28 episodes

Welcome to the new normal.

For so many of us around the globe, our lives have been forever changed by the coronavirus. And we will never be the same.

On Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for the foreseeable future, Neon Hum's Jonathan Hirsch will bring you stories of people who are far away...up close.

Stories of how each of us are learning to live through this pandemic.

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    • Documentary

Welcome to the new normal.

For so many of us around the globe, our lives have been forever changed by the coronavirus. And we will never be the same.

On Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for the foreseeable future, Neon Hum's Jonathan Hirsch will bring you stories of people who are far away...up close.

Stories of how each of us are learning to live through this pandemic.

    Slowing Down With Sam Sanders

    Slowing Down With Sam Sanders

    When Sam Sanders isn’t hosting NPR's "It’s Been A Minute," he’s watching TV and movies, reading books, and doing research for interviews with high profile celebrities. In quarantine, all of it has gotten to be a bit much. It’s made him realize that even before quarantine he was cramming too much stuff into his day.

    Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch
    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Reporter & Producer: Tanner Robbins
    Editors: Vikram Patel & Catherine Saint Louis
    Engineer: Scott Somerville
    Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions

    You can find out more about Heather Atles' company, Singing Telegrams Now, here.

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope.
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    • 20 min
    Home School

    Home School

    Layla Besson is a special education teacher, and a mother of three boys. She’s well-organized, resourceful – knows how to juggle. But then, the lockdown started. And everything fell apart.

    Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch
    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Reporter & Producer: Carla Green
    Editors: Vikram Patel & Catherine Saint Louis
    Engineer: Mark Bush
    Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope.
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    • 22 min
    Roommates

    Roommates

    Self-isolating has inevitably changed the dynamic of every household, but what are the particular nuances involved with quarantined roommates right now? On this episode, we explore three different roommate relationships to try and figure out how people are managing the highs and lows of isolating with housemates.

    Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch
    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Reporter & Producer: Mary Knauf
    Editor: Vikram Patel
    Engineer: Scott Somerville
    Music: Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope.
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    • 21 min
    Honeysuckle With Greyson Chance

    Honeysuckle With Greyson Chance

    Singer-songwriter Greyson Chance was preparing for one of the most exciting moments of his career, which included a world tour and a new album. When the pandemic hit, he felt like all his momentum deflated. But Greyson has found other ways to bring joy and music to his fans while back home in Oklahoma City.
    You can find Greyson's new single, "Honeysuckle," and more of his music here: https://greysonchancemusic.com/
    And you can find Sarah Ramey's book, "The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir" here: https://www.sarahmarieramey.com/

    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Producer: Hayley Fager
    Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis, Odelia Rubin
    Engineer: Scott Somerville
    Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope.
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    • 19 min
    Dad Diaries

    Dad Diaries

    Scott Duvall and his family, from Athens, Georgia, have been sheltering in place since before the stay at home order came down from Governor Brian Kemp. And in the weeks that followed, Scott realized he and his wife weren’t just processing this new normal -- but so were his three kids. COVID-19 proved to be a reality he couldn’t completely shelter them from.

    Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch
    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Reporter & Producer: Joanna Clay
    Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis
    Engineer: Mark Bush
    Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope.
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    • 21 min
    COVID Boyfriend

    COVID Boyfriend

    As the host of the podcast "The Lonely Hour," Julia Bainbridge has been studying loneliness in American life since well before we began isolating ourselves. When the pandemic began, her dating life started to feel lonely, as it was limited to the online world. But without the option to meet someone in real life, Julia found love in a hopeless place.

    Read the article on Julia's story in Refinery 29:

    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9794920/new-boyfriend-dating-during-coronavirus-story

    Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch
    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Reporter & Producer: Tanner Robbins
    Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis
    Engineer: Scott Somerville
    Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope.
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    • 22 min

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