The Envy List #20: All the Podcasts Getting Me Through
Narrative Podcasts Are My Lifeline.
1. Imagine what it would be like to leave the most hateful church in America (Westboro Baptist). Listen...
From tweeting “thank God for AIDs” to speaking against it, Megan Phelps-Roper left her grandfather’s Westboro Baptist Church—the church that protests against the funerals of LGBTQ+ individuals and soldiers. Here’s what repentance looks like.
—"How Megan Phelps-Roper Left the Westboro Baptist Church,” the podcast Without Fail from Gimlet Media
2. Where did the quarantine face mask come from? Listen…
Face masks seem like such an obvious response in the face of an epidemic but are more commonly worn in China and other countries in East Asia than in the West. Around the world, there’s no doubt that this simple innovation has saved countless lives.That all changed in Manchuria because of a doctor named Wu Lien-teh.
—”Masking for a Friend” from the 99 Percent Invisible Podcast
3. How we can share immunity to Covid-19 via blood transfusion. Listen…
Survivors [of Covid-19] possess a kind of superpower: antibodies trained to fight the virus. Not only that, they might be able to pass this power on to the people who are sick with corona. This is an experimental treatment: convalescent plasma transfusion, a century-old procedure that some say may become one of our best weapons against this devastating, new disease.
—”Dispatch 3: Shared Immunity” from the podcast Radiolab
4. How is the Internet changing us humans? Listen…
We set out on a yearlong project to make a narrative audio series that would tell the stories of people who were shaping, and being shaped by, the internet.
—"The Rabbit Hole” from The New York Times
5. Nothing is “normal” anymore. Listen…
Moms Theresa and Biz are reminded that this isn’t actually normal, even if sometimes our brains try to trick us into thinking that it is. Why is this so hard? Oh yeah…this is absolutely not normal! Also, we are not really doing “fine.” It is helpful to acknowledge that and to remember that we are all doing a good job during this very not-normal time.
—”Episode 350: This Isn’t Actually Normal,” podcast “One Bad Mother,” from Maximum Fun
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