100 episodes

The Microbe Moment is science stories and news for the microbe enthused hosted by microbe lover, Tess Deyett, PhD and pharmaceutical microbiologist Jon Mitchell. We will give you exciting stories, horrid histories, and the most up-to-date news all through a microbial lens. We will even interview our friends and heroes, diving into their own microbial journey.

Tess, PhD was changed forever with her first glimpse into the unseen world. At her first microbiology class she was instantly hooked, love at first site. She went on to recieve a PhD from the University of California Riverside in agricultural microbiology. Microbigal Jon, has had many microbe moments throughout his 3 degrees in health care and microbiology. Currently working for a pharmaceutical company, he is fascinated by medical microbiology and using beneficial microbes to fight pathogens and disease.

Together they aim to show the world everyone has a microbe moment, a unique moment where microbes changed each person’s life for the better. With a little background in the microbial world, anyone find their microbe moment.

Come discover yours!

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The Microbe Moment is science stories and news for the microbe enthused hosted by microbe lover, Tess Deyett, PhD and pharmaceutical microbiologist Jon Mitchell. We will give you exciting stories, horrid histories, and the most up-to-date news all through a microbial lens. We will even interview our friends and heroes, diving into their own microbial journey.

Tess, PhD was changed forever with her first glimpse into the unseen world. At her first microbiology class she was instantly hooked, love at first site. She went on to recieve a PhD from the University of California Riverside in agricultural microbiology. Microbigal Jon, has had many microbe moments throughout his 3 degrees in health care and microbiology. Currently working for a pharmaceutical company, he is fascinated by medical microbiology and using beneficial microbes to fight pathogens and disease.

Together they aim to show the world everyone has a microbe moment, a unique moment where microbes changed each person’s life for the better. With a little background in the microbial world, anyone find their microbe moment.

Come discover yours!

    Bonus Episode: The US Anthrax Bioterrorism Attack During the Turn of the Century

    Bonus Episode: The US Anthrax Bioterrorism Attack During the Turn of the Century

    In this Bonus episode, we talk about the Anthrax mailing attacks happening between September 18 2001 and October 12, 2001. Learn about who was affected by this attack, the new technology used to find the culprit, and who was suspected to be the culprit in the attack.
     
    Visit our website at microbigals.com where we regularly update new content, including blog posts. You can also find us on Instagram by searching for microbigals or on Twitter @MicrobiGals.
    Also, if you want to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

    • 54 min
    Bioterrorism in the Modern Era: Soviet Russia’s Massive Bioweapon Program and the Public Unearthing of Contaminated Land

    Bioterrorism in the Modern Era: Soviet Russia’s Massive Bioweapon Program and the Public Unearthing of Contaminated Land

    In this episode, Tess talks about the Soviet Russian bioweapons program and their director Ken Aliback. She also talks about operation Dark harvest and how people shipped contaminated soil to officials in protest to the conditions of an island off Scottland. 
    Visit our website at microbigals.com where we regularly update new content, including blog posts. You can also find us on Instagram by searching for microbigals or on Twitter @MicrobiGals.
    Also, if you want to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

    • 27 min
    Modern Era Bioterrorism: Soviet Russian Biological Weapons and a Japanese Cult Terrorizes the Countries Subway

    Modern Era Bioterrorism: Soviet Russian Biological Weapons and a Japanese Cult Terrorizes the Countries Subway

    In this episode, Tess talks about how Soviet Russia's biological warfare program has a major accident. Also, Julie talks about the Serin gas attach in Japan and how it was tied to a doomsday cult.
    Visit our website at microbigals.com where we regularly update new content, including blog posts. You can also find us on Instagram by searching for microbigals or on Twitter @MicrobiGals.
    Also, if you want to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

    • 42 min
    Bioterrorism in the Modern Era, Salad Bar Poisonings and an International Cult

    Bioterrorism in the Modern Era, Salad Bar Poisonings and an International Cult

    In this episode, Jon talks about an outbreak of Salmonella in Oregon. What seemed like an unprecedented food poisoning outbreak eventually led to the doors of a local cult...
    Visit our website at microbigals.com where we regularly update new content, including blog posts. You can also find us on Instagram by searching for microbigals or on Twitter @MicrobiGals.
    Also, if you want to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

    • 47 min
    Bioterrorism in the WWII Era: The United States and England Facilities That Experimented With These Agents

    Bioterrorism in the WWII Era: The United States and England Facilities That Experimented With These Agents

    In this weeks episode, we finish Bioterrorism in the WWII era. Tess talks about the US and the UK and their facilities, Fort Detrick and Porton Down, that were geared toward biological testing. Julie also goes back to Unit 731 to talk about some additional microbes that were used in the experiments.
    Visit our website at microbigals.com where we regularly update new content, including blog posts. You can also find us on Instagram by searching for microbigals or on Twitter @MicrobiGals.
    Also, if you want to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

    • 45 min
    Interviewing the Company Nerdcore Medical: Exploring Microbiology Board Games With DnD-Inspired Compendium

    Interviewing the Company Nerdcore Medical: Exploring Microbiology Board Games With DnD-Inspired Compendium

    In this special episode Jon talks with Arun Mathews and Brandon Patton of Nerdcore Medical. Their company has developed the tabletop game Healing Blade: Defenders of Soma which pits bacteria against Antibiotics. But they have many other science themed games available along with study aids, posters, and clothing, just to name a few. Arun and Brandon also talk about how the company started, the process of developing games, and potential works in the future.
    Interested in nerdcore medical merch? check out their website Nerdcoremedical.com. you can also visit their Instagram page here. 
    Looking for more information about the Mycology Board Game? check it out here.
    You can also find Arun on Twitter (X) by searching @arunmathewsmd
    Visit our website at microbigals.com where we regularly update new content, including blog posts. You can also find us on Instagram by searching for microbigals or on Twitter @MicrobiGals.
    Also, if you want to donate to our show, we have started a kofi page. you can donate on our website or visit https://ko-fi.com/microbigals.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Nels5561 ,

I wish there was a 10 star rating system…

…because I’d give it 11! Love the hosts! :)))

WolfOfTruth ,

Very informative and Interesting

The podcast is pretty good in terms of overall entertainment, but it really hits home in brining in the science with the history while staying relevant to events of today. I can almost garantee you will learn something new by listening to this podcast and might even have a laugh along the way.

Sir Queens ,

So fun!

I’m having so much fun listening to these two talk about microbiology. I’m learning so much! Definitely worth listening!

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