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Guess Who’s Back: SCOTUS Returns, NFL Controversy, Twitter and Musk

October 06, 2022 0:35:13 0.0 MB Downloads: 0
  • First: We’re giving you the context on this week’s biggest headlines, including: Biden’s latest move on marijuana, what to expect from the new Supreme Court term, an update on Hurricane Ian recovery efforts, and the anti-regime protests in Iran. 
  • Then: Just when you thought you’d had enough, the internet’s most toxic couple is back on again. We’ll Skimm the messy love story between Elon Musk and Twitter, and why they’re eloping for real this time…in 60 seconds. 
  • Next: The NFL is in the headlines again and – spoiler – it’s not for good news. After the Dolphins’ QB suffered what appears to be two head injuries in back-to-back games, the league’s sketchy history with head injuries is back in the spotlight. We'll break down where the league stands on concussions and how their policies have affected players from the big leagues to high school fields. 
  • Finally: Voice memos are somewhere between a text and a call. But, like crafting the perfect text, there’s an art to it. We spoke with an etiquette expert on the do’s and don’ts of voice memos. So you can still record your thoughts without starting a new podcast. 

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Leslie Scism, news editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • Lindsay Jones, senior editor, The Ringer
  • Skimm HQrs: Sophie, Kat, Cameryn, Melanie, Irina and Andrew  
  • Elaine Swann, founder & CEO, Swann School of Protocol

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