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"[Listening to] Stories of COVID has been really helpful in reminding me to be ok with the [ups and downs] — literally daily affirmations." - one of our listeners

We are living history. Join me in learning what this paradigm shift means in the past, present, and future, for a book for future generations.

Veronica Kirin is an anthropologist, author, and entrepreneur who studies paradigm shifts. Her first book, Stories of Elders, documents the high tech revolution through interviews with t… Continue Reading >>
"[Listening to] Stories of COVID has been really helpful in reminding me to be ok with the [ups and downs] — literally daily affirmations." - one of our listeners

We are living history. Join me in learning what this paradigm shift means in the past, present, and future, for a book for future generations.

Veronica Kirin is an anthropologist, author, and entrepreneur who studies paradigm shifts. Her first book, Stories of Elders, documents the high tech revolution through interviews with those that lived it. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stories-of-covid/support << Show Less
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32. Landon Mabe — Graduating Alone Landon Mabe was at Rice University in his senior year when COVID-19 disrupted our lives. He had graduation plans, expectations, and goals, all of which were derailed within one week as Rice shut down. In this heartfelt episode, listen to the story of a rite of passage being disrupted, and consider how it fits with previous episodes. Interviewed 23 April 2020.
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Bonus Episodes Every ten episodes we take a step back and feature the final question asked of each interviewee: what do you wish future generations to know about this pandemic experience? Stories of COVID™
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213. Veronica Kirin — Self-Interview of the Creator Veronica Kirin Self-Interview of Veronica Kirin, anthropologist, author, entrepreneur and creator of Stories of COVID.

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BONUS: Final Messages #21 Every ten episodes I publish a bonus episode highlighting the final messages participants leave for future generations, as the purpose of this book is to both document this era for posterity and to share the lessons we've learned so they aren't lost. These bonus episodes are heartfelt and tender, as participants think to the future and send their hopes to those we'll never meet.
Participants included in this episode are:
Norm Baur
Jack Stafford
Cathy Ma
Sharissa Arnold
Alex C.
Stuart Webb
Michelle Griffen
Anna Rebecca Green
Melania B.
E.J. Wagner
Michael Shook
Thomas Funfsinn
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212. Thomas Funfsinn — Perspective from Beijing Thomas is an American who currently lives in Beijing and is a school teacher. In his interview, he describes what it was like to be living in China during the pandemic, how technology helped, and expressed his frustration around outside opinions on China’s response to the pandemic. Interviewed 23 March 2022. Learn more about leaving a story for future generations at https://storiesofcovid.co
You can read some of Thomas' articles at https://www.thomasfunfsinn.com

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211. Michael Shook — An Act of Kindness Michael lives in California and shares a story where at the height of the pandemic, he witnessed the most beautiful act of community and kindness and how much of an impact it made on him. Interviewed 22 March 2022. Learn more about Stories of COVID at https://storiesofcovid.co

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210. E.J. Wagner — Being Seen E.J. was pregnant when the pandemic hit, and in her interview describes the unexpected desire to be seen in this world as a pregnant person and the feelings that came along with realizing that wasn’t going to be the case for her. Interviewed 15 March 2022. Learn more about leaving a story for future generations at https://storiesofcovid.co
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209. Melania B. — Becoming a Family Melania’s story is one of connection, family, and concern. She shares how the pandemic still looms for their family due to an immunocompromised family member, how she aches to preserve her daughter’s childhood, and how her family was formed in spite of the pandemic. Interviewed 11 March 2022. Learn more about leaving a story for future generations at https://storiesofcovid.co

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208. Anna Rebecca Green — Expat in Berlin Anna is from the USA, but currently lives in Berlin. In her interview, she reflects on the difficulties of being a world away from her family during the pandemic, and how much anxiety relief came along with the release of the vaccine. Interviewed 10 March 2022. Learn more about leaving a story for future generations at https://storiesofcovid.co

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207. Michelle Griffen — Looking Inward In her interview, Michelle describes what it was like to be living in Portland, Oregon during the civil unrest after George Floyd’s murder and the subsequent introspection this sparked within herself. Interviewed 8 March 2022. Learn more about leaving a story for future generations at https://storiesofcovid.co

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206. Stuart Webb — The Virologist Stuart is a virologist, and has been monitoring Google alerts for pandemics for the past 20 years. In his interview, he describes what it has been like for someone of his expertise to watch a pandemic play out in real time. Interviewed 22 February 2021. Learn more about leaving a story for future generations at https://storiesofcovid.co

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