This episode features some absolutely captivating audio with a social responsibility aspect, a cutting-edge science aspect, and a sortofa gross aspect. You’ll like it!
On Monday, September 17th, Dr. Larry Zwiebel, Professor of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, met with our freshman class in their lab and spoke to them about, to quote from the School for Science and Math’s website, “the most dangerous animal on the planet, a parasite of humans,” and explained how his work may one day help control “the most prevalent life-threatening disease on Earth.”
This is a long listen, longer than most Snacks, but I think you’ll agree with me that it’s something you can learn from, and why the heck are we here anyway? I’m going to lead into this fascinating stuff with a song by independent recording artist David Spencer, a gifted purveyor of what I’m coming to call “Intellapop.” Far from derogatory, as I often use the term “pop,” this is, like, alternative pop, or right in the vein of one of my old faves, Dan Fogelburg (whatever happened to…?). David is a kind, centered, immensely talented young man I recently featured at my personal blog, scottmerrick.net, and he is a stellar guitar teacher. My son may be his most devoted student! His music can be purchased at davidspencermusic.com and also via iTunes. I’ll close the show with the title cut to his new cd, “Love Like a Symphony.” You owe it to yourself to stay on for that
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