20 Best Infectious Diseases Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about infectious diseases ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best infectious diseases podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Infectious Diseases Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

This Podcast Will Kill You

  • Publisher: Exactly Right
  • Total Episodes: 97

This podcast might not actually kill you, but it covers so many things that can. Each episode tackles a different disease, from its history, to its biology, and finally, how scared you need to be. Ecologists and epidemiologists Erin Welsh and Erin Allmann Updyke make infectious diseases acceptable fodder for dinner party conversation and provide the perfect cocktail recipe to match

Infectious Diseases Society of America

  • Publisher: IDSA
  • Total Episodes: 122

The Infectious Diseases Society of America’s podcast features discussions with experts on a range of topics related to infectious diseases including antimicrobial resistance, ID diagnostics and outbreaks such as COVID-19, Ebola and measles. Episodes on IDSA’s guidelines are also available.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Total Episodes: 351

A podcast highlighting key articles in the current issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Infectious Historians

  • Publisher: InfectiousHistorians
  • Total Episodes: 66

Covering infectious diseases through history from plague to COVID-19.


  • Publisher: Karl Klose
  • Total Episodes: 86

The talks from the researchers in the field of infectious diseases. The podcast is hosted by South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID).


  • Publisher: Sara Dong
  • Total Episodes: 14

An infectious diseases podcast! We use consult questions to dive into ID clinical reasoning, diagnostics, and antimicrobial management! Consult Notes and more information available at http://febrilepodcast.com/

Editors in Conversation

  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
  • Total Episodes: 29

Editors in Conversation is the official podcast of the American Society for Microbiology Journals. Editors in Conversation features discussions between ASM Journals Editors, researchers and clinicians working on the most cutting edge issues in the microbial sciences. Topics include laboratory diagnosis and clinical treatment of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, epidemiology of infections, multidrug-resistant organisms, pharmacology of antimicrobial agents, susceptibility testing, and more. The podcast is directed to microbiologists, infectious diseases clinicians, pharmacists and basic, clinical and translational researchers interested in the microbial sciences. A particular emphasis is on basic, epidemiological and pharmacological aspects of infectious diseases, including antimicrobial resistance and therapeutics.

Outbreak News Interviews

  • Publisher: Robert Herriman
  • Total Episodes: 393

Editor of the website, Outbreak News Today, Robert Herriman interviews expert guests on topics of infectious diseases, research, medicine and health.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Conferences

  • Publisher: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Total Episodes: 277

Listen to press conferences on coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, featuring experts in epidemiology, infectious diseases, environmental health, and health policy. Subscribe to our new podcast, “Better Off.” You can also listen back to archival episodes of “Harvard Chan: This Week in Health.”

CCO Infectious Disease Podcast

  • Publisher: Clinical Care Options
  • Total Episodes: 56

Weekly updates on new data and best practices in patient care for a variety of infectious diseases including COVID-19, HIV, and viral hepatitis, from Clinical Care Options. Gain practical strategies and earn CME/CE credit for selected episodes.

Lab Culture

  • Publisher: Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
  • Total Episodes: 31

Lab Culture is a podcast by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) about public health, laboratory science, and everything in between. Join us for discussions about infectious diseases, food safety, emergency preparedness, newborn screening, environmental health, global health, and more.

Infectious Questions : An Infectious Diseases Public Health Podcast

  • Publisher: CentreInfection
  • Total Episodes: 43

A public health podcast produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), “Infectious Questions” connects those with infectious disease questions to those with the answers. Un balado sur la santé publique réalisé par le Centre de collaboration nationale des maladies infectieuses (CCNMI) et appelé « Infections en question » fait le lien entre les balados concernant les questions sur les maladies infectieuses et ceux qui offrent des réponses à ces questions.

See You Now

  • Publisher: Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association
  • Total Episodes: 62

On a daily basis, we trust nurses with billions of dollars of equipment, critical procedures, and our most important assets: the people we love. But they’re doing so much more behind the scenes. SEE YOU NOW is a podcast that shines a light on the real people changing the status quo in health: from nurses working in labor & delivery, with infectious diseases, and in hospice; to nurse allies in politics, business and tech. Hosted by nurse economist and health technology specialist Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, SEE YOU NOW gives listeners access to meaningful conversations with the nurses at the forefront of healthcare and innovation; those developing new devices, processes, protocols, and ways to treat for infection prevention, infant health, maternal mortality, palliative care, and so much more. This podcast is created in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association.

Transplant ID Cast

  • Publisher: Shmuel Shoham
  • Total Episodes: 5

A podcast covering the world of Transplant Infectious Diseases. From the principles to practice to cutting edge science and everything in between

Let’s Meet the Virologists

  • Publisher: Larissa Thackray
  • Total Episodes: 28

Meet the people behind today’s virology headlines. People just like you working to understand viruses and how they affect you. Host: Larissa Thackray, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases

Medicine and Health with Dr Paul

  • Publisher: Contact Talk Radio Network
  • Total Episodes: 242

This program opens up the sometimes mysterious world of healthcare and how doctors think in an effort to empower the listener to gain better access to effective health care. Discussions are topical and aim to give the listener deeper understanding. The overall goals are knowledge and empowerment around healthcare for you and your loved oneDr. Anderson is a recognized educator and clinician in integrative and naturopathic medicine with a focus on complex infectious, chronic and oncologic illness. In addition to three decades clinical experience he also was head of the interventional arm of a US-NIH funded human research trial using IV Vitamin C and other therapies in cancer patients. He founded Advanced Medical Therapies in Seattle, Washington, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer and chronic diseases.He is co-author of the Hay House book “Outside the Box Cancer Therapies” with Dr. Mark Stengler as well as a co-author with Jack Canfield in the anthology “Success Breakthroughs” and the upcoming Lioncrest Publishing book “Cancer… Living your Life while you Have it.”. He is a frequent CME speaker and writer and has extended his educational outreach through his CE website www.ConsultDrAnderson.com – Former positions include professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.

10 mins with TmFAL. @doctortfal

  • Publisher: Toyin M Falusi MD
  • Total Episodes: 47

Naija- American Infectious Diseases physician. Author, The Decade After; Thriving After Divorce. Short podcasts on a variety of topics on personal growth, single and co-parenting, adulting, all things HIV/PrEP/ hepatitis/STIs, menopause, empty nesting and more .. serious topics presented with candor and humor

TGen Talks

  • Publisher: TGen
  • Total Episodes: 42

TGen Talks explores the human genome to tackle the latest science and discoveries in cancer, neurological disorders, rare diseases, metabolic disorders and infectious disease. Learn about causes and potential cures in our monthly podcast!

Pathogen Perspectives

  • Publisher: pathogenperspectives
  • Total Episodes: 3

In Pathogen Perspectives the podcast, Heather Lander, PhD, an expert in viral pathogenesis, brings her blog to the airwaves to help bridge the dangerous gap between the science of infectious diseases and public misperception. *Podcast music is from Heather Nova’s song, I Miss My Sky. Used with permission.

COVID-19 Q&A with Professor Dale Fisher

  • Publisher: Professor Dale Fisher
  • Total Episodes: 5

Your questions about recent COVID-19 developments answered in everyday English. Professor Fisher is Chair of the WHO’s Global Outbreak and Alert Response (GOARN), Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore and Senior Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Singapore’s National University Hospital. Not medical advice. Tweet your questions to @profdalefisher on Facebook or Twitter.

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