32 minutes | Jan 7th 2021

How It Ended: Chaos in Congress

Welcome to Skimm This. Here’s what we’re covering this week: 

  • First up: In D.C., as Congress gathered to certify President-elect Joe Biden's presidential win, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. We’ll break down what happened on Wednesday.
  • Then: All eyes were on Georgia this week. We’ll tell you what Democrats winning both Senate seats there means for the Biden administration. 
  • ICYMI: The COVID-19 vaccine rollout hasn’t been going according to plan. We’ll explain the holdup in getting vaccines into people’s arms. 
  • Later: Iran made a major announcement this week: they’re enriching their uranium to 20% purity. We won’t give you a chemistry lesson, but we will tell you why this matters and what this means for U.S. diplomacy moving forward.
  • Finally: Is your fridge a hot mess after the holidays? We’ll speak to an expert to help you Skimm your fridge…so you can finally find your ketchup again. 


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On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Josh Michaud, associate director for global health policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Leah Askarinam, editor-in-chief, National Journal’s The Hotline
  • Holly Dagres, non-resident fellow, the Atlantic Council
  • Rachel Gurjar, chef, recipe developer, and food writer (IG)


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

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