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Record of Change
40 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
Canada & Nepal: Safe Travels
What lasting impact will the pandemic have on travel? A Canadian hospitality industry consultant and a travel enthusiast from Nepal discuss automated hotels, booking sites for rural Himalayan towns and why many beds could remain empty this coming season.
43 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
USA & India: Books we wrote, read, and sold
This episode is for readers and writers alike! A publishing industry expert shares how the publishing landscape is changing and what the pandemic’s role is in it. A writer introduces us to her process of writing a novel and self-publishing.
39 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Japan, Switzerland & Germany: Pandemic Pets
If you have recently considered getting a dog, a cat or a bird, this episode is definitely for you! Our team talked to pet owners as well as staff at an animal shelter about the pandemic pet trend and what to take into consideration when adopting pets.
49 minutes | Jan 3, 2022
Ever want to quit your job to be a surf instructor? Want to tackle what life throws at you better? In this episode, the RoC team discusses pandemic transitions and how we can thrive in the New Year.
46 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Germany and India: Truths about Digitalization
The pandemic has revealed unpleasant truths about digitalization in both India and Germany. Insufficient digital literacy has helped misinformation about the virus spread in India, while Germany's Covid response was slowed by a lack of tech adoption.
44 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
Bonus: A New Record of Change
The team reflects on the past season and listens to voicemails from some of our previous guests, before we relaunch the podcast with a new concept in a few weeks.
22 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
Bengaluru: Co-existing with the Virus
Alan Rocha talks about his close calls with Covid during India's second wave, dating in the pandemic and getting a new cat companion.
22 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Quito: Of Kids and Doctors
Blanca shares how strictly her 5-year-old is following the health protocols and how she found her unborn son's name.
25 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Yaoundé: Didn't the Pandemic End Last Year?
Cameroonian nurse Durance shares how Covid hit her in person. Also she talks about how little people in her central-African home care about the pandemic and how misinfomation lead to empty vaccination centers.
30 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
Washington: The Power of Lollipops
Katherine reflects upon her last months of her second job on the frontlines as a COVID-19 testing site worker.
33 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Taipei: The Best of Both Worlds
Carina informs about the latest Covid outbreak in Taiwan, where life seemed to have gone back to normal just months ago, and how vaccination is politicized. She also talks about visiting Germany and being able to avoid escalated lockdowns in both places.
33 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Bonus: A Pandemic Wedding and Vaccine Blues
At the end of another season of the podcast, the Team gather to reflect and look forward and share our own stories of getting vaccinated (or not), making plans for the future and celebrating a wedding in a foreign country during the pandemic.
34 minutes | May 30, 2021
Santiago de Chile: Post-Dictatorship Politics and the Pandemic
Santiago based lawyer Joaquín says he almost went insane spending much time home alone in lockdown with his cats. He shares how the pandemic hit Chile and how the coronavirus has made the socioeconomic challenges even more evident.
51 minutes | May 23, 2021
Bonus: Monday on the Couch
Moderated by Taiwan-based journalist Carina Rother, we share stories of making a Record of Change: Which voices have touched us most in the process? What strategies of coping with the pandemic have we encountered? What did we learn, from and about this new world, both connected and fragmented by a global crisis? This Bonus-episode listens back and reflects on what has happened so far.
23 minutes | May 16, 2021
London: Time is a Blur
Comedian Aaron Levene awaits his second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, he reports signs of a return to normalcy in his life, including getting haircuts and seeing loved ones.
32 minutes | May 2, 2021
Ho Chi Minh City: a Good Time to Travel (domestically)!
Despite having more Covid-19 cases due to a small outbreak at the beginning of 2021, Vietnam has still been keeping a good record of condemning the pandemic. People’s daily life in the country still resume without big and constant disruptions and traveling for leisure has even been on high demand.
28 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Cape Town: Protesting as a Way to Survive
He also shares what the STAND-foundation which he had co-founded in 2020 in response to the precarity of the theater sector has achieved in the meanwhile.
30 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
United States: Water Cooler Conversations
While it was intimidating to initially change her work plans for 2021, McKenzie made "lemonade out of lemons" and found a way to both connect to her hometown and explore a new place.
18 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Yaoundé: Pretending it's the Flu
Worried about earning a living wage, large groups of Cameroonians could not afford to socially distance or stay indoors for longer periods during lockdowns, according to Durance.
43 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Bonus: Digital Friendships
We're looking back at season 3, in which we added new voices to our roster of guests as well as a new member to the Record of Change team. Mumbai-based Nimish is the latest addition to our digital circle of friends.
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