April 10, 2020


Sometimes a sketch of a thing needs filling in for its true significance to be known.

Juan Bernabeu

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.



A nurse giving instructions to her partner in case she dies from COVID-19; a brother and sister talking every day, all of a sudden. (9 minutes)

We first heard about nurse Elise Barrett in a story by Eric Boodman for STAT.

Act Two

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The discovery of new information casts a new light on a high school competition. Producer Sean Cole talks to some of the people involved, more than a decade later. (16 minutes)