Conversations and cautionary tales about contracting Covid-19 from the people who lived through it. Hosts Raymond McAnally and Caroline Amos deflect with humor as well as open up about their Covid experiences. Their compelling and conversational interview style disarms both audiences and guests in a true effort to make the best out of what it means to survive Covid-19. It might be the same virus, but these are very different stories.
Episode 17: Ray & Caroline Wrap Season One
Caroline and Raymond (and an awkward little-sounding voice) say goodbye to Season One. Our cohosts give updates on their personal Covid stories, tell us about what's coming up in Season Two (launching March 9th, 2021), and why this shift has them...
Episode 16: Dr. Keith Gagnon - The Nation's Mutation, a U.S. Variant
This is our final interview for Season 1 and it's our biggest one to date: we got a chance to interview Dr. Keith Gagnon, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at SIU whose lab has uncovered a U.S.-specific coronavirus variant that...
Episode 15: Harriet - "Look for the Helpers"
We can all agree we're in need of a feel-good story right now, so meet Harriet! She has been dedicating her time and energy to helping elderly people navigate the world of technology so they can receive the vaccine. "Anybody would do the same when you...
Episode 14: Erik - "A Deployed Doctor Comes Home to Covid"
This week we got to interview Dr. Erik, an anesthesiologist who was deployed in the Middle East when the pandemic broke out last March. His deployment had already come to a close but he was detained for a few more weeks before he was allowed to come...
Episode 13: Louis - “Shoot Me Up Bruh”, A Pfizer Vaccine Trial Story
After months of devastating loss, Louis said "f**k it" (literally) and enrolled himself in the Pfizer vaccine trial. Louis, a self-described "big ol' meat shield," was more than happy to take this risk, especially because he knows we aren't going to get...
Episode 12: Maria - "An American Hospitalized in London"
Last March Maria spent nineteen days in the hospital with COVID-induced double pneumonia. Can you even imagine? From the CPAP machine to rash and bed rest, she experienced the full gamut. We are so lucky she lived to tell the tale, no matter how...
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REAL talk from REAL people about a REAL situation. Thanks for the info Ray and Caroline and guests.
Important & Witty
Caroline & Raymond are providing us with stories that desperately need to be remembered. This podcast brings light & humor to coronavirus, and also provides room for reflection in how us as the listeners are currently living our lives in a pandemic. I love to hear the perspectives from each host as well as the different guests they’ve interviewed. Keep it up, such a good listen!
Powerful conversations with lots of golden nuggets
While we still know so little about this deadly virus, all we can count on are the experiences of our friends who have battled it firsthand. That’s why these conversations are so important and so meaningful. These raw, open and honest reflections are sobering for those of us whose lives and loved ones haven’t yet been touched by the virus... who view this community grief through a more distant lens.
Sometimes it’s one individual story that snaps everything into perspective. That’s what this podcast does. With poignant disclosures of loneliness in isolation, colorful accounts of strange new symptoms, enlightening realizations about the pandemic as it affects everyone differently and resolute epiphanies after life-altering illness—you’ll find yourself storing lots of nuggets of wisdom along the way. It goes so much deeper than a discussion about symptoms.
Caroline and Raymond bring ease to emotional subjects and flow to deep conversation. They’ll remind you that you’re not alone, that you’re stronger than you think, that you’re more accountable than you think and that, even though the future is uncertain, our actions and efforts still matter.