Episode 52 - March 14, 2021
Merle and Lee celebrate a full year of Infectious Historians (52 episodes)! They reflect on the past year and the podcast, after re-listening to their first episode (which was less bad than feared!). They then survey the broad topics that the podcast covered – such as local experiences or disease in popular culture – mentioning some of the guests they interviewed along the way. The conversation then moves on to highlight some of the recurring themes that appeared in the episodes this past year, including Lee’s favorite time period – the turn of the 20th century – and Merle’s favorite -isms such as imperialism and colonialism. Merle and Lee then outline the near future of the podcast, and conclude the discussion with a brief survey of the podcast’s diverse audience.
Thank you all for listening, and thanks again to all our guests through the year – it’s been great!