People around the world are trying their best to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Even within states in the U.S., guidelines differ on how to return to some sort of new normal.

The biggest hurdle in all of this: uncertainty.

We don’t know when the crisis will end, and so it is difficult to feel confident or secure about what the future may hold.

This podcast, hosted by Erika Wheless and Shezhil Zahid, looks at the implications for everything from how we eat and socialize to the long-term effects of anxiety on families and individuals.

Stories Sarah Gabrielli, Arno Pedram, Megan Burney, and Erika Wheless

Script editing Jacquelyn Harris and Benjamin Abrams

Audio editing Max Balton

Photo Sarah Gabrielli