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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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The Ozempic economy

The weight loss drug is so profitable that its parent company, Danish health care giant Novo Nordisk, is propping up... more

23 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Fight at the Museum

New federal regulations are forcing museums across the United States to take down, cover up, or close their exhibits. ProPublica... more

22 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Florida man owes half a billion

Former President Donald Trump has now lost back-to-back civil trials in New York. Reporter Andrea Bernstein says it’s a big... more

21 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
The Panama Canal is drying up

A drought has dramatically reduced the Panama Canal’s capacity, leading to higher costs and big delays for US-bound goods. Reporter... more

20 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
What dies with Alexei Navalny?

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, 47, has died in an Arctic prison. The Guardian’s Luke Harding explains the life and... more

16 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Rafah, the last “safe” zone

Palestinians are trapped in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city, where about 1.5 million people have sought refuge. After bombings this weekend,... more

15 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Why America loves faerie smut

Romantasy is the most popular literary genre in America right now. Vulture’s Kathryn VanArendonk and Circana’s Kristen McLean explain why. This... more

14 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Forgetful old men

Joe Biden’s age and mental acuity are center stage after a Justice Department prosecutor described him as an “elderly man... more

13 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
A Tale of Two Chinatowns

Residents of Philadelphia’s Chinatown have mobilized against plans for a new arena in their backyard. To find out how their... more

12 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
Why Taylor left TikTok

Her label, Universal Media Group, pulled its entire catalog off TikTok. The Verge’s Nilay Patel explains why, and author Cory... more

09 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
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The Ozempic economy
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