There have been few global events as far-reaching as the current pandemic of COVID-19, which reached the U.S. in the late winter of 2020. With so many lives affected, nearly everyone around us has a story to tell, which is why slow journalism has never been more crucial.
The UR Home Stories Podcast gives voice to the journalistic storytelling this project is using to document and understand the COVID-19 pandemic. Just as our writers hone in on small details in their stories, this podcast explores the emotion, philosophy, challenges and thought processes behind their work.
Hosted by Noah Goldberg (@noahgoldberg10), episodes include interviews with our authors about their dispatches, discussions with individuals who are making an impact in their communities, and others who provide a unique insight into various layers of this crisis.
Noah is a sophomore at the University of Richmond studying journalism. He works as ESPN Richmond’s beat writer, covering the Richmond Spiders men’s basketball team. He also hosts the Spider Scoop Podcast (found on Apple Podcasts, YouTube and ESPNRichmond.com) as well as Know Your Spiders (available on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts and YouTube).
Follow this podcast on Twitter (@URHomeStories) and look for posts with #URHomeStories to keep up to date with the show as well as the rest of the project’s work.
We can be reached at URHomeStories@gmail.com.