OMNIA Podcast
OMNIA Podcast
Dec 9, 2020
In These Times | Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis (Ep.6)
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The worldwide scale and scope of discontinuity, loss, and uncertainty has made the year of the pandemic like no other in recent memory. How are we processing this moment, and how do we move forward? In this episode, we talk to three students, who share how the COVID crisis has reshaped their undergraduate experience at Penn and their visions for the future. We also hear from a professor of English on the parallels between the traumas of the early 20th century and our current challenges, and an expert in the science of resilience offers her thoughts on coping with crisis.


Omar Husni, C'22

Samira Mehta, C'21

James Nycz, C'21

Karen Reivich, Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training Programs, Penn Positive Psychology Center

Paul Saint-Amour, Walter and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Chair, Department of English


Produced by Loraine Terrell

Narrated by Alex Schein

Edited by Alex Schein and Loraine Terrell

Interviews by Loraine Terrell, Susan Ahlborn, Alex Schein

Theme music by Nicholas Escobar, C'18

Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

Illustration by Nick Matej

Logo by Drew Nealis

In These Times is a production of Penn Arts & Sciences. Visit our series website to learn more and listen to the first season of In These Times. 

Visit our editorial magazine, Omnia, for more content from Penn Arts & Sciences faculty, students, and alumni. 

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