3 Jul 2020

After the Virus - Episode Six

From Smart Talk, 7:06 am on 3 July 2020
Emily St John Mandel, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Clementine Ford

Emily St John Mandel, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Clementine Ford Photo: Emily St John Mandel, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Clementine Ford

‘After the Virus’ is a six-part podcast and video series exploring how the Covid-19 pandemic will change the world in the long term. Guyon Espiner talks each time to a group of experts who explore the effect of the coronavirus on the economy, work and politics round the globe.

In this episode, the effect on society is in the spotlight – especially the question of whether we raising a generation of children afraid of human contact.

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About the participants

Emily St John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel is a Canadian writer whose fifth novel, The Glass Hotel, was recently published. Her previous novels include Station Eleven, a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, which won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award among other honours, and has been translated into 33 languages. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford (born 1981) is an Australian feminist writer, broadcaster and public speaker who wrote a regular column for Daily Life for seven years. She has published regularly on gender issues. (Wikipedia)

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait is a New Zealand politician and former chief executive of the Women's Refuge organisation of New Zealand. She is currently a councillor at large for the Rotorua District Council. She previously stood as a candidate for Parliament, serving briefly as deputy leader of the Christian Heritage Party. (Wikipedia)

Produced by Justin Gregory, Guyon Espiner, Claire Eastham-Farrelly, Tim Watkin and Veronica Schmidt.