Episode 110 – Late Antique Disasters with Kristina Sessa

Kristina Sessa (Ohio State University) joins the Infectious Historians to discuss her recent work on late antique disasters – including diseases – within the broader context of premodern environmental history.


Episode 76 – Vermin with Lisa Sarasohn

Lisa Sarasohn (Oregon State University) joins Merle and Lee to discuss her work on vermin, their interactions with humanity, and how humanity has perceived them over the past few centuries.

Dawn of the Dead

Episode 71 – Zombie Films with Todd Platts

Todd Platts (Piedmont Virginia Community College) joins the Infectious Historians to discuss some of his work on zombie films as a form of disease movies. 

Covid Calls

Episode 59 – Covid Calls with Scott Knowles

Scott Gabriel Knowless comes on the podcast to discuss his daily show, Covid Calls, and what he has learned from talking to people from across the world since March 2020.


Episode 54 – Alexandre Yersin with Michael Vann

Michael Vann (California State University, Sacramento) returns to the Infectious Historians podcast, this time to discuss Alexandre Yersin’s life from a critical perspective.

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Episode 52 – 1st Anniversary!

Merle and Lee celebrate one year of Infectious Historians by reflecting on the past year, Covid, and the podcast.