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This Podcast Will Kill You

Readers curious to learn about diseases and related medical mysteries should check out This Podcast Will Kill You. This engaging and informative podcast is hosted by two experts in disease ecology, Erin Welsh, who is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Finland, and Erin Allman Updyke, who is now in medical school after finishing her PhD. In each episode of their podcast, "the Erins" explore the history and biology of a specific disease in a delightfully conversational way that is approachable for anyone regardless of their academic background. Many episodes focus on illnesses caused by pathogens (such as E. coli and Lyme disease), but others delve into genetic conditions like cystic fibrosis, or environmental toxins like lead poisoning. Despite the heavy topics, the hosts' enthusiasm for science keeps the tone of the podcast remarkably upbeat, and for added fun, they also create "quarantini" (or nonalcoholic "placeborita") cocktail recipes to match each disease. Currently in its third season, the podcasts' episodes are generally one to two hours long, and source bibliographies are provided at the link above. Those interested can stream the podcast online or subscribe via apps such as Stitcher, Spotify, or Overcast.
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Date of Scout Publication
December 6th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
December 2nd, 2019 at 10:51am
Date Of Record Release
December 3rd, 2019 at 10:36am
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