Coronavirus, Briefly

What Is It?

Coronavirus, Briefly is a short audio update of all the most important Boston-area coronavirus headlines. Cooped up with the kids? Working all day? This is your chance to catch up on the day's coronavirus news and stay informed, in just a few minutes. Coronavirus, Briefly is available every weekday evening.

How To Listen

You can get Coronavirus, Briefly wherever you get your podcasts. It's also available in the audio player atop this page.

Ask Your Smart Speaker

Google Or Amazon

To hear Coronavirus, Briefly on your Google or Amazon device, simply say:

  • "Hey Google, play podcast Coronavirus Briefly"
  • "Alexa, play podcast Coronavirus Briefly"

Alexa Flash Briefing

If you have an Amazon device, you can add Coronavirus, Briefly?to your flash briefing by simply saying: "Alexa, enable flash briefing Coronavirus, Briefly."

Or you can enable it manually, via the Amazon Alexa app:

  1. Open the app on your phone and tap the three lines icon at the top left of the screen.
  2. Tap "Skills & Games" in the left-hand menu that opens.
  3. Tap the magnifying glass icon and search for "Coronavirus Briefly."
  4. Tap the "Coronavirus Briefly" search result, then tap "Enable To Use" on the skill page that opens.

You can also add Coronavirus, Briefly?to your flash briefing via a web browser:

  1. Search for "Coronavirus Briefly" in the Alexa Skills Store in the search bar atop the page.
  2. Click on the "Coronavirus Briefly" search result, then click "Enable" in the "Get This Skill" box.

How To Customize Your Flash Briefing

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your phone and tap the three lines icon at the top left of the screen.
  2. Tap "Settings" in the left-hand menu that opens.
  3. In the new page that opens, scroll down and tap "Flash Briefing."
  4. Click the "Edit" button at the top right of the page, then tap and hold to reorder your news sources.
  5. If you want Coronavirus, Briefly to be the first item in your flash briefing, drag it to the top of the list.

Coronavirus, Briefly is produced by Franziska Monahan, David Moore, Jack Mitchell and Karen Shiffman, with reporting and additional production from the WBUR Newsroom. Our theme music was composed by Adam Hendey. Graphic design by Modus Operandi Design. The microcast was created as part of WBUR's Project CITRUS.

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