35 episodes

Transmission is a podcast about life at the heart of an epidemic. As the nation copes with the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic, hear what it’s like in the Pacific Northwest, at the vanguard of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    • 4.9 • 101 Ratings

Transmission is a podcast about life at the heart of an epidemic. As the nation copes with the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic, hear what it’s like in the Pacific Northwest, at the vanguard of the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Episode 35: Turned Around

    Episode 35: Turned Around

    A year ago, Dr. Nick Mark worried he might not survive the pandemic. He's a critical-care doctor in Seattle who performs risky procedures, like intubations, on some of the sickest COVID-19 patients. He and his colleagues updated their wills and made sure their life insurance premiums were paid automatically.

    • 28 min
    Episode 34: Silver Linings

    Episode 34: Silver Linings

    Now that most students are back in school in the Northwest, there are a lot of feelings going around.

    • 28 min
    Episode 33: Coming Back to Life

    Episode 33: Coming Back to Life

    On the day I meet 86-year-old Chris Swanson inside her room at Horizon House in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, it feels like a party.

    • 10 min
    Episode 32: The Vaccine Hunters

    Episode 32: The Vaccine Hunters

    When 65-year-old Bonnie McGuire was vaccinated earlier this year for COVID-19, a huge weight of worry disappeared in an instant.

    • 27 min
    Episode 31: The Long Winter

    Episode 31: The Long Winter

    Emergencies do something to our brains. A few months after a catastrophe, people find themselves more irritable and less able to concentrate. Rates of depression and anxiety rise. Same with substance use and suicide. This has been observed in disaster after disaster.

    • 36 min
    Episode 30: Words Matter

    Episode 30: Words Matter

    Living during a global pandemic is inherently stressful. Stress can negatively impact how we make decisions.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

J. Barshop ,

Deeply substantial and amazingly practical

It’s obvious Will and the KNKX team put extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear is still mind-blowing Every. Single. Time.

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend Transmission‬ enough 🙌

Ice Cream! ,

Brilliant, moving, fascinating podcast

I admire the care the team is taking with this. Reporters are some of the best, and the people they talk to obviously trust them, much appreciated in these times.

Bluesky09 ,

A reluctance overcome

I was reluctant to transition to Transmission because its predecessor, Outsiders, WAS SO GOOD. However, I invested the emotional energy to give this podcast a chance. I am so glad I did. I can’t believe how the landscape of Coronavirus has been traversed. The choice of stories to tell stands out. While I want the world to rid itself of Covid-19 NOW, I also appreciate the attention the Transmission team pays to its subjects.

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