3 months ago
EP-23: The Intersection Of Pride And The Pandemic

The Notso Amazon Softball League was founded in 1983 to provide recreational softball for lesbians, bisexual women, queer women, queer-allied women and trans people of all skill levels. The not-for-profit organization was one of the first rec leagues in Toronto to cancel its season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Laura Couch is the league’s Vice President. She joins Richard and Donnovan to talk about the league’s history, growth, sponsorships and the decision to cancel the season.

COVID-19 Resources: (1) WIRED: When Doctors and Patients Talk About Death Over Zoom (2) The New York Times: Lessons on Coronavirus Testing From the Adult Film Industry (3) Undark: Medical School Taught Me How to Talk to Conspiracy Theorists Motivational interviewing, a counseling method used by physicians, offers a way to counter Covid-19 misinformation

This episode is scripted, produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and Richard Deitsch.

Audio Credits: ABC Philadelphia, City of Toronto and WFXR NEWS.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

The Notso Amazon Softball League was founded in 1983 to provide recreational softball for lesbians, bisexual women, queer women, queer-allied women and trans people of all skill levels. The not-for-profit organization was one of the first rec leagues in Toronto to cancel its season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Laura Couch is the league’s Vice President. She joins Richard and Donnovan to talk about the league’s history, growth, sponsorships and the decision to cancel the season.

COVID-19 Resources: (1) WIRED: When Doctors and Patients Talk About Death Over Zoom (2) The New York Times: Lessons on Coronavirus Testing From the Adult Film Industry (3) Undark: Medical School Taught Me How to Talk to Conspiracy Theorists Motivational interviewing, a counseling method used by physicians, offers a way to counter Covid-19 misinformation

This episode is scripted, produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and Richard Deitsch.

Audio Credits: ABC Philadelphia, City of Toronto and WFXR NEWS.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.