Episode 11: Parasites

This episode is a recording of the talk Parasites: A Global Health Problem, with Dr. Buddy Ullman, a parasitologist from OHSU. In this talk, Buddy describes a number of different human parasites, including tapeworms, hookworms, and plenty that you’ve never heard of. WARNING: this talk contains pretty graphic detail of what parasites do to human bodies, so if you’re squeamish, this may not be the right episode for you. However, if you want to hear a scientifically interesting, slightly horrifying, fascinating, and hilarious talk, then please press play.

Buddy’s slides have been synched with this recording and uploaded as an m4a format, so depending on your media player, you may be able to see the pictures of what he’s describing as the audio plays along. If you’re brave enough.

(A parasitologist would never listen to a podcast.)

Thanks to Graham Tully for sound production.

As always, a final thanks to Jonathan Coulton for the use of his song Mandelbrot Set as our theme music.

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