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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: Up First
Episode: “Thursday, June 17, 2021”
Hosts: Steve Inskeep & Leila Fadel
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 13 min | 🗓️ 06/17/2021

"I did what I came to do." Those are President Biden’s words, summarizing his meeting with Russian leaders. This “Up First” episode covers the summit in Geneva, which is described as generally positive, but without any major breakthroughs. In other news, Steve Inskeep and Leila Fadel report about the Texan governor’s intention to continue building a border wall as well as the 50 year anniversary of the launch of “war on drugs”.

🗳️ Politics

Podcast: Today, Explained
Episode: “Bye-bye, Bibi”
Host: Sean Rameswaram
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 21 min | 🗓️ 06/15/2021

One of the major events in world politics this week has been the end of Benjamin Netanyahu’s era as Israeli prime minister. This podcast dives deep into the new coalition in Israel, its leaders and the overall future course of the country. A major focus is on the implications on a potential two- versus one-state solution and peace in the Middle East in general.

💬 Culture & Society

Podcast: Recode Daily
Episode: “Where on the Internet is Donald Trump?”
Host: Emily Stewart
Guest: Shirin Ghaffary | Senior Reporter | Recode
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 13 min | 🗓️ 06/17/2021

“What is life on the internet without the man who used to be one of its most ferocious voices?” This question is discussed by Emily Stewart and Shirin Ghaffary from Recode. Since the former president was kicked off social platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, he launched his own blog in May, folded in less than a month. Did Trump cancel himself?

🥑 Health

Podcast: The Weeds
Episode: “What's the deal with that new Alzheimer's drug?”
Hosts: Matt Yglesias & Dara Lind
Guest: Dylan Scott | Policy Reporter | Vox
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 1 hr 5 min | 🗓️ 06/16/2021

This “The Weeds” episode looks into the new Altzheimer’s drug in detail. The recently FDA approved pharmaceutical lacks evidence of effectiveness and comes with an extremely high price tag. Matt, Dara, and Dylan discuss the situation in light of lessons learned from the global pandemic and the effects of the drug on the health insurance system.

🎭 Entertainment

Podcast: Second Life
Episode: “Amanda Kloots: Founder of AK! Fitness, The Talk Co-Host, and Author”
Host: Hillary Kerr
Guest: Amanda Kloots | Host, Author & Entrepreneur
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 1 hr 4 min | 🗓️ 06/14/2021

I started following Amanda Kloots’ journey at the beginning of the pandemic and she soon became one of most inspiring people to look up to. On this “Second Life” podcast Amanda shares her story from professional Broadway dancer, to fitness entrepreneur and published author. Her husband’s tragic 95-day struggle with Covid-19 and her way of coping, has touched so many and is shining a new light on loss, grief, strength and love. What an incredible woman!