The Beginning of the End?
It took longer than anticipated to put an end to the pandemic. Record of Change extends its run beyond the originally planned three seasons. But as vaccines are starting to become available globally, there\'s hope that some normalcy will return to our lives.
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. more...
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. more...
Mike shares how solidarity is growing among historically divided cultural practitioners and also how they are confronting politicians in demanding a more transparent and just system of public subsidies. more...
Vietnamese pilot Quang Dat Nguyen sheds light on how his industry has been adjusting to make it through the halt in international travels. In contrast to what the majority of the world is facing, it is now a good time to travel in Vietnam, he says. more...
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. more...
On April 26, the International Alumni Center in Berlin hosted our podcast team on their virtual couch. more...
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. more...
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. more...
A New Year
During the holiday season, vaccines have become available in many countries, offering a glimmer of hope that 2021 will be better than 2020. We hear from some of our friends from previous seasons and also introduce a few new voices to the show.
- London: Are You Having a Laugh?
- Istanbul: Embracing Imperfection
- Taipei: Glimpse into a Post-Covid Life
- Washington: From the Frontline
- Quito: A Positive Perspective
- Hong Kong: Pandemic Easier than Politics
- Gaza City: We Will Manage
- Bonus: Digital Friendships
The Second Wave
Reconnecting with the interviewees from season 1, we learn how they prepare for the winter and the second wave of the pandemic.
- Istanbul: I just want this to be over
- Hong Kong: Pause and Rediscover the Passion
- Cape Town: Corona Aesthetics and Theater
- Ho Chi Minh City: Flying Through the Pandemic Summer
- Athens: Waiting for Christmas
- Gaza City: Everyone will be infected
- Bengaluru: Opening Up
- United States: Voting during the Pandemic
- Bonus: Dispatch from our Closets
The first eight months
We meet our interviewees for the first time and learn how they experienced the beginning of the pandemic and how they have adjusted to the situation.