The Nocturnists

is creating a COVID-19 oral history project and podcast.

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The Nocturnists is a live show and podcast where health professionals tell stories from the world of medicine. Based in San Francisco and hosted by physician Emily Silverman, our show is animated by a deep-seated curiosity about health, illness, and human connection.

In March 2020, we put out a call for people who are interested in keeping an “audio diary” about their experience working in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were overwhelmed by the response. Well over 200 healthcare workers across the country signed up to participate. The call for audio diarists remains open, and you can sign up to contribute your voice here.

We started a special podcast series, "Stories From A Pandemic," to share some of these audio diaries. We release a new episode every Tuesday, and you can listen to them here. In addition, we created an interactive story map where you can hear more of these powerful audio entries. 

You are not alone. Your stories matter. We are listening.

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