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Hypenings was a ten-part international Covid co-video project connecting writers, artists, and thinkers during the first months of the worldwide Covid lockdown in 2020.

Hyphenings are condensed recordings of “blind date” style encounters pairing geographically distant strangers in free-form conversations. Guests were given no advance information about their pairings.

Scroll down for videos or visit, where the full-length conversations are also posted.

Support this project and many of its guests by visiting an episode’s book list at

Find a complete list of guests, their bios, and links to their own pages here.

The series was created and curated by David Bukszpan (US) + Cédric Duroux (FR).

Hyphenings "Blind Dates"