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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: Start Here
Episode: “Herd Was the Word. Until Now.”
Host: Devin Dwyer
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 29 min | 🗓️ 05/05/2021

This week the COVID news focussed a lot on herd immunity, which has once been seen as a milestone to achieve in the fight against the pandemic. However, as the US vaccination rate slows, herd immunity looks increasingly unlikely. What implications that has and why we eventually might not have to reach herd immunity is addressed on this “Start Here” episode.

🗳️ Politics

Podcast: Worldly
Episode: “The Politics of India’s Covid Crisis”
Hosts: Zack Beauchamp, Jennifer Williams & Alex Ward
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 46 min | 🗓️ 05/06/2021

In other COVID news, India is experiencing a catastrophe. The COVID cases are skyrocketing and the country’s health care system is completely overwhelmed. In this week’s “Worldly” episode, the hosts dive deep into Indian politics and its role in the current crisis. They discuss how the actions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and the recent local election in West Bengal relate to the outbreak.

🚀 Biz & Tech

Podcast: Techmeme Ride Home
Episode: “Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban”
Host: Brian McCullough
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 17 min | 🗓️ 05/03/2021

I’ve just recently subscribed to this podcast, produced by, which delivers daily tech news in about 15 min long episodes. It’s a great way to stay up to date about what’s happening in the industry. This week, I specifically liked Monday’s episode, covering the recent decision of Facebook’s Oversight Board to uphold the Trump account suspension. Other topics that are discussed include Signal’s ad system and the price of Berkshire Hathaway stock.

💬 Culture & Society

Podcast: Planet Money
Episode: “DIY Reparations”
Hosts: Kia Miakka Natisse & Keith Romer
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 27 min | 🗓️ 05/05/2021

The title of this “Planet Money” episode immediately piqued my interest and the podcast definitely met my expectations. It explores the actions of Vermonters that were tired of waiting for others to pass reparations. So they decided to take charge themselves. It’s the first time that I’ve heard about any undertaking like this. What an interesting concept!

🧠 Psychology

Podcast: The Prof G Show
Episode: “Principles of Persuasion”
Host: Scott Galloway
Guest: Bob Cialdini | Social Scientist
Apple | Spotify | 🕰️ 56 min | 🗓️ 05/06/2021

“The Prof G Show” is one of my routine listens, presenting new perspectives, innovative ideas and alternative opinions. This week, Scott is joined by Bob Cialdini, one of the world’s leading social scientists. The discussion focuses on the seven principles of persuasion and how to apply them in debates, politics or relationships. A must listen for anyone who intends to step up their social game.