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Going Viral

Zinc Media

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Going Viral

Going Viral

Zinc Media

6
Followers
45
Plays
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The podcast all about the viruses that spread infectious disease. Series 1: Join the ‘disease detectives’ Mark Honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley as they investigate the most devastating pandemic of all time: the 1918 Spanish influenza. Part scientific detective story, part historical inquiry, 'Going Viral' takes listeners to the scene of a viral crime and in the process recovers the experience of the world’s deadliest virus, which is 100 years old.Series 2: The Covid Files, 100 years after the deadly Spanish Flu, Mark and guests discuss the many faces of the Covid-19 pandemic. What lessons can we learn from history?Follow our news on Twitter @GoingViral_pod

Latest Episodes

Bringing Up The Bodies

How bodies emerging from the past inspired the search for the secrets of the Spanish flu. With Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger; Laura Spinney and Professor John Oxford. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley. Produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg for Zinc Media. Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod.

22 min2018 JUN 22
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Bringing Up The Bodies

Resurrecting The Killer

The incredible story of how a team of scientists brought the deadly Spanish flu virus back to life. With Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger; Dr. Peter Palese and Dr. Terence Tumpey. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley. Produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

24 min2018 JUN 29
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Resurrecting The Killer

The Blue Death

The disease detectives investigate the theory that the Spanish flu originated in Etaples, Northern France in 1916. With Professor John Oxford; Glyn Prysor and Dr. Michael Worobey. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

33 min2018 JUL 5
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The Blue Death

Some New Kind of Plague

The disease detectives investigate the theory that the Spanish flu originated in America and another theory that it came from China: in both cases the flu was first identified as ‘plague’. With Dr David Morens; John Barry; Prof John Oxford; Prof Wendy Barclay; Dr Michael Worobey; Glyn Prysor and Mark Humphries. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

32 min2018 JUL 10
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Some New Kind of Plague

Global Impacts, Local Traces

The disease detectives investigate the global ramifications of the Spanish flu pandemic and discover places far removed from the European theatre of war, where the Spanish flu has left its trace. With Shobana Jeyasingh; Laura Spinney; Prof John Oxford; Anthea Hyslop and Peter Hobbins. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

23 min2018 JUL 19
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Global Impacts, Local Traces

Remembering the Forgotten Pandemic

The disease detectives investigate Britain’s only memorial to the Spanish flu pandemic, which leads them to the diary of flu fighter Dr. Basil Hood – offering a rare insight into the experiences of the brave medics who served on the frontline of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

20 min2018 SEP 19
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Remembering the Forgotten Pandemic

The Pandemic Fear Industry

The disease detectives investigate the persistent fear that another pandemic virus will emerge again to threaten humanity, in the way that the Spanish Flu did 100 years ago. With Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger; Prof. Ron Fouchier; Dr. Eileen Choffnes and Prof. Michael Osterholm. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

28 min2018 SEP 27
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The Pandemic Fear Industry

Pandemics Past and Present with Jeremy Farrar

The disease detectives talk pandemics, past and present, with Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust. How prepared are we for the next outbreak? Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

27 min2018 OCT 4
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Pandemics Past and Present with Jeremy Farrar

Adverse Events: Vaccines and the Media

Going Viral brings you a special episode about the role of the media in the growth of vaccine hesitancy, recorded live at City University of London on 26th June 2019. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum with Fiona Fox from the Science Media Centre in London; Dr David Robert Grimes, Trinity College, Dublin; Jo Yarwood, Public Health England, and Emilie Karafillakis, from the Vaccine Confidence Project. Produced by Melissa FitzGerald Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

57 min2019 JUL 13
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Adverse Events: Vaccines and the Media

The Covid Files 1: Corona by Numbers

Mark Honigsbaum talks facts, figures and projections about Covid-19 to Andrew Noymer, medical demographer and professor of public health at University of California Irvine. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum With @AndrewNoymer Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Cover art by Patrick Blower www.blowercartoons.com Follow us on Twitter @GoingViral_pod

53 minAPR 10
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The Covid Files 1: Corona by Numbers

Latest Episodes

Bringing Up The Bodies

How bodies emerging from the past inspired the search for the secrets of the Spanish flu. With Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger; Laura Spinney and Professor John Oxford. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley. Produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg for Zinc Media. Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod.

22 min2018 JUN 22
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Bringing Up The Bodies

Resurrecting The Killer

The incredible story of how a team of scientists brought the deadly Spanish flu virus back to life. With Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger; Dr. Peter Palese and Dr. Terence Tumpey. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley. Produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

24 min2018 JUN 29
Comments
Resurrecting The Killer

The Blue Death

The disease detectives investigate the theory that the Spanish flu originated in Etaples, Northern France in 1916. With Professor John Oxford; Glyn Prysor and Dr. Michael Worobey. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

33 min2018 JUL 5
Comments
The Blue Death

Some New Kind of Plague

The disease detectives investigate the theory that the Spanish flu originated in America and another theory that it came from China: in both cases the flu was first identified as ‘plague’. With Dr David Morens; John Barry; Prof John Oxford; Prof Wendy Barclay; Dr Michael Worobey; Glyn Prysor and Mark Humphries. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

32 min2018 JUL 10
Comments
Some New Kind of Plague

Global Impacts, Local Traces

The disease detectives investigate the global ramifications of the Spanish flu pandemic and discover places far removed from the European theatre of war, where the Spanish flu has left its trace. With Shobana Jeyasingh; Laura Spinney; Prof John Oxford; Anthea Hyslop and Peter Hobbins. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

23 min2018 JUL 19
Comments
Global Impacts, Local Traces

Remembering the Forgotten Pandemic

The disease detectives investigate Britain’s only memorial to the Spanish flu pandemic, which leads them to the diary of flu fighter Dr. Basil Hood – offering a rare insight into the experiences of the brave medics who served on the frontline of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

20 min2018 SEP 19
Comments
Remembering the Forgotten Pandemic

The Pandemic Fear Industry

The disease detectives investigate the persistent fear that another pandemic virus will emerge again to threaten humanity, in the way that the Spanish Flu did 100 years ago. With Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger; Prof. Ron Fouchier; Dr. Eileen Choffnes and Prof. Michael Osterholm. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

28 min2018 SEP 27
Comments
The Pandemic Fear Industry

Pandemics Past and Present with Jeremy Farrar

The disease detectives talk pandemics, past and present, with Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust. How prepared are we for the next outbreak? Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

27 min2018 OCT 4
Comments
Pandemics Past and Present with Jeremy Farrar

Adverse Events: Vaccines and the Media

Going Viral brings you a special episode about the role of the media in the growth of vaccine hesitancy, recorded live at City University of London on 26th June 2019. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum with Fiona Fox from the Science Media Centre in London; Dr David Robert Grimes, Trinity College, Dublin; Jo Yarwood, Public Health England, and Emilie Karafillakis, from the Vaccine Confidence Project. Produced by Melissa FitzGerald Follow us on Twitter: @GoingViral_pod

57 min2019 JUL 13
Comments
Adverse Events: Vaccines and the Media

The Covid Files 1: Corona by Numbers

Mark Honigsbaum talks facts, figures and projections about Covid-19 to Andrew Noymer, medical demographer and professor of public health at University of California Irvine. Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum With @AndrewNoymer Series Producer: Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg Cover art by Patrick Blower www.blowercartoons.com Follow us on Twitter @GoingViral_pod

53 minAPR 10
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The Covid Files 1: Corona by Numbers
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