It's Lit!

How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing

05/08/2020 | 12m 2s Video has closed captioning.

Although we are currently living through a pandemic that has disrupted our lives and will shape the course of humanity, pandemics have been around since the dawn of civilization, as have stories about fictional pandemics. So now seems like as good a time as any to explore how fictional pandemics have evolved over time, and what they say about their own time.

Aired: 05/08/20

Rating: NR

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