Episode 2: Housebound
When the novel coronavirus made its way to the United States, it landed here, in the Pacific Northwest. Transmission is a podcast about life at the heart of an epidemic.
Today’s episode: Housebound.
As we reckon with the isolation of being stuck at home, we’ll check in with a young man in quarantine, dealing with his own health concerns and a loved one who’s touch-and-go in intensive care.
We meet two pairs of mothers and daughters, working through what it means to care for each other in the midst of a pandemic that takes a heavy toll on the elderly.
And we check in on all the house-hunters, and the home sellers who depend on them, as the once-white-hot real estate market in Seattle grinds to a halt.
And finally, a grace note, from a former Seattleite who’s now on lockdown in Spain.
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