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PDR Podcast

Welcome to the PDR Podcast, where we discuss all things prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks around the globe, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or intentional. The PDR Podcast is produced and maintained by Dr. Taylor Winkleman, current Coordinator of the Next Generation Global Health Security Network.

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Episode 003: Outbreak Exhibit Breaks Out

This episode, we sit down with Smithsonian Museum of Natural History curator Dr. Sabrina Sholts (Twitter: @SabrinaBSholts) and talk about the Outbreak Exhibit currently on display at the museum (2018-2021). 


17 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 006: The Next (Greatest) Generation

In this week's episode, we talk to historian and Augusta University professor Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent about connections between the current COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons we can learn from World War 2 public messaging.  References: Introduction from: Britain Can Take It: The British Cinema in the Second World War, New Edition (Cinema and Society), by Tony Aldgate and Jeffrey Richards Introduction from: We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II by Robert McLaughlin and Sally E. Perry Amplifer call for art: https://community.amplifier.org/campaign/global-open-call-for-art/ Churchill “Their Finest Hour” speech Churchill “The Few” speech Stock media: Pond5 “I’ll Be Seeing You” performed by Scheele’s Greene, Music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Irving Kahal Images:  Careless talkPotluckKeep those hands offYour pen...an enemy weaponHey boy friend Your talk may killAttack on all fronts  


7 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 005: COVID-19 Special Episode

In this special episode, Taylor and co-producer Jess talk to Dr. Jonathan (Jono) Quick, author of The End of Epidemics and Professor at Duke University.  Data presented in the episode was collected from Johns Hopkins University. 


14 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 004: Found in Translation

This week we do our very first remote interview. Our guest is Ms. Ana Izar (Twitter: @a_izar) of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs Bioweapons Convention (UNODA-BWC) about the very first Global South in Biosecurity Workshop, biosecurity and biosafety, and the importance and relevance of the Bioweapons Convention today.  Links:  Atlas Obscura (from intro): https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/banjawarn-station For more information:  H5N1 Gain of Function Experiments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKrh9NGwW1w&feature=youtu.be Biorisk Management: https://youtu.be/gZR2piRiMKY


25 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 002: Cultivating Leaders in Global Health Security

I sit down with Dr. Julie Fischer at Georgetown University to discuss her career path and ways in which we can begin to cultivate leaders in GHSA instead of capturing them in the wild.  Sources:  https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/healthprotection/gdd/stories/india-_diarrhea_on_run.html


14 May 2019

Rank #5