Manage episode 228105475 series 2487781
So, you think you have free will, right? Well, have we got news for you!
As it turns out, many of our actions - from what we wear, to how we drive, or even to our business skills - may be controlled by microscopic parasites.
Today in the shed Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella chat with passionate parasitologist Maureen Williams of Trinity College Dublin about fungi that control their hosts like puppets on a string, crustaceans that bite off and replace their hosts' tongues, and parasitic wasps that feast on the fresh meat of their still-living hosts.
Latch on and listen in!
Presented by Collie Ennis and Colette Kinsella
A Red Hare Media production.
Tracks: 'Curious' and 'Sunset'
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