Season 5, Episode 4: A Breakdown of 2022 World Cup Controversies


Valerie Wang

The TidePod, which was started in early 2019, is currently in its sixth season. Graphic designed by Valerie Wang.

Uma Patnaik and Hannah Solomon

Everyone can agree that the World Cup is one of the most popular and entertaining sporting events to watch, occurring every four years and hosted by a different nation each time. But this year’s world cup has been surrounded by controversy, especially pertaining to its location, which is Qatar. We break down all the scandals that have arisen regarding this World Cup, starting with the bidding process and all the way through to the actual event. You can listen to this episode of the TidePod here. For more episodes, check out the TidePod on Spotify and Buzzsprout.


This episode of the TidePod was hosted and written by Hannah Solomon and Uma Patnaik. Graphic by Valerie Wang. Music courtesy of Corrigan Peters. Produced and edited by Uma Patnaik.