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At THE LATEST, we pull together news stories from reputable sources from all across the web – and then we organize it all by topic – making it quick and easy for you to keep up with it all. Our podcast will mirror our website. Every week we’ll discuss politics, tech, sports, entertainment, culture, lifestyle – whatever’s “the latest” each week. THE LATEST PODCAST is a natural extension of TheLatest.com – the best news aggregator ever built (in our humble opinion.)

At THE LATEST, we pull together news stories from reputable sources from all across the web – and then we organize it all by topic – making it quick and easy for you to keep up with it all. Our podcast will mirror our website. Every week we’ll discuss politics, tech, sports, entertainment, culture, lifestyle – whatever’s “the latest” each week. THE LATEST PODCAST is a natural extension of TheLatest.com – the best news aggregator ever built (in our humble opinion.)

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At THE LATEST, we pull together news stories from reputable sources from all across the web – and then we organize it all by topic – making it quick and easy for you to keep up with it all. Our podcast will mirror our website. Every week we’ll discuss politics, tech, sports, entertainment, culture, lifestyle – whatever’s “the latest” each week. THE LATEST PODCAST is a natural extension of TheLatest.com – the best news aggregator ever built (in our humble opinion.)

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English


Episodes

44. NFL Playoffs Round Two: Big Week For the Little Seeds

1/16/2021
Sportswriter and expert Millard Woods takes over again this week to discuss weekend two of the NFL Playoffs. He is joined by football enthusiasts Aiden Merrill-Skoloff, Deaven Rector, and Marco Wertheimer. It’s the second round of playoffs, there were a couple of big upsets last weekend, where lower-seeded teams beat higher-seeded ones. This weekend the two teams that had byes are now gonna play and whoever wins games this weekend will go to the conference finals. Here we discuss this...

Duration:00:26:42

43. The First Round of NFL Playoffs: What You Need To Know This Weekend

1/9/2021
It's Playoff Season! On this week's episode, Host Jeff Hall passes the mic to The Latest's football expert: Millard Woods. He is joined by football fans Brian Taylor and Aiden Merrill-Skoloff to discuss the pre-season, first-weekend playoff games, and their upcoming predictions in preparation for this year's Superbowl. Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic, this year's NFL season has been different compared to the past and this playoff season is predicted to be intense. Recorded 9 a.m. PST...

Duration:00:32:18

42. The Impact of Food Waste Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic

12/29/2020
Just in time for the holidays and the new year, in this episode, we discuss the food waste dilemma in the United States and how college students Jack Samuel Rehnborg and Stella Bush do their part in informing the public and aspiring to make a change. Recorded on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:39:27

41. A Look At Georgia Politics in 2020

12/5/2020
in this week's episode, we talk to Georgia residents Cindy Brown and Deaven Rector about what is happening in the peach state after the 2020 presidential elections and what is next to come. Recorded on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:31:49

40. Presidential Election: Discussions on Leadership and Country Division

11/7/2020
Recorded Before Election Results Were Posted. Since Election Day turned into Election Week, we discuss with Keri Thompson and David Iglesias the country's voting strategy, presidential campaigns, and what makes a great leader in a politically divided country. Recorded on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:30:14

39. As Election Day Approaches, Here's What You Should Know About Voting Laws and Voting Security

10/22/2020
“People should have faith in the system, and they should vote. Vote as quickly as you can!” - Brad Phillips, member of the Lawyers' Committee. We talk to Brad Phillips of The Lawyers' Committee about the voting process in the United States, how it has been impacted by the Pandemic, and what the Lawyers Committee Role is in the election. All this and more as Election Day approaches. Recorded on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback:...

Duration:00:25:52

38. Fighting Wildfires: What Its Like on The Front Line

10/10/2020
Wildfires have been on the news every day since the beginning of the fire season. In this week's episode, we delve into the logistics behind wildfires and the risk that firefighters face when facing them head-on. We talk to Fire Chief Sam Digiovanna about his experiences in the field and about what he thinks about the deadly wildfires on the West Coast. Recorded on Thursday, October 8th, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:22:41

37. Rett Syndrome: What It Is And Why We Should Know About It

10/3/2020
October is Rett Syndrome awareness month. In this week's episode, we talk to Tim Freeman, Chief Development Officer at Rett Syndrome Research Trust. We learn more about the disease and the impact it has on those who have it and their families. Recorded on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:28:26

36. College Students on COVID-19 And How They Are Adapting To Learning In A Pandemic

9/26/2020
In this week's episode, we talk to college students from the University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, and Skidmore College about their experiences with COVID-19, like how school has changed, choice of attending parties, and navigating relationships as a college student. Aiden Merrill-Skoloff, Marisa Kim, and Mehak Rajpal share their adapted learning habits at their different colleges. Recorded on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us...

Duration:00:26:02

35. LA Policeman Speaks Out: Ambush Shootings & Public Opinions Of Cops

9/19/2020
"Nobody hates a bad cop more than a good cop,” LA police Sergeant Brian Churchill said. In this week's episode of THE LATEST, we talk to LA police Sgt. Brian Churchill. Churchill discusses recent ambush shootings, the public opinion of police during this time, and what safety means to the police force. Recorded on Friday, September 18th, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:31:22

34. Remembering 9/11 and How To Help Your Children Cope With Traumatic Events

9/12/2020
On the anniversary of 9/11, we discuss how to help children cope with trauma with host of the parenting skills podcast Raising To Rise’s Guy Michlin. Michlin shares his search for strategies to raise happy, successful and kind children. He also shares his guide for parenting through COVID-19 Recorded on Friday, September 11, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:31:27

33. LA Unified School District Board Member on how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated problems

9/5/2020
Los Angeles County Schools are currently running the nation’s largest food bank and providing hundreds of thousands of computers with hotspots to students. This started when schools first closed in March. Los Angeles Unified School District is the second largest public school system in the country, but it doesn’t just educate nearly 700,000 students. It provides a social safety net to the 82% of students who live in poverty and 18,000 homeless students. On this week’s episode of THE LATEST...

Duration:00:32:45

32: RNC Recap: “Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?” & Hidden Meanings Behind Trump’s Set Design

8/29/2020
It’s another episode of agreeing to disagree. We welcome back Conservative writer Larry Jarvik from TheLatest.com and progressive political communications professor Keri Thompson of Emerson College to discuss the latest in politics this week: The 2020 Republican National Convention. Recorded on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 Check out our website: TheLatest.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:17:04

31. Commentators Square Off On the DNC, Kamala Harris and Race Relations

8/22/2020
"I cringe with both of them," Emerson Professor Keri Thomson says regarding Presidential Candidates Joe Biden and Donald Trump, after the Democratic National Convention. On this episode of THE LATEST PODCAST, a Trump supporter and a Biden delegate discuss the convention, Kamala Harris and race relations in America. Conservative Larry Jarvik is a writer for TheLatest.com, while progressive Keri Thompson is a professor of political communication at Emerson College in Boston. The 2020...

Duration:00:30:20

30. Allan Lichtman Explains His 2020 Presidential Prediction From The Keys To The White House

8/15/2020
Distinguished Professor Allan Lichtman has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since he created his 13 “keys” to winning the White House in 1981. After announcing his prediction that former Vice President Joe Biden will win the 2020 election in a New York Times Opinion piece, we describe each key and why it predicts the election. This past week, Biden announced Kamala Harris as his VP- Lichtman says how this choice may or may not affect the election. Recorded on...

Duration:00:29:48

29. Beirut Blast: A Generation Defining Explosion; Anger, Outrage and Rebuilding

8/8/2020
In this week’s episode, we talk with Georges Khneysser, a financial advisor who is originally from Beirut, Lebanon. We discuss the recent explosion and its impact on the city, the people affected, and what it will take for Beirut to rebuild. Recorded on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:26:53

28. The Impact of COVID-19 on City Planning, The Relationship Between Redlining and Modern-Day Segregation, and The LA Earthquake

8/1/2020
In this week’s episode, we talk with Josh Stephens, an Urban Policy expert and author based in Los Angeles, CA. We discuss how COVID-19 has affected urban planning, how redlining has led to modern-day segregation and what makes cities work and not work. This episode relates to how urban planning impacts every city and the relationships that people have within them. Recorded on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:22:44

27. Rep. AOC’s response to Rep. Ted Yoho’s apology, misogyny in politics and the “double bind” women in leadership face

7/25/2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a congresswoman from New York, was rudely accosted on the steps of the US Capitol by fellow congressman Rep. Ted Yoho(R-Fla.), according to a report from The Hill. In this week’s episode, we talk with Communications Professor Keri Thompson of Emerson College. Thompson is also an elected official from the town of Cohasset, Massachusetts. We talk with her about AOC’s response to Yoho’s apology, misogyny in politics, and the “double bind” many women in...

Duration:00:30:29

26. President Trump’s Chances for a Second Term, Response to Coronavirus, & Why so Many Love Him

7/18/2020
Political Writer Larry Jarvik is a big supporter of President Trump. In this week's episode, we explore what makes conservatives tick, why they love the president -- and Donald Trump’s chances for a second term. Recorded on Friday, July 17th, 2020 Check out our website: THELATEST.com Send us feedback: podcast@thelatest.com

Duration:00:30:32

25. "Too Much and Never Enough" Mary Trump Book Release, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and the Mental Toll of Coronavirus Surge

7/11/2020
Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s niece, is about to release a book: “Too Much and Never Enough. How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” In this episode, clinical psychologist Jay Wagener explains what motivates Donald Trump -- and those who worship him. Wagener explains the ins and outs of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Also, now that it’s clear Coronavirus is going to be with us for a while, he explains what this resurgence is doing to our collective mental...

Duration:00:28:39