Review of Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World by Laura Spinney, read by Paul Hodgson


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Laura Spinney is a British science journalist, novelist, and non-fiction writer, and she’s been reporting on the Coronavirus pandemic for the last few months in the Guardian, but this audiobook was published in 2017, which makes her writing seem all the more prescient. Pale Rider covers relevant and fascinating content that includes Alaska, Brazil, India, Persia, Spain, South Africa and the port city of Odessa in Ukraine.

“Both a saga of tragedies and a detective story...Pale Rider is not just an excavation but a reimagining of the past." – The Guardian


Audio production by Graham Stephenson

Episode music: Caprese by Blue Dot Sessions (

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