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Gimme Shelter: Refugees in Europe, Inflation, Headline Stress Disorder Skimm This

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First: Over a million refugees have left Ukraine as Russia continues to attack the country. We'll speak to a professor about what’s next for those leaving and how Europe has historically handled an influx of displaced people. Looking for ways to help Ukraine? Check out our guide. 

Next up: This war isn’t just being fought militarily. The West has also used global finance as a weapon to hit Russia back. We’ll break down the types of sanctions that have been imposed, and ask an expert how we might feel the impact of those sanctions, too. 

Then: President Biden did his annual check-in with the nation during his State of the Union address. We spoke to a political reporter about what the next year might look like. 

ICYMI: Baseball is canceled. Well, kind of. We’ll Skimm the drama between the players union and the owners in the MLB…in 60 seconds. 

Finally: When news alerts are high, your anxiety might be high too — and you’re not alone. So we ask a licensed psychologist her best tips to decompress from the headlines. Because peace of mind is a truce we can control.


On this episode, you’ll hear from: 


Serena Parekh, Director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program, Northeastern University


Megan Greene, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Global Chief Economist, Kroll Institute


Kadia Goba, national politics reporter, Buzzfeed News


Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein, licensed psychologist 


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Skimm'd by Alex Carr. Additional help from Sagine Corrielus. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

First: Over a million refugees have left Ukraine as Russia continues to attack the country. We'll speak to a professor about what’s next for those leaving and how Europe has historically handled an influx of displaced people. Looking for ways to help Ukraine? Check out our guide. 

Next up: This war isn’t just being fought militarily. The West has also used global finance as a weapon to hit Russia back. We’ll break down the types of sanctions that have been imposed, and ask an expert how we might feel the impact of those sanctions, too. 

Then: President Biden did his annual check-in with the nation during his State of the Union address. We spoke to a political reporter about what the next year might look like. 

ICYMI: Baseball is canceled. Well, kind of. We’ll Skimm the drama between the players union and the owners in the MLB…in 60 seconds. 

Finally: When news alerts are high, your anxiety might be high too — and you’re not alone. So we ask a licensed psychologist her best tips to decompress from the headlines. Because peace of mind is a truce we can control.


On this episode, you’ll hear from: 


Serena Parekh, Director of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program, Northeastern University


Megan Greene, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School, Global Chief Economist, Kroll Institute


Kadia Goba, national politics reporter, Buzzfeed News


Dr. Carolyn Rubenstein, licensed psychologist 


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. Additional help from Sagine Corrielus. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm’s head of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

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