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This Podcast Will Kill You

By Exactly Right / Erin Welsh & Erin Allmann Updyke

Rank #1 in Medicine category

Science & Medicine
Medicine
Natural Sciences
History
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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

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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

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Incredible podcast!

By Pils93 - Dec 13 2018
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This podcast is absolutely incredible and these women are so amazing podcast hosts.

WASH YOUR HANDS

By dannakate28 - Dec 13 2018
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I have washed my hands so much better since I started listening to this podcast.

iTunes Ratings

2549 Ratings
Average Ratings
2413
61
26
17
32

Incredible podcast!

By Pils93 - Dec 13 2018
Read more

This podcast is absolutely incredible and these women are so amazing podcast hosts.

WASH YOUR HANDS

By dannakate28 - Dec 13 2018
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I have washed my hands so much better since I started listening to this podcast.

Top 10 Episode of This Podcast Will Kill You

Rank #1: Ep 1 Influenza Will Kill You

Oct 31 2017
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In Episode 1 we're talking all things flu, just in time for the start of flu season! We'll dive into the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed literally millions of people, then talk about the state of influenza in the world today, and tell you everything you need to know about how the flu virus works. 

Rank #2: Ep 2 Skin in the Game, Horse in the Race

Nov 07 2017
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This week we tackle leprosy. That biblical (or is it?) infection that, believe it or not, is still with us today. Leprosy has an ancient history that exemplifies some of the worst of human behavior, and its present day status may surprise you. 

Rank #3: Ep 5 Plague Part 1: The GMOAT

Nov 28 2017
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That's right y'all... Today we're talking the GMOAT: The GREATEST MORTALITY OF ALL TIME: BLACK DEATH. This episode we'll cover the biology and history of one of the most epic diseases of all time- Yersinia pestis the causative agent of plague. It's such an epic topic in fact, that you'll have to tune in next week to catch up on the current status of plague around the world! 

Rank #4: Ep 3 Gnarlypox

Nov 14 2017
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This week we pay tribute to one of the gnarliest diseases of all time, and the only human disease that's ever been eradicated (thus far). That's right, people- we're talking smallpox! It's gonna get grody. Smallpox has a depressing history, a fascinating biology, a moderately uplifting present, and a precarious future. We'll cover it all. 

Rank #5: Ep 4 The Poop Show

Nov 21 2017
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That's right.. this is the poop show! Today we talk cholera- the bacterial disease that makes you liquid-poop your pants (and then some). Travel back in time with us to when London was a sewage-filled cesspool until the Original John Snow stepped in to save the day and created the field of epidemiology. But is cholera a thing of the past? Not so much. 

Rank #6: Ep 6 Plague Part 2: TGFA

Dec 05 2017
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We're back with another episode all about plague-TGFA: Thank Goodness For Antibiotics! Today we'll focus on the status of plague in the modern world: where it is, where it isn't, and what we can do about it. And as always, we'll let you know whether or not to put on your scaredy pants. 

Rank #7: Ep 7 Hit Me With Your Best (Polio) Shot

Dec 12 2017
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A scientific rivalry for the ages, a president with a closely kept secret, and a summertime with no pool time. What do all these things have in common? Well step right up and take a listen- today we're talking about polio, that virus that just won't quit.    

Rank #8: Ep 8 ABRACADABRA - Go Away Malaria!

Dec 19 2017
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It's both a disease of dinosaurs and a plague of people. A gin and tonic might make you forget how much those bites itch, but it won't protect you much from this mosquito-borne monster. That's right people, today we're talking about malaria! We're super excited to tell you about this parasite since it's one of EAU's personal favs (are we allowed to have favorite horrible diseases?). Come along as we travel back millions of years to explore malaria's wee beginnings, trace its path as it shaped human evolution, take a short botanical detour to make that G & T, and end up where we first began--in 2017. Turns out that monster hasn't released humanity from its clutches quite yet.   

Rank #9: Episode 0 - TPWKY Season 1 Trailer

Oct 23 2017
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Welcome to This Podcast Will Kill You, your new favorite way to learn about disease biology, history, and stuff to gross out your dinner party guests. Join us October 31st for Episode 1 of Season 1- "The Plagues You Know"!

Rank #10: Ep 9 Tuberculosis: A Slow Burn

Jan 02 2018
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Today, we’re taking a page straight out of Dickens and talking about tuberculosis- a disease as rich in history as it is in bloody sputum. We'll travel the path of an individual Mycobacterium tuberculosis as it makes it way down the respiratory tract of its victim and waits patiently, hidden and untouchable. We’ll learn why Nicole Kidman's skinny physique was so en vogue in Moulin Rouge, talk about ‘The Royal Touch’, which isn’t quite as creepy as it sounds, cover enough of Koch's postulates that you can give yourself an honorary microbiology degree, and oh so much more.