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Today, Explained
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. Part of the... more

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Amazon’s garbage book factory

Vox senior correspondent Constance Grady went inside the seedy underbelly of online self-publishing and lived to tell the tale. This episode... more

17 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Cicada time

The last time these exact cicada broods emerged from the ground at the same time, Thomas Jefferson was president. The... more

16 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Florida man’s unhushed money

The hush money trial has exposed the ecosystem that once protected former president Donald Trump. Journalist Andrea Bernstein tells us... more

15 May 2024 · 25 minutes
What fixes medical debt

It's gotten so bad in America, people are crowdfunding their doctor bills. Vox's Dylan Scott and associate professor Nora Kenworthy... more

14 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Separation of church and church

Leaders of the United Methodist Church, one of the largest Christian denominations in the US, gathered in North Carolina to... more

13 May 2024 · 27 minutes
The real victims of Baby Reindeer

The Netflix show Baby Reindeer is a hit. It's been viewed 56 million times. The writer claims it's a true story.... more

10 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Biden’s breaking point on Gaza

President Joe Biden says the US won’t supply further weapons if Israel is going to use them in Rafah. Axios... more

09 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Kendrick, Drake, and the last great rap beef

The best rapper in the world is beefing with the biggest rapper in the world. The Ringer’s Charles Holmes explains... more

08 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Israel, Gaza, and Eurovision

The pop music competition is facing boycott calls over Israel’s participation. Switched on Pop’s Charlie Harding and historian Tess Megginson... more

07 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Is divesting from Israel possible?

Yes, but it’s hard. Inside Higher Ed’s Josh Moody and UC Merced’s Charlie Eaton explain. This episode was produced by Avishay... more

06 May 2024 · 25 minutes
Today, Explained
Amazon’s garbage book factory
Today, Explained