Preventing An “American Royal Family,” Managing Pandemic Burnout

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wave while wearing masks
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wave after stepping off Marine One on the Ellipse near the White House, Monday, May 3, 2021, in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

Our guest is advocating for an amendment to the constitution that would prevent first family members from running for president. We hear why they think it’s necessary. Then, we try to get a handle on the elusive state of burnout. We take a look at how the pandemic has affected our exhaustion.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Philip Wallach Guest
  • Jacinta Jiménez Guest

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