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S2:E2 Marilyn | Parosmia II: Tasting Metal, But Testing Negative

March 11, 2021

Compared to Brooke's episode on Tuesday, this episode is a great example of "same virus, different stories." In the second episode of our Parosmia Series, we talk to Marilyn who had some of the weirdest and worst symptoms of…

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S2:E1 Brooke | Parosmia I: When Smells are No Longer Safe

March 9, 2021

We're kicking off Season 2 with a series about parosmia, perhaps the most odd and startling long-hauler symptom to date. Parosmia is dysfunctional smell detection characterized by the inability of the brain to correctly iden…

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Trailer - Fatigued Podcast with Caroline Amos and Raymond McAnally

March 8, 2021

Fatigued Podcast was born out of two friends getting Covid and sharing their experiences. Listen to learn more about this project, who they've interviewed, how it's helped, and where it's going from here. Full episodes and…

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S1E17: Ray & Caroline Wrap Season One

March 2, 2021

Caroline and Raymond (and an awkward little-sounding voice) say goodbye to Season One. Our cohosts give updates on their personal Covid stories, tell us about what's coming up in Season Two (launching March 9th, 2021), and …

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S1E16: Dr. Keith Gagnon - The Nation's Mutation, a U.S. Variant

Feb. 23, 2021

This is our final interview for Season 1 and it's our biggest one to date: we got a chance to interview Dr. Keith Gagnon, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at SIU whose lab has uncovered a U.S.-specific co…

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S1E15: Harriet - "Look for the Helpers"

Feb. 16, 2021

We can all agree we're in need of a feel-good story right now, so meet Harriet! She has been dedicating her time and energy to helping elderly people navigate the world of technology so they can receive the vaccine. "Anybody…

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S1E14: Erik - "A Deployed Doctor Comes Home to Covid"

Feb. 9, 2021

This week we got to interview Dr. Erik, an anesthesiologist who was deployed in the Middle East when the pandemic broke out last March. His deployment had already come to a close but he was detained for a few more weeks befo…

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S1E13: Louis - “Shoot Me Up Bruh”, A Pfizer Vaccine Trial Story

Feb. 2, 2021

After months of devastating loss, Louis said "fuck it" (literally) and enrolled himself in the Pfizer vaccine trial. Louis, a self-described "big ol' meat shield," was more than happy to take this risk, especially because he…

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S1E12: Maria - "An American Hospitalized in London"

Jan. 26, 2021

Last March Maria spent nineteen days in the hospital with COVID-induced double pneumonia. Can you even imagine? From the CPAP machine to rash and bed rest, she experienced the full gamut. We are so lucky she lived to tell th…

S1E11: Rob - "Immunocompromised and Not Loving It"

Jan. 19, 2021

Rob is immunocompromised and lives with his family of nine... so how does he keep himself safe around so many people when a pandemic rages across the country? Well... he made the hard and necessary decision to move away from…

S1E10: Lauren - "Mississippi Medic Blues"

Jan. 12, 2021

Lauren is a paramedic from Mississippi and the epitome of over-achiever: she spent 33 days in New York City deployed by FEMA this past spring to help the ever-growing Covid case count. And while she was there she finished he…

S1E9: Dad - "Hospitals Honor the Dead: Essential Worker, Essential Witness"

Jan. 5, 2021

TW: death Over the holidays we interviewed Caroline's dad, an essential worker, who has seen some…pretty devastating events. The audio isn’t perfect, it’s a shorter episode than usual, but it’s a story we felt was necessary …

S1E8: Jamie - "A Lawyer and a Chemist walk into some Covid"

Dec. 27, 2020

Meet Jamie, a covid-survivor who made it to the hospital in time, thanks to his wife and their oximeter. Jamie is also a patent lawyer and former chemist who has experience with the FDA and pharmaceutical research. This we…

S1E7: Kris Kringle - Santa's Reason for the Season

Dec. 22, 2020

This episode is for big and small kids alike who are wondering if co-ho-ho-hovid can stop Santa. We got a hold of the Big Guy himself - Santa Claus - a week before Christmas to talk about how coronavirus has impacted life up…

S1E6: Zach & Stu - College Housing & Quarantine

Dec. 17, 2020

Disclaimer: there is mention of a very specific sex toy in this episode. (insert laughing emoji here) Our second episode of College Week focuses on Zach and Stu who are in charge of resident life at a university in Indianapo…

S1E5: Josie - "Funeral Home Worker, Public Health Major, and Covid Patient"

Dec. 15, 2020

Trigger warning: death & disordered eating This week is College Week on the pod and we're kicking it off talking to Josie who has been juggling school, work, and a case of covid. She's earning her degree in Public Health and…

S1E4: Jen - "The Doctor Has Covid"

Dec. 8, 2020

Med Warning: The Laughter in this Episode is Doctor Approved! Jen (a doctor) put our minds at ease (if only for an hour). She is an OB in Indiana and we discuss the joy (and potential peril) of delivering babies in a time l…

S1E3: Ryan & Linda - "From Texas with Covid"

Dec. 1, 2020

This virus is so tricky - it can manifest itself in vastly different ways. Even to a set of identical twin brothers and their mother! Speaking to Ryan and Linda was an absolute delight this week - even though their cases wer…

S1E2: Caroline - "I Know Exactly How I Caught Covid"

Nov. 24, 2020

Raymond is on day 23 of Covid-19 and Caroline recounts the story of her tangle with the virus. As far as symptoms go, she experienced fatigue (ha), fever, pneumonia-like cough, sweats, aches, pains, chills, head ringing, hai…

S1E1: Raymond - "The Fatigue is Real."

Nov. 24, 2020

Raymond is infected with coronavirus! He and Caroline talk symptoms, testing, and tacos. What’s it like when your spouse is quarantined on the other end of the house? Is camping as safe as we think? Will Chugging Hot Sauce M…