This Podcast Will Kill You

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Subscribers: 7799
Reviews: 57
Episodes: 180

amylou7
 Aug 30, 2023
love this podcast have just been listening to the HIV/Aids episode way back in 2018. do you think you guys will do and update on the news that the vaccine is "curing" the disease. x


 Jan 2, 2023


 Aug 21, 2022

Mark Spedding
 Jul 29, 2022
You guys are thoroughly righteous. I love and appreciate your science approach. I first listened to your "Spanish" flu episode shortly before the COVID -19 experience, and will be forever grateful for the insights you generated. Abortion? Y


 Feb 20, 2022

Description

This podcast might not actually kill you, but Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke cover so many things that can. In each episode, they tackle a different topic, teaching listeners about the biology, history, and epidemiology of a different disease or medical mystery. They do the scientific research, so you don’t have to.   Since 2017, Erin and Erin have explored chronic and infectious diseases, medications, poisons, viruses, bacteria and scientific discoveries. They’ve researched public health subjects including plague, Zika, COVID-19, lupus, asbestos, endometriosis and more. Each episode is accompanied by a creative quarantini cocktail recipe and a non-alcoholic placeborita. Erin Welsh, Ph.D. is a co-host of the This Podcast Will Kill You. She is a disease ecologist and epidemiologist and works full-time as a science communicator through her work on the podcast. Erin Allmann Updyke, MD, Ph.D. is a co-host of This Podcast Will Kill You. She’s an epidemiologist and disease ecologist currently in the final stretch of her family medicine residency program. This Podcast Will Kill You is part of the Exactly Right podcast network that provides a platform for bold, creative voices to bring to life provocative, entertaining and relatable stories for audiences everywhere. The Exactly Right roster of podcasts covers a variety of topics including science, true crime, comedic interviews, news, pop culture and more. Podcasts on the network include My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, Buried Bones, That's Messed Up: An SVU Podcast and more.

Episode Date
Special Episode: Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens & Medical Bondage
Apr 23, 2024
Ep 137 ME/CFS: What’s in a name? (A lot, actually)
Apr 16, 2024
Ep 136 Long Covid: A long time coming
Apr 09, 2024
Ep 135 Menopause is whatever you want it to be
Feb 13, 2024
Ep 134 Tonsils: Underestimated and underappreciated
Jan 30, 2024
Ep 133 Parvoviruses: Who let the dogs (and their viruses) out?
Jan 16, 2024
Ep 132 Osteogenesis Imperfecta: All bones about it
Jan 02, 2024
Ep 131 Parkinson’s Disease: Dopamine & discoveries
Dec 12, 2023
Ep 130 Cocoliztli: We do love a salty dish
Nov 28, 2023
Ep 129 Lymphatic Filariasis: Hiding in plain sight
Nov 14, 2023
Ep 128 Skin Cancer: We love and fear the sun
Oct 31, 2023
Ep 127 Bhopal: The 1984 Union Carbide Disaster
Oct 17, 2023
Ep 126 Migraine: A Cacophony in Four Movements
Oct 03, 2023
Ep 125 Blastomycosis: How fungus became amongus
Sep 19, 2023
Ep 124 The full spectrum of color vision deficiency
Sep 05, 2023
Ep 123 Hand, Foot, and Mouth (and Butt?) Disease
Aug 22, 2023
Ep 122 Asthma: A phlegmy episode
Aug 08, 2023
Special Episode: Ed Yong & An Immense World
Aug 01, 2023
Ep 121 Tularemia: Hare today, gone tomorrow
Jul 25, 2023
Special Episode: Deborah Blum & The Poison Squad
Jul 18, 2023
Ep 120 Acetaminophen/Paracetamol: Pain. Killer.
Jul 11, 2023
Special Episode: Dr. Andrew Wehrman & The Contagion of Liberty
Jul 04, 2023
Ep 119 Marburg virus: Too fast, too furious
Jun 27, 2023
Special Episode: Dr. Steven Thrasher & The Viral Underclass
Jun 13, 2023
Ep 118 Asbestos: Corruption and cancer and corporate greed, oh my!
May 30, 2023
Special Episode: Mary Roach & Fuzz
May 16, 2023
Ep 117 Bedbugs: Bug-bitten and bedeviled
May 02, 2023
Special Episode: Dr. Kate Clancy & Period
Apr 18, 2023
Ep 116 It's never lupus (except this time)
Apr 04, 2023
Ep 115 Altitude Sickness: Balloons though?
Mar 21, 2023
Special Episode: Angela Saini & Superior
Mar 14, 2023
Ep 114 Listeria: It put dairy on the map
Mar 07, 2023
Special Episode: Sarah Everts & The Joy of Sweat
Feb 28, 2023
Ep 113 Vitamin D: The D stands for drama
Feb 21, 2023
Special Episode: David Quammen & Breathless
Feb 14, 2023
Ep 112 Epilepsy: It’s always the phlegm
Feb 07, 2023
Ep 111 RSV: What’s syncytial anyway?
Jan 24, 2023
Ep 110 Influenza, Take 2: Fowl Play
Nov 22, 2022
Ep 109 Chikungunya: Not dengue (or is it?)
Nov 08, 2022
Ep 108 Gout: Toetally fascinating
Oct 25, 2022
Ep 107 Sepsis: It's a mess
Oct 11, 2022
Ep 106 Turner Syndrome: Let's talk about X
Sep 27, 2022
Ep 105 Down in the Mumps
Sep 13, 2022
Ep 104 The Bends: Industrial Revolution, baby
Aug 30, 2022
Ep 103 Leptospirosis: Don't blame the rats
Aug 16, 2022
Ep 102 Arsenic: Paris Green with Envy
Aug 02, 2022
Ep 101 Immortality: This Podcast Won't Kill You
Jul 19, 2022
Ep 100 Monkeypox: Here we go again?
Jul 12, 2022
Ep 99 Salmonella: A hard egg to crack
Jun 21, 2022
Ep 98 Folate: Marmite, anyone?
Jun 07, 2022
Special Episode: Snake Venom Evolution
May 31, 2022
Ep 97 Snake Venom: Collateral Damage
May 24, 2022
Special Episode: Coprolites!
May 17, 2022
Ep 96 Tapeworm: We encyst you listen
May 10, 2022
Special Episode: On the Origin of Epidemiology
May 03, 2022
Ep 95 Tetanus: An inhuman calamity!
Apr 26, 2022
Special Episode: Chlamydia, Koalas, and More!
Apr 19, 2022
Ep 94 Chlamydia: Double Trouble
Apr 19, 2022
Re-Release: Ep 27 Vaccines Part 2: Have you thanked your immune system lately?
Apr 12, 2022
Re-Release: Ep 26 Vaccines Part 1: Let's hear it for Maurice
Apr 05, 2022
Special Episode: Electricity
Mar 29, 2022
Ep 93 Lightning & Other Stories: Power Hour (and a Half)
Mar 22, 2022
Special Episode: Epstein-Barr Virus
Mar 15, 2022
Ep 92 Multiple Sclerosis: Scarred nerves & skating saints
Mar 08, 2022
Special Episode: Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus
Mar 01, 2022
Ep 91 Myxomatosis: Down the rabbit hole
Feb 22, 2022
Special Episode: Human African Trypanosomiasis & Drug Development
Feb 15, 2022
Ep 90 Human African Trypanosomiasis: A lot to unpack
Feb 08, 2022
Special Episode: Hep B Stigma & Discrimination
Feb 01, 2022
Ep 89 Hepatitis B: Hepatiti, Take 2
Jan 25, 2022
Ep 88 Endometriosis: Menstrual Backwash
Jan 11, 2022
Ep 87 C. diff: Fighting poop with poop
Dec 28, 2021
Ep 86 Typhus: Another lousy episode
Dec 14, 2021
Ep 85 Alcohol: Beer for Thought
Nov 02, 2021
Ep 84 West Nile virus: The Crow in the Coal Mine
Oct 19, 2021
Ep 83 Diabetes: Short & Sweet
Oct 05, 2021
Ep 82 Anthrax: The Hardcore Spore
Sep 21, 2021
Ep 81 Chagas disease: The Reverse Triple Discovery
Sep 07, 2021
Ep 80 Dysentery loves a disaster
Aug 24, 2021
Ep 79 Hemophilia: A Hemorrhagic Disposition
Aug 10, 2021
Ep 78 Bartonella: Keep Calm and Carrión
Jul 27, 2021
Ep 77 Legionnaires' Disease: A Killer Mist
Jul 13, 2021
Ep 76 Chickenpox: There's always a 'but'
Jun 29, 2021
Ep 75 Mercury: The cost of progress
Jun 15, 2021
COVID-19 Chapter 20: Looking forward by looking back
Jun 08, 2021
Ep 74 Naegleria fowleri: The "brain-eating amoeba"
Jun 01, 2021
COVID-19 Chapter 19: Your Stories
May 25, 2021
Ep 73 Puerperal Fever: Seriously, wash your hands
May 18, 2021
COVID-19 Chapter 18: Conservation & Pandemics
May 11, 2021
Ep 72 White-Nose Syndrome: How deep is your torpor?
May 04, 2021
COVID-19 Chapter 17: Frontline Mental Health
Apr 27, 2021
Ep 71 Onchocerciasis/River Blindness: So many mysteries
Apr 20, 2021
COVID-19 Chapter 16: Disparities, Take 2
Apr 13, 2021
Ep 70 Henrietta Lacks: HeLa, There, & Everywhere
Apr 06, 2021
COVID-19 Chapter 15: Disease, Take 2
Mar 30, 2021
Ep 69 Huntington’s disease: Let’s talk frankly
Mar 23, 2021
Ep 68 Coccidioidomycosis: It’s never a spider bite
Mar 09, 2021
Ep 67 HPV: My wart be with you
Feb 23, 2021
Ep 66 The Outs and Ins of Organ Transplantation
Feb 09, 2021
Ep 65 Sweating Sickness: Ready, Sweat, Go!
Jan 26, 2021
Ep 64 Rubella: Timing is Everything
Jan 12, 2021
COVID-19 Chapter 14: Virology, Take 2
Jan 05, 2021
Ep 63 Poison Ivy: It's Just Us
Dec 29, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 13: Vaccines, Take 2
Dec 22, 2020
Ep 62 Leishmaniasis, Relationship Status: It's Complicated
Dec 15, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 12: Control, Take 2
Dec 10, 2020
Ep 61 Typhoid: There's Something About Mary
Dec 01, 2020
Ep 60 Giving birth to "The Pill"
Oct 13, 2020
Ep 59 Thalidomide: Justice Delayed, Justice Denied
Sep 29, 2020
Ep 58 Guinea worm: (Almost) Ancient History
Sep 15, 2020
Ep 57 Herpes: Stop the STIgma
Sep 01, 2020
Ep 56 Sickle Cell Disease: Invisible Illness, Enduring Strength
Aug 18, 2020
Ep 55 Rocky Mountain spotted fever: The tick must be destroyed!
Aug 04, 2020
Ep 54 Wake Up and Smell the Caffeine
Jul 21, 2020
Ep 53 Radiation: X-Ray Marks the Spot
Jul 07, 2020
Ep 52 Rinderpest: Moo Cows, Moo Problems
Jun 23, 2020
Ep 51 The Path of Most (Antibiotic) Resistance
May 26, 2020
Ep 50 Antibiotics: We owe it all to chemistry!
May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Ch 11: Modeling
May 04, 2020
Ep 49 Eastern Equine Encephalitis: Triple EEEk!
Apr 28, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 10: Schools
Apr 23, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 9: Economics
Apr 20, 2020
Ep 48 Botulism: Why are you the way you are?
Apr 14, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 8: Disparities
Apr 09, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 7: Spillover
Apr 06, 2020
Ep 47 Schistosomiasis: A Snail's Pace
Mar 31, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 6: Mental Health
Mar 23, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 5: Vaccines
Mar 23, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 4: Epidemiology
Mar 23, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 3: Control
Mar 23, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 2: Disease
Mar 23, 2020
COVID-19 Chapter 1: Virology
Mar 23, 2020
Ep 46 Lactose Intolerance: Never trust a fart
Mar 17, 2020
Ep 45 Hepatitis C: Hepatiti?
Mar 03, 2020
Ep 44 Pertussis: Whoop Here It Is
Feb 18, 2020
Ep 43 M-m-m-my Coronaviruses
Feb 04, 2020
Ep 42 Dandy Dengue Fever
Jan 21, 2020
Ep 41 Ricin: A Bad Seed
Jan 07, 2020
Ep 40 Dancing Plague: Worst Dance Party Ever
Dec 24, 2019
Ep 39 Toxoplasmosis: Calling All Cats
Dec 10, 2019
Ep 38 Lead Poisoning: Heavy Metal Episode
Nov 26, 2019
Ep 37 E. coli (unless it's beets)
Nov 12, 2019
Ep 36 Shades of Syphilis
Oct 29, 2019
Ep 35 Lyme Disease: I'd like to check you for ticks
Sep 03, 2019
Ep 34 Cystic Fibrosis: Complete Somatic Rebellion
Aug 20, 2019
Ep 33 Chytrid: The Silent Forest
Aug 06, 2019
Ep 32 Ask the Erins
Jul 23, 2019
Ep 31 Giardia: Gerardia
Jul 09, 2019
Ep 30 Encephalitis Lethargica: Sleep Perchance to Dream (& Dream & Dream)
Jun 25, 2019
Ep 29 Aspirin the Wonder Drug: Crossover w/ IDOP
Jun 11, 2019
Ep 28 H. pylori: Don't try this at home
May 28, 2019
Ep 27 Vaccines Part 2: Have you thanked your immune system lately?
May 21, 2019
Ep 26 Vaccines part 1: Let's hear it for Maurice
May 14, 2019
Ep 25 Put your hands together for: Gonorrhea!
Apr 30, 2019
Ep 24 Zika: Rumors and Rumours
Apr 16, 2019
Ep 23 Opening a can of Hookworms
Apr 02, 2019
Ep 22 Belladonna will dilate your mind: Crossover w/ IDOP
Mar 19, 2019
Ep 21 Measles: The Worst Souvenir
Mar 05, 2019
Ep 20 Prions: Apocalypse Cow
Feb 19, 2019
Ep 19 Scurvy: Thanks a lot, evolution.
Feb 05, 2019
Ep 18 Hantavirus: The Real Rat Race
Jan 22, 2019
Ep 17 Oh No Tetrodo: Crossover w/ TBOSP
Jan 08, 2019
Ep 16 Scratch and Sniff Diphtheria Membrane
Dec 24, 2018
Ep 15 MRSA: Make Resistance Susceptible Again
Dec 11, 2018
Ep 14 Rabies: Don't dilute me, bro
Nov 27, 2018
Ep 13 Don't Tread on my Monkshood: Crossover w/ IDOP
Feb 27, 2018
Special Episode: HIV/AIDS
Jan 30, 2018
Ep 12 HIV/AIDS: Apathy Will Kill You
Jan 23, 2018
Ep 11 Ebola: The New Kid on the Block
Jan 16, 2018
Ep 10 Yellow Fever: Is there a Hamilton song about this?
Jan 09, 2018
Ep 9 Tuberculosis: A Slow Burn
Jan 02, 2018
Ep 8 ABRACADABRA - Go Away Malaria!
Dec 19, 2017
Ep 7 Hit Me With Your Best (Polio) Shot
Dec 12, 2017
Ep 6 Plague Part 2: TGFA
Dec 05, 2017
Ep 5 Plague Part 1: The GMOAT
Nov 28, 2017
Ep 4 The Poop Show
Nov 21, 2017
Ep 3 Gnarlypox
Nov 14, 2017
Ep 2 Skin in the Game, Horse in the Race
Nov 07, 2017
Ep 1 Influenza Will Kill You
Oct 31, 2017
Episode 0 - TPWKY Season 1 Trailer
Oct 23, 2017