Reviews
I can't get enough of this show, Sean and Co. provide so much information through their interviews and presentation of material -- plus half the time I'm laughing at the snark 🙌Read full review »
The.Joglekar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
Keep up the great work especially with your coverage of world events.
Oripah via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/04/21
I am disappointed that you have left out the recent imprisonment of American journalist Danny Fenster by the Myanmar military in this episode. Danny’s family has not heard from him since this happened 10 days ago. This story needs to be told so they can bring Danny home safely. Please consider...Read full review »
ABVNYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/21
I mean i agree with all of this but why is there a screeching child yelling at my ear at random intervals? It literally makes me jump and i cant do it. Id rather read the transcripts tbh.
KateriLeigh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/21
I love love love this show! I listen to it every morning while getting ready for work and it gives me a GREAT slice of info to start my day and also puts me in a good mood (you guys make me literally lol sometimes). But most importantly, I think you guys pick and choose the BEST guests and...Read full review »
hwill2005 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/21
The background music and sounds while people are talking is ridiculous. It’s so distracting as to make it unlistenable. I’m out of here.
sayporkypig via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/21
My favorite daily news podcast. The music is outstanding!
Ihatepears via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/27/21
I find the song samples distracting during serious discussions, especially when the song doesn't make much senseRead full review »
TshepoFink via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 05/20/21
Literally the most biased thing I’ve heard. You should be shamed of your reporting.
AGMontreal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/21
What I need to know in a way I understand. Thanks Sean
Viking1961! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
I just spent a few hours catching up on a bunch of missed episodes and although I’m up on the news (because I listen to a lot of podcasts daily), none are as good as Today Explained. Your approach is informative and entertaining, and your empathetic take on the world around us is refreshing.
KriKri1990 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/21
I believe the term is straw man argument. I like this show and find the topics fascinating. But the consistent distillation of far right conservative views as representative of just under half the populations view seems disingenuous. We listen to the diversity and variety of experiences and views...Read full review »
kpprimo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/21
Seems to concern itself more with making the info palatable and entertaining than delivering substance. Nearly all reporters sound barely old enough to drive. Cannot take any of what they are reporting seriously. Far better to rely on public radio stations. Waste of bandwidth and time.
luxpermanet via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/10/21
Your show is categorized by Apple as Semiweekly, vice Daily. As a result, the iOS Podcasts app updates it hours after you publish it.
Mike in Potomac via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/21
Listened to two episodes and found the content poorly researched. Some factual inaccuracies in one story about the housing market could create problems for listeners - if they act on them. I would suggest the reporters find knowledgeable sources about the subject matter instead of leaning on...Read full review »
jack mcquack via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
Great episode. Same feelings here. Renting, would to buy but can’t in this crazy Spokane, WA housing market!!! And shout out to Pullman. Go Cougs!
Halea1@2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
I would never usually comment something like this - but I did not feel comfortable with the way deaths in relation to nuclear disaster was handled here. True, they are uncommon, but given that the death toll from Chernobyl is still rising today, that more than 100000 lives were entirely derailed...Read full review »
IzySpray92 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/03/21
Please drop the redundant and cheesy transition....
jj-1990-sz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/21
We are NOT racist! Our national leader is Afro-American and we have people of color in most of our chapters around the country! Everything in this podcast is a lie! You are slandering the name of many Americans who love their country! We are a drinking club that love the United States of America!...Read full review »
Face.Hacker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/21
I love the content of this podcast. The reporters are obviously intelligent but they sound the opposite with all the vocal fry and up talk. It sounds as though they are questioning what’s coming out of their mouth. It’s terrible. There are sound effects or music added that don’t fit in; they...Read full review »
MangoTheGoat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/30/21
Loved their earth week! It was great to have a themed week on such an important news topic.
Vince VW via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/24/21
Easily the best daily news podcast, in a field that is quite crowded with competition. Some episodes are so evergreen they have literally stuck with me for years at this point, like the episodes about Jordan Peterson, or incinerating recycling, or POOP ON THE MOON for heaven's sake. Easily...Read full review »
sheavsey via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/22/21
Smart and funny, great combo
Steve Kimes via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/21/21
Love the earth month episodes! Informative and entertaining 🍄
Seefereemuz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/20/21
This particular podcast’s episode got me thinking. It never stops. When you get to a certain age patterns we Americans experience in this political duopoly become abundantly clear. Take the much needed improvement of our infrastructure as an example. On both local and national levels politicians...Read full review »
Second Variety via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/10/21
Today Explained is my daily podcast even being “stuck” overseas now. I was very touched by today (4/8) story about Taylor Swift and the bullying she and many artists faced in the entertainment industry. I love the early works by Taylor and today I bought the new version and will remove the old...Read full review »
Carfield76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/21
Harvey twice, The Bachelor episode, and Emily... can’t listen anymore. I give up.
bluetexas123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/21
rating and reviewing 💯 love this podcast for getting in a daily 30 minute walk and feeling in the loop. also great when i’ve had a busy week, catch up while doing some chores on the weekend. multitasking. nice. love the sense of humour despite often heavy topics. the music will surprise you,...Read full review »
Lvbs via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/27/21
I’ve just finished the episode regarding gun violence and the Atlanta and Colorado mass shootings and I want to thank Sean and the Team for the courage it took to create an episode that I’m sure they knew was going to make A LOT of people upset, but was absolutely what we needed to hear. I so...Read full review »
Jamie AnneMarie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/26/21
Just watch the first 4 minutes of the movie Idiocracy then apply that to the subject matter discussed...and it’s pretty entertaining.
bbbbbbbbccccccmmmmm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/23/21
The host is engaging and the stories are always explained in a way that even I, a non-news-buff, understand :)
Lola Luffnaigle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/21
Liked the show! I like Emily. She explains things slowly and clearly. Makes it very easy to listen to and understand. 10 thumbs up!!!!
Vichenn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/21
It has been a year, thank you!
lamrasy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/21
Great for listening during commute. Well researched succinct news stories. But please invest in some vocal training for your correspondents! Some have such extreme vocal fry that I couldn’t make it through the episode.
Anna K.P. via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/12/21
Great show otherwise, but that wasn’t cool.
studenf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/21
As a reporter, Emily Stewart may be okay, but her Valley Girl vocal cadence, where her sentences/thoughts end on a very annoying high note, is hard to listen to. If she is going to be a successful on-air commentator, a speech class is in order. Throw in a good measure of overpowering,...Read full review »
dridgo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/21
Like the content, can’t stand the vocal fry. Usually if I listen at 1.5x it can mask the fry, but not Emily’s voice. She’s driving me to not be able to listen it’s that bad.
S_NB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/21
valley-girl slow speaking is grating - ES?
IECMagistra via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/21
Good daily pod but the vocal fryyyyy guests are getting disturbingly common :(
annNDYB via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/11/21
The female voice is extremely irritating ! Can we have someone whose voice is less grating ? Sounds like a high school journalist! Can you get a grown up ?
irratated in Seattle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/21
Good info but can’t take the vocal fry. It grates on the ears.
MagReputo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/21
I just can’t listen to the nasal vocal fry. Like nails on a chalkboard. The content is good - the delivery is impossibly awful.
drood57 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/21
Please for the love of God, take Emily Stewart off the podcast. It’s impossible to pay attention to anything beyond her painful vocal fry. I feel like I’m missing out on some great and informative content.
NGBender via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/10/21
The host finds it difficult to be impartial to the facts. Insults dissenters. Dishonesty is prevalent. For example: on one episode they say that Dr. Seuss is getting cancelled—Dr. Seuss is not being cancelled. How are you a journalist but get facts wrong? Lol
king kontinuum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/08/21
Added information that deepens understanding and widens perspective to current happenings.
Meezis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/21
I’ve pretty consistently enjoyed this daily fast take on a single subject, but for the overweening tendency of the women reporters who, smart as they clearly are, default to the Karmashian grind and ‘upspeak’ at the end of phrases or sentences - there are few other sounds in the known universe...Read full review »
omarsdad via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/21
Sean is amazing. But please never put that kid, Harvey, on the podcast again—he’s incredibly annoying. Emily Stewart may be an excellent journalist or maybe even a talented chef, but she’s not suited for broadcast. She talks like a “Valley Girl,” makes her voice rise at the end of statements in...Read full review »
frissjan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/21
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