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This Week's Favorite Podcasts

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

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📰 News

Podcast: Global News Podcast
Episode: “Floods in Western Europe Kill More Than 60”
Host: Joe Lynam
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 30 min | 🗓️ 07/16/2021

As a German, the news I follow most closely this week is the major flooding in Western Germany as well as parts of Belgium and the Netherlands. To get up to date, I recommend listening to this “Global News Podcast” episode by the BBC. Other topics that are covered include the ongoing unrest in South Africa, the latest developments in Canada’s discovery of unmarked graves of indigenous people, as well as insights into the horrible events of ethnic cleansing in the Ethiopian region of Tigray.

🗳️ Politics

Podcast: Pod Save the World
Episode: “An Assassination in Haiti and Protests in Cuba”
Hosts: Tommy Vietor & Ben Rhodes
Guest: Widlore Meráncourt | Journalist
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 1 hr 16 min | 🗓️ 07/14/2021

Whenever I am looking for a deep dive into current topics on foreign policy, I can rely on the excellent reporting of “Pod Save the World”. This week, the focus is on the ongoing anti-government protests in Cuba as well as the latest developments on the recent assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse. Towards the end of the episode, the Haitian journalist Widlore Meráncourt expands on the political situation in Haiti and the possibility of an American intervention.

🚀 Biz & Tech

Podcast: All-In
Episode: “A Bestie gets COVID, Delta breakthrough, Billionaire Space Race & more”
Hosts: Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks & David Friedberg
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 1 hr 18 min | 🗓️ 07/16/2021

One of my weekly go to podcasts is “All-In”, which never disappoints in terms of lively debates of current tech, economic, social and political topics. Even if I don’t always agree with at times controversial views, I highly appreciate the discourse and diverse opinions. This week’s episode focuses on the Delta Covid variant, its implications for public health and the economy, as well as the billionaires’ space race, its potential positive effects for humanity and space as a field of investment.

💬 Culture & Society

Podcast: The Prof G Pod
Episode: “The Dangers of Woke Culture — with Sam Harris”
Host: Scott Galloway
Guest: Sam Harris | Neuroscientist, Philosopher & Author
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 47 min | 🗓️ 07/15/2021

Sam Harris, who is usually on the other end side of the microphone as the host of his podcast “Making Sense”, joins Scott Galloway to talk about woke culture. More specifically, they discuss how woke culture is an unproductive way to create change and address systematic problems. How and why should we establish a principle of charity even with those who we disagree with? Sam Harris has the answers.

🌍 Environment

Podcast: The Daily - A New York Times Podcast
Episode: “The Heat Wave That Hit the Pacific Northwest”
Host: Michael Barbaro
Guests: Henry Fountain | Climate Change Reporter | The New York Times & Sergio Olmos | Freelancer | The Times
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 24 min | 🗓️ 07/14/2021

While parts of Europe suffer severe floods, the American Pacific Northwest is hit by a record breaking heat wave. How much is climate change to blame? This question, future weather predictions and more is explored by this New York Times podcast. I highly appreciate seeing increasingly more news outlets cover the topic of climate change and its implications and can not recommend enough to listen to episodes like this to continuously educate yourself and eventually contribute to solutions.