A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to appear on The Copernicus Podcast to talk about songs relating to the Black Death, the plague that wiped out most of Europe in the 14th century. (I know, I know. It's not your normal sort of conversation--but this is my job.)
On the same podcast--and talking about plague--was James Burke, he of Connections, one of the greatest pop history shows of all time. If you're at all interested in why things are they way they are, then YouTube a few episodes and you'll see what I find the guy so fascinating.
Get the podcast here. Then watch James Burke in action below.