Five on Friday: Special Podcast Edition 2023
Many of our Five on Friday recommendations are visual: peer-reviewed journal articles, news pieces, the occasional video. Sometimes, though, we would like to learn more while chopping vegetables or driving to pick up the kids. For those days, here are five podcasts, recommended by MCN staff. And stay tuned! MCN will be hosting a new 10-episode series in the coming months that we hope you’ll add to your playlist!
Osterholm Update: This COVID podcast is regular listening for several MCNers, including our new CEO Kim, Amy, and others.
La Brega was enthusiastically recommended with many exclamation points by Myrellis, Amy, and Esther – the clear winner among the MCN staff. “It’s about the impact and importance of music in Puerto Rico. How music ties into the historical and current struggle of the island and its people,” Esther noted. She specifically recommends Season 2, Episode 1.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and What it Taught Us: Collective Trauma and Moving Forward is a newly released eight-episode podcast series offered up by Health Outreach Partners, recommended by Claire.
Not a ‘Nation of Immigrants’ with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is an episode of the podcast Srsly Wrong. Robert says, “This one is good but pretty out there.” The featured guest “rejects the narrative of the US being a nation of immigrants because she believes that narrative serves only to dismiss the idea that the US is a settler colonial state and sanitizes the violent history of this nation.”
Helping the Helpers: Helping the Witnesses of Trauma Move Into Empowered Awareness Through Witness to Witness is an episode of Therapy on the Cutting Edge that featured MCN’s own Kaethe. Since it was released, it’s been listened to hundreds of times in 37 countries – so maybe you’d like a listen as well. Scroll down to find it—it's episode 13.
We Do Hope -- Bonus Podcast: ICYMI, the Witness to Witness team had a spectacularly popular and helpful podcast they ran last year called We Do Hope – we highly recommend it!
Have a safe and healthy weekend!
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