In this audio version of an in depth article from The Conversation, hear about how the Cold War, dictators and cover-ups all conspired to bury evidence of past outbreaks of Ebola, making the deadly disease that much harder to handle during the 2014 outbreak that killed 11,000 people.
You can read the text version of this article here. It’s read by Gemma Ware for The Conversation’s In Depth Out Loud podcast.
The music in this is Night Caves, by Lee Rosevere from the Free Music Archive. A big thanks to City University London’s Department of Journalism for letting us use their studios to record.