These are all podcasts and articles I have been sharing with friends and family lately. The general theme is positive, thoughtful takes on the Plague Times.
I’m posting them here for posterity. Maybe I’ll do this regularly. Maybe I’ll get on that strength training thing, too.
On the importance of solidarity in an emergency
The luminous Heather McGhee on Why Is This Happening/Chris Hayes
Eric Klinenberg on the Ezra Klein Show
Political and economic angles
Andrew Yang on universal basic income in the time of coronavirus/Making Sense with Sam Harris.
The wondrous Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-D) on the progressive political/economic response to coronavirus/Ezra Klein Show.
On the damnable outrage of corporate buybacks and bailouts, as relayed by billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya to Planet Money.
On the history of loneliness
There’s this Wired article.
On death, and dying well
The brilliant BJ Miller, zen hospice doctor. See his TED Talk or listen to this interview with Krista Tippett/On Being.
Dr. Frank Ostaseki, founder of the first American zen hospice, speaks to Sam Harris.
The philosophical angle
Writer-philosopher Charles Eisenstein speaks to Duncan Trussell.
Writer Pico Iyer speaks to Cheryl Strayed/Sugar Calling.