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FOF #2840 – Hygge: Self-Isolate and Chill

During the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, folks are encouraged to stay home and self isolate to keep the virus from spreading and hurting the most vulnerable. So now you’re stuck at home- now what?

Today Marc Felion’s cast-mate from Alt for Norge and co-artistic director of Akvavit Theater, Kirstin Franklin, joins us to look at creative ways to make the most out of staying at home during difficult times by examining the Scandinavian concept of Hygge (HUGGAH) – coziness and conviviality that creates a sense of well being.

Posted in: Actors, Podcast, Writers 17 days ago 0

FOF #2846 – Fighting Coronavirus by Looking at the History of AIDS

For folks who lived through the early AIDS pandemic, there’s a real sense of dread over coronavirus. Republicans failed to take early action on AIDS and we are still living with the repercussions of that. And just like HIV and AIDS, LGBTQ+ people are especially vulnerable to coronavirus, so we must ask – are we prepared to suffer the same fate as we did with the AIDS crisis?

Today, Dr. Steven Thrasher, professor of journalism and LGBTQ Health at Northwestern University joins us to look at coronavirus and AIDS: how both of these epidemics impact LGBTQ+ people, incarcerated folks and rural Americans.

Posted in: Podcast, Writers 9 days ago 0