Remembering The Forgotten Pandemic

Creation in Crisis

Jan 28 2022 • 28 mins

This week’s episode is about the cultural legacy of the 1918 Flu Pandemic as we ask: why do we commemorate wars but not pandemics? Our guest is Mark Honigsbaum, a medical historian and senior lecturer in the department of journalism at the City University of London. His most recent book  The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris revisits and examines reactions to 10 pandemics and epidemics of the last 100 years.    Sources: https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/05/1918-pandemic-cultural-memory-literature-outka.html https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/business/1918-flu-memorials.html https://global.oup.com/academic/product/pandemic-re-awakenings-9780192843739?facet_narrowbybinding_facet=Hardcover&lang=en&cc=us# https://wellcomecollection.org/articles/W7TfGRAAAP5F0eKS Credits:    Created by: Farhad Mirza and Declan Mee Host: Farhad Mirza Interview conducted by Declan Mee Guest Contributor: Mark Honigsbaum Script: Farhad Mirza and Declan Mee Sound engineering: Farhad Mirza and Federico Lenzi Music: Farhad Mirza