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A six-episode podcast series that explores the forces that have shaped events in 2020. In these times, knowledge is more important than ever.

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Bonus Episode

Attack on the Capitol

Rioters breached the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. In this bonus episode, experts share insight on the Constitution and the ugly history that has brought us to this point.

Attack on the Capitol • Season 1, Bonus Episode

Recent Episodes

Dimensions of the COVID-19 Crisis
Season 1, Episode 1

The COVID-19 pandemic is more than a respiratory illness. In this episode, we talk to experts about contagion, inequality, and science denial.

In Other Times
Season 1, Episode 2

We’ve been here before. In this episode, we talk to experts about past epidemics, how societies fought them, and how they changed life.

Crisis Upon Crisis
Season 1, Episode 3

The coronavirus pandemic does not exist in a vacuum. We look at other urgent issues of our time, and examine how they affect and are affected by COVID-19.

Exacerbating the Health Care Divide
Season 1, Episode 4

With rates of diagnoses and death disproportionately affecting racial minorities and low-income workers, experts in this episode address how COVID-19 has further exposed already dire health outcome inequalities.

Racial Justice and Repair
Season 1, Episode 5

In the midst of the pandemic, an estimated 20 million people participated in protests for racial justice. In this episode, we talk about philosophy, justice, and what it might look like the repair a broken system.

Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis
Season 1, Episode 6

In March 2020, the UN Secretary General described COVID-19 as the most challenging crisis the world has seen since WWII. As the year draws to a close and the pandemic lingers on, we explore what life beyond crisis might look like.

About the podcast

“In these times” has been a handy turn of phrase in 2020, with varying adjectives used to modify it. Challenging. Unique. Strange. What started as a useful shorthand for the COVID-19 pandemic and the surreal nature of stay-at-home orders became used describe world-wide protests and calls for racial justice. This fall, the OMNIA podcast goes beyond the shorthand, using COVID-19 as a platform for a six-episode series that explores the science, social science, and history that has shaped events in 2020.

In these times, knowledge is more important than ever.