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Conversations in Isolation

Conversations in Isolation

By RMIT Media Comms students
A social distancing podcast in the time of COVID-19. Stay apart together through conversations with interesting people. Produced at home by Media and Communication students at RMIT University
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Angus - 19 year old University Student
In this episode, Ella chats with 19- year-old university student Angus about the changes imposed on his, work, university and social life as a result of COVID 19. Transcript available here
May 27, 2020
Michael – Racing Australia Employee
Matthew sits down with Racing Australia Employee Michael Didham to find out how the Racing Industry is dealing with the restrictions of the pandemic. While also discovering how Michael is adjusting to the new pandemic lifestyle and what positives he is finding during this time. Transcript available here
May 26, 2020
Mayara – An international student from Brazil
In this episode, Louis speaks with Mayara, an International student from Brazil, who is facing various troubles during this pandemic situation.  Transcript available here
May 26, 2020
Molly- Visual Artist & Founder of ‘Quivering in Quarantine’
In this episode, Monika chats with Naarm/Melbourne-based artist Molly Rose Stephenson about her latest project developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - an online exhibition, entitled, 'Quivering in Quarantine’. Molly also shares her own struggles and anxieties in the midst of this pandemic. Transcript available here
May 25, 2020
Patrick - DJ & music producer
In this episode, Niamh speaks to Patrick Blay, a Melbourne/Naarm based DJ and producer about COVID-19’s impact on the dance music scene. Transcript available here
May 25, 2020
Richard – Animal Crossing Addict
In this episode, we explore how Animal Crossing is helping young people like Richard connect to their friends and society. Transcript available here
May 25, 2020
Em - Living with anxiety during COVID-19
How does a global pandemic affect a person living with anxiety? Em describes the ups and downs and talks about the effect the situation has had on her mental health. Transcript available here
May 24, 2020
Greg - Aircraft Engineer
Luke speaks with Greg, an Aircraft Engineer working at Melbourne airport, to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his work and the airline industry more broadly. Transcript available here
May 24, 2020
Fletcher- Junior Barefoot Waterski Champion
Fletcher Ball, Junior Barefoot Waterski Champion talks to us about the way he is dealing with coronavirus and the effects it’s had on his sport. You can find the transcript here.
May 23, 2020
Radha - Aged Care Worker
Radha reflects on her experience working in aged care during the high-stress peak period of the Coronavirus pandemic. She shares her personal outlook and tells us about the emotions of elderly residents during lockdown. She also speaks about her personal growth on a spiritual level and reflects upon the changes she will make once Isolation is over. Episode transcript available here
May 22, 2020
Josh - Supermarket Worker
Jeevan sits down with supermarket worker Joshua Houston to find out what it’s like to be a key worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Transcript available here
May 22, 2020
Aneeta - Oral Health Specialist
Tierra speaks with Oral Health Specialist Aneeta Yousif about the restrictions put in place at Victorian dental clinics, and how the dental community as well as herself has been affected by COVID-19. Transcript available here
May 21, 2020
Kate- Being an Expat During COVID-19
Join the conversation as Sage speaks with Kate on her experience as an expat currently living in Singapore. Kate originally planned to work and study in Singapore for a year, but her plans fell flat amidst the Coronavirus crisis. Transcript available here
May 21, 2020
Greg – Real Estate Agent
Roie speaks with Greg Toogood about the changes to his work and personal life due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Transcript available here
May 20, 2020
Mai - International student
EPISODE 6 Due to Covid-19, Mai, a Vietnamese International student in Melbourne has spoken up her thoughts for most of the Vietnamese International students about their struggles with a rental, tuition fees, and expired visas. here
May 20, 2020
Erin - High School Student
In this episode, Maggie sits down with high school student Erin to talk about schooling being moved online due to Covid-19, how she is coping with the change and what affect it has on her studies and learning. Episode transcript available here
May 19, 2020
Jude - Indigenous community worker
What impact could COVID 19 have on remote indigenous communities? Delphi speaks to Jude Pritchard, an Alice Springs local who has spent much of her career working with Indigenous people on country.  Transcript available here.
May 19, 2020
Rachel - Criminal Defence Lawyer
Caitlyn sits down with Criminal lawyer Rachel, to discuss working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected her day-to-day life. Episode transcript available here
May 18, 2020
Xavier - The Musician
In this episode, Ruairi speaks with Xavier, a musician whose performance schedule has dramatically changed due to Covid-19, but is using his free time to focus more than ever on his music. Episode transcript available here.
May 18, 2020
Hudson - Cruise Ship passenger
Join the conversation as avid traveller Hudson Hard shares his experience as a cruise ship passenger in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. Hudson wound up stuck on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, unable to make his way home for an extended period of time. Episode Transcript available here
May 16, 2020