Roxanne L. Scott

Audio Producer | Reporter | Traveler


Inside the Bubble

A contagious disease requires you to be put into quarantine for a whole month (don’t worry, you get well by the time you’re free to go!). How would you spend your time in isolation?

I feel like I'm in quarantine now since I freelance from home and I barely see evidence that other humans exist in real life. But after I finish work, the way that I spend my time is reading books and listening to podcasts. For example, here's a list of books I'm into now:

- How to Write Short 

- King Leopold's Ghost (about the exploitation of DR Congo)

- Getting to Yes (about negotiation)

- To Cook a Continent (about how climate change affects Africa)

- 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer


And here's a list of podcasts I listen to regularly:

- Longform (interviews with journalists who go deep)

- Savage Lovecast (advice on love and sex)

- On the Media (media criticism)

- Another Round (everything from race and identity to squirrels)

- Planet Money (a fun podcast about economics)

Those are just a few. I listen to waaaayyyyyy more podcasts than that. So pretty much, being isolated would lead me to catch up on all the reading and listening I need to do.  Other than the whole disease part, I think I'd enjoy myself.