Best Microbes podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Microbe Talk
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Microbe Talk is a podcast from the Microbiology Society, interviewing researchers about bacteria, viruses and parasites. We are the largest microbiology society in Europe, covering all aspects of microbial science.
 
Microbe is a monthly science podcast hosted by Jeff Fox, features editor for Microbe Magazine, published by the American Society for Microbiology. Each episode is a conversation with a scientist whose work has been featured in an issue of Microbe Magazine (no longer in production). Please contact Patrick Lacey, Managing Editor for Microbe, with any questions, feedback or show ideas at placey@asmusa.org.
 
The talks from the researchers in the field of infectious diseases. The podcast is hosted by South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID).
 
This podcast explores the world of microbes. One microbe a week goes underneath our gaze as we cover topics such as morphology, physiology, biochemistry and why these little guys are so important!
 
Exploring human microbiome research.
 
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Micro Beer Podcast
Monthly+
 
In the world of beer there are good beers, bad beers, and most importantly GREAT Micro Brews. This podcast will greater explore the (sometimes unknown) universe of the micro brewery. Unlike other ‘beer shows’ that are currently available, this podcast will not be a drink beer and rant session. We will however bring you in-depth interviews with head brew-masters at as many unique micro breweries as we can physically make it to. We will feature facility tours, interviews, brewery history, futu ...
 
This Week in Microbiology is a podcast about unseen life on Earth.
 
This Week in Virology is a netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Three virology professors and a scienc writer explain how viruses infect, spread, and hurt or help the host.
 
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DJ Microbe Podcast
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Seven Wonders of the Microbe World - for iPod/iPhone
 
A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science, and related topics. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. Click here for more information about ASM.
 
What is a microbe and what have they ever done for us? From Black Death to Cholera, and Syphilis to Typhoid, microbes have been responsible for some of the world’s most devastating diseases. But they have also provided the human race with the technological advances of genetic engineering and nitrogen fixation, the vision of life on Mars, the life-saving properties of antibiotics and food preservation, along with the wonderful taste of beer. Using expert commentary, animation and stylised vis ...
 
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BacterioFiles
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The podcast for microbe lovers: reporting on exciting news about bacteria, archaea, and sometimes even eukaryotic microbes and viruses.
 
A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science, and related topics. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. Click here for more information about ASM.
 
Straight talk about your beer journey. Not a straight line.
 
Teacher Dan Otter, Ph.D. and Certified Financial Planner Scott Dauenhauer discuss teacher retirement savings issues over a couple of micro beers. Never too serious, Dan and Scott strive to make learning about pensions, the 403(b), the 457(b), and investing, fun and understandable.
 
Modernist Cuisine founder Nathan Myhrvold and head chef Francisco Migoya join Michael Harlan Turkell on Modernist BreadCrumbs, a special series taking a new look at one of the oldest staples of the human diet: bread. Each episode explores bread from a different angle; from its surprising and often complicated past, to the grains, tools, and microbes we use to make it, and the science behind every loaf. The show looks at the discoveries and techniques from Modernist Bread, as well as intervie ...
 
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Science Friday
Daily
 
Covering everything about science and technology -- from the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies -- Science Friday is your source for entertaining and educational stories and activities. Each week, host Ira Flatow interviews scientists and inventors like Sylvia Earle, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and more.
 
Join microbes Benny and Mal as they introduce us to all their friends and the world of Microbiology.Listen to Fun Kids on DAB Digital Radio across the UK and online across the UK.
 
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Beneath
Weekly+
 
Three thousand years after a chunk of iron the size of Khufu’s pyramid collides with Europa, Jupiter’s sixth moon, an asteroid borne of the collision crashes into Earth’s Arctic ice shelf carrying extraterrestrial microbial life. The first man to come into contact with the microbes hears voices—and then dies. After determining the meteorite originated from Europa, the Global Exploratory Corporation sends oceanographer and biologist, Kathy Connelly, and her crew to the moon aboard the Surveyo ...
 
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Buffs Talk Science
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From space missions to minuscule microbes, Science Buffs covers STEM research at the University of Colorado Boulder and beyond.
 
Microbes Bene and Mal will be looking at some different science situations and seeing what’s good and bad about them!Bene and Mal’s Bioethics series with support from Nuffield Council on Bioethics
 
Modernist Cuisine founder Nathan Myhrvold and head chef Francisco Migoya join Michael Harlan Turkell on Modernist BreadCrumbs, a special series taking a new look at one of the oldest staples of the human diet: bread. Each episode explores bread from a different angle; from its surprising and often complicated past, to the grains, tools, and microbes we use to make it, and the science behind every loaf. The show looks at the discoveries and techniques from Modernist Bread, as well as intervie ...
 
Microbes Bene and Mal will be looking at some different science situations and seeing what’s good and bad about them!Bene and Mal’s Bioethics series with support from Nuffield Council on Bioethics
 
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Vincent, Rich and Kathy travel to ASV 2018 at the University of Maryland to speak with Svetlana Folimonova and Anne Simon about their work on viruses that infect plants. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Svetlana Folimonova and Anne Simon Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Simon laboratory Folimonov ...…
 
Plus, the search for virtual particles and a distant planet gets swallowed by its sun.
 
Foul smelling algae is plaguing three Florida counties, spurred on by billions of gallons of polluted water, rising water levels, and higher temperatures.
 
There’s a new infectious yeast in town and we’re almost out of drugs for it.
 
Scientists grew plants under prehistoric atmospheric conditions to see how much nutrition sauropods would have received from their vegetarian diets.
 
The time is now: A reminder to pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read.
 
The largest planet in our solar system officially racked up a total of 79 moons this week, including one newly discovered “oddball.”
 
By analyzing bits of burnt bread, scientists determined that breadmaking may pre-date the agricultural revolution.
 
What does heredity actually mean? Carl Zimmer finds out in his book 'She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.'
 
This month, we've caught up with microbiologist Ruth MacLaren, owner and founder of Sciencedipity. This May, Ruth was at the Eden Project running a number of activities as part of their launch week for their new exhibit Invisible Worlds. To find out more about the Invisible Worlds exhibit: https://microbepost.org/2018/06/20/invisible-worlds-at- ...…
 
Graycen and Alison accidentally chose three stories about creepy crawlies! We talk about spiders, butterflies, and kissing bugs! Then we break our bug streak and talk about the powerhouse of the cell. After the break, we welcome Tom Aunins and Dilara Batan on to talk about Dilara's paper on watching bacteria break into human cells.…
 
This episode: Adding adapters to anti-cancer virus helps it avoid destruction by the body so it can target the tumors! Thanks to Dr. Andreas Plückthun for his contribution! Download Episode (7.8 MB, 8.5 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Tomato leaf curl Vietnam virus News item Journal Paper: Schmid M, Ernst P, Honegger A, Suomalainen ...…
 
CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat has extensive experience in global health and science advocacy. Jennifer Gardy interviews Schuchat about emerging disease threats and what advice for early-career scientists Schuchat can offer. Schuchat talks about translating disease detective work into policies that decrease infection rates, citing ...…
 
Kevin Doxzen is a science communications specialist at the Innovative Genomics Institute in Berkeley, CA, associated with Dr. Jennifer Doudna. The Institute specializes in gene editing using CRISPR/Cas. The CRISPR/Cas system evolved as a bacterial defense against virus attack, but it has been exploited primarily to manipulate the genomes of euk ...…
 
Brain-inspired computing hits a new milestone, the neural networks of a noisy fish, and other subjects in science news.
 
Air conditioning can save lives on the hottest summer days. But as the climate warms, what happens when we need more cooling power?
 
The TWiV team travels to Texas A&M University, home of the Center for Phage Technology, where they speak with Ry Young and Jason Gill about their work on viruses that infect bacteria. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Jason Gill and Ry Young Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Center for P ...…
 
Vincent speaks with Mark O. Martin about microbial centricity, teaching undergraduates microbiology, lux art, painting with glowing bacteria, tardigrades and much more at ASM Microbe 2018. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Mark O. Martin Subscribe to TWiM (free) on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, RSS, or by email. Get the entire ASM Pod ...…
 
This episode: Very small ocean algae consume bacterial prey of a similar size to themselves by engulfing them only partially! Download Episode (8.9 MB, 9.7 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Bradyrhizobium japonicum Journal Paper: Kamennaya NA, Kennaway G, Fuchs BM, Zubkov MV. 2018. “Pomacytosis”—Semi-extracellular phagocytosis of cya ...…
 
Vincent visits the Smithsonian Institution and speaks with Sabrina Sholts, Jon Epstein, and Ed Niles about the exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Sabrina Sholts, Jon Epstein, and Ed Niles Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Sabrina Sholts Jonathan Epstein EcoHealth Alliance Outbreak at ...…
 
This week, Graycen talks about the mysterious Tasmanian tigers and Alison talks about sewer robots. Then Grace Guryan comes on to talk about her work as a hydrologist: a water expert! She also talks about rocks, wells, and conservation.
 
Puerto Rico suffered a direct hit from the devastating hurricane Maria in September 2017, which destroyed the power grid and caused mass destruction across the island. Recovery has been slow, and Puerto Rican scientists have suffered from the after-effects in their research activities. Dr. Greetchen Diaz is the Director of Educational Programs ...…
 
This episode: Protein bags of gas in bacteria could help make ultrasound imaging more versatile! Download Episode (7.6 MB, 8.25 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Cronobacter virus Esp2949-1 News item Journal Paper: Bourdeau RW, Lee-Gosselin A, Lakshmanan A, Farhadi A, Kumar SR, Nety SP, Shapiro MG. 2018. Acoustic reporter genes for n ...…
 
The entire TWiV team visits The University of Texas in Austin to record episode #500 with guests Jinny Suh, Jason McClellan, and Jon Huibregtse. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Jinny Suh, Jason McClellan, and Jon Huibregtse Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode A big li ...…
 
The TwiModulators discuss aerosolization of bacteria and viruses in an ocean-atmosphere mesocosm, and how the common practice of decontaminating produce with chlorine produces viable but non-culturable pathogens. Become a patron of TWiM. Links for this episode: Taxon-specific aerosolization of bacteria and viruses (Nat Commun) Chlorine produces ...…
 
This episode: Phages may be passing through the barriers in our body all the time! Thanks to Dr. Jeremy Barr for his contribution! Download Episode (13.2 MB, 14.5 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Rhodobacter virus RcCronus Journal Paper: Nguyen S, Baker K, Padman BS, Patwa R, Dunstan RA, Weston TA, Schlosser K, Bailey B, Lithgow T, ...…
 
Vincent and Alan travel to the Canadian Society for Virology meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia to speak with Nathalie and Craig about their vision for the society, and with Kate and Ryan about their careers and their research. Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Alan Dove Guests: Nathalie Grandvaux, Craig McCormick, Kate O'Brien, and Ryan Noyce Become a ...…
 
Graycen and Alison talk about the marshmallow test, fairy circles, music, and bees. Then Max Levy comes on to talk about dengue virus and a recent paper from CU Boulder.
 
Julie Maresca is an associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, and is a very unique dry, high pH environment with special chemical properties. Amazingly, there are microbial communities that live within concrete. Dr. Maresca talks a ...…
 
This episode: Very radiation-resistant bacteria can protect other, less-resistant microbes from some of the effects of chronic radiation! Download Episode (9.7 MB, 10.6 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Paramecium bursaria Chlorella virus CA4A News item Journal Paper: Shuryak I, Matrosova VY, Gaidamakova EK, Tkavc R, Grichenko O, Kli ...…
 
Vincent, Kathy and Rich travel to ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta where they speak with Stacy Horner and Ken Stapleford about their careers and their research. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guests: Stacy Hornerand Ken Stapleford Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode TWiV 2018 World Tour RNA modifications go vi ...…
 
The TWiM team travels to ASM Microbe 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia to speak with Christina Kellogg about her career and her research on coral microbial ecology. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson Guest: Christina Kellogg Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iTunes, Stitcher, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also ...…
 
This episode: Some bacteria can defend themselves from bacterial predators by producing cyanide! Thanks to Dr. Robert Mitchell for his contribution! Download Episode (7.7 MB, 8.4 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Dyoepsilonpapillomavirus 1 News item Journal Paper: Mun W, Kwon H, Im H, Choi SY, Monnappa AK, Mitchell RJ. 2017. Cyanide ...…
 
At Europic 2018, a meeting on picornaviruses in the Netherlands, Vincent speaks with Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg and Frank van Kuppeveld about their careers and their research. Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Rich Condit Guests: Sasha Gorbalenya, Jim Hogle, Ann Palmenberg, and Frank van Kuppeveld Become a patron of TWiV! Intro musi ...…
 
Graycen and Alison talk about cow farts and free will. Later, they're joined by Dr. Sam Boyd to discuss the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Sam also talks about the science of preserving historic documents and how to prove that a document or artifact is forged!
 
This episode: A virus designed to target cancer could also help eliminate hidden HIV infections! Thanks to Nischal Ranganath for his contribution! Download Episode (8.7 MB, 9.5 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Streptomyces pluricolorescens News item Journal Paper: Ranganath N, Sandstrom TS, Schinkel B, C S, Côté SC, Angel JB. 2018. ...…
 
Vincent and Rich recorded this episode at Vaccines in the 21st Century, a meeting held at the University of California, Irvine, where they spoke with Stacy Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer about vaccine facts and fiction. Hosts: Vincent Racanielloand Rich Condit Guests: Stacey Schultz-Cherry, Douglas Diekema, and Andrew Noymer ...…
 
The TWiM team discuss bacteriophage evolution in a dairy plant, and killing of less fit cells among social microbes. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, Michele Swanson, and Elio Schaechter. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iPhone, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld app. Links for this ...…
 
Carol Kumamoto is a professor of microbiology at Tufts University. She studies Candida albicans, the most common fungal pathogen of humans. C. albicans is a normal commensal of the human body, and it typically does not cause any harm to people, but rather lives happily among the other microbes e.g. within the intestine. However when the host be ...…
 
Here's an outtake from Episode 3 just for you! There's some bumping and thumping in this bonus from the recording session, but it's a very interesting story about, um, nouns.
 
This episode: Some bacteria living around plants can become pathogenic just by gaining a few genes! Download Episode (9.4 MB, 10.3 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Alternanthera yellow vein betasatellite News item Journal Paper: Savory EA, Fuller SL, Weisberg AJ, Thomas WJ, Gordon MI, Stevens DM, Creason AL, Belcher MS, Serdani M, W ...…
 
The TWiVerati follow up on the Ebola virus outbreak, virulence of Ebola-Makona, and reveal how a parasitoid is revealed to hyperparasitoids, and binding of influenza virus to a calcium ion channel to mediate influenza virus entry. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASM Microb ...…
 
Graycen and Alison share some stories they read and enjoyed this week, including: deadly hippo poop! A soap-operatic biotechnology start-up! And a Wikipedia citation analysis! Next they talk to Izzy Aguiar about her work making math more human.
 
Cherise Rohr-Allegrini is the program director at the Immunization Partnership, whose goal is to improve vaccination rates in San Antonio and across Texas. Every year millions of people suffer and die from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Immunization Partnership strives to increase vaccination rates through education and advocacy. Dr. Rohr-Al ...…
 
This episode: Fecal microbiota transplants work just as well when taken in pill form as when delivered through a tube! Download Episode (10.5 MB, 11.5 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Halobacterium halobium News item Journal Paper: Kao D, Roach B, Silva M, Beck P, Rioux K, Kaplan GG, Chang H-J, Coward S, Goodman KJ, Xu H, Madsen K, ...…
 
Vincent, Kathy, and Alan review the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the finding that mutations identified in the 2015 West African epidemic do not alter pathogenesis in animals. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode ASM Microbe 2018 S ...…
 
Vincent, Michael and Elio note the passing of Stanley Falkow, give E. coli an archaeal membrane, and show how the microbiome can make worms live longer. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Elio Schaechter. Subscribe to TWiM (free) on iPhone, Android, RSS, or by email. You can also listen on your mobile device with the Microbeworld a ...…
 
In this bonus episode, Graycen and Alison talk about how the alleged Golden State Killer was caught and some of the thorny issues around personal genomics.
 
This episode: Gut microbe transplants from wild mice protect lab mice from disease! Download Episode (9.8 MB, 10.7 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Cabassou virus News item Journal Paper: Rosshart SP, Vassallo BG, Angeletti D, Hutchinson DS, Morgan AP, Takeda K, Hickman HD, McCulloch JA, Badger JH, Ajami NJ, Trinchieri G, Pardo-Manu ...…
 
The TWiVerati discuss the FDA Advisory Committee deliberation on the anti-poxvirus drug tecovirimat, and immune cells in gut-associated lymphoid tissue as the major target during acute murine norovirus infection. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this epi ...…
 
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