Podcast of the Month | Today Explained

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Podcast of the Month

with Karolin McGeown

Today Explained Podcast

Today Explained

hosted by Sean Rameswaram

Today Explained has been one of my favourites since I started listening to Podcasts. It’s a quick 20-30 minute daily podcast that picks up on important world events and explains their context and background stories in an easily accessible format. They always start at the very basics and quickly summarise everything you need to know to understand the topic and impress people with your worldly current affairs knowledge. The topics covered are anything that makes headline news. Recently there were great rundowns of the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, an analysis of gun laws across the world, deep dives into climate change, artificial intelligence and scandals like the one surrounding rapper R Kelly. If any of those things don’t mean anything to you, go and add Today Explained to your favourites NOW – you’re missing out!

It’s honestly the quickest, most efficient way to keep up to date with world affairs. I don’t remember the last time I turned on the TV to watch the news or read a newspaper. I use online news apps but a lot of the time you already need to have some background knowledge to fully understand what’s going on, or, if you’re like me, get distracted by other stuff happening on your phone.

I’ve found it pretty easy to keep up with Today Explained episodes and still have time to listen to some of my other favourite podcasts. I binge through them at the gym but everyone has their own favourite time to listen to them. How about while walking the dog? Doing the chores? On your commute? Doing grocery shopping?

It doesn’t matter if you miss a couple of episodes, or you’re not too keen on the topic. They aren’t connected so you can just skip them as much as you like.

For a little bit of fair criticism I would say that this podcast doesn’t cover all sides of an argument evenly 100 percent of the time and leans more towards the left. This really doesn’t bother me, but it’s worth being aware of.