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Latest Episodes

Episode 5: Sick Chic

In this episode, we talk about how tuberculosis became a fad in Romantic era England. To learn more, check out: Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis, by Kathryn Lougheed Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease, by Carolyn A. Day Illness as Metaphor, by Susan Sontag Spitting Blood: The History of…

Episode 4: Remus Lupin and the Perks of Being a Werewolf

In this episode, we talk about disease shaped the character of Remus Lupin– my favourite Harry Potter character– and the best-selling book series of all time. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by JK Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by JK…

Episode 3: Scarlet Letters

Learn about how the threat of disease made condoms mainstream. To learn more, check out: AIDS and Its Metaphors, by Susan Sontag Brief History of Syphilis, by M Tampa, I Sarbu, C Matei, V Benea, and SR Georgescu in the Journal of Medicine and Life Syphilis – Its Early History and Treatment Until Penicillin, and…

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