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31: Going Digital for COVID 19... Will We Go Back?
Due to pandemic going on in the world right now - COVID 19 - people are being told to shelter in place but are still trying their best to keep up with their normal day-to-day routine, obligations, and activities. Because of this, video conferencing and video sharing has become an extremely popular mode of communication and a substitution for face-to-face interactions. In this podcast, we will take a look at the creative ways that people, businesses, and institutions are utilizing Zoom and Instagram to help to bring a sense of new-normalcy to the current situation
32: Covid 19 and the Landscape of European Football
In this interview, we will be covering alongside our guest Gustavo Gabarda, sport analyst and consultant for UEFA (Union of European Football Associations, where he explains how COVID-19 has affected the football landscape. Not only institutions like UEFA or small clubs in minor leagues have been dramatically damaged by this pandemic outbreak, but also big clubs like F.C. Barcelona or Real Madrid. Teams are being forced to cut wages in order to maintain a healthy financial situation. We also discuss the effect on players' decision to move from one team to another, due to the uncertainty is creating on when leagues plan to be back in action, and how safe that's going to be. Additionally, how executives of the big leagues will be deciding on what are the next steps: push back all competitions, like it's been done with the Olympics, or end all them with the current rankings.
33: Being Social - A Simple Step to Open-Mindedness
This podcast is meant to open the audience's mind to the idea of taking on a more social attitude as opposed to the closed off and self-isolated mindset that most people have taken in recent years. What this refers to specifically is when people feel a sense of discomfort or annoyance when talking to people that are not in their close professional or social network, or in other words, talking to strangers when there is not a direct need to. Examples of this include refusal to speak to the person next to you in class, wearing headphones in public to give the signal that you do not want to be spoken to, or not having a desire to meet anyone new because you feel that you have everyone you need. Two guest speakers, JT Kelly of Keller Williams, and Sydney McCoy of Charles Rutenberg (both NU alumni), are brought on to speak about their experiences taking a more open-minded approach to life and interactions, and they share how it has benefitted both their personal and professional lives. Independently, I also share my personal experiences with this subject and share my findings after reading a Wall Street Journal article on the subject and reading Malcom Gladwell's book, Talking to Strangers. The message of this podcast is meant to appeal to college students to make them realize that being in university is a once in a lifetime experience where you are constantly surrounded by hundreds of people from all walks of life that all possess knowledge that you can learn from, or qualities that you can benefit from. Having a cynical and anti-social mindset during the college years is truly a wasted experience. This is also important for those who are out of college as new professional and personal relationships should never be looked down upon.
34: Dealing with Crisis
26: Soccer's Last Stand
COVID-19 is rapidly changing every aspect of our lives. We are slowly learning how to live life with a deadly pandemic and naturally it has impacted every single industry of the world. We need to quickly adapt to this new world so that we can overcome these testing times. This podcast will address the impact of COVID-19 on the soccer world. COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of all soccer events across the globe which has affected all stakeholders of the sport. The effect spreads from the fans to the players and owners of all soccer clubs. To help you understand this effect, Amal Tharyan, will lead you through a timeline of COVID-19's effect on soccer and discuss the potential future implications of these events. To overcome this problem, we first need to understand the meaning and consequences of it, and this podcast aims to aid people's understanding of the virus and impact it's had on various mega-sporting events. Amal starts the podcast off by explaining what the virus, running through a timeline of COVID-19's effect on soccer and then finally discussing the future of the sport and the world in general. If we stay strong through these challenging times, we can beat this disease as a community but we can only fight this together. We will definitely come out of this stronger and I hope to see all of you at the finish line.
27: Outwit. Outlast. Outplay.
Airing for more than 20 years, the TV show Survivor has drawn contestants from all walks of life with each player seeking to be the "Sole Survivor." While the crux of the show is to outwit, outlast and outplay, contestants must also face real-world issues along the way. On this episode, we talk about how Survivor is more than just a game, how it goes beyond a reality show by surfacing issues like race, religion, age, gender and sexuality. Tune-in to hear how the show acts as a platform for social commentary - chronicling the most prevalent social issues and injustices throughout the seasons and how the show has addressed them.