And the Band Played On

Anya and Alan discuss the book and movie 'And the Band Played On'. Anya reveals why this movie is so important to her, what a retro-virus is, and why Trump is AIDS.


Alan Alda's science education organization.

Why Do Viruses Cause Cancer? By Patrick S. Moore and Yuan Chang

How HIV Destroys Immune Cells By Dave Cossins

Ta-Nehisi Coats was interviewed on The Late Show with Steven Colbert about The Future of America.

How to Survive a Plague

Ava DuVernay is adapting the Octavia Butler book 'Dawn' into a TV show.

@Other_Girl is the co-host of The Detective, the Doctor, and the Woman. Here is her haiku:

Our make-up artist,

Always encouraging us,

Stay nerdy my friend

If you would like a personal haiku, please leave us a rating and review on the iTunes Podcast app. We will compose a poem for you as a thank-you.

Our theme song is Background Blues Guitar by Blowball Music.

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Alan Allstrom