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How Fictional Pandemics Reflect the Real Thing (Feat. Lindsay Ellis and Dr. Z) | It’s Lit

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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. Hosted by Lindsay Ellis and Princess Weekes, It’s Lit! is a show about our favorite books, genres and why we love to read. It’s Lit has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Hosted and Written by: Lindsay Ellis
Director: David Schulte
Executive Producer: Amanda Fox
Producer: Stephanie Noone
Editor: Stephen Fishman
Writing Consultants: Meg Elison, Maia Krause
Executive Producer (PBS): Adam Dylewski
Editorial Producer (PBS): Niki Walker
Produced by Spotzen for PBS Digital Studios.