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 Oct 20, 2023
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Incubation is a new podcast that traces the history of humanity through viruses. We’ve all seen how the SARS CoV2 pandemic changed just about everything — from family life to work to politics –– but that’s just the latest installment in a long line of virus shake-ups. Other viruses –– influenza, HPV, smallpox, RSV –– have dramatically changed or endangered life as we know it. In many cases, scientists have been able to change the odds in favor of humanity. But deadly viruses persist — and containing them remains a scientific and technological challenge that each successive generation must take on.

Author and What’s Your Problem host Jacob Goldstein takes us on a journey with leading medical researchers, doctors and historians to trace key moments in our battles with viruses, breakthroughs in vaccine research, and the impact of vaccination campaigns.  These stories will help us better understand the evolutionary contest between humans and viruses, and how vaccines and new technologies are changing the score. Incubation drops weekly on Thursdays starting September 7.

Episode Date
Phages: Bacteria’s Worst Nightmare
Oct 26, 2023
Herpes: Symptoms and Stigma
Oct 19, 2023
HPV: Unpacking Papilloma
Oct 12, 2023
Influenza: In the Wild
Oct 05, 2023
The Common Cold: A Viral Mystery
Sep 28, 2023
RSV: The Quest for a New Vaccine
Sep 21, 2023
Polio: The Last Mile
Sep 14, 2023
Smallpox: Gone but Not Forgotten
Sep 07, 2023
Introducing: Incubation
Aug 31, 2023