I am pleased to appear as the inaugural guest on the Different Boat, Same Storm Podcast. DBSS was created by Abhayjeet Singh Sachal, Atharv Agrawal and Eli Meadow Ramraj to cultivate empathy amidst the Covid-19 crisis. In this premiere episode, I spent upwards of 45 minutes talking with Abhay, Atharv, and Eli about “Poetry, Song, and Humanism in a Pandemic.”
Here’s the manifesto of DBSS:
In these past few months, our daily lives have been disrupted in a manner that none of us could possibly fathom. COVID-19 is a public health, economic, and geopolitical crisis, but it is, first and foremost, a humanitarian crisis and we want to showcase exactly that. “Kindling Empathy Amidst a Global Pandemic” is the central belief that drives us at Different Boat, Same Storm. Different Boat, Same Storm is a video podcast centred around creating conversations about perspectives & experiences that often lie in the shadows of mainstream discourse.
Every week, our guests will talk about the innovations & adaptations this pandemic has brought forth, what brings them joy and what their light at the end of this tunnel that keeps them going is. We are incredibly grateful to receive the U of T COVID-19 Student Engagement Award to pursue this endeavour. We’re excited to have you join us on this journey!Different Boat, Same Storm
The folks at DBSS are now seeking nominees for future guest appearances. Submit your suggestions via email to differentboatsamestorm [at] gmail [dot] com. Or reach out to them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Their youtube channel is Different Boat, Same Storm Podcast.