COVID Check-In with Eva Hagberg

Virtual Memories Show
COVID Check-In: Eva Hagberg

“I lost my mortality innocence a long time ago. I feel very grateful for that. . . .In this moment, I’m not afraid of a possible future. (I do reserve the right to have a complete panic attack if I’m in an ambulance on the way to the Javits Center.”

On March 30, Eva Hagberg got the news that she tested positive for COVID-19. We talked that evening about her condition, her previous life-threatening health issues (chronicled in her memoir How To Be Loved) and how they shape her response to this, the impact of self-isolation on sobriety (she’s doing fine with that, but worries about others), and more. Give it a listen! And go buy How To Be Loved and follow Eva on Twitter & Instagram!

Listen to the conversation! Then check out the archives for more conversations from The Before Times.

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About our Guest

Eva Hagberg’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, Wallpaper*, Wired, and Dwell, among other places. She is the author of How To Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship, and holds degrees in architecture from UC Berkeley and Princeton as well as a Ph.D. in Visual and Narrative Culture from UC Berkeley. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

From early 2019:

Credits: The conversation was recorded remotely via Zencastr. I used a Heil PR-40 Dynamic Studio Recording Microphone feeding into a Cloudlifter CL-1 and a Mackie Onyx Blackjack 2×2 USB Recording Interface. All processing and editing done in Adobe Audition CC. Photo of Eva by her. It might be on her instagram.

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