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From A to Z: Haiti, Olympic Drama, Girl Groups

From A to Z: Haiti, Olympic Drama, Girl Groups

Skimm This - July 8, 2021 - 25:17

First up: Haiti’s president was assassinated in his home this week. We’ll get into what just happened and what this could mean for the country. Next: Gas prices are way up. We’ll break down why that is, and how long the new prices might last.Then: We’re checking in on three stories from recent episodes to see what’s changed -- about the Delta variant, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the job market.ICYMI: The Tokyo Olympics were already a hot mess. Now, simply qualifying for the games is causing drama. We’ll break down three controversies and look at the athletes whose performances could still save the day.Finally: It’s been 25 years since the Spice Girls spiced up our lives. We’ll ask a music writer about their legacy and why there aren’t more girl bands around today.On this episode, you’ll hear from: Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, history professor, California State University San Marcos Kavitha Davidson, sports culture writer, The Athletic Brittany Spanos, staff writer, Rolling Stone Want more Skimm? Sign up for our free daily newsletter Email us your questions about what’s going on in the news right now Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. With additional support from Ciara Long. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

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