8 episodes

A cardiologist at Emory University shares candid thoughts from the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Lakshmi Sridharan chats with her curious friend Jaclyn Schiff, CEO of PodReacher, exploring what it's like to be a physician during the coronavirus pandemic, and how it's changing the professional, the personal, and everything in between. Wide-reaching conversations in this moment of freefall. Best enjoyed with your favorite drink. An 8-episode series.

This COVID Life Jaclyn Schiff & Lakshmi Sridharan

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

A cardiologist at Emory University shares candid thoughts from the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Lakshmi Sridharan chats with her curious friend Jaclyn Schiff, CEO of PodReacher, exploring what it's like to be a physician during the coronavirus pandemic, and how it's changing the professional, the personal, and everything in between. Wide-reaching conversations in this moment of freefall. Best enjoyed with your favorite drink. An 8-episode series.

    The end is here.

    The end is here.

    The final episode of This COVID Life kicks off with Lakshmi explaining the different types of COVID-19 immunity tests — what the results of antibody tests can tell us and what they do not.
    Jacci and Lakshmi take stock of what's next: What does life look like after COVID-19? Is there such a thing? 

    • 42 min
    Helplessness, anxiety, and love in the midst of a pandemic.

    Helplessness, anxiety, and love in the midst of a pandemic.

    Lakshmi and Jacci discuss the wide range of emotions that arise while living in a pandemic. The episode kicks off with Lakshmi sharing the experience of a patient whose condition was dramatically affected by coronavirus -- but not in the way you might expect.
    The co-hosts explore their emotional responses to the pandemic and share the stories of close friends who have had complicated experiences with fertility, adoption, dating, and relationships. 

    • 25 min
    The heart of the matter.

    The heart of the matter.

    Speaking from Atlanta as the state of Georgia reopens its economy, the episode opens with Lakshmi talking about how her health system is preparing for an uptick in COVID-19 cases. 
    The focus shifts to the relationship between COVID-19 and heart health. The interplay between high blood pressure and COVID-19 is discussed. The conversation circles to a fascinating topic -- How the pandemic has affected one of the scarcest resources in the American healthcare system: organ transplants. 

    • 34 min
    Appointing a designated survivor

    Appointing a designated survivor

    This episode explores leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. Lakshmi describes her health system's preparedness approach, which includes the appointment of "designated survivors." 
    Leadership at the local, national, and global level are discussed, and Lakshmi and Jacci trade ideas on the role of media in fueling or fighting the spread of COVID-19.
    The discussion meanders to a happy topic for females everywhere: Chris Cuomo. 

    • 29 min
    We're losing money.

    We're losing money.

    In this episode, the co-hosts discuss the changing economic landscape resulting from efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus.
    Lakshmi opens with the story of a patient who has to make difficult choices due to economic challenges. Jaclyn shares how the pandemic is affecting the broader podcast industry and specifically her business.

    • 24 min
    When COVID-19 is a family affair.

    When COVID-19 is a family affair.

    The coronavirus pandemic is having a major effect on family dynamics. The episode kicks off with Dr. Lakshmi Sridharan relating the experience of treating a patient whose whole family was diagnosed with COVID-19. She also discusses her adjustment to doing virtual consultations.
    Later in the episode, things get even more personal and the co-hosts share how social distancing is affecting their own family lives. 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Two experts at their craft sharing vital information

Podreacher CEO Jaclyn Schiff and Emory University Cardiologist Dr. Lakshmi Sridharan present helpful and timely information on Covid19. It’s a pleasure to listen to them, and a relief to hear expert knowledge during a time of anxiety and uncertainty for us all. Worth a listen!

Aliza N ,

Great storytelling

The hosts do a great job of relaying facts and COVID-related info while giving interesting personal details that paint an engaging picture. They have good chemistry and it’s fun to listen to them riff.

Max Branding ,

Incredible look at the frontlines

Jacci is a star in the podcast industry. It's so great to see her get behind the mic. This is an incredibly timely and relevant look at the frontlines, and it's powerful to hear experiences and learn from the most credible source. Quite the show

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