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Stories from quarantine. The "social distancing" of the Covid-19 outbreak is something none of us were really prepared for... and so how are we coping with it? Conversations with people in a variety of situations, told in real time as the epidemic unfolds.

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Stories from quarantine. The "social distancing" of the Covid-19 outbreak is something none of us were really prepared for... and so how are we coping with it? Conversations with people in a variety of situations, told in real time as the epidemic unfolds.

    Day 54 (Thursday, May 7), Joe. A

    Day 54 (Thursday, May 7), Joe. A

    Joe Apfelbaum of Ajax Union is entering the second month of lockdown with in a fighting stance – he’s going to save his family, save his business, and if you let him, maybe even save you.

    Have a story to tell? Write me at TheBigShutIn@RacecarRadio.com

     

    • 25 min
    Day 39 (Wednesday, April 22nd), Patrick S.

    Day 39 (Wednesday, April 22nd), Patrick S.

    Today I spoke to Patrick Sasso of Loop 7, who, despite the hit his business has taken, is finding real causes for optimism in all this - in the way we care for each other, and in the resiliency of our fellow New Yorkers.

    • 23 min
    Day 35 (Saturday, April 18th), Daniel L.

    Day 35 (Saturday, April 18th), Daniel L.

    Dan London and I have made podcasts together before – there’s a bunch of them over under “London’s New York” on this same network… tonight we talked about changing plans, modified expectations, and the nature of national identity in the time of COVID.

     

    • 43 min
    Day 32 (Thursday, April 16th), Lindsay P.

    Day 32 (Thursday, April 16th), Lindsay P.

    Lindsay Heather Pearce is a fiercely talented singer and actress who worked for years before getting her big break – the lead part in one of the biggest shows on Broadway. Unfortunately, the world had other plans.

    You can hear a bit of Lindsay singing during her time in quarantine in Manhattan by clicking here. 

    Have feedback for me? Or a story to tell? Write me at TheBigShutIn@RacecarRadio.com

    • 31 min
    Day 28 (Sunday, April 12th), Matt

    Day 28 (Sunday, April 12th), Matt

    For many of us, the only thing more frustrating than the constraints of quarantine have been the difficulties of accessing real help from the government. The severely overtaxed unemployment system is a dysfunctional mess, and other assistance is thin on the ground. I talked to my friend and colleague Matt – a successful freelance videographer here in New York – about the challenges of keeping himself afloat when he’s not allowed to work.

     

    • 26 min
    Day 27 (Saturday, April 11th), Phil

    Day 27 (Saturday, April 11th), Phil

    Despite all the politics and abstract philosophy that’s creeping in to how most of the rest of the country is still talking about COVID-19, there’s an actual disease at work here, and it’s nasty business. Phil is my neighbor. He’s a doctor. He got very sick with this damned virus and lived to tell the tale.

    Have a story to tell? Write me at TheBigShutIn@RacecarRadio.com

    • 33 min

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