3 weeks ago
EP-9: The Working Class And The Upper Class During The Shutdown

They both work in sports, but one makes $14 an hour while the other makes $12,000 a week. Richard and Donnovan discuss how the pandemic has impacted people on opposite ends of the financial spectrum with the help of two guests.

Isaiah Johnson is a defensive back who played four years of NCAA football at Georgia Tech and spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts. He talks about financial literacy, returning to play and what he’s been hearing from the NFLPA.

Marvin Spratley is a grill cook in Philadelphia who works concessions at Flyers, 76ers and Eagles games. He was laid off when the NHL and NBA paused their seasons and discusses what he heard from his employer then, the economic impact on his family and getting through the shutdown.

COVID-19 Resources: (1) LA Times: Coronavirus Travel (2) Business Insider: Why COVID-19 death predictions will always be wrong (3) Maclean’s: A heat map of coronavirus cases in Canada

This episode is scripted, produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and Richard Deitsch. Production assistance from Dan Lorimer and Jeff Azzopardi. 

Audio Credits: CBS Philadelphia, CNN, ESPN, NBC, PBS, UNITE HERE Philly and WDIV Detroit.

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.

They both work in sports, but one makes $14 an hour while the other makes $12,000 a week. Richard and Donnovan discuss how the pandemic has impacted people on opposite ends of the financial spectrum with the help of two guests.

Isaiah Johnson is a defensive back who played four years of NCAA football at Georgia Tech and spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts. He talks about financial literacy, returning to play and what he’s been hearing from the NFLPA.

Marvin Spratley is a grill cook in Philadelphia who works concessions at Flyers, 76ers and Eagles games. He was laid off when the NHL and NBA paused their seasons and discusses what he heard from his employer then, the economic impact on his family and getting through the shutdown.

COVID-19 Resources: (1) LA Times: Coronavirus Travel (2) Business Insider: Why COVID-19 death predictions will always be wrong (3) Maclean’s: A heat map of coronavirus cases in Canada

This episode is scripted, produced and sound designed by Amil Delic, and hosted by Donnovan Bennett and Richard Deitsch. Production assistance from Dan Lorimer and Jeff Azzopardi. 

Audio Credits: CBS Philadelphia, CNN, ESPN, NBC, PBS, UNITE HERE Philly and WDIV Detroit.

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.