Podcast 27

What do 415 coffins, 3 bottles of Joy, 23 teachers, a $25 tip and 12 million Thank You meals all have in common? The pandemic. In this episode of This American Life, guest host Chana Joffe-Walt talks with a varied collection of essential workers and how they managed to feel less alone during the darkest days of COVID. From a school carpenter in New York, to a manager at a McDonalds in Michigan and early childhood educators - the pandemic forced jobs to change, and what none of us noticed was that the workers changed too. These are the stories of moments unseen.