Out of This World: Extreme Weather and a Mars Expedition

Published on: Feb 18, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round


  • First up: We’ll break down how one of America’s largest states was brought to its knees by a freak winter storm, and why most of the rest of the country has been so cold.

  • Then: We’re bringing you the latest on stories from Australia, Tokyo... and at Walmart...and giving you the context on why they matter.

  • Next: We saw a lot of COVID-related headlines this week. To clear the noise on what’s going on with the pandemic, we phoned a friend. A doctor friend. 

  • ICYMI: “Vaccine passports” might be coming to a country near you. We’ll tell you the arguments for and against them so you can decide for yourself. 

  • Later: We’ll break down WTF Clubhouse is... in 60 seconds. 

  • Finally: We’re taking a break from earthly matters to tell you what just went down on Mars.

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Stef Cantu, Texas resident

  • Tayhlor Coleman, Texas resident

  • Mallory Brooke, owner and chief meteorologist, Nor’easter Weather Consulting 

  • Dr. Krutika Kuppalli, assistant professor of medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Chloe Sackier, EDL systems engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Skimm'd by Alex Carr and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long.


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