The Big Shut-In

Stories from quarantine. The "social distancing" of the Covid-19 outbreak is something none of us were really prepared for... and so how are we coping with it? Conversations with people in a variety of situations, told in real time as the epidemic unfolds. Have a story to share? Write us: thebigshutin@racecarradio.com  

Episodes

Day 7 (Sunday, March 22nd), Naomi

It’s been a full week now, and emotions are running high. I speak to Naomi, a college professor in the Midwest whose concern for her family in lockdown is becoming anger at larger problems that she sees as its roots.

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Day 6 (Saturday, March 21st), Lindsay

The first week of whatever this is going to be is behind us… and however confused parents are about how to proceed, teachers are not much better off. I speak to Lindsay, a 4th Grade teacher in Brooklyn.

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Day 2 (Tuesday, March 17th), Quinn

Day two of family lockdown, and life is rapidly descending in to the surreal. I speak to Quinn, a carpenter and production manager who is also a neighbor in Queens.

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Day 1 (Monday, March 17th), Angie

It’s the first day of family quarantine, and emotions are running high. I speak to Angie, a graphic designer and mother of two who lives around the corner from me in Queens.

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Meet the Host

  • David Hoffman

    David is the founder and Creative Director of CitizenRacecar, and the Executive Producer of Racecar Radio.

    He lives in Queens with his wife and two kids, where he enjoys reading, cooking, birdwatching, 60’s soul music, and BBC detective shows.

Episodes

Day 7 (Sunday, March 22nd), Naomi

It’s been a full week now, and emotions are running high. I speak to Naomi, a college professor in the Midwest whose concern for her family in lockdown is becoming anger at larger problems that she sees as its roots.

LISTEN →

Day 6 (Saturday, March 21st), Lindsay

The first week of whatever this is going to be is behind us… and however confused parents are about how to proceed, teachers are not much better off. I speak to Lindsay, a 4th Grade teacher in Brooklyn.

LISTEN →

Day 2 (Tuesday, March 17th), Quinn

Day two of family lockdown, and life is rapidly descending in to the surreal. I speak to Quinn, a carpenter and production manager who is also a neighbor in Queens.

LISTEN →

Day 1 (Monday, March 17th), Angie

It’s the first day of family quarantine, and emotions are running high. I speak to Angie, a graphic designer and mother of two who lives around the corner from me in Queens.

LISTEN →