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‘This Podcast will Kill’ You is an American Podcast that discusses infectious diseases and provides enough fodder for the weekend dinner parties to discuss the topic further. The show is hosted by ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke since October 2017 and both turn up with a new topic for each episode that was initially aired once a week, but later turned up for streaming once every two weeks.

This Podcast Will Kill You, which is not what it actually means, is produced by Exactly Right Podcast Network and is created by the hosts of “My Favorite Murder”.


About “This Podcast Can Kill You” hosts Erin Allmann Updyke

Erin Allmann Updyke is a co-host and co-creator of “This Podcast Can Kill You” and share their knowledge on the history, biology, and the current status of infectious diseases. After completing her MS in Epidemiology at the University of Hawaii in 2016, she started pursuing her Ph.D. in Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and completed it in 2018. Currently, Erin is studying the spreading cause of Chagas Disease in Panama and is working on its cure.

About “This Podcast Can Kill You,” hosts Erin Welsh

After completing her MS in Epidemiology at the University of Louisville in 2012, Erin did her PHD. in Ecology in the year 2018 and started exploring topics in public health and the spread of infectious diseases. She is currently doing research on Tick infections and their spread from animals to humans through insect vectors.

This Podcast will Kill You Episodes

The show holds an episode of an hourly duration and both the speakers explain to us about the disease, its spread, the infections to date and the biology and epidemiology of the disease, and how it affects the modern world. Usually, Welsh takes the honor of explaining the history of the disease and Ms. Updyke explains it in biological terms and then both of them cite resources from when they gathered the information. Also, listeners who desire to look at the website links acting as resources are invited to visit the personal website of Erin’s duo.

This Podcast will Kill You Season 1- Started in Oct’17 and ended in Feb’18

This Podcast will Kill You Season 1 explained to audiences about diseases like influenza, smallpox, leprosy, Cholera, and Plague in two parts, polio vaccines, malaria, tuberculosis, Yellow Fever, Ebola, HIV, and ways to eradicate them.

This Podcast will Kill You Season 2- started in November 2018 and was winded off in September 2019

This Podcast will Kill You Season 2 left the audiences in deep thinking as it explained to us different vaccines, diseases like Measles, Hantavirus, Zika, and Rabies and how Aspirin works as a wonder drug, and the time to develop a vaccine.

This Podcast will Kill You Season 3- started in October 2019 and ended in September 2019

This season discussed E.coli bacteria, Lead Poisoning, Dancing Plague, Ricin, Dengue Fever, Hepatitis C, and Herpes. Host Erin’s also covered topics such as lactose intolerance, antibiotics, and use and radiation effects on the human body, along with the progress of China’s invented Corona Virus disease.

This Podcast will Kill You Season 4- started in December 2020 and ended in August 2021

The season included some common, but significant topics into it as Erin’s discussed Typhoid, Sweating Sickness, HPV, ChickenPox, Hemophilia, and much more. This season was interesting and was consumed the most.

This Podcast will Kill You a special series on COVID-19

Between March 2020 to June 2021, a special series was hosted by This Podcast will Kill You host Erin Allmann Updyke and Erin Welsh. As the entire world was interested in knowing more about this pandemic and its end, the Corona Virus season became an instant hit and brought brilliant success and recognition to the hosts. Erin’s touched on every topic related to COVID-19 like the vaccine, its economics, losses incurred by the pandemic, school shutdowns, and the mental agony it induced into the young minds.

This Podcast will Kill You Season 5- started in September 2021 and has been in form till May 2022

Some topics covered in this season so far are Diabetes, Anthrax, Chagas Disease, West Nile Virus, Endometriosis, Hepatitis B, Myxomatosis, Human African Trypanosomiasis, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus, Multiple Sclerosis, Lightening effects on the human body, Tetanus, and much more in coming episodes.

Where to listen to This Podcast Will Kill You

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