This podcast is good for those who are interested in: Infectious Disease, history of medicine
Typical length of episodes: About 1 hour
How often a new episode comes out: Weekly (now on break between seasons)
Episode topics: ebola, smallpox, leprosy, jaundice, HIV/AIDS, influenza, malaria
Sample episode — “#9 Tuberculosis: A Slow Burn”: The hosts take a page out of a Charles Dickens novel and talk about tuberculosis. They outline the path of a Mycobacterium tuberculosis through a patient’s respiratory tract.
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Tidbit about the show: TPWKY aims to make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversations, bringing in everything from the disease history to biology to public health impact. Episodes kick off with “Quarantini Time,” a light-hearted description of their custom disease-inspired cocktail for the week.
About the hosts: Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke are graduate students in Disease Ecology.
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