And I wanted to share a few podcast episodes I appreciated this week:
The Daily - Monday's Episode - Rural Tennessee's Vaccine Hesitators - What I really appreciated about this episode was hearing the conversation between a doctor and his patients about getting the vaccine. He addressed each of their concerns in a very open and non-condescending way, like they are concerned about the possibility of being microchipped by the vaccine. To me that just sounds so ridiculous (and plus we are already being tracked by our phones, Google Home, etc. so I feel like it's a moot point now) and he just answered them with a straightforward reason of how it would not be possible to fit a microchip into the syringe.
The Daily - Thursday's Episode - The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, Reignited - I'll be honest, when I hear about Israel and Palestine, I have a faint idea of what goes on there, but mostly I don't and it becomes background noise to me. So this week I was happy to see this episode of The Daily to explain what is going on this week. As usual they do a great job of clearly explaining what is going on. Having some basic knowledge will allow me to pay more attention to these current events.
Armchair Expert - Thursday's Episode - Prince Harry! - I am a Royal Family fan so was so excited to hear Prince Harry speak for an extended, casual environment.
The Bridge - Monday's Episode - A Vaccine Distribution Success Story - This was a great episode because Peter (Mansbridge, the host) spoke with the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (in Canada), Perry Bellegarde. I have become conscious of hearing from non-white voices, so this was good. He talked about how vaccine hesitancy in the Indigenous communities was an issue and how the leaders were able to turn that around. I saw Peter reach out to Perry on Twitter over the weekend to DM him, presumably to ask him to be on the podcast, so it was neat to see that he quickly responded and was on the Monday episode.
I hope you have a good weekend and can spend some time appreciating where you are at this moment , as I will do. I am disappointed about the lockdown but I will still look for the positive side of things, like that it means the Lakeshore will be closed to cars and hopefully we can get down there for a bike ride!