Sean Rameswaram

Sean Rameswaram (@rameswaram) is the creative director of Vox Audio and the host of Vox’s daily news podcast Today, Explained. In this role, Rameswaram has upended assumptions about daily news podcasting, leaning into Vox’s focus on explanation and clarity and adding personality and often humor, with the odd original song from time to time. As creative director, Rameswaram has worked to expand Today, Explained’s style into new projects, including the weekly science show Unexplainable

Rameswaram co-created and launched Today, Explained in 2018. The show was named “Best News Podcast” in the inaugural Podcast Academy Ambie Awards, and at the 2021 Webby Awards. Before joining Vox, Rameswaram was a correspondent for WNYC’s Radiolab series More Perfect, where he produced deeply reported features on guns in America, gerrymandering, and other urgent constitutional questions. Earlier, he was a reporter for PRI’s Studio 360 and the host of Studio 360’s Sideshow podcast and CBC's Podcast Playlist.

Sean Rameswaram appears in the following:

The Heist

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hot dogs, secrecy, and the biggest heist in the history of the United States Supreme Court. 

The Gun Show

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In 2008, the Supreme Court stepped in to settle our fight over the Second Amendment’s meaning. They did. And they didn’t.  

Who’s Gerry and Why Is He So Bad at Drawing Maps?

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Supreme Court is about to make a decision that could turn the country's legislative maps upside down.

Podcast Mixtape: Conor Oberst

Monday, July 31, 2017

Join More Perfect's Sean Rameswaram for a night of conversation and performance with Conor Oberst. 


Live In-Studio: Mac DeMarco

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mac DeMarco has proved himself one of indie rock’s most gifted singer-songwriters. But can he get a little respect?


The Great Canadian Cultural Quiz

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Kurt faces off against Canadian Sean Rameswaram in a quiz on Canadian culture.

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'Full Frontal with Samantha Bee' Writers Talk Comedy in the Age of Trump

Thursday, May 04, 2017

"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" writers Ashley Nicole Black, Patrick Cassels and Mathan Erhardt on writing comedy in the current political climate.


How Internet Outrage Could Lead to Actual Change

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A closer look at the internet outrage surrounding Pepsi, United Airlines and Bill O'Reilly and their lasting impact.

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Raise Your (He)art Rate With A Workout At The Met

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Seeing a great work of art might quicken your pulse, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art is hoping you'll break a sweat, too. A dance company is offering literally breathtaking tours of the museum.


New York's Hottest Gym Is the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Choreographer Monica Bill Barnes is hoping squats, power walking, and the Bee Gees will help you see the Met's world class artworks a little differently. 

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This Puerto Rican Eggnog Puts The Feliz In Your Navidad

Monday, December 12, 2016

We talk with coquito masters in Harlem and a moonshiner in the Bronx to learn about the holiday drink that’s the centerpiece of a Puerto Rican Christmas celebration.

Political Party with Keli Goff: Election Night Party

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Join us via live stream for our Election Night party with WNYC, in partnership with Guardian US and Refinery29. Games, commentary and live updates. 


This Year's Election in... Halloween Costumes

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dedicated listeners share their politically-themed Halloween costumes for this election season.


When Your Election's This Scary, You Get a Political Haunted House

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mexican artist Pedro Reyes combines this year's election season with Halloween for a political haunted house called "Doomocracy."


Hari Nef: Not Just Another Trans Actress/Model/Activist

Thursday, August 18, 2016

How Hari Nef turned Instagram selfies and Tumblr posts into a role on "Transparent" and an elite modeling career.


Object Anyway

Saturday, July 16, 2016

On this episode of More Perfect, the Supreme Court ruling that was supposed to prevent race-based jury selection, but may have only made the problem worse.

Sister Act: The Rise of Haim

Thursday, June 23, 2016

From playing in their parents’ retro cover band to headlining music festivals, the sisters of Haim had an unlikely path to success.


All Day in Line for a Chance to See 'Hamilton': Worth It?

Monday, June 20, 2016

A son is so determined to see "Hamilton" with his mom that they spend a whole day — with a bunch of characters — waiting in the cancellation line to see if they can get in.

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How to See “Hamilton”

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Does "Hamilton" have a back door? Sean Rameswaram and his mom wait 13 hours in a cancellation line to see if they can score day-of tickets to the hottest show on Broadway.


Podcast Special: Why Hodor is the Heart of "Game of Thrones"

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The man behind the internet’s favorite “Game of Thrones” character.
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