Mark Stobert

Top of The World

The pandemic, one year later

Top of The World: It has been one year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic. And, it was 10 years ago that a 9.0 earthquake near Japan resulted in a massive tsunami, killing more than 19,000 people and setting off catastrophic meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

COVID-19

How poetry has helped a hospital chaplain in the pandemic

The pandemic has changed so much of our lives. It has robbed so many of loved ones, too quickly, and unexpectedly. It’s changed routines and rituals. For Mark Stobert, the lead chaplain at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge in the UK, poetry has been a way to navigate the challenges. Host Marco Werman speaks with him about his practice and what it means to be one year into the pandemic.