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

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    • 4.8, 8.1K 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
8.1K Ratings

8.1K Ratings

GabsterH ,

Love this podcast!!

I love this podcast! I just started listening this evening and can’t stop (I should note I’ve always been insanely interested in infectious diseases and if I could redo my life I’d become an epidemiologist 😅). The Erins are obviously very knowledgeable women, but they do a great job of explaining some pretty complicated things in an incredibly understandable way! They way they’ve organized the podcast keeps you hooked and interested throughout. I think they’re also rather numerous women and the laughs along the way keep me that much more interested! I can’t say enough great things and I hope this podcast stays around for a long time!!!!

Nigel2020 ,

Stupid

I was forwarded this podcast’s episode on Lyme Disease from a well-meaning friend because I have Lyme. I gave it a listen and was horrified to hear so much misinformation. Recent published studies from Johns Hopkins and from Dr. Eva Sepi prove that for many people the bacteria is resistant to long term antibiotic treatment. Testing is NOT always accurate. Health insurance will not recognize or cover ANY long term treatment. And it’s been verified that Willy Burgdorfer did indeed work for the Department of Defense experimenting with ticks, so he is NOT exactly considered a hero by the Lyme sufferers. Please do some actual research on the disease instead of laughing your way through bullet points from the dark ages. Googling your information from wikipedia doesn’t make it accurate. Your listeners deserve better.

Mitch 1138 ,

Not for the faint-hearted

A factual portrayal of disease ecology, done in an entertaining way by two experts in the field. With the aid of “quarantini” cocktails to numb some of the more tragic elements of the disease-of-the-week, Erin and Erin enlighten and entertain.

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