Lynn: Living without lockdown in Taiwan

Lynn Cheng (36) is living in Taiwan. Here, restaurants and shops are open. Lynn’s life is pretty back to normal: She is currently planning her wedding with over 300 guests.Taiwan has been one of the most successful places in the world dealing with Covid-19. She has never experienced a lockdown and was quite shocked when we talked about the current lockdown in Germany. In this episode of “The Red Telephone”, Lynn and I discuss how Taiwan has managed this crisis. The country has become one of the largest fask mask suppliers in the world.

How did the Black Lives Matter Movement shape your last year, Mathilde?

Mathilde Bergeron (22) is living in the United States, in Louisiana. Mathilde studies her Master’s in Spanish, thanks to one thoughtful professor, an assistantship at the university and a scholarship. Without this help, Mathilde would not be studying in this pandemic.

How is Mathilde experiencing this global crisis in the U.S.? How has the Black Lives Matter  movement influenced her view on the world?

Welcome to the podcast project “red telephone”, a title in some ironic-reminiscence to the hotline between Moscow and Washington during the cold war. A format, where I call people around the globe that I have met abroad. With some I have studied, others joined me spontaneously for a few days during traveling, with others I just had a chit-chat for a few minutes in a hostel somewhere in the world. Nevertheless, each of them has an individual, personal story to tell about this last pandemic year. This project wants to give each of them a voice. And as we can’t travel in real life, why not travel via phone calls? This is the podcast red telephone and I am Valérie Nowak, a freelance journalist and honoured to be your host. Grab yourself a tee, relax and sit down with us for a chat.

How much privacy do you sacrifice in China, Rachel?

Rachel Tian (23) lives in Beijing, in China. After earning her Masters degree in Great Britain,  Rachel came all the way back to China. Shortly afterwards, a pandemic broke out. How did Rachel experience this pandemic outbreak in China? How much privacy is left when you are tracked wherever you go?

Welcome to the podcast project “red telephone”, a title in some ironic-reminiscence to the hotline between Moscow and Washington during the cold war. A format, where I call people around the globe that I have met abroad. Each of them has an individual, personal story to tell about this last pandemic year. This project wants to give each of them a voice. And as we can’t travel in real life, why not travel via phone calls?

I am Valérie Nowak, a freelance journalist and honoured to be your host. Grab yourself a tee, relax and sit down with us for a chat.