Oil spill to outages: 5 podcast episodes about this week’s headlines

News October 7, 2021

We hope you’re having a safe week. Lots of updates to report in Podsauce’s round-up right from the headlines. On our list, we’ve included podcast episodes about Facebook’s not-so-stellar week, California’s oil spill, the debt-ceiling, and student loan forgiveness programs.

This term, the Supreme Court has some hefty cases on its docket, and we’ve picked an episode that explores the impact these decisions will have on America.

Check out the latest headlines with these podcast episodes:

Global News Podcast

Listen to ‘Facebook harms children and weakens democracy, says ex-employee’ on ‘Global News Podcast’

Former Facebook product manager, Frances Haugen, testified at Capitol Hill this week. Haugen leaked documents and states that the company focuses on profits rather than safety, which Facebook denies. This episode also briefs on France and Mali’s relations. We also learned how a Russian film crew went to the International Space Station, ready to shoot its first-ever in-orbit movie.

CNN 5 Things

Listen to ‘October 6, 2021’ on ‘CNN 5 Things’

This episode of “CNN 5 Things,” covers Congress’ stalemate on how to raise the debt-ceiling by its October 18th deadline. There are major changes to student loan programs that could offer forgiveness for those working for the government and non-profit organizations. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a new vaccine ad campaign based on emotional appeal. We also hear updates on the ISIS-K airport bomber.

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The Daily

Listen to ‘The Most Important Supreme Court Term in Decades’ on ‘The Daily’

This episode of “The Daily,” dives into two critical cases the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle this term: abortion and gun rights. At this time, the court has a majority of Republican appointees. New York Times’  United States Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak joins the podcast to explore how these decisions will shape America’s future, what this means for society, and how the courts are viewed by the public.

USA Today 5 Things

Listen to ‘Environmental catastrophe in California’ on ‘USA Today 5 Things’

USA Today and Wondery’s “5 Things” brings you updates in under 20 minutes. Orange County, California has been affected by a huge oil spill, and the race is on to contain it. California beaches might be closed for months. This episode also covers how COVID-19 is taking a toll in rural America, the Supreme Court’s new term, and what new LGBTQ+ Census Bureau data tells us. In other news, the Powerball jackpot has increased. Hey, you never know.

Axios Today

Listen to ‘Facebook’s very bad few days’ on ‘Axois Today’

“Axios Today” shares the latest in under 10 minutes. On Monday, Facebook experienced major outages on its apps — Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. In this episode, we also hear about how dating apps are getting political in Texas.

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