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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: Today, Explained
Episode: “The Delta Variant”
Host: Sean Rameswaram
Guest: Umair Irfan | Science Reporter | Vox
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 21 min | 🗓️ 06/22/2021

Many places around the world are lifting Covid-19 restrictions or even fully dropping any measures. While the decrease in infections is obviously great news, the fast spreading delta variant diminishes the sense of relief. I recommend listening to this “Today, Explained” episode to get up to date with the latest news on the coronavirus variant that was first detected in India and might now pose a substantial threat to the entire world.

🚀 Biz & Tech

Podcast: Masters of Scale
Episode: “Unfiltered with Reid & Bob: Crypto Craziness, Ransomware Attacks, "Smart Risks" & more”
Hosts: Reid Hoffman & Bob Safian
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 31 min | 🗓️ 06/22/2021

This new series of “Masters of Scale” presents unfiltered conversations between Reid Hoffman and Bob Safian. The co-hosts address the latest topics in business and technology and share their views. This week’s episode discusses cryptocurrency strategy, cybersecurity, long term implications of the pandemic, what's driving new climate-change habits, and more.

💬 Culture & Society

Podcast: Sway - A New York Times Podcast
Episode: “Dr. Fauci Claps Back”
Host: Kara Swisher
Guest: Dr. Anthony Fauci
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 32 min | 🗓️ 06/21/2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Kara Swisher’s “Sway” podcast is a must listen, in my mind. In this conversation, they parse the science from the politics. America’s chief immunologist shares shares his opinion on the Wuhan lab leak theory and the evolution of advice when it comes to public health in a social media age. Kara presses him on the recent scrutiny following the release of his emails from 2020 and “Faucism”.

🌍 Environment

Podcast: The Plant Proof Podcast
Episode: “How your Diet Affects the Planet”
Host: Simon Hill
Guest: Nicholas Carter | Environmental Researcher
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 23 min | 🗓️ 06/23/2021

How do our food choices affect the world around us? Environmental Researcher Nicholas Carter answers this question in a condensed episode of the “Plant Proof Podcast”. Whether you are very knowledgeable in the field of nutrition and environmental impact or you are less educated on the subject, this conversation perfectly summarizes the key aspects of greenhouse gases, agricultural land use, buying local and “default” food options.

🏈 Sports

Podcast: Code Switch
Episode: “Ballers, Shot Callers”
Hosts: Gene Demby
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 26 min | 🗓️ 06/23/2021

The Supreme Court just ruled on a case that could change the future of college sports, potentially paving the way for NCAA athletes to be paid. In light of this, “Code Switch” is revisiting older episodes that have covered the issue of college athletes and their lack of compensation. Find out more about the lawsuit of UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon against the NCAA, why some voices disagree that paying student athletes is a good thing, and why race is such an important part of the conversation.