Today, Explained

Dec 13 2019 33.1k

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.

















The year in revue
Dec 30 2020 6 mins  
It's been a year. It’s been a year And after all the news We’re still not in the clear It’s been a year Can’t even remember what life was like Back before we didn’t need a mask to go outside It’s been a year Can’t even remember how it used to sound Before the streets were quiet and we had to lock it down It’s been a year 2020 The year began on fire Australia was burning And Iran was looking dire And you know you might forget it but Back in the before time We thought we’d have to deal With Third World War time It was only January The last time I went to a wedding And we barely knew back then That the virus was already spreading Meanwhile the end of The impeachment trial, finally It went the way you thought it would Except for maybe Romney The virus leaves China On planes and on ships The world watches closely As Italy gets hit But Italians sang from their balconies And then came the celebrities It’s been a year It’s been a year And after all the news We’re still not in the clear It’s been a year 2020 is cancelled No Olympics and Costco took away free samples So long, Coachella Goodbye in-person classes No European travel We banned their white asses Covid conspiracies. We’ve got varieties Bill Gates made it in a lab And 5G wants to kill your dad Maybe it’ll go away When temperatures are high Maybe some disinfectant Is worth the college try? Lockdowns, shutdowns Layoffs and a market crash Mask on. Mask off The stimulus won’t help my rash We’re running out of TP We’re running out of PPE I’m scared of getting groceries I’m losing all my sanity When is this all gonna end? It feels like everything is the same Every single day Blends into the next day It’s been a year It’s been a year And after all the news We’re still not in the clear. It’s been a year Late May A wall starts to shatter More than half the country screaming Black! Lives! Matter! A monumental protest movement Started in the streets Statues start to fall And people protest the police Racist mascots fall and Athletes protest in the bubble John Lewis passed away but left us His “good trouble.” The Confederate flag Lost again in this pandemic While more and more people saw That racism’s systemic But unity, it doesn’t last It quickly gets politicized There’s shooting in Kenosha And everyone’s still taking sides One step forward One step back The United States Staying right on track It’s been a— Wait, wait hold the phone The president has got it He didn’t wanna wear a mask But now he tested positive Yeah, he’s gonna beat it But he won’t win the election Even after RBG The Court will not correct it Convinces half his party It’s a steal, without a reason Tries to throw good ballots out But books the wrong Four Seasons Fifty different lawsuits Winding through the courts. He’s losing and losing and losing and losing and losing… Who cares! Now there’s a vaccine! And another new vaccine! It’s actually happening! It’s all predicted by Fauci! Thank you to the doctors And to all the educators Thank you to the nurses And to grocery store workers And also all the drivers! Who now have my address And for saving our election God bless USPS! It’s been a year It’s been a year And after all the news We’re still not in the clear It’s been a year It’s been a year And after all the news We’re still not in the clear It’s been a year Can’t even remember what it’s like to be dancing with my friends and eating with my family It’s been a year Can’t even remember what normal was, but gimme more hugs in 2021 It’s been a year It’s been a year And after all the news We’re still not in the clear. It’s been a year It’s been a year We’ve given up so much But somehow we’re still here We’re still here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices






































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































4.3 • 13 Ratings

casuallistener Jan 01 2021
Great podcast. I love how each topic is discussed in more than sufficient detail for this kind of delivery to the listener. These short episodes have become a part of my daily routine in the past year and I intend to keep it that way.

h8fulgod Nov 24 2020
The content is overshadowed by the delivery: Matt's fevered squeaks, the endless millennial habit of turning every sentence into a question by going up at the end, and the vocal fry--OH GOD ALL THE FRY. Given that all the rats are abandoning the Vox ship, it's time to find a new podcast in this space.






Random Pod Guy Oct 03 2020
One of my favorite pods.

kasim Sep 06 2020
👍

Alex Aug 07 2020
Good podcast. Cringe humor at best.

Pen Name Jun 03 2020
California voters passed a law that would have opened records of complaints against police officers . Cities across the state are fighting it tooth and nail

morleyrigged May 27 2020
Love everything today explain does and this episode was great in particular






Ken May 23 2020
What a waste of time.

plusmoreira May 22 2020
Love It everyday

bj14klein May 11 2020
Good podcast

WayneBo101 May 10 2020
One of them many things that makes this podcast so interesting are the sound effects and music in the background. The subject matter is already interesting but how the podcast uses sound effects and music in just the appropriate places makes it all the more entertaining! I definitely recommend it!

Jehuda Blumensch May 07 2020
An intelligent, informative and entertaining podcast.






Jacquito Apr 14 2020
Great pod, super useful for understanding the context around the news.