Mar 16, 2020
I’m writing and recording this from my home office. I imagine at this point, COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has affected your life in some way. Maybe you’re quarantined at home; maybe you’re a business owner who’s wondering what measures like social distancing will do your business; or maybe you’re just trying to navigate what is shaping up to be one of the weirdest times in our collective history. Either way, there’s a lot going on.
We decided to bring you a special edition of the GBH Collective podcast, checking in with our team of writers and editors across the globe. Our team has always consisted of folks reporting from their corners of the world, and this global crisis is no exception. One thing I’ve always appreciated about working for Good Beer Hunting is our willingness to be frank and have open conversations … and that includes bringing you folks—our listeners, supporters, and fellow beer professionals—in on how we’re handling the current state of affairs.
What you’re about to hear is a series of five short interviews that I conducted with members of our team. The first is with Bryan Roth, who is our Sightlines editor, reporting from Durham, North Carolina. Next you’ll hear from GBH founder and creative director Michael Kiser, who will update you on how we as an organization are handling the pandemic. Next, we’re gonna check in with Claire Bullen, our editor-in-chief reporting on what’s happening in the U.K., and the influence of social media on community responses. We’ll then touch base with Eoghan Walsh, a staff writer reporting from Brussels, and lastly we’ll go to the epicenter of the U.S. outbreak and talk to Dave Riddile about working in service and supporting local businesses in Seattle.
This is the Good Beer Hunting Collective podcast. Listen in.