Today, Explained

News comes at you fast. Join us at the end of your day to understand it. Monday to Friday. All killer, no filler. Hosted by Sean Rameswaram. Featuring the finest explainers from Vox and more. Produced by Vox and Stitcher, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

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episode 214: The World in 2018


The North Korea summit. Brexit chaos. The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. The hosts of Vox's Worldly podcast look back on the biggest international stories of the year.


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episode 213: Tumblr's war on sex


Tumblr is removing adult content from its platform today. Vox’s Aja Romano says it's about much more than banning “female-presenting nipples".


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episode 212: This episode is unrated


"The House That Jack Built" opens in select theaters across the country today, but it’s not the version director Lars von Trier wanted you to see. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) put the kibosh on the director’s cut. Some say it’s censorship, but Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson explains how the MPAA is trying to save Hollywood from itself.


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episode 211: Paul Ryan vs. himself


After 20 years, Speaker Paul Ryan is set to leave the House of Representatives in early January. Ezra Klein says Paul Ryan’s legacy would be a big let down to… Paul Ryan.


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episode 210: Fraud, actually


One man in North Carolina may have swung an election by defrauding voters. But North Carolina is interested in stopping a different type of voter fraud.


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episode 209: The Replacements


President Trump is looking to fill some key positions. One pick is a former attorney general, another comes from "Fox & Friends".


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episode 208: "Totally clears the President. Thank you!"


Vox's Andrew Prokop explains why the latest pieces of Robert Mueller's puzzle are bad news for President Trump.


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episode 207: Wait, why did Canada arrest a Chinese CFO?


Canada arrested a Chinese executive at the request of the United States this week. It may set off a whole new Cold War.


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episode 206: Don Jr.


There used to be one Trump tower controversy. Now there are two. Donald Trump Jr. is in the middle of both of them. The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold explains what Don Jr. has been up to.


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episode 205: Power, stripped


Wisconsin Republicans are scrambling to pass last-minute measures that would strip the incoming Democratic governor of a lot of his powers.


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