Episode 11: You Have Syphilis – Take a Pamphlet!

Portrait of Girolamo Fracastoro by Titian

In the first episode of season 2, we look into the unique history of the word “syphilis” and trace its origin to a character in a Renaissance poem (involving parrots and Atlantis!). Plus, a story about how a comic lover led to an important word in the history of printing. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Pippa, or Google Play, or follow us on Twitter @WordJourneysPod.

Word List: syphilis, venereal, pamphlet

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