Ticks are not just parasites that like to attach to animals for a blood meal, they can also be incredibly important vectors for spreading viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens to their hosts. In this episode, I interview Dr. Heather Ketchum, a medical, veterinary, forensic entomologist to learn what ticks do, how they transmit diseases, and what you can learn from a maggot. [note: Like many things now, this interview was conducted via video conference, so please excuse a few sound glitches.]