3.31.15: The Science Of Hedonism & Burying The Dead During An Epidemic
Human beings spend a lot of time satisfying primal urges, but relatively little talking about or studying them. On today’s show, what we can learn by studying hedonism.
Then, at the height of the Ebola epidemic last fall, the hardest hit areas in West Africa not only struggled with containing the virus, but respectfully burying the dead. We’ll take a look at how funeral rites were handled during history’s worst epidemics.
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Sex, Drugs, & Rock 'n Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science
- Zoe Cormier is a journalist, photographer, and science writer who heads up communications for guerilla science. She’s also author of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and The Hedonism Of Science.
Burials During Epidemics
- Simon Davis is a Washington, D.C. based writer. He writes about death and other morbid things for Vice USA in a weekly column called Post Mortem. "How Bodies Were Buried During History's Worst Epidemics."
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