25. And The Band Played On

And The Band Played On (book and HBO movie).

This episode is in honor of World AIDS Day and the 32 million people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

For more information about World AIDS Day, click HERE.

My special guest was Chris Jarvis. Thank you, Chris!

More information about the Quistory Project can be found here.

Notes and Sources:

Shilts explained his use of the title: “And the Band Played On is simply a snappier way of saying ‘business as usual’. Everyone responded with an ordinary pace to an extraordinary situation.” The phrase itself is originally from The Temptations‘ popular 1970 song about encroaching chaos, Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today); in the song, the phrase repeatedly signals that no one is paying proper attention to world problems

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Band_Played_On

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Band_Played_On_(film)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1993/10/03/scientists-say-hbo-movie-distorts-history-of-fight-against-aids/f389d028-25ff-4831-b3a0-ba2b4c8c9964/

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/film-no-way-to-treat-a-malady-and-the-band-played-on-sheila-johnston-on-unruly-ambition-in-and-the-1368638.html

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Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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