In 2012, a fungal meningitis outbreak killed 100 people and infected 750 more. Two doctors at the Center for Disease Control raced against time to stop a nationwide pandemic eight years before the Covid pandemic. Journalist Natalia Megas, whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Washingtonian, and The Daily Beast, joins us to talk about a race-against-time medical drama that’s different enough to not be a too-soon Covid movie, but can still speak to our present ongoing crisis.
A.V. Club writer Mike Vago pitches stories that Hollywood needs to bring to the big screen, on his own, or with guests from the pop culture writing world. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, and RadioPublic.