37 episodes

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

This Podcast Will Kill You Exactly Right

    • Life Sciences
    • 4.8, 21 Ratings

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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

MinaGL ,

Educational and personable hosts

I so disagree with the comment about the hosts commenting on each others facts being annoying - that makes it so much more genuine and so much less like being in a class room just pressing your prepared facts. And of course the diseases are horrible, if you’re working in a field studying suffering you cannot focus on that all the time. I think they find the perfect balance by exactly reacting like they do with the comments and mixing in the humor making it secretly educational.

I’m a doctor working in Norway(oncology) and studied most of these topics(forgot a lot unfortunately) and this is a great and fun way of reviewing AND combining it with an historical interest! Perfect in my eyes! Erin and Erin seem like the sweetest, would love to have a quarantini with them some time😊

Karin Bruun ,

Amazing!

Very educational and so funny! I love how they interact with each other and how they present the information

AshildLov ,

Fun topic, couldn't handle the hosts (sorry guys)

I really love things that center around biology, and disease is especially fascinating. I learn a lot from this podcast, and I love that they have a lot of humour.
The one, kind of huge thing, that bothered me is their big reactions to eachother's facts, and this was the thing that eventually made me unsubscribe. This is just my personal preference, but I would prefer it if they told the facts they found to eachother before they recorded so there wouldn't be so many "oh my god"s and "no way"s, as well as way too much of comments on how depressing some things get, cause it gets really bothersome after a while. It's about deadly diseases, so I would assume they already know how many people die (or just that many people die horrible deaths, that happens) and how diseases have been used as weapons by other people.
So I do love the subject, but the hosts turned me away, unfortunately.

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