The COVID-19 Chronicles

A couple of dads figuring out how to balance life with their families amidst a damn pandemic.

Episode 91 – New Beginnings

Spring is peaking, the pandemic curve is sloping down, and we're all gradually emerging to figure out our new reality. That new reality for Patrick and his family includes a new house in new state. He and John chat about the big move, what it has been like to...

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Episode 90 – Just Zooming It

We meant it when we said it's important to check in with each other during this time of insanity. John and Patrick bring on a group of listeners for a Zoom roundtable on how we're all managing life during a pandemic. We meant it when we said it's important to check in...

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Episode 89 – Preparing For The Long Haul

The school-year is officially canceled. Daycare is closed for a couple more months. What has felt temporary, is now settling into something more. Patrick and John dig into what it's going to take to prepare for this longer-than-expected episode of life. The...

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Episode 88 – Relearning How to Get Stuff Done

As we settle into week five of staying home and trying to balance managing a family and work, we're having to relearn how to keep up with parenting. John and Patrick catch up on the latest life events and how they're getting stuff done, continuing to adapt, and maybe...

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Episode 87 – The Importance of Checking In

More than ever, it's important that we find time to check in with ourselves and with our friends and family. As the COVID-19 crisis peaks in the US, Patrick and John catch up on their weeks—the continued stress of parenting through a pandemic. Because honestly, what...

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Episode 86 – Attempting Business As Usual

This is life now. It's socially distant. It's virtual school and work. It's 24/7 parenting. And as much as it's all feeling like Groundhog Day, each week has it's own flavor. This week, John and Patrick describe what it has been like to attempt the things we had been...

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Episode 85 – Adapting to Quarantine

Our society's response to COVID-19 has triggered rapid changes in how we live—with such frequency that we're left trying to adapt daily as best we can. Patrick and John talk through how they're managing to settle into some kind of new rhythm with their families and...

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Episode 84 – Processing a Pandemic

Alright folks, now we are just winging it at a whole new level. Families everywhere are coping with the day-to-day uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. And this is only the beginning. John and Patrick take some time together to process the last couple of...

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