“But I can remember stories” | Bill Kimok and Miriam Intrator

When the COVID-19 outbreak began, people sought answers in the century-old archives of the last global pandemic. 100 years from now, what will people look at to remember today? Midstory talks to Bill Kimok and Miriam Intrator of the Archives and Special Collections at Ohio University, as well as student Jade Braden, about preserving this moment—both the historic and the mundane.

Social Distances is a podcast where we examine the distances that both separate us and bring us together during the complex and compounded crises of 2020 and beyond. Each week, we look at a different cross section of society that has been impacted by the crisis, and unpack topics ranging from the environment, birth and death and shelter, to media, race relations and more through insights from historians, anthropologists, poets, policymakers and other experts.

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