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Launching in September 2020, Covid Conversations: Life in a Time of Corona is a 12-part monthly podcast series from the Center for Folklore Studies at The Ohio State University. Produced and presented by the British-born and Columbus-based folklorist and radio producer Rachel Hopkin, each Covid Conversations episode features two guests – one from Ohio and one from a different part of the world – who share a distinct arts- and/or humanities-related professional or personal identity. Over the course of their conversation, the paired participants discuss and compare how their parallel involvements in the arts and humanities have informed their experience of life during the Coronavirus pandemic in their respective homes. Covid Conversations: Life in a Time of Corona is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery grant.

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Launching in September 2020, Covid Conversations: Life in a Time of Corona is a 12-part monthly podcast series from the Center for Folklore Studies at The Ohio State University. Produced and presented by the British-born and Columbus-based folklorist and radio producer Rachel Hopkin, each Covid Conversations episode features two guests – one from Ohio and one from a different part of the world – who share a distinct arts- and/or humanities-related professional or personal identity. Over the course of their conversation, the paired participants discuss and compare how their parallel involvements in the arts and humanities have informed their experience of life during the Coronavirus pandemic in their respective homes. Covid Conversations: Life in a Time of Corona is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery grant.

    Episode 7: Young Adult Fiction Writers

    Episode 7: Young Adult Fiction Writers

    Covid Conversations Episode 7 features two writers of YA fiction.

    Natalie Richards is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books for young adults. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.

    Fatima Sharaffedine is the award-winning writer and translator of books for children and young adults and also a writing tutor. She is from and is currently living in Beirut, Lebanon.

    Covid Conversations is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme grant. It is produced and presented by radio producer and folklorist Rachel Hopkin. Episode 7 was recorded on February 25, 2021.

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    Episode 6: Performers and Teachers of Bharatanatyam

    Episode 6: Performers and Teachers of Bharatanatyam

    Covid Conversations Episode 6 features two dancers and teachers of Bharatanatyam which is one of India’s oldest classical dance traditions.

    Smitha Magal is a senior disciple of Professor Sudharani Raghupathy and, after some years teaching in her native India, formed her own dance school SILAMBAM in 1992 after moving to Dublin, Ohio. Smitha is originally from Chennai in India which is the home of the other guest in this podcast, Priya Murle.

    Like Smitha, Priya is also senior disciple of Professor Ragupathy – in fact, the two guests studied together and are long-time friends and colleagues. Priya was a senior teacher at Shree Bharatalaya, prior to founding her Shri Silambam Academy of Fine Arts in 2012 in Chennai.

    Covid Conversations is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme grant. It is produced and presented by radio producer and folklorist Rachel Hopkin. Episode 6 was recorded on January 28, 2021.

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    Episode 5: Ethnographers

    Episode 5: Ethnographers

    Covid Conversations Episode 5 features two scholars who specialize in ethnographic fieldwork methods and who have undertaken ethnographic fieldwork since the pandemic began early in 2020.

    Lucy Long is a folklorist and ethnomusicologist who teaches at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is the founder and director of The Center for Food and Culture. An online exhibition of her Covid-related foodways research is available at comfortfoodwaysexhibit.wordpress.com.

    Iñigo Sánchez-Fuarros is an anthropologist with the Institute of Heritage Sciences, Spanish National Research Council in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Sounding Out the Tourist City project which is based in Lisbon, Portugal and which has been documenting the soundscape of the city both prior to and during Covid.

    Covid Conversations is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme grant. It is produced and presented by radio producer and folklorist Rachel Hopkin. Episode 5 was recorded on January 5, 2021.

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    Episode 4: Orchestral Musicians

    Episode 4: Orchestral Musicians

    Covid Conversations Episode 4 features two world-class musicians from two of the world’s greatest orchestras.

    Mark Kosower is Principal Cello with the Cleveland Orchestra. He has been with the orchestra since 2010. Matthew Hunter is a violist with the Berlin Philharmonic. He has lived in Germany for 25 years, but he was born in Ohio and spent some years working in the state, though he was raised in Massachusetts.

    As well as playing with their respective orchestras, both Mark and Matthew perform as soloists and chamber ensemble players and are teachers. Among the subjects they discuss during this episode are their approaches to live-streamed performances and concerns regarding hand sanitizers with respect to their musicianship and instruments.

    Some of Mark Kosower’s online performances can be accessed via the following links: www.youtube.com/channel/UCiTBAKeujunlSKDdRIyfbHw
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008328842166

    For more information about the Cleveland and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, including their online concert programming, please visit https://www.clevelandorchestra.com and https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/.

    Covid Conversations is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme grant. It is produced and presented by radio producer and folklorist Rachel Hopkin. Episode 4 was recorded on Tuesday, 1st December, 2020.

    To find out more about Rachel Hopkin, please visit www.rachelhopkin.com.

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    Episode 3: Quilt Makers and Quilting Group Organizers – Dr Carolyn Mazloomi and Felicity Khan

    Episode 3: Quilt Makers and Quilting Group Organizers – Dr Carolyn Mazloomi and Felicity Khan

    Covid Conversations Episode 3 features two quilters and quilting group organizers.

    Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, who lives in West Chester, Ohio, is a quilter, quilt scholar, curator, founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. She’s received many honors, including being named as a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2014, which is the highest award given in the United States for traditional arts. Carolyn is also a trained aerospace engineer.

    Felicity Khan is based close to Cape Town in South Africa. She has been sewing all her life. She has formed several patchwork and quilting groups and teaches theses craft to others. Felicity was formerly a board member of the Good Hope Quilters Guild - which is the Western Cape of South Africa’s patchwork and quilting umbrella body - and served as its Outreach Liaison person.

    More information about the Unmask Your Creativity competition discussed in the podcast can be found here: wcqn.org/unmask-your-creativity-contest.

    Episode 3 was recorded on Saturday November 7th, 2020. Mastered by Paul Kotheimer at the Ohio State University. Music from https://pixabay.com/music

    Covid Conversations: Life in a Time of Corona is a 12-part podcast series from the Ohio State University’s (OSU) Center for Folklore Studies. To find out more about the OSU Center for Folklore Studies, where the full recordings of each Covid Conversation will be archived along with contextual information about each episode, please visit go.osu.edu/covidconversations.

    The series is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme grant. Its 12 episodes will be published between September 2020 and August 2021. It is produced and presented by radio producer and folklorist Rachel Hopkin.

    To find out more about Rachel Hopkin, please visit www.rachelhopkin.com.

    • 39 min
    Episode 2: Dancers and Teachers of Argentine Tango – Jessica Tupa and Monica Maria Fumagalli

    Episode 2: Dancers and Teachers of Argentine Tango – Jessica Tupa and Monica Maria Fumagalli

    In this episode of Covid Conversations, we are joined by two dancers and teachers of Argentine tango – Jessica Tupa, who lives in Dayton, Ohio, and Monica Maria Fumagalli in Milan, Italy.

    Jessica Tupa is a psychotherapist with a background as a dance artist and educator. (In fact, she has a degree from the Ohio State’s Department of Dance, no less). She started dancing Argentine tango several years ago, and – pre-Covid – traveled extensively with her partner for tango within the US, and – more recently – Europe. Jessica uses her movement background to support wholistic wellbeing both in her psychotherapy practice and in her own life. During Covid, Jessica has spent some of her time teaching her Tupaco Tango Barre method online and she talks about this during the Conversation.

    Monica Maria Fumagalli studied many forms of dance before taking up Argentine tango in 1990. She has gone on to teach and perform the dance internationally, including in the USA. She also established a tango school in her native Milan. In addition, Monica is an accomplished scholar who has published and presented widely on the history and culture of Argentine tango.

    Covid Conversations: Life in a Time of Corona is a 12-part podcast series from the Ohio State University’s (OSU) Center for Folklore Studies

    Each  Covid Conversations episode features two individuals – one from Ohio and one from a different part of the world – who share a distinct arts- and/or humanities-related professional or personal identity. Over the course of their conversation, they discuss and compare how their parallel involvements in the arts and humanities have informed their experience of life during the Coronavirus pandemic in their respective homes. 

    The series is funded by an OSU Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme grant. Its 12 episodes will be published between September 2020 and August 2021. It is produced and presented by radio producer and folklorist Rachel Hopkin.

    To find out more about Rachel Hopkin, please visit www.rachelhopkin.com.

    Conversation recorded on Monday October 9th, 2020. Mastered by Paul Kotheimer at the Ohio State University. Music from https://pixabay.com/music

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