A long (and I think good) listen: Tim Ferriss podcast on "the microbiome"

So – I have been travelling a lot lately.  On one of my trips – to Las Vegas and neighboring areas – I was interviewed by Tim Ferriss for his blog.  Jessica Richman of uBiome was also interviewed – she was in SF, Ferriss was somewhere else, and I was on the phone in Vegas.  As soon as it was over I got caught up in the work I was doing there (field work for a new NSF Funded Project on “microbial dark matter”.  Anyway – the interview was entertaining and I think interesting.  And then it came out while I was on the road again for another trip.  So I am just getting around to posting about it now.  Anway – here are some links for the podcast.

Ferriss’ blog post about it: Are We Really 10% Human and 90% Bacteria? Exploring The Microbiome…

Direct links

I note – I have never done such a long interview for a show before (it was about two hours) but Ferriss was remarkably adept at making it relaxing and fun (for me at least).  Even the part about Jim Watson …

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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