Ep 162 // Pandemic Parenting w/ George Flanagan & Maggie Oliver

Premiere DateMay 15, 2020
00:00 Intro
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01:11 START /// Pandemic Parenting w/ George Flanagan & Maggie Oliver
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02:27 Setting the stage
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10:00 Adapting as the crisis has stretched on
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15:00 Just getting through the day / difference between dealing with a 1 and 6 year old
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18:19 Does Kiearan’s ability to process information more than others his age make it hard to recognize the threshold of what he can deal with?
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20:27 A very specific experience, but still widely relatable/accessible
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25:55 “Empty Days” (or “Infinite Present”)
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30:47 Remote learning / negotiating
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42:20 When mom gets sick during quarantine / transitioning relationship
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50:28 When dad gets sick and can’t quarantine separately / only co-parents can understand certain things
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57:33 Kids connected by screens, but playing separately
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65:05 Digital communication tools were waiting for us to need them more / awkward silences online / screentime is okay, sometimes
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73:08 Other peoples’ opinions on how to parent your kids
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82:30 Going back to work is bittersweet / more articles in the future? / wrapping up
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92:33 “Lie To Me” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Shana Falana
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100:07 Outro / Credits
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100:49 Finish.
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J. McVay is joined by George Flanagan and Maggie Oliver to discuss a series of articles George has recently been writing for BTRtoday about his experience as a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. Parenting in the Time of a Worldwide Pandemic
  2. Remote Learning & Small Moments Help Ward Off the “Empty Days” of Quarantine
  3. What Happens When Mom Gets Sick During Quarantine?
  4. 9 Things That Parenting During This Pandemic Has Taught Me

We also revisit a song from Shana Falana’s last visit to BTR Live Studio ahead of the premiere, next week, of a new interview and video produced with her during lockdown…

GeorgeFlanagan / illustration by Bryan Bruchman.

GeorgeFlanagan / illustration by Bryan Bruchman.

 

BTR Live Studio Presents Shana Falana

BTR Live Studio Presents Shana Falana

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors George Flanagan Maggie Oliver

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