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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 - S5E1 Final Season Introduction

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E1 Final Season Introduction

    Listen to the host bring us to the "beginning of the end" for the Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast. With themes of cautious optimism and lessons from history, we use this time to begin to take stock of how far we have come and consider just what it is that we want to make sure gets preserved about these first 365 days of the global Covid19 Pandemic. 

    • 41 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E2 Erin

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E2 Erin

    Listen to Erin share the details of their virtual wedding that took place over Zoom. What are the cost benefits of a virtual wedding? We hear a story about how a vaccination center, at Dodger's Baseball Stadium, was closed for part of the day because anti-vaccination protesters were blocking the entrances. We consider all the ways in which the country and the planet are filled with divisions and disparities. And finally, we hear Erin's last thoughts for this time capsule project of Covid19 Year 1. What are your Covid19 Memorial ideas?

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E3 Elana

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E3 Elana

    Listen to Elana share what the initial vaccine roll out has been like New York City. What are some of the hurdles and challenges to this initial process so far? How are some of the pre-pandemic inequities (based on class, race, ability, language, internet literacy and on) showing up and causing issues in this current vaccine dissemination process? We talk about what is really at the heart of so many frustrations with folks, "cutting the line," for getting access to the vaccines. HINT: It's not about the length of the lines or the roll out overall once the vaccines are delivered. And finally, we talk about what we want to make sure we learn from earlier historical moments. What did the post 9/11 moment teach us about what we need to NOT do in the coming post-insurgence and post-pandemic times?

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E4 Cris

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E4 Cris

    Listen to Cris share his final thoughts on what lessons this first year of the Covid19 Virus has taught him about to live through hard times. What events, struggles and challenges seem to be universal and not just part of an American Pandemic Year Story? Should we call the events of January 6 at the US Capital, in D.C. an "coup," or a "terrorist attack," or "an insurgence"? Finally, what do Zapatistas have to teach us about this moment? And what role does listening play in getting through hard times?

    • 58 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E5 Patrick P

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E5 Patrick P

    Listen to Patrick share his detailed account of what it was like to get the Pfizer Vaccine in Northern Nevada. From an emailed survey sent out from his work to the drive through vaccine shot process, we hear it all! We do a venn diagram of sorts comparing HIV medication to the current vaccination moment to see where there are similarities and differences between one pandemic to another. Finally, we wrap up by talking about the important role of stories, repetition, and the size of your megaphone when it comes to politics and health care.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E7 Dr. Oda

    Been There, Done That: Pandemic Podcast - S5E7 Dr. Oda

    Listen to Dr. Oda share her final thoughts on what this last year was like for her family and specifically as a full time working mom of a first grader. What have we learned about the extra labor performed by the "anchor parent" in the household? How can we put in to balance things that are out of balance? Finally, we talk about what we can learn about what we need to do next by looking back at Japanese American reintegration post WWII? How can we continue to live in a divided country without a process for reconciliation?

    • 58 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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