7 episodes

“Love Under Lockdown” plunges us into the intimate daily lives of four couples quarantining together in the pressure cooker of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whitney and Sariy have been dating for only four months when they both contract the virus and are forced to quarantine together. Brandee and Mary have just ended their three-year relationship, but continue living peaceably together—until they start dating other people. Jess, an ER doctor who is exposed daily to the virus, makes the heart-wrenching decision to quarantine away from her fiancé and toddler to keep them safe. And Edwin and Kelcey must protect their immunocompromised son while dealing with Edwin’s job loss. Through raw, confessional audio and a moody original score, “Love Under Lockdown” is both a time capsule of the strangest year of our lives, and a timeless meditation on love in all its forms.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

“Love Under Lockdown” plunges us into the intimate daily lives of four couples quarantining together in the pressure cooker of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whitney and Sariy have been dating for only four months when they both contract the virus and are forced to quarantine together. Brandee and Mary have just ended their three-year relationship, but continue living peaceably together—until they start dating other people. Jess, an ER doctor who is exposed daily to the virus, makes the heart-wrenching decision to quarantine away from her fiancé and toddler to keep them safe. And Edwin and Kelcey must protect their immunocompromised son while dealing with Edwin’s job loss. Through raw, confessional audio and a moody original score, “Love Under Lockdown” is both a time capsule of the strangest year of our lives, and a timeless meditation on love in all its forms.
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    Episode 1: “This is Grief”

    Episode 1: “This is Grief”

    We meet our first two couples living under lockdown together: Whitney and Sariy’s isolation offers some exciting opportunities to explore their young relationship, until Whitney falls ill and they realize she has contracted the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Brandee and Mary have to solve a different kind of problem: quarantining together after their recent breakup. 
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    • 37 min
    Episode 2: “We Hate Coronavirus!”

    Episode 2: “We Hate Coronavirus!”

    We meet Fred and Jess, an engaged couple who have isolated from each other given that Jess, an ER doctor, works on the frontlines in one of LA’s busiest hospitals and is afraid of infecting their young son, Fred IV. Meanwhile, Whitney and Sariy struggle with Whitney’s ever-worsening symptoms. And Brandee and Mary further navigate living together, which gets especially complicated when Brandee begins dating other people online. 
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    • 32 min
    Episode 3: “It’s Given Us Some Time to Fall in Love Again”

    Episode 3: “It’s Given Us Some Time to Fall in Love Again”

    We meet our fourth and final couple, Edwin and Kelcey, who are enjoying the fact that social isolation has allowed them to spend a lot more time with each other and their young son. Fred juggles a busy schedule of full-time work and single parenting, while Jess puts a plan together to return home. Whitney’s coronavirus symptoms finally begin to subside...for now. And a sudden job scare derails Brandee and Mary’s attempt to redefine their relationship. 
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    • 37 min
    Episode 4: “My Life is Not Worth Ten Dollars an Hour”

    Episode 4: “My Life is Not Worth Ten Dollars an Hour”

    Whitney and Sariy wonder where their much-needed stimulus check is, while Edwin uses his to cover rent and pay some mounting bills. Young Fred IV continues to grow and develop, something his mother Jess feels keenly given that she cannot see it firsthand. Brandee continues to job hunt. 
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    • 29 min
    Episode 5: “I’m Having a Grumpy Day”

    Episode 5: “I’m Having a Grumpy Day”

    Whitney and Sariy contemplate the future, both for their relationship and their living situation. Edwin and Kelcey work to alleviate their frustrations with confinement for the betterment of their home life dynamic. Jess nears the brink as her return-to-home date grows closer. And Mary’s decision to attend a social gathering raises the already high tensions in the house between her and Brandee. All the while, the city begins to re-open, causing everyone to question what’s now acceptable behavior. 
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    • 25 min
    Episode 6: “I Could Do This For Another Eight Months”

    Episode 6: “I Could Do This For Another Eight Months”

    On our final episode, our couples reflect on their audio journaling over the course of this podcast and how their relationships have changed under lockdown. They also look forward, wondering what each of their futures hold. 
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

De Bach ,

Realistic and Uplifting

I honestly couldn’t get enough of this podcast, one, because it makes me feel less alone on this crazy pandemic journey, but also because it’s raw, real, and uplifting all at once. This podcast made me feel like there is an end to this crazy pandemic, there is hope in love and life, and that good really does outweigh evil. I’d love a follow up podcast of sorts could really use more of this kind of content right now!

akjo96 ,

I loved this show under lockdown

Diverse array of characters and very well produced and narrated. This short series tactfully embraces the current situation we’re in with interesting stories from real people. Definitely give it a listen!

MarshaWithaK ,

Fascinating Stories!

This is like therapy for my ears. LOVE hearing about the struggles that these couples are going through. Makes isolating during these crazy times feel less lonely. SO GOOD!

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