Sandra Tsing Loh's Monthly Radio Magazine
Episode Four: Life in Times of Coronavirus Part 2– Caitlin Flanagan
“Caitlin Flanagan Life-Hacks Her Toilet Paper Problem”
“The lightheartedness that comes from panic.” Caitlin Flanagan Skypes in to update us on how things are going in her household during Week One (or so) in the apocalypse. The good news: Caitlin’s fears no longer include running out of toilet paper. Scary phrases that do remain, when discussed in “the family meeting”? “Mass deaths,” “the end of the world,” and. . . wait for it, “vacuuming.” Extra helpings of Trader Joe’s “Joe Joe’s” to all of you!
Chez Flanagan/Hudnut’s frightened vacuum cleaner
Episode Three: March
“The Loh Life: Emergency Coronavirus Podcast”
Apocalypse Now. Oh my God. Our formerly-planned festive March podcast (“The Party Edition!”) is postponed until April at least. To try to process this pandemic sh*tstorm in real time (with apologies for news that will change every four hours and some imperfect editing/sound), we give you a special episode of The Loh Life: Emergency Coronavirus Edition. Aside from toilet paper, wipes, and some sort of imaginary retirement fund you wisely put into gold–and stored in a coin jar–you could use an emergency therapy session. But your already germ-phobic therapist has fled the country (to where?). So in 18 minutes (the length of a TED Talk, if not steeped in the same enlightened wisdom), Sandra takes you through (at least a first draft, in this bad Jerry Bruckheimer movie-like news cycle) the five Kubler-Ross stages of Pandemic Grief (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance).
Episode Two: February
Plus a third pet in the middle makes three?
In which Valentine’s Day is considered, rejected, and. . . well, rejected in favor of a stiff drink. Topics include tasty snack foods (Peachables? Nubbins?), the healing powers of passive in relationships, the secrets of a 30-year marriage (a dog), and Democrats on sugar cleanses eating hummus so violently it splatters against the wall. New jingles by our sponsors: Nubbins, Zen Pop (by Glendale Holistic Personal Solutions). Those will shortly be visitable here https://sleeplessinlosangeles.com/2020/01/19/musical-notes-from-our-sponsors/
February guests (in order of appearance): Henry Alford, Dan Jones, Cathi Hanauer, Patty Scanlon, Shannon Holt, Erika Schickel, Caroline Aaron. Also, Frier McCollister.
Episode One: January
“New Year’s (Ir)Resolutions”
“New Year’s resolutions? Or just go back to bed?”
In which New Year’s Resolutions are considered, rejected, and sometimes? In a Los Angeles Zen way? Both. Topics include Felicity Huffman, the Tarot, the curse of automated sinks, our fantasy death row last meals (Potatoes Romanoff?). Classic jingles by our sponsors: Altadena Goddess Wear, Peachables, the Fresno Tourist Board–visit them here https://sleeplessinlosangeles.com/2020/01/19/musical-notes-from-our-sponsors/
January guests (in order of appearance): Henry Alford, Julia Sweeney, Caitlin Flanagan, Janet Fitch, Amit Thakkar. Cameo by Dame Caroline Aaron. Also, Frier McCollister.