Episode 194: Taxes, COVID, and Ethics



For this week’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne discuss the latest news and events. The hosts begin by catching up on life (00:30) and sharing “Oh Lawd” news (09:00). The hosts then discuss recent news reports about a rise in a cannabis-related illness (17:20), research on the impact of Instagram on teen girls (20:00), and the ethics of designer babies (27:20). Next, the host discuss Awkwafina’s Blaccent controversy (32:15) and the backlash against AOC’s Met Gala appearance (38:00). They close by having a conversation about state politics (46:31), the woolly mammoth resurrection project (51:55), and the latest in entertainment (53:30)


Resources:

  • BhD Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/bhdpodcast

  • COVID-Sniffing Dogs at Miami Airport Have 99 Percent Accuracy at Detecting Infections - https://www.newsweek.com/covid-sniffing-dogs-miami-airport-have-99-percent-accuracy-detecting-infections-1628428

  • Uncontrollable vomiting due to marijuana use on rise, study finds - https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/17/health/marijuana-vomiting-wellness/index.html

  • Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show - https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-knows-instagram-is-toxic-for-teen-girls-company-documents-show-11631620739

  • Minnesota Supreme Court rules Minneapolis voters may decide on changing the police department in upcoming elections - https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/16/us/minneapolis-police-vote-court-ruling/index.html

  • Woolly mammoth resurrection project receives $15 million boost - https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/18/world/woolly-mammoth-science-newsletter-wt-scn/index.html

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