Skeptics with a K: Episode #257


Bylined authors, missed diagnoses, syndicated news wires, and Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome Plus erythema multiforme, Scottish Jails, and drinking rum with expats. Surviving the reformation, it’s Skeptics with a K.

Mixed and Edited by Morgan Clarke.

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  1. #1 by Tom Williamson on August 28, 2019 - 13:04

    Funnily enough one of my favourite Simpsons episodes features Lyme disease. It’s the one where Dustin Hoffman voices a substitute teacher. He’s brought in because Miss Hoover tells the class she has Lyme disease and takes some time off. To make her feel better, Ralph draws a picture of a spirochete. Miss Hoover comes back unexpectedly early after revealing that her Lyme disease was psychosomatic. She’s asked if that means she is crazy or faking it, and her reply is “Actually it’s a bit of both”. Fun times.

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