Now that the Ebola videos are all wrapped up, I thought I’d compile them all here in one easy post. In this first video, I talk about how the disease is transmitted. Next, I talk about what the disease does to the body. And finally, I talk about the reasons for the current outbreak. I […]

Knowing the history of infectious disease epidemics and pandemics like plague, smallpox, cholera, etc. is important when it comes to understanding whatever new disease comes our way. In this video, I discuss how the plague thwarted Justinian’s efforts to make the Mediterranean a Roman lake again in the middle of the sixth century.

In this second episode on Ebola, I explain what it does to a human host.

Around four years ago, I got the idea to write a show about bubonic plague. Not on just one or two outbreaks or something, but an entire stage show where I just talk about bubonic plague for three hours. Any takers? No? Huh. As a fan of history, I really felt that the story of plague […]

Sometimes, when I feel the cold, stark truth of reality and sadness breathing down my neck like a long-drowned lover, I draw a cartoon I call Big Boom Balloon. I also did a couple videos based on the characters. Watch my first one here, It’s called Half Baby Jesus. It’s about a boy and his new found friend, […]