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Today, Explained
Today, Explained

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Today, Explained is your all killer,... more

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The James Webb Space Telescope

This Sunday, the greatest telescope in the history of humanity is scheduled to reach its destination nearly a million miles... more

18 Jan 2022 · 29 minutes
Chile’s millennial president

The 35-year-old president-elect in Chile loves tattoos, Taylor Swift, and progressive policies. Gabriel Boric will now try to overhaul the government... more

14 Jan 2022 · 27 minutes
Why Russia sent its janky version of NATO to Kazakhstan

The speedy arrival of CSTO troops in Kazakhstan is unprecedented in the 30-year history of the Russia-backed regional security alliance. Today’s... more

13 Jan 2022 · 20 minutes
"Break the Senate"

President Joe Biden wants to change how the Senate works to pass voting reforms. Sen. Mitch McConnell is threatening hell... more

12 Jan 2022 · 28 minutes
Novax Djokovic

How the best-ranked men’s tennis player in the world went to Australia to become the greatest of all time and... more

11 Jan 2022 · 30 minutes
No substitutes for the substitutes

What happens when all the teachers get sick? Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan with help from Hady Mawajdeh, edited... more

10 Jan 2022 · 24 minutes
The high cost of cheap clothes

Fast fashion took over the apparel industry, but consumers are tiring of its poor labor and environmental standards. Vox’s Terry... more

07 Jan 2022 · 26 minutes
Life on the Russia-Ukraine border

Russia has kept its military at Ukraine’s doorstep for almost a decade. But a recent escalation on the border is... more

06 Jan 2022 · 28 minutes

A tech startup said it could start a medical revolution with a little machine and a drop of blood. It... more

05 Jan 2022 · 25 minutes
Will omicron speed up the pandemic’s end?

The omicron variant is very transmissible, but it might make Covid-19 less miserable. Today’s show was produced by Miles Bryan with... more

04 Jan 2022 · 24 minutes
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The James Webb Space Telescope
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