About the episode
A special episode about doctors who dare to talk.
In 2020, during the first lockdown, we stood in our balconies and windows to applaud doctors, nurses, administrative staff, ambulance drivers… How are they doing now? That’s exactly what we were wondering, and that’s why we started talking to primary care physicians in the region of Madrid. They told us that, when the applause stopped, it all hit rock bottom: The summer was desolating. And today, a year later, not much seems to have changed.
In this special episode, we pass the microphone to Berta and Clara, two primary care physicians who are also friends. We lent Berta a recorder so that she could record herself while she saw her patients. We had to record Clara at home, since she no longer has an office: She resigned from her position a year ago. Their voices weave together to tell us about what we don’t see, but do suffer, in the healthcare centers of the region of Madrid.
An adapted version of this episode was broadcast on Cadena Ser, in the A vivir que son dos días program, on July 25, 2021, along with an interview with Berta and Isabel. You can listen to it here.
If, after listening to this episode, you wish to know more or do more about it, we have posted links to many associations and groups on the additional materials section of our website. There, you will find more information about the topic and who you can collaborate with.
Script, editing, production, sound design: Isabel Cadenas Cañón
Script editing: Vanessa Rousselot
Production assistance and communication: Paula Morais
Final mix: Marcos Salso (Isolé División sonora)
Collage: Carmen Cáceres
Translation: Laura Sánchez
Video: Paula Morais
Theme music: Berlin (Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Thanks: Berta Herranz, Clara Benedicto, Carmen Fando, and all the Resisters. Laura Casielles, Ana Ribera, María San Miguel, Ernesto García López, Óscar Martín García, Chiara Giacco, Cris Ortego, Carmen Cáceres, Teresa Flores, Alberto Muñoz, Concha Calatayud, Manu Maroto, Javier Padilla, Haizea Miguela, Patricia López, Nerea Pérez, and the Cadenas: Paz, Blanca, Godo, and Mari Luz. Thanks to Lourdes Lancho and Valentina Rojo for making space for us in their show.