The Spanish Flu, the Deadliest Pandemic

John Barry on the Spanish Flu

The new episode of our coronavirus crisis podcast features best-selling author John Barry. Barry’s most recent book, The Great Influenza: The Deadliest Pandemic in History, is terrifyingly relevant today. We spoke with John about the subject of his book, the 1918 flu epidemic, what the disease did to American and global society, and what — if anything — we can and should learn from that bloody episode in medical history.