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Shelter in Place

Laura Joyce Davis

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Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

Laura Joyce Davis

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A daily gift of hope to help you find sanity in a world that feels increasingly insane. I share survival stories, explore big ideas, and discover how even in isolation, we’re not alone. A bit On Being, a touch of TED, and a dash of Death, Sex, & Money, each episode is your quick coffee break with a thoughtful friend.


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Hi Friends,

Shelter in Place is a podcast about finding daily sanity in a world that feels increasingly insane. It's a radio diary with a daily shot of hope, my attempt to offer you daily reasons to keep getting up in the morning. 


Each day, in the amount of time it takes to enjoy a good cup of coffee, share stories that are helping me survive right now, stories that live in the tension between joy and grief, that remind us that even at our worst, we’re not alone.


If you've been listening, then you know that one of the crazy things about this time for me is that during this time of COVID-19, my husband lost his job, our family's main source of income. Our family has had to indefinitely postpone a plan that was 17 years in the making. But those losses have also pushed us to dream big, crazy dreams. The biggest of those dreams is that I can support my family with this podcast.


If you'd like to help me support my family and make it possible for me to keep putting out episodes of Shelter in Place to keep us all sane, the easiest way to do that is to become a Himalaya Premium subscriber. For just $6.99/month, you can listen to all of the Shelter in Place episodes ad-free. You'll also get access to My Neighborhood, a subscriber only community that is as close as we can get right now to hanging out and chatting over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. You'll also be the first to know about live events, video content, and bonus content.

Best of all, when you subscribe or donate to the tip jar, Himalaya will match that contribution with a donation to Direct Relief, which is doing incredible work to combat COVID-19.


If you're looking for other ways to support Shelter in Place (and my family), here are a couple of other options:

1) Make a one-time donation in the Tip Jar.

2) Share Shelter in Place with your friends who could use a little dose of hope and encouragement in their days right now. 

3) Buy wine! When you use the code SHELTER at www.brickandmortar.com or winesforchange.com, you'll get 10% off your order. If you buy 6 or more bottles from Brick & Mortar, you'll get free delivery. I can personally vouch for how wonderful these wines are (you'll find them on the menus of Michelin 3-star restaurants like The French Laundry), and I'm so thrilled they are my sponsor!

4) If you're facing financial hardships yourself during this time of COVID-19 and can't swing a Premium membership, no problem. You can always listen to Shelter in Place on iTunes, Acast, or wherever you listen. Acast offers me ad support, but only if my listeners listen through the ads (including at the end of the episode)! When you let the episode play all the way to the end, my 50/50 agreement with Acast means I get half of that ad support.

Latest Episodes

BONUS: Back to (Home) School

While Shelter in Place is on break between seasons, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes. Today's bonus episode is a combination of two episodes (55 & 97) that take a closer look at our distance learning challenges. Listen to the end for special new outtakes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 MIN1 d ago
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BONUS: Back to (Home) School

BONUS: #CovidCut

While Shelter in Place is on break between seasons, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes. Today's bonus episode is a combination of two episodes (39 & 54) that give glimpses of what life is like here at the Shelter in Place headquarters, where there are sometimes creative differences. Listen to the end for special new outtakes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25 MIN1 w ago
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BONUS: #CovidCut

BONUS: In the Family

While Shelter in Place is on break between seasons, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes. Today's bonus episode is a combination of two episodes (48 & 76), when we interviewed Dr. Joyce Sanchez and Dr. Jose Luis Sanchez. Listen to the end for special new outtakes!Disclaimer:It should also be clear that Jose is not representing the Department of Defense or the US military establishment and that his opinions are only those from his personal/professional standpoint. In this way, he cannot be held liable or in violation of any DoD/US military statutes or regulations that he may not agree with or be held liable or in contempt in any way when he mentioned that this country should be moving to have a "Health Care Act" akin to the Social Security Act, which enables all Americans to have equitable and high-quality access to medical care. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 MIN1 w ago
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BONUS: In the Family

Addendum to episode 96: FIERCE

This is a little audio addendum to episode 96: FIERCE. This podcast has been, from the beginning, a journey of learning how to reach out to others instead of hunkering down, how to change and grow even as this world changes faster than we can keep up with it.The conversations I’ve had over the past four months have inspired and challenged me, and this was never truer than in my conversations with the thirteen incredible authors of FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women. FIERCE is a marvelous book, and I hope you’ll check it out for yourself.After the FIERCE episodes went live, it came to my attention that we’d made an error that needed to be corrected. In this short bonus episode, Edissa Nicolás-Huntsman speaks to her use of pronouns for Taté in episode 96, and Taté Walker explains what it means to be Two Spirit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

6 MIN2 w ago
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Addendum to episode 96: FIERCE

Episode 100: Performance Review

Job knowledge. Project scope. Implementation and execution. What happens when HR comes to review Shelter in Place? Listen to the end for special new outtakes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 100: Performance Review

Episode 99: My Fabulous Foolproof Formula for Fame and Fortune

Long before this pandemic, entrepreneur John Hall was rethinking what it meant to be successful in one's career. In this COVID-19 economy, American cultural historian Lawrence R. Samuel, Ph.D is continuing that conversation with an even broader lens. In this penultimate episode of Shelter in Place season one, I share insights by John and Lawrence, as well as the things that have mattered most on the journey of letting go of the success I thought I had to have.John Hall is the co-founder and president of Calendar, a leading scheduling app that he’s convinced will change how we manage and invest our time. He authored the best-selling book “Top of Mind,” published by McGraw-Hill. John was a recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Best Emerging Company and was recognized as one of the Business Journals’ Top 100 Visionaries.With permission, I quoted his story in Forbes, "The Trend Toward A New Definition Of Success And Why It's Important To You."Lawrence R. Samuel, Ph.D., is the founder of AmeriCulture, a Miami- and New York City-based consultancy dedicated to translating the emerging cultural landscape into business opportunities.He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and is the author of many books.I quoted his story in Psychology Today with permission, "How the Pandemic May Change Our Idea of Success." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 99: My Fabulous Foolproof Formula for Fame and Fortune

Episode 98: What the Devil is Capable Of

Bay Area poet Vernon Keeve III lost his father during this pandemic. That loss--and that relationship--was a complicated one. His father was a Southern Baptist preacher and lawyer who for most of his life did not extend to his son the grace he was preaching. He suffered from dementia for two years before his death, and was only just beginning to make amends in their relationship before he lost the ability to do so.In this final conversation of season one, Vernon shares how he's come to terms with his personal history, and used both the past and the present to inspire his writing.You can find Vernon's book, Southern Migrant Mixtape, here.You can find The Bay Area Writing Project here.I mentioned C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters in this episode, which I highly recommend. Casey Cep wrote a great story about it for the New Yorker back in 2013, which you can find here.As always, you can find show notes and support our work at www.shelterinplacepodcast.info. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 98: What the Devil is Capable Of

Episode 97: The Scream

As schools across the nation announce plans for distance learning or part-time attendance in the fall, working parents seem to not be factored into the equation. Smitten Kitchen's food writer Deb Perleman voices the scream we've all been holding inside in her New York Times story, "In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both."Thanks to Deb Perelman for permission to quote this excellent story, which I highly recommend you read here--whether or not you have kids.This week Shelter in Place will conclude season 1 at episode 100 this Thursday. You can support us for as little as $5/month and help us toward season 2 at shelterinplacepodcast.info. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 97: The Scream

Episode 96: Fierce

This week I’ve been sharing my conversations with the writers of FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women*. On today’s Story Saturday, you’ll finally get to hear from all thirteen of them.FIERCE won the Book Life Prize and the Nautilus Book Award. Publisher’s Weekly will be featuring the book in a story this month.What makes FIERCE unique is that the women who wrote these essays all have a personal connection to the historical women they wrote about. When Karyn Kloumann of Nauset press dreamed up the idea for this book, she realized that this connection would be crucial in helping both the writers and readers understand why these stories matter today. But it’s also created a community of women who admire, celebrate, and encourage each other.You can purchase a copy of the award-winning anthology, FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women here.Trigger warning: while there’s nothing graphic in this episode, some of these women have been through some hard stuff. There are men...

64 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 96: Fierce

Episode 95: Transcendent

As we continue our series featuring the women of FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women, we talk today with Chicava Honeychild, who is an actress, a burlesque dancer, a scholar, and a teacher of what she calls "Sacred Burlesque." She tells us what she has in common with a nun from the 1700s who had healing powers, and how she's using burlesque to combat society's narrow and unrealistic views on female beauty.You can find Chicava's work with Sacred Chrysalis here. You can purchase a copy of the award-winning anthology, FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 95: Transcendent

Latest Episodes

BONUS: Back to (Home) School

While Shelter in Place is on break between seasons, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes. Today's bonus episode is a combination of two episodes (55 & 97) that take a closer look at our distance learning challenges. Listen to the end for special new outtakes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 MIN1 d ago
Comments
BONUS: Back to (Home) School

BONUS: #CovidCut

While Shelter in Place is on break between seasons, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes. Today's bonus episode is a combination of two episodes (39 & 54) that give glimpses of what life is like here at the Shelter in Place headquarters, where there are sometimes creative differences. Listen to the end for special new outtakes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
BONUS: #CovidCut

BONUS: In the Family

While Shelter in Place is on break between seasons, we're rereleasing some of our favorite episodes. Today's bonus episode is a combination of two episodes (48 & 76), when we interviewed Dr. Joyce Sanchez and Dr. Jose Luis Sanchez. Listen to the end for special new outtakes!Disclaimer:It should also be clear that Jose is not representing the Department of Defense or the US military establishment and that his opinions are only those from his personal/professional standpoint. In this way, he cannot be held liable or in violation of any DoD/US military statutes or regulations that he may not agree with or be held liable or in contempt in any way when he mentioned that this country should be moving to have a "Health Care Act" akin to the Social Security Act, which enables all Americans to have equitable and high-quality access to medical care. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 MIN1 w ago
Comments
BONUS: In the Family

Addendum to episode 96: FIERCE

This is a little audio addendum to episode 96: FIERCE. This podcast has been, from the beginning, a journey of learning how to reach out to others instead of hunkering down, how to change and grow even as this world changes faster than we can keep up with it.The conversations I’ve had over the past four months have inspired and challenged me, and this was never truer than in my conversations with the thirteen incredible authors of FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women. FIERCE is a marvelous book, and I hope you’ll check it out for yourself.After the FIERCE episodes went live, it came to my attention that we’d made an error that needed to be corrected. In this short bonus episode, Edissa Nicolás-Huntsman speaks to her use of pronouns for Taté in episode 96, and Taté Walker explains what it means to be Two Spirit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

6 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Addendum to episode 96: FIERCE

Episode 100: Performance Review

Job knowledge. Project scope. Implementation and execution. What happens when HR comes to review Shelter in Place? Listen to the end for special new outtakes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 100: Performance Review

Episode 99: My Fabulous Foolproof Formula for Fame and Fortune

Long before this pandemic, entrepreneur John Hall was rethinking what it meant to be successful in one's career. In this COVID-19 economy, American cultural historian Lawrence R. Samuel, Ph.D is continuing that conversation with an even broader lens. In this penultimate episode of Shelter in Place season one, I share insights by John and Lawrence, as well as the things that have mattered most on the journey of letting go of the success I thought I had to have.John Hall is the co-founder and president of Calendar, a leading scheduling app that he’s convinced will change how we manage and invest our time. He authored the best-selling book “Top of Mind,” published by McGraw-Hill. John was a recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Best Emerging Company and was recognized as one of the Business Journals’ Top 100 Visionaries.With permission, I quoted his story in Forbes, "The Trend Toward A New Definition Of Success And Why It's Important To You."Lawrence R. Samuel, Ph.D., is the founder of AmeriCulture, a Miami- and New York City-based consultancy dedicated to translating the emerging cultural landscape into business opportunities.He holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota and is the author of many books.I quoted his story in Psychology Today with permission, "How the Pandemic May Change Our Idea of Success." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 99: My Fabulous Foolproof Formula for Fame and Fortune

Episode 98: What the Devil is Capable Of

Bay Area poet Vernon Keeve III lost his father during this pandemic. That loss--and that relationship--was a complicated one. His father was a Southern Baptist preacher and lawyer who for most of his life did not extend to his son the grace he was preaching. He suffered from dementia for two years before his death, and was only just beginning to make amends in their relationship before he lost the ability to do so.In this final conversation of season one, Vernon shares how he's come to terms with his personal history, and used both the past and the present to inspire his writing.You can find Vernon's book, Southern Migrant Mixtape, here.You can find The Bay Area Writing Project here.I mentioned C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters in this episode, which I highly recommend. Casey Cep wrote a great story about it for the New Yorker back in 2013, which you can find here.As always, you can find show notes and support our work at www.shelterinplacepodcast.info. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 98: What the Devil is Capable Of

Episode 97: The Scream

As schools across the nation announce plans for distance learning or part-time attendance in the fall, working parents seem to not be factored into the equation. Smitten Kitchen's food writer Deb Perleman voices the scream we've all been holding inside in her New York Times story, "In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both."Thanks to Deb Perelman for permission to quote this excellent story, which I highly recommend you read here--whether or not you have kids.This week Shelter in Place will conclude season 1 at episode 100 this Thursday. You can support us for as little as $5/month and help us toward season 2 at shelterinplacepodcast.info. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

15 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 97: The Scream

Episode 96: Fierce

This week I’ve been sharing my conversations with the writers of FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women*. On today’s Story Saturday, you’ll finally get to hear from all thirteen of them.FIERCE won the Book Life Prize and the Nautilus Book Award. Publisher’s Weekly will be featuring the book in a story this month.What makes FIERCE unique is that the women who wrote these essays all have a personal connection to the historical women they wrote about. When Karyn Kloumann of Nauset press dreamed up the idea for this book, she realized that this connection would be crucial in helping both the writers and readers understand why these stories matter today. But it’s also created a community of women who admire, celebrate, and encourage each other.You can purchase a copy of the award-winning anthology, FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women here.Trigger warning: while there’s nothing graphic in this episode, some of these women have been through some hard stuff. There are men...

64 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 96: Fierce

Episode 95: Transcendent

As we continue our series featuring the women of FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women, we talk today with Chicava Honeychild, who is an actress, a burlesque dancer, a scholar, and a teacher of what she calls "Sacred Burlesque." She tells us what she has in common with a nun from the 1700s who had healing powers, and how she's using burlesque to combat society's narrow and unrealistic views on female beauty.You can find Chicava's work with Sacred Chrysalis here. You can purchase a copy of the award-winning anthology, FIERCE: Essays by and About Dauntless Women here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

16 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 95: Transcendent
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