The Regrettable Century

Isolated Together: Anxiety, Alienation, and Despair in the Age of Covid

May 05, 2021 Jenny, Kevin, and Jason Season 3 Episode 18
The Regrettable Century
Isolated Together: Anxiety, Alienation, and Despair in the Age of Covid
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The Regrettable Century
Isolated Together: Anxiety, Alienation, and Despair in the Age of Covid
May 05, 2021 Season 3 Episode 18
Jenny, Kevin, and Jason

This week Chris is temporarily replaced by a special guest that long time listeners will remember from the early days of the pod, Jenny.

The gang talks about the loneliness of social distancing, the long term effects of pandemic based hyper-alienation, and  what the political prospects moving forward look like.

Society of the Spectacle (sections 28, 172, 221)

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/debord/society.htm


The pandemic has unleashed the age of individualism

https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/the-pandemic-has-unleashed-the-age-of-individualism-11608132621601.html


22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends”

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/8/1/20750047/millennials-poll-loneliness?fbclid=IwAR1Z7EBeAAXgcUTw5mUA_eOGIQDk_0dM5GUweA6OOv4Fe1B5gbN8qtpCCnc 


Pandemic shaming: is it helping us keep our distance?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/04/pandemic-shaming-is-it-helping-us-keep-our-distance?fbclid=IwAR3FsljvgtF4TqI2DbwJvZFBISsKk-7anRcP0YO-f0F8xLsgh2bqEOnRGOU 


Isolation, Stress, and Poverty: Capitalism and Our Declining Mental Health

https://www.socialistalternative.org/2020/11/23/isolation-stress-and-poverty-capitalism-and-our-declining-mental-health/ 


Music: Joy Divison- Isolation

Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)

Show Notes

This week Chris is temporarily replaced by a special guest that long time listeners will remember from the early days of the pod, Jenny.

The gang talks about the loneliness of social distancing, the long term effects of pandemic based hyper-alienation, and  what the political prospects moving forward look like.

Society of the Spectacle (sections 28, 172, 221)

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/debord/society.htm


The pandemic has unleashed the age of individualism

https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/the-pandemic-has-unleashed-the-age-of-individualism-11608132621601.html


22 percent of millennials say they have “no friends”

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/8/1/20750047/millennials-poll-loneliness?fbclid=IwAR1Z7EBeAAXgcUTw5mUA_eOGIQDk_0dM5GUweA6OOv4Fe1B5gbN8qtpCCnc 


Pandemic shaming: is it helping us keep our distance?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/04/pandemic-shaming-is-it-helping-us-keep-our-distance?fbclid=IwAR3FsljvgtF4TqI2DbwJvZFBISsKk-7anRcP0YO-f0F8xLsgh2bqEOnRGOU 


Isolation, Stress, and Poverty: Capitalism and Our Declining Mental Health

https://www.socialistalternative.org/2020/11/23/isolation-stress-and-poverty-capitalism-and-our-declining-mental-health/ 


Music: Joy Divison- Isolation

Support the show (http://patreon.com/theregrettablecentury)