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Hannah Gadsby and “Pablo-matic" Picasso

Comedian Hannah Gadsby railed against Pablo Picasso in “Nanette.” So why are they curating an exhibition timed to the 50th... more

02 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
Ukraine’s counteroffensive

Ukraine vowed to mount a counteroffensive against Russia. Drone attacks on Moscow might signal it has begun. The Washington Post’s... more

01 Jun 2023 · 26 minutes
Target-ing Pride

Companies have been leaning into Pride month for years. So why are brands like Target and Bud Light facing such... more

31 May 2023 · 26 minutes
The Kia Boyz are coming for your car

Turns out Kias and Hyundais are easy to steal. Teens are taking advantage, and putting it all on TikTok. This episode... more

30 May 2023 · 25 minutes
Hot and bothered

The FDA approved a game-changing drug to treat hot flashes, a symptom of menopause. Health writer Jancee Dunn talks about... more

26 May 2023 · 26 minutes
He's Ronning

NBC’s Matt Dixon explains how Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to Make America Florida. Vox’s Andrew Prokop spells out how the... more

25 May 2023 · 26 minutes
A cancer vaccine?

Dr. Vinod Balachandran explains how he and his colleagues successfully treated pancreatic cancer with bespoke mRNA vaccines. Science journalist Charles... more

24 May 2023 · 26 minutes
How wellness killed Jenny Craig

The diet company is shutting down. Bloomberg’s Emma Court explains how Jenny Craig’s strategy — heavy on celebrity endorsements and... more

23 May 2023 · 26 minutes
The rehabilitation of Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad became a regional pariah after brutal crackdowns on his own citizens. But on Friday, the most... more

22 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Parking is a lot

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

19 May 2023 · 25 minutes
Today, Explained
Hannah Gadsby and “Pablo-matic" Picasso
Today, Explained