Average rating:

4.5
out of 3071 ratings.

On point

by Guitardots on
Rating: ★★★★★

Informative and despite recent beyond excruciating news cycle I still want to listen. Host - great. Period. Wish they used less voice clips of certain head of state though. It’s like nail on chalkboard

Amazing, fun, and so informative.

by A. Faia on
Rating: ★★★★★

Get your news explained, in a real fun way. The team is amazing and the content gives you a real look at what’s making headlines. Listen, you really should.

Must listen

by skipperdee44 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast has become part of my daily routine. Sean makes the news fun and interesting. Thanks Vox!

What Your Ears (and Brain) Need

by tjpretz on
Rating: ★★★★★

Best podcast out there. Intriguing, well researched, great use of audio material. If you don’t listen, start!

The best daily news podcast

by maleman7 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Great stories and personality!

Listen everyday

by brklngurl on
Rating: ★★★★★

Digs deep with a wit on all the stories that matter on a given day.

Fantastic

by pcoury on
Rating: ★★★★★

Fantastic

Good show but the Quip ads make me crazy

by alphanoninc on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Overall this is a great, highly informative show. That being said I HATE the Quip ads. After repeatedly hearing the poorly acted Quip ads I have decided that I will NEVER buy a Quip and I can’t stand listening to the show because of those ads. If the show changes their ads I might come back and listen again but as long as Quip is a sponsor I won’t be listening.

Worthwhile and digestible every day!

by JD Derg on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. Even when I think I have been saturated on any given topic, I learned something new. Mary is wonderful. The length is perfect. If I could listen to only three podcasts, or maybe even two, this would be one of them and I am a podcast addict.

Topical and entertaining

by Joseph_12345 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is consistently one of the best I listen to. Each episode manages to pack serious thought and background into each topic while remaining engaging and entertaining. I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to stay up with current events and learn more about the world around them

Another hit by Vox

by MomzMusic on
Rating: ★★★★★

Updated. Try to learn something new every day. This program is one of many by Vox that helps me make sense of the broader world. MSM has become so narrowly focused that we miss a lot of valuable news. Well explained answers to questions many of us have. Perfect.

Today Explained on Vox is excellent.

by Hope V H on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this podcast for its concise delivery of informative content. Compared listening to podcasts that offer related content and similar relevance to current events, I rate TE as #1. Vox does not disappoint. Keep up the professionalism.

Could be so much better

by Injeel H on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This podcast could be so much better if producers made 1 simple change - Lose the Music! The musical overlays are noise that distracts from the discussion of the information. Also feels like a cheap trick of someone trying to entertain, engage, and manipulate me as an audience member. The content and depth of your podcast should suffice. Though there were many topics I wanted to listen to I can’t hear the conversation past the noise of the music. Therefore I’m out. Best of luck to you.

The best un-biased daily info show

by ChellahBellah on
Rating: ★★★★★

The power of a well informed citizen is impossible to describe. Today Explained gives the perfect, un-biased snippet in a light-hearted, often times even humorous way. Listening to Sean is part of my daily routine and I’m so grateful for all the hard work Vox puts in every day for us.

High quality, well researched and very relevant topics

by Radha235 on
Rating: ★★★★★

The topics picked are very relevant to the day. I hear to other news podcasts such as “The Daily” and I think “Today Explained” is among the best in this genre. Sean Rameswaram does a great job of keeping it very lively.

Great podcast, but...

by PhantomaZero on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

I love Vox as a whole. The site is my primary source of news these days, and Today Explained does a great job going in-depth on news topics.So why one star? The ads are absolutely horrible. Not necessarily because of the brands or the number of ads either. The delivery is cringeworthy, like reverse ASMR. Hearing the host hype up Brother printers felt incredibly unnatural, as were the fake phone call conversations in previous episodes about Uber. I never write podcast reviews, but I feel compelled to because I otherwise love Today Explained. Just get someone else to talk about a toothbrush or mattress.

Love!

by Blue red pink on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love, love, love this podcast. Keeps me up to date on current headlines. Very informative!

Scratches my daily itch

by Ceremonial Restart on
Rating: ★★★★★

One of the benefits of a daily news show is to stay on top of and ahead of the headlines. Today Explained is always a great resource for getting more background on today’s top stories. I subscribe to dozens of podcasts and have been waiting anxiously for some to explain in more detail about the Amazon HQ2 pulling out of NYC story. It took a little longer than I would’ve liked but I’m not shocked at all that it was Today Explained that finally came through with a thorough analysis. Great job and keep it up!

Unbearable pitch?

by KING$l@y3R on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I like the information being reported and appreciate the effort. I cannot stand the (for lack of better term) ‘So-Cal accent’ which sounds nasally and every last word of each sentence has that drawn, lazy tone where the voice sounds almost like it’s being swallowed...just can’t bare to listen to that robotic, caffeinated pitch it’s gross. Other than that...good show

Get Smarter

by Fttfyyyyruyyrtyydtytyyjtgfgu on
Rating: ★★★★★

If I could only listen to one podcast... Today Explained would be it.

The Best

by Mr better than you on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this podcast!!!! In-depth analysis of real-world events. Its so good it’s become part of my morning routine every day :)

Love it!

by TinaYFL on
Rating: ★★★★★

I listen every morning :)

A daily need

by Bonksmart on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this podcast and listen to it religiously. Love the random topics and deep overview of non political items. The advertisements are awkward but 'cute'. Thanks for all the effort put behind this.

Another great format to learn from Vox

by LRMH2 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thanks, Sean (and Crew). Retired from my DC commute, I listen early the following morning (before The Daily, The Big Idea and Up First are even available). A great time of day, with my morning coffee, to gain Vox-worthy insights with Sean’s energy, depth and context. [and the playfully-handled ads remind me of the Pod Save America crew]. I’m in a different mental ‘place’ when I listen to the excellent, in-depth (still delightful) analysis from other Vox pods like The Weeds and The Ezra Klein Show. Today’s dive into the VA black face issue was the first I’ve heard that provided a full historical context - of minstrel shows with black-face ‘end men’ in the North - but with the unique history of VA. Well done!Bravo, Sean and thanks.

Nothing short of Amazing

by Lmylemuel on
Rating: ★★★★★

Your team is “official” and “on point”

My favorite podcast- brilliant

by Lauraiuc on
Rating: ★★★★★

This show is fast and to the point with out sacrificing depth or nuance. It's smart, balanced, and considerate. It's a great way to dive into one narrow specific issue that's cropping up in the news and actually learn about it in depth.

Simply Delightful

by christian is hungry on
Rating: ★★★★★

Sean asked me to do this and he just seems like a lovely human

Great host and content

by PeacefulThanksgiving000 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I've been listening to Today Explained over the past 6 months and am super happy to be subscribed. The length is perfect and it's always informative. Often it covers stories that I don't hear on other daily news podcasts or does a deeper dive into an issue that I haven't heard covered as extensively. Sean Rameswaram does a great job as a host and honestly his ads are some of the best.

Favorite podcast! Main news source!

by SingleinChi on
Rating: ★★★★★

Feeling overwhelmed by the news and so much information coming at me, I was looking for something to summarize important topics for me - enter Today, Explained! It’s perfectly informative, understandable, interesting, and brief! Definitely give it a listen!!!

So many ads

by Mrzeeeee on
Rating: ★★★☆☆

This would be a great podcast without the ads in the middle. The Quip toothbrush has been hammered so hard, it's the last thing I want to hear about at this point. Is it really necessary to plug a product so often in such a short period of time?

This May Just Be My Favorite Podcast

by Alicia Magee on
Rating: ★★★★★

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better-produced, more entertaining, or more relevant daily podcast than this. Sean is a delightful host, and the whole team makes the show my top priority every afternoon. As someone who follows the news and politics fairly closely, I often know about the topic they're going to talk about, but I always learn something new, and I'm definitely always entertained. They make current events fun and bring on interesting and knowledgeable guests.Make Today, Explained part of your day. You won't regret it.

One of my Favorite Podcast

by Stilik on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to my daily commute because of this podcast. Sean has a clear and strong voice and he ask the right questions. The cutaways are either funny or provides clarity to the subject both of which are a 👍

Absolutely amazing!

by Musical.ly Enthusiast on
Rating: ★★★★★

I cannot think of anything this podcast could do better. So informative, creative, entertaining, and overall just perfect.

Good intention, poor execution

by ReportThis505 on
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

I appreciate Vox for stepping into the daily news podcast game and publishing at the end of the day. Their coverage of the Sedan political uprising was refreshing, but the podcast doesn’t delve into other news topics. I’m not as much upset over the ads as many other reviewers say they are, but it does tend to divert the focus of the podcast. Less ads, other news topic mentions, and maybe even a longer podcast format could improve the quality.

Low quality neoliberal propaganda

by johnroolzalot on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

You will only hear one side of the story. Do your brain a favor and find the news being discussed critically elsewhere.

LOVE this show

by PhazzGirl on
Rating: ★★★★★

This show is just awesome. I was wondering what is happening in Venezuela? Why are we recognizing a new leader? Are other countries doing this or are we being jerks? I opened up my podcast app and found that this podcast answered all these questions in a concise way. This happens All. The. Time. Love the show!

Fantastic way to end the day!

by Nebraska is the Bomb on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really love Vox! I think the content they produce is helpful and creative. I feel like Sean really ask questions from my inexperienced perspective to all the experts , and that let’s me get the answers I wonder about for the topic. I also really enjoy lots of the vox reporters . Thus , today explained let’s me have another way to listen to them!

Delightful evolution

by ashcim on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast and the whole team have come a long way since the first episodes early last year. Sean and the gang have mastered the art of a brief, but unique ad read. I know some people hate the ads, but this is the one podcast where I don’t skip through because I know it will be short, and I actually have no idea how Sean will sell the product this time. The storytelling has been strong for the past year, and I appreciate the insightful questions for some of the reporters that don’t bait them into disclosing their personal opinions or trashing the President. Though, I’m not one to run to the defense of the Orange in the WH. In short, this is a rad podcast for learning something new everyday and keeping up with the shenanigans happening all around the world. Thank you to the TE team for all that you do!

An Everyday Must Listen

by EJAW on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love Today Explained. The in-depth coverage is always interesting, even on topics that don’t normally draw me in. I also really enjoy the lighter moments, it helps make the crazy news we’re living everyday a little more palatable. Thank you!

An Aspiration

by PotentialLegend on
Rating: ★★★★★

The work done by Vox is truly aspirational, they are one of my most trusted sources for news media.

Great news pod

by Gabyx3 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Keeps me informed without boring me to death.

My all time favorite!

by Elephant luvr on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thanks for what you do!

Awful.

by MikeMiikeMiiike on
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This is total propaganda. This is just the same as Fox News just on the other side of the coin. No real information here.

Interesting, succinct, good host

by Rt try on
Rating: ★★★★★

Sean has good sense of humor and asks his interviewees questions I want to know the answers to. I’m not a news junkie and this helps me keep up

Thank you for making a little sense of the senseless.

by Meca S. on
Rating: ★★★★★

I listen every evening and I absolutely enjoy it.

A Daily Requirement

by Stevewouldsay on
Rating: ★★★★★

A podcast I listen to every night or the next morning in the shower. Just the right length for you to get a deeper look at what’s happening in the news without killing 1+ hour of your time.

My go to podcast

by wanderonrose on
Rating: ★★★★★

I feel like everyone I know is sick of me talking about how great this podcast is, that’s how much I love it. It’s the perfect length to listen to daily and always keeps me up to date with the big issue of the day! It’s not all politics which is great, and I love that they touch on world news and not just American politics. The story telling is amazing, witty, and sometimes even quirky. Even the ads are fun to listen to because Sean is so down to earth and not gimmicky. Yaaaaasss today explained!!

Essential part of my morning routine

by Must love unicorns on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’m so happy this podcast exists! It does an amazing job of giving you the essential details of current events. I can’t recommend it enough for those who want to know a little more about what’s going on, but don’t want to spend time reading several articles.

Light hearted and well researched

by Batmanda Spruce on
Rating: ★★★★★

Sometimes I have to step back and avoid the news - it’s pretty hideous out there. During these times, I’m grateful that I have friendly Today Explained to hold my hand and keep me informed. Sean is a wonderfully ludicrous host, and probably the most charismatic interviewer that many of his guests have encountered, and it comes out in their conversations. When the show’s covered science topics that I’m well-versed in, I’ve been very satisfied with the way they’re portrayed. Based on that, and the research that goes into other Vox shows like The Weeds, I trust the research and accuracy of what I learn from the show. A trustworthy, informative daily giggle.

Awesome!

by kirstenfm on
Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome new podcast. Easy to way to dig deeper in a short time. One of my new regulars !!