A Final Sign Off for Skimm This, But Not a Goodbye
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by theSkimm
2w ago
We’re back in your feed after a week off with…some news. But it’s not the news of the week, which we’ve been bringing you since 2019. It’s actually some personal news. After four amazing years, one pandemic, 451 episodes, and hundreds of interviews with some of the biggest newsmakers and experts, we’re reimagining this podcast feed. So we’re going to be taking some time away from the mic while we put that into motion.   We’ve loved being there for you through the world’s craziest and most confusing moments, and helping you navigate every stage of your life, from taxes to toddlers. An ..read more
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One Way or Another: Kevin McCarthy, Abortion Pills, Being Happier
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by theSkimm
1M ago
First: The GOP can’t seem to get their House in order. Between a fight over who should be Speaker, and a congressman elect’s sketchy past, the 118th Congress got off to a rocky start. We’ll break it down.  Next: We’ve got the context on the other major stories from the week – including an update on Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin and a major change for abortion pill access. Plus the latest on the atmospheric river turning the West Coast…into a literal river.  Then: Every year, The Economist releases an issue filled with their biggest predictions for 2023. We sat down with its dep ..read more
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Sweater Weather: Arctic Blast, January 6th Report, Listening Back on 2022
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by theSkimm
1M ago
First: We’ve got the context on the week’s biggest headlines – from how to travel safely during this weekend’s bomb cyclone to President Zelensky’s visit on Capitol Hill. Plus, an update on Elon Musk’s future at Twitter. Then: The January 6th committee dropped its final report, wrapping up a year of hearings and investigations. We’re saving you the reading and skimming the three things you need to know about what they found. Finally: 2022 was a busy year. From the Russian invasion of Ukraine and an FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, to Serena Williams retiring and a bombshell royal exposé. We’re li ..read more
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All Eyes On: School Safety, Women in Afghanistan, and the Queen’s Jubilee
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by theSkimm
1M ago
First: We’ve got the context on this week’s headlines: another mass shooting in Tulsa, the end of lockdowns in Shanghai, and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Next: After weeks of negotiating, the EU has finally put its foot down and banned most Russian oil imports. But when we look at the fine print, we learn that not all oil is banned equally. We’ll break down the latest sanctions and why they matter…in 60 seconds.  ICYMI: After the shooting in Uvalde last week, politicians are talking about gun control…and school safety. Aka: metal detectors, armed guards, armed teachers, and more ..read more
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Sign of the Times: Inflation Cooling, Nuclear Fusion, SBF Arrested
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by theSkimm
1M ago
First: We’ve got the context on the week’s biggest headlines – from crypto founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s arrest, to major protests going down in Peru, plus a World Cup wrap up. Then: We’re sitting down with an expert to get a vibe check on the economy after a big inflation breakthrough this week. The saga isn’t over yet, so we’re asking: what’s 2023 gonna look like for our wallets? Next: This week, the White House announced we’re one step closer to harnessing the power of nuclear fusion, but what exactly does that mean? We’ll do our best Bill Nye and explain why it’s such a big deal…in 60 secon ..read more
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Freedom: Griner’s Release, Future of Elections, Deleting TikTok
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by theSkimm
2M ago
First: We’ve got the biggest headlines of the week, including Brittney Griner’s release from a Russian prison, the outcome of Georgia’s runoff election, and the Respect for Marriage Act. Plus, the latest on the Trump Organization’s tax fraud charge, and an update on the protests in Iran.  Then: The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Moore v. Harper, a case that could change how elections are run in the US. We’ll explain the case and why it’s so controversial…in 60 seconds. Next: Between national security and data privacy concerns, more experts – and even US federal officials – believ ..read more
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Landslide: China Protests, Not-So-Lame Duck Congress, Gaslighting
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by theSkimm
2M ago
First: Some of the biggest protests in decades broke out in China last weekend over the country’s strict COVID guidelines and – in some cases – over the Chinese Communist Party’s leadership. We call an expert to explain the historic protests and their impacts worldwide.   Then: Democrats in Congress only have a few weeks to pass some major legislation before a new group of lawmakers heads to DC in January. We're breaking down why this “lame duck" session might be anything but lame...in 60 seconds. Next: Roadway deaths have been rising – and apparently, it's a uniquely American probl ..read more
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Thanksgiving Week Special: Colorado Springs, Ticketmaster, Turkey Pardon
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by theSkimm
2M ago
First: We’ve got the headlines from the week’s news, including the mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado Springs, a rail strike that could dampen our holiday spirits, and a historic climate agreement. Then: After technical difficulties shut down ticket sales to Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, Ticketmaster is under fire. We’ll skimm why Taylor Swift fans – and the Justice Department – have bad blood with the ticket selling platform…in 60 seconds.  Finally: President Biden carried on the annual turkey pardon. Meet: Chocolate and Chip.  Skimm This will be back in your feed next Thur ..read more
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Renaissance: FTX Fallout, World Cup Outrage, Setting Boundaries at Holidays
Skimm This | theSkimm
by theSkimm
2M ago
First: We’re covering the week’s biggest headlines: a roundup of midterm outcomes and political news, the latest on the protests in Iran, and the Artemis I rocket launch.   Then: FTX – one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges – had a pretty abrupt fall from grace. We're talking to an expert about what FTX's demise means for the rest of the crypto world and what potential investors can learn from it.  Next: The World Cup kicks off this weekend, but there’s been a lot of off-the-field drama. We’ll break down why the Cup has become a geopolitical mess…in 60 seconds.  Plus ..read more
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Pressure Cookin: Midterm Results and Surprises, COP27, Thanksgiving Recipes
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by theSkimm
3M ago
First: Results from the midterm elections are coming in, and it's a mixed bag. We’re breaking down some major takeaways as we wait to see which party will take control of Congress.  Then: There’s a lot of turbulence in Silicon Valley. We’re sorting through all the drama @ Twitter, the historic layoffs at Facebook, and some good news for your winter getaways, in 60 seconds.  Next: The COP27 conference is putting global conversations about climate change in the spotlight. We’re talking to an expert about how these negotiations are playing out in Egypt, and who’s ready to take action ..read more
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