Episode 5: Sick Chic

In this episode, we talk about how tuberculosis became a fad in Romantic era England.

Winged Figure, by Abbott Handerson Thayer

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 Tuberculosis, by Helen Bynum

Tuberculosis, World Health Organization

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 Rowling

Remus Lupin, Wizarding World (by JK Rowling)

Werewolves, Wizarding World (by JK Rowling)

Wolf in Professor’s Clothing: JK Rowling’s Werewolf as Educator, by Brent Stypcyznski in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

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 the Debate on its Origins, by John Frith in the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health

The Humble Little Condom: A History, by Aine Collier