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Get educated on how past public health crises have shaped NYC history. Great quarantine content from The Bowery Boys: New York City History Podcast.

The COVID-19 outbreak has gotten many people to look back at the handling of past outbreaks in the United States — most notably the 1918 Spanish Flu.

Epidemics have actually shaped New York City history as well. While we don’t have a podcast episode on the Spanish Flu crisis, we do have several shows that deal with other disease outbreaks, the facilities that handled the sick during urgent times and even the inventions of medicines that led to permanent cures.

If you’re feeling like a good dive into health and living history, try out these Bowery Boys podcasts from our back catalog.

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