Podcast of the Week: This Podcast Will Kill You

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.

This Podcast Will Kill You

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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.

Listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean

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