As we head into another week, few stories eclipse the war between Russia and Ukraine. The Ukrainian refugee crisis continues to worsen as Russia ups its military attacks on the country and President Biden has announced new sanctions on Russian oil. Also, the first trial of a January 6th attendee resulted in several guilty verdicts this week.
In sports news, the Denver Broncos made a huge trade with the Seattle Seahawks for Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson. Along with that, the NFL has suspended Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley for the entire 2022 season for gambling on NFL games in 2021.
Check out these 5 podcast episodes for all of this week’s news headlines and more stories below.
Wednesday’s episode of “Start Here” dives deeper into the reasoning behind Biden’s new Russian oil sanctions, telling us what this means for the U.S. economy and how united Americans will remain about this war. As ABC’s Rebecca Jarvis puts it, these oil sanctions were the “sharpest bow in America’s quiver,” but it is essentially guaranteed to hike gas prices even higher. Plus, hear about the results of the first trial of a January 6th attendee and more about Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill as it heads to the governor’s desk.
It’s been just over three decades since the end of the Cold War and the unification of Russian and American space exploration and research. But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has many looking upwards, specifically towards the International Space Station. Recode’s Rebecca Heilweil joins “Recode Daily” to have a fascinating conversations about the space diplomacy problems coming out of Russia’s invasion.
Global News Podcast
The BBC’s “Global News Podcast” has been keeping all of us updated on new developments coming out of Ukraine and Russia. This episode from Wednesday discusses the thousands of people leaving the northeastern Ukrainian city of Sumy and President Volodymyr Zelensky’s accusing the Russian military of targeting civilians. Plus, there’s news about the now Russian-controlled Chernobyl nuclear power plant and a ship that sank in 1915 in Antarctica has been found.
The Bill Simmons Podcast
On a lighter note, big things have been happening in the NFL. In “The Bill Simmons Podcast,” Bill and company talk about the Denver Broncos’ huge trade for the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodger’s brand new four-year contract with the Green Bay Packers. Plus, hear Van Lathan discuss Calvin Ridley’s year-long suspension, Russell Westbrook, and more on this episode.
The Times: Daily News from the L.A. Times
“The Times: Daily News from the L.A. Times” host Gustavo Arellano looks beyond the headlines to provide original stories to help us understand today’s news. And something that has been pointed out time and time again is the European Union’s open arms approach towards Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war contrasted with the way other refugees have been treated, from Syrians to Iraqis and more. This episode talks about the media’s role in deciding who is the “right” type of refugee and what that’s doing to displaced people around the globe.