During a recent Zoom call with supporters of the podcast, Arthur Brooks, Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School, talked about how to be happy amid coronavirus and social distancing.
Sarah Longwell, publisher of the Bulwark, talks about whether the coronavirus pandemic will hurt (or help) Donald Trump’s re-election chances.
Did you miss our first Zoom chat with historian and author David Pietrusza? Never fear, the audio is here. David and Matt talked about the Spanish flu (which ties in to David’s book on 1920). Then, David takes questions from supporters of the Pod. Sign up to support us on Patreon, and get invited to all our Zoom meetings while we are quarantined!
As Americans grapple with social distancing, Katie Herzog returns to the podcast to talk about surviving as a shut-in, binge-watching Al Pacino, the death of bars and handshaking, and whether to force her nurse girlfriend to live in a tent out back.
Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a world-renowned Ebola researcher at The University of Texas Medical Branch, talks about coronavirus. In 2014, Geisbert was recognized as a “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. (Disclosure: He’s also my first cousin.)
Raymond James Healthcare Policy Analyst Chris Meekins, a former deputy assistant secretary at HHS who focused on preparedness and response, talks about how to prepare for dealing with a possible coronavirus pandemic.