Patient zero looms large in our collective consciousness. Through carelessness, impropriety or sheer twisted luck, they introduce highly contagious pathogens into new human populations -- if not the human species itself. But where does the science end and the game of scapegoating and othering begin? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian explore the concept of patient zero in science, history and myth.
Stigmata: Patient Zero (podcast)
Tree Man Disease (podcast)
Welcome to the Mosquito Factory (podcast)
Syphilis: The Great Imitator (podcast)
Syphilis Through The Ages (podcast)