“Long Shot” podcast features episode on Dr. Hilleman
“Long Shot,” a 10-episode podcast series from the iHeartRadio platform, explores the history of vaccination starting from smallpox going through COVID-19 vaccines. “Episode 3 - Blended Mouse Brains,” focuses on Dr. Hilleman’s career and accomplishments. The episode includes an interview with Jeryl Lynn Hilleman, recalling how her father isolated mumps virus from her when she was infected with the virus and used it to create the mumps vaccine. The episode also includes a discussion with Dr. Paul Offit, VEC director, vaccine inventor, and Dr. Hilleman’s biographer. Listeners can also hear Dr. Hilleman himself, as the episode includes audio obtained during the making of HILLEMAN.