The delta variant is now the dominant COVID-19 variant in the US. It accounts for 83% of US cases of coronavirus and is about 60% more contagious than the first variant. Fortunately, the research shows the vaccine is effective against this strain, unfortunately, not enough people are getting the shot. This week we talk about the reasons for vaccine hesitancy, its effect on the current pandemic, and the best way to help convince more people to get shots in arms. We share our opinions on season 2 of 'Never Have I Ever' (Netflix), 'Gunpowder Milkshake' (Netflix), and talk about 'Ted Lasso', and The Twilight Saga.
Yes. The Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna are leading the race to provide a vaccine to the world. Both companies announced that its vaccines are over 94.5% effective in preventing the coronavirus. How did we get two potential vaccines so effective and safe in such a quick amount of time? As we say in Philadelphia - trust the scientific process. This week we discuss that process and the technology that got us to this point and why the vaccine can and should be trusted. We also share our thoughts on the Hulu movie Run, the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Fisherman's Friends, and the finale of The Sopranos.
Winter is coming and November is on track to be the worst month of the pandemic in the US, so far. The country just surpassed 11 million cases – less than a week after hitting 10 million. So what should you do with Thanksgiving right around the corner? This week we brought back our favorite respiratory therapist to talk about what to do this holiday season and if it is possible to celebrate safely as the Coronavirus flares up around the country. We also share our thoughts on Mile 22 and The Impossible, both currently streaming on Netflix.
Donald Trump shockingly if not unsurprisingly, tested positive for the coronavirus. But he's not the only one after the White House hosted a super-spreader event in the Rose Garden. How did this happen, what does the recovery process look like, and how will the effect the election? We talk about all of that with a respiratory therapist who has been on the front line in Philadelphia. We also share our thoughts on three Netflix movies: Enola Holmes, American Murder, and Dick Johnson is Dead.
Most states have begun to ease restrictions on businesses and social activity, moving to reopen America and get the economy going after weeks of stay-at-home orders. This week Ryan and Zach talk about just how practical it is to open up, what are the risks, and how much will it actually help. They also share this week's streaming suggestions and talk about the newest Happy Madison movie to come to Netflix, The Wrong Missy.
This past week Zach joined the 17 million other Americans who lost their jobs due to the economic fallout of coronavirus. Zach and Ryan are joined by one of Zach's former coworkers who also lost her job - Andrea Duffy. They talk about what it felt like, how they are doing now and what the future of radio looks like in a post-coronavirus world. They also share some streaming recommendations, including their thoughts on the 2019 movie, Good Boys.
Hosts: Zach Stone and Ryan Berger
A podcast where we talk about what's going on in the news and cross that with our favorite movies