Jul 25, 2021
Podcasting can a dangeous business and
COVID-19 has brought with it some new risks for those of us doing
close-contact work. For the last couple of months, I've been
working on a project that requires dozens of in-person
interviews, so I've had to think a lot about safety and how far I'm
willing to go to get a good story on tape.
Just last week, a well-known broadcaster and
podcaster in Nashville contracted COVID-19 from his co-host.
Everything seemed to be going fine, until it wasn't – he's
currently in the hospital in the critical care unit.
To make things more complicated, this person
does a show where he frequently shares anti-vaccine propaganda. And
the co-host of his podcast, the guy he contracted COVID-19 from, is
It's a bad situation to be in. Which is a
good reminder for all of us to be careful and thoughtful about the
work we do and what we say while on the mic.
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