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The Week Unwrapped podcast: Virtual protest, RuPaul and rhinos

How do you march if you’re in self-isolation? Is RuPaul really an oil baron? And are rhino numbers heading in the right direction?

Olly Mann and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days.

In this week’s episode, we discuss:

Online demonstrations

Over half a million people this week tuned in to a “virtual protest” against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The demonstration saw critics lambast Netanyahu for exploiting the coronavirus to solidify his power - and is not the first digital protest. Online demos have taken place in both Spain and Hong Kong; so could the anger of the street, soon shift to virtual reality?

Saving the rhino

There was some tentative good news from the animal kingdom this week – the number of African black rhinos in the wild has risen by several hundred and should continue to rise for the next few years. What can explain this moderate success story, and why do conservation and biodiversity matter?

RuPaul’s black gold

RuPaul, of Drag Race fame, has admitted that he sells the rights to his 60,000 acre Wyoming ranch to oil companies for what appears to be fracking. With fans expressing disappointment that yet another role model has let them down, is it time that all celebrities fracked off for good?

You can subscribe to The Week Unwrapped on the Global PlayerApple podcastsSoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts. It is produced by Sarah Myles and the music is by Tom Mawby.

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