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A podcast about life during Covid-19 isolation, with stories, laughs and real talk from people all over the globe. Hosted by writer, mum and former full-time traveller Grace Koelma from @darelist.family.

In each episode you’ll hear everything from the practical and serious side of this pandemic, to the absurd and ridiculous, as we find ourselves with cabin fever, pendulum swinging between optimism and (some days, let’s be honest) an impending sense of doom. To feel is to be human, and there is space for ALL of it.

Follow us on Instagram: @thelast_roll

The Last Roll | A Covid-19 Podcast Grace Koelma

    • Places & Travel

A podcast about life during Covid-19 isolation, with stories, laughs and real talk from people all over the globe. Hosted by writer, mum and former full-time traveller Grace Koelma from @darelist.family.

In each episode you’ll hear everything from the practical and serious side of this pandemic, to the absurd and ridiculous, as we find ourselves with cabin fever, pendulum swinging between optimism and (some days, let’s be honest) an impending sense of doom. To feel is to be human, and there is space for ALL of it.

Follow us on Instagram: @thelast_roll

    #3 Stranded on an Antarctic expedition when the world shut down, with Kylie Rassatt

    #3 Stranded on an Antarctic expedition when the world shut down, with Kylie Rassatt

    Kylie Rassatt is a software engineer turned full time traveller from Seattle, in the USA. In early 2019 she and her husband Scott quit their jobs, put their home on Airbnb and sold most of their possessions to travel the world and work as digital nomads and run the travel website lovehardtraveloften.com. Together they’ve travelled to more than 40 countries, but (like many) their travel plans were interrupted dramatically when Covid-19 struck. Kylie and Scott were literally at the end of the world when borders started closing in mid-March 2020. They were on an Antarctic expedition when their ship was turned around and all passengers were confined onboard in a compulsory quarantine off the coast of Argentina. The story of what happened next in their race to get home to the USA safely is absolutely fascinating. Kylie and Scott are bloggers and Instagrammers, and you can check them out at @lovehardtraveloften.

    • 43 min
    #2 ‘Post-stress glow’ & Covid with a newborn baby in Sydney

    #2 ‘Post-stress glow’ & Covid with a newborn baby in Sydney

    Bek Day is a journalist, producer and mum of two from Sydney's Northern Beaches. She has a hilarious 4 year old boy and a gorgeous 9 week old baby girl, and in our chat today we talk about what life is like giving birth and doing the newborn baby stage in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, how decision fatigue is effecting her mental health, and (crucially) whether she'd rather run out of toilet paper or wine. Bek's predictions for how Coronavirus will impact our collective psyche and change the world are fascinating, and she's a witty and wonderful guest, so I hope you enjoy this interview with Bek Day.

    • 52 min
    #1 Movement control orders, drone spies & binge baking in Kuala Lumpur

    #1 Movement control orders, drone spies & binge baking in Kuala Lumpur

    My guest today is Mikaela Koelma, Mika for short. Mika is an Australian expat living and working in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She and her husband Chris are both international school teachers and have lived abroad for the last 9 years. Mika is a bright and sunshine-y breath of fresh air, and from listening to her energy and laugh you wouldn’t know she’s been in a strict government-enforced lockdown for 4 weeks and counting, unable to leave the house for any reason, unless it’s to buy groceries or seek medical care (even exercising outside is banned). Mika also happens to be my sister-in-law and a great friend too, so I hope you enjoy this insight into what life is like during Covid-19 isolation in Kuala Lumpur. (Connect with Mika on Instagram @mikakoelma)

    • 46 min

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