This Podcast Will Kill You
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This podcast might not actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be. Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversation and provide the perfect cocktail recipe to match.
Special Episode: Mary Roach & Fuzz
Ep 117 Bedbugs: Bug-bitten and bedeviled
Special Episode: Dr. Kate Clancy & Period
Ep 116 It's never lupus (except this time)
Ep 115 Altitude Sickness: Balloons though?
Special Episode: Angela Saini & Superior
Ep 114 Listeria: It put dairy on the map
Special Episode: Sarah Everts & The Joy of Sweat
Ep 113 Vitamin D: The D stands for drama
Special Episode: David Quammen & Breathless
Ep 112 Epilepsy: It’s always the phlegm
Ep 111 RSV: What’s syncytial anyway?
Ep 110 Influenza, Take 2: Fowl Play
Ep 109 Chikungunya: Not dengue (or is it?)
Ep 108 Gout: Toetally fascinating
Ep 107 Sepsis: It's a mess
Ep 106 Turner Syndrome: Let's talk about X
Ep 105 Down in the Mumps
Ep 104 The Bends: Industrial Revolution, baby
Ep 103 Leptospirosis: Don't blame the rats
the title makes me think of the show House. Was it ever Lupus? they suggested it every time 😂
you little tb's keep on kickin!!!
it's ironic that, as scientists, you talk about the language attitudes and concealment yet not once have you said the word women or girls but say people and people who menstruate. shame on you and shame on your degrees.
"stop it right now"!!!! ABRACADABRA = go away Malaria!!!!!
I love the interviews you guys do . it brings such a personal touch to these diseases
also thanks for the history of the March of Dimes and how Roosevelt got on the dime. I never knew this story. Thanks
excellent episode. also I think it was great to include the interview .. gave such a personal touch on the subject!!!
yep roasting you for not liking cats!!!! but still gonna listen to you guys because you are both so awesome!!!!!
thanks for the 💩 show . the history of cholera covers interesting
my husband has had gout since he was 19. so it's not always just older people.
thank you for sharing the history of leprosy . fascinating but tragic
I love your podcast and have shared episodes with my biology students. this episode had some cringe moments when you were laughing about the slave trade. while I think you might have been laughing because this topic came up before, it's really not a laughing matter. so unfortunately, this is not an episode I'm comfortable sharing and would think twice before recommending your podcast to others in the future.
You guys should do one of these about the coca plant, because cocaine is a hell of a drug and its got a hell of a history. Theres the South American natives who would chew coca leaves for a coffee like effect, to old times doctors who diagnosed you with ghosts in your blood and told you to do cocaine about it, to coca cola, all the way to the crack epidemic. Theres also a bunch of stuff that I don't even know about and that's why I want you guys to do an episode about it. You guys are so good at digging up obscure facts about your topics and I love it. This podcast is one of the things what gets me through long dishwasher shifts. That and just the tiniest amount of cocaine. Jkjk
Get checked for STDs when you have unprotected sex with a new partner otherwise you may end up sending the tips of your penises to Ms. Zaucha for testing. Horrifying!
I can only imagine Luxeria saying, "Gout, girls!!!"
how did she get the puncture/ bump on her finger in the first place?
y'all need to call Poison Control and talk to a medical toxicologist
Such a good episode talking about an incredibly important overlooked illness for uterus havers!
You could also call the Poison Center for help 1-800-222-1222. They can help you treat aconitine poisoning.