But at least we got together to free Britney (Oh, baby, baby) 2021, it was gonna be fun Get a couple shots and then you're done Then the second as the year'd begun We had an insurrection And people lied about the last election And made it harder to vote in elections At least we don't have another election Wait, I think there's another election... 2021, it was gonna be fun Get a couple shots and then you're done Then the second we thought we'd won We're learning how to say “omicron” Guess you never know what's gonna come through Making plans for things you'll never do  But take it from a brown guy (and a Jew) There's always 2022. This song was written and performed by Sean Rameswaram and Noam Hassenfeld, produced by Noam, engineered by Efim Shapiro, and features additional vocals from Christina Animashaun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Giannis Antetokounmpo's American dream

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 37:05

Giannis Antetokounmpo went from hawking watches and DVDs on the streets of Greece to winning an NBA championship for the Milwaukee Bucks. In this repodcast, the Ringer's Mirin Fader tells the story of his improbable rise. Today's show was produced by Amina Al-Sadi, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Taylor's version

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 30:12

One of the biggest pop stars in the world is rerecording her first six albums at the artistic peak of her career. In this repodcast, the Atlantic's Shirley Li explains Taylor Swift's strategy. Today's show was produced by Mooj Zadi, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and edited and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The spike in gun violence

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 50:33

America's homicide rate rose by almost 30 percent in 2020. It was the biggest spike in 60 years, and the murder rate was even higher in 2021. In this repodcast, ProPublica's Alec MacGillis explains what might be causing “The Great Regression." Today's show was reported and produced by Miles Bryan, Jillian Weinberger, and Alec MacGillis, with editing help from Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Four days of work?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 27:59

The pandemic changed how we think about work. In this repodcast, Vox's Anna North says it might be time to change how much we work, too. Today's show was produced by Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Good news

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 20:26

2021 was better than 2020. Here's proof. Today's show was produced by Matt Collette, edited by Jillian Weinberger, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Vanessa Nakate's climate optimism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 27:49

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has been ridiculed, erased, and let down by the world's most powerful people. She explains how she remains hopeful for her movement and our planet. Today's show was produced by Matt Collette, edited by Jillian Weinberger, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

We scored Biden's first year

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 29:46

We scored Biden's first year The New Yorker's Evan Osnos evaluates President Biden's first year in office and whether Biden managed to lower the temperature after the January 6 insurrection. Today's show was produced by Jillian Weinberger, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by EfimTranscript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Who killed Malcolm X?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 33:55

Nearly 60 years after the assassination of Malcolm X, some of the men wrongly put in prison for killing him are finally being redeemed. Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, from the documentary series "Who Killed Malcolm X?", explains whether the true killers will ever be brought to justice. Today's show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Paul Mounsey, fact-checked by Haleema Shah and Laura Bullard, and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The blood diamond of batteries

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 31:05

Cobalt is powering the electric vehicle revolution, but much of the world's supply is mined under deadly conditions in Congo. Journalist Nicolas Niarchos explains Congo's resource curse. Today's show was produced by Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

(Some) omicron answers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 24:53

Thanks to South Africa, the world now has some data on omicron's severity, transmissibility, and whether or not the vaccines will protect us from it. Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Operation Flex

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 35:27

A bodybuilder posing as a Muslim convert was welcomed into a California mosque. When he showed signs of extremism, members reported him to the FBI, only to learn that he was their informant. Now, their story is before the Supreme Court. Today's show was produced by Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Cristian Ayala and Paul Mounsey, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and Will Reid and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Why we still can't predict tornadoes

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 23:35

Most people get about eight minutes' advance warning of a tornado. This episode of Vox's Unexplainable podcast explores how scientists need to confront more of these storms, head on. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The new meth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 22:47

While the nation's attention has been focused on the opioid crisis, a new, more dangerous form of methamphetamine has swept across the country. Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Cristian Ayala, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The fastest economic collapse ever

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 26:27

That's what the United Nations says is taking place in Afghanistan right now. Today's show was produced by Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Are you vaxxed, fellow kids?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 30:55

Today, Explained returns to Cramer Hill Elementary School to explore the challenges of vaccinating children against Covid-19. Today's show was reported by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette and Jillian Weinberger, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The shooter's parents

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 23:13

The mass killing at Oxford High School in Michigan may seem comparable to those that preceded it, but the aftermath has taken several new turns. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, engineered by Paul Mounsey, fact-checked by Laura Bullard, and edited by Sean Rameswaram who also serves as host. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Africa wants its stuff back

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 23:49

The world's most illustrious museums are finally having to reckon with the stolen art in their collections. Today's show was produced by Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

C is for Culture War

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 29:16

Big Bird got vaccinated, an Asian American Muppet moved in, and conservatives got really mad at Sesame Street. Today's show was produced by Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

What happened to Peng Shuai

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 28:52

A tennis star accused a former top Chinese official of sexual assault. Then she vanished. Now her case is changing sports in China. Today's show was produced by Will Reid with help from Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Paul Mounsey, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Unraveling Roe

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 22:10

The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health. Vox's Ian Millhiser explains how the Court could undo Roe v. Wade without overruling it. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Space trash

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 24:59

Russia blew up a satellite and almost put the International Space Station in a precarious position. Recode's Rebecca Heilweil explains how humans are trashing space. A space environmentalist (!) explains what cleanup might look like. Today's show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Omicron

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 23:38

AA-muh-kraan or OH-muh-kraan Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan and Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Salmonella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 25:22

A deadly salmonella strain is spreading through American poultry, and there's not much the government can do to stop it. ProPublica's Bernice Yeung explains. Today's show was produced by Will Reid with help from Grandma Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Kyle Rittenhouse and the “self-defense” defense

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 31:18

After the Chicago Tribune's Stacy St. Clair runs through the Rittenhouse trial and verdict, legal scholar Eric Ruben explains how “self-defense” can apply to shooting unarmed people in public. Today's show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh and Miles Bryan with help from Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Future of Work: Retirement should be fun

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 31:38

But somehow it got very scary. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Why it's hard to find rapid tests in the US

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 27:31

And why they're easy to find in Europe (though they don't seem to be helping much at the moment). Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Is Zillow really buying all the houses?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 27:01

No. Vox's Jerusalem Demsas disproves a popular internet conspiracy theory. Today's show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Belarus manufactures a migrant crisis

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:33

Belarus is promising migrants passage to Europe knowing the EU will turn them away. Today's show was produced by Haleema Shah with help from Amina Al-Sadi, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Inflation nation

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 24:13

Consumer prices are rising at their fastest rate in 30 years. Vox's Emily Stewart explains why this is bad news for for drivers, shoppers, and President Biden. Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan and Will Reid, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Paul Mounsey, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Future of Work: The gig is up

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 29:28

A third of American workers do gig work. In the third part of our series, The Future of Work, learn how the pandemic helped them discover their power. Today's show was produced by Will Reid, edited by Jillian Weinberger, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

China's pursuit of ‘Zero Covid'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 27:53

China's 1.4 billion people are averaging fewer than 100 cases of Covid-19 a day. All it takes is the willingness to shut down anything at any time. NPR's Emily Feng explains from Beijing. Today's show was produced by Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

So I elected an Oath Keeper

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 27:41

Extremists in the right-wing militant organization known as the Oath Keepers are present in law enforcement and in the military. Now, thanks to reporting from ProPublica's Isaac Arnsdorf, we know they're in the government, too. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Astroworld

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 27:35

How a music festival became a death trap, and what it would take for it never to happen again. Today's show was produced by Haleema Shah and Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Trillion-dollar Biden

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 23:35

You win some and you lose some. Just ask President Biden, who started last week with electoral setbacks and ended it with a big f***ing deal. Today's show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh and Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

OOO

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 28:20

They said the office would never be the same. In part two of our series, The Future of Work, what happens to your workplace when they're right. Today's show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The case for climate reparations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 30:24

While world leaders have descended on Glasgow to try to figure out how to slow emissions in the future, New York magazine's David Wallace-Wells argues rich countries like the United States should also atone for their polluting past. Today's show was produced by Will Reid and Miles Bryan, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Cristian Ayala, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Sudan's coup

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 25:13

After a bloody fight for democracy, Sudan is sliding back into the hands of the military. CNN's Nima Elbagir says a successful military coup could have dire consequences for democracies around the world. Today's show was produced by Haleema Shah, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram.Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

School board brawl

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 26:19

It's Election Day in the USA. This time around, the nasty political fights and insurrections are going local. NPR's Anya Kamenetz explains. Today's show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro, fact-checked by Laura Bullard and hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

For whom the door bells

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 47:30

While the doorbell recovers from Halloween, Nice Try explains how it's an essential part of the American dream. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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