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Today, Explained
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Space trash

Russia blew up a satellite and almost put the International Space Station in a precarious position. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil explains... more

30 Nov 2021 · 24 minutes

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,... more

29 Nov 2021 · 23 minutes
Salmonella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

A deadly salmonella strain is spreading through American poultry, and there’s not much the government can do to stop it.... more

23 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
Kyle Rittenhouse and the “self-defense” defense

After the Chicago Tribune’s Stacy St. Clair runs through the Rittenhouse trial and verdict, legal scholar Eric Ruben explains how... more

23 Nov 2021 · 31 minutes
The Future of Work: Retirement should be fun

But somehow it got very scary. Today’s show was produced by Victoria Chamberlin, edited by Matt Collette, engineered by Efim Shapiro,... more

19 Nov 2021 · 31 minutes
Why it's hard to find rapid tests in the US

And why they're easy to find in Europe (though they don't seem to be helping much at the moment). Today’s show... more

18 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
Is Zillow really buying all the houses?

No. Vox's Jerusalem Demsas disproves a popular internet conspiracy theory. Today’s show was produced by Hady Mawajdeh, edited by Matt Collette,... more

17 Nov 2021 · 27 minutes
Belarus manufactures a migrant crisis

Belarus is promising migrants passage to Europe knowing the EU will turn them away. Today’s show was produced by Haleema Shah... more

16 Nov 2021 · 25 minutes
Inflation nation

Consumer prices are rising at their fastest rate in 30 years. Vox’s Emily Stewart explains why this is bad news... more

15 Nov 2021 · 24 minutes
The Future of Work: The gig is up

A third of American workers do gig work. In the third part of our series, The Future of Work, learn... more

12 Nov 2021 · 29 minutes
Today, Explained
Space trash
Today, Explained