COVID-19 Podcasts

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world — and with so much information coming out every day, it can be hard to keep track of what’s real and what’s not.

Fortunately, we’ve been talking to experts and doing the research to help you understand what’s happening, from the science behind the COVID-19 virus to the psychology behind how people are reacting — and everything in between. Scroll down to stream or download our latest episodes featuring extended interviews and psychology and virology stories relevant to the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll be updating this page regularly as new information becomes available. 

Full-Length Uncut Interviews

Coronavirus Vaccine Development: Scientific Challenges and Timelines with Dr. Julia Schaletzky

Dr. Amesh Adalja Explains COVID-19 Myths and FAQs

Positivity Among the Pandemic

How Parents Can Help Language Researchers

Researchers’ Unique Opportunity to Study Wildlife

Studying World of Warcraft Helped Epidemiologists Fight the Pandemic

The Psychology of the Pandemic

The Need for Nature in Quarantine

How to Sleep Better During Lockdown

Lockdown Is Changing Our Perception of Time

People Tune Out Facts and Trust Their Guts in Medical Emergencies

We Can’t Count on “Common Sense” Because it Doesn’t Exist

Why You Hoard Toilet Paper (and Judge Others for Doing the Same)

Quarantine Survival Tips (with Dr. Renée Lertzman and “Deadliest Catch” Captains Sig Hansen & Keith Colburn)

Why Stress Makes You Eat Differently

You’re Probably Feeling “Anticipatory Grief”

The Psychology of Reacting to a Crisis

When and Why Learning More About a New Disease Won’t Comfort You (Plus: How to Clean Your Phone)

Virology-Focused Podcast Episodes

How Researchers Test Vaccines

How Summer Will Affect COVID-19

5 Coronavirus Myths Debunked

How Effective Are Masks at Preventing Coronavirus from Spreading?

Studying Llamas for Human Virus Protection

Why So Many Virus Outbreaks Come from Bats

Why The U.S. Doesn’t Have Enough Coronavirus Tests

Dr. Julia Schaletzky Explains How a Coronavirus Vaccine Might Work

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