79 minutes | Aug 28th 2020

Ep 177 // The VoiceLove Project / ‘Mr. Jones’

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"Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Doctors Tamatha Fenster and Marc Schiffman, of the VoiceLove Project, about their development of a low-cost method of putting isolated COVID-19 patients in better touch with their loved ones using walkie-talkies made for kids. If you’d like to support VoiceLove, find the campaign on GoFundMe. Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Mr. Jones,’ directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, and Peter Sarsgaard–out now from Samuel Goldwyn Films. And we also hear live performances from Shamir and Space Sluts, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics & Culture: Matt Ruby Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/lgYZ3zB0qGI[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/3vhXJDpaAAA[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:18 - START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Doctors Tamatha Fenster & Marc Schiffman of the VoiceLove Project / background on their work at beginning of pandemic 09:30 - How the “walkie-talkie” works to allow COVID-19 patients to be in better touch w/ loved ones 15:07 - Benefits of this communication method for patients, loved ones, and health workers 19:30 - Overarching issues around connecting patients to others during “fragile moments” 22:00 - VoiceLove’s potential ongoing relevance after pandemic 27:06 - The experience of being a doctor during the pandemic 29:35 - The politics of healthcare 35:20 - How to approach anti-science/anti-vaccine opinions 37:10 - Wrapping up + how to learn more and support VoiceLove /// END 37:35 - “On My Own” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Shamir 42:50 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Mr. Jones’ 44:05 - Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay [SPOILER ALERT] 73:00 - "Touch Me (COVID)" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Space Sluts 78:00 - Outro/credits 78:46 - Finish. "
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