Pandemic: Coronavirus Edition

Pandemic: Coronavirus Edition

A podcast dedicated to equipping you to live the most real life possible in the face of today’s crises. Season one will all be about the facts of the coronavirus and how to maintain a grounded perspective in the midst of inevitable fears.


Still no death rises, a new therapeutic study and the Barrington Declaration … what does this all mean?
Oct 16 • 38 min
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The Pareto Principle strikes again … super-spreader style
Oct 5 • 44 min
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What’s the deal with Boulder, and where are the deaths with the increase of cases?
Sep 28 • 33 min
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Mark comes out of the cave, and how to prepare for the holidays
Sep 22 • 41 min
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The answer to the meaning of life (including the pandemic) is…42
Sep 14 • 51 min
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Taking the week off
Sep 7 • 1 min
Just a short announcement about taking the week off from Pandemic, and Matt could use 15 minutes of your time this week to help him understand the pain points in peoples lives right now!You can help Matt out by filling out his Pain to Profit survey…
Rushing the vaccine, and pursuing urgency over expediency
Aug 31 • 45 min
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How does documented reinfections change the game plan, and taking a deep reflection on the why of anti-maskers
Aug 24 • 51 min
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Flu shoots, long haulers, frozen chicken wings, and Matt has a third friend
Aug 19 • 42 min
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Russia, vaccines, immunity from other Coronavirus’s, and so much more…
Aug 12 • 47 min
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Did you say “Hydroxychloroquine”? Drink!
Aug 5 • 32 min
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A rather “personal” appeal for men to wear masks…
Jul 29 • 44 min
Stephen, Mark, and Matt are back with a lot to chat about and apparently need to learn sign language for our supporters…We offer transcription now! Caution, it is AI transcription so please excuse AI errors.Download here - https://bit.ly/383ak2WSee it…
Will the vaccine be too risky, more herd immunity clarity, and looking for happiness in all the right places.
Jul 22 • 52 min
Matt circles back with Stephen on the herd immunity confusion, vaccine hope, and a few tips on how to stay happy and hopeful as we continue our physical distancing.We offer transcription now! Caution, it is AI transcription so please excuse AI…
Is herd immunity really possible in light of the new evidence?
Jul 15 • 38 min
Stephen, Mark, and Matt’s longest episode yet and NOT because we are getting long-winded! Lot’s to cover this week: COVID cases rising but mortality rates decreasing, the effectivity of masks, airborne particles, horseshoe crabs, fall semester fears,…
Para-Science vs Science: What’s the Difference?
Jul 8 • 56 min
Stephen, Mark, and Matt’s longest episode yet and NOT because we are getting long-winded! Lot’s to cover this week: COVID cases rising but mortality rates decreasing, the effectivity of masks, airborne particles, horseshoe crabs, fall semester fears,…
Antibodies, Dexamethasone and 100,000 Cases a Day
Jul 1 • 47 min
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Was the lockdown necessary and where do we go next?
Jun 25 • 43 min
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Second wave or slow burn? The question almost seems romantic…almost.
Jun 17 • 52 min
Stephen, Mark and Matt are back with a fun episode comprising discussions from cow’s blood to ethics. Listen now!We offer transcription now! Caution, it is AI transcription so please excuse AI errors.Download here - https://bit.ly/2AJ7DHqSee it on the…
How the Black Lives Matter protests are part of the pandemic solution and NOT the problem
Jun 10 • 35 min
Dr. Stephen Kissler and Matt Boettger talk candidly about how the protests surrounding Black Lives Matter is NOT a change of “narrative” for the pandemic by healthcare professionals and scientists, but rather part of the solution. This is one if not the…
You had me at antigenic drift
Jun 3 • 45 min
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If and when there will be a second wave this fall, and scientists changing their minds…
May 27 • 47 min
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The Re-Opening Game
May 21 • 47 min
Stephen, Mark and Matt geek out about advances in epidemiological modeling, discuss the hope for a January vaccine, take an incredible listener question, and chat about the deeper complexities of reopening.Please consider supporting us to help upgrade…
The complicated and important subject of racial health disparities
May 14 • 35 min
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The truth is that numbers never lie and that is a lie…
May 11 • 51 min
Mark chats about all that money he is making at the hospital from declaring patients “COVID-19 patients” (not true), Stephen talks about how numbers are about as trustworthy as the internet in general without context, and Matt uses stick figure drawings…
The pandemic is doing more “unmasking” than “masking…”
May 7 • 41 min
Stephen, Mark and Matt have a little heart to heart about all the differences of opinion about COVID-19, and take a brief look at the big “mutation” discovered of the virus: Fact, Fiction, or “It’s Complicated”?Please consider supporting us to help…
We wish we had an easy answer but we do have one piece of advice that could help all this…
May 4 • 50 min
Stephen, Mark and Matt try to wrap their heads around all the craziness going on right now! Not an easy task…Please consider supporting us to help upgrade our equipment and offload our editing responsibilities:Give monthly (as little as $5 a month) on…
How promising is Remdesivir and are clinical trials ethical?
May 1 • 46 min
**Sorry! Had to take down this episode and repost it as Mark’s voice was somehow muted when Matt exported the file. Fixed now!**Today Stephen, Mark, and Matt chat about the promising antiviral remdesivir and the ethical dimensions of clinical…
The second silent pandemic and the good, bad and ugly of reopening
Apr 27 • 52 min
We have a special guest that even rocked Mark’s world (we know that only because he said he wanted to re-listen to the interview which is a good sign)! Join us as we chat with Matt’s sister who is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and doing…
Is Sweden right, are lockdowns ineffective, and has the pandemic called lean principles into question?
Apr 23 • 39 min
Today Stephen and Matt talk about whether or not Sweden is the right direction for our country, and do a deep dive on the science of lockdowns. They end the episode by talking about how “saving” will become the new “spending” in America and “lean…
The ultimate case for why we must continue aggressive social distancing
Apr 20 • 32 min
Today it is just Stephen and Matt but you don’t want to miss this episode! The two of them take a charitable look at the protestors and states pushing to ease social distancing soon to see if science backs their claim. Please share this episode with…
Who’s WHO and did a significant mutation just happen with COVID-19 making a vaccine “futile”?
Apr 16 • 34 min
Today Stephen, Mark and Matt chat about how the WHO all began, what it’s purpose is and how the defunding from the US will impact us in some not-so-good ways. We also take a look at the proposed Coronavirus mutation to determine if we should be worried…
An interview with a psychiatrist on how to maintain mental wellness during the pandemic
Apr 13 • 44 min
You don’t want to miss this interview with Dr. Abraham Nussbaum from Denver Health! He drops some great information on maintaining mental health during these difficult times as well as seeing some silver linings in the midst of the pandemic.Donate to…
What does half way through the first phase mean and what needs to happen still…
Apr 9 • 40 min
Stephen, Mark and Matt talk about what it means to be half way through the first phase of the pandemic in the US, and what still needs to happen before we can be let out. :-)Please consider financially supporting us for as little as $5 a month to help…
Did Colorado Just Flatten the Curve Two Weeks Early And What That Means for the Country
Apr 6 • 33 min
Stephen, Mark and Matt discuss the possibility of Colorado flattening the curve and what that might mean for the future of Colorado as well as the rest of the country.Please consider supporting us at Patreon for as little as $5 a month to help us…
Travis Hornsby from Student Loan Planner talks student loan relief and Stephen, Mark and Matt revisit face masks again
Apr 2 • 42 min
Today’s episode highlights the options available right now for those us who struggling with student loan debt. Travis Hornsby from Student Loan Planner talks about them anyways we can create a little financial margin in our life amidst the student lean…
Telluride becomes the first to test antibodies of an entire town and how this is huge for us!
Mar 30 • 45 min
Today we talk about some encouraging things: Telluride becoming the first town in the country to test antibodies of all 8,000 residents.The promise of the anti-malarial drug being offered to many critically ill New Yorkers.Some new promising antiviral…
Is Easter enough time? If not, what is “enough time” and how many times will we need to do it before a cure?
Mar 27 • 36 min
Stephen, Mark and Matt are all back on together to talk about the long game plan, and discuss whether Easter is sufficient time to flatten the curve enough to go back out.Please consider contributing to help Stephen, Mark and Matt continue this podcast…
Should We Stay (in) or Should We Go (out) now??
Mar 25 • 26 min
Today Mark and Matt chat about the increased critical (re)evaluation of the shelter in place orders being given around the country and the impact it may have on our economy. Is it worth it and is it necessary? Mark and Matt talk about it today!Also,…
Why The Stanford Professor Is Wrong & Doing Our Part to Shrink the Distance Between the Ideal and Real
Mar 23 • 24 min
Today Stephen and Mark talk about the dangers of following the advice of Dr. John Ioannidis from Stanford as well discussing how best to shrink the gap between the ideal solution and the real for beating COVID-19!Oh…want to smile a big smile? Watch…
What will it mean for us if COVID-19 is here to stay, and staying ahead of the game at home to help flatten the curve out there
Mar 20 • 36 min
Today Stephen and Matt discuss why Japan seems not to be increasing transmission of COVID-19 as well as what it might mean for the Coronavirus to be with us indefinitely. Finally, Matt and Stephen talk about tips they are implementing to maintain life…
How Long Is This Going to Last and How We Can Simplify Our Lives
Mar 18 • 30 min
Stephen comes up for air from his research to tell us how long this pandemic may last, and what our short and long term responsibilities will be!Also, we talk about how this hardship offers us the opportunity to look for the “waste” in our own lives and…
The Time for Aggressive Social Distancing is Now and How Matt and Mark Are Feeling About All This
Mar 16 • 29 min
Stephen could not join us today as he is trying to finish a paper on Social Distancing as quickly as possibly and get it into key decision makers. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.Mark and Matt look at some of the headlines over the weekend…
Italians Really Love Accordions and the Issue With Test Kits
Mar 14 • 20 min
Bonus Episode!On the heals of the Travel episode, we thought it would be incredibly fitting to briefly discuss the issues with test kits and how the official confirmations of infected people in America is not a fair assessment of what is really going…
Flattening the Curve, All About Whether You Should Travel and Why
Mar 13 • 27 min
Today’s episode talks about what a “pandemic” really means for us, what we should be doing right now to “flatten the curve,” and why it really matters to you personally.
Will the US become Italy and a special guest getting under the hood and ahead of the curve of the panic epidemic
Mar 11 • 28 min
Today we talk about the chances of the US becoming like Italy as well as doing a deep dive into the psychology of panic and how we can get ourselves out of it. After all, it doesn’t help anyone!Special Guest: Dr. Adina Coroiu from the Department of…
Coronavirus Vaccine, Antiviral Options and In the News
Mar 9 • 18 min
Today we discuss the move from containment to mitigation in the US along with what we can expect about a coronavirus vaccine soon, and quite possibly antiviral medication even sooner.Also, a few more tips on how to keep a level head with all the hype!
Getting Up To Speed With The Coronavirus the Myth Bustin’ Way!
Mar 6 • 39 min
Welcome to season 1, episode 1 of Pandemic! This first episode provides the why for starting this, and introduction to the three guests (an epidemiologist from Harvard, a doctor of internal medicine from the University of Colorado Hospital and a talking…