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Pressure Cookin: Midterm Results and Surprises, COP27, Thanksgiving Recipes

November 10, 2022 0:35:26 0.0 MB Downloads: 0
  • 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.
  • Plus: In partnership with our friends at Slack, we're taking listeners behind the scenes of our digital HQ to show how certain Slack channels help us do our jobs better. Next up: #headline-workshop.
  • Finally: Just in time for Thanksgiving, there's a national turkey shortage. Thanks, bird flu. We’re talking to a chef about two show stopping dishes you can make instead, plus another option that could totally change your Thanksgiving game. You can find the recipes we talked about here and here.

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Juliet Eilperin, Deputy Climate and Environment Editor, The Washington Post
  • Alicia Valenski, Senior Editor, SEO, theSkimm
  • Maria Corpus, Senior Writer, theSkimm
  • Becky Krystal, Food Writer, Voraciously The Washington Post

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Skimm'd by Alex Carr, Will Livingston, and Blake Lew-Merwin. We had additional help from Alaisha Key. Engineered by Andrew Callaway and Elie McAfee-Hahn. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.