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The "Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast" is dedicated to talking to Real-Life Experts on how they are getting through the current Covid19 time while it is filled with unexpected changes, challenges & feelings of helplessness. Those "experts" are everyday people like you and me because, as the conversations reveal, our past personal experiences may have prepared us for this moment more than we realize.

Been There, Done That: A Pandemic Podcas‪t‬ beentheredonethatpandemicpodcast

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The "Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast" is dedicated to talking to Real-Life Experts on how they are getting through the current Covid19 time while it is filled with unexpected changes, challenges & feelings of helplessness. Those "experts" are everyday people like you and me because, as the conversations reveal, our past personal experiences may have prepared us for this moment more than we realize.

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E29 Dr. Sandra

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E29 Dr. Sandra

    Listen to Dr. Sandra reflect on what this last year has surfaced for us emotionally and where it may lead us. We talk about a recent speech given by Dr. Angela Davis and a comment they made about imagining what is possible once white supremacy is acknowledged and talked about from those in the highest offices of the land. And finally we talk about the kinds of systemic changes that are needed to prove that we learned anything at all during this first year of the pandemic.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E28 Sophie

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E28 Sophie

    Listen to Sophie share what is happening now, a year later from the first shelter in place orders, in both her home in Northern California and her country of origin - France. Why would France be on the cusp of a third pandemic wave, and how can we avoid that same path here in the U.S.?

    • 37 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E27 Rose

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E27 Rose

    Listen to Rose share about her experience disseminating polio vaccines in Ghana, several years ago, with a comparison to how the Covid-19 vaccine has been made available here and now. She goes on to share her thoughts on the complexity and nuance of conversations related to gun violence in the U.S. And finally Rose shares about what it has been like to date during the pandemic.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E26 Tori

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E26 Tori

    Listen to Tori share her thoughts on what the future may hold for folks who are not able to be fully vaccinated at this time. What will happen to her 5-year-old who, has had multiple bone marrow transplants and, is unable to get any vaccine? She shares a story of a friend who had a major allergic reaction to the 1st does of a vaccine. Can this person take the 2nd shot now? And if they can't, then what? Finally, we talk about the long term effects of trauma and how we all may be changed forever as we move in to survivorship mode. What does collective or societal PTSD look like?

    • 54 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E25 Rebecca

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E25 Rebecca

    Listen to Rebecca share what it's like to prepare to return to the physical classroom for in-person instruction. And we talk about the pros and cons to California's four-tier, color-coded classification system that alerts residents about how safe and open public spaces are at the moment. 

    • 56 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E24 Lena

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E24 Lena

    Listen to Lena reflect on the last two and a half months, from the January 6th insurgence to receiving the first dose of the vaccine. And we discuss the current "return to normal" with the return of mass shootings. 

    • 1 hr 12 min

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An intriguing variety of viewpoints makes this a special podcast!

The interviewees range from a 10 year old fifth grader to a 76 year old civil rights activist and so many others in-between. There are interviews that you can identify with, others that inspire you, some have you laughing and some that bring you to tears. Looking forward to listening to the upcoming seasons and listening to how everyone does getting through this pandemic.

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