Bronx, Bob Saget, border build-up, and more: 5 news podcast episodes from this week’s headlines

News January 13, 2022

We’ve rounded up 5 news podcast episodes from the headlines. This week, we learned about the deadly fire in NYC that killed 19 people and record hospitalization rates for COVID-19 cases. The world lost comedy legend Bob Saget, and he’s remembered in the news this week.

On our list, we’ve included episodes about football, tennis player Novak Djokovic vs. Australia, and updates on the Russia and Ukraine border. One episode has clips from a new interview with former President Donald Trump. Tune into these news podcast episodes from the headlines to stay informed this week.

Up First

Listen to ‘Wednesday, January 12, 2022’ on ‘Up First’

On this 13-minute episode of “Up First,” hear updates on COVID-19 and US hospitalization rates. Russia might invade Ukraine, and this is concerning for the U.S. and NATO allies. Russia said its troops on the border are part of a military exercise. This episode also had an interview with former President Donald Trump.

USA Today’s 5 Things

Listen to ‘USA Today’s 5 Things’

USA Today’s “5 Things” reported on the Bronx building fire in New York City that killed at least 19 people. In this 11-minute episode, hear about COVID-19 testing in child care, a tribute to Bob Saget, and football and playoff updates with NFL reporter Mike Jones.

Coronavirus Daily

Listen to ‘Coronavirus Daily’

Audacy’s “Coronavirus Daily” shared that hospitalization rates have reached an all-time high in the U.S., with over 140,000 reported as of this week. United Airlines’ CEO announced that none of the company’s vaccinated workers died of the virus. Vaccines are not yet available for kids under 5, and this episode talks about a possible timeline. On this episode, health experts weighed in on keeping schools open at this time. To learn more, tune into this 21-minute episode.

Morning Announcements

Listen to ‘Tuesday, January 11th, 2022’ on ‘Morning Announcements’

This 3-minute episode from January 11, 2022 mourned Bob Saget‘s death before diving into news alerts. There were updates on Kazakhstan, security talks in Geneva, and an unfortunate increase in U.S. carbon emissions directly correlated to pandemic recovery activity. We also learned updates on tennis player Novak Djokovic’s situation regarding his medical vaccine exemption and getting detained in Australia.

CNN 5 Things

Listen to ‘ CNN 5 Things January 12, 2022 – 12pm ET’

Wednesday, January 12th’s episode of “CNN 5 Things” explained Prince Andrew’s sexual abuse lawsuit. There are record inflation rates, as prices are increasing all around. Dr. Fauci has new warnings for COVID-19, and we heard about schools staying open despite rising cases of the virus.

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