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Please Explain

Please Explain is a daily deep dive into one of the big issues of the day from Australia and across the world, covering everything from breaking down complex COVID-19 vaccine stories to Royal news and everything in-between. Join Tory Maguire and Nathanael Cooper from The Herald and The Age newsrooms as they speak to journalists living and breathing stories on the frontline.

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Tory Maguire
National Editor and host
Nathanael Cooper
Senior writer and host

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Latest Episodes

Parents feeling forgotten as lockdowns drag on

Parents feeling forgotten as lockdowns drag on

Today on Please Explain, education editor Jordan Baker joins Tory Maguire to discuss the struggle parents face between work and their child’s remote learning.

As coronavirus swirls around the athletes’ village, will the Olympics go ahead?

As coronavirus swirls around the athletes’ village, will the Olympics go ahead?

Today on Please Explain, Nathanael Cooper is joined by sports reporter Phil Lutton from Tokyo on the eve of the Olympics first day.

How do Australians feel about the return of Barnaby Joyce?

How do Australians feel about the return of Barnaby Joyce?

Today on Please Explain, chief political correspondent David Crowe joins Tory Maguire to discuss Barnaby Joyce and the other findings from the latest RPM survey.

Freedom Day: Great Britain opens up as virus’ third wave takes hold

Freedom Day: Great Britain opens up as virus’ third wave takes hold

Today on Please Explain, Europe correspondent Bevan Shields joins Nathanael Cooper to talk about day one of freedom.

How to listen to podcasts

On your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the ‘Podcasts’ app on your iOS device. If you don’t have it on your device you will need to download it from the App Store.
  2. Open the search page by tapping on the magnifying glass button in the bottom right corner. This will open up the search box.
  3. Search the name of the podcast you want to find (e.g. Please Explain) and tap the search button on the keyboard. You will then be shown a grid of search results.
  4. Tap on the podcast you want from the search results and this will take you to the homepage with a list of available episodes.
  5. Choose an episode to play by tapping on it or subscribe to the podcast to have it appear in your library and automatically download the latest episodes.
  6. For more information refer to Apple support.

On your Android device

  1. Download and install the Google Podcasts app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the ‘Google Podcasts’ app and use the search box to search the name of the podcast you want to find (e.g. Please Explain).
  3. Tap on the podcast you want from the search results and this will take you to the homepage with a list of available episodes.
  4. Choose an episode to play by tapping on it or subscribe to the podcast to have it appear at the top of the app. A new section of the app will then notify you of new podcast episodes when you are subscribed.
  5. For more information refer to Google support.