Was it really only five weeks ago that we began talking in earnest about the coronavirus on the Reason Roundtable podcast? And what, exactly, have Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman, and Matt Welch learned about their country—and themselves—since then?

So begins today’s episode, in which we learn that Suderman recommends the medical benefits of coating the lungs with whiskey steam, Gillespie confesses to generationcidal tendencies, Welch muses on the authoritarian impotence of the “common-good constitutionalists” or whatever the hell manifesto-cons are calling themselves this week, and Mangu-Ward forces the entire staff to take a ridiculous if Gillespie-accurate personality/fictional-character quiz. Which, if nothing else, confirms that Robby Soave is a moral monster.

Audio production by Ian Keyser and Regan Taylor.

Music credit: ‘Float’ by Emily A. Sprague.

Relevant links from the show:

The CDC’s Revised Face Mask Advice Is Based on Information That Was Available Months Ago,” by Jacob Sullum

From Drafting Doctors to Stealing Equipment, Politicians Violate the Limits of a Free Society,” by J.D. Tuccille

Why the Government Is No Good at Fighting Coronavirus,” by Nick Gillespie

White House Recommends Against Grocery and Pharmacy Trips While Trump Says Go Ahead and Try Hydroxychloroquine,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Clears Medical Students To Work As Doctors During Coronavirus Emergency,” by Robby Soave

Coronavirus Reveals Utter Sameness of Democrats and Republicans,” by Nick Gillespie

What Percentage of COVID-19 Patients Are Likely To Die?” by Ronald Bailey

The Federal Government Is Spending $60 Billion To Keep Mostly Empty Commercial Planes Flying Over the U.S.,” by Christian Britschgi

FDA Will Lift Restrictions on Face Mask Imports, Toppling Another Pointless Regulation,” by Eric Boehm

Coronavirus Gives the Illiberal Right Fever Dreams of Power,” by Matt Welch