The Pandemics of History

Today we talk to Daniel Schmidt, an American living and teaching history in the UK. From Quarantine has a plan to collaborate with Daniel on some bonus History of Pandemics episodes to be released throughout the spring and summer. This is an introduction to what we plan to cover. We’ll start with the Black Death and cover other famous breakouts like small pox, cholera, the Spanish flu, and European diseases and their devastating impact on Native Americans. We hope you’ll join us for these brief windows into the pandemic outbreaks that came before us. 

Stuff We Mention

Book: The Viral Storm – Nathan Wolfe
Book: Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond
Podcast: “Tides of History” – Episode Interview with Mike Duncan – Pandemics, Revolutions and COVID-19

Moment of Calm

I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

Woody Allen

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