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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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Are movies too long now?

No, movies aren’t getting longer. Even though, yes, it definitely does feel like they are. Slate’s Sam Adams makes it... more

08 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
Get the lead out

The Biden administration wants all lead pipes ripped up. It’ll take billions of dollars and rarely seen cooperation among government... more

07 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
Still hot and bothered

Earlier this year the FDA approved a game-changing drug to treat hot flashes, a symptom of menopause. But menopause is... more

06 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
They paved paradise

In our quest to accommodate parked cars, we’ve paved over downtowns, polluted the planet, and made it damn near impossible... more

05 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
How Palestine went global

People with no direct connection to the Middle East have taken to seeing the Palestinian cause as an anti-colonial struggle... more

04 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
The Golden Bachelor was actually good

72-year-old Gerry Turner has handed out his final rose on ABC’s The Golden Bachelor. In a season full of gendered... more

01 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
Kissinger’s long goodbye

Noted American diplomat and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is revered by few, reviled by many, and now he’s... more

30 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
The American politics of Israel

The Israel-Hamas war is dividing the previously united Democrats and uniting the recently fractured Republican party. Semafor’s David Weigel explains... more

29 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Taking Tuesday

Package theft is on the rise, and it affects everyone, from the retailer, to shippers, to consumers. So maybe it’s... more

28 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
The hostage deal (brought to you by Qatar)

After 50 days of the Israel-Hamas war, both sides took a breather to save lives. And it couldn’t have happened... more

27 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Today, Explained
Are movies too long now?
Today, Explained