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Welcome to the new normal.

For so many of us around the globe, our lives have been forever changed by the coronavirus. And we will never be the same.

On Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for the foreseeable future, Neon Hum's Jonathan Hirsch will bring you stories of people who are far away...up close.

Stories of how each of us are learning to live through this pandemic.
28 Episodes
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When Sam Sanders isn’t hosting NPR's "It’s Been A Minute," he’s watching TV and movies, reading books, and doing research for interviews with high profile celebrities. In quarantine, all of it has gotten to be a bit much. It’s made him realize that even before quarantine he was cramming too much stuff into his day. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Tanner Robbins Editors: Vikram Patel & Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions You can find out more about Heather Atles' company, Singing Telegrams Now, here. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Home School

Home School

2020-05-2021:09

Layla Besson is a special education teacher, and a mother of three boys. She’s well-organized, resourceful – knows how to juggle. But then, the lockdown started. And everything fell apart. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Carla Green Editors: Vikram Patel & Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Mark Bush Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Roommates

Roommates

2020-05-1819:37

Self-isolating has inevitably changed the dynamic of every household, but what are the particular nuances involved with quarantined roommates right now? On this episode, we explore three different roommate relationships to try and figure out how people are managing the highs and lows of isolating with housemates. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Mary Knauf Editor: Vikram Patel Engineer: Scott Somerville Music: Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Singer-songwriter Greyson Chance was preparing for one of the most exciting moments of his career, which included a world tour and a new album. When the pandemic hit, he felt like all his momentum deflated. But Greyson has found other ways to bring joy and music to his fans while back home in Oklahoma City. You can find Greyson's new single, "Honeysuckle," and more of his music here: https://greysonchancemusic.com/ And you can find Sarah Ramey's book, "The Lady's Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness: A Memoir" here: https://www.sarahmarieramey.com/ Managing Producer: John Asante Producer: Hayley Fager Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis, Odelia Rubin Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dad Diaries

Dad Diaries

2020-05-1319:55

Scott Duvall and his family, from Athens, Georgia, have been sheltering in place since before the stay at home order came down from Governor Brian Kemp. And in the weeks that followed, Scott realized he and his wife weren’t just processing this new normal -- but so were his three kids. COVID-19 proved to be a reality he couldn’t completely shelter them from. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Joanna Clay Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Mark Bush Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
COVID Boyfriend

COVID Boyfriend

2020-05-1120:371

As the host of the podcast "The Lonely Hour," Julia Bainbridge has been studying loneliness in American life since well before we began isolating ourselves. When the pandemic began, her dating life started to feel lonely, as it was limited to the online world. But without the option to meet someone in real life, Julia found love in a hopeless place. Read the article on Julia's story in Refinery 29: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9794920/new-boyfriend-dating-during-coronavirus-story Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Tanner Robbins Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nelufar Hedayat wants to change the world one small step at a time. As the correspondent for Doha Debates and host of the Course Correction podcast, she’s personally taking on some of the largest issues facing the world. To her, COVID-19 is just another opportunity to find solutions for the problems facing us all. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Tanner Robbins Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This Will End

This Will End

2020-05-0622:041

In Los Angeles, Rabbi Rose Prevezer and is helping young people reimagine what Jewish life could look like for them. Now, as coronavirus forces us to reimagine our daily life, there’s an even greater need to make those traditions last. And Rose’s organization, NuRoots, is finding creative ways to foster community in this unprecedented time. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Kate Mishkin Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Mark Bush Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Detained

Detained

2020-05-0418:31

There have been more than 400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among people in ICE custody, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement website. Five of those people who tested positive were at the South Texas ICE Processing Center in Pearsall, Texas. Cristian Sanchez is an immigration attorney and some of his clients are in that detention center. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Producer: Hayley Fager Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. Email us your story. We’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. Also, you can join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nine years ago, Bassem Youssef skyrocketed to fame as Egypt’s most famous satirist – the “Jon Stewart of the Middle East." Three years later, he was forced to flee, with death threats hanging over his head. He’s stuck in quarantine in the United States now, just like us. But despite all of America’s foibles, Bassem says he’s glad to be here. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Producer: Carla Green Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Vikram Patel Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us -- we’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. You can also join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Animal Crossing” is one of the many Nintendo games blowing up right now during quarantine. Sharmin Asha and Nazmul Ahmed got obsessed with it -- around the same time they had to decide to cancel their April 12th wedding. This inspired Nazmul to come up with a creative way to show his love for Sharmin. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Joanna Clay Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Vikram Patel Engineer: Mark Bush Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us -- we’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. You can also join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stranded At Sea

Stranded At Sea

2020-04-2723:21

Addison Proctor and his family left their lives behind to sail across the Pacfic, but the world shut down right as their trip began. Now, they are anchored off the coast of Florida, with hurricane season right around the corner, and their fate in the hands of the coronavirus. Just waiting. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Producer: Vikram Patel, Kate Mishkin Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Jonathan Hirsch Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us -- we’re also interested in hearing what life in isolation sounds like to you. We welcome your voice memo recordings. You can email them to pitches@neonhum.com. You can also join our Facebook group by searching for Telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sports in America and around the world are on hold, but that hasn’t stopped ESPN Daily host Mina Kimes. In the absence of the NBA playoffs and March Madness, she’s turned her focus to the plight of arena workers and minor leaguers whose jobs up and vanished in March. And though we like to think this hiatus is temporary, she thinks sports will never be the same. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Producer: Tanner Robbins Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. Join us on Facebook by searching for Telescope. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. If you have a story of life in isolation because of the coronavirus that you want to share with us: email pitches@neonhum.com. You just might end up on our show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Without Shelter

Without Shelter

2020-04-2220:422

Theo Henderson has lived outside a recreation center in Los Angeles’ Chinatown for the past seven years. Since the outbreak started, Theo’s been trying to stay far away from anyone who might have coronavirus. But he’s worried he might get it anyway. He’s worried the city of Los Angeles is going to give it to him. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter & Producer: Carla Green Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Vikram Patel Engineer: Mark Bush Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow up on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. If you have a story of life in isolation because of the coronavirus that you want to share with us, email us at pitches@neonhum.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sober Together

Sober Together

2020-04-2020:01

David and Jason are brothers. They describe themselves as opposites. David lives in Florida, has 4 kids and a partner. Jason, who is six years younger, is the cool uncle. He lives in Nevada and spends most of his time skiing and mountain biking. They do have one thing in common: they are both sober. And going through isolation has brought them together in ways they didn’t expect. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Reporter: Shara Morris Producers: Shara Morris, Hayley Fager, Joanna Clay Editors: Vikram Patel, Catherine Saint Louis Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow up on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. If you have a story of life in isolation because of the coronavirus that you want to share with us, email us at pitches@neonhum.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In early March, the Trump administration claimed that a million COVID tests were available, but nobody was keeping tabs on the results. Alexis Madrigal, Atlantic staff writer and co-founder of the Covid Tracking Project, talks about how he stumbled into leading the charge to track the virus, and what the lasting cultural impact of this virus will be. Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Producer: Tanner Robbins Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Vikram Patel Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow up on Twitter and Instagram: @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. If you have a story of life in isolation because of the coronavirus that you want to share with us, email us at pitches@neonhum.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Closing Shop

Closing Shop

2020-04-1517:231

In Charleston, West Virginia, Kin Ship Goods is more than a shop — it’s an institution. In the middle of March, as Covid-19 came closer and closer, West Virginia still hadn’t reported its first case. But Kin Ship’s owners, Dan and Hillary, decided to do something few other businesses were doing: shut down. For a small business, closing shop was a risky move. Yet for Dan and Hillary, it was the right thing to do.  Host & Executive Producer: Jonathan Hirsch Producer: Kate Mishkin Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Vikram Patel Managing Producer: John Asante Engineer: Mark Bush Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions  Follow up on Twitter and Instagram @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. If you have a story of life in isolation because of the coronavirus that you want to share with us, email us at pitches@neonhum.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Life's Work, On Hold

A Life's Work, On Hold

2020-04-1314:512

Dr. Anthony Lazzara dedicated his life to caring for destitute, sick children in a small village in Peru. But the coronavirus trapped him on the wrong continent, and now he is stuck, far away from the people who need him most. And it’s all he can do to keep things going from afar, until he’s finally allowed to return. Host & Executive Producer Jonathan Hirsch Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Vikram Patel Producers: Carla Green, Jonathan Hirsch Managing Producer: John Asante Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. If you have a story of life in isolation because of the coronavirus that you want to share with us, email us at pitches@neonhum.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Virtual Goodbye

Virtual Goodbye

2020-04-1019:39

When Hue-Tam canceled her trip to Vietnam because of the coronavirus, she had no idea what she would miss. Hue-Tam’s family is scattered around the globe, from Vietnam to France, and now California. But thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to communicate with your loved ones far away. You just don’t feel as far as you really are. You’re just a flight away, you tell yourself. Until one day, someone you love is dying and you can’t be there. Host & Executive Producer Jonathan Hirsch Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Jonathan Hirsch Producers: Vikram Patel, Tanner Robbins Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. If you have a story of life in isolation because of the coronavirus that you want to share with us, email us at pitches@neonhum.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comedy On Lockdown

Comedy On Lockdown

2020-04-0819:00

Chris Garcia is a comedian and TV writer living in LA. Before COVID-19, he was performing standup in front of live audiences two to three nights a week. But now, he’s got to find more creative ways to test jokes -- like talking to strangers through his phone. Host & Executive Producer Jonathan Hirsch Editors: Catherine Saint Louis, Vikram Patel Producers: Kate Mishkin, Jonathan Hirsch Engineer: Scott Somerville Music by Matt McGinley & Blue Dot Sessions Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @neonhummedia. We want to stay connected with you during this unprecedented time in our history, so please don’t be shy. Share your stories with us. Our DMs are open. If you have a story of life in isolation because of the coronavirus that you want to share with us, email us at pitches@neonhum.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Ritu Sharma

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