TWiV 971: Another year is viral

January 1, 2023

In the first epitope of 2023, TWiV reviews our coverage of virology in 2022, including favorite story arcs, episodes, show titles, and much more.

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Brianne Barker

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Our favorite 2022 virology stories:
•Vincent: Paul Offit on bivalent boosters (TWiV 917, 942, Special) 20:20
•Dickson: Interviews with Paul Offit and Andy Slavitt 27:46
•Rich: TWiV 948: Breathless with David Quammen 31:39
•Kathy: TWiV 915: Mouse mouth to mouse mom 33:52, 1:00:10
•Brianne: Spillovers (TWiV 923 and 876) 38:42
•Vincent: Giant viruses (TWiV 873, 906, 968) 41:50
•Dickson: TWiV 960 – Getting Funky with Dan Wilson 48:17
•Rich: TWiV 927: Merchlinsky vs monkeypox 56:50
•Kathy: TWiV 958: Pass the RNA and have some venison pi 1:00:23
•Brianne: TWiV 869: Epstein-Barr virus and MS, a perfect storm 1:06:40
Twiverse 1:14:09
•Letters read on TWiV 971 1:22:07
•Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!

Weekly Picks 1:37:21

Dickson – Jazz Project: Tenor saxophone: John Coltrane/Dexter Gordon/Stan Getz: John Coltrane: Signature album: Giant Steps: Signature song: Blue Train; Dexter Gordon: Signature album: The Other Side Of Round Midnight. Signature song: Round Midnight; Stan Getz (with Charlie Byrd on guitar): Signature Album: Jazz Samba; Signature song: Desafinado
Brianne A Full Circle Rainbow over Norway
KathyFrozen soap bubbles
RichIt’s Turtles All the Way Down in the Fossil Record by Asher Elbein
VincentVincent’s Top Ten Music

Listener Picks

CharlesWayne Bergeron and Vince DiMartino MacArthur Park

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees

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