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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. 

We want to hear from you. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your life? Let us know by recording yourself on a voice memo app on your phone, and emailing it to us at 

And please consider giving Transmission a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. 

Listen on Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcherand NPR One.


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Gabriel Spitzer is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host who covered science and health and worked on the show Sound Effect.