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Here are my Top 5 podcast episodes I recommend listening to over the weekend.

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📰 News

Podcast: Today, Explained
Episode: “Panic! At The Delta”
Host: Sean Rameswaram
Guests: Umair Irfan | Science Reporter | Vox & Dr. Rhea Boyd
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 25 min | 🗓️ 07/26/2021

Covid cases are surging all over the world. What will the fall look like? Will we go back to full lockdowns? This “Today, Explained” episode dives deep into the Delta variant and discusses the statement that this has become a pandemic of the unvaccinated.

🗳️ Politics

Podcast: The Daily - A New York Times Podcast
Episode: “The Saga of Congress’s Jan. 6 Investigation”
Host: Michael Barbaro
Guest: Luke Broadwater | Congressional Reporter | The New York Times
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 30 min | 🗓️ 07/28/2021

“This is how I’m going to die, defending this entrance,” Capitol Police Sergeant Aquilino Gonell recalled. I’ve personally watched part of the live coverage of the first hearing of the special congressional committee on the Jan. 6 riots and although I’m not American, I got emotional. In this episode, Michael Barbaro and Luke Broadwater discuss not only the hearing itself, but also the issues regarding forming the committee and potential outcomes.

🚀 Biz & Tech

Podcast: The Journal
Episode: “Robinhood's Unconventional IPO”
Host: Kate Linebaugh
Guest: Peter Rudegeair | Reporter | The Wall Street Journal
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 15 min | 🗓️ 07/28/2021

I appreciate “The Journal” for its daily brief breakdowns of business and finance related topics. This episode explains why Robinhood’s IPO is so unconventional. The company’s idea of making it easier than ever for everyone to invest, now also extends to democratizing initial public offerings.

💬 Culture & Society | 🏈 Sports

Podcast: Consider This
Episode: “Black Olympians Often Have 'The Weight Of The World' On Their Shoulders”
Host: Ari Shapiro
Guest: Mark Aoyagi | Sport & Performance Psychology Professor | University of Denver
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 13 min | 🗓️ 07/29/2021

In light of US superstar gymnast Simone Biles dropping out of this week’s Olympic competitions, athletes’ mental health became a major topic of discussion. Professor Mark Aoyagi explains why many elite competitions are inherently unhealthy and why stress can be even more acute for Black athletes like Biles. An important subject that might have an impact on the destigmatization of mental health in general.

🎭 Entertainment

Podcast: The Moment with Brian Koppelman
Episode: “Quentin Tarantino”
Host: Brian Koppelman
Guest: Quentin Tarantino
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 1 hr 33 min | 🗓️ 07/28/2021

“The Moment with Brian Koppelman” is my new podcast discovery this week. Writer and producer Brian Koppelman interviews personalities with a focus on their pivotal moments that fueled fascinating creative careers. This episode features none other than Quentin Tarantino. The very entertaining conversation covers topics like Quentin’s childhood, early career, his favorite works and characters as well as his latest book “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A Novel”.

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