EPISODE SHOW NOTES
Bonus Episode: The COVID-19 Experience; Perspectives from Around the World
In this bonus episode guests from Milan, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, New York, and Taiwan share what they are going through during the rapidly unfolding COVID 19 crisis.
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How they first learned about the coronavirus, what their government is doing to handle the outbreak, what life is like now, and the advice they have for getting through these social distancing times.
Featuring (in order of appearance):
Consultant/professor Cesare Spadacini: Cesare Spadacini is 35 years old and lives in Milan where he works as a consultant and professor of accounting at Bocconi University.
Writer/performer Dannah Phirman: Dannah Phirman is a writer/performer based in Los Angeles. She is the co-creator, executive producer, and star of Hulu’s The Hotwivesseries. Most recently she has acted on American Princess, Black Monday and Veronica Mars. She voiced the title character on the long running PBS series WordGirl and starred on Adult Swim’s Newsreaders. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Mad TV. Her writing credits include Marry Me (NBC), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX), I’m Sorry (TruTV), Showtime’s Black Monday.
The founder/CEO of VoiceBoxer Sergio Llorian: Sergio Llorian is an American currently living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the Founder and CEO of VoiceBoxer, which specializes in multilingual remote meetings and presentations with simultaneous interpretation.
Retired teacher Sharon Schiller: Sharon Schiller is a retired NYC high school teacher of English, Speech and Theater, an actress, a ballroom/latin, blues, rock, and country-western dancer, and the doting, proud aunt of this podcast creator.
Comedy podcaster/teaching artist Pei-Lan Ku: Pei-Lan Ku is a Teaching Artist currently based in Taiwan who focuses on dance, art and art appreciation and a comedy podcaster…“Telling my stories, my way!”
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Hey there! I’m Ronit Plank, a native New Yorker and former actress who studied with Uta Hagen, Alfred Molina, and at Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC before heading west to Los Angeles. I transitioned from acting to writing and began publishing short stories and essays.
I love teaching and have worked with 7th, 8th, and 9th graders and have also lectured at the university level. I currently teach Hebrew to third graders on weekends and volunteer-coach high school seniors in western Washington public schools on their college admissions essays and personal statements.