Author: January Newbanks

The Pandemics of History

Today we talk to Daniel Schmidt, an American living and teaching history in the UK. From Quarantine has a plan to collaborate with Daniel on some bonus History of Pandemics episodes to be released throughout the spring and summer. This is an introduction to what we plan to cover. We’ll start with the Black Death and cover other famous breakouts… Read more →

But What If

Has your brain been exploding with all the speculation floating around about life after Covid? Ours too. With the infection numbers dwindling in our little corner of the world, the time has come for us to venture back out into the world with all the other humans. Tasci is going back to work, and January has big plans to ride… Read more →

How Vaccines Work

Our immune systems are a wonderland, Friends. And we may have been wrong about soap! Vaccines (and subsequently herd immunity) may be the Real MVP. Today we discuss how vaccines work in our own very un-doctory way and plug the crap out of the website.  Welcome to Season Two, Friends! Stuff We Mention Looking for more info on the… Read more →

Wrap Party

Have you learned a lot about yourself since you entered quarantine? We have too. This episode reflects on the 30 day podcast project and talk about our future plans. Spoiler Alert! From Quarantine will continue, but with a weekly format. Our new episodes will go live on Tuesdays. See you next week! Read more →

The Dreams of COVID

Have you been having crazy dreams? By now you have likely been asked that question by every news outlet in existence. It would appear to be a phenomenon that many researches are keen to document. Today we talk with special guest Ondrej Cabal (Our first Czech Guest!) about the dreams of COVID. Moment of Calm I’ll take the dream I… Read more →

Conspiracy Theory

Today we talk about a popular conspiracy theory that started as speculation and then spread like crazy. Where did it come from and why do people believe it’s true? Stuff We Mention Moment of Calm Every man prefers belief to the exercise of judgment. Seneca In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather… Read more →

The Mystery of the Missing Toilet Paper

Today we discuss Czech Easter Traditions, Where all the toilet paper gone, and The Great Toilet Paper Scare of 1973. Stuff We Mention What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper ShortagePortable Bidet Moment of Calm Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. Bo Derek Read more →

Waxing Poetic, Part Two

We’re back with Part Two of waxing poetic with more voices that are speaking to us right now, as well as some fun little known trivia about a certain well-known, often quoted poem. Stuff We Mention Tasci’s Tips For Reading Poetry Poetry should be read out loud You should read poetry according to the punctuation. It sounds less “kitch” that… Read more →

Waxing Poetic, Part One

We both adore reading books and all things words. However, under the current circumstances we’ve both been finding it difficult to concentrate on longer form entertainment, whether that be novels, audio books, and even television we aren’t familiar with. In order to get our daily time with words we’ve been reading more poetry, a practice that is regular for Tasci,… Read more →

All the Terms, Part Two

We are back with part two of our discussion the terminology and phraseology that is taking shape as we continue to process COVID-19. Our resident Linguist, geeks out about all things words. Stuff We Mention Moment of Calm Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy.  Dau Voire Read more →