Rob Dunn on the wonders of the microbial world around us | Curio

Rob Dunn on the wonders of the microbial world around us

36 mins | Jul 8, 2020

The biologist and author explains the impact of fast food and industrial farming on our gut's 'garden'. Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman, The Slowdown's co-founders and this podcast's hosts, discuss the COVID-19 crisis featuring long-view conversations with philosophers, psychologists, writers, artists, and other leading minds. Biologist Rob Dunn, an applied ecology professor at North Carolina State University and the author of several books, including Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live, discusses his studies into sourdough starters, the impact of fast food and industrial farming on our gut's "garden," and the transformative nature of embracing global networks and communication. To find more episodes from At a Distance, head to the provider page in 'Discover'.

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