“The America I was born into will not be the America I die in. But like Taylor, the astronaut from the Planet of the Apes, I leave the 20th century with no regrets.”
The Next Normal 2021
Covid-19 flipped a circuit breaker between the world before the pandemic and a different world that's emerging from the aftermath. The AC podcast dug into its archives to re-connect with some of the people we interviewed in the past. We wanted to understand how they navigated 2020 and how they're positioning themselves for the future. It shows us that history is lurching forward, rather than progressing in a nice, smooth line.
“An hour before my meeting, I got a phone call saying Hulu’s offices were being closed and you could not come. And if you did show up at the office, you would be escorted out by security. And this was my first sense of, OK, the world is shutting down.”
“I came to the States in 1990 leaving the Soviet Union behind. In 1991, the Soviet Union stopped existing. That was a real shock, this idea of immigration and your country no longer existing was a real trip.”