We all need to talk and share stories and connect our humanity beyond policy announcements and facts. We need a collective "this sucks" moment.
With the constant shock state and changes to life, we haven't had the time to process things and say "This Sucks!"
That's about to change.
I've got the podcast rig out and am lining up people to talk to about the humanity behind life's changes.
We can all say "This Sucks!" and get through this together.
Let's get busy.
Peter Low - Sydney - 7 May 2020
In Australia our lock in laws are relaxing...now it's time to look at what we've been doing and continue to do in business as we emerge
I'm talking to Peter Low, 100x Founder, entrepreneur, business owner and mentor about the things that we can start to do now, to set ourselves up for success, as the lock in eventually becomes the move on.
Matt Stedman, Sydney Australia, 13 Apr 20
Matt Stedman is an Anglican Minister in Sydney's Inner West. Matt's busy with his wife and 4 young children all the while serving his local community with practical and pastoral needs.
I spoke to Matt on Easter Monday, the day after what should have been one of Matt's busiest days at his church, St Bede's. I find out what it was like celebrating Easter Sunday services in isolation.
Joe "Fish" Clarke, Shanghai China, 11 Apr 20
Joe Clark, also known as Fish, lives in Shanghai China with his wife Jody and four kids.
A New Zealand native, Joe's family have made Shanghai home for the past 13 years.
Having been locked down since early January, I talk to Joe to find out what life is like as things start coming back to normal.
Jane & Adrian O'Connor - Copenhagen - 7 Apr 20
Jane & Adrian O'Connor are Sydney-siders taking a grown up gap year in Denmark.
The virus may have altered their plans but it hasn't affected their spirits. With their 2 young daughters, Jane's dad and sister with them, I catch up to find out what life's like in Copenhagen during the Lock In.
Angela King - Queensland, Australia, 2 Apr 20
Angela King is a marketer for a film distribution company, she is also currently locked in in Queensland, Australia.
It's great to hear from Angela who is positive, optimistic and upbeat... all while writing a novel about a psychopath.
Tim Hayward in Cambridge, UK 30 Mar 20
Tim Hayward lives in Cambridge, England. He's the proprietor of Fitzbillies - a Cambridge institution, an author, food critic for the Financial Times and a broadcaster...
He's also the best dinner companions you will ever have. The conversation is fast, varied and fascinating. But this time, I catch up with Tim from the other side of the world and not the other side of the table.
We talk about being dads, food, social media and look forward to better times ahead.
This is great podcast to get you through these tricky times!
Thanks for putting this together for us in this tricky time...