How Human Disease Changed History, with Jonathan Kennedy

Instant Genius | 2 April 2023 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Kennedy about his book Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues. Discusses the effect that infections by viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms have had on evolution and history, the close links between disease and colonialism, how infection shaped the migration of humans out of Africa, and what we can all learn from the covid pandemic.

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