"So insightful. Thank you for sharing the part of Covid that should be a public service announcement."
"This was an interesting listen! I like how this couple was so in sync with one another. They are real troopers!"
"You brought out information about Covid that is not generally appreciated, so hats off and thank you for your public service"
Episode 2: A Story of Loss, Happiness and Success
"Podcast a wow!"
"What a delight! "
Episode 3: So You Want to Take a Cross-Country Road Trip During a Pandemic?
"This cross-country story gave me hope as well as several lessons."
"I found it very interesting on traveling across country during Covid."
Episode 4: Before Covid, There Was HIV
"This one was most interesting to me. I agree with him about the isolation feelings. But he traveled and sat in a movie theater. He's brave."
"I particularly liked Richard’s interview and felt his pain as he talked about being alone during this pandemic."
Episode 7: All the World's a Stage-But Not All Venues Are Dark During Covid
"...Most delightful and uplifting."
"An interesting and talented person."
"...It was nice to hear someone so positive during this time. His personality comes through. Listen, you will surely enjoy."
Episode 8: You Can Take a Bite of the Big Apple in Spite of Covid
"Particularly interesting, as New York real estate discussions always are!"
"Great interview. Bravo!"
Episode 10: During Covid, If We Need to Reach Out, Who Will Listen?
"Just listened to the podcast and I'm crying. I feel like she heard me and was addressing my feelings. Awesome."
"It’s so interesting what she says is the cause of stress for couples and the people who seek counsel. The isolation due to covid leading to the need for counsel is... understandable to me. It’s important for people to get therapy from someone like her who’s sympathetic or shows empathy. She’s a very positive person."
Episode 13: Small Businesses Confront Covid: How Tavern on Jane Survives
"That was interesting. I'll go visit his restaurant. Didn't know about it."
"It’s great that he was able to keep a lot of his staff who wanted to work employed and received governmental PPP grants. I’ll take a corned beef!"
Episode 15: From the Front Lines: Teachers Part II: A NYC Public School Teacher Speaks Out
"He seems like a great parent and teacher. I would trust him to take good care of my kids if I had any. "
"Jimmy is very likable. I like his advice to parents to be in the now with their children’s development. Socialization is very important to learning. I’m glad his students had access to technology. But I bet they missed that snack closet!"
Episode 16: Not Going to the Gym During Covid? You Can Still Work Out, Dance and Get in Shape
"That was so fun to hear. Your creativity, grit and entrepreneurship is an inspiration! I am proud to be part of your dance and fitness tribe!"
"She's hustling. It’s not easy teaching at a different location and organization every day, multiple times a day. It's great that she’s been helping people through the pandemic by using her skills as a group fitness instructor. Sounds like she’s doing a lot of freelance teaching ... she’s a powerhouse."
"She was inspirational. Now I want to work out after listening to her."
Episode 17: From the Front Lines: Emily Fawcett, RN Shares Experiences Caring for Covid Patients
"This brought tears to my eyes. It's one of my many favorites."
"The point about heath care workers wearing garbage bags...thank goodness we have moved forward on so many levels."
"I don't think that Zoom could ever replace live theater or live theater auditions...maybe someone will come up with new and more cutting edge ways to lower ticket prices. That would be a great conversation."
" Regarding [Mr. Morgenstein's] prediction that live performance may not be as prevalent in the future...[Streaming] technology is not anywhere near perfect. Looking forward to when we can actually see live entertainment!"
Listener Comments Episodes 19-35
Episode 19: Artist Rima Samman Honors Her Brother & Others Who Have Died From Covid
"My heart is crying from this. And not only because I am a Jersey girl. So moving. Brava. Take a listen."
Episode 20: An Anti-Vaxxer Speaks
"There are some very specific legitimate reasons for not...getting vaccinated but Nancy failed to give a sensible one...I just hope that while she waits for...more studies to be done she washes her hands often and tries not to contract and spread the deadly Covid 19 virus."
"I don't know how you kept your s*** together around that woman."
Episode 21: On the Road Again: Grab a Mask and Journey On
"Michaela had good tips and is so well-traveled."
"Loved it. Very helpful."
"Michaela was specific and thorough."
Episode 22: Looking for Work? You've Got the Power!
I wasn’t very convinced that it’s really that way overall... People cannot effectively babysit while working a full-time job efficiently. With two full-time jobs, something is lacking in either area.
Episode 23: Heart to Heart: Unexpected Heart Surgery During Covid
"So interesting and really hits home for me. It is crucial to remain educated and this podcast greatly helps."
Episode 24: Covid Can't Stop the Arts: Inside the Montalvo Arts Center
"Fantastic programs and outlook."
Episode 25: Getting Out & Getting In During Covid: How Recent College Grads Can Land That First Job
"Very useful. Congratulations!
"It was helpful!."
Episode 27: From Prankster to Gangster: The Author Tells All
"Sounds like a movie."
"He was a master of evasion."
Episode 28: In Truth and in Light: A Choreographer's Journey
"He inspires me every day."
"Ranardo spoke so eloquently."
Episode 33: FROM BALLERINA TO PSYCHOLOGIST: A JOURNEY
"What a remarkable journey. A wonderful woman and human being."
Episode 34: INSIDE THE UKRAINE WAR
"Great opportunity to hear from an insider."
"Thank you so much for making a difference with your podcasts."
Episode 35: ENGIN KEEPS WAR-TORN UKRAINE CONNECTED TO THE WORLD
Congrats to Katerina [Manoff] on founding ENGin just as the need to uplift Ukrainian people has become so great.”
LISTENER COMMENTS EPISODES 36-
Episode 36: Updates on Covid, Monkeypox and Polio
"The speaker was so well-informed and logical and your questions were excellent. Everything I wanted to know about this most timely subject. I certainly had these diseases on my mind and was wondering about the vaccinations. I feel much better informed now. "
"I feel reassured."
Episode 43: Are You Stressed Out About Climate Change?
"Aweome interview. It's so interesting how we're all affected by climate change in various degrees."
Episode 44: From Rockette to Reverend
"This was a wonderful and inspirational interview. You guys did a great job asking very important questions and Rev. Thorne spoke eloquently and informatively."
"What a great interview!"
Episode 45: The Ukraine War: One Year Later
" What an absolutely fabulous talk by Professor Motyl! He is so well informed, intelligent, articulate, [and] analytical. It was so good to hear such an insightful talk about something we all care about so much, and which has such repercussions on our country and the world. I was encouraged by what he said, particularly about China's reluctance to ally too closely with Russia."
Episode 46: There is a Home for Filmmakers in Brooklyn
"Emelyn Stuart... an extraordinary mixture of creativity, entrepreneurship and civic responsbility! Great woman and podcast."