A few readers have been kind enough to produce transcripts for several TWiV episodes. I’ll post them here as they become available. Click on the link below to download the pdf.

If anyone is interested in transcribing an episode, please contact me:

TWiV 1: West Nile Virus (transcript pdf) – thanks Gertrude!

TWiV 3: Dengue (transcript pdf)

TWiV 4: Rabies (transcript pdf)

TWiV 5: Herpesviruses (transcript pdf)

TWiV 6: Latest outbreaks of polio, west Nile and eastern equine encephalitis, Hendra, and norovirus (transcript pdf)

TWiV 7: Viruses in video games (transcript pdf)

TWiV 12: Prions, lemur lentiviruses, RS virus vaccine, H5N1 (transcript pdf) – thanks Gertrude!

TWiV Special: Dr. Peter Palese (transcript pdf)

TWiV 39: Virus structure (transcript)

TWiV 43: Virus classification (transcript) – thanks Steve!

TWiV 49: Viral genomes (transcript pdf) – thanks Gertrude!

TWiV 57: Virology in high school

TWiV 60: Making viral RNA (transcript pdf) – thanks Norma!

TWiV 85: Hepatitis C virus with Professor Michael Gale (transcript pdf)

TWiV 131: A REOstat for cancer (transcript pdf) – thanks Jon!

TWiV 154: Symbiotic safecrackers (transcript pdf) – thanks Janet!

TWiV Special: How to read a science paper (transcript pdf) – thanks Steve!

TWiV 198: Cloning HeLa cells with Professor Philip I Marcus (transcript pdf) – thanks Dr. Fernandez!

TWiV Special: A paradigm for pathogen de-discovery (transcript pdf) – thanks Steve!

TWiv 202: Huskers go viral (transcript pdf) – thanks Steve!

TWiV 203: Mark Challberg, a cold room kind of guy (transcript pdf) – Thanks Steve!

TWiV 206: Viral turducken (transcript pdf) – Thanks Steve!

TWiV Special: Ignorance with Stuart Firestein (transcript)

TWiV 219: Fauci pharmacy (transcript)

TWiV 261: Giants among viruses (transcript pdf) – Audio to text transcription by

  • doug_c

    My company doesn't allow any pod-cast, nor any streaming audio/video, so transcripts are very useful if anyone is doing them!

  • doug_c

    My company doesn't allow any pod-cast, nor any streaming audio/video, so transcripts are very useful if anyone is doing them!

  • Sandy

    This is with reference to the Talk (TWiV 3) on Dengue where there was a question on the origin of the word Dengue. The word Dengue comes from the Swahili phrase “ka dinga pepo” where “ka” means “a kind of, “dinga” means “sudden cramp-like seizure” and “pepo” means “plague.

  • Jack

    Anyone yet managed a transcript of:

    Would be really helpful to me if it could be posted.


  • Gertrud Rey

    I just transcribed episode 12 and will send it in tomorrow, just need to double check it!

  • Gustavo

    does anyone can share transcript of twiv 169?

    Thanks in advanced!

  • Fresnarus2-comments

    I’m working on episode 131 when I have time.

  • Raphael Fernandez

    Transcript for Episode 197 or the “Philip I Marcus interview” is ongoing, might submit this coming weekend.  At this time, I’m on the 54 min mark of the audio (not video) file. 

  • mide

    I need transcripts twiv 34

  • Immunity11

    i need episode 160 transcript

  • Steve

    If somebody wants to work together on a transcript I am willing to do my part. I have just finished a transcription of a TWiM podcast and am looking to work collaboratively with one or more. I want to improve a collaborative transcription process model I just started working on. 

  • Steve

    For what it’s worth, here’s a link to VoiceBase and their raw machine transcript of TWiV episode 160, You need to click the tick box to see the raw machine transcript.

  • Steve

    Sorry, wrong original link,

  • Steve

    Here’s a link to VoiceBase and their raw machine transcript of TWiV episode 34, Click the on-screen tick box to see the raw machine transcript. Hope this moves you forward.

  • Annis_daniel

    I need episode 176 transcript

  • Steve

    I have completed time-coded transcripts of episodes 200 and 202, and the special on De-Discovery with Ian Lipkin, although these haven’t been posted yet. If anyone needs them, let me know. Also, I’m currently working on #203 and should have this done within the week.

  • Raphael

    Hi, Steve maybe I can collaborate with you with one of the TWiM episodes. My only problem is that I can only work one day in a week (Saturdays) as I also transcribe for another company…anyway, maybe we can choose to transcribe X minutes of the episode focusing more on the meat of the story.

  • Steve

    Sounds great. We can try the most recent episode #47, Resistance on the Surface. This episode has two articles. Because the audio segment for article one (Why Copper Busts Bacteria) is longer, I can transcribe that one and you can transcribe the audio for article two (Reversing Antibiotic Resistance). Let me know what you think and we can work out the details. Look forward to working together.

  • Raphael

    Great! Will check that episode…

  • raphaelf

    Has anyone started transcribing the Dr. Firestein interview? I’m planning to start transcribing it on December 31 unless someone is working on it already. – Raphael

  • raphaelf

    Steve, am almost finished with my TWiM part, where should I send the transcript? I can send you my transcript to your email if you want to…

  • raphaelf

    Or I’ll just send to you a link of the transcript from my skydrive account so that you can download it and check it out later…I’ll just put the link here first…

  • Steve

    I’ll split this one with you also if you’d like Raphaelf, just me what to do.

  • Steve

    Great. If you could put it on your skydrive and allow me to upload mine section there we can cross-check our work and figure out any format or convention incompatibilities.

  • Steve
  • raphaelf

    Thanks. We’ll just split that in two equal halves. I’ve already started on the first 10 mins of the audio. You can take the second half, ie. 40:01 up to the end, if you’re okay with it then we can decide later how to present it…

  • raphaelf

    Steve, two suggestions; maybe we can setup an account from a free cloud-based service like skydrive or dropbox, so we can put all the transcripts there, finished and unfinished. Other suggestion, how about a common transcript format?

  • raphaelf

    Steve, just email me at: for any comments or suggestions regarding the transcripts…

  • raphaelf

    Steve, did some changes on your transcript, you can go to my skydrive account to look at it. I used the Track changes feature of Word so you can see the changes I made. Have you used that feature before in terms of accepting and rejecting the changes I made?

  • Raphael Fernandez

    The Fauci Interview (episode 219) transcript is being worked on right now…

  • Raphael Fernandez

    Just finished with the transcript and a second pass will be done later before submission…

  • Chilly Willy

    Hi! I would like to help with the transcripts… is that possible? If it is, how can I do it???

  • Yutsuko

    Hi! Would it be possible to create a transcript for TWiV 309? If so that would be amazing.

  • Terry Gorman

    Can I search transcripts for terms, names?