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 Vox Media Podcast Network. read less

Our Editor's Take

Listeners looking for the low-down on the day's top news headlines should look no further than Today, Explained. Jump straight into the top stories from around the world with this fluff-free podcast. The hosts get straight to the facts, digging into topics with precision and clarity.

Noel King and Sean Rameswaram host the podcast. Each episode features a different reporter who brings their take on the news. This means the stories vary in topic, and the perspectives come from qualified experts.

King is a broadcast journalist and Brown University alumna. She lends her impressive reporting experience to the podcast as a former host of NPR's Morning Edition and Up First. Rameswaram was a correspondent for Radiolab's More Perfect and has a strong track record as a radio host. He is also the creative director of Vox Audio.

The podcast is a hit with fans and critics alike. It won the Webby Award for Best News & Politics Podcast in 2021. Episodes run for roughly half an hour and go live every weekday. This concise format is ideal for busy listeners. Listeners can stay in the loop with all the latest news stories by adding the show to their playlist. They can also dive into the topics that interest them the most. Inquisitive listeners will enjoy the direct and fast-paced nature of Today, Explained.

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