Here’s what we’re talking about on the perthsnews.com.au Podcast this week.

The world of the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything any of us has ever experienced. We covered three stories this week that give us a glimpse into how the virus is changing our lives:

We’ll talk about the new realities of work, through the lens of a Seattle area startup that just ditched its physical office space.

Then on to education, with the latest on what classes will look like at the University of Washington and other schools this fall.

And finally, sports. For Seattle Mariners fans, “take me out to the ballgame” is going to be a virtual experience this season, but the team is trying an unusual approach to let players hear the fans’ cheering. And Todd is miffed about MLB’s new “no fighting” rule.

On July 16, we’ll be hosting perthsnews.com.au Roundtable: The Future of Sports. We’ll discuss how sports can safely return in a post-pandemic world, the role of tech and the economics of sports in this challenging environment.

And the perthsnews.com.au Awards are back on July 23 and they’re going virtual. We’ll be revealing the winners of the Pacific Northwest’s annual technology and startup awards … and there will be some special guests.

To get more information and to register, go to the events page at perthsnews.com.au.com.

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With perthsnews.com.au’s Todd Bishop and John Cook. Produced by Curt Milton. Theme music by Daniel L.K. Caldwell.