About This Show
Ashes Ashes is a podcast about the end of the world. Each week we explore a new systemic or apocalyptic issue that society is facing now or will have to deal with in the coming decades. Through this we hope to draw the listener to the conclusion that our overarching economic and political systems are inherently flawed. Once that fact is accepted, it's that much easier to do something about it.
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Most Recent Episode
5 days ago
Episode 20 - "Irresistible"
Around the world, pathogens of all types are showing resistance to standard treatment. Failure among so called "drugs of last resort," a decline of disease prevention programs, and shifting climate all present ominous signs for the risk of global infectious disease.
Joining us this week are three professors from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. All three have experience in antimicrobial resistance and the connection between humans, animals, the environment, and the pathogens that move among us all.
03:07 Modern Medicine at Risk?
05:54 What is an Antibiotic?
06:39 Resistance: a Response to Attacks
10:12 Resistance to Last Resort Drugs
12:25 Risk of Global Pandemic
18:08 Resistance to Drugs of Last Resort
20:08 Pandemics: Multi-Faceted Problem
20:37 Pandemics: Climate
25:42 Pandemics: Industrial Agriculture and Food Animals
28:09 Interview: Dr Credille
45:05 Interview: Dr Sanchez & Dr. Louge
1:11:53 Pandemics: Environment
1:14:39 Pandemic: Socio-Economic
1:18 Global Prevention
1:21:44 Disease Surveillance
1:26:03 Economic Cost
1:29:14 What Can we Do?
1:30:38 What Can we Actually Do?
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