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By Josie
This podcast is made for all those people who are currently quarantined because of the Coronavirus and are really bored and confused. I’m not technically quarantined (yet) but schools canceled and I’m bored. Listen in and we’ll try to get a grasp on what the heck is going on!!
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The end
Fifty one episodes later, it is time to say goodbye. For the first section of this episode we talk about what’s been going on in the news lately. We encourage everyone to do their part in supporting the #blacklivesmatter movement. After, Mac and Josie talk about our favorite memories from making the best podcast ever created, as well as why we have decided to end it. Seriously guys, as much as we joke, this has been a truly amazing experience. Thank you to all of the people we have interviewed and of course to our listeners. You guys are basically fam now, and the Quaran_teen insta will still be active, so if you ever need to chat feel free to DM us!! Ok, we are rambling, STAY SAFE!!! XOXO Josie and Mac
June 5, 2020
Back to school (Featuring Clara and Jaimie)
First up some updates about what has been going on in Josie and Mac’s life. Then we chat about the news before getting into an awesome interview with Josie’s nieces from Hong Kong, who are now back in school!! After some questions are answered. Rabbit Rabbit. Happy June 1st!
June 2, 2020
Boats Boats Boats (Featuring Tony)
First up Mac and Josie talk about their weeks so far. From social distancing to annoying technology. For news we discuss the movie industry, as well as the harrowing Coronavirus death toll in the U.S. After we interview Tony (Josie’s dad) about a number of different things. Owning a Marina, being on the boards of different companies, eating out and much more. After Josie and Mac answer questions and give quotes. Have a SAFE weekend!
May 29, 2020
Construction and Frosty Freeze (Featuring Riley, Kenzie and Caeli)
What up peeps!! First we talk about their long weekends. Then we discuss some of the details of phase 2 of reopening. After Mac interviews Riley about his job in construction and what that has been like. After Josie chats with Caeli and Kenzie, two Frosty Freeze employees, about the new precautions and changes in their work place. After Mac and Josie finish off by answering some questions. Happy Memorial Day!!
May 26, 2020
Principal (Featuring Mr. Vance)
Hiya! First Josie and Mac talk about their weeks so far, Mac is temporarily quarantined in an apartment. We also talk about some good books and some recent Coronavirus news. Teens beware, don’t think you’re immune to effects of the Coronavirus!! Josie has an awesome interview with her Principal Mr. Vance, in which they talk about running a school during the Coronavirus. After Josie and Mac answer some questions, name two happy things, and find some great quotes. Remember to keep social distancing during Memorial Day weekend!!!
May 21, 2020
Tennessee (Featuring Cecelia)
What’s up y’all?! First Mac and I chat about our weekends and then we talk Coronavirus news for Both R.I. and Tennessee. Then Cecelia talks about what life was like in Tennessee during the pandemic and how things are different now that’s she’s moved to R.I. After Josie and Mac answer questions, including what our favorite movie quotes are. Alright peeps see ya in a few!!
May 18, 2020
Survivor + Quarantine injuries (Featuring Ros)
Hey hey hey! Ok first things first we talk about what the two of us have been up to lately. Then we talk “Survivor” *includes spoilers so if you haven’t watched the finale or just aren’t Interested skip to 8 minutes and 17 seconds. Next, we dig into the debate about having a stay at home order. After Josie interviews her sista Ros about leaving New York, falling off her bike and rats taking over!! Josie and Mac finish off the episode with some “Survivor” related questions. See ya Monday!!!
May 14, 2020
We appreciate you guys!!
Big news! From here on out we will be posting episodes two days a week (instead of 5). We feel like reducing the number of episodes we record, will give us more to talk about and we’ll be able to have interviews more consistently. We know this might be hard for those of you who rely on us to get you through your week, but we are still here for you! The episodes will “air” on Monday’s and Thursdays until further notice. Other then that we update you on some recent Coronavirus news as well as answering listener questions. Thanks for tuning in and helping us get through these hard times! Xoxo J and M
May 12, 2020
Chit chat
It’s Fri-yay! You know what that means, no interview but a great conversation with Josie and Mac. We covered every topic you can think of. At least we think we did, if there is anything else you’d like to hear on the podcast DM us. Make safe choices!
May 8, 2020
China (Featuring Beth)
Ayo! Guess what? Josie’s final exams have been canceled! Btw just because Gina is lifting the stay at home order doesn’t mean it’s party time. A great interview with Aunt Beth, who teaches for a school in China. Josie and Mac answers some questions, and according to our insta pole a bunch of you watch Survivor..... yay! Kk see you tomorrow.
May 7, 2020
Spain (Featuring Blanca)
¡Hola! We recorded a little early today so that we could interview one of listeners Blanca who lives in Spain. She talked to us about how the Coronavirus has affected her life in Spain, as well as how she found this podcast. We finish by answering some fun questions. Ps. Happy National Nurses Day!! ¡Adiós!
May 6, 2020
Supporting small businesses (Featuring Paul N.)
Ok, fist things first a quick Coronavirus update. Then Josie talks with the owner of Newport Vineyards, Paul, about the struggle of running a business during the pandemic. After as always, Josie and Mac answer questions and Josie looks up what happened on “Cinco de Mayo.” Happy Cinco de Mayo people!!
May 5, 2020
Tent talks (Featuring Billy)
We start off with a weekend update and along with a breakdown of Gina’s “phases” to reopen the economy. Then Mac chats with our Uncle Bill, who has been supplying and putting up many of the tents used for test sites in Rhode Island. After Josie and Mac finish off the episode by answering some questions. May the 4th be with you!!
May 5, 2020
Chat w/ a Doc (Featuring Rachel)
Happy Friday folks, and it’s the first of May!! A quick intro followed by an AWSOME interview. Our family friend Rachel is a doctor and was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to talk about the Coronavirus and what it’s like working on the “front lines.” After, Mac and Josie answer some fun questions. Have a great weekend and as always, STAY SAFE!
May 1, 2020
Seniors (Featuring Katherine)
Here’s the plan, positive Coronavirus news only today. Then, a great interview with listener Katherine who is a senior in high school. We really appreciate her point of view and it’s amazing how positive she has been despite the circumstances. After we answer some questions and name three (questionable) reasons to be happy.
May 1, 2020
Oh boy oh boy oh boy. It was just one of those days. Not our best work but hey, it’s something. No interview just lots of Mac and Josie chit chat. Tomorrow is a new day people!!
April 30, 2020
Fundraising (Featuring Nick)
First things first some Coronavirus news. Then Mac interviews his college friend about raising money during the Pandemic. Got a question for us to answer? DM us!!
April 28, 2020
Meals on Wheels (Featuring Jane, aka my Mom)
First some news about the Coronavirus, both Nationally and here in Rhode Island. Then Josie interviews her mom about volunteering for Meals on Wheels. To finish things off, per usual, Josie and Mac answer some thought provoking questions. Stay strong people!
April 28, 2020
Friday feels
No guys, you shouldn’t inject disinfectant into your body. Quick episode, we answer questions and chat about life. Ok, byeeeeeee!
April 25, 2020
School (Featuring Mr. Leys)
First we talk about how school is officially out for Josie. (It already was for Mac). Then we interview Mr. Leys about what it’s like being a teacher during the Coronavirus. After Josie and Mac answer some fun questions.
April 24, 2020
Good vibes (Featuring Emma)
Hiya! Today was one of those high energy episodes! First we talked about an interesting Washington Post article. Then Josie interviews her sissta Emma about searching for a college and mastering a back flip. We finish off by answering some questions, including our best scar story. See you tomorrow!
April 22, 2020
Real estate (Featuring Paul)
First Josie and Mac talk about what’s going on with the Coronavirus in RI and Massachusetts. Plus Gronk is out of retirement! Then Mac interviews his dad Paul about working in real estate during the Coronavirus. After Josie and Mac answer some thought provoking questions.
April 22, 2020
History (Featuring Pop)
First we give a Coronavirus update, followed by a chat about our weekends. Then Josie interviews her Grandpa Pop about how the Coronavirus compares to events in History. After Josie and Mac answer some questions and read your Instagram responses.
April 21, 2020
Quick Friday episode. Hi guys! Sorry this is so late we just had prom at home! (Really it was jus the girls putting on fancy dresses) but still fun. A lot of random chit chat about our day. Have a great weekend!
April 18, 2020
The arts (Featuring Tara)
A quick Newport/ world Coronavirus update and discussion. Then Josie interviews her awesome director Tara about what it’s like to prepare for a performance during Coronavirus times. After, Josie and Mac chat about the new “All In” fundraiser and answer some fun questions. Try to stay positive people, were all in this together!
April 17, 2020
Fashion (Featuring Sam)
First, a Rhode Island update.... Mardie’s results are not back yet. Then Josie interviews he brother in law Sam (who works for Nordstrom) to talk Fashion and how it’s being effected by the Coronavirus. We finish up with some would you rather questions. Yay!
April 15, 2020
Testing (Featuring Mardie)
First up a quick RI update. Then Mac interviews his mom about being tested for the Coronavirus. After Josie and Mac discuss some topics from “The Week” including working from home with kids. Stay safe!!
April 15, 2020
Hi listeners! A bit of a disorganized episode, trying to figure things out now that we’re communicating virtually. Anyways still got some fun content. Stay cool!!
April 13, 2020
It’s Friday!! Quick RI update followed by some questions for Josie and Mac. Quality update episode.
April 10, 2020
Therapist (Featuring Karlie)
Awesome interview with a super cool therapist named Karlie. Tips on how to handle these hard times, plus insight on what it’s like to be an essential worker. Keep doing your thing, you rock!!
April 9, 2020
Fitness (Featuring Jane)
First up a Rhode Island update, shoutout Gina your doing great! Then Mac talks about sports and the economy. Plus a super cool interview about staying active with our girl Jane!
April 8, 2020
First up some updates regarding the Coronavirus in R.I. and the world. Then things get deep with talk about dealing with anxiety during the Coronavirus. Here are some sites and videos we used for research, we encourage you to check them out..., The Washington Post, ADAA GotAnxiety: “Managing Coronavirus Anxiety: Tips and Strategies for Families” (YouTube), The Guardian News: Coronavirus: How to Cope with Anxiety and Self-Isolation. Joe Hemings (YouTube)
April 8, 2020
Cheerio! (Featuring Kit)
Great call from across the pond. Plus some good news about testing in RI!! We hope you had a nice weekend, we’ll get through this week together!
April 6, 2020
Writing a book
Quick Fri-yay update, so no interviews but some great convo with Josie and Mac. Today we talked about writing books and what’s on our listener’s bucket lists. We challenge every one to bake/cook something this weekend and send us a pic of your creation!! Have an awesome weekend and rember to stay inside!
April 4, 2020
Two am FaceTime (Featuring Joan)
Mary called up her friend Joan for us, and she told us about life in Amsterdam. Thanks Joan!! We also read off some questions Gina answered in a teen press conference today. Plus some awesome book recommendations from our listeners!!
April 3, 2020
New ideas (Featuring Margie)
Happy hump day! Today we finally got around to interviewing Margret about her trip to and from Hawaii. Plus some Q and A’s with your hosts Josie and Mac!! Don’t forgot to watch Survivor tonight!!
April 1, 2020
The show must go on (Featuring little Owen)
We were all little all over the place today... but still a great episode! Thanks Owen for giving us a new perspective on online school and chatting about virtual rehearsal. Ps. We only called you “little Owen” because we already interviewed someone named Owen in another podcast. #Quaran-preteen !!!
March 31, 2020
Traveling (Featuring Maeve)
We start off with a weekend and Rhode Island update. Followed by an interview with a college student who recently returned from Florida and is now in quarantine. Please please please stay at home, this is serious people!!
March 31, 2020
Quick Fri-yay update
Hey guys!!! Today was BEAUTIFUL, so we enjoyed it by being outside all day (and we hope you did too.) Anyways we don’t have much to say today but we can’t waittttt for another week of podcasts next week. Stay tuned, we’ll see you Monday. Cheers to the fricken weekend! Ps. Remember to social distance!!
March 27, 2020
Stuck in France (Featuring Ewan)
Great interview with Ewan, a boat captain who is quarantined in a shipyard in Spain. (Seriously guys, we have a lot of connections!!) Plus a little update on Survivor, your killing me Micheal. If you like our podcast pls give a good rating. It’s almost the weekend! (Not like that means anything, but still!)
March 26, 2020
Takeout Wednesday (Featuring Anna)
Now is a great time to support local restaurants if you have the means to do so. Today we chat with Anna (owner of Mission, Winner Winner, and TSK) the struggles of running a business during the Coronavirus. Plus some insight on juggling work and kids when school is out. Ps. Thanks Daniel for our AMAZING cover art!!!!!
March 25, 2020
Basketball (Featuring Win and Johnny)
Warning: No more playing basketball!! Just because your outside, doesn’t mean you won’t get the Coronavirus. Great interviews with two boys who learned that the hard way. (No, they don’t have the virus, but they did get yelled at!!)
March 25, 2020
Online School! (Featuring John and Mrs. Tilly)
We start with a weekend update (because we aren’t recording on weekends) and then talk about the Coronavirus in RI. Then we dig into online school. We interview a student and a teacher to get two different perspectives on what virtual education has been like so far. Funday Monday!
March 24, 2020
Someone’s gotta do it (Featuring Tommy)
Today we give a little update about how the Coronavirus is being handled in Middletown. We also chat with Tommy about physical therapy and working for Uber eats. Happy Friday listeners!!!!
March 21, 2020
Stay Active to stay sane! (Featuring Mary and Jane)
Today we answered some dms..... From how to stay focused when doing school work, to how to stay sane while isolated! Also Marcus Smart has the Coronavirus!!!
March 20, 2020
Constructive Criticism (Featuring Annie Leys & Jack Galvin)
Today we talked about how unemployment caused by the virus has been effecting people worldwide. We interviewed two people who have lost their jobs and got yelled at by Jack. Thanks for tuning in! Check out the new Instagram @Quaran_teen !!
March 18, 2020
Hong Kong Update (Featuring Alastair)
Great interview with Josie’s brother Al who lives in Hong Kong. Then we talk about a whole bunch of different stuff including Josie’s New York family moving in and Tom Brady leaving the Patriots.
March 18, 2020
New cohost!! (Featuring Owen)
Introducing our new cohost Mac Leys!! Today we are talking about the Carona virus in Newport and how it’s effecting businesses and schools. Plus an exclusive interview with Mac’s roommate Owen. If you have any questions or stories dm Mac... Twitter: @macleys Insta: @macandleys Remember to follow us on Spotify, and if we get 45 listeners Mac will make an official Twitter account!!
March 16, 2020
Pilot!! (Featuring Jane)
Hey!!! In this episode I will be introducing myself and also talking about the situation in Newport in terms of the Carona virus. Then I will do an exclusive interview with my cousin Jane who is currently quarantined because the Carona virus!!
March 15, 2020