13 episodes

How are medical mysteries solved? And what happens when questions remain? Patient Zero is an investigation of the spaces where people and pathogens collide. We take a deep dive in to the history – and mystery – of one of the fastest spreading epidemics of our time: Lyme disease. Learn more at www.patientzeropodcast.com.

Patient Zero NHPR

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    • 4.1 • 1.3K Ratings

How are medical mysteries solved? And what happens when questions remain? Patient Zero is an investigation of the spaces where people and pathogens collide. We take a deep dive in to the history – and mystery – of one of the fastest spreading epidemics of our time: Lyme disease. Learn more at www.patientzeropodcast.com.

    Introducing “The Youth Development Center”

    Introducing “The Youth Development Center”

    From the station that brought you Patient Zero, a powerful new series about one of the biggest youth detention scandals in American history.

    • 31 min
    BONUS: Lyme AMA (Ask Me Anything)

    BONUS: Lyme AMA (Ask Me Anything)

    Is it Lyme disease, or Lyme's disease? Can humans take the canine Lyme vaccine? Does everybody infected with Lyme also get co-infections? These are some of the listener questions we attempt to answer in this Bonus episode. It's the Lyme AMA!

    Patient Zero is sponsored by Ben’s. Click here to learn more or go to https://bens30.com/patientzero

    • 43 min
    BONUS: Patient Otzi

    BONUS: Patient Otzi

    The earliest known case of Lyme disease? Or the problem with correcting the
    record?

    Patient Zero is sponsored by Ben’s. Click here to learn more or go to https://bens30.com/patientzero

    • 15 min
    BONUS: Horses & Zebras

    BONUS: Horses & Zebras

    The origin of ulcers. The rise and fall of a medical recommendation.
    Certainty and science.

    Patient Zero is sponsored by Ben’s. Click here to learn more or go to https://bens30.com/patientzero

    • 17 min
    EP 7: The Reservoir

    EP 7: The Reservoir

    Society inadvertently engineers an epidemic. Scientists debate whether or not to engineer a solution.
     
     Learn more at patientzeropodcast.com

    • 51 min
    Ep 6: The Non-A Non-B

    Ep 6: The Non-A Non-B

    An ambiguous case with no easy answers. Another growing epidemic, and an ethics question that might help explain Lymeworld.
    To get access to bonus episodes as well as early access to our regular episodes, click here. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

ConstanceTheGiantess ,

NHPR does it again

This outfit makes incredibly well researched and interesting pods. Everything from murder to Lyme. Please make more investigative pods!

katyperrytherealone ,

Fascinating, informative, and engaging - just perfect!

I wrote my masters thesis on Lyme disease and actually did research with one of the interviewees in the final episode and even I learned a lot from this show! Seriously a must-listen for anyone living in the Northeast.

Listsner ,

Excellent!

This was a very well-done, engaging, smart, informative podcast! Thank you!

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