Host Ira Glass talks to Jay Van Bavel, who recently found himself trapped in an elevator (in a very 2020 predicament). (7 minutes)
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Producer Chana Joffe-Walt wondered what it was like for surviving MTA employees coping with the loss of their co-workers due to Covid-19.
Dee Brown’s routine is thrown totally out of whack when Covid hits.
Reporter Anna Maria Barry-Jester tells the story of two public health officials in Santa Cruz County, California, whose lives have been completely upended by threats and harassment over the past year. (20 minutes)This story is a collaboration with Kaiser Health News.
More by Ira Glass
Carmen Milito tells Ira the story of a date she went on as a teenager, and the bird her mom brought to the occasion.
Jaime Amor does yoga storytelling for kids at Cosmic Kids Yoga and on YouTube. We ask her to try taking on a film for grownups.
Host Ira Glass with the last piece in today’s show, inspired by the New York Times podcast, The Daily. (3 minutes)