Welcome back to The Ear, The Eye’s podcast dedicated to documenting, detailing, and excavating Columbia’s history!
In this week’s episode, reporters Teresa Lawlor and Sam Hyman examine three health crises from Columbia’s history—the 1832 cholera epidemic, the 1918 influenza, and the outbreak of polio on Columbia’s football team in the fall of 1951—in order to better understand how we as a community have navigated issues of public health prior to the coronavirus pandemic. How can these three events—different in scale, symptoms, mortality, and solution—help us make sense of the global pandemic that has so dramatically reshaped our lives this spring? Listen in to find out.
Columbia Trustees Report Voice Actor: Paul Hanna
William H. McCastline Voice Actor: Paul Hanna
Virginia Gildersleeve Voice Actor: Sabrina Hyman
New York Times Photo Caption Voice Actor: Matt Lawlor
Columbia Daily Spectator Voice Actor: Ben Lawlor
Illustration: Robert Hunter
Music (in order of appearance):
“Bagatelle Op. 119”—Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Circus Marcus
“Lyric Pieces Op. 12 No. 2”—Edvard Grieg, performed by Circus Marcus
“Dry Air”—Podington Bear
“La Tapa Improvisada”—Circus Marcus
“Piano Sonata Op. 28”—Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Karine Gilanyan
Enjoy leafing through our 10th issue!