‘Today, Explained’ from Vox added to VPR’s weekday schedule
Vermont Public Radio will carry the program Today, Explained, Vox’s award-winning daily news explainer show, beginning April 18.
In each episode, hosts Noel King (formerly of NPR’s Morning Edition and Up First) and Sean Rameswaram take on one essential news story that defines our moment, and bring listeners the context they need to understand it. Through on the ground reporting, discussions with journalists, academics, policymakers, and more, the Today, Explained team helps us understand every story and why it matters.
Today, Explained looks beyond its own newsroom to find the best sources and guests to tell each story. Sometimes that’s a Vox journalist with expertise on the topic, but often it’s a journalist from another news organization, or a local public radio reporter, or a person on the ground living the story themselves.
The program won the 2021 Webby Award for Best News & Politics Podcast and the Podcast Academy’s Ambies Award for Best News Podcast. The show has been featured in The Atlantic, Vulture, Reader’s Digest and more. Today, Explained will air Mondays-Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Science Friday will continue as scheduled on Fridays from 2-3 p.m.
We always welcome your feedback about our program schedule! We hope you’ll tune in and let us know what you think.