Listen to Part 1 of the suspenseful three-part plague series of the Morbid Curiosity Podcast as it looks at the Justinian Plague and how it resonates with contemporary times.
The Risk and Price of the Justinian Plague: The most at risk, the devastating aftermath, and the lingering suffering in between.
Listen to Michael O'Loughlin share the story of St. Vincent's Hospital and the spiritual impact of the church on the AIDS pandemic.
Listen to More Than Prayer in One's Final Days: Father William (Bill) Hart McNichols shares the needs and wishes of those near the end of their life due to AIDS: companionship, spiritual guidance, and even celebrations of love.
A Theory Discredited: Given the severity of the impact and the ineffectiveness of treatments, a courageous doctor looks to prove his own theory about causation and treatment.
Disease Outbreak Spread: Host Jaimie Guerra asks guests fundamental questions that make scientific definitions, positions, and critical information easy to follow.
The plague of Athens: Host Ryan Evans discusses the long list of documented symptoms of the plague and the afterward effect on those diagnosed.
Lyme disease is nothing short of a public health crisis — it is notoriously difficult to diagnose and one of the fastest-growing vector-borne diseases today.
The Difference in the Perception of Threats: How mosquitos are perceived as a more "tangible" threat of transmitting diseases in comparison to the diseases transmitted through ticks.
Diagnosing a Dog flu: The way to tell between a common cold and a flu outbreak in dogs.
Changing the Narrative of Bad Behaviors: Discussions of doing and being and the resulting impact during a pandemic.
Where Have the Amphibians Gone?: The disappearance of amphibians and what it meant to the scientific community.
Transcript“Just like cholera exposed the weaknesses in European society, COVID is doing the same for us. ...The bubonic plague and cholera for example were devastating pandemics, but they also lead to the creation of modern public health and sanitation. There’s still a chance for COVID to have its o