The podcast where we talk about plagues, pathogens, and the past.
The Story of HeLa Cells and Henrietta Lacks
Today we tackle the complex story of a woman named Henrietta Lacks who's cancer cells revolutionized science.
1918 Influenza pandemic - wear a mask!
We discuss the 1918 influenza pandemic also known as the Spanish Flu. Where it started, where it went, and what happened after.
Ignaz Semmelweis - wash your hands!
We're talking about a man called Ignaz Semmelweis who had the nerve to suggest doctors should wash their hands before delivering babies.