Listen to Episodes

S3:E7 Cleared for Reentry? Summer Travel 2021

July 20, 2021

This week, the Fatigued Pod Squad (as we like to call ourselves) decided to get together and catch up on our recent travels, Covid takes, and favorite TikToks. We’re collectively frustrated by this virus, and with that frustration comes a sense of humor and we're glad we can share it amongst oursel…

S3:E6 Sam Cadman | Directing in Disaster Times

July 13, 2021

Sam Cadman is here to offer a different perspective, not only from across the pond but also as a director! His UK & US commercials have won Gold & Silver at Cannes, Gold & Silver at British Arrows, Silver at Creative Circle, Silver at LIA, a Gold Clio and have been Honored in both Performance and D…

S3:E5 Chase Brantley | Covid is No Clown

July 6, 2021

Chase Brantley is a jack of all trades and master at all: comedian, director, writer, business owner, theater teacher, musician, and long distance thru-hiker. In Athens, Georgia, most people know Chase as the founder of Moonlight Theater which was founded after he graduated from École Philippe Gaul…

S3:E4 Ben Jeffrey | "Broadway's Back, Baby!"

June 29, 2021

Ben Jeffrey's eyes lit up the second he told us about Lion King's reopening on Broadway. (September 14th, 2021 is going to be a magical day!) This past year was incredibly disheartening for actors, especially to those who've dedicated ten years of their life to a rigorous Broadway schedule. Ben rep…

Covid Pandemic Antibodies Filming Working In The Pandemic Arts And Entertainment

S3:E3 Pat McCorkle | Casting, Self-Tapes Post-Covid

June 21, 2021

Our guest today is the incomparable Pat McCorkle, head and founder of McCorkle Casting and a Covid survivor! As actors, we understand the frustration of the industry during the pandemic, so we were eager to hear Pat’s point of view from the other side of the table. Rather than talking about zoom fa…

Pandemic Helper Pivoter Filming Working In The Pandemic Arts And Entertainment

S3:E2 Jeffrey Omura | NYC City Council - The Arts Hero We Need

June 15, 2021

Jeffrey Omura is an artist, activist, and labor leader running for City Council in District 6 of New York City and we could not back a better candidate! Jeffrey was recently elected to his second term as an officer of Actors’ Equity Association after he helped create and lead #FairWageOnStage, a gr…

Pandemic Vaccine Covid Test Filming Working In The Pandemic Arts And Entertainment

S3:E1 Frank Harts | Prodigal Son, Filming in a Pandemic

June 8, 2021

Welcome to Season 3!!! (Whaaaaat!?? Can you believe?!) This season we’re focusing on something that’s near and dear to our hearts: the arts industry. We’re kicking off with a bang and Frank Harts is a barrel of laughs. He just completed two seasons as series regular on the hit show Prodigal Son fo…

Pandemic Covid Hospitals Family With Kids Helper Mental Health First Responder Isolation And Loneliness Working In The Pandemic

S2:E14 Dana | Oncology Nurse, We Laugh to Survive

June 1, 2021

We’re closing out Mental Health Awareness Month with Dana, an introverted oncology nurse & parent - all this to say, she’s got many reasons to be fatigued. In a time where we’re more isolated than ever, Dana has experienced the opposite: she goes to work and is surrounded by people, she comes home …

Covid Longhauler Long Haul Covid Doctor Vaccine Helper Pivoter Mental Health

S2:E13 Dr. Sadie I You + Me = Curing Long Covid

May 25, 2021

This week we talked to Dr. Sadie Whittaker, the Chief Scientific Officer of Solve ME/CFS Initiative- a nonprofit whose mission is to find a cure for & end Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. The developments with ME/CFS are paving the way to understanding Long Covid. She is also the…

Pandemic Helper Pivoter Mental Health Isolation And Loneliness

S2:E12 Chelsea | TeleSocial: Connecting Through Calls

May 18, 2021

Continuing with the theme of Mental Health Awareness Month, this week we spoke to Chelsea, the Volunteer Resource Connector for L.A.Work’s TeleSocial Program — a program that our very own host Raymond started! What is TeleSocial, you ask? The L.A.Works TeleSocial Program is a great way to connect i…

Pandemic Covid Mental Health

S2:E11 Viki | "This is my Second Pandemic."

May 11, 2021

TW: death & grief This week we connected with Victoria Noe, an award-winning author, speaker and activist. She is the perfect candidate for Mental Health Awareness month because of her contributions to the AIDS community & her writing about grief, particularly her Friend Grief series which recogniz…

Pandemic Hospitals Doctor Covid Family With Kids Helper Mental Health First Responder

S2:E10 Kate | "Trauma is as Individual as a Fingerprint"

May 4, 2021

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month! We've got a series of interviews we really think you'll enjoy. We begin with Kate, a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializing in complex trauma and complex PTSD. Some of her work includes the Crisis Intervention Team for the Knoxville poli…

Vaccine Antibodies Covid Pandemic

S2:E9 Raymond & Caroline | Vax'd n' Wax'd

April 27, 2021

Surprise: we’re our own guests this week! Both of us share our vaccine stories and experiences. At this point Raymond has received both doses and Caroline has gotten her first. (Hashtag Team Pfizer.) Unrelated but after staying home for a year with unlimited access to your toilet, has anyone else n…

Pandemic Helper Pivoter

S2:E8 Jason | Cocktails To Go For Pandemic Woes

April 20, 2021

We've found a common theme among our April episodes: pivoting in the pandemic. This is exactly what our friend Jason has done (and quite well, we might add!). He owns The Long Room, a friendly neighborhood tavern in the Ravenswood Community of Chicago. Inspiration struck when all the bars & restaur…

Covid Pandemic Family With Kids Helper Pivoter

S2:E7 Jill | Special Education, Pivoting in the Pandemic

April 13, 2021

Our guest this week is Jill, a compassionate & determined woman with a big heart and too many emotions for one person to contain. Her big heart led her to a position as an early childhood special education teacher in St. Louis, which has taught her a lot about herself: particularly that she's capab…

Vaccine Pandemic Helper Pivoter

S2:E6 Nick | Vaccine Spotter Dot Org

April 6, 2021

Are you having difficulty locating a vaccine appointment? Do you wish there was a website that contained information for ALL your local pharmacies instead of having 20+ individual tabs open for each one? Well look no further! www.vaccinespotter.org is the one-stop shop for all your vaccine appointm…

Parosmia Taste And Smell Covid Pandemic Longhauler Long Haul Covid Family With Kids Phantosmia

S2:E5 Gemma I Parosmia V: Phantom Smells of Smoke

March 30, 2021

We round out our Parosmia Series with Gemma who experiences parosmia and it's equally evil twin: phantosmia. For those who don't know, phantosmia is an olfactory hallucination that makes you smell things that aren't there. For Gemma it's a persistent smell of cigarette smoke (which was one of her l…

Taste And Smell Parosmia Longhauler Covid Pandemic Antibodies

S2:E4 Anissa | Parosmia IV: "Am I Stuck Like This?"

March 23, 2021

In our fourth episode, we talk with Anissa - the self-described "cook of the family" who can barely bring herself to eat anything besides peanut m&ms. She spoke to us about how parosmia disconnects her from the rest of the world: she can't eat enough to keep up her fitness regimen, celebratory & ho…