Episode 86: Under Siege

Our bodies are a fortress, and every day, they suffer through attacks from the outside. Over the centuries, we’re become very good at protecting ourselves from illness and disease, but all of those efforts assume everyone around us will be responsible. Illness, though, has often been misused—sometimes maliciously and other times through sheer ignorance—and the results have been horrifying.

Written and produced by Aaron Mahnke, with music by Chad Lawson and research assistance from Marcet Crockett.

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