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- 04 / 01 / 2020 -
A scramble to get everyone connected, Alex has improved to the point of having a pint of Guinness next to him, hopes to end his isolation in the near future, recapping when this all began, Rob and Gila give updates on their situation, Gila describes what's involved in the preparation for Passover, confusion over whether or not masks should be worn, what Kyle and Emmanuel have noticed at Long Island supermarkets, a free pack of matzos and Turkish hand soap, how Alex got cops to flee, the potential death toll according to Trump is up to 240,000 people, the social effects of this constant challenge, trying to figure out what's causing a mystery noise, how people in the community are beginning to feel the effects of COVID-19 firsthand, the death toll is up to 4,000 in the States, dealing with deniers, the necessity of including landlords in the challenge, what's involved in evicting a tenant, there will be an attempt to take phone calls later, issues with artificial restrictions on ventilator repair, how Right to Repair will be a major factor once all this is over, what elected officials can do about this, the need for people to be able to do whatever is possible to fix ventilators, revealing the new phone number, it's April Fools' Day, problems with people trying to get through, a listener shares info on the proper ways to use masks, all 2600 meetings are canceled in person this month, trouble playing the outro.
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- 04 / 08 / 2020 -
A call to be a part of the 7 pm tribute, Alex is still in quarantine, the frustration of still not knowing if he actually had COVID-19, the plan for reuniting with his family, how some people's minds will never be changed by the evidence, Trump seems to brag about not reading a memo concerning coronavirus back in January, questioning why the death toll is so much higher in the United States than anywhere else, the number now stands at around 14,000, the preponderance of new car commercials in recent days, why Anthony Fauci needs to be the one giving the press conferences without any politicians, where to get a look back at some of the stupid remarks about COVID-19 that were made by people in power, the importance of listening to the science, how people are being punished for telling the truth, how this is relevant to the hacker world, some audio from Kyle and Emmanuel's trip earlier today to Stony Brook University Hospital to drop off donated masks, plans and precautions for picking up the delivery, Emmanuel recalls what it's been like to order pick-up food lately, more packages have been picked up, calling the hospital with an update on what's being donated, thanks to people around the world who have been donating this valuable equipment, how all of the regular hassles of life seem to have been minimized, the fact that people will never forget these days, Alex's reactions to seeing old TV programs when social distancing wasn't being practiced, taking listener phone calls, the idiocy of 5G towers being burned down for suspicion of being behind the COVID-19 outbreak, more attempts at listener calls.
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- 04 / 15 / 2020 -
The 7 pm tribute, almost getting used to these weird times, Alex is still holed up in Pennsylvania, why he still hasn't seen his family in a month, why Alex isn't eager to come back to New York City anytime soon, how people can stay safe while in the city, how some health care workers are getting threats from their own hospitals if they publicize their working conditions to the public, parallels to how people are being treated by the authorities in China, hospitals that don't block their staff from speaking to the media, Nisha Mehta joins the discussion from the perspective of a radiologist in North Carolina, how she has been talking to hundreds of physicians trying to get information out, why this isn't about blaming institutions, how learning from different experiences is the best way forward in the medical community, the fact that more spikes are inevitable, doctors who have blown whistles in the past, the advantages to having this information freely exchanged, reasons why hospitals might not want potentially negative perspectives being distributed, whether all of this could lead the health care world to a better place, the daily celebrations are helping, other things people can do, conservative demonstrators in Michigan try to put an end to the precautions against COVID-19, when rebellion becomes stupid, the definition of a true conservative, the mood in the stores, the Bulgarian perspective, how people are getting by, recommended television programs.
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- 04 / 29 / 2020 -
Uncertainty as to whether the show is actually on the air, blaming Kyle for everything, the show hasn't been on for two weeks, Gila has a new desk chair, a successful search for toilet paper, the mood on the street, an update on Alex's isolation, the risks involved in ending that isolation, trying to get through to local Amish people concerning the need for distancing, the frustration of low gas prices with nowhere to go, questioning when and how things will get back to normal, some of the positive side effects of changing our behavior, how countries that are run by women seem to have fared much better in the crisis, theorizing as to why this might be, news stories focus on Zoom meetings being taken over by intruders, Emmanuel's issue with using the word "hack" to describe this sort of behavior, analyzing the surprisingly obvious solution to this problem, details on the zWarDial script and the people behind it, trouble receiving calls over Google Voice, 2600 meetings will only be taking place digitally this week.
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