Spillover #210

April 26, 2013

This episode was recorded when Science for the People was called Skeptically Speaking.

This week, we take a sobering look at infectious diseases in animals, and the scary things that happen when those infections spread to humans. Guest host Marie-Claire Shanahan talk to journalist David Quammen about his book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic. And science journalist Maryn McKenna returns to give as an update on the H7N9 bird flu, and how it’s being reported by the media.

Guests:

  • David Quammen
  • Maryn McKenna
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