Today the United States is likely to pass a grim milestone: 100,000 estimated deaths from COVID-19. To mark the occasion, and also to provide a snapshot of New York/Washington, D.C. life in these tentatively de-quarantining times, Reason Roundtable podcasters Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch deliver a series of faulty metaphors including but not limited to: “I, Pencil,” on-campus sexually transmitted diseases, government hole-digging, and probably something having to do with Spider-Man.
Audio production by Ian Keyser and Regan Taylor.
Music credit: “Chasin’ It” by Audionautix
Relevant links from the show:
“The President and Governors Alike Botched the Pandemic Response,” by J.D. Tuccille
“It’s Going To Be Hard Enough To Get Kids Back to Day Care After COVID-19,” by Shoshana Weissmann
“How Much Credit Should Lockdowns Get for Reducing COVID-19 Transmission?” By Jacob Sullum
“COVID-19 Herd Immunity Is ‘Still Very Far Away,’” by Ronald Bailey
“Jo Jorgensen Wins Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination,” by Brian Doherty
“Libertarian Party Picks Spike Cohen as Its Vice-Presidential Candidate,” by Brian Doherty