100 episodes

A podcast about coming together in a world that pulls us apart. With a musician's ear, a writer's pen, and a voice that invites you in, Shelter in Place weaves together stories both intimate and inspiring, showing us why art, not just doctors, will save us.

Shelter in Place Laura Joyce Davis

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 160 Ratings

A podcast about coming together in a world that pulls us apart. With a musician's ear, a writer's pen, and a voice that invites you in, Shelter in Place weaves together stories both intimate and inspiring, showing us why art, not just doctors, will save us.

    S2:E10 The Breakdown

    S2:E10 The Breakdown

    Gratitude is good. But sometimes it's not enough.
    In a year of breakdowns, how can we find our way to a breakthrough? As Laura reflects on the struggle of holding gratitude in a year of grief, she considers what Thanksgiving means for us in 2020.
    You can get the 1-page pdf on Choosing Gratitude, sign up for our newsletter, and support the show at shelterinplacepodcast.info.
    Click any of the links to read more about the food, guests, and history behind the first Thanksgiving, the pandemic mental health study I mentioned, how music and art can decrease anxiety, gratitude's effect on physical health, and why Odysseus wasn't more grateful. Download a free coloring book here.

    • 24 min
    S2:E9 In Search of Home

    S2:E9 In Search of Home

    Muoki Musau has thought a lot about what makes a good home, especially during this pandemic. He's a realtor in Virginia, but he's also a theologian who came to this country from Kenya. He's also become a friend of Shelter in Place, and Laura spoke with Muoki the first time back in a href="https://www.shelterinplacepodcast.info/episode-archive/episode-67-circling-back" rel=

    • 31 min
    S2:E8 Trust the Messenger

    S2:E8 Trust the Messenger

    Dr. Céline Gounder is an infectious disease specialist, epidemiologist, and medical journalist who has been selected for Joe Biden's new coronavirus task force, announced last week. She tells us where we are with COVID-19 now, what we need to know about the coming months, and why she thinks we can still win the fight against this virus.
    You can read about President Elect Biden's announcement in a href="https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/03/biden-plans-for-covid-transition-task-force-43395

    • 40 min
    S2:E7 What We Can Become

    S2:E7 What We Can Become

    This week's presidential race has been a reminder of what we all know: we are a house divided. I'm continuing to bring you stories that cast a vision of what our country could be--stories of people who refuse to let fear get the best of them. In today's episode photojournalist, anthropologist, and educator Amira Karaoud shares her story of how ten years as a financial analyst on Wall Street launched her on a journey that changed everything--and what the journey taught her about finding home.

    • 31 min
    S2:E6 Inherited

    S2:E6 Inherited

    Georgia Wright couldn't figure out how to reconcile what she saw in the world around her with what she knew about our changing world. And then she found a community that changed everything.
    You can listen and subscribe to Inherited here.
    Follow Inherited and Georgia Wright on Twitter: @inheritedpod and @georgiafrets 
    Georgia also recommended checking out thes

    • 20 min
    S2:E5 Standing in the Gap

    S2:E5 Standing in the Gap

    As we continue this Pandemic Odyssey, Laura talks with a former Navy Seals officer and CIA bodyguard and his "sage" about creating community we can count on in our greatest times of need. Jimmy Graham is the founder and CEO of Able Shepherd, an active shooter-response training program. Neil Pinkham is the COO of Able Shepherd. Jimmy and Neil also work together on the Stand in the Gap Initiative.
    Trigger warning: While there is nothing graphic in this content, this episode frequently mentions g

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

pamvatu ,

Relatable, inspirational and funny!

I don’t have to tell you that we are living in unprecedented times. Families with young children are struggling to keep it together most days, but listening to the podcast helps you realize that you are not alone, that your family, and every family in America - and the world - is going through something similar right now. The podcast has helped me realize that it’s OK to cry, to be scared, but also to take risks and ask for help. The podcast is raw, relatable, entertaining and inspirational. I’ve shared it with everyone I know!

AmiraKaraoud ,

Amazing podcast I look forward to every week

Shelter in place is really great listen, easy to listen to, engaging, well narrated and bring so much prospective in different subjects that matter. So grateful for this podcast in times where every little hope helps to stay hopeful.

GrandmaLinda Chico ,

Inherited shelter in Place

Thank you for your hard work-three days before election this was just the encouragement needed today. Love your podcasts-each and everyone of them.

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