Mar 17, 2020
For weeks I've been debating in my mind whether or not to do an
episode on the coronavirus pandemic, since it's essentially been
all I have been able to think about for the last few weeks as my
friends and relatives, long-suffering as they are, will attest. For
someone who spent so long thinking about existential risks and
catastrophes, both in my day job as a doomy climate scientist and
in researching the TEOTWAWKI specials for this show where it all
kicked off a few years ago, it's absolutely no fun at all to see
them unfold in reality.
This podcast summarises what I understand of what's going on at the moment. I am not an expert and make no claim to expertise, but I try to source my information in the facts. It's not an easy listen, as you might expect given the subject matter. This was mostly something I made as therapy for myself. I'm hoping to resume normal service as soon as I can, preferably with things that are a little more distracting for you to listen to, but I had to get this one off my chest. I hope that you get some value out of it, but if you don't think you will, put yourself first and don't listen.
I care deeply for you all for somehow finding this life-raft in a sea of content that meant a lot to me for several years and I'm hoping to return to more regular content production very soon. Thank you and take care of each other.