Outtake Outbreak: 2015 Recap Part 1

CHS Publications

Heather Lynch and Kiley McCarthy

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Did you live under a rock in 2015?

Don’t worry, we didn’t.

This podcast delves into the most pressing events that occurred from January to June. We talk about what caused these events, what happened, and the resulting outcomes. From the Charlie Hebdo events in France, to the 87th annual Oscars, there is a lot we can learn from returning to the biggest events of the year. There are new nuances in the issues regarding police brutality, new tragedies that bring into question gun control, and proof that the threat of dinosaurs will always draw people back to the theater.

The first half of 2015 also brought to light many issues in the sports industry. Deflategate rocked the already unreliable nature of the NFL as it had many people further questioning the National Football League’s reaction to problems within their organization. In addition, the highest grossing boxing match in history occurred alongside spectators who were unsatisfied with the fight itself. The FIFA corruption scandal paralleled this discontent in sports spectators around the world, as United States FBI exposed the world football organization in taking about 150$ million in bribes. These breaking stories pushed sports fans to question the morality of both sporting individuals and associations.

So plug in your headphones and see what you can learn from the most important events of 2015.