31 episodios

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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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.

    Ignoring The Experts With Joel Stein

    Ignoring The Experts With Joel Stein

    As we all prepare for summer, we’re trying to decide what is safe and what isn’t safe to do. Joel Stein has been reporting on wealth disparities, risk analysis, and whether or not we trust experts to tell us what to do next. And according to his reporting, it seems like we aren’t going through this moment together. Our different circumstances -- jobs, living situations, mayors -- change how we experience this pandemic.

    Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch
    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Producer: Hayley Fager
    Editor: Vikram Patel
    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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    • 23 min
    Korean Baseball

    Korean Baseball

    Live sports is one of the many things that’s halted during the pandemic. But recently ESPN the got rights to air South Korean baseball games. Dan Kurtz, a superfan, explains why the KBO is worth watching -- and why it holds a special place in his heart.

    Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch
    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Reporter & Producer: Joanna Clay
    Editor: Vikram Patel
    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
    Hot Tub Royalty

    Hot Tub Royalty

    During the coronavirus pandemic, most non-essential business have taken a hit. But there are always exceptions. And Todd Thornbury’s hot tub business in Southern California happens to be one of the more fascinating ones.

    Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch
    Managing Producer: John Asante
    Reporter & Producer: Natalie Rinn
    Editors: Vikram Patel & Jonathan Hirsch
    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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    • 23 min
    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

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    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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 21 min

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