23 minutes | Dec 15th 2020

Surviving COVID, a Fever Dream


Daniel Kirk is a children’s book author and illustrator and he lives with his wife in New Jersey, about twelve miles outside of Manhattan. They were both infected with COVID last March, before it had spread in the United States. They still don’t know where they got it. By now we know a lot more about COVID. We know the symptoms. We can recite the symptoms. But what does it actually feel like to struggle to breathe? And for those who become deathly ill–who slip into some state between waking and dreaming–where do they go?

As Daniel’s wife recovered, Daniel’s temperature climbed to 104, and eventually he ended up in the hospital. Here is his story.


Information about Daniel Kirk

Music for this show is by Mike Donofrio and Brian Clark, two excellent people.

As always, my thanks to Tobin Anderson who helps me with all things.




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