CBC logo and image of the March of Progress, which shows six primate species in human evolutionary history, from dryopithecus on the left to modern homo sapiens on the right. Homo sapiens wears a blue mask over his nose and mouth. Text reads Apocalypse Then: Lessons from Pandemics Past, Mondays bi-weekly on the St. John's Morning Show and Newfoundland Morning.

From plague doctors to school closures, quack cures to consumptive chic, Apocalypse Then is a bi-weekly radio series that looks at past pandemics to help us make sense of current events.

Hosted by historian Ainsley Hawthorn and journalist Andrew Hawthorn, a married couple who've been isolating together during the COVID outbreak, the show airs every second Monday on CBC Radio and is available to stream online afterward.