39 min

Catch Feelings Not Flights You Know What I Mean?

    • Society & Culture

... at least during a pandemic. But it seems like everyone’s sticking to the original version because every time we log on to Instagram, there is without a doubt a new person flying to Mexico (Ted Cruz, Ontario finance minister, that girl from your highschool who thinks she’s an influencer, actual influencers) - the list goes on. On this week’s episode, Nadine and Tarini discuss the two kinds of vacationers during the pandemic - the one who thinks they’re in an ad for itravel2000 and those who enter the witness protection program before boarding their flight. But on a serious note, this pandemic has hit those with structural and societal inequities stacked against them the most. While those communities fight for basic rights like food, shelter, and safety for themselves and their families, it seems a little tone deaf to be travelling to “take a break” from the pandemic. No doubt it’s been hard on everyone in many different ways, but putting yourself (and others!) in covid’s line of sight is definitely not helping anyone. So as the Ontario government concisely put it: we’re opening the economy but STAY AT HOME but the mall is open but STAY AT HOME but restaurants are open but STAY AT HOME. Want more YKWIM? Follow us on Instagram @ykwim.pod, on YouTube at You Know What I Mean? Podcast, and on your favourite streaming platform.

... at least during a pandemic. But it seems like everyone’s sticking to the original version because every time we log on to Instagram, there is without a doubt a new person flying to Mexico (Ted Cruz, Ontario finance minister, that girl from your highschool who thinks she’s an influencer, actual influencers) - the list goes on. On this week’s episode, Nadine and Tarini discuss the two kinds of vacationers during the pandemic - the one who thinks they’re in an ad for itravel2000 and those who enter the witness protection program before boarding their flight. But on a serious note, this pandemic has hit those with structural and societal inequities stacked against them the most. While those communities fight for basic rights like food, shelter, and safety for themselves and their families, it seems a little tone deaf to be travelling to “take a break” from the pandemic. No doubt it’s been hard on everyone in many different ways, but putting yourself (and others!) in covid’s line of sight is definitely not helping anyone. So as the Ontario government concisely put it: we’re opening the economy but STAY AT HOME but the mall is open but STAY AT HOME but restaurants are open but STAY AT HOME. Want more YKWIM? Follow us on Instagram @ykwim.pod, on YouTube at You Know What I Mean? Podcast, and on your favourite streaming platform.

39 min

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